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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 68 89 78
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.47% 0.91% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.17% 7.28% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 6
Median daily rate £560 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £274 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £425 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £347 £291
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +19.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
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England

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
189 206 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.07% 12.51% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 108 57
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £50.00 £25.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +9 11 £625 +143.90%
Leicestershire +4 6 £193 -51.75%
Derbyshire +13 4 £325 -13.33% 2
Northamptonshire -2 2 £288 -32.35% 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
3 15 (48.39%) Cisco
3 15 (48.39%) LAN
4 14 (45.16%) WAN
5 12 (38.71%) Citrix
5 12 (38.71%) Wireless
6 11 (35.48%) Office 365
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 11 (35.48%) Linux
6 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
7 10 (32.26%) Mac OS X
7 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (32.26%) Puppet
7 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (32.26%) Finance
7 10 (32.26%) SCCM
7 10 (32.26%) Ansible
8 9 (29.03%) DevOps
8 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
8 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
8 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (29.03%) XenDesktop
8 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
8 9 (29.03%) Windows Intune
8 9 (29.03%) Lotus

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (29.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (29.03%) IBM Notes
3 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
3 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (22.58%) Mule
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
2 10 (32.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) LAN
2 14 (45.16%) WAN
3 12 (38.71%) Wireless
4 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (19.35%) Firewall
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.90%) Internet
6 4 (12.90%) IPsec
6 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (9.68%) DHCP
7 3 (9.68%) DNS
7 3 (9.68%) OSPF
7 3 (9.68%) SSL
7 3 (9.68%) VLAN
8 2 (6.45%) BGP
8 2 (6.45%) MPLS
8 2 (6.45%) SAN
8 2 (6.45%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
1 11 (35.48%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Service Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) IT Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) IT Support
3 6 (19.35%) IT Support Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) AWS Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) ICT Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Blackberry
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) FMCG
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Linux
3 10 (32.26%) Mac OS X
4 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
4 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) DevOps
2 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Network Management
4 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) Coaching
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security
7 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Network Design
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
2 9 (29.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CISSP
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.68%) CCNP
5 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
6 1 (3.23%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Ansible
1 10 (32.26%) Puppet
1 10 (32.26%) SCCM
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Intune
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) Citrix
3 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) HP
4 9 (29.03%) Lotus
5 8 (25.81%) Google
6 7 (22.58%) Palo Alto
7 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.23%) BT
9 1 (3.23%) Huawei
9 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
9 1 (3.23%) Juniper
9 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle
9 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.23%) Remedy
9 1 (3.23%) Sophos
9 1 (3.23%) Veeam
9 1 (3.23%) VMware