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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.32% 1.65% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 14.43% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
92 97 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.96% 11.40% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 64 32
Average daily rate £425 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -42.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £14.50 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £22.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 8 (61.54%) Cisco
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (38.46%) CA
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
6 3 (23.08%) Hudson
6 3 (23.08%) Lync
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (23.08%) DevOps
6 3 (23.08%) iptables
6 3 (23.08%) Confluence
6 3 (23.08%) Puppet
6 3 (23.08%) MediaWiki
6 3 (23.08%) FWSM
6 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) nginx
1 3 (23.08%) Confluence
1 3 (23.08%) Lync
1 3 (23.08%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) MPLS
2 3 (23.08%) LDAP
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (23.08%) FWSM
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) RSVP
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Hudson
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Network Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) Wiki
2 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Debian
4 3 (23.08%) Ubuntu
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) CentOS
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Samba
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Postfix
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
2 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
2 3 (23.08%) iptables
2 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (15.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) ZABBIX
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (15.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 5 (38.46%) CA
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) AppSense
5 3 (23.08%) Symantec
5 3 (23.08%) Wyse
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Nokia
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 2 (15.38%) IronPort
6 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (7.69%) Juniper