Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 89 74
Rank change year-on-year -18 -15 +23
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.82% 1.00% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 6.01% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 28
Bristol median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% - +22.81%
10th Percentile £251 £111 £240
90th Percentile £525 £380 £625
South West median daily rate £380 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +4.11% +0.69% -10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Bristol median hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.00% -40.12% -
10th Percentile £17.13 £24.50 £19.13
90th Percentile £21.38 £25.50 £46.13
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £21.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -46.88% +158.06%

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 295 316 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.16% 16.64% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 207 181
Bristol median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -9.33%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +6.48% +4.64% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 20
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +14.29% +11.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.30 £11.15
90th Percentile £118.13 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +3.03% -15.92%

VPN
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 October 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 18 October 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 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (52.94%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
5 7 (41.18%) Migration
5 7 (41.18%) Server Management
5 7 (41.18%) DevOps
5 7 (41.18%) Microservices
5 7 (41.18%) Kubernetes
5 7 (41.18%) Docker
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
5 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
5 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
5 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) Juniper
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
7 3 (17.65%) BGP
7 3 (17.65%) MPLS

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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 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) BGP
3 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
3 3 (17.65%) MPLS
3 3 (17.65%) OSPF
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) ADSL
4 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
4 2 (11.76%) Junos
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) VRRP
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.88%) Skype
5 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Recruitment Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
1 2 (11.76%) React
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Core
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Photography
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (41.18%) DevOps
2 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
2 7 (41.18%) Microservices
2 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) Server Management
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
2 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) MCT
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Docker
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) NFS
4 1 (5.88%) KVM
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Kubernetes
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.88%) Ansible
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) McAfee
4 2 (11.76%) Brocade
4 2 (11.76%) Forcepoint
4 2 (11.76%) Meraki
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.76%) Sophos
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) BT
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Siemens
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam
5 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard