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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.06% 0.96% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 6.96% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Median daily rate £254 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £361 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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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
89 115 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.77% 13.81% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 65 69
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +96.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £41.25 £22.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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

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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 10 December 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 10 December 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 17 (65.38%) Windows
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 15 (57.69%) Firewall
4 14 (53.85%) DNS
5 13 (50.00%) Wireless
6 12 (46.15%) WAN
6 12 (46.15%) DHCP
7 11 (42.31%) LAN
7 11 (42.31%) SCCM
8 10 (38.46%) MS Office
8 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
9 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
9 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
10 8 (30.77%) HP
10 8 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (30.77%) Office 365
11 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
11 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
12 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (23.08%) Linux
12 6 (23.08%) IPsec
12 6 (23.08%) Network Security
13 5 (19.23%) Google
13 5 (19.23%) VMware
13 5 (19.23%) MS Excel

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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 4 (15.38%) Mule
1 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (30.77%) Office 365
3 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) DNS
3 13 (50.00%) Wireless
4 12 (46.15%) DHCP
4 12 (46.15%) WAN
5 11 (42.31%) LAN
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
9 6 (23.08%) IPsec
9 6 (23.08%) Network Security
10 5 (19.23%) OSPF
11 4 (15.38%) BGP
11 4 (15.38%) Internet
11 4 (15.38%) VoIP
12 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
12 3 (11.54%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
13 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 2 (7.69%) MPLS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
1 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Network Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Cloud Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Network Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) CESG
3 3 (11.54%) Fat Client
3 3 (11.54%) Thin Client
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.85%) iPad
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Replication
5 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.85%) Solaris
9 1 (3.85%) Unix
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) DevOps
2 3 (11.54%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Network Design
2 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
3 2 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Security
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) SDLC
4 1 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CCNP
2 5 (19.23%) CISSP
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) CCDP
4 3 (11.54%) JNCIA
4 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) CCVP
6 1 (3.85%) CISM
6 1 (3.85%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) ISA Server
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
3 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
4 3 (11.54%) BitLocker
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.85%) Firmware
6 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) SCCM
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (19.23%) Ansible
3 5 (19.23%) Puppet
4 3 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.85%) MOM
5 1 (3.85%) Nessus
5 1 (3.85%) Nmap
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) Dell
4 5 (19.23%) Google
4 5 (19.23%) Juniper
4 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (11.54%) AppSense
6 3 (11.54%) CA
6 3 (11.54%) F5
6 3 (11.54%) Symantec
6 3 (11.54%) Wyse
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) IronPort
8 1 (3.85%) Nokia
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) Veritas