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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / East Midlands
Rank 94 82 77
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5  
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.40% 0.80% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 7.78% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £125 £172 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.21% -59.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -51.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 180 167 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.06% 10.29% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 103 79
Median daily rate £300 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £16.55 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.59% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Leicestershire -5 3 £274 +146.62% 1
Derbyshire -13 3 £125 +12.61%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (33.33%) MS Office
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (26.67%) VBScript
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) HP
6 4 (26.67%) MPLS
6 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) Blackberry

VPN
Top Related 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) MPLS
2 4 (26.67%) OSPF
2 4 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
2 4 (26.67%) VoIP
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (13.33%) BGP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) NetScreen
4 2 (13.33%) TACACS
4 2 (13.33%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) IT Support
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) IT Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Network Support
5 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) SOA Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) OAuth2
1 1 (6.67%) OpenID
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) WCF
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) API Integration
3 1 (6.67%) BDD
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Chat Support
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) MVVM
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (26.67%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCDP
3 2 (13.33%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Intel Security
5 3 (20.00%) Lotus
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Avaya
6 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (13.33%) F5
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Apigee
7 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 1 (6.67%) Radware
7 1 (6.67%) Remedy
7 1 (6.67%) Symantec