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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 74 52 79
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.62% 2.90% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.91% 16.13% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 1
Median daily rate £425 £346 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.74% +15.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.38 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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UK

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
128 124 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.92% 17.97% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 96 71
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £12.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+345.34% -22.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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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

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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

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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 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 3 £425 +25.92% 2
West Wales - 1 - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) F5
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) LAN
5 5 (38.46%) WAN
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) WLAN
6 4 (30.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (30.77%) Symantec
6 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (30.77%) Wireless
6 4 (30.77%) Information Security
6 4 (30.77%) Nessus
6 4 (30.77%) Sourcefire
6 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (30.77%) PKI
6 4 (30.77%) Splunk
6 4 (30.77%) SIEM
6 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (30.77%) ScanSafe
6 4 (30.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (30.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (23.08%) Palo Alto

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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 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) WLAN
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
6 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 1 (7.69%) HSRP
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) TACACS
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) PKI
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Information Security
1 4 (30.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 4 (30.77%) SIEM
1 4 (30.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Nessus
1 4 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (15.38%) Ansible
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
2 7 (53.85%) F5
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) ScanSafe
3 4 (30.77%) Sourcefire
3 4 (30.77%) Splunk
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec
4 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
4 3 (23.08%) Palo Alto
5 2 (15.38%) Google
6 1 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (7.69%) VMware