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 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Wales
Rank 55 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.20% 1.49% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.61% 9.17% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £320 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £18.42 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-25.35% +10.16%

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
121 109 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.14% 16.27% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 84 56
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £238 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £12.50
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 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 February 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 +12 3 £320 +2.40% 1
West Wales - 3 - -
North Wales - 2 - -
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

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

1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (30.77%) Symantec
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) VoIP
5 4 (30.77%) WLAN
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Information Security
5 4 (30.77%) Nessus
5 4 (30.77%) Sourcefire
5 4 (30.77%) Snort
5 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (30.77%) PKI
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (30.77%) Network Security
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (30.77%) F5
5 4 (30.77%) Splunk
5 4 (30.77%) SIEM
5 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (30.77%) pfSense
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (30.77%) ScanSafe

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 (15.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security
2 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 4 (30.77%) WLAN
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) Broadband
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
3 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (15.38%) IPv4
3 2 (15.38%) IPv6
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) PPP
3 2 (15.38%) SSL
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) PKI
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
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%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) pfSense
1 4 (30.77%) Snort
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Nessus
1 4 (30.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (23.08%) HAProxy
3 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 4 (30.77%) F5
4 4 (30.77%) ScanSafe
4 4 (30.77%) Sourcefire
4 4 (30.77%) Splunk
4 4 (30.77%) Symantec
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Vyatta
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 2 (15.38%) Lotus
7 1 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (7.69%) Fortinet