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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 57 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 +28
Contract jobs citing VPN 29 15 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.10% 1.57% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.76% 13.04% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 7
10th Percentile £133 £196 £136
25th Percentile £160 £328 £165
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £225 £378 £210
Median % change year-on-year -40.44% +79.88% -44.00%
75th Percentile £438 £488 £358
90th Percentile £475 - £500
England median daily rate £471 £413 £423
% change year-on-year +14.13% -2.37% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
10th Percentile £16.01 - £14.60
25th Percentile £16.59 - £15.29
Median hourly rate £17.56 - £17.15
75th Percentile - - £19.05
90th Percentile - - £19.77
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.28% +10.96%

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 184 115 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.29% 12.07% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 80 69
10th Percentile £165 £156 £119
25th Percentile £213 £213 £156
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £364 £300
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% +21.17% -7.69%
75th Percentile £473 £420 £414
90th Percentile £550 £488 £490
England median daily rate £500 £442 £425
% change year-on-year +13.12% +4.00% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 14
10th Percentile £14.27 £11.74 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.63 - £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.56 £15.00 £15.40
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% -2.60% +16.71%
75th Percentile £22.75 - £19.56
90th Percentile £23.60 £32.25 £49.45
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +3.48% +12.71% +8.61%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VPN in the East Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in the East Midlands.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Lincolnshire - 12 £160 -
Nottinghamshire +6 5 £450 +41.18% 2
Northamptonshire -8 5 £190 -15.56%
Derbyshire -10 5 £225 -38.78% 6
Leicestershire -11 2 £388 -18.42% 3
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England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) Firewall
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco
5 9 (31.03%) ITIL
5 9 (31.03%) Azure
6 8 (27.59%) Service Management
7 7 (24.14%) Linux
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (20.69%) WAN
8 6 (20.69%) NHS
8 6 (20.69%) Migration
8 6 (20.69%) VMware
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
9 5 (17.24%) Network Security
9 5 (17.24%) MPLS
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.24%) LAN
9 5 (17.24%) MCSE
9 5 (17.24%) Unix
10 4 (13.79%) VoIP
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.79%) DNS
10 4 (13.79%) HP
10 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (13.79%) VLAN
10 4 (13.79%) Degree

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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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Azure
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (10.34%) AWS
4 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.90%) Nutanix
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (3.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (3.45%) GCP
5 1 (3.45%) IaaS
5 1 (3.45%) Route 53
5 1 (3.45%) Serverless
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) WAN
3 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) MPLS
3 5 (17.24%) Network Security
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
4 4 (13.79%) VLAN
4 4 (13.79%) VoIP
4 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (13.79%) Wireless
5 3 (10.34%) BGP
5 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
5 3 (10.34%) Internet
5 3 (10.34%) IPsec
5 3 (10.34%) OSPF
5 3 (10.34%) SD-WAN
6 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) HSRP
6 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Public Sector
1 4 (13.79%) Social Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Field Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) IT Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Network Specialist
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
6 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Information Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.45%) LDAP
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) NHS
2 3 (10.34%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Derivative
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Unix
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) Service Management
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
3 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (6.90%) Database Security
6 2 (6.90%) High Availability
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Line Management
6 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Storage Management
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) MCSE
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) A+ Certification
3 3 (10.34%) MCP
4 2 (6.90%) CCIE
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) COBIT
1 1 (3.45%) GDPR
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) Docker
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (3.45%) NFS
4 1 (3.45%) pfSense
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) CloudForms
3 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.45%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Terraform
3 1 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Aruba
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 3 (10.34%) Meraki
5 3 (10.34%) Veeam
6 2 (6.90%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.45%) Software AG
7 1 (3.45%) Trend Micro