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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 88 103 76
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -27
Contract jobs citing VPN 38 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 0.56% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.31% 4.39% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £356 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +37.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £259 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £458 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.75 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.19% -72.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -37.72%
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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
408 296 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.97% 12.81% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 120 102
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £170 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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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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
Birmingham +14 26 £325 +36.84% 1
Warwickshire +2 4 £325 -18.75%
Dudley - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 £400 - 3
Staffordshire - 2 £275 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 35 (64.81%) Cisco
2 30 (55.56%) Firewall
3 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (44.44%) LAN
5 22 (40.74%) WAN
6 20 (37.04%) CCNP
7 19 (35.19%) CheckPoint
7 19 (35.19%) Windows
7 19 (35.19%) MPLS
7 19 (35.19%) OSPF
8 16 (29.63%) BGP
9 15 (27.78%) Juniper
10 13 (24.07%) CCNA
10 13 (24.07%) Network Security
11 11 (20.37%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
12 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
12 10 (18.52%) HP
13 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.67%) Finance
14 8 (14.81%) Wireless
14 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
14 8 (14.81%) Linux
14 8 (14.81%) F5
14 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
14 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
14 8 (14.81%) VLAN
14 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
15 7 (12.96%) Blue Coat
15 7 (12.96%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 1 (1.85%) IIS
1 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (55.56%) Firewall
2 24 (44.44%) LAN
3 22 (40.74%) WAN
4 19 (35.19%) MPLS
4 19 (35.19%) OSPF
5 16 (29.63%) BGP
6 13 (24.07%) Network Security
7 11 (20.37%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (14.81%) VLAN
8 8 (14.81%) Wireless
8 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
9 6 (11.11%) DNS
9 6 (11.11%) IPsec
9 6 (11.11%) EIGRP
9 6 (11.11%) Junos
10 5 (9.26%) DSL
10 5 (9.26%) Internet
11 4 (7.41%) SSL
11 4 (7.41%) ATM
11 4 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) DTS
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Network Engineer
2 13 (24.07%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Network Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Network Support
6 3 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) IT Support
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.70%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) DTV
2 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) e-Health
3 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.85%) iPhone
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.85%) Handset
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) UNIX
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.70%) Android
7 2 (3.70%) Solaris
8 1 (1.85%) AIX
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
2 6 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (9.26%) Programme Management
3 5 (9.26%) Network Management
3 5 (9.26%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL
4 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) Low Latency
5 3 (5.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.85%) Information Security
7 1 (1.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) Tcl
2 2 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (37.04%) CCNP
3 13 (24.07%) CCNA
4 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.26%) CCIE
6 4 (7.41%) CCSA
7 3 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (5.56%) CCIP
8 2 (3.70%) CCDP
8 2 (3.70%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) PMP
9 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.85%) CCVP
9 1 (1.85%) CCSE
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (3.70%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Control-M
2 1 (1.85%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 35 (64.81%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) CheckPoint
3 15 (27.78%) Juniper
4 10 (18.52%) HP
5 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.81%) F5
7 7 (12.96%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.41%) BT
9 3 (5.56%) VMware
9 3 (5.56%) Citrix
10 2 (3.70%) SAP
10 2 (3.70%) AppSense
10 2 (3.70%) CA
10 2 (3.70%) Nokia
10 2 (3.70%) Veeam
10 2 (3.70%) ScanSafe
11 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.85%) Foundry
11 1 (1.85%) Spiceworks
11 1 (1.85%) Meraki
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