The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 129 109 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.80% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 6.76% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 13
Median daily rate £310 £265 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £108 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £500 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £14.25 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+194.73% -55.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £18.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.64% +7.35%
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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
560 355 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.72% 11.83% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 166 154
Median daily rate £348 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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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

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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 4 May 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 9 £325 +106.34% 1
Glasgow +7 4 £236 -45.33% 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £293 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VPN.

1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) Firewall
3 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (37.14%) Windows
5 12 (34.29%) LAN
5 12 (34.29%) CheckPoint
5 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (31.43%) WAN
7 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 9 (25.71%) Juniper
9 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (22.86%) BGP
9 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) F5
9 8 (22.86%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
10 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (20.00%) SCCM
10 7 (20.00%) MS Office
10 7 (20.00%) Citrix
10 7 (20.00%) MPLS
10 7 (20.00%) VMware
11 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (17.14%) tcpdump
11 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (34.29%) LAN
3 11 (31.43%) WAN
4 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 8 (22.86%) BGP
6 7 (20.00%) MPLS
7 6 (17.14%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (17.14%) tcpdump
8 5 (14.29%) Broadband
8 5 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 5 (14.29%) Wireless
9 4 (11.43%) DNS
9 4 (11.43%) VLAN
10 3 (8.57%) ADSL
10 3 (8.57%) DHCP
10 3 (8.57%) OSPF
10 3 (8.57%) SAN
10 3 (8.57%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Informix
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (14.29%) Law
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) IT Support
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Mobility Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Support
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Network Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 5 (14.29%) Private Cloud
1 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 3 (8.57%) CESG
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) Android
6 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Phone
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) High Availability
3 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) Content Management
4 2 (5.71%) CRM
4 2 (5.71%) Information Security
4 2 (5.71%) Kanban
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) Network Design
5 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.29%) CCNP
2 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (11.43%) MCP
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) CCDP
4 3 (8.57%) JNCIA
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.71%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) KVM
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.86%) RHEV
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) AirWatch
2 3 (8.57%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) CheckPoint
3 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) Juniper
5 8 (22.86%) F5
6 7 (20.00%) Citrix
6 7 (20.00%) VMware
7 5 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (8.57%) Apple
8 3 (8.57%) HP
8 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.71%) iManage
10 1 (2.86%) EMC
10 1 (2.86%) Sun