The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 51 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 0.19% 3.46% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 25.00% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate £233 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +1.33%
VPN
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 10.17% 13.83% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 8
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Nottinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Nottinghamshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Nottinghamshire region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Network Design
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) DMZ
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Dell
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) SMTP
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DMZ
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 1 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) AirMagnet
4 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 1 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 1 (11.11%) Lancope
4 1 (11.11%) Prolexic
4 1 (11.11%) Radware
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid7
4 1 (11.11%) Splunk
4 1 (11.11%) Tripwire
4 1 (11.11%) Tufin