The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 92 96
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.68% 8.45% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
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£125 £168 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £111 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £365 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +5.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £21.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +37.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 213 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.21% 8.64% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 100 113
Average daily rate £340 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £158 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.13 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% -6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.20 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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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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
Aberdeen +7 9 £110 -63.33%
Edinburgh -17 4 £140 - 2
Glasgow -9 2 £263 +64.21% 4
Stirling - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Firewall
3 19 (44.19%) VMware
4 16 (37.21%) WAN
4 16 (37.21%) ITIL
5 14 (32.56%) Cisco
6 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
7 12 (27.91%) LAN
7 12 (27.91%) SQL
7 12 (27.91%) MS Office
8 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
8 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (20.93%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (18.60%) DNS
11 8 (18.60%) DHCP
11 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
11 8 (18.60%) HP
11 8 (18.60%) Data Mapping
12 7 (16.28%) SCCM
12 7 (16.28%) CCNA
12 7 (16.28%) VoIP
12 7 (16.28%) Service Management
12 7 (16.28%) Wireless
13 6 (13.95%) UNIX
13 6 (13.95%) Citrix
13 6 (13.95%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (6.98%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Lync
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Office
2 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP CCM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) Firewall
2 16 (37.21%) WAN
3 12 (27.91%) LAN
4 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
5 8 (18.60%) DNS
5 8 (18.60%) DHCP
6 7 (16.28%) VoIP
6 7 (16.28%) Wireless
7 6 (13.95%) SAN
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (6.98%) WAAS
10 3 (6.98%) H.323
11 2 (4.65%) Network Security
11 2 (4.65%) BGP
11 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
11 2 (4.65%) Internet
11 2 (4.65%) MPLS
11 2 (4.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support
3 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Network Support
5 2 (4.65%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.65%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) IT Support
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Middleware
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) PDA
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (9.30%) Open Source
3 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.95%) UNIX
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.30%) AIX
6 4 (9.30%) Solaris
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.98%) Linux
7 3 (6.98%) HPUX
8 2 (4.65%) Android
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (18.60%) Data Mapping
4 7 (16.28%) Service Management
5 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.30%) Six Sigma
6 4 (9.30%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (6.98%) Workflow
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Change Data Capture
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.65%) Project Management
8 2 (4.65%) CRM
8 2 (4.65%) ITSM
9 1 (2.33%) Change Management
9 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (16.28%) CCNA
4 6 (13.95%) Degree
5 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.63%) CCNP
6 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.65%) CCIP
7 2 (4.65%) CCDP
8 1 (2.33%) MCP
8 1 (2.33%) MCSE
8 1 (2.33%) MCSA
8 1 (2.33%) CCIE
8 1 (2.33%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.98%) vSphere
4 3 (6.98%) KVM
4 3 (6.98%) RHEV
5 1 (2.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCOM
2 3 (6.98%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) VMware
2 14 (32.56%) Cisco
3 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
4 8 (18.60%) HP
5 6 (13.95%) Citrix
6 5 (11.63%) Compaq
6 5 (11.63%) Dell
6 5 (11.63%) ServiceNow
7 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle
9 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.65%) Juniper
9 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.65%) Mitel
9 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.65%) Polycom
10 1 (2.33%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.33%) Altiris
10 1 (2.33%) CA
10 1 (2.33%) Lotus