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 June 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 43 64
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.19% 1.86% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 9.78% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

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 77 92 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 14.53% 19.05% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 38
Median daily rate £300 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Median hourly rate £18.77 £22.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.51% +62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in South Wales

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Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £400 -
VPN
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) IPv4
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Broadband
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) PPP
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) L2TP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) xDSL
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Broadband
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) IPv4
2 2 (50.00%) L2TP
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) PPP
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) xDSL
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Power Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) pfSense
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft