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 30 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.54% - 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 43 35 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 23.24% 8.08% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 25
Median daily rate £488 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £256 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) Intrusion Detection
1 8 (88.89%) Data Analysis
1 8 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (88.89%) Malware Analysis
1 8 (88.89%) Identity Access Management
1 8 (88.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 8 (88.89%) Disk Encryption
1 8 (88.89%) Forensic Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) SIEM
3 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
3 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) GCIH
3 5 (55.56%) GCFA
3 5 (55.56%) CCNA
3 5 (55.56%) CCSA
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (55.56%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (55.56%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (55.56%) CEH
4 4 (44.44%) Big Data
5 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
1 8 (88.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) HSRP
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) VRRP
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Security Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (55.56%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (88.89%) Data Analysis
1 8 (88.89%) Disk Encryption
1 8 (88.89%) Forensic Analysis
1 8 (88.89%) Identity Access Management
1 8 (88.89%) Malware Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) SIEM
3 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
3 5 (55.56%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNA
2 5 (55.56%) CCSA
2 5 (55.56%) CEH
2 5 (55.56%) GCFA
2 5 (55.56%) GCIH
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco