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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 63 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -22
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.21% 0.64% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.12% 7.35% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 7
Average daily rate
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£385 £110 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £9.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -11.67%
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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 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.89% 8.70% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 32 36
Average daily rate £385 £289 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -55.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) VMware
4 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (46.15%) Citrix
4 12 (46.15%) MySQL
5 11 (42.31%) Linux
5 11 (42.31%) Apache
5 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
6 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 10 (38.46%) OSPF
6 10 (38.46%) BGP
6 10 (38.46%) SQL
6 10 (38.46%) IPsec
7 9 (34.62%) Java
7 9 (34.62%) DHCP
7 9 (34.62%) DNS
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco
8 8 (30.77%) WAN
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
9 7 (26.92%) LAN
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (23.08%) DevOps
10 6 (23.08%) Confluence
10 6 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (23.08%) Puppet
10 6 (23.08%) Hudson
10 6 (23.08%) MediaWiki

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (42.31%) Apache
2 6 (23.08%) Confluence
2 6 (23.08%) MediaWiki
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 6 (23.08%) nginx
3 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 10 (38.46%) OSPF
2 10 (38.46%) BGP
2 10 (38.46%) IPsec
3 9 (34.62%) DHCP
3 9 (34.62%) DNS
4 8 (30.77%) WAN
5 7 (26.92%) LAN
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (23.08%) LDAP
6 6 (23.08%) MPLS
6 6 (23.08%) Wireless
7 5 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (19.23%) Network Security
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (19.23%) IP Telephony
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (19.23%) IPv6
7 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
7 5 (19.23%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) MySQL
2 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Hudson
1 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
1 6 (23.08%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
7 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Wiki
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 6 (23.08%) UNIX
4 6 (23.08%) CentOS
4 6 (23.08%) Ubuntu
4 6 (23.08%) Debian
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) DevOps
1 6 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
2 5 (19.23%) Build Automation
2 5 (19.23%) Network Management
2 5 (19.23%) Database Theory
2 5 (19.23%) Relational Database Theory
3 4 (15.38%) Email Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) PHP
4 5 (19.23%) Ruby
4 5 (19.23%) Perl
4 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCNA
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 6 (23.08%) XenServer
3 6 (23.08%) Postfix
3 6 (23.08%) Samba
4 5 (19.23%) XenApp
4 5 (19.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Puppet
1 6 (23.08%) ZABBIX
2 5 (19.23%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (15.38%) Salt
3 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Citrix
3 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 6 (23.08%) HP
6 5 (19.23%) Blue Coat
6 5 (19.23%) Wyse
6 5 (19.23%) IronPort
6 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
6 5 (19.23%) CA
6 5 (19.23%) Nokia
6 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 5 (19.23%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) Lotus
7 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (3.85%) SAP
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