The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cardiff region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 37 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.51% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.45% 5.00% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £200 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.26% 12.05% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 18
Average daily rate £365 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
South Wales

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

VPN
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

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) CCNA
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) DHCP
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (30.77%) vSphere
5 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
5 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (7.69%) Broadband
7 1 (7.69%) SAN
7 1 (7.69%) L2TP
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (15.38%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) CRM
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
1 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
1 1 (7.69%) Release Management
1 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNA
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) UAG
3 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Avaya
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat