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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 77 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.40% 2.39% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £18.84
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -21.70%
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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
114 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.14% 11.13% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 26
Average daily rate £375 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.29% +47.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.99 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -15.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £104.49 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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

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 26 November 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
(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 -27 3 £390 +20.00% 2
West Wales - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (83.33%) DHCP
2 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (83.33%) Office 365
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Intune
3 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (66.67%) MCTS
4 8 (66.67%) MCITP
4 8 (66.67%) ITIL
4 8 (66.67%) McAfee
4 8 (66.67%) Internet
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (66.67%) SAN
4 8 (66.67%) MCSE
4 8 (66.67%) IIS
4 8 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (66.67%) SCDPM
4 8 (66.67%) Data Protection
5 6 (50.00%) GIS
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) VBScript

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) MediaWiki
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (83.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) DHCP
1 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 8 (66.67%) Internet
2 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) IPv6
3 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) BGP
3 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Hudson
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Xcode
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (50.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
1 8 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Database Theory
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database Theory
3 1 (8.33%) Android Development
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCTS
1 8 (66.67%) MCITP
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Postfix
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (8.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Windows Intune
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (66.67%) SCDPM
3 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) Puppet
4 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix