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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 104 88 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 35 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.49% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.02% 9.38% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 9
Median daily rate £338 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £276 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £13.87 £18.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £18.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.57 £18.00 £13.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.84 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +3.63%
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
388 405 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.65% 15.93% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 236 124
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.59 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Birmingham -8 16 £275 -15.38% 5
Solihull -8 8 £375 - 1
Worcestershire -6 4 £380 - 1
Warwickshire -7 2 £363 +11.53% 1
Coventry - 1 £120 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (50.00%) CCNP
3 26 (46.43%) LAN
3 26 (46.43%) WAN
4 25 (44.64%) Cisco
5 24 (42.86%) Firewall
6 23 (41.07%) Juniper
6 23 (41.07%) BGP
6 23 (41.07%) Security Cleared
7 22 (39.29%) Windows
8 20 (35.71%) SC Cleared
9 18 (32.14%) Migration
10 16 (28.57%) CCDP
11 15 (26.79%) Structured Cabling
12 13 (23.21%) JNCIA
13 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
14 11 (19.64%) Wireless
15 10 (17.86%) DHCP
15 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
16 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
16 9 (16.07%) PBX
16 9 (16.07%) DNS
16 9 (16.07%) X.21
16 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (14.29%) SSL
17 8 (14.29%) MPLS
17 8 (14.29%) OSPF
18 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
18 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
18 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus

VPN
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 4 (7.14%) IBM Domino
1 4 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) LAN
1 26 (46.43%) WAN
2 24 (42.86%) Firewall
3 23 (41.07%) BGP
4 15 (26.79%) Structured Cabling
5 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 11 (19.64%) Wireless
7 10 (17.86%) DHCP
8 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (16.07%) DNS
8 9 (16.07%) PBX
8 9 (16.07%) X.21
9 8 (14.29%) MPLS
9 8 (14.29%) OSPF
9 8 (14.29%) SSL
10 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (10.71%) Internet
11 6 (10.71%) Junos
11 6 (10.71%) Network Security
12 5 (8.93%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
1 4 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) French Language
3 1 (1.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Designer
2 14 (25.00%) Network Designer
3 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Design Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (5.36%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) RSA SecurID
2 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.14%) Arduino
3 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.14%) Home Automation
3 4 (7.14%) Internet of Things
3 4 (7.14%) Raspberry Pi
4 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) BYOD
5 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.79%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (10.71%) Linux
3 6 (10.71%) Mac OS X
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.36%) Android
5 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.57%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Migration
2 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
2 6 (10.71%) Workflow
3 5 (8.93%) Coaching
3 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.14%) Change Management
4 4 (7.14%) ITIL
4 4 (7.14%) Network Design
4 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.36%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.36%) System Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.79%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.79%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.79%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.57%) Python
1 2 (3.57%) Tcl
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (50.00%) CCNP
3 23 (41.07%) Security Cleared
4 20 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 16 (28.57%) CCDP
6 13 (23.21%) JNCIA
7 5 (8.93%) CCNA
8 4 (7.14%) CCDA
8 4 (7.14%) Degree
9 3 (5.36%) CCIE
9 3 (5.36%) JNCIP
10 2 (3.57%) MCP
10 2 (3.57%) MCSE
10 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.79%) CCVP
11 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) vCloud
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Nagios
2 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.79%) DameWare
3 1 (1.79%) logstash
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Cisco
2 23 (41.07%) Juniper
3 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
4 5 (8.93%) Citrix
5 4 (7.14%) Sophos
5 4 (7.14%) VMware
6 3 (5.36%) Acronis
6 3 (5.36%) F5
6 3 (5.36%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) Lotus
6 3 (5.36%) MobileIron
6 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.57%) Aruba
7 2 (3.57%) Avaya
7 2 (3.57%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.79%) Meraki
8 1 (1.79%) New Relic
8 1 (1.79%) Ruckus Wireless
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