Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 82 90
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.63% 0.73% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.93% 4.79% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 9
Wales median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +22.74%
10th Percentile £317 £170 £332
90th Percentile £438 £425 £625
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% -18.52% -33.74%
10th Percentile £12.88 £10.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £18.63 £11.50 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £19.94
% change year-on-year -3.31% -9.22% +13.93%

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 201 188 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.67% 15.21% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 121 161
Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -16.67% +16.85%
10th Percentile £256 £143 £206
90th Percentile £572 £469 £503
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 14
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £19.90 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.34% -38.77% +220.99%
10th Percentile £10.04 £10.45 £12.03
90th Percentile £42.00 £54.15 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +8.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -7 25 £425 +21.43% 8
West Wales - 1 £525 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 (53.57%) Ruby
1 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
1 15 (53.57%) Docker
2 14 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (50.00%) Scrum
2 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (42.86%) TDD
3 12 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (42.86%) Groovy
3 12 (42.86%) Selenium
3 12 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 12 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 12 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 12 (42.86%) BDD
3 12 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 12 (42.86%) REST
3 12 (42.86%) Java
3 12 (42.86%) API Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (39.29%) Confluence
4 11 (39.29%) JIRA
5 10 (35.71%) SQL
6 9 (32.14%) SOAP
7 8 (28.57%) Firewall
8 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) Banking

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 11 (39.29%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (10.71%) DNS
4 3 (10.71%) OpenVPN
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) VoIP
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) BGP
6 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) Intranet
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
2 12 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 12 (42.86%) Selenium
2 12 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 12 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 11 (39.29%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.57%) Capybara
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Test Automation Engineer
1 12 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) REST
2 9 (32.14%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Check Point GAiA
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
1 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Ubuntu
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (50.00%) Scrum
2 12 (42.86%) API Testing
2 12 (42.86%) BDD
2 12 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 12 (42.86%) TDD
2 12 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Build Automation
4 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Runbook
4 3 (10.71%) Server Management
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Due Diligence
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) Ruby
2 12 (42.86%) Groovy
2 12 (42.86%) Java
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 3 (10.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) CCSA
1 5 (17.86%) CCSE
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Docker
2 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
1 3 (10.71%) Kubernetes
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
1 3 (10.71%) Terraform
2 2 (7.14%) Kibana
2 2 (7.14%) logstash
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) SolarWinds
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Aruba
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) NETGEAR
6 1 (3.57%) Brocade
6 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Meraki
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) New Relic
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk
6 1 (3.57%) VMware