Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 82 75
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.66% 1.57% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 8.79% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 26
Bristol median daily rate £306 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% -12.75% +3.47%
10th Percentile £136 £229 £300
90th Percentile £476 £405 £625
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +15.38% -10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Bristol median hourly rate £18.50 - £41.75
10th Percentile £16.35 - £19.13
90th Percentile £21.25 - £46.13
South West median hourly rate £31.75 - £41.75

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 242 307 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.25% 17.86% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 208 213
Bristol median daily rate £368 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +0.69% -1.37%
10th Percentile £213 £229 £231
90th Percentile £475 £538 £535
South West median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 14
Bristol median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.85% +47.73% -
10th Percentile £16.35 £11.92 £8.88
90th Percentile £159.75 £35.30 £44.80
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% +14.29% +73.40%

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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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018, 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 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) SCCM
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) ADSL
5 3 (25.00%) SLA
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) McAfee
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Brocade

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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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) ADSL
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
6 2 (16.67%) Junos
6 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (16.67%) VRRP
7 1 (8.33%) FCoE
7 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Azure Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) BSS Architect
5 1 (8.33%) BSS Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Frameworx
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Adaptive Security
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) eTOM
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCT
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) Juniper
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee
2 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) Brocade
3 2 (16.67%) Forcepoint
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Meraki
3 2 (16.67%) Sophos
3 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) BT
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Siemens
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard