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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.59% 1.20% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 12.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Average daily rate
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£368 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £362 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -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 £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
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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
106 88 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.07% 9.62% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 42
Average daily rate £360 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £223 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £25.88 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 26 (78.79%) Firewall
2 22 (66.67%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) Apache
3 15 (45.45%) MySQL
3 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 15 (45.45%) Citrix
3 15 (45.45%) Red Hat
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (39.39%) OSPF
4 13 (39.39%) BGP
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (33.33%) SQL
5 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 11 (33.33%) IPsec
5 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 10 (30.30%) nginx
6 10 (30.30%) Confluence
6 10 (30.30%) CentOS
6 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
6 10 (30.30%) ZABBIX
6 10 (30.30%) Postfix
6 10 (30.30%) Wiki
6 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (30.30%) JIRA
6 10 (30.30%) Samba
6 10 (30.30%) Debian

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (45.45%) Apache
2 10 (30.30%) nginx
2 10 (30.30%) Confluence
2 10 (30.30%) MediaWiki
3 9 (27.27%) IIS
4 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
4 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (78.79%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) OSPF
2 13 (39.39%) BGP
3 11 (33.33%) IPsec
4 10 (30.30%) DNS
4 10 (30.30%) LDAP
5 9 (27.27%) WAN
6 8 (24.24%) LAN
6 8 (24.24%) MPLS
6 8 (24.24%) Wireless
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (24.24%) FWSM
7 7 (21.21%) Unified Communications
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (21.21%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (21.21%) Network Security
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco IPT
7 7 (21.21%) IP Telephony
7 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (21.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) MySQL
2 10 (30.30%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
1 10 (30.30%) JIRA
1 10 (30.30%) Subversion
1 10 (30.30%) Hudson
1 10 (30.30%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Network Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Senior Network Analyst
5 6 (18.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Solutions Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) IT Support
8 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) LAMP
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Wiki
2 5 (15.15%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 10 (30.30%) CentOS
4 10 (30.30%) Debian
4 10 (30.30%) Ubuntu
5 8 (24.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.15%) UNIX
7 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (30.30%) DevOps
2 9 (27.27%) Build Automation
3 7 (21.21%) Network Management
3 7 (21.21%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 6 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (18.18%) Database Theory
4 6 (18.18%) Relational Database Theory
5 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) Email Migration
7 1 (3.03%) Information Security
7 1 (3.03%) Validation
7 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) Java
3 6 (18.18%) Perl
3 6 (18.18%) PHP
3 6 (18.18%) Ruby
3 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.06%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (30.30%) Postfix
2 10 (30.30%) Samba
2 10 (30.30%) iptables
3 8 (24.24%) XenApp
4 7 (21.21%) XenServer
5 5 (15.15%) vSphere
6 3 (9.09%) BitLocker
6 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (6.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) ZABBIX
1 10 (30.30%) Puppet
2 7 (21.21%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (15.15%) Salt
4 4 (12.12%) SCCM
5 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Citrix
1 15 (45.45%) Red Hat
1 15 (45.45%) VMware
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco
3 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 10 (30.30%) CA
5 8 (24.24%) HP
5 8 (24.24%) Wyse
6 7 (21.21%) SolarWinds
6 7 (21.21%) IronPort
6 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
6 7 (21.21%) Nokia
6 7 (21.21%) IBM
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle
8 3 (9.09%) AppSense
8 3 (9.09%) Symantec
9 1 (3.03%) SAP
9 1 (3.03%) Ruckus Wireless