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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 88 77 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.23% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 2.54% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £198
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +1.33%
VPN
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
133 118 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.31% 8.99% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 43
Average daily rate £375 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 14 February 2016, 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 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) assyst
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 3 (33.33%) Puppet
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Broadband
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Boxen
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Mac Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
5 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (11.11%) Debian
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Firmware
4 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
4 2 (22.22%) Meraki
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint