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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 73 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.22% 2.25% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 18.56% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 1
Average daily rate
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£358 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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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
81 97 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.00% 12.14% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 27
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -55.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £22.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Samba
6 5 (33.33%) Debian
6 5 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (33.33%) CA
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Apache
6 5 (33.33%) LDAP
6 5 (33.33%) MySQL
6 5 (33.33%) Subversion
6 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
6 5 (33.33%) JIRA
6 5 (33.33%) Wiki
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) CentOS
6 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (33.33%) ZABBIX
6 5 (33.33%) Postfix
6 5 (33.33%) nginx
6 5 (33.33%) Confluence
6 5 (33.33%) Puppet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (33.33%) Apache
1 5 (33.33%) nginx
1 5 (33.33%) Confluence
1 5 (33.33%) MediaWiki
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Lync
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (26.67%) OSPF
3 4 (26.67%) BGP
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (20.00%) FWSM
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) IPv6
5 2 (13.33%) MPLS
5 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) IPsec
5 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
1 5 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) Hudson
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) ICT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Wiki
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Debian
3 5 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) CentOS
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Build Automation
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
1 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Database Theory
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database Theory
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) PHP
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) Ruby
1 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Samba
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Postfix
2 5 (33.33%) iptables
3 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (13.33%) Xen
4 2 (13.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 5 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (13.33%) Salt
3 2 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) CA
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Symantec
6 3 (20.00%) Wyse
6 3 (20.00%) AppSense
7 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (13.33%) IronPort
7 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) IBM
7 2 (13.33%) Nokia
8 1 (6.67%) Juniper
8 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow