The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 3.53% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-26.43% +27.77%
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
135 85 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.84% 8.71% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 22 38
Average daily rate £415 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £149 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £9.20 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -71.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
VPN
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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 11 July 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) WAN
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) CCNP
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) MS Office
5 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (21.05%) Mitel
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 4 (21.05%) DNS
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (21.05%) SolarWinds
6 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
7 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) Wireless
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper
8 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.53%) Internet
8 2 (10.53%) MPLS
8 2 (10.53%) CCDP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (5.26%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) DNS
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
6 3 (15.79%) Wireless
7 2 (10.53%) Internet
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) Network Security
8 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
8 1 (5.26%) OSPF
8 1 (5.26%) BGP
8 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.26%) RIP
8 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.26%) SAN
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCDP
4 2 (10.53%) CCIP
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Mitel
2 4 (21.05%) SolarWinds
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.53%) Polycom
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus