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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.59% 0.92% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.93% 6.80% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate £331 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £178 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
112 103 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.86% 13.59% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 18
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 13 (81.25%) Cisco
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
3 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (50.00%) F5
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (37.50%) Juniper
6 6 (37.50%) tcpdump
7 5 (31.25%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) IPsec
8 4 (25.00%) Law
9 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
9 3 (18.75%) MPLS
9 3 (18.75%) OSPF
9 3 (18.75%) BGP
9 3 (18.75%) ADSL
9 3 (18.75%) Broadband
9 3 (18.75%) Unix
9 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) VoIP
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) SSL
9 3 (18.75%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco PIX
5 6 (37.50%) tcpdump
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) IPsec
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 3 (18.75%) ADSL
8 3 (18.75%) BGP
8 3 (18.75%) Broadband
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
8 3 (18.75%) MPLS
8 3 (18.75%) OSPF
8 3 (18.75%) SSL
8 3 (18.75%) VoIP
9 2 (12.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Law
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Network Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Check Point Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Debian
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Network Management
2 2 (12.50%) Content Management
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) ERP
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 8 (50.00%) F5
4 6 (37.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) iManage
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft