The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 82 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.76% 0.96% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 8.28% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 12
Average daily rate
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£369 £250 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £503 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £298
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -41.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
196 169 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.46% 11.60% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 74 95
Average daily rate £333 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £20.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £256 +132.95%
Leicestershire -1 2 £400 +150.00% 1
Derbyshire -4 2 £375 -25.37% 2
Northamptonshire +2 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire -9 1 £403 +61.00%
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 24 (88.89%) Firewall
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 17 (62.96%) LAN
4 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (48.15%) CCNA
6 12 (44.44%) WAN
7 10 (37.04%) CCNP
7 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
8 9 (33.33%) Juniper
9 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
10 7 (25.93%) DNS
10 7 (25.93%) Windows
10 7 (25.93%) VLAN
10 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
10 7 (25.93%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (22.22%) MPLS
12 5 (18.52%) SAN
12 5 (18.52%) Wireless
12 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
12 5 (18.52%) Network Design
12 5 (18.52%) NetScaler
12 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
13 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
13 4 (14.81%) HSRP
13 4 (14.81%) IPsec
13 4 (14.81%) Network Load Balancing
13 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
13 4 (14.81%) FCoE

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) LAN
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (44.44%) WAN
5 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.93%) DNS
6 7 (25.93%) VLAN
6 7 (25.93%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (22.22%) MPLS
8 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 5 (18.52%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) NetScaler
9 4 (14.81%) HSRP
9 4 (14.81%) FCoE
9 4 (14.81%) IPsec
9 4 (14.81%) Internet
9 4 (14.81%) OSPF
9 4 (14.81%) BGP
9 4 (14.81%) SSL
9 4 (14.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) DTS
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Security Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Network Support
4 3 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) WAP
2 1 (3.70%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
2 5 (18.52%) Network Design
2 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (14.81%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (11.11%) Network Management
4 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Validation
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (48.15%) CCNA
3 10 (37.04%) CCNP
4 4 (14.81%) CCDP
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) CCIP
6 2 (7.41%) CCDA
6 2 (7.41%) CCIE
7 1 (3.70%) CCSA
7 1 (3.70%) CCSE
7 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) Juniper
4 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) F5
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Sun
8 1 (3.70%) Compaq
8 1 (3.70%) Avaya
8 1 (3.70%) Nokia
8 1 (3.70%) McAfee
8 1 (3.70%) Brocade
8 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds