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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.89% 2.41% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 18.10% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 1
Average daily rate £368 £385 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +250.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
122 116 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.44% 13.33% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 38
Average daily rate £350 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco
3 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
4 10 (47.62%) MPLS
4 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
5 8 (38.10%) Wireless
5 8 (38.10%) FWSM
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (33.33%) CA
6 7 (33.33%) Nokia
7 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
7 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 6 (28.57%) IronPort
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (23.81%) Network Management
8 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
8 5 (23.81%) High Availability
8 5 (23.81%) IP Telephony
8 5 (23.81%) HP
8 5 (23.81%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (23.81%) RSVP
8 5 (23.81%) IBM
8 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
9 4 (19.05%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) MPLS
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (38.10%) FWSM
3 8 (38.10%) Wireless
4 7 (33.33%) Network Security
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (23.81%) IP Telephony
5 5 (23.81%) RSVP
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
6 4 (19.05%) BGP
6 4 (19.05%) OSPF
7 3 (14.29%) DNS
7 3 (14.29%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.76%) DHCP
8 1 (4.76%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Designer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Principal Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Principal Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Cryptography
2 3 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
3 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Android
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Solaris
3 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) High Availability
1 5 (23.81%) Network Management
2 3 (14.29%) Information Security
2 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (14.29%) SDLC
2 3 (14.29%) Threat Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Validation
2 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Document Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CISM
1 1 (4.76%) CISSP
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
3 1 (4.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) BitLocker
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (14.29%) Nessus
2 3 (14.29%) Nmap
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) CA
3 7 (33.33%) Nokia
4 6 (28.57%) IronPort
5 5 (23.81%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) IBM
5 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
6 3 (14.29%) Juniper
6 3 (14.29%) Qualys
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) AppSense
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) Polycom
7 2 (9.52%) Symantec
7 2 (9.52%) Wyse
8 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.76%) Lotus
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago