The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 33 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.82% 0.22% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 1.09% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £375 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 92 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.29% 20.63% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 78 23
Median daily rate £350 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (40.00%) SaaS
3 4 (40.00%) Internet
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) LDAP
3 4 (40.00%) SSL
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) ITSM
3 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Web Design
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) HSRP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
1 4 (40.00%) LDAP
1 4 (40.00%) SSL
2 3 (30.00%) BGP
2 3 (30.00%) HSRP
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) MPLS
3 2 (20.00%) OSPF
3 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (10.00%) Broadband
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Web Design
2 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) MCTS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nessus
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) BMC
3 2 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) ScanSafe
4 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec