The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.82% - 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% - 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £350 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £277
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
VPN
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
42 16 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.51% 5.95% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 29
Average daily rate £381 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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
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 30 April 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) GIS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) CCDP
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) BGP
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) GIS
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCDP
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) MCTS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) Polycom
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds