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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 72 51 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.70% 0.33% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.31% 2.94% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £368
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £10.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -8.69%
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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
111 68 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.03% 11.06% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 41
Average daily rate £388 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £403 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -64.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £20.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 October 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 October 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 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 20 (83.33%) VMware
3 18 (75.00%) LAMP
3 18 (75.00%) Debian
3 18 (75.00%) Ruby
3 18 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (75.00%) PHP
3 18 (75.00%) Linux
3 18 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 18 (75.00%) Puppet
3 18 (75.00%) DevOps
4 17 (70.83%) XenServer
4 17 (70.83%) Java
4 17 (70.83%) Perl
5 16 (66.67%) Ubuntu
6 15 (62.50%) CentOS
7 12 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (50.00%) Salt
7 12 (50.00%) Build Automation
8 10 (41.67%) Windows
9 9 (37.50%) MySQL
9 9 (37.50%) Apache
9 9 (37.50%) JIRA
9 9 (37.50%) Samba
9 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
9 9 (37.50%) Postfix
9 9 (37.50%) Git (software)

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (37.50%) Apache
1 9 (37.50%) nginx
1 9 (37.50%) Confluence
2 8 (33.33%) MediaWiki
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) IPsec
2 8 (33.33%) Network Security
2 8 (33.33%) LDAP
2 8 (33.33%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) WAN
2 8 (33.33%) IPv6
2 8 (33.33%) OSPF
2 8 (33.33%) BGP
2 8 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 3 (12.50%) ADSL
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (12.50%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) MySQL
2 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) JIRA
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 8 (33.33%) Subversion
2 8 (33.33%) Hudson
General
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (54.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 13 (54.17%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Wiki
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Linux
1 18 (75.00%) Debian
2 16 (66.67%) Ubuntu
3 15 (62.50%) CentOS
4 10 (41.67%) Windows
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.17%) SUSE
7 1 (4.17%) UNIX
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 18 (75.00%) DevOps
2 12 (50.00%) Build Automation
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 8 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) ITSM
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) PHP
1 18 (75.00%) Ruby
1 18 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 17 (70.83%) Java
2 17 (70.83%) Perl
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (70.83%) XenServer
3 9 (37.50%) Postfix
3 9 (37.50%) Samba
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (75.00%) Puppet
2 12 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (50.00%) Salt
3 8 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) VMware
2 18 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Lotus
5 2 (8.33%) LANDesk