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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 69 59
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.22% 0.54% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.67% 5.75% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 13
Median daily rate £370 £280 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -34.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
- +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
VPN
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
139 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.28% 9.40% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 58 55
Median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £120 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

VPN
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

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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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 30 June 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 30 June 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 29 (82.86%) Cisco
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) CheckPoint
3 17 (48.57%) Firewall
3 17 (48.57%) Wireless
3 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
4 15 (42.86%) LAN
4 15 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 14 (40.00%) WAN
6 11 (31.43%) SCCM
6 11 (31.43%) SolarWinds
6 11 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (25.71%) FWSM
7 9 (25.71%) Palo Alto
7 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
7 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (25.71%) Linux
7 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
7 9 (25.71%) CA
8 8 (22.86%) Nokia
8 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.86%) DNS
8 8 (22.86%) MS Office
8 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 8 (22.86%) VMware
8 8 (22.86%) VMware ESX
8 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (22.86%) IronPort

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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 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (14.29%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.14%) Office 365
3 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) Firewall
1 17 (48.57%) Wireless
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (42.86%) LAN
3 14 (40.00%) WAN
4 11 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (25.71%) FWSM
5 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco IPT
6 8 (22.86%) DNS
6 8 (22.86%) IP Telephony
7 7 (20.00%) MPLS
7 7 (20.00%) Unified Communications
8 6 (17.14%) DHCP
8 6 (17.14%) IPsec
9 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (11.43%) Junos
10 4 (11.43%) Network Security
10 4 (11.43%) SSL
10 4 (11.43%) TACACS
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Network Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Network Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Specialist
7 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Network Specialist
8 2 (5.71%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) Fat Client
2 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 6 (17.14%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.14%) Mac OS X
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 8
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) DevOps
1 7 (20.00%) Network Management
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (11.43%) Security Hardening
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.71%) SDLC
5 2 (5.71%) Threat Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.71%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (5.71%) Validation
5 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (2.86%) Document Management
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
1 6 (17.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) CISSP
2 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.86%) CISM
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware ESX
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (22.86%) XenApp
2 8 (22.86%) XenDesktop
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 7 (20.00%) Ansible
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (20.00%) Puppet
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (5.71%) Nessus
4 2 (5.71%) Nmap
4 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (82.86%) Cisco
2 19 (54.29%) CheckPoint
3 11 (31.43%) SolarWinds
4 9 (25.71%) CA
4 9 (25.71%) Palo Alto
5 8 (22.86%) IronPort
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.86%) Nokia
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
6 7 (20.00%) Google
6 7 (20.00%) HP
6 7 (20.00%) IBM
7 6 (17.14%) Oracle
7 6 (17.14%) Wyse
8 5 (14.29%) Intel Security
9 4 (11.43%) Dell
9 4 (11.43%) F5
9 4 (11.43%) Juniper
10 3 (8.57%) AppSense
11 2 (5.71%) Symantec