Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 21 October 2018 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 135 118
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 44 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.62% 0.45% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.48% 3.37% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 21
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £219 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.57% -63.54% +100.00%
10th Percentile £126 £123 £290
90th Percentile £535 £349 £675
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.90 - -
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +11.76%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 420 416 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.43% 13.45% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 272 270
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £331 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -12.31% +16.23%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £200
90th Percentile £519 £500 £598
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -8.36% +4.31%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £45.00 £52.50 £30.90
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +31 19 £325 - 3
Derbyshire +12 13 £317 +153.60%
Nottinghamshire +7 7 £315 -1.56% 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £488 - 3
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England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 23 (52.27%) Cisco
2 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (47.73%) Firewall
4 18 (40.91%) Windows
5 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
5 17 (38.64%) Citrix
6 16 (36.36%) Linux
6 16 (36.36%) CheckPoint
7 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (25.00%) Retail
8 11 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
9 10 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (22.73%) F5
9 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
9 10 (22.73%) VMware
9 10 (22.73%) WSUS
9 10 (22.73%) MPLS
9 10 (22.73%) McAfee
9 10 (22.73%) Oracle
9 10 (22.73%) IBM
10 9 (20.45%) ITIL
10 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
10 9 (20.45%) Middleware
10 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
10 9 (20.45%) Patch Management
10 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Office 365
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (13.64%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) Firewall
2 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 10 (22.73%) MPLS
5 7 (15.91%) LAN
6 6 (13.64%) Network Security
7 4 (9.09%) WAN
8 3 (6.82%) DHCP
8 3 (6.82%) SAN
8 3 (6.82%) VLAN
8 3 (6.82%) VoIP
9 2 (4.55%) DNS
9 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (2.27%) OSPF
10 1 (2.27%) SNMP
10 1 (2.27%) SSL
10 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (15.91%) Finance
3 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Architect
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Security Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) IT Support
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Architect
8 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) Spring
3 1 (2.27%) COM
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Linux
3 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
3 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
4 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 8 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
1 9 (20.45%) Patch Management
2 5 (11.36%) SOA
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.55%) Web Filtering
6 1 (2.27%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.27%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.27%) Scrum
6 1 (2.27%) SDLC
6 1 (2.27%) SIEM
6 1 (2.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.55%) CCNA
3 2 (4.55%) CCNP
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) vSphere
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (22.73%) WSUS
2 4 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.27%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco
2 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (38.64%) Citrix
4 16 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 10 (22.73%) F5
5 10 (22.73%) IBM
5 10 (22.73%) McAfee
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle
5 10 (22.73%) VMware
6 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (9.09%) Veeam
8 2 (4.55%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) EqualLogic
8 2 (4.55%) Mitel
8 2 (4.55%) Red Box
9 1 (2.27%) BMC
9 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.27%) Remedy
9 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec