The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.79% 1.24% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 9.09% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £225 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 44 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.86% 13.62% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 29
Average daily rate £365 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 9 £200 -42.85% 1
Newport - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (61.11%) Microsoft
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 9 (50.00%) DNS
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco
5 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) LAN
6 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (22.22%) CCNP
8 4 (22.22%) CCNA
8 4 (22.22%) DHCP
8 4 (22.22%) IIS
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) vSphere
8 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 3 (16.67%) WLAN
9 3 (16.67%) WAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (16.67%) WLAN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (5.56%) NAS
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (5.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) EDRMS
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (11.11%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
1 1 (5.56%) CRM
1 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
1 1 (5.56%) Release Management
1 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
1 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) UAG
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Avaya
6 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (5.56%) LANDesk