The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 101 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 5.59% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +115.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £185 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £405 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -22.37%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
336 304 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.83% 12.16% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 130 131
Average daily rate £348 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £174 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen +17 6 £318 -12.41%
Edinburgh -12 2 £313 -
Glasgow -11 1 £260 -25.71% 2
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) VMware
4 14 (48.28%) ITIL
5 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (37.93%) Data Mapping
6 11 (37.93%) SQL
6 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
6 11 (37.93%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
7 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
8 9 (31.03%) MS Office
9 8 (27.59%) HP
9 8 (27.59%) Finance
9 8 (27.59%) Degree
10 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
11 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
12 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (17.24%) PDA
12 5 (17.24%) SCCM
12 5 (17.24%) ServiceNow
12 5 (17.24%) DNS
12 5 (17.24%) Compaq
12 5 (17.24%) Dell
12 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.24%) Linux
12 5 (17.24%) DHCP
13 4 (13.79%) Service Management
13 4 (13.79%) Cisco

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (10.34%) WebLogic
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.24%) DNS
3 5 (17.24%) DHCP
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) SAN
4 3 (10.34%) Wireless
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.90%) H.323
5 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.90%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) MPLS
6 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Technical Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Data Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Desktop Support
3 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Support
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support
6 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
1 3 (10.34%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) PDA
3 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) Open Source
3 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.90%) iPhone
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
4 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) AIX
5 3 (10.34%) HPUX
5 3 (10.34%) Solaris
5 3 (10.34%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Data Mapping
3 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (27.59%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) KVM
3 3 (10.34%) RHEV
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) HP
4 5 (17.24%) ServiceNow
4 5 (17.24%) Compaq
4 5 (17.24%) Dell
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.34%) Symantec
7 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.45%) CA
8 1 (3.45%) Lotus
8 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.45%) Apple
8 1 (3.45%) Altiris
8 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard
8 1 (3.45%) Fortinet