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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 100 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 36 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.31% 0.63% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.23% 4.72% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Median daily rate £400 £475 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +124.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £181 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
352 339 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.85% 13.25% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 162 189
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 30
Median hourly rate £15.71 £16.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.20 £29.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Shropshire - 10 £375 -
Birmingham -9 9 £400 -15.78% 6
Solihull 0 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £325 -
Coventry - 2 £450 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 36 (49.32%) WAN
2 34 (46.58%) Firewall
3 33 (45.21%) LAN
3 33 (45.21%) Cisco
4 31 (42.47%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (41.10%) Juniper
6 26 (35.62%) SC Cleared
6 26 (35.62%) Security Cleared
7 24 (32.88%) VoIP
8 22 (30.14%) CCNA
9 19 (26.03%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
10 17 (23.29%) CCNP
10 17 (23.29%) BGP
10 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
11 14 (19.18%) VLAN
11 14 (19.18%) CCDP
11 14 (19.18%) Windows
12 12 (16.44%) OSPF
13 11 (15.07%) CheckPoint
13 11 (15.07%) MPLS
14 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
14 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
14 10 (13.70%) Wireless
14 10 (13.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (13.70%) Brocade
14 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
14 10 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
15 9 (12.33%) Malware Analysis
15 9 (12.33%) Identity Access Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Office
2 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Orchard Housing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (49.32%) WAN
2 34 (46.58%) Firewall
3 33 (45.21%) LAN
4 24 (32.88%) VoIP
5 19 (26.03%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (23.29%) BGP
7 14 (19.18%) VLAN
8 12 (16.44%) OSPF
9 11 (15.07%) MPLS
10 10 (13.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
10 10 (13.70%) Wireless
11 8 (10.96%) DNS
11 8 (10.96%) WLAN
12 7 (9.59%) DHCP
12 7 (9.59%) IP Telephony
12 7 (9.59%) Network Security
13 5 (6.85%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (6.85%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Network Engineer
3 17 (23.29%) Architect
4 10 (13.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 9 (12.33%) Network Architect
5 9 (12.33%) Security Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Service Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Designer
7 5 (6.85%) Network Designer
8 4 (5.48%) Administrator
8 4 (5.48%) Presales Solution Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) Juniper Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Network Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Network Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) CSS
2 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) CESG
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) CMDB
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.37%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Unix
2 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.22%) Linux
5 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.48%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
1 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
2 9 (12.33%) Data Analysis
2 9 (12.33%) Disk Encryption
2 9 (12.33%) Identity Access Management
2 9 (12.33%) Information Security
2 9 (12.33%) Malware Analysis
2 9 (12.33%) Network Design
3 8 (10.96%) Migration
3 8 (10.96%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (9.59%) SIEM
5 6 (8.22%) Presales
6 5 (6.85%) ITIL
7 4 (5.48%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.48%) Security Operations
7 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.11%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (42.47%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (35.62%) SC Cleared
2 26 (35.62%) Security Cleared
3 22 (30.14%) CCNA
4 17 (23.29%) CCNP
5 14 (19.18%) CCDP
6 7 (9.59%) CCDA
6 7 (9.59%) CCSA
7 6 (8.22%) CEH
7 6 (8.22%) GCFA
7 6 (8.22%) GCIH
7 6 (8.22%) MCP
8 5 (6.85%) CCVP
9 4 (5.48%) JNCIP
10 3 (4.11%) CCIE
10 3 (4.11%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.37%) Degree
11 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.11%) SCCM
3 2 (2.74%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Cisco
2 30 (41.10%) Juniper
3 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.07%) CheckPoint
5 10 (13.70%) Brocade
6 8 (10.96%) F5
7 7 (9.59%) HP
8 5 (6.85%) Intel Security
8 5 (6.85%) Nokia
9 4 (5.48%) Dell
10 3 (4.11%) Citrix
11 2 (2.74%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.74%) Avaya
11 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.74%) GFI Software
11 2 (2.74%) Remedy
11 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.74%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.74%) Symantec
11 2 (2.74%) TippingPoint