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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 94 78 88
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 1.09% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 7.12% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Average hourly rate £18.25 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £25.90 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.77%
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
440 323 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.18% 15.31% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 154 147
Average daily rate £325 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 49
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.30 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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 11 £350 -6.04% 4
Warwickshire -4 6 £350 - 3
Wolverhampton - 5 - - 2
Staffordshire -6 2 - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 26 (55.32%) Cisco
3 20 (42.55%) WAN
4 18 (38.30%) LAN
4 18 (38.30%) Windows
5 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
6 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (29.79%) CCNP
8 11 (23.40%) Juniper
8 11 (23.40%) MS Office
8 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
9 9 (19.15%) Windows XP
9 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
10 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
10 8 (17.02%) CheckPoint
10 8 (17.02%) SCCM
10 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
11 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.89%) Extranet
11 7 (14.89%) CCNA
11 7 (14.89%) HP
11 7 (14.89%) Wireless
12 6 (12.77%) VMware
12 6 (12.77%) Internet
12 6 (12.77%) Linux
12 6 (12.77%) DNS
12 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
12 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (10.64%) Cisco PIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 20 (42.55%) WAN
3 18 (38.30%) LAN
4 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.89%) Wireless
5 7 (14.89%) Extranet
6 6 (12.77%) DNS
6 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (12.77%) Internet
7 5 (10.64%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (10.64%) MPLS
7 5 (10.64%) OSPF
7 5 (10.64%) IPsec
8 4 (8.51%) BGP
8 4 (8.51%) Ethernet
8 4 (8.51%) VoIP
9 3 (6.38%) Packet Switching
9 3 (6.38%) 3G
9 3 (6.38%) FDDI
9 3 (6.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
1 2 (4.26%) MarkLogic
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Architect
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) IT Support
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Network Services Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Deskside Support
5 2 (4.26%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) CSS
1 1 (2.13%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) Statistics
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows XP
3 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.77%) Linux
6 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.38%) UNIX
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.26%) Solaris
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
1 4 (8.51%) Network Design
1 4 (8.51%) Low Latency
1 4 (8.51%) Ultra-Low Latency
1 4 (8.51%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.26%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
3 2 (4.26%) Data Architecture
3 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.26%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
3 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
3 2 (4.26%) Analytics
3 2 (4.26%) Test Planning
4 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Perl
1 2 (4.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.79%) CCNP
3 7 (14.89%) CCNA
3 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (6.38%) CCSA
6 2 (4.26%) CCSP
6 2 (4.26%) CCDP
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
7 1 (2.13%) CITP
7 1 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CCDA
7 1 (2.13%) CCVP
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.26%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.13%) KVM
4 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (6.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.13%) Netcool
4 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 11 (23.40%) Juniper
3 8 (17.02%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
4 7 (14.89%) HP
5 6 (12.77%) VMware
6 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.64%) Avaya
7 4 (8.51%) McAfee
7 4 (8.51%) SonicWALL
8 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.38%) F5
8 3 (6.38%) Sophos
8 3 (6.38%) Remedy
8 3 (6.38%) Nortel
9 2 (4.26%) IBM
9 2 (4.26%) SAP
9 2 (4.26%) Informatica
9 2 (4.26%) Splunk
9 2 (4.26%) Rackspace
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