The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 52 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.56% 1.53% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 9.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £320 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £18.42 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-25.35% +7.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
103 95 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.18% 16.13% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 46
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £201 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Nessus
2 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) WLAN
2 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 3 (50.00%) SIEM
2 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (50.00%) ScanSafe
2 3 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) xDSL

VPN
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) Broadband
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) IPv4
3 2 (33.33%) L2TP
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) OSPF
3 2 (33.33%) PPP
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) xDSL
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
1 3 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (50.00%) SIEM
1 3 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) pfSense
1 1 (16.67%) Snort
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Nessus
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) ScanSafe
2 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (50.00%) Splunk
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) VMware