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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 101 94 111
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing VPN 36 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 1.08% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 6.73% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 4
Average daily rate £363 £325 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -25.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £278 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.69 - £11.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 - £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 - £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
369 431 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.76% 16.09% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 230 121
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £237 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.66 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +61.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Solihull +8 19 £375 - 5
Birmingham -5 10 £250 -21.56% 6
Worcestershire - 3 £380 - 4
Warwickshire -5 1 £375 +15.38% 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (46.30%) LAN
1 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (44.44%) WAN
3 23 (42.59%) Windows
3 23 (42.59%) CCNP
4 22 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 21 (38.89%) Juniper
6 20 (37.04%) Cisco
7 19 (35.19%) BGP
7 19 (35.19%) Firewall
7 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
8 16 (29.63%) Migration
8 16 (29.63%) CCDP
9 15 (27.78%) Structured Cabling
10 13 (24.07%) JNCIA
11 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
12 11 (20.37%) Citrix
12 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
13 10 (18.52%) MPLS
13 10 (18.52%) Wireless
14 9 (16.67%) X.21
14 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 9 (16.67%) PBX
14 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (14.81%) SSL
16 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
16 7 (12.96%) DHCP
16 7 (12.96%) ITIL
16 7 (12.96%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (11.11%) IBM Domino
1 6 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
1 7 (12.96%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) LAN
2 24 (44.44%) WAN
3 19 (35.19%) BGP
3 19 (35.19%) Firewall
4 15 (27.78%) Structured Cabling
5 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
6 10 (18.52%) MPLS
6 10 (18.52%) Wireless
7 9 (16.67%) PBX
7 9 (16.67%) X.21
8 8 (14.81%) SSL
9 7 (12.96%) DHCP
9 7 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (11.11%) DNS
10 6 (11.11%) Internet
11 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (9.26%) HTTP
11 5 (9.26%) HTTPS
11 5 (9.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
1 4 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (3.70%) Law
2 2 (3.70%) Legal
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) French Language
3 1 (1.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Designer
2 14 (25.93%) Network Designer
3 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Design Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.41%) Arduino
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Home Automation
2 4 (7.41%) Internet of Things
2 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.41%) Raspberry Pi
2 4 (7.41%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (3.70%) iPad
3 2 (3.70%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) BYOD
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.26%) Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.41%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.70%) Android
6 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.70%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Migration
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
3 5 (9.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (7.41%) Coaching
4 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.41%) Network Design
4 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.41%) Service Management
4 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.41%) Workflow
5 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.70%) Presales
6 2 (3.70%) System Testing
6 2 (3.70%) Ticket Management
7 1 (1.85%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.70%) Python
1 2 (3.70%) Tcl
2 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (42.59%) CCNP
3 22 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
5 16 (29.63%) CCDP
6 13 (24.07%) JNCIA
7 4 (7.41%) CCDA
7 4 (7.41%) CCNA
7 4 (7.41%) Degree
8 2 (3.70%) CCIE
8 2 (3.70%) JNCIP
8 2 (3.70%) MCP
8 2 (3.70%) MCSE
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.85%) CCVP
9 1 (1.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) Nagios
3 1 (1.85%) DameWare
3 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Juniper
2 20 (37.04%) Cisco
3 11 (20.37%) Citrix
4 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.11%) Sophos
5 6 (11.11%) VMware
6 5 (9.26%) Lotus
7 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.56%) Acronis
8 3 (5.56%) F5
8 3 (5.56%) HP
9 2 (3.70%) Aruba
9 2 (3.70%) Avaya
9 2 (3.70%) iManage
9 2 (3.70%) Mitel
9 2 (3.70%) MobileIron
9 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.85%) Altiris
10 1 (1.85%) Wyse
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