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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 102 117 115
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.00% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 5.56% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 13
Median daily rate £281 £225 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £122 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £370 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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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
349 306 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.81% 9.60% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 125 172
Median daily rate £330 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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

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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 27 September 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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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 27 September 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 +18 10 £275 +5.76% 2
Renfrewshire -21 6 £298 -
Edinburgh +11 3 £338 +58.82% 2
Fife +2 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £250 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (47.22%) WAN
4 16 (44.44%) LAN
4 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 16 (44.44%) VMware
5 15 (41.67%) Firewall
5 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 15 (41.67%) Oracle
5 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 14 (38.89%) Citrix
7 13 (36.11%) Apple
7 13 (36.11%) Android
8 12 (33.33%) Cisco
9 11 (30.56%) MySQL
9 11 (30.56%) Apple iOS
9 11 (30.56%) Windows Phone
9 11 (30.56%) AirWatch
10 10 (27.78%) Private Cloud
10 10 (27.78%) CESG
10 10 (27.78%) ITIL
11 9 (25.00%) Wireless
11 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (22.22%) Samsung
13 7 (19.44%) XenMobile
13 7 (19.44%) Mobile Application Development
13 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
13 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (19.44%) Linux

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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 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) WAN
2 16 (44.44%) LAN
3 15 (41.67%) Firewall
4 9 (25.00%) Wireless
5 6 (16.67%) BGP
5 6 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 6 (16.67%) OSPF
5 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.11%) DNS
7 4 (11.11%) Network Security
7 4 (11.11%) WLAN
8 3 (8.33%) DHCP
8 3 (8.33%) Internet
8 3 (8.33%) MPLS
8 3 (8.33%) SAN
8 3 (8.33%) VLAN
9 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (2.78%) Multicast
10 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (30.56%) MySQL
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.78%) Back Office
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Legal
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Mobility Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) CESG
1 10 (27.78%) Private Cloud
2 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.78%) CMDB
5 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (36.11%) Android
4 11 (30.56%) Apple iOS
4 11 (30.56%) Windows Phone
5 7 (19.44%) Linux
6 5 (13.89%) Unix
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.56%) HPUX
9 2 (5.56%) Solaris
9 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.78%) AIX
10 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.56%) Network Management
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) CRM
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) High Availability
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.78%) Open Source
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.89%) CCNA
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) KVM
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.78%) RHEV
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) AirWatch
2 7 (19.44%) XenMobile
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
4 2 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 15 (41.67%) Oracle
3 14 (38.89%) Citrix
4 13 (36.11%) Apple
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco
6 8 (22.22%) Samsung
7 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.33%) Brocade
8 3 (8.33%) F5
8 3 (8.33%) Juniper
8 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.56%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.78%) 3Com
10 1 (2.78%) Aruba
10 1 (2.78%) EMC
10 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
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