The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.38% 1.36% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.45% 11.88% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Median daily rate £370 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -15.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £18.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.64% +7.35%
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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
142 101 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.36% 11.43% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 57 46
Median daily rate £370 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
Median hourly rate £9.00 £25.88 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.21% +56.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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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

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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 4 May 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for VPN.

1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) Firewall
3 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
5 11 (40.74%) Windows
6 9 (33.33%) Wireless
6 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 9 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (29.63%) FWSM
7 8 (29.63%) MPLS
7 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 7 (25.93%) Juniper
8 7 (25.93%) CA
8 7 (25.93%) Nokia
8 7 (25.93%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) PKI
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (22.22%) IP Telephony
9 6 (22.22%) VMware
9 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (22.22%) IronPort
9 6 (22.22%) DNS
10 5 (18.52%) IBM
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
10 5 (18.52%) HP
10 5 (18.52%) CiscoWorks

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (33.33%) Wireless
4 8 (29.63%) FWSM
4 8 (29.63%) MPLS
4 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) IP Telephony
6 5 (18.52%) LAN
6 5 (18.52%) Network Security
6 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications
7 4 (14.81%) BGP
7 4 (14.81%) DHCP
7 4 (14.81%) Junos
7 4 (14.81%) OSPF
7 4 (14.81%) SSL
7 4 (14.81%) TACACS
7 4 (14.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Designer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.93%) PKI
3 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
3 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
4 3 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 3 (11.11%) Unix
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Network Management
2 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (14.81%) Security Hardening
3 3 (11.11%) High Availability
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (11.11%) SDLC
3 3 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Validation
3 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (7.41%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) CCNA
2 3 (11.11%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) XenApp
2 5 (18.52%) XenDesktop
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) BitLocker
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 3 (11.11%) Nessus
3 3 (11.11%) Nmap
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 7 (25.93%) CA
4 7 (25.93%) Juniper
4 7 (25.93%) Nokia
5 6 (22.22%) IronPort
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
6 5 (18.52%) HP
6 5 (18.52%) IBM
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Wyse
7 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
8 3 (11.11%) AppSense
8 3 (11.11%) Dell
8 3 (11.11%) Intel Security
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle
8 3 (11.11%) Qualys
9 2 (7.41%) Polycom
9 2 (7.41%) Symantec