The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 67 62
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.71% 1.89% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 11.40% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Median daily rate £320 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -  
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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 109 114 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.55% 16.59% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 41
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -  
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN 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 28 March 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
West Wales -11 3 - -
South Wales +9 2 £320 +2.40% 3
VPN
UK

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

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 Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Snort
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) pfSense
6 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (25.00%) HAProxy
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (25.00%) Vyatta
6 3 (25.00%) ScanSafe
6 3 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (25.00%) Splunk
6 3 (25.00%) SIEM
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (25.00%) Nessus
6 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
6 3 (25.00%) PKI

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Co-occurring 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 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (16.67%) Broadband
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (16.67%) IPsec
4 2 (16.67%) IPv4
4 2 (16.67%) IPv6
4 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) PPP
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Information Security
1 3 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (25.00%) SIEM
1 3 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
3 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCIE
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) pfSense
1 4 (33.33%) Snort
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HAProxy
1 3 (25.00%) Nessus
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) ScanSafe
4 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (25.00%) Splunk
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) Vyatta
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus
6 1 (8.33%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (8.33%) Fortinet