Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 84 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 +41
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.01% 0.52% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.19% 4.29% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 11
Wales median daily rate £425 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -20.00% -1.64%
10th Percentile £313 £218 £288
90th Percentile £531 £403 £625
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -18.52% -6.90%
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% -9.52% +23.53%

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 235 140 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.22% 12.03% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 97 121
Wales median daily rate £400 £275 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -29.49% +11.43%
10th Percentile £257 £148 £213
90th Percentile £566 £475 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -32.12% +88.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.88
90th Percentile £42.00 £39.72 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Wales

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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

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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 6 months to 19 September 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 26 £425 +6.25% 5
West Wales - 1 £525 - 1
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (41.94%) Firewall
3 13 (41.94%) Jenkins
3 13 (41.94%) Docker
4 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (38.71%) Ruby
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (35.48%) Cisco
5 11 (35.48%) CheckPoint
5 11 (35.48%) CCNP
5 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (32.26%) Wireless
6 10 (32.26%) Cisco ISE
7 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
7 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) Groovy
8 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
8 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
8 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
8 8 (25.81%) BDD
8 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
8 8 (25.81%) REST
8 8 (25.81%) Selenium
8 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
8 8 (25.81%) TDD
8 8 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (25.81%) Java

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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 7 (22.58%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.23%) GitHub
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Firewall
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco ISE
2 10 (32.26%) Wireless
3 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.90%) OpenVPN
5 3 (9.68%) DHCP
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) SAN
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
7 1 (3.23%) BGP
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) Intranet
7 1 (3.23%) IPsec
7 1 (3.23%) MPLS
7 1 (3.23%) OSPF
7 1 (3.23%) SMS
7 1 (3.23%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
2 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
2 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
3 7 (22.58%) JIRA
4 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.23%) Capybara
6 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Firewall Engineer
1 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) AWS Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) REST
2 5 (16.13%) SOAP
3 4 (12.90%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Native
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) PDA
3 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Ubuntu
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (35.48%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) API Testing
3 8 (25.81%) BDD
3 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
3 8 (25.81%) TDD
3 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Change Control
4 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.90%) Build Automation
5 4 (12.90%) DevOps
5 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) Runbook
5 4 (12.90%) Server Management
6 3 (9.68%) Due Diligence
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Ruby
2 8 (25.81%) Groovy
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
4 4 (12.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) CCNP
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.45%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Docker
2 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Ansible
1 5 (16.13%) Kubernetes
1 5 (16.13%) Puppet
1 5 (16.13%) Terraform
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Kibana
3 2 (6.45%) logstash
3 2 (6.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) Mesos
4 1 (3.23%) rkt
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) CheckPoint
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) Aruba
3 2 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) NETGEAR
3 2 (6.45%) New Relic
3 2 (6.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) Brocade
4 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Meraki
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.23%) Sophos