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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 41 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.29% 1.68% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 12.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -8.69%
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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
33 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.53% 13.09% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 21
Average daily rate £343 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £18.97 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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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

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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 21 October 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
1 10 (90.91%) DHCP
1 10 (90.91%) TCP/IP
1 10 (90.91%) DNS
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (90.91%) Office 365
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Intune
2 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
3 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
3 8 (72.73%) ITIL
3 8 (72.73%) MCTS
3 8 (72.73%) MCITP
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (72.73%) SAN
3 8 (72.73%) Internet
3 8 (72.73%) McAfee
3 8 (72.73%) MCSE
3 8 (72.73%) IIS
3 8 (72.73%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (72.73%) SCDPM
4 6 (54.55%) GIS
5 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (72.73%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (90.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) DHCP
1 10 (90.91%) TCP/IP
1 10 (90.91%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) SAN
2 8 (72.73%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Server Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Android Development
3 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
2 3 (27.27%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) MCSE
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (72.73%) MCTS
1 8 (72.73%) MCITP
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) Windows Intune
2 8 (72.73%) SCDPM
2 8 (72.73%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) McAfee
3 3 (27.27%) VMware