The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 23 June 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)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 55 28
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27  
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 3.45% 0.28% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 1.96% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £496 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.31% +80.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £496 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £496 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 41 51 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 23.56% 14.41% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 30
Median daily rate £475 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £110 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Shropshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Shropshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Shropshire

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Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Telford +19 6 £425 -14.31%
VPN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Network Design
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Nokia
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) McAfee
4 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) Workflow
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) VMS
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) IaaS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Design Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Implementation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) VMS
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 3 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (14.29%) Forensic Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCDA
2 1 (14.29%) CCDP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCSA
2 1 (14.29%) CEH
2 1 (14.29%) GCFA
2 1 (14.29%) GCIH
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
2 2 (28.57%) Ansible
2 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 1 (14.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee
2 3 (42.86%) Nokia
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec