Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 June 2018 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 83 71
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12 +26
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.90% 0.98% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.23% 6.88% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 14
Wales median daily rate £348 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -5.19% -15.63%
10th Percentile £210 £222 £223
90th Percentile £600 £406 £543
UK median daily rate £413 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -31.03%
UK median hourly rate £14.30 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -18.29% -7.89% +11.76%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 229 189 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.54% 14.30% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 126 130
Wales median daily rate £375 £348 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.91% -7.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £205 £168 £188
90th Percentile £519 £475 £537
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 13
Wales median hourly rate £19.40 £55.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.74% +171.60% +47.27%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.50 £12.30
90th Percentile £40.40 £77.50 £53.50
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.93% -23.81% +22.09%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Wales

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Wales

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Wales over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Wales

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Wales

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Wales over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Wales

VPN
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 6 months to 19 June 2018. 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
South Wales +5 25 £336 -6.60% 2
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (53.57%) Cisco
4 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
5 13 (46.43%) Wireless
6 10 (35.71%) DNS
6 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (35.71%) CCNP
7 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
7 9 (32.14%) DHCP
7 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
7 9 (32.14%) Windows
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 6 (21.43%) NETGEAR
9 6 (21.43%) Aruba
9 6 (21.43%) Office 365
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (21.43%) HP
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (21.43%) SAN
9 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
9 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
9 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server

VPN
Co-occurring 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (21.43%) Office 365
3 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 13 (46.43%) Wireless
4 10 (35.71%) DNS
5 9 (32.14%) DHCP
5 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (21.43%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) SMS
8 2 (7.14%) LAN
8 2 (7.14%) WAN
9 1 (3.57%) HTTP
9 1 (3.57%) IPsec
9 1 (3.57%) Network Security
9 1 (3.57%) OpenVPN
9 1 (3.57%) VoIP
9 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Hudson
2 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) AWS Architect
5 3 (10.71%) IT Support
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Azure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (3.57%) JSON
1 1 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) PDA
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.86%) Change Control
2 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Proactive Management
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Kanban
6 1 (3.57%) QMS
6 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
1 2 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) C-shell
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) CCNP
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.14%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Terminal Services
3 3 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
1 3 (10.71%) Terraform
2 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Mesos
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) rkt
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) Aruba
4 6 (21.43%) HP
4 6 (21.43%) NETGEAR
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.57%) New Relic
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk