Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 89 67
Rank change year-on-year +20 -22 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.74% 0.86% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.11% 6.16% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 9
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £331 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.98% -30.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £325 £178 £213
90th Percentile £438 £400 £543
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £290 £375
% change year-on-year +37.93% -22.67% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.75 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.56% -8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.28 £15.50 £16.75
90th Percentile £13.83 £16.50 £18.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.63% -8.57% +12.90%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 277 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.23% 13.92% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 134 114
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £203 £173
90th Percentile £488 £534 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.10% +20.00% -12.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Birmingham

VPN
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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 November 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 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (57.14%) LAN
4 15 (53.57%) DHCP
5 12 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (42.86%) DNS
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (42.86%) WAN
6 11 (39.29%) Windows
6 11 (39.29%) CCNP
6 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (35.71%) Juniper
8 9 (32.14%) CCIE
8 9 (32.14%) IPsec
9 8 (28.57%) Retail
9 8 (28.57%) SolarWinds
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 7 (25.00%) Logistics
10 7 (25.00%) PKI
10 7 (25.00%) VLAN
11 6 (21.43%) SSH
11 6 (21.43%) SNMP
12 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
12 5 (17.86%) HP
12 5 (17.86%) ITIL
12 5 (17.86%) Sophos
12 5 (17.86%) Network Security
12 5 (17.86%) FMCG
12 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS

VPN
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 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Akamai
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (7.14%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) Firewall
2 16 (57.14%) LAN
3 15 (53.57%) DHCP
4 12 (42.86%) DNS
4 12 (42.86%) WAN
4 12 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (32.14%) IPsec
7 7 (25.00%) VLAN
8 6 (21.43%) SNMP
8 6 (21.43%) SSH
9 5 (17.86%) Network Security
10 4 (14.29%) HSRP
10 4 (14.29%) MPLS
10 4 (14.29%) SSL
10 4 (14.29%) TACACS
10 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (10.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Codeship
1 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) IT Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Project Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) LAMP
2 1 (3.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) PKI
2 5 (17.86%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Logistics
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) SIEM
4 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) CCIE
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GCP
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) iptables
3 1 (3.57%) Postfix
3 1 (3.57%) Samba
3 1 (3.57%) Squid
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nagios
1 3 (10.71%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.57%) Nessus
2 1 (3.57%) Nmap
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) Juniper
3 8 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 5 (17.86%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) Sophos
5 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 4 (14.29%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) Kaspersky
6 3 (10.71%) AppDynamics
6 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
6 3 (10.71%) Infoblox
6 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
7 2 (7.14%) Proofpoint
7 2 (7.14%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) Google
8 1 (3.57%) NEC
8 1 (3.57%) Nokia
8 1 (3.57%) Remedy
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec