The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 52 40 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.18% 1.45% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 10.77% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -33.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-26.43% +27.77%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
96 65 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.06% 13.49% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 48
Average daily rate £400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +82.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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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

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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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 24 (85.71%) Firewall
2 22 (78.57%) LAMP
2 22 (78.57%) VMware
2 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 22 (78.57%) Ruby
2 22 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (78.57%) Bash Shell
2 22 (78.57%) Puppet
3 21 (75.00%) DevOps
4 20 (71.43%) Red Hat
4 20 (71.43%) Debian
5 18 (64.29%) Java
5 18 (64.29%) Perl
5 18 (64.29%) PHP
5 18 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (60.71%) Ubuntu
6 17 (60.71%) XenServer
7 14 (50.00%) Samba
7 14 (50.00%) Apache
7 14 (50.00%) nginx
7 14 (50.00%) Postfix
7 14 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 13 (46.43%) Windows
9 12 (42.86%) Citrix
9 12 (42.86%) LAN
9 12 (42.86%) WAN
9 12 (42.86%) CentOS
10 11 (39.29%) JIRA
10 11 (39.29%) Confluence

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 14 (50.00%) Apache
1 14 (50.00%) nginx
2 11 (39.29%) Confluence
3 9 (32.14%) MediaWiki
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) LAN
2 12 (42.86%) WAN
3 10 (35.71%) IPv6
3 10 (35.71%) OSPF
3 10 (35.71%) BGP
3 10 (35.71%) Network Security
4 9 (32.14%) EIGRP
4 9 (32.14%) LDAP
4 9 (32.14%) IPsec
5 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.57%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (3.57%) ADSL
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) MySQL
1 9 (32.14%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 14 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (39.29%) JIRA
3 10 (35.71%) Hudson
4 9 (32.14%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Linux Engineer
1 15 (53.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Administrator
2 5 (17.86%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (78.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Wiki
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 20 (71.43%) Debian
3 17 (60.71%) Ubuntu
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
5 12 (42.86%) CentOS
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 2 (7.14%) SUSE
9 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
10 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (75.00%) DevOps
3 10 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (32.14%) Data Modelling
4 9 (32.14%) Build Automation
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) Ruby
1 22 (78.57%) Bash Shell
2 18 (64.29%) Java
2 18 (64.29%) Perl
2 18 (64.29%) PHP
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (60.71%) XenServer
3 14 (50.00%) Samba
3 14 (50.00%) Postfix
4 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (78.57%) Puppet
2 10 (35.71%) ZABBIX
3 9 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (32.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) VMware
2 20 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 12 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) Nokia
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) IronPort