The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 43 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.24% 0.18% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.90% 2.38% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £400 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +3.63%
VPN
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 South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 42 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.83% 7.72% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 55
Median daily rate £380 £303 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.61% -19.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £34.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

VPN
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 8 £350 -
Caerphilly - 1 £380 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £240 -
VPN
Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (42.86%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) DNS
4 9 (42.86%) Firewall
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (33.33%) LAN
6 7 (33.33%) Internet
7 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 6 (28.57%) IIS
7 6 (28.57%) CCNA
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) CCNP
8 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (19.05%) VLAN
9 4 (19.05%) Release Management
9 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (19.05%) SaaS
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (19.05%) ServiceNow
9 4 (19.05%) Workflow
9 4 (19.05%) Scrum
9 4 (19.05%) VMware
9 4 (19.05%) Web Design

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 6 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) SaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
1 9 (42.86%) WAN
2 7 (33.33%) Internet
2 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) LDAP
4 4 (19.05%) MPLS
4 4 (19.05%) SSL
4 4 (19.05%) VLAN
4 4 (19.05%) VoIP
5 3 (14.29%) BGP
5 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 2 (9.52%) HSRP
6 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) GIS
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) CSS
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
1 4 (19.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) ITSM
2 4 (19.05%) Release Management
2 4 (19.05%) Scrum
2 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Web Design
2 4 (19.05%) Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Security Hardening
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 5 (23.81%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) MCTS
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) ServiceNow
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) BMC
5 2 (9.52%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.76%) Polycom
6 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.76%) Sun
6 1 (4.76%) Wyse