The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 53 60 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.53% 1.89% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 10.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £320 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 94 101 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 16.70% 17.35% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 74 35
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -60.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in South Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in South Wales

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) IPv4
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (40.00%) L2TP
2 2 (40.00%) Broadband
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) PPP
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Nessus
2 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) Broadband
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) IPv4
2 2 (40.00%) L2TP
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) PPP
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
2 2 (40.00%) xDSL
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) SIEM
1 2 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCIE
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) pfSense
1 1 (20.00%) Snort
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Nessus
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ScanSafe
2 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware