Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 - -
Contract jobs citing VPN 24 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 6.11% 1.79% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.97% 9.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 0
Shropshire median daily rate £425 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.63% -8.57% +12.90%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Shropshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 89 152 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 22.65% 19.44% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 73 14
Shropshire median daily rate £440 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +25.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £220
90th Percentile £539 £512 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - - £12.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Shropshire

VPN
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

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Shropshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Shropshire

VPN
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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Telford +28 23 £433 +15.33% 2
VPN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 23 (95.83%) Cisco
1 23 (95.83%) CheckPoint
1 23 (95.83%) McAfee
1 23 (95.83%) Firewall
1 23 (95.83%) Wireless
1 23 (95.83%) Fortinet
1 23 (95.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 23 (95.83%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (91.67%) WAN
2 22 (91.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 19 (79.17%) FortiGate
4 16 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 16 (66.67%) Nokia
4 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (66.67%) Network Design
5 15 (62.50%) Oracle
6 8 (33.33%) Aruba
7 7 (29.17%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (29.17%) F5
7 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
7 7 (29.17%) VLAN
7 7 (29.17%) Workflow
7 7 (29.17%) BGP
7 7 (29.17%) MPLS
7 7 (29.17%) OSPF
7 7 (29.17%) IBM
7 7 (29.17%) CCNP
7 7 (29.17%) Internet
7 7 (29.17%) BMC

VPN
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 3 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 23 (95.83%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (95.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) Firewall
1 23 (95.83%) Wireless
2 22 (91.67%) WAN
3 16 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (29.17%) BGP
4 7 (29.17%) HSRP
4 7 (29.17%) Internet
4 7 (29.17%) MPLS
4 7 (29.17%) OSPF
4 7 (29.17%) VLAN
5 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.17%) DNS
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Network Engineer
2 16 (66.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 16 (66.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 11 (45.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (45.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (41.67%) Design Engineer
4 10 (41.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Expert
8 2 (8.33%) Network Support
8 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Expert
8 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Support
8 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Service Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) VMS
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 16 (66.67%) Network Design
3 7 (29.17%) Network Load Balancing
3 7 (29.17%) Network Packet Analysis
3 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (29.17%) Workflow
4 6 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (4.17%) Service Management
7 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CCNP
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
3 4 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (16.67%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (79.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) CheckPoint
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
1 23 (95.83%) Fortinet
1 23 (95.83%) McAfee
2 16 (66.67%) Nokia
3 15 (62.50%) Oracle
4 8 (33.33%) Aruba
5 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
5 7 (29.17%) BMC
5 7 (29.17%) F5
5 7 (29.17%) IBM
6 3 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec