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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.17% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £160 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.79%
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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 96 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.09% 8.01% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 33
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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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

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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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 3 September 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (61.11%) MS Office
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco
5 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (27.78%) HP
9 4 (22.22%) Linux
9 4 (22.22%) VMware
9 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
9 4 (22.22%) Android
9 4 (22.22%) SCCM
10 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
10 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (16.67%) Degree
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (16.67%) vSphere
10 3 (16.67%) XenApp
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (16.67%) Office 365
10 3 (16.67%) assyst
10 3 (16.67%) Wireless
10 3 (16.67%) MCP
10 3 (16.67%) Web Services
10 3 (16.67%) Windows XP

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (11.11%) Lync
4 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Broadband
1 3 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) IPv4
3 1 (5.56%) IPv6
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Android
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
2 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCP
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Lotus
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
7 1 (5.56%) Sun