The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 90 81 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 1.11% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.08% 7.38% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 3
Average daily rate
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£214 £255 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Average hourly rate - £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -13.15%
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
329 325 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.43% 15.04% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 156 96
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 54
Average hourly rate £24.25 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.75% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Birmingham 0 10 £205 +51.85% 2
Warwickshire -2 3 £440 - 3
Worcestershire -4 3 £155 -48.33% 2
Staffordshire 0 1 £223 -3.26%
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 30 (66.67%) Cisco
1 30 (66.67%) Firewall
2 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (42.22%) LAN
3 17 (37.78%) WAN
4 16 (35.56%) CCNP
5 12 (26.67%) Juniper
5 12 (26.67%) Windows
5 12 (26.67%) MPLS
6 11 (24.44%) OSPF
6 11 (24.44%) BGP
6 11 (24.44%) CCNA
6 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
6 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
7 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 9 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 9 (20.00%) DSL
8 9 (20.00%) IPsec
9 8 (17.78%) ATM
10 7 (15.56%) ISDN
10 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
10 7 (15.56%) Internet
10 7 (15.56%) Extranet
10 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
11 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
11 6 (13.33%) X.21
11 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 6 (13.33%) PPP
11 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (66.67%) Firewall
2 19 (42.22%) LAN
3 17 (37.78%) WAN
4 12 (26.67%) MPLS
5 11 (24.44%) OSPF
5 11 (24.44%) BGP
5 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 9 (20.00%) DSL
6 9 (20.00%) IPsec
7 8 (17.78%) ATM
8 7 (15.56%) ISDN
8 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
8 7 (15.56%) Internet
8 7 (15.56%) Extranet
9 6 (13.33%) PPP
9 6 (13.33%) X.21
10 5 (11.11%) Wireless
10 5 (11.11%) DNS
11 4 (8.89%) Network Security
11 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DTS
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) MarkLogic
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Network Support
6 1 (2.22%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Network Services Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) GIS
4 1 (2.22%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (11.11%) UNIX
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) Fedora
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.89%) Network Design
2 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
2 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
2 4 (8.89%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 4 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.67%) Migration
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (4.44%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.22%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Network Management
5 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.22%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.22%) Analytics
5 1 (2.22%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Tcl
2 2 (4.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (35.56%) CCNP
3 11 (24.44%) CCNA
4 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) CCSA
5 3 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.44%) CCSP
6 2 (4.44%) CCIP
6 2 (4.44%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) CITP
7 1 (2.22%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) PMP
7 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) Postfix
3 1 (2.22%) XenServer
3 1 (2.22%) KVM
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (6.67%) Netcool
3 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.22%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.22%) WSUS
4 1 (2.22%) Control-M
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Cisco
2 12 (26.67%) Juniper
3 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
4 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.11%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) VMware
6 4 (8.89%) Avaya
6 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.89%) Remedy
7 3 (6.67%) Nortel
7 3 (6.67%) SonicWALL
7 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) Rackspace
8 2 (4.44%) McAfee
8 2 (4.44%) IBM
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle
9 1 (2.22%) SAP
9 1 (2.22%) Sun
9 1 (2.22%) EMC
9 1 (2.22%) Intel
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Rate: £260.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Spring Technology
Rate: £260.00 per day
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