Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 106 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 18 22 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 1.10% 1.09% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.14% 8.66% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Median daily rate £340 £170 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -21.84% -30.40%
10th Percentile £117 £103 £123
90th Percentile £503 £448 £336
South West median daily rate £363 £368 £450
% change year-on-year -1.36% -18.33% +49.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +100.00% -
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -42.86% +100.00% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 197 254 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.06% 12.62% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 143 148
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £176 £180 £181
90th Percentile £602 £575 £504
South West median daily rate £425 £386 £390
% change year-on-year +10.03% -0.96% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £21.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +66.17% -4.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.50 £15.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.63 £36.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -47.06% +80.85% -41.25%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for VPN in Bristol

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Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in Bristol over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for VPN in Bristol

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VPN in Bristol over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VPN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) SCCM
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (22.22%) Office 365
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 4 (22.22%) SLA
6 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 4 (22.22%) McAfee
7 3 (16.67%) Dell
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) Android
7 3 (16.67%) Network Security
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) VLAN
7 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server

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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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.56%) AWS
3 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.56%) Route 53
3 1 (5.56%) Serverless
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) Wireless
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 3 (16.67%) VLAN
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) FWSM
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (5.56%) BGP
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) RIP
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 3 (16.67%) Android
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (5.56%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) AWS Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) vCenter Server
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 4 (22.22%) McAfee
3 3 (16.67%) Dell
3 3 (16.67%) F5
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) IronPort
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper