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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 53 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.00% - 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% - 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 7
Average daily rate £325 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
100 81 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.18% 15.73% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 59 22
Average daily rate £346 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% +5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £201 £238
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 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +16.66%
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 South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 6 £338 - 2
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Newport - 1 £300 -
VPN
Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) Firewall
3 15 (55.56%) DNS
4 13 (48.15%) DHCP
4 13 (48.15%) F5
5 12 (44.44%) VLAN
5 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) Blue Coat
6 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) Security Hardening
7 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
7 10 (37.04%) Windows
7 10 (37.04%) DMZ
8 9 (33.33%) WAN
8 9 (33.33%) Network Architecture
9 8 (29.63%) Internet
9 8 (29.63%) LAN
10 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
11 6 (22.22%) IIS
12 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (18.52%) SQL
12 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
12 5 (18.52%) ITIL
12 5 (18.52%) Citrix
13 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (14.81%) CCNP
13 4 (14.81%) MS Excel

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) DNS
3 13 (48.15%) DHCP
4 12 (44.44%) VLAN
5 10 (37.04%) DMZ
6 9 (33.33%) WAN
7 8 (29.63%) Internet
7 8 (29.63%) LAN
8 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
9 4 (14.81%) VoIP
10 3 (11.11%) Network Security
11 2 (7.41%) MPLS
12 1 (3.70%) BGP
12 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (3.70%) FTP
12 1 (3.70%) OSPF
12 1 (3.70%) SAN
12 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (3.70%) Wireless
12 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (11.11%) Power BI
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
General
1 1 (3.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Network Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
1 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Security Hardening
2 9 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Line Management
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) CCNP
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.81%) MCSE
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (11.11%) MCSA
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (7.41%) CCDP
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) GCIA
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) MCTS
6 1 (3.70%) SANS
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) F5
3 11 (40.74%) Blue Coat
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) VMware
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.70%) Avaya
9 1 (3.70%) HP
9 1 (3.70%) Juniper
9 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.70%) Polycom
9 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds