The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 67 64 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.67% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.11% 5.17% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£431 £135 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+219.44% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £135 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £135 £195
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -33.98%
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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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 58 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 8.30% 8.23% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 38 43
Average daily rate £363 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £68.00 £18.00 £14.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+277.77% +21.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Glasgow region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Glasgow region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) Network Security
4 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
4 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
5 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
5 5 (38.46%) F5
5 5 (38.46%) SIEM
5 5 (38.46%) Varonis
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) CCNP
7 3 (23.08%) CCNA
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
8 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (15.38%) Network Management
8 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (15.38%) Juniper
8 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 1 (7.69%) Windows
9 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 1 (7.69%) DHCP
9 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 1 (7.69%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) Intranet
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Security Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
2 5 (38.46%) SIEM
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) F5
1 5 (38.46%) Varonis
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense