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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 78 93 82
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.92% 0.74% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.43% 6.13% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Median daily rate £300 £400 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £425 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +10.94%
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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
178 212 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.92% 12.05% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 112 53
Median daily rate £345 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £206 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £431 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 28
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £30.00 £25.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 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

VPN
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 5 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
Derbyshire - 6 £111 - 1
Leicestershire +3 4 £111 -72.25% 3
Nottinghamshire -2 4 £620 +106.66% 1
Northamptonshire +7 1 £275 -35.29% 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 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 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (56.00%) Citrix
4 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
4 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (48.00%) Windows 8
5 12 (48.00%) Apple iOS
5 12 (48.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
5 12 (48.00%) XenDesktop
5 12 (48.00%) VBScript
5 12 (48.00%) MS Office
5 12 (48.00%) IBM Notes
5 12 (48.00%) HP
5 12 (48.00%) SharePoint
5 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
5 12 (48.00%) Lotus
5 12 (48.00%) Blackberry
5 12 (48.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (48.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (32.00%) LAN
7 8 (32.00%) Cisco
8 7 (28.00%) WAN
8 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (24.00%) Firewall
9 6 (24.00%) Wireless

VPN
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 13 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (48.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (48.00%) IBM Notes
2 12 (48.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (48.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Mule
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) LAN
2 7 (28.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) Wireless
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.00%) Internet
4 4 (16.00%) IPsec
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (12.00%) OSPF
5 3 (12.00%) SSL
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) DNS
6 2 (8.00%) TACACS
7 1 (4.00%) BGP
7 1 (4.00%) IPv4
7 1 (4.00%) SAN
7 1 (4.00%) SDH
7 1 (4.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) IT Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) IT Support
2 8 (32.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.00%) ICT Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) ICT Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (4.00%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Apple iOS
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 10
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 8
2 12 (48.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Coaching
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.00%) Network Management
3 2 (8.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
1 12 (48.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 2 (8.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (48.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Intune
2 2 (8.00%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.00%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Citrix
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) HP
3 12 (48.00%) Lotus
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.00%) Google
6 2 (8.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) BT
7 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
7 1 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) Huawei
7 1 (4.00%) Mapinfo
7 1 (4.00%) Nokia
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) Tellabs
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