Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 79 89
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.82% 0.87% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.16% 4.55% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 14
South Wales median daily rate £350 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +25.00% -9.33%
10th Percentile £170 £363 £313
90th Percentile £450 £460 £413
Wales median daily rate £350 £425 £351
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.08% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.74% -
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -18.52% -6.90% -

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 155 220 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.82% 19.25% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 148 172
South Wales median daily rate £316 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.94% +21.21% -12.00%
10th Percentile £154 £221 £213
90th Percentile £450 £506 £475
Wales median daily rate £316 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -20.94% +16.79% -8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 5
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +87.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.75 £11.03
90th Percentile £35.69 £77.50 £27.80
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £21.00 £11.55
% change year-on-year -38.76% +81.82% -27.81%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in South Wales

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in South Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in South Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in South Wales

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Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -10 5 £350 -17.65%
Blaenau Gwent - 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £400 -
VPN
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) JNCIA
4 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (37.50%) Junos
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) CCDA
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) Lotus
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) IPsec
2 3 (37.50%) Junos
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) PBX
3 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Proactive Management
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Biometrics
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
5 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) Power Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCDA
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) JNCIA
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) CCDP
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE Service Provider
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
4 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
4 1 (12.50%) MCDST
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) iptables
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) Lotus
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec