Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 76 79
Rank change year-on-year +40 +3 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 20 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.81% 1.43% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 10.26% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 12
Median daily rate £374 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -4.69% +3.23%
10th Percentile £323 £248 £230
90th Percentile £603 £415 £499
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £390 £485
% change year-on-year +41.03% -19.50% +25.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.23 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.10% +28.21% +95.00%
10th Percentile £15.55 £22.50 £15.60
90th Percentile £19.12 £27.50 £25.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.23 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +43.54% -20.00% +50.00%

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 94 195 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.49% 13.97% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 132 136
Median daily rate £400 £389 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +7.61% -3.67%
10th Percentile £308 £213 £175
90th Percentile £588 £550 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £20.44 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +16.28% +72.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £22.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £35.88 £27.50 £44.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +42.86% +4.48%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Birmingham

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for VPN in Birmingham

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in Birmingham

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for VPN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VPN.

1 7 (43.75%) WAN
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Juniper
3 5 (31.25%) Internet
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Office 365
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Azure
4 4 (25.00%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Junos
5 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 3 (18.75%) IPsec
5 3 (18.75%) PKI
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
6 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
6 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (12.50%) Active Directory

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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) MPLS
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) IPsec
4 3 (18.75%) Junos
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) ATM
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) RIP
6 1 (6.25%) SNMP
6 1 (6.25%) Softphone
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Messaging Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Leader
3 1 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Core
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (6.25%) Cyberattack
3 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Communications Security
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Secure Coding
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
3 2 (12.50%) Zscaler
4 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Ivanti
4 1 (6.25%) Mitel
4 1 (6.25%) Nortel
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) SAP