The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.87% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.54% 5.95% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate £110 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.51% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £322 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +145.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.17% 14.33% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 88 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.51 £32.30 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Derbyshire -11 7 £110 -64.51%
Lincolnshire - 3 £250 -
Nottinghamshire -8 1 - -
Leicestershire -12 1 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 43 (84.31%) Windows
2 40 (78.43%) Active Directory
3 39 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 38 (74.51%) MS Office
4 38 (74.51%) MS Exchange
5 37 (72.55%) Windows XP
5 37 (72.55%) Blackberry
6 35 (68.63%) Novell
6 35 (68.63%) Lotus
6 35 (68.63%) Windows 2000
6 35 (68.63%) IBM Notes
6 35 (68.63%) NetWare
7 34 (66.67%) Citrix
8 33 (64.71%) XenDesktop
9 32 (62.75%) PowerShell
9 32 (62.75%) ServiceCenter
9 32 (62.75%) HP
9 32 (62.75%) VBScript
10 21 (41.18%) Windows 7
11 18 (35.29%) Apple iOS
11 18 (35.29%) Windows Vista
11 18 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (35.29%) ITSM
11 18 (35.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (15.69%) LAN
13 7 (13.73%) WAN
14 6 (11.76%) Firewall
15 5 (9.80%) Cisco
15 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
16 4 (7.84%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 38 (74.51%) MS Exchange
2 35 (68.63%) IBM Notes
3 18 (35.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (1.96%) Site Server
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
4 1 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 38 (74.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) LAN
2 7 (13.73%) WAN
3 6 (11.76%) Firewall
4 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.84%) Wireless
6 3 (5.88%) Internet
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.92%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.96%) MPLS
8 1 (1.96%) SSL
8 1 (1.96%) SAN
8 1 (1.96%) WLAN
8 1 (1.96%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.96%) VLAN
8 1 (1.96%) PABX
8 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Environment Manager
2 14 (27.45%) Service Support Manager
2 14 (27.45%) Service Manager
2 14 (27.45%) Support Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.88%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Remote Desktop Support
5 2 (3.92%) IT Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
6 1 (1.96%) Project Leader
6 1 (1.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (1.96%) Technical Support
6 1 (1.96%) Support Technician
6 1 (1.96%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (72.55%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) GIS
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (84.31%) Windows
2 37 (72.55%) Windows XP
3 35 (68.63%) Windows 2000
3 35 (68.63%) NetWare
4 21 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 18 (35.29%) Apple iOS
5 18 (35.29%) Windows Vista
6 3 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITSM
2 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
2 2 (3.92%) Migration
2 2 (3.92%) Supplier Management
2 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
2 2 (3.92%) Security Management
3 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
3 1 (1.96%) Change Management
3 1 (1.96%) ERP
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL
3 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (62.75%) PowerShell
1 32 (62.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.88%) CCNA
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (78.43%) Active Directory
2 33 (64.71%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (62.75%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 35 (68.63%) Novell
2 35 (68.63%) Lotus
3 34 (66.67%) Citrix
4 32 (62.75%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.96%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) CommVault
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) VMware
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