The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 82 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 8.39% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £224 £140 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £116 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £206
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -1.66%
VPN
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
131 143 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.19% 9.88% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 49 83
Median daily rate £375 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £156 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +90.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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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 28 May 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for VPN.

1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
4 5 (38.46%) BGP
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 5 (38.46%) MS Office
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
5 4 (30.77%) assyst
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) MCP
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (30.77%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
6 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
6 3 (23.08%) OSPF
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) BGP
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) MPLS
4 3 (23.08%) OSPF
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) Broadband
5 2 (15.38%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) LDAP
6 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Informix
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) IT Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 2 (15.38%) Kanban
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (30.77%) MCP
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCDA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Sun