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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 61 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.43% 1.15% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 10.99% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 11
Median daily rate £360 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £347 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.60% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-8.15% +0.98%
VPN
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
138 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.45% 10.51% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 61 44
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 18
Median hourly rate £10.50 £22.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +30.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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

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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 26 May 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 26 May 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 29 (80.56%) Cisco
2 23 (63.89%) CheckPoint
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
3 19 (52.78%) Data Centre
4 17 (47.22%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (44.44%) Wireless
6 15 (41.67%) Windows
7 14 (38.89%) SolarWinds
7 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (36.11%) FWSM
8 13 (36.11%) MPLS
9 12 (33.33%) CA
9 12 (33.33%) Nokia
10 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
10 11 (30.56%) Cisco IPT
10 11 (30.56%) IronPort
10 11 (30.56%) Finance
10 11 (30.56%) IP Telephony
11 10 (27.78%) HP
11 10 (27.78%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (27.78%) IBM
11 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
11 10 (27.78%) Network Management
11 10 (27.78%) Unified Communications
12 9 (25.00%) LAN
13 8 (22.22%) WAN
13 8 (22.22%) DNS
13 8 (22.22%) SLA
13 8 (22.22%) VMware
13 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008

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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 7 (19.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.78%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (44.44%) Wireless
4 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (36.11%) FWSM
5 13 (36.11%) MPLS
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco IPT
6 11 (30.56%) IP Telephony
7 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 10 (27.78%) Unified Communications
8 9 (25.00%) LAN
9 8 (22.22%) DNS
9 8 (22.22%) WAN
10 6 (16.67%) DHCP
11 5 (13.89%) Network Security
12 4 (11.11%) IPsec
12 4 (11.11%) Junos
12 4 (11.11%) OSPF
12 4 (11.11%) SSL
12 4 (11.11%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Network Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Network Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Designer
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (19.44%) PKI
3 6 (16.67%) Fat Client
3 6 (16.67%) Thin Client
4 3 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.89%) Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.33%) Solaris
6 3 (8.33%) Unix
7 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Network Management
2 4 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (11.11%) Security Hardening
3 3 (8.33%) High Availability
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (8.33%) SDLC
3 3 (8.33%) Threat Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) Validation
3 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps
4 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
1 5 (13.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) CCNA
3 3 (8.33%) JNCIA
4 2 (5.56%) CISSP
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) CISM
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) SLA
2 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.78%) COBIT
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) VMware ESX
2 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (19.44%) XenApp
2 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop
3 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.56%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) Nessus
3 3 (8.33%) Nmap
4 2 (5.56%) Ansible
4 2 (5.56%) Puppet
4 2 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) Cisco
2 23 (63.89%) CheckPoint
3 14 (38.89%) SolarWinds
4 12 (33.33%) CA
4 12 (33.33%) Nokia
5 11 (30.56%) IronPort
6 10 (27.78%) HP
6 10 (27.78%) IBM
7 8 (22.22%) VMware
8 7 (19.44%) Juniper
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.67%) Wyse
10 5 (13.89%) Intel Security
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle
10 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
11 4 (11.11%) Dell
12 3 (8.33%) AppSense
12 3 (8.33%) Qualys
13 2 (5.56%) F5
13 2 (5.56%) Polycom