The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff - 0.95% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 44 60 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 13.06% 14.29% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 22
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Cardiff

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for VPN.

1 2 (100.00%) WLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (100.00%) ScanSafe
1 2 (100.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 2 (100.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Security Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ScanSafe
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (100.00%) Splunk
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec