The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Wales
Rank 58 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.82% 3.54% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 17.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 0
Median daily rate - £346 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +20.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% -
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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 117 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.39% 19.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 95 73
Median daily rate £363 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.75 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.16% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £30.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Wales

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

VPN
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 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -1 2 - -
North Wales - 2 - - 2
West Wales - 1 - -
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (36.36%) Symantec
5 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (36.36%) WLAN
5 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) Nessus
5 4 (36.36%) Sourcefire
5 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (36.36%) PKI
5 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) F5
5 4 (36.36%) Splunk
5 4 (36.36%) SIEM
5 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (36.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (36.36%) ScanSafe
5 4 (36.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (36.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement

VPN
Top Related 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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) WLAN
3 2 (18.18%) BGP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
3 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
3 2 (18.18%) IPv4
3 2 (18.18%) L2TP
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) OSPF
3 2 (18.18%) PPP
3 2 (18.18%) SSL
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Technician
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) PKI
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
1 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Information Security
1 4 (36.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 4 (36.36%) SIEM
1 4 (36.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCIE
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Nessus
1 4 (36.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 4 (36.36%) F5
4 4 (36.36%) ScanSafe
4 4 (36.36%) Sourcefire
4 4 (36.36%) Splunk
4 4 (36.36%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Lotus
6 1 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (9.09%) Fortinet