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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.74% 3.88% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£160 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.25%
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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
107 103 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.76% 9.13% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 33
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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

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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 22 August 2014, 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 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) MS Office
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) Symantec
6 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) VoIP
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) CCNP
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) iPhone
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (18.18%) Mitel
6 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (9.09%) Network Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Support Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Support
5 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) IT Support
6 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Symantec
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 2 (18.18%) Mitel
3 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
4 1 (9.09%) Altiris
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) Apple