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 3 months to 29 June 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 70 87
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17  
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.65% 1.51% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 12.50% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 7
Median daily rate £125 £600 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -79.16% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £285 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £680 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.27 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +48.76% +20.63%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 184 184 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.01% 12.07% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 313 312
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £263 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £663 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 29
Median hourly rate £14.20 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.85% -41.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £20.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire - 7 £125 - 1
Leicestershire -3 2 £125 -54.54%
Nottinghamshire -18 1 £325 -46.72% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 12 (70.59%) Windows
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 10
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) HP
4 8 (47.06%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (41.18%) VBScript
5 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
5 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
5 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
5 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
5 7 (41.18%) Lotus
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (41.18%) Blackberry
5 7 (41.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (41.18%) Finance
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
5 7 (41.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
5 7 (41.18%) XenDesktop
5 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
5 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) VoIP
7 4 (23.53%) WAN
7 4 (23.53%) LAN

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 7 (41.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
1 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
1 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
1 7 (41.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) VoIP
2 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) MPLS
2 4 (23.53%) OSPF
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) BGP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) SNMP
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 2 (11.76%) ADSL
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (11.76%) DNS
4 2 (11.76%) HSRP
4 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (11.76%) TACACS
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) IT Support
3 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) IT Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Support
5 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Blackberry
2 4 (23.53%) Fat Client
2 4 (23.53%) Thin Client
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 10
3 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
3 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) Network Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
1 7 (41.18%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 8 (47.06%) HP
3 7 (41.18%) Lotus
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) Aruba
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
6 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 1 (5.88%) Avaya
7 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Meraki