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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 101 111 96
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.80% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.19% 8.02% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 11
Median daily rate £336 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £152 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £18.42 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-25.35% +7.65%

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
339 262 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.08% 10.01% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 129 134
Median daily rate £363 £400 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +37.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 52
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £28.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +2 9 £363 +31.81% 9
Solihull -7 6 £193 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Shropshire +26 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £125 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 39 (65.00%) Firewall
2 33 (55.00%) Cisco
3 29 (48.33%) WAN
4 28 (46.67%) LAN
4 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (41.67%) Juniper
6 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
7 22 (36.67%) SC Cleared
8 20 (33.33%) CCNA
9 18 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (26.67%) Windows
11 14 (23.33%) BGP
11 14 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (23.33%) F5
12 13 (21.67%) CheckPoint
12 13 (21.67%) CCNP
13 11 (18.33%) Information Security
13 11 (18.33%) CCDP
13 11 (18.33%) Unix
13 11 (18.33%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (18.33%) Identity Access Management
14 10 (16.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 10 (16.67%) Disk Encryption
14 10 (16.67%) Forensic Analysis
14 10 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
14 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
14 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
14 10 (16.67%) Network Design
14 10 (16.67%) DNS
14 10 (16.67%) VoIP

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 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.67%) IIS
1 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (65.00%) Firewall
2 29 (48.33%) WAN
3 28 (46.67%) LAN
4 18 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (23.33%) BGP
5 14 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (16.67%) DNS
6 10 (16.67%) VoIP
7 9 (15.00%) OSPF
7 9 (15.00%) SSL
7 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (15.00%) Wireless
8 8 (13.33%) DHCP
8 8 (13.33%) VLAN
9 7 (11.67%) Network Security
10 6 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (10.00%) MPLS
11 5 (8.33%) IP Telephony
11 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
11 5 (8.33%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Advertising
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Security Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Designer
6 5 (8.33%) Network Designer
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) Information Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.33%) Presales Solution Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
9 2 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) CSS
2 4 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Unix
3 10 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (18.33%) Identity Access Management
1 11 (18.33%) Information Security
2 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 10 (16.67%) Disk Encryption
2 10 (16.67%) Forensic Analysis
2 10 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
2 10 (16.67%) Network Design
3 9 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (13.33%) Migration
4 8 (13.33%) SIEM
5 7 (11.67%) Security Monitoring
5 7 (11.67%) Security Operations
6 5 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.00%) ITIL
8 3 (5.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 3 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) C
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
3 22 (36.67%) SC Cleared
4 20 (33.33%) CCNA
5 13 (21.67%) CCNP
6 11 (18.33%) CCDP
7 8 (13.33%) CCSA
8 7 (11.67%) CCDA
8 7 (11.67%) CEH
8 7 (11.67%) GCFA
8 7 (11.67%) GCIH
8 7 (11.67%) MCP
9 5 (8.33%) CCVP
10 1 (1.67%) CISA
10 1 (1.67%) CISM
10 1 (1.67%) CISSP
10 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.67%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) Firmware
3 1 (1.67%) NFS
3 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (5.00%) Nexpose
2 3 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) Cisco
2 25 (41.67%) Juniper
3 14 (23.33%) F5
4 13 (21.67%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.33%) Nokia
7 5 (8.33%) VMware
8 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 4 (6.67%) Fortinet
8 4 (6.67%) Intel Security
8 4 (6.67%) Sourcefire
9 3 (5.00%) ArcSight
9 3 (5.00%) Brocade
9 3 (5.00%) FireEye
9 3 (5.00%) GFI Software
9 3 (5.00%) LogRhythm
9 3 (5.00%) Rapid7
9 3 (5.00%) Symantec
9 3 (5.00%) TippingPoint
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