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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 75 54
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.23% 0.22% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.13% 2.44% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 16
Median daily rate £368 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -10.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%
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
160 82 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.02% 9.04% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 54 62
Median daily rate £365 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.46% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £15.16 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £100.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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

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 27 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (87.88%) Cisco
2 19 (57.58%) CheckPoint
2 19 (57.58%) Wireless
3 17 (51.52%) Firewall
3 17 (51.52%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (45.45%) Windows
5 14 (42.42%) LAN
5 14 (42.42%) WAN
5 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
5 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
6 11 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 10 (30.30%) HP
8 9 (27.27%) IPsec
8 9 (27.27%) DHCP
8 9 (27.27%) DNS
8 9 (27.27%) Palo Alto
9 8 (24.24%) Linux
9 8 (24.24%) Nokia
9 8 (24.24%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (24.24%) FWSM
9 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) IronPort
9 8 (24.24%) SCCM
9 8 (24.24%) IP Telephony
9 8 (24.24%) Cisco IPT
10 7 (21.21%) Google
10 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared

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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 5 (15.15%) Mule
1 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (18.18%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Wireless
2 17 (51.52%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (51.52%) Firewall
3 14 (42.42%) LAN
3 14 (42.42%) WAN
4 11 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (27.27%) DHCP
5 9 (27.27%) DNS
5 9 (27.27%) IPsec
6 8 (24.24%) Cisco IPT
6 8 (24.24%) FWSM
6 8 (24.24%) IP Telephony
6 8 (24.24%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (21.21%) MPLS
7 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
7 7 (21.21%) Unified Communications
8 6 (18.18%) Network Security
9 4 (12.12%) Junos
9 4 (12.12%) SSL
9 4 (12.12%) TACACS
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Network Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Network Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) PKI
3 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
3 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
4 3 (9.09%) CESG
4 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Mac OS X
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) DevOps
1 7 (21.21%) Network Management
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (12.12%) Security Hardening
4 3 (9.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.06%) Network Design
5 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.03%) SDLC
6 1 (3.03%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Validation
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
1 6 (18.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) CCNA
3 6 (18.18%) CISSP
3 6 (18.18%) JNCIA
4 3 (9.09%) CCDP
4 3 (9.09%) CCNP
4 3 (9.09%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.03%) CISM
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) XenApp
2 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SCCM
2 7 (21.21%) Ansible
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (21.21%) Puppet
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.03%) Nessus
4 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Cisco
2 19 (57.58%) CheckPoint
3 11 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 10 (30.30%) HP
5 9 (27.27%) Palo Alto
6 8 (24.24%) IronPort
6 8 (24.24%) Nokia
7 7 (21.21%) CA
7 7 (21.21%) Dell
7 7 (21.21%) Google
7 7 (21.21%) IBM
7 7 (21.21%) Juniper
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle
8 6 (18.18%) VMware
9 5 (15.15%) Intel Security
10 4 (12.12%) F5
10 4 (12.12%) Wyse
11 1 (3.03%) Citrix
11 1 (3.03%) Qualys