Period
to 8 December 2021

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 8 December 2021 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
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 58 78
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20 +15
Contract jobs citing VPN 55 14 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.49% 1.92% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.95% 15.73% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 5 21
10th Percentile £200 £283 £178
25th Percentile £210 £325 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £320 £450 £375
Median % change year-on-year -28.89% +20.00% -11.76%
75th Percentile £400 £500 £450
90th Percentile £444 £515 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £13.14
England median hourly rate £19.11 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.57% +6.06%

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 190 89 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.06% 12.18% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 53 178
10th Percentile £181 £123 £156
25th Percentile £210 £172 £233
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £350 £350
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
75th Percentile £444 £406 £448
90th Percentile £550 £500 £500
England median daily rate £476 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +8.86% +5.42% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 45
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.67 £11.24
25th Percentile £15.65 £14.89 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year - +40.63% +6.67%
75th Percentile £51.00 £37.50 £24.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.75 £46.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.51
% change year-on-year -37.10% +62.58% +13.22%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for VPN in the East Midlands

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in the East Midlands

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in the East Midlands.

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 8 December 2021. 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
Northamptonshire - 22 £380 - 4
Nottinghamshire -16 15 £250 -50.00% 7
Derbyshire - 7 £220 - 4
Leicestershire -16 2 £575 +43.75% 11
Lincolnshire - 2 £155 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, 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 47 (85.45%) Windows
2 44 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 35 (63.64%) Firewall
4 31 (56.36%) ITIL
5 27 (49.09%) Microsoft 365
6 25 (45.45%) Cisco
7 24 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
8 23 (41.82%) VMware
9 21 (38.18%) Windows Server
10 20 (36.36%) HP
11 19 (34.55%) CCNA
12 18 (32.73%) Migration
13 17 (30.91%) WAN
13 17 (30.91%) Aruba
14 16 (29.09%) Azure
14 16 (29.09%) Wireless
15 15 (27.27%) MCP
15 15 (27.27%) MPLS
15 15 (27.27%) Palo Alto
15 15 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (25.45%) SD-WAN
16 14 (25.45%) Social Skills
16 14 (25.45%) Linux
16 14 (25.45%) PKI
17 13 (23.64%) Root Cause Analysis
18 12 (21.82%) DNS
19 11 (20.00%) VoIP
19 11 (20.00%) Unix
19 11 (20.00%) MySQL

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 10 (18.18%) JBoss
1 10 (18.18%) NetWeaver
1 10 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (29.09%) Azure
3 10 (18.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 10 (18.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 10 (18.18%) IaaS
3 10 (18.18%) PaaS
3 10 (18.18%) SaaS
4 5 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.64%) AWS
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.82%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.82%) GCP
6 1 (1.82%) iTunes
6 1 (1.82%) Serverless
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (63.64%) Firewall
2 17 (30.91%) WAN
3 16 (29.09%) Wireless
4 15 (27.27%) MPLS
5 14 (25.45%) SD-WAN
6 12 (21.82%) DNS
7 11 (20.00%) Skype
7 11 (20.00%) VoIP
8 10 (18.18%) DHCP
8 10 (18.18%) LAN
8 10 (18.18%) PBX
9 9 (16.36%) Internet
9 9 (16.36%) SSL
10 8 (14.55%) IPsec
11 7 (12.73%) SSH
12 6 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (3.64%) BGP
13 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (3.64%) EIGRP
14 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) MySQL
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 10 (18.18%) DB2
2 10 (18.18%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (25.45%) Social Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Architect
2 11 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Designer
3 9 (16.36%) Solutions Designer
4 8 (14.55%) Field Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Designer
4 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 8 (14.55%) IT Architect
4 8 (14.55%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Network Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.27%) IT Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Middleware
1 10 (18.18%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) PKI
2 10 (18.18%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) NHS
4 3 (5.45%) BYOD
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.82%) Derivative
6 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (85.45%) Windows
2 21 (38.18%) Windows Server
3 14 (25.45%) Linux
4 11 (20.00%) Unix
4 11 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 10 (18.18%) AIX
6 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.64%) Android
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) ITIL
2 18 (32.73%) Migration
3 15 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (23.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 11 (20.00%) Decision-Making
5 11 (20.00%) High Availability
5 11 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 11 (20.00%) Service Management
5 11 (20.00%) Storage Management
6 10 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 10 (18.18%) Business Continuity
6 10 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (18.18%) Due Diligence
6 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (18.18%) Microservices
6 10 (18.18%) Remediation Plan
6 10 (18.18%) TOGAF
7 8 (14.55%) Conflict Resolution
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (34.55%) CCNA
3 15 (27.27%) MCP
4 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) CCNP
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.64%) Degree
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Dell Certification
7 1 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) COBIT
1 10 (18.18%) GDPR
1 10 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) Docker
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) NFS
3 1 (1.82%) pfSense
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 11 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (14.55%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) CloudForms
3 1 (1.82%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) Terraform
3 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Cisco
2 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.82%) VMware
3 20 (36.36%) HP
4 17 (30.91%) Aruba
5 15 (27.27%) Palo Alto
6 10 (18.18%) Citrix
6 10 (18.18%) Oracle
6 10 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 10 (18.18%) SAP
6 10 (18.18%) ServiceNow
6 10 (18.18%) Software AG
7 5 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (5.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.45%) Brocade
8 3 (5.45%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (5.45%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (3.64%) EMC
9 2 (3.64%) Veeam
10 1 (1.82%) Bomgar