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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 63 63 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.69% 0.14% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.82% 1.02% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 8
Average daily rate £325 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
UK

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
112 98 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.20% 14.02% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 26
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.83%
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 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

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

VPN
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

VPN
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 10 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
South Wales - 10 £325 - 2
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
3 17 (58.62%) DNS
4 15 (51.72%) DHCP
4 15 (51.72%) F5
5 14 (48.28%) VLAN
5 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
6 13 (44.83%) Blue Coat
6 13 (44.83%) DMZ
6 13 (44.83%) Security Hardening
7 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
8 11 (37.93%) Windows
8 11 (37.93%) Network Architecture
9 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
10 8 (27.59%) LAN
10 8 (27.59%) WAN
10 8 (27.59%) Internet
11 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
11 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
12 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
12 6 (20.69%) IIS
12 6 (20.69%) SQL
13 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
13 5 (17.24%) ITIL
13 5 (17.24%) Citrix
13 5 (17.24%) VMware
13 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
14 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (20.69%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) Jetty
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) Firewall
2 17 (58.62%) DNS
3 15 (51.72%) DHCP
4 14 (48.28%) VLAN
5 13 (44.83%) DMZ
6 8 (27.59%) Internet
6 8 (27.59%) LAN
6 8 (27.59%) WAN
7 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.79%) VoIP
9 2 (6.90%) MPLS
9 2 (6.90%) Network Security
10 1 (3.45%) BGP
10 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (3.45%) FTP
10 1 (3.45%) OSPF
10 1 (3.45%) SAN
10 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.45%) Wireless
10 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (10.34%) Power BI
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) GIS
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
1 1 (3.45%) FishEye
1 1 (3.45%) Gerrit
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Gradle
1 1 (3.45%) Hudson
1 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
1 1 (3.45%) PhantomJS
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
1 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) Java EE
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
1 1 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.45%) Statistics
1 1 (3.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.45%) Unix
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Security Hardening
2 11 (37.93%) Network Architecture
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) BDD
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design
5 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) CCNP
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.34%) MCSA
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (6.90%) CCDP
6 1 (3.45%) CCIE
6 1 (3.45%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) MCITP
6 1 (3.45%) MCTS
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) F5
3 13 (44.83%) Blue Coat
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
7 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.90%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (3.45%) Avaya
8 1 (3.45%) Google
8 1 (3.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.45%) Polycom
8 1 (3.45%) Rally
8 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Sun