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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.64% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 5.88% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £124
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +181.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £126
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -59.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.77%
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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
300 272 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.87% 10.82% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 116 122
Average daily rate £310 £364 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +32.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £189 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 31
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.65 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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 +12 11 £310 -15.06% 2
Edinburgh +2 4 £160 -60.00% 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) VMware
3 23 (56.10%) Firewall
4 21 (51.22%) ITIL
5 17 (41.46%) TCP/IP
5 17 (41.46%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (41.46%) Data Mapping
6 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (34.15%) SQL
8 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
9 11 (26.83%) Degree
9 11 (26.83%) MS Office
9 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
10 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
10 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
10 10 (24.39%) Finance
11 8 (19.51%) Cisco
11 8 (19.51%) HP
11 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
12 7 (17.07%) WAN
12 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
12 7 (17.07%) SCCM
13 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (12.20%) Service Management
14 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
14 5 (12.20%) LAN
14 5 (12.20%) Compaq
14 5 (12.20%) Dell

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.88%) IIS
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Office
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (56.10%) Firewall
2 17 (41.46%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.07%) WAN
4 5 (12.20%) LAN
5 4 (9.76%) VoIP
5 4 (9.76%) DHCP
5 4 (9.76%) DNS
5 4 (9.76%) SAN
5 4 (9.76%) Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.88%) WAAS
6 2 (4.88%) H.323
7 1 (2.44%) WLAN
7 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Consultant
2 7 (17.07%) Technical Consultant
2 7 (17.07%) Data Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Network Support
5 2 (4.88%) Data Manager
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support
5 2 (4.88%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
1 2 (4.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) PDA
3 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.88%) iPhone
4 2 (4.88%) Open Source
5 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.88%) UNIX
6 2 (4.88%) Android
6 2 (4.88%) AIX
6 2 (4.88%) HPUX
6 2 (4.88%) Solaris
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) ITIL
2 17 (41.46%) Data Mapping
3 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) Workflow
6 2 (4.88%) ITSM
6 2 (4.88%) CRM
6 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.88%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (12.20%) CCNA
5 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) CCNP
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 2 (4.88%) KVM
3 2 (4.88%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Nagios
3 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) VMware
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.51%) HP
3 8 (19.51%) Cisco
4 5 (12.20%) Compaq
4 5 (12.20%) Dell
4 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow
5 4 (9.76%) Citrix
6 3 (7.32%) Symantec
7 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.44%) Apple
8 1 (2.44%) CA
8 1 (2.44%) Lotus
8 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.44%) Altiris
8 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
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