Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 132 119
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.70% 0.48% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 3.78% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 21
East Midlands median daily rate £370 £127 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +191.34% -42.27% -29.60%
10th Percentile £179 £122 £107
90th Percentile £565 £275 £425
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
East Midlands median hourly rate - £17.94 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.28% -
England median hourly rate £17.07 £19.31 £17.75
% change year-on-year -11.62% +8.80% -0.64%

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 420 397 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.09% 12.76% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 264 210
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% -4.29% -
10th Percentile £141 £131 £162
90th Percentile £488 £480 £481
England median daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £40.75 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -16.89% +0.56% +9.29%

VPN
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

VPN
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 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the East Midlands

VPN
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 22 January 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
Nottinghamshire +9 10 £425 +30.77% 4
Leicestershire -1 5 £538 +313.46% 6
Derbyshire 0 3 £125 +0.81% 2
Northamptonshire +10 2 £300 - 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (28.57%) MPLS
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
5 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
5 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle
5 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
5 5 (23.81%) LAN
5 5 (23.81%) SLA
5 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
6 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) Thin Client
6 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7

VPN
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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (9.52%) SaaS
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (4.76%) IaaS
4 1 (4.76%) Serverless
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (28.57%) MPLS
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (19.05%) DNS
5 4 (19.05%) WAN
6 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) SSL
6 3 (14.29%) VLAN
7 2 (9.52%) BGP
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (9.52%) NX-OS
7 2 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) WAP
2 1 (4.76%) Core Data
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Fat Client
2 4 (19.05%) Thin Client
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
3 3 (14.29%) VMS
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (19.05%) Data Management
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) SIEM
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CCNA
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNP
2 2 (9.52%) CISM
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (9.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (9.52%) GDPR
4 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
2 3 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
5 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) F5
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) Juniper
6 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
7 2 (9.52%) IBM
7 2 (9.52%) Lotus
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.76%) Aruba
8 1 (4.76%) Avaya
8 1 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (4.76%) Meraki
8 1 (4.76%) Riverbed