Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 76 88
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.57% 1.80% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.60% 10.93% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 17
Bristol median daily rate £325 £373 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.75% +3.47% -12.73%
10th Percentile £229 £300 £280
90th Percentile £405 £625 £430
South West median daily rate £339 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -6.62% -3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £41.75 -
South West median hourly rate - £41.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +98.81% +23.53%

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 314 302 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.31% 16.46% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 222 118
Bristol median daily rate £366 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% -2.03% +5.71%
10th Percentile £231 £231 £236
90th Percentile £538 £525 £483
South West median daily rate £368 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +1.38% +0.69% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 14
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £25.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -9.36% +45.00%
10th Percentile £11.33 £9.00 £9.97
90th Percentile £34.65 £44.65 £43.56
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year +15.94% +67.48% +16.06%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Bristol over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 14 (51.85%) HP
4 13 (48.15%) DHCP
5 11 (40.74%) LAN
5 11 (40.74%) WAN
5 11 (40.74%) IBM
6 10 (37.04%) Cisco
7 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 9 (33.33%) DNS
7 9 (33.33%) Wireless
7 9 (33.33%) VMware
7 9 (33.33%) SCCM
7 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
9 7 (25.93%) Linux
9 7 (25.93%) Oracle
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.93%) MPLS
9 7 (25.93%) Dell
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (25.93%) CA
9 7 (25.93%) IP Telephony
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco IPT
9 7 (25.93%) SolarWinds
9 7 (25.93%) IronPort
9 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring 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 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (22.22%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) DHCP
3 11 (40.74%) LAN
3 11 (40.74%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) DNS
4 9 (33.33%) Wireless
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco IPT
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (25.93%) IP Telephony
6 7 (25.93%) MPLS
6 7 (25.93%) Unified Communications
7 5 (18.52%) FWSM
7 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (14.81%) BGP
8 4 (14.81%) Network Security
8 4 (14.81%) OSPF
9 3 (11.11%) LDAP
9 3 (11.11%) PPP
9 3 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (14.81%) Network Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (22.22%) Public Cloud
3 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
5 2 (7.41%) FlexPod
5 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
5 2 (7.41%) Smartcard
5 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
5 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.70%) CESG
6 1 (3.70%) CMDB
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Signage
6 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Network Management
2 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) ERP
5 2 (7.41%) Kanban
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.41%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.41%) Perl
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.41%) Python
1 2 (7.41%) Ruby
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCSE
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCDP
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) ISA Server
4 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.41%) Xen
7 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
7 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) SCCM
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (25.93%) Puppet
3 4 (14.81%) SCOM
3 4 (14.81%) SCOrch
3 4 (14.81%) WSUS
4 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.70%) Nessus
5 1 (3.70%) Nexpose
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) HP
2 11 (40.74%) IBM
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco
4 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) CA
6 7 (25.93%) Dell
6 7 (25.93%) IronPort
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) SolarWinds
7 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
7 5 (18.52%) Nokia
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
9 2 (7.41%) AppSense
9 2 (7.41%) arcserve
9 2 (7.41%) F5
9 2 (7.41%) NetApp
9 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.41%) Wyse