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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 84 86
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.75% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 3.47% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £143 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

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
107 144 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.29% 10.11% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 51
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £411 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £38.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.06% +35.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 (69.23%) Cisco
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
5 5 (38.46%) LAN
5 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) MS Office
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) VLAN
6 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
6 4 (30.77%) SCCM
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
6 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (23.08%) People Management
7 3 (23.08%) Software Delivery
7 3 (23.08%) Desktop Virtualisation

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 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
5 2 (15.38%) MPLS
5 2 (15.38%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Advisor
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
2 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (23.08%) People Management
3 3 (23.08%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Contract Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) ISO27005
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) F5