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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 51 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.65% - 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% - 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £350 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +10.94%
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
61 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.58% 7.72% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 42
Median daily rate £375 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.25 £34.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £34.50 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 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

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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 5 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 - 3 £350 - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 3 £240 -
Caerphilly - 1 £380 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 - -
VPN
Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 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 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) DNS
2 13 (59.09%) Firewall
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 8 (36.36%) DHCP
6 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (31.82%) IIS
6 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
6 7 (31.82%) F5
7 6 (27.27%) VLAN
7 6 (27.27%) VoIP
8 5 (22.73%) Linux
8 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) Internet
8 5 (22.73%) Blue Coat
8 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Network Architecture
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) Security Hardening
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (18.18%) VMware
9 4 (18.18%) Citrix
9 4 (18.18%) DMZ

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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 7 (31.82%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) DNS
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) DHCP
2 8 (36.36%) LAN
2 8 (36.36%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 6 (27.27%) VLAN
4 6 (27.27%) VoIP
5 5 (22.73%) Internet
6 4 (18.18%) DMZ
7 2 (9.09%) MPLS
7 2 (9.09%) Network Security
7 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (9.09%) SAN
7 2 (9.09%) Wireless
8 1 (4.55%) BGP
8 1 (4.55%) FTP
8 1 (4.55%) OSPF
8 1 (4.55%) SSL
8 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) GIS
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Deskside Support
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Network Architecture
1 5 (22.73%) Security Hardening
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Network Design
3 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
3 1 (4.55%) Scrum
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Web Design
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) CCDP
4 2 (9.09%) MCITP
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (9.09%) MCTS
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) F5
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Blue Coat
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.55%) Polycom
6 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.55%) Sun
6 1 (4.55%) Wyse