Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 91 96
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.02% 1.00% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.70% 5.88% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 16
Wales median daily rate £350 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.08% -6.40%
10th Percentile £161 £332 £313
90th Percentile £445 £625 £425
UK median daily rate £388 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -6.63% +7.10% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% -33.74% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.75 £12.09
90th Percentile £11.50 £14.25 £30.36
UK median hourly rate £18.10 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -19.56% +30.43% -4.17%

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 179 238 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.18% 16.95% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 153 198
Wales median daily rate £310 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.22% -9.60%
10th Percentile £150 £211 £218
90th Percentile £475 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.28%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 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
South Wales +10 8 £350 -17.65%
North Wales - 4 £200 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Lotus
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) IPsec
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) CCDA
5 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (25.00%) Junos

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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) IPsec
3 3 (25.00%) Junos
3 3 (25.00%) MPLS
3 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) PBX
4 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Proactive Management
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Internal Audit
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Power Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNA
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCDA
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) JNCIA
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) CCDP
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE Service Provider
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
4 1 (8.33%) MCDST
4 1 (8.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) iptables
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Lotus
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) 3Com
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec