Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 87 105
Rank change year-on-year +25 +18 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 25 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 1.42% 1.33% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 10.08% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 6
Median daily rate £425 £170 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -48.48% -6.25%
10th Percentile £304 £135 £213
90th Percentile £460 £492 £538
South West median daily rate £425 £328 £400
% change year-on-year +29.77% -18.13% +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +75.68% -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year +23.08% +2.36% +81.43%

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 84 248 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.82% 13.21% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 120 129
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £208 £180 £224
90th Percentile £601 £613 £475
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 25
Median hourly rate £30.50 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% -1.18% +51.79%
10th Percentile £15.95 £18.50 £16.45
90th Percentile £40.00 £50.00 £132.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.36% +3.83%

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

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

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

Daily rate histogram for VPN in Bristol

VPN
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 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VPN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 (81.82%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCNP
3 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) WAN
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (36.36%) Infoblox
5 4 (36.36%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (36.36%) F5
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 4 (36.36%) SNMP
5 4 (36.36%) HTTP
5 4 (36.36%) SSL
5 4 (36.36%) SMTP
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) NetScreen
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (27.27%) CCIE
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 2 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop

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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 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (45.45%) DHCP
3 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 4 (36.36%) NetScreen
4 4 (36.36%) SMTP
4 4 (36.36%) SNMP
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
5 2 (18.18%) BGP
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
6 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 1 (9.09%) IPsec
6 1 (9.09%) VLAN
6 1 (9.09%) VPLS
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Architecture Roadmap
3 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) CCIE
6 2 (18.18%) CCDP
7 1 (9.09%) CCDA
7 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) Terminal Server
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) F5
3 4 (36.36%) Infoblox
3 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Ivanti
5 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 1 (9.09%) Polycom
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Wyse