Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 95 101
Rank change year-on-year +51 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 18 26 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 2.66% 1.35% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.13% 9.85% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 12
Median daily rate £413 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -27.27% +179.66%
10th Percentile £193 £116 £296
90th Percentile £588 £524 £471
South West median daily rate £356 £375 £410
% change year-on-year -5.00% -8.54% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -42.86% +40.00%
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -42.86% +64.71%

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 119 264 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 17.60% 13.69% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 143 186
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £193 £188 £206
90th Percentile £563 £605 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.52 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.93% -41.37% +87.92%
10th Percentile £20.48 £9.75 £13.90
90th Percentile £55.75 £47.75 £45.05
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.55
% change year-on-year - +19.84% +50.20%

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

VPN
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 15 January 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
3 12 (66.67%) OSPF
4 11 (61.11%) Wireless
5 9 (50.00%) Juniper
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (50.00%) F5
6 8 (44.44%) WAN
6 8 (44.44%) BGP
6 8 (44.44%) SSL
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (38.89%) CCNP
7 7 (38.89%) LAN
7 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
7 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
8 6 (33.33%) IPsec
8 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 6 (33.33%) MPLS
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (27.78%) AWS
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (27.78%) CCNA
9 5 (27.78%) DNS
9 5 (27.78%) DHCP
9 5 (27.78%) Windows
10 4 (22.22%) Linux
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (22.22%) SMTP
10 4 (22.22%) HTTP
10 4 (22.22%) SNMP

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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:

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Power Automate
3 1 (5.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 12 (66.67%) OSPF
3 11 (61.11%) Wireless
4 8 (44.44%) BGP
4 8 (44.44%) SSL
4 8 (44.44%) WAN
5 7 (38.89%) LAN
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (33.33%) IPsec
6 6 (33.33%) MPLS
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (27.78%) DHCP
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
8 4 (22.22%) HTTP
8 4 (22.22%) NetScreen
8 4 (22.22%) SMTP
8 4 (22.22%) SNMP
8 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
9 3 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) LAN Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) WLAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) ITSM
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) Ticket Management
2 2 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Employee Productivity
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Python
1 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CCNP
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCDA
4 1 (5.56%) CCDP
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) HP APS
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.56%) HAProxy
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) F5
2 9 (50.00%) Juniper
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Blue Coat
3 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 4 (22.22%) Infoblox
3 4 (22.22%) Ivanti
3 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Meraki
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.11%) Snow
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard