The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.31% 1.25% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.80% 13.41% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +112.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £357 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.66% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £11.28 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 82 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.77% 9.30% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 44 42
Average daily rate £360 £373 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.35% +35.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.13 £11.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.92% -46.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £19.80 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Bristol region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 26 (86.67%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) Apache
3 15 (50.00%) MySQL
3 15 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (43.33%) OSPF
4 13 (43.33%) BGP
4 13 (43.33%) Citrix
5 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (40.00%) VMware
5 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (36.67%) IPsec
6 11 (36.67%) SQL
7 10 (33.33%) Java
7 10 (33.33%) LDAP
7 10 (33.33%) Cisco
7 10 (33.33%) Wiki
7 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (33.33%) CentOS
7 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 10 (33.33%) ZABBIX
7 10 (33.33%) Postfix
7 10 (33.33%) nginx
7 10 (33.33%) Confluence
7 10 (33.33%) Puppet
7 10 (33.33%) Hudson
7 10 (33.33%) MediaWiki
7 10 (33.33%) Samba

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (50.00%) Apache
2 10 (33.33%) nginx
2 10 (33.33%) Confluence
2 10 (33.33%) MediaWiki
3 9 (30.00%) IIS
4 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) Firewall
2 13 (43.33%) OSPF
2 13 (43.33%) BGP
3 11 (36.67%) IPsec
4 10 (33.33%) LDAP
5 9 (30.00%) WAN
6 8 (26.67%) LAN
6 8 (26.67%) MPLS
6 8 (26.67%) Wireless
6 8 (26.67%) FWSM
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (23.33%) Network Security
7 7 (23.33%) Unified Communications
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (23.33%) IP Telephony
7 7 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (23.33%) DNS
7 7 (23.33%) DHCP
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (23.33%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) MySQL
2 10 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 10 (33.33%) Hudson
1 10 (33.33%) Subversion
1 10 (33.33%) JIRA
1 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Network Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) IT Support
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) LAMP
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Wiki
2 5 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (33.33%) CentOS
4 10 (33.33%) Debian
4 10 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (33.33%) DevOps
2 9 (30.00%) Build Automation
3 7 (23.33%) Network Management
3 7 (23.33%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (20.00%) Database Theory
4 6 (20.00%) Relational Database Theory
4 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 4 (13.33%) Email Migration
6 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) Perl
3 6 (20.00%) PHP
3 6 (20.00%) Ruby
3 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (33.33%) Postfix
2 10 (33.33%) Samba
2 10 (33.33%) iptables
3 7 (23.33%) XenServer
4 5 (16.67%) vSphere
4 5 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 10 (33.33%) Puppet
2 7 (23.33%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (16.67%) Salt
3 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 13 (43.33%) Citrix
3 12 (40.00%) VMware
4 10 (33.33%) Cisco
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) HP
5 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 7 (23.33%) IronPort
6 7 (23.33%) SolarWinds
6 7 (23.33%) Blue Coat
6 7 (23.33%) CA
6 7 (23.33%) Nokia
6 7 (23.33%) IBM
7 5 (16.67%) Wyse
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless
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