Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 133 103
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30 +19
Contract jobs citing VPN 40 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.37% 0.54% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.71% 4.47% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 27
East Midlands median daily rate £319 £125 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +155.20% -77.88% +41.25%
10th Percentile £124 £123 £111
90th Percentile £473 £316 £668
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +45.45% -51.11%
10th Percentile £14.25 £16.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £16.75 £16.00 £11.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.89% -5.26% +8.57%

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 412 380 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.13% 12.03% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 217 234
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.16% +11.28%
10th Percentile £129 £144 £198
90th Percentile £500 £506 £615
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 22
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.24% -3.73% -13.24%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £36.18
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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

VPN
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 15 July 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

VPN
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 15 July 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 +14 14 £350 +7.69% 5
Derbyshire +15 12 £319 +155.20% 4
Leicestershire +15 11 £128 -51.89% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (45.00%) Windows
4 17 (42.50%) Cisco
5 14 (35.00%) Firewall
6 13 (32.50%) Windows 10
7 12 (30.00%) Windows 8
7 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (30.00%) Citrix
7 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
8 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (27.50%) F5
8 11 (27.50%) Cisco Firepower
9 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
9 10 (25.00%) WSUS
9 10 (25.00%) Finance
9 10 (25.00%) Linux
9 10 (25.00%) McAfee
10 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
10 9 (22.50%) Patch Management
11 8 (20.00%) Office 365
11 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 8 (20.00%) Migration
11 8 (20.00%) Blackberry
12 7 (17.50%) SQL Server

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 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (20.00%) Office 365
3 6 (15.00%) IaaS
4 5 (12.50%) PaaS
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco Firepower
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (7.50%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) SAN
4 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) VLAN
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 2 (5.00%) DHCP
5 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.00%) MPLS
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) Broadband
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) SNMP
6 1 (2.50%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Support Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Security Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Network Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.50%) Network Support
7 3 (7.50%) Network Support Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Azure Architect
8 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) SAN Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) SAN Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
1 1 (2.50%) LAMP
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.00%) Clustering
5 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.50%) iPhone
6 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 10
3 12 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
5 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 10 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (12.50%) VMS
8 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Patch Management
2 8 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.50%) B2C
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITSM
5 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.50%) Network Design
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (10.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (25.00%) WSUS
2 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (42.50%) Cisco
3 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (30.00%) Citrix
4 11 (27.50%) F5
5 10 (25.00%) McAfee
6 6 (15.00%) Oracle
7 4 (10.00%) VMware
8 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 2 (5.00%) EqualLogic
8 2 (5.00%) Lotus
8 2 (5.00%) Mitel
8 2 (5.00%) Red Box
8 2 (5.00%) Veeam
9 1 (2.50%) Apple
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.50%) Sophos
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec