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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 51 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.39% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 4.00% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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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
55 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.58% 16.45% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 35
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £15.58 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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
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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 - 8 £375 -
Newport - - - - 3
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
VPN
Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) DNS
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
2 10 (76.92%) MS Excel
3 9 (69.23%) DHCP
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) SAN
3 9 (69.23%) Office 365
3 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Intune
4 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
4 8 (61.54%) ITIL
4 8 (61.54%) IIS
5 7 (53.85%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) Internet
5 7 (53.85%) McAfee
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (53.85%) Data Protection
5 7 (53.85%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (53.85%) MCITP
5 7 (53.85%) MCTS
5 7 (53.85%) SCDPM
6 5 (38.46%) GIS
7 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 4 (30.77%) Citrix
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
8 3 (23.08%) VBScript

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (76.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (69.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) DNS
2 10 (76.92%) TCP/IP
3 9 (69.23%) DHCP
3 9 (69.23%) SAN
4 7 (53.85%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) WLAN
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (7.69%) NAS
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (7.69%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) EDRMS
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Server Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
1 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
1 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Data Protection
3 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PowerShell
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VBScript
3 3 (23.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) MCSE
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (53.85%) MCTS
1 7 (53.85%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) UAG
3 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Intune
2 7 (53.85%) SCDPM
2 7 (53.85%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM
4 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) McAfee
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk