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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.01% 0.50% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.53% 4.92% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+22.27% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.25%
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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
97 61 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.49% 10.23% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 30 37
Average daily rate £388 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £146 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £39.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.22% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.35 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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 28 (96.55%) Firewall
2 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 25 (86.21%) LAMP
2 25 (86.21%) VMware
2 25 (86.21%) Ruby
2 25 (86.21%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (86.21%) Bash Shell
2 25 (86.21%) Puppet
3 24 (82.76%) DevOps
4 23 (79.31%) Red Hat
4 23 (79.31%) Debian
5 21 (72.41%) Java
5 21 (72.41%) Perl
5 21 (72.41%) PHP
5 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (68.97%) Ubuntu
6 20 (68.97%) XenServer
7 16 (55.17%) Apache
7 16 (55.17%) Samba
7 16 (55.17%) Git (software)
7 16 (55.17%) Postfix
7 16 (55.17%) nginx
7 16 (55.17%) Jenkins
8 15 (51.72%) CentOS
9 13 (44.83%) JIRA
9 13 (44.83%) Confluence
10 12 (41.38%) Windows
10 12 (41.38%) LAN
10 12 (41.38%) WAN
10 12 (41.38%) IPv6

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 16 (55.17%) Apache
1 16 (55.17%) nginx
2 13 (44.83%) Confluence
3 11 (37.93%) MediaWiki
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (96.55%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) Network Security
2 12 (41.38%) LAN
2 12 (41.38%) WAN
2 12 (41.38%) IPv6
2 12 (41.38%) OSPF
2 12 (41.38%) BGP
3 11 (37.93%) EIGRP
3 11 (37.93%) LDAP
3 11 (37.93%) IPsec
4 2 (6.90%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.90%) ADSL
4 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.45%) FWSM
5 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) MySQL
1 11 (37.93%) PostgreSQL
1 11 (37.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Git (software)
1 16 (55.17%) Jenkins
2 13 (44.83%) JIRA
3 12 (41.38%) Hudson
4 11 (37.93%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (55.17%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (48.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (17.24%) Administrator
5 4 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (13.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Wiki
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 23 (79.31%) Debian
3 20 (68.97%) Ubuntu
4 15 (51.72%) CentOS
5 12 (41.38%) Windows
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.90%) SUSE
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (82.76%) DevOps
3 12 (41.38%) Build Automation
3 12 (41.38%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (41.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (37.93%) Data Modelling
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) Ruby
1 25 (86.21%) Bash Shell
2 21 (72.41%) Java
2 21 (72.41%) Perl
2 21 (72.41%) PHP
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (68.97%) XenServer
3 16 (55.17%) Postfix
3 16 (55.17%) Samba
4 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (86.21%) Puppet
2 12 (41.38%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (41.38%) Salt
2 12 (41.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) VMware
2 23 (79.31%) Red Hat
3 12 (41.38%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Nokia
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.45%) IronPort