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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 111 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.85% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.83% 7.60% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £198 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -11.67%
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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
353 250 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.17% 11.17% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 88 139
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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

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 January 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
Glasgow -1 5 £380 -5.00% 6
Edinburgh -10 3 - - 2
Fife - 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (77.78%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 16 (59.26%) VMware
4 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
5 12 (44.44%) ITIL
6 11 (40.74%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (40.74%) Data Mapping
7 8 (29.63%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) LAN
8 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
9 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 6 (22.22%) WAN
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
10 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
10 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
10 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
11 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
11 4 (14.81%) Network Security
11 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (14.81%) MS Office
11 4 (14.81%) Linux
11 4 (14.81%) DNS
11 4 (14.81%) Cisco
11 4 (14.81%) DHCP
12 3 (11.11%) SAN
12 3 (11.11%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
3 7 (25.93%) LAN
4 6 (22.22%) WAN
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security
5 4 (14.81%) DNS
5 4 (14.81%) DHCP
6 3 (11.11%) SAN
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.41%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) IPv4
8 1 (3.70%) IPv6
8 1 (3.70%) Intranet
8 1 (3.70%) Internet
8 1 (3.70%) MPLS
8 1 (3.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Data Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Security Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
2 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.41%) iPhone
3 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Android
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) HPUX
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Data Mapping
3 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.70%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (3.70%) SIEM
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (7.41%) RHEV
3 2 (7.41%) KVM
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (7.41%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
5 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) McAfee
6 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.70%) AppSense
6 1 (3.70%) Varonis
6 1 (3.70%) F5
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