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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 59 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11  
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.70% 1.31% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.21% 8.33% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 16
Median daily rate £320 £370 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.21% -5.71%  

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 152 144 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.42% 15.75% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 110 64
Median daily rate £370 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £23.63 £9.00 £32.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.50% -72.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £9.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.93 £9.00 £43.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 24 April 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 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (65.22%) HP
3 13 (56.52%) Firewall
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) Windows
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (47.83%) Dell
5 11 (47.83%) Office 365
6 10 (43.48%) Cisco
6 10 (43.48%) DNS
7 9 (39.13%) DHCP
7 9 (39.13%) Wireless
7 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
7 9 (39.13%) SCCM
7 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
8 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
8 8 (34.78%) IBM
8 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
9 7 (30.43%) WAN
10 6 (26.09%) SLA
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (21.74%) Network Management
11 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
11 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
11 5 (21.74%) FWSM
11 5 (21.74%) MPLS

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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 5 (21.74%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) DNS
3 9 (39.13%) DHCP
3 9 (39.13%) Wireless
4 7 (30.43%) WAN
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (21.74%) FWSM
6 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
6 5 (21.74%) MPLS
6 5 (21.74%) Network Security
6 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
7 4 (17.39%) LAN
7 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (13.04%) BGP
8 3 (13.04%) OSPF
8 3 (13.04%) VLAN
9 2 (8.70%) LDAP
9 2 (8.70%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) IT Support
2 4 (17.39%) Network Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
3 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) IT Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (17.39%) Fat Client
3 4 (17.39%) Public Cloud
3 4 (17.39%) Thin Client
3 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (13.04%) FlexPod
4 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.04%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (13.04%) Smartphone
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Signage
6 1 (4.35%) CESG
6 1 (4.35%) CMDB
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Android
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
2 5 (21.74%) Network Management
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) ITSM
3 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
4 3 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Document Management
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) Python
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) MCSE
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCDP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) ISA Server
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (17.39%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
3 4 (17.39%) XenApp
3 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
4 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
6 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) SCCM
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (13.04%) SCOM
3 3 (13.04%) SCOrch
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) HP
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) Dell
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco
5 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
5 8 (34.78%) IBM
6 5 (21.74%) CA
6 5 (21.74%) IronPort
6 5 (21.74%) Nokia
6 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
6 5 (21.74%) VMware
7 4 (17.39%) AppSense
7 4 (17.39%) Wyse
7 4 (17.39%) Xerox
8 3 (13.04%) Apple
8 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 3 (13.04%) NetApp
8 3 (13.04%) Toshiba
9 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
9 2 (8.70%) Symantec