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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 107 104 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.72% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.76% 6.08% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Median daily rate £80 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.90% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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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
477 296 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.72% 11.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 147 227
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Solihull +12 13 - - 3
Dudley - 6 £80 -
Staffordshire 0 3 - -
Coventry -14 3 £450 +66.66% 3
Herefordshire - 2 £100 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Birmingham -14 1 £263 -34.37% 5
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 37 (48.68%) Cisco
2 36 (47.37%) WAN
3 32 (42.11%) LAN
4 30 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (36.84%) Juniper
5 28 (36.84%) CCNP
6 27 (35.53%) Firewall
7 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
7 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
8 22 (28.95%) SC Cleared
9 21 (27.63%) VoIP
9 21 (27.63%) Windows
9 21 (27.63%) BGP
10 19 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (22.37%) Wireless
11 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
12 16 (21.05%) OSPF
12 16 (21.05%) VLAN
13 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
14 13 (17.11%) Network Security
14 13 (17.11%) Active Directory
15 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
16 11 (14.47%) MPLS
16 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
16 11 (14.47%) DNS
16 11 (14.47%) CCNA
16 11 (14.47%) DHCP
17 10 (13.16%) WLAN
17 10 (13.16%) Migration
17 10 (13.16%) Brocade

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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 3 (3.95%) IBM Domino
1 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.32%) SAS
3 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
2 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (47.37%) WAN
2 32 (42.11%) LAN
3 27 (35.53%) Firewall
4 21 (27.63%) BGP
4 21 (27.63%) VoIP
5 19 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
6 17 (22.37%) Wireless
7 16 (21.05%) OSPF
7 16 (21.05%) VLAN
8 13 (17.11%) Network Security
9 11 (14.47%) DHCP
9 11 (14.47%) DNS
9 11 (14.47%) MPLS
10 10 (13.16%) WLAN
11 8 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (9.21%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (9.21%) IPsec
12 7 (9.21%) SSL
13 6 (7.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.63%) GoCD
3 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) French Language
2 1 (1.32%) German Language
2 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.32%) Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Architect
1 18 (23.68%) Network Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Network Architect
4 8 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Designer
6 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Network Designer
7 4 (5.26%) Presales Solution Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Network Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Network Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) Field Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) CSS
3 1 (1.32%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.95%) CESG
3 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.32%) Arduino
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) BYOD
4 1 (1.32%) CMDB
4 1 (1.32%) Home Automation
4 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.89%) Linux
6 5 (6.58%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.95%) Unix
9 2 (2.63%) CentOS
9 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.16%) Migration
2 8 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (7.89%) Presales
4 5 (6.58%) ITIL
4 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (5.26%) System Testing
6 3 (3.95%) Build Automation
6 3 (3.95%) Change Management
6 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.95%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (3.95%) DevOps
6 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.95%) Project Management
6 3 (3.95%) Project Planning
6 3 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.63%) Change Control
7 2 (2.63%) Coaching
7 2 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.63%) Ruby
2 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.63%) Tcl
3 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (36.84%) CCNP
3 23 (30.26%) Security Cleared
4 22 (28.95%) SC Cleared
5 11 (14.47%) CCNA
6 9 (11.84%) CCDP
7 8 (10.53%) JNCIP
8 6 (7.89%) CCIE
9 4 (5.26%) Degree
10 3 (3.95%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.63%) CCDA
11 2 (2.63%) CCSA
11 2 (2.63%) MCP
12 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.32%) CCSE
12 1 (1.32%) CCVP
12 1 (1.32%) CEH
12 1 (1.32%) GCFA
12 1 (1.32%) GCIH
12 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.32%) vCloud
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Nagios
2 3 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 2 (2.63%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.63%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.63%) Packer
3 2 (2.63%) Terraform
4 1 (1.32%) Cacti
4 1 (1.32%) DameWare
4 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.32%) logstash
4 1 (1.32%) OpenView
4 1 (1.32%) SmokePing
4 1 (1.32%) TrustSec
4 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (48.68%) Cisco
2 28 (36.84%) Juniper
3 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
5 10 (13.16%) Brocade
6 9 (11.84%) HP
7 7 (9.21%) Intel Security
8 6 (7.89%) F5
8 6 (7.89%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.26%) Citrix
9 4 (5.26%) Dell
9 4 (5.26%) Splunk
9 4 (5.26%) VMware
10 3 (3.95%) Aruba
10 3 (3.95%) Avaya
10 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.95%) Sophos
11 2 (2.63%) GFI Software
11 2 (2.63%) LogRhythm
11 2 (2.63%) Rapid7
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