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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.06% 0.33% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 3.85% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £243 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.18% +67.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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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
96 52 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.27% 8.46% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 23 46
Average daily rate £438 £340 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £251 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £68.00 - £12.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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

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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 27 March 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (81.82%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (63.64%) Security Architecture
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Varonis
5 5 (45.45%) F5
5 5 (45.45%) SIEM
5 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) Citrix
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (9.09%) SAN
7 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
7 1 (9.09%) Intranet
7 1 (9.09%) Internet
7 1 (9.09%) Middleware
7 1 (9.09%) MPLS
7 1 (9.09%) DHCP
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) DNS
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 1 (9.09%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Intranet
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Security Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Network Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
1 7 (63.64%) Security Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) SIEM
2 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) F5
1 5 (45.45%) Varonis
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense