The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 72 75 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 0.59% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.64% 4.96% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£140 £140 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -61.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
144 141 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.13% 11.81% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 26
Average daily rate £340 £385 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £9.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +171.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Edinburgh region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Edinburgh region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) MS Office
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) Firewall
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (28.57%) Android
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) Broadband
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
8 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
8 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (21.43%) Network Security
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (14.29%) Lync
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (14.29%) BitLocker
9 2 (14.29%) iPhone
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
9 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
9 2 (14.29%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (14.29%) Lync
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Broadband
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) IPv4
4 1 (7.14%) IPv6
4 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) IT Support
3 2 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
2 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Android
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Process Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) Sourcefire
4 1 (7.14%) LANDesk