The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 37 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.39% 0.94% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.66% 7.55% 2.22%
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 £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.13 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.50% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 53 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.99% 12.47% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 49
Average daily rate £338 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
VPN
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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 24 April 2014.

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 24 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -12 10 £225 -35.71%
North Wales - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) DNS
3 10 (52.63%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (21.05%) DHCP
8 4 (21.05%) CCNP
8 4 (21.05%) CCNA
8 4 (21.05%) IIS
8 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) vSphere
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
9 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) WLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 4 (21.05%) DHCP
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 3 (15.79%) WLAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 3 (15.79%) MPLS
5 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.53%) NAS
6 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
6 2 (10.53%) Internet
7 1 (5.26%) LDAP
7 1 (5.26%) Broadband
7 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) EDRMS
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) FishEye
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (10.53%) GIS
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.26%) Release Management
2 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Clojure
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) MetaFrame
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) CFEngine
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Avaya
5 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat