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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 49 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.42% 2.77% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 13.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £15.15
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +25.45%

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
86 102 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.07% 20.16% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 84 67
Median daily rate £375 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £215 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) Nessus
4 3 (42.86%) Sourcefire
4 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (42.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (42.86%) Symantec
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security
4 3 (42.86%) WLAN
4 3 (42.86%) PKI
4 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (42.86%) F5
4 3 (42.86%) Splunk
4 3 (42.86%) SIEM
4 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
4 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (42.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (42.86%) ScanSafe
4 3 (42.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (42.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
5 2 (28.57%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (42.86%) WLAN
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) Broadband
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) IPv4
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) PPP
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) IT Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) SIEM
1 3 (42.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCIE
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Nessus
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (14.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) ScanSafe
2 3 (42.86%) Sourcefire
2 3 (42.86%) Splunk
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper