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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 91 80 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.29% 0.55% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 6.25% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £234 £158 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.41% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
- +8.78%
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 £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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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
155 128 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.43% 8.87% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 92
Median daily rate £355 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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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

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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 30 June 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 30 June 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%) LAN
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) BGP
3 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) SCCM
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (38.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM

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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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) BGP
3 6 (46.15%) EIGRP
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (30.77%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (7.69%) Multicast
8 1 (7.69%) Skype
8 1 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (7.69%) Unicast
8 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) 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%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
1 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (15.38%) Information Security
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Kanban
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) CCDA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) EMC
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Sun