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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 76 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.44% 1.27% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 12.86% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +14.31%
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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
139 70 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.14% 9.92% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 43 49
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.18 £19.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £19.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 2015. 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 -18 4 £363 -3.33% 3
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Websense
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Lync
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) GIS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) GCIA
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) Websense
2 2 (25.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper