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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 118 117 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.56% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 5.79% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Median daily rate £288 £175 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £124 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £415 £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £12.13 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+246.39% -51.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.41%
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UK

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
381 311 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.01% 9.74% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 127 203
Median daily rate £338 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £14.63 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.34% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.86 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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

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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Glasgow +10 6 £288 +10.57% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £298 - 1
Edinburgh -4 4 £234 +33.57%
Fife +7 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) LAN
2 16 (47.06%) WAN
3 15 (44.12%) Cisco
3 15 (44.12%) Firewall
4 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
6 12 (35.29%) VMware
7 11 (32.35%) Citrix
7 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
7 11 (32.35%) Oracle
7 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (29.41%) BGP
9 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
10 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (23.53%) Android
10 8 (23.53%) Apple
10 8 (23.53%) ITIL
10 8 (23.53%) Linux
11 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
11 7 (20.59%) CCNP
11 7 (20.59%) MPLS
11 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
11 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) Private Cloud
11 7 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
12 6 (17.65%) AirWatch
12 6 (17.65%) Windows Phone

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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 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) LAN
1 16 (47.06%) WAN
2 15 (44.12%) Firewall
3 10 (29.41%) BGP
4 7 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
4 7 (20.59%) MPLS
5 6 (17.65%) Wireless
6 5 (14.71%) DNS
6 5 (14.71%) OSPF
6 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.76%) DHCP
7 4 (11.76%) SAN
8 3 (8.82%) IPsec
8 3 (8.82%) PBX
8 3 (8.82%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (8.82%) VLAN
8 3 (8.82%) X.21
9 2 (5.88%) Network Security
9 2 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Informix
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.94%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Mobility Engineer
1 8 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (8.82%) Administrator
2 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
2 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Analyst
3 2 (5.88%) Architect
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) Designer
3 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (5.88%) IT Support
3 2 (5.88%) Network Designer
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.94%) CSS
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Private Cloud
2 6 (17.65%) CESG
3 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.82%) Fat Client
4 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.94%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) CMDB
5 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 8 (23.53%) Android
3 8 (23.53%) Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Phone
5 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Unix
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.82%) Solaris
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.88%) HPUX
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.94%) AIX
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (8.82%) Service Management
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.88%) High Availability
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security
4 2 (5.88%) Kanban
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Security Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.59%) CCNP
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) CCDP
5 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 3 (8.82%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.94%) CCDA
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCP
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) KVM
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.94%) RHEV
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) AirWatch
2 5 (14.71%) SCCM
3 4 (11.76%) XenMobile
4 2 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 11 (32.35%) Citrix
3 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Oracle
4 8 (23.53%) Apple
5 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
6 6 (17.65%) Juniper
6 6 (17.65%) Samsung
7 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (8.82%) F5
9 2 (5.88%) EMC
10 1 (2.94%) Aruba
10 1 (2.94%) Brocade
10 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.94%) HP
10 1 (2.94%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.94%) Mitel
10 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.94%) Sun
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