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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 124 111 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.64% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 4.99% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 13
Average daily rate
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£260 £251 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £110 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £384 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £336 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.17% +22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +14.31%
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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
315 361 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.46% 12.89% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 195 103
Average daily rate £310 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Edinburgh -8 6 £225 +40.62% 3
Highlands - 3 - -
Glasgow +7 2 £260 -1.04% 5
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (61.54%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Cisco
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.90%) MS Office
4 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
4 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
5 13 (33.33%) Firewall
5 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (28.21%) Juniper
8 10 (25.64%) Wireless
8 10 (25.64%) HP
8 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
9 9 (23.08%) ITIL
9 9 (23.08%) LAN
9 9 (23.08%) CCNA
10 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
10 8 (20.51%) MPLS
10 8 (20.51%) WAN
11 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
11 7 (17.95%) OSPF
11 7 (17.95%) BGP
11 7 (17.95%) IPsec
12 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 6 (15.38%) RSVP
12 6 (15.38%) CCNP
12 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (15.38%) Aruba
12 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.82%) Lync
4 3 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.13%) IIS
5 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Office
2 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) Wireless
3 9 (23.08%) LAN
4 8 (20.51%) WAN
4 8 (20.51%) MPLS
5 7 (17.95%) OSPF
5 7 (17.95%) BGP
5 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
5 7 (17.95%) IPsec
6 6 (15.38%) RSVP
7 4 (10.26%) Network Security
7 4 (10.26%) DNS
8 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.69%) DHCP
8 3 (7.69%) Broadband
9 2 (5.13%) WLAN
9 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.56%) RTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.13%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) IT Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (5.13%) ICT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.13%) iPhone
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Social Media
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
5 4 (10.26%) Android
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.13%) UNIX
8 1 (2.56%) Solaris
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Network Management
3 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.13%) Change Control
4 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Time Management
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
4 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.56%) Workflow
5 1 (2.56%) Process Management
5 1 (2.56%) ERP
5 1 (2.56%) B2B
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.56%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.08%) CCNA
3 6 (15.38%) CCNP
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) MCP
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.13%) MCDST
7 2 (5.13%) MCSE
8 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) XenApp
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 11 (28.21%) Juniper
4 10 (25.64%) HP
5 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
6 6 (15.38%) Aruba
7 5 (12.82%) VMware
8 4 (10.26%) Citrix
9 2 (5.13%) Symantec
9 2 (5.13%) Lotus
9 2 (5.13%) Brocade
10 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
10 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.56%) F5
10 1 (2.56%) Varonis
10 1 (2.56%) Sun
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