Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 131 116
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.87% 0.52% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 4.04% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 20
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £125 £114
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +180.00% +9.65% -64.92%
10th Percentile £126 £122 £107
90th Percentile £555 £270 £358
England median daily rate £401 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.13% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £16.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45% -51.11%
England median hourly rate £15.62 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.77% -10.26% +10.28%

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 390 396 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.09% 12.75% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 239 231
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -4.62% -
10th Percentile £127 £136 £170
90th Percentile £525 £476 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £19.44 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.97% +29.58% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.26 £11.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £38.38
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +15.85%

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 23 April 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

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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 23 April 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 +2 12 £413 - 5
Leicestershire +10 7 £525 +165.82% 2
Derbyshire +3 4 £125 - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 - 5
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
3 9 (34.62%) SLA
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 9 (34.62%) Windows
4 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 8 (30.77%) DevOps
4 8 (30.77%) Network Virtualisation
5 7 (26.92%) Deployment Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
5 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (26.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
5 7 (26.92%) Citrix
5 7 (26.92%) VMS
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) PaaS
5 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
5 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
5 7 (26.92%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
6 6 (23.08%) ITIL
6 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP

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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) IBM Domino
5 1 (3.85%) IIS
5 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (26.92%) PaaS
3 5 (19.23%) Office 365
4 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.69%) SaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.85%) IaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Serverless
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) MPLS
2 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (11.54%) EIGRP
4 3 (11.54%) OSPF
4 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 3 (11.54%) Wireless
5 2 (7.69%) BGP
5 2 (7.69%) Broadband
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.69%) Junos
5 2 (7.69%) LAN
5 2 (7.69%) NX-OS
6 1 (3.85%) DHCP
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Azure Architect
5 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Core Data
1 1 (3.85%) JSON
1 1 (3.85%) LAMP
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
5 2 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
5 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) VMS
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
5 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (30.77%) DevOps
2 8 (30.77%) Network Virtualisation
3 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
3 7 (26.92%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (26.92%) Deployment Automation
3 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (26.92%) Migration
3 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.69%) Line Management
6 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) SIEM
6 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CISM
1 2 (7.69%) CISSP
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) SSCP
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (7.69%) GDPR
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) Lotus
6 2 (7.69%) F5
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) Apple
7 1 (3.85%) Aruba
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Meraki
7 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec