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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 84 86 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 4.08% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £313 £225 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £115 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £483 £168
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+122.41% -23.68%
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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
150 147 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.73% 8.83% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 57 48
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.79 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.84% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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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 29 August 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 29 August 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) BGP
3 7 (58.33%) EIGRP
4 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (50.00%) MPLS
4 6 (50.00%) Wireless
5 5 (41.67%) OSPF
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) SCCM
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (16.67%) Information Security
8 2 (16.67%) SCOM
8 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (16.67%) Unix
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) MS Office
8 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (16.67%) CCNP
8 2 (16.67%) SAN
8 2 (16.67%) Citrix
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (8.33%) Blackberry

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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 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
1 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) BGP
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (58.33%) EIGRP
3 6 (50.00%) MPLS
3 6 (50.00%) Wireless
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) Broadband
6 1 (8.33%) IPsec
6 1 (8.33%) Multicast
6 1 (8.33%) RIP
6 1 (8.33%) Unicast
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCDA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle