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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 1.30% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 13.91% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate
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£100 £198 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.36% -45.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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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
136 115 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.35% 9.34% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 35
Average daily rate £350 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £121 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

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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

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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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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 26 March 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
5 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) Broadband
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) IPv4
3 1 (11.11%) IPv6
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) IT Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
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