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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West / Bristol
Rank 58 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.65% 2.61% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.37% 17.69% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 11
Median daily rate £313 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £496 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +19.61%

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
135 130 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 15.96% 14.76% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 96 63
Median daily rate £356 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.79% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.50 £8.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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
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 28 February 2017, 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 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (66.67%) MS Office
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 14 (58.33%) Firewall
5 13 (54.17%) DNS
5 13 (54.17%) HP
6 12 (50.00%) Cisco
6 12 (50.00%) Office 365
7 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
7 11 (45.83%) DHCP
7 11 (45.83%) Wireless
8 10 (41.67%) SCCM
8 10 (41.67%) Incident Management
9 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
10 8 (33.33%) Dell
10 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 7 (29.17%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) CA
12 6 (25.00%) Thin Client
12 6 (25.00%) SLA
12 6 (25.00%) IBM
12 6 (25.00%) Wyse
12 6 (25.00%) VMware
12 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
12 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (25.00%) AppSense
12 6 (25.00%) Fat Client
12 6 (25.00%) XenApp

VPN
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 6 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (66.67%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) DNS
3 11 (45.83%) DHCP
3 11 (45.83%) Wireless
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (20.83%) FWSM
6 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
6 5 (20.83%) MPLS
6 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
7 4 (16.67%) LAN
8 3 (12.50%) BGP
8 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 3 (12.50%) OSPF
8 3 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) Network Security
9 2 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) IT Support
3 4 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
2 6 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (12.50%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (12.50%) Smartphone
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
6 1 (4.17%) iPad
6 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) Android
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.83%) Network Management
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (12.50%) ITSM
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Document Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCIE
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) XenApp
2 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (20.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (16.67%) BitLocker
4 4 (16.67%) ISA Server
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) SCCM
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.17%) SCOM
5 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) HP
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco
4 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 8 (33.33%) Dell
6 7 (29.17%) CA
7 6 (25.00%) AppSense
7 6 (25.00%) IBM
7 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) Wyse
8 5 (20.83%) IronPort
8 5 (20.83%) Nokia
8 5 (20.83%) SolarWinds
9 4 (16.67%) Symantec
9 4 (16.67%) Xerox
10 3 (12.50%) Apple
10 3 (12.50%) Citrix
10 3 (12.50%) Toshiba
11 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
11 2 (8.33%) Polycom