The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 26 April 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)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.44% 1.43% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 8.16% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £265 £111 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +138.73% -72.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.69% -5.71%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 51 49 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 18.35% 17.56% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 25
Median daily rate £265 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £162 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.05% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Leicestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Leicestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Leicestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Leicestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Leicestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Hinckley - 2 £274 -
Leicester -7 1 £125 - 1
VPN
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) 3G
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) TACACS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) ADSL
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) 3G
1 2 (33.33%) ADSL
1 2 (33.33%) BGP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) MPLS
1 2 (33.33%) OSPF
1 2 (33.33%) SNMP
1 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (33.33%) TACACS
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Support
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support
3 2 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Chat Support
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) HP