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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 82 87 78
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.86% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 9.32% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate
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£413 £110 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -63.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £109 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £250 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.75 - £41.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 - £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 - £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.77% -33.96%
VPN
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
195 161 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.23% 10.08% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 50 90
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.17 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -41.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.72 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 17 April 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
Northamptonshire -5 5 £425 -
Nottinghamshire -8 5 - - 2
Leicestershire +13 4 £400 -
Derbyshire -5 1 - - 2
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (82.35%) Cisco
2 23 (67.65%) Firewall
3 20 (58.82%) LAN
4 17 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (47.06%) WAN
6 15 (44.12%) CCNA
6 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (41.18%) CheckPoint
8 11 (32.35%) CCNP
9 10 (29.41%) Windows
10 9 (26.47%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (26.47%) Blue Coat
11 8 (23.53%) Network Design
11 8 (23.53%) Juniper
12 7 (20.59%) SSL
12 7 (20.59%) IPsec
12 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
12 7 (20.59%) F5
13 6 (17.65%) Network Security
13 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 6 (17.65%) Wireless
14 5 (14.71%) SAN
14 5 (14.71%) MPLS
14 5 (14.71%) WLAN
14 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
14 5 (14.71%) DNS
14 5 (14.71%) WAP
14 5 (14.71%) VLAN
14 5 (14.71%) Network Management
14 5 (14.71%) NetScaler

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (8.82%) IIS
1 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Lync
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) Firewall
2 20 (58.82%) LAN
3 17 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (47.06%) WAN
5 9 (26.47%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (20.59%) IPsec
6 7 (20.59%) SSL
7 6 (17.65%) Wireless
7 6 (17.65%) Network Security
8 5 (14.71%) VLAN
8 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
8 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (14.71%) SAN
8 5 (14.71%) MPLS
8 5 (14.71%) WLAN
8 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.71%) DNS
9 4 (11.76%) OSPF
9 4 (11.76%) BGP
9 4 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) DTS
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Network Support
3 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Voice Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Support
6 1 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) WAP
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) ISPF
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
1 3 (8.82%) Replication
1 3 (8.82%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Statistics
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Network Design
2 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.71%) Network Management
4 4 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.94%) ITIL
7 1 (2.94%) OOP
7 1 (2.94%) OO
7 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.94%) Scrum
7 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) CCNA
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (32.35%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CCIP
4 3 (8.82%) MCP
5 2 (5.88%) CCIE
5 2 (5.88%) CCDP
6 1 (2.94%) CCSA
6 1 (2.94%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) CheckPoint
3 9 (26.47%) Blue Coat
4 8 (23.53%) Juniper
5 7 (20.59%) F5
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.82%) EMC
8 2 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (5.88%) Nokia
8 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.88%) VMware
8 2 (5.88%) Aastra
9 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.94%) Tufin
9 1 (2.94%) Unisys
9 1 (2.94%) McAfee
9 1 (2.94%) Nortel
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