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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West / Bristol
Rank 57 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.50% 2.03% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 12.90% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
Median daily rate £300 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -13.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +33.33%

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
90 124 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.31% 15.76% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 65
Median daily rate £352 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £407 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £8.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £38.25 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 15 (68.18%) MS Office
3 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 13 (59.09%) Firewall
5 12 (54.55%) DNS
6 10 (45.45%) DHCP
7 9 (40.91%) WAN
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco
7 9 (40.91%) HP
7 9 (40.91%) Office 365
8 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
8 8 (36.36%) Wireless
8 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
8 8 (36.36%) SCCM
9 7 (31.82%) Dell
9 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
9 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
9 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
10 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
10 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 6 (27.27%) VMware
11 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
11 5 (22.73%) Wyse
11 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
11 5 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (22.73%) AppSense

VPN
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 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) MS Office
2 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
3 10 (45.45%) DHCP
4 9 (40.91%) WAN
5 8 (36.36%) Wireless
6 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 5 (22.73%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
9 3 (13.64%) Network Security
9 3 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (9.09%) MPLS
10 2 (9.09%) OSPF
10 2 (9.09%) VLAN
10 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (4.55%) BGP
11 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
11 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
11 1 (4.55%) IPsec
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) IT Support
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
3 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Cloud Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) IT Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Fat Client
2 5 (22.73%) Thin Client
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (13.64%) Smartphone
3 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.55%) CESG
5 1 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (4.55%) Clustering
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.55%) FlexPod
5 1 (4.55%) iPad
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Android
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Solaris
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
4 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 2 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) Computer Security
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Document Management
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) CCVP
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) CLAS
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
3 5 (22.73%) XenApp
3 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
4 4 (18.18%) BitLocker
4 4 (18.18%) ISA Server
4 4 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.55%) MOM
4 1 (4.55%) Nessus
4 1 (4.55%) Nmap
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) HP
3 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 7 (31.82%) Dell
4 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 5 (22.73%) AppSense
5 5 (22.73%) Wyse
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec
7 3 (13.64%) Apple
7 3 (13.64%) CA
7 3 (13.64%) Toshiba
8 2 (9.09%) Citrix
8 2 (9.09%) IBM
8 2 (9.09%) Juniper
8 2 (9.09%) Polycom
8 2 (9.09%) Xerox
9 1 (4.55%) Aruba
9 1 (4.55%) F5
9 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds