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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 91 80 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.67% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 5.00% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +65.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £425 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £425 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £16.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 - £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 - £19.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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
156 200 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.48% 13.39% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 92 118
Average daily rate £350 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £24.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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
Leicestershire - 3 - - 2
Lincolnshire - 2 £403 -
Derbyshire -5 1 £325 - 3
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £313 - 5
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (78.26%) Cisco
1 18 (78.26%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (47.83%) CCNA
3 11 (47.83%) WAN
4 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (39.13%) CCNP
6 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 7 (30.43%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) VLAN
9 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
9 5 (21.74%) Wireless
9 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) Juniper
9 5 (21.74%) MPLS
10 4 (17.39%) OSPF
10 4 (17.39%) BGP
10 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
10 4 (17.39%) CCDP
10 4 (17.39%) WLAN
10 4 (17.39%) Linux
10 4 (17.39%) UNIX
10 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) Data Centre

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) LAN
3 11 (47.83%) WAN
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
6 6 (26.09%) VLAN
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (21.74%) Wireless
7 5 (21.74%) MPLS
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) WLAN
8 4 (17.39%) OSPF
8 4 (17.39%) BGP
8 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
8 4 (17.39%) Network Security
9 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
9 3 (13.04%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 3 (13.04%) VRRP
9 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Network Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
1 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (13.04%) Validation
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Continuity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNA
3 9 (39.13%) CCNP
4 4 (17.39%) CCDP
4 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) CCIP
6 2 (8.70%) CCIE
6 2 (8.70%) CCDA
7 1 (4.35%) MCP
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CCSA
7 1 (4.35%) CCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.70%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Compaq
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia
5 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
5 1 (4.35%) Meraki
5 1 (4.35%) Brocade
5 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.35%) ZyXEL
5 1 (4.35%) NETGEAR
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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