The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.27% 0.67% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 4.12% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 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 £333 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.88% +5.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
68 97 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.63% 16.33% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 38
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 20 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
South Wales -3 8 £375 -42.30% 3
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (78.57%) DNS
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 9 (64.29%) DHCP
3 9 (64.29%) SAN
3 9 (64.29%) Office 365
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Intune
4 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) IIS
5 7 (50.00%) MCSE
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (50.00%) Internet
5 7 (50.00%) McAfee
5 7 (50.00%) MCITP
5 7 (50.00%) MCTS
5 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (50.00%) Data Protection
5 7 (50.00%) SCDPM
6 5 (35.71%) GIS
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) VMware
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (57.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (64.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DNS
2 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (64.29%) DHCP
3 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 7 (50.00%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) WLAN
6 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (7.14%) WAN
7 1 (7.14%) LDAP
7 1 (7.14%) OSPF
7 1 (7.14%) BGP
7 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
7 1 (7.14%) L2TP
7 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) EDRMS
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Hudson
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Wintel Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Server Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Debian
3 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VBScript
3 3 (21.43%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCSE
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (50.00%) MCTS
1 7 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Postfix
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
3 1 (7.14%) UAG
3 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
3 1 (7.14%) Samba
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Intune
2 7 (50.00%) SCDPM
2 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (21.43%) SCCM
4 2 (14.29%) SCOM
5 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
5 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) McAfee
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.14%) LANDesk