Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 79 91
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.71% 1.37% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 10.80% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 12
Bristol median daily rate £138 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.86% -15.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £111 £116 £328
90th Percentile £350 £616 £470
South West median daily rate £350 £335 £375
% change year-on-year +4.48% -10.67% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Bristol median hourly rate £25.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.53% - -
South West median hourly rate £21.25 £41.75 £10.00
% change year-on-year -49.10% +317.50% -45.21%

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 305 213 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.55% 12.73% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 140 129
Bristol median daily rate £338 £336 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.37% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £163 £207 £156
90th Percentile £545 £539 £555
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.26% +92.86%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £26.75 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -28.67% -4.46% +72.98%

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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 18 December 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 18 December 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) Smartcard
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (14.29%) IPsec
8 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
8 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (14.29%) WSUS
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) IPsec
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) Skype
5 1 (7.14%) SMS
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Smartcard
2 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
1 2 (14.29%) DevOps
1 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) Email Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam