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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.42% - 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% - 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
Average daily rate £338 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
70 55 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.55% 17.57% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 16
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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 7 (70.00%) Internet
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) IIS
4 4 (40.00%) MCSE
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Power BI
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Certification

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 4 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Internet
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (10.00%) FTP
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (30.00%) Power BI
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (40.00%) MCSE
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCSA
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (10.00%) Polycom
5 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds