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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 93 98 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.85% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.50% 6.04% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £306 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £156 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £437 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -62.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -41.50%
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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
306 331 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.99% 14.13% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 154 126
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £164 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 17 £320 +27.36% 3
Warwickshire -1 3 - - 3
Dudley - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £275 - 1
Coventry +8 1 - - 2
Staffordshire -3 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (60.00%) Cisco
1 30 (60.00%) Firewall
2 22 (44.00%) LAN
2 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 20 (40.00%) WAN
3 20 (40.00%) Windows
4 16 (32.00%) CCNP
4 16 (32.00%) OSPF
5 14 (28.00%) MPLS
5 14 (28.00%) Juniper
6 13 (26.00%) Network Security
7 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (24.00%) BGP
8 11 (22.00%) CCNA
9 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
10 9 (18.00%) HP
10 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
10 9 (18.00%) Finance
11 8 (16.00%) DNS
11 8 (16.00%) Linux
11 8 (16.00%) F5
11 8 (16.00%) VLAN
12 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.00%) Wireless
13 6 (12.00%) VMware
13 6 (12.00%) DHCP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (60.00%) Firewall
2 22 (44.00%) LAN
3 20 (40.00%) WAN
4 16 (32.00%) OSPF
5 14 (28.00%) MPLS
6 13 (26.00%) Network Security
7 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (24.00%) BGP
8 8 (16.00%) DNS
8 8 (16.00%) VLAN
9 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (14.00%) Wireless
10 6 (12.00%) DHCP
10 6 (12.00%) Junos
11 5 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (10.00%) EIGRP
12 4 (8.00%) IPsec
13 3 (6.00%) VoIP
13 3 (6.00%) SAN
13 3 (6.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Electronics
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Network Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Network Support
6 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) DTV
2 2 (4.00%) Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.00%) e-Health
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Handset
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.00%) UNIX
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Android
5 2 (4.00%) Solaris
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.00%) Network Management
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 4 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (8.00%) Information Security
3 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (6.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (6.00%) Migration
4 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Perl
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
1 2 (4.00%) Tcl
2 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (32.00%) CCNP
3 11 (22.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.00%) CCIE
4 5 (10.00%) CCSA
4 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.00%) CCSE
6 2 (4.00%) CCDP
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CCIP
7 1 (2.00%) HNC
7 1 (2.00%) HND
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) XenApp
3 2 (4.00%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.00%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Cisco
2 22 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (28.00%) Juniper
4 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) HP
5 8 (16.00%) F5
6 6 (12.00%) VMware
6 6 (12.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.00%) Symantec
7 3 (6.00%) BT
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix
8 2 (4.00%) SAP
8 2 (4.00%) Nokia
8 2 (4.00%) Brocade
8 2 (4.00%) AppSense
8 2 (4.00%) Veeam
8 2 (4.00%) Foundry
9 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.00%) Mitel
9 1 (2.00%) Spiceworks
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