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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 98 97 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 1.01% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.46% 7.37% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Average daily rate
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£195 £140 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -51.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £123 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £324 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.63 £31.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.23% -20.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -37.72%
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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
331 353 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.19% 13.75% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 177 115
Average daily rate £330 £363 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £140 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.77 £16.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 2015.

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

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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 27 May 2015. 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
Edinburgh +4 12 £140 - 1
Highlands - 6 - -
Glasgow -3 3 £260 +92.59% 3
Fife -10 3 £100 -
West Lothian -2 2 £270 +120.40%
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 21 (50.00%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) Cisco
3 19 (45.24%) Windows
4 15 (35.71%) LAN
5 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 13 (30.95%) WAN
6 13 (30.95%) MS Office
6 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
7 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (23.81%) Network Security
8 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) Wireless
9 9 (21.43%) Juniper
10 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
10 8 (19.05%) MPLS
10 8 (19.05%) CCNA
10 8 (19.05%) Migration
11 7 (16.67%) IPsec
11 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (16.67%) Ethernet
11 7 (16.67%) Security Architecture
12 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (14.29%) Aruba
12 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
12 6 (14.29%) OSPF
12 6 (14.29%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 21 (50.00%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) LAN
3 13 (30.95%) WAN
4 10 (23.81%) Network Security
5 9 (21.43%) Wireless
6 8 (19.05%) MPLS
7 7 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 7 (16.67%) IPsec
8 6 (14.29%) OSPF
8 6 (14.29%) BGP
8 6 (14.29%) RSVP
9 5 (11.90%) DNS
10 4 (9.52%) DHCP
10 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
11 3 (7.14%) Broadband
11 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (4.76%) VLAN
12 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (4.76%) Internet
12 2 (4.76%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Security Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.14%) IT Support
7 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) ICT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) IT Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) iPhone
3 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) Android
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 3 (7.14%) Linux
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 5 (11.90%) SIEM
3 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) Change Control
4 3 (7.14%) Server Building
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Time Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) Service Management
6 1 (2.38%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (19.05%) CCNA
4 4 (9.52%) CCNP
4 4 (9.52%) MCP
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.14%) MCDST
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) MCSE
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) Juniper
4 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 6 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (14.29%) Aruba
6 5 (11.90%) F5
6 5 (11.90%) Varonis
7 4 (9.52%) VMware
8 2 (4.76%) Brocade
8 2 (4.76%) Citrix
8 2 (4.76%) Lotus
9 1 (2.38%) Symantec
9 1 (2.38%) McAfee
9 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.38%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.38%) AppSense
9 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.38%) Sourcefire