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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 60 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.94% 0.46% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 5.88% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 10
Average daily rate
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£385 £110 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £110 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £110 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.27% -8.33%
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 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+9.63% -19.73%
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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
118 68 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.47% 7.80% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 43
Average daily rate £400 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.22% -46.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.04 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £20.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) VMware
4 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (48.15%) MySQL
4 13 (48.15%) Citrix
5 12 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 12 (44.44%) Linux
5 12 (44.44%) Apache
6 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) OSPF
6 11 (40.74%) BGP
6 11 (40.74%) IPsec
7 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
7 10 (37.04%) Java
8 9 (33.33%) WAN
8 9 (33.33%) DHCP
8 9 (33.33%) DNS
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) Cisco
9 8 (29.63%) LAN
9 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
10 7 (25.93%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (25.93%) Puppet
10 7 (25.93%) Confluence
10 7 (25.93%) Hudson
10 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
10 7 (25.93%) MediaWiki
10 7 (25.93%) DevOps

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (44.44%) Apache
2 7 (25.93%) nginx
2 7 (25.93%) Confluence
2 7 (25.93%) MediaWiki
3 6 (22.22%) IIS
4 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (7.41%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) OSPF
2 11 (40.74%) BGP
2 11 (40.74%) IPsec
3 9 (33.33%) DNS
3 9 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (33.33%) DHCP
4 8 (29.63%) LAN
5 7 (25.93%) LDAP
5 7 (25.93%) Network Security
6 6 (22.22%) Wireless
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (22.22%) IPv6
6 6 (22.22%) MPLS
6 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) MySQL
2 7 (25.93%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Subversion
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.93%) Hudson
1 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
1 5 (18.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Wiki
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Linux
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
5 7 (25.93%) Debian
5 7 (25.93%) Ubuntu
5 7 (25.93%) CentOS
6 6 (22.22%) UNIX
7 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (25.93%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (25.93%) DevOps
2 6 (22.22%) Database Theory
2 6 (22.22%) Relational Database Theory
2 6 (22.22%) Build Automation
2 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 5 (18.52%) Network Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Email Migration
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 7 (25.93%) PHP
4 6 (22.22%) Perl
4 6 (22.22%) Ruby
4 6 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CCNA
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.93%) Samba
3 7 (25.93%) Postfix
3 7 (25.93%) XenServer
4 5 (18.52%) vSphere
4 5 (18.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) ZABBIX
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 5 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (18.52%) Salt
2 5 (18.52%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Citrix
3 12 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) Cisco
5 6 (22.22%) HP
6 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
6 5 (18.52%) Wyse
6 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
6 5 (18.52%) IronPort
6 5 (18.52%) SolarWinds
6 5 (18.52%) IBM
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) CA
6 5 (18.52%) Nokia
7 2 (7.41%) Lotus
7 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.70%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) SAP
Bristol, Avon
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