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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 70 84 79
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.42% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 4.17% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £143 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +16.89%

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
86 144 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.26% 9.97% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 60 48
Median daily rate £395 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.32 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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

VPN
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 26 February 2017.

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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) People Management
6 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 3 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX

VPN
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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VXLAN
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Advisor
4 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) iOS SDK
1 1 (8.33%) React Native
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 4 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (25.00%) People Management
3 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Contract Management
4 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (8.33%) ISO27005
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Xamarin