Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 130 120
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.47% 0.65% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 5.29% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 18
East Midlands median daily rate £313 £583 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.35% +121.90% -18.60%
10th Percentile £123 £293 £108
90th Percentile £353 £625 £440
England median daily rate £398 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -6.47% +6.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
East Midlands median hourly rate - £19.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.63% -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.82% +21.43% -2.78%

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 451 397 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.15% 12.22% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 256 192
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £152 £138 £169
90th Percentile £500 £538 £480
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.93 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.40% +16.67% -13.29%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.45 £39.13 £38.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 0 7 £315 -47.50% 3
Derbyshire -7 6 £125 +0.81%
Leicestershire - 1 - - 3
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (26.67%) Network Management
4 4 (26.67%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) 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 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) VoIP
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 3 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (13.33%) HSRP
5 2 (13.33%) NAS
5 2 (13.33%) OSPF
5 2 (13.33%) SMS
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) WAP
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) VMS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) Data Management
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Aruba
5 2 (13.33%) Lotus
5 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Meraki
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle