The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Glasgow 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 68 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.24% 0.39% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 7.32% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +30.76%
Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 41 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.99% 5.32% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 18 25
Average daily rate £324 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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
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 31 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) H.323
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) H.323
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco