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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 114 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.88% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 7.48% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £200 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -19.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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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
358 294 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.95% 11.74% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 111 141
Average daily rate £340 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £129 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 11
Average hourly rate £38.75 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.52% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £29.17 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +3 9 £500 +106.18% 1
Edinburgh -19 6 £100 -49.36% 3
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) LAN
3 11 (40.74%) WAN
3 11 (40.74%) Windows
4 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
5 9 (33.33%) Network Security
6 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
6 8 (29.63%) Cisco
6 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (25.93%) Security Architecture
7 7 (25.93%) VMware
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) MS Office
8 6 (22.22%) ITIL
9 5 (18.52%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) DNS
9 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
9 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
9 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (18.52%) F5
9 5 (18.52%) SIEM
9 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
9 5 (18.52%) Varonis
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.81%) DHCP
10 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) LAN
3 11 (40.74%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) Network Security
5 5 (18.52%) DNS
6 4 (14.81%) DHCP
6 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.11%) SAN
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (7.41%) VLAN
8 2 (7.41%) Wireless
8 2 (7.41%) Broadband
8 2 (7.41%) MPLS
8 2 (7.41%) IPv4
8 2 (7.41%) IPv6
9 1 (3.70%) Intranet
9 1 (3.70%) Internet
9 1 (3.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Security Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Security Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
1 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) AIX
4 2 (7.41%) HPUX
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
1 7 (25.93%) Security Architecture
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
3 5 (18.52%) SIEM
3 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.41%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) 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%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) KVM
3 2 (7.41%) RHEV
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) F5
4 5 (18.52%) Varonis
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) Lotus
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) AppSense
7 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire
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