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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 60 59 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.13% 1.57% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.87% 13.98% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 1
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£360 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -37.72%
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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
92 93 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.43% 11.20% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 27
Average daily rate £360 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 4
Average hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -35.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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

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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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (77.78%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 13 (48.15%) Apache
3 13 (48.15%) MySQL
3 13 (48.15%) Citrix
3 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco
5 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
6 10 (37.04%) OSPF
6 10 (37.04%) BGP
7 9 (33.33%) IPsec
7 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (33.33%) LDAP
7 9 (33.33%) SQL
7 9 (33.33%) CentOS
7 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 9 (33.33%) ZABBIX
7 9 (33.33%) Postfix
7 9 (33.33%) JIRA
7 9 (33.33%) Wiki
7 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (33.33%) nginx
7 9 (33.33%) Confluence
7 9 (33.33%) Puppet

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 13 (48.15%) Apache
2 9 (33.33%) nginx
2 9 (33.33%) Confluence
2 9 (33.33%) MediaWiki
3 8 (29.63%) IIS
4 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
5 3 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) OSPF
2 10 (37.04%) BGP
3 9 (33.33%) LDAP
3 9 (33.33%) IPsec
4 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 7 (25.93%) WAN
6 6 (22.22%) LAN
6 6 (22.22%) Network Security
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (22.22%) MPLS
6 6 (22.22%) Wireless
6 6 (22.22%) FWSM
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (18.52%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications
7 5 (18.52%) IP Telephony
7 5 (18.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) MySQL
2 9 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Subversion
1 9 (33.33%) JIRA
1 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (33.33%) Hudson
1 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Network Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) IT Support
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (33.33%) Wiki
3 5 (18.52%) Clustering
4 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
4 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (33.33%) Debian
3 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 9 (33.33%) CentOS
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
5 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.81%) UNIX
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 8 (29.63%) Build Automation
3 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (18.52%) Data Modelling
4 5 (18.52%) Network Management
4 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
4 5 (18.52%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (18.52%) Database Theory
4 5 (18.52%) Relational Database Theory
5 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Email Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Information Security
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) Perl
3 5 (18.52%) PHP
3 5 (18.52%) Ruby
3 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CCNA
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) Samba
3 9 (33.33%) Postfix
3 9 (33.33%) iptables
4 7 (25.93%) XenApp
5 6 (22.22%) XenServer
6 4 (14.81%) vSphere
7 3 (11.11%) BitLocker
7 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
7 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (7.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 9 (33.33%) Puppet
2 5 (18.52%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 4 (14.81%) Salt
3 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Citrix
1 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
1 13 (48.15%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (29.63%) CA
5 7 (25.93%) Wyse
6 6 (22.22%) HP
7 5 (18.52%) Nokia
7 5 (18.52%) IBM
7 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
7 5 (18.52%) IronPort
7 5 (18.52%) SolarWinds
8 4 (14.81%) Oracle
9 3 (11.11%) Symantec
9 3 (11.11%) AppSense
10 1 (3.70%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (3.70%) SAP