The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 46 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.90% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 4.82% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -1.66%
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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
100 83 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.15% 10.60% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 58
Median daily rate £390 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -62.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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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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 27 May 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
South Wales +13 12 £350 -12.50% 4
West Wales +10 2 £550 -
North Wales +1 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 £140 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
4 11 (42.31%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (38.46%) DNS
5 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 9 (34.62%) LAN
7 8 (30.77%) CCNA
8 7 (26.92%) Internet
8 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
8 7 (26.92%) CCNP
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) DHCP
9 6 (23.08%) ITIL
9 6 (23.08%) IIS
9 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 5 (19.23%) Citrix
10 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
10 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (19.23%) VMware
10 5 (19.23%) VLAN
11 4 (15.38%) Release Management
11 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
11 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (15.38%) Workflow
11 4 (15.38%) Scrum
11 4 (15.38%) Web Design
11 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in 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 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) SaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) WAN
3 10 (38.46%) DNS
4 9 (34.62%) LAN
5 7 (26.92%) Internet
5 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) DHCP
7 5 (19.23%) VLAN
8 4 (15.38%) LDAP
8 4 (15.38%) MPLS
8 4 (15.38%) SSL
8 4 (15.38%) VoIP
9 3 (11.54%) BGP
9 3 (11.54%) OSPF
9 3 (11.54%) Wireless
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (7.69%) DMZ
10 2 (7.69%) HSRP
10 2 (7.69%) Network Security
10 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) GIS
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) CSS
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
1 4 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 4 (15.38%) ITSM
2 4 (15.38%) Release Management
2 4 (15.38%) Scrum
2 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (15.38%) Web Design
2 4 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Security Hardening
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) CCNA
3 7 (26.92%) CCNP
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) MCITP
5 2 (7.69%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) MCTS
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CCDP
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) F5
4 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.69%) BMC
6 2 (7.69%) CA
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) Aruba
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) Mitel
7 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.85%) Polycom
7 1 (3.85%) Riverbed