The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 59 46
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13  
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.73% 1.57% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.96% 10.48% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 11
Median daily rate £388 £306 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £175 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £355 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +1.31% +20.63%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 92 124 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.49% 14.99% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 82 84
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VPN.

1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 12 (52.17%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) WAN
5 10 (43.48%) DHCP
6 8 (34.78%) DNS
6 8 (34.78%) LAN
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (30.43%) Retail
7 7 (30.43%) CCNP
8 6 (26.09%) Logistics
9 5 (21.74%) FMCG
9 5 (21.74%) F5
9 5 (21.74%) Wireless
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) Juniper
9 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
10 4 (17.39%) OSPF
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) BGP
10 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
10 4 (17.39%) TACACS
10 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
10 4 (17.39%) SSH
10 4 (17.39%) VLAN
10 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
10 4 (17.39%) SCCM
10 4 (17.39%) Windows 10

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) DHCP
2 10 (43.48%) WAN
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 5 (21.74%) Wireless
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
5 4 (17.39%) SSH
5 4 (17.39%) TACACS
5 4 (17.39%) VLAN
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (13.04%) DMVPN
6 3 (13.04%) HSRP
6 3 (13.04%) IPsec
6 3 (13.04%) SNMP
6 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
General
1 7 (30.43%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) IT Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Project Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) FMCG
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Logistics
2 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Service Design
3 3 (13.04%) SIEM
3 3 (13.04%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) CCSA
5 1 (4.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
2 5 (21.74%) F5
2 5 (21.74%) Juniper
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.04%) Riverbed
4 3 (13.04%) Sophos
5 2 (8.70%) Kaspersky
5 2 (8.70%) LogRhythm
5 2 (8.70%) Proofpoint
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy