The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 77 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.48% 1.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 9.27% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Average daily rate
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£238 £198 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -45.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -33.49%
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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
153 151 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.59% 11.88% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 73 31
Average daily rate £350 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £128 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Lotus
6 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security
3 2 (20.00%) Broadband
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) IPv4
4 1 (10.00%) IPv6
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Designer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Lotus
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) HP