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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 85 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 0.66% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 4.55% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Median daily rate £200 £338 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +90.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £255 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +33.33%

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
304 374 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.39% 14.47% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 191 152
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £231 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £435 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £15.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +22 6 £143 -
Aberdeen - 5 £375 -
North Lanarkshire +4 4 £200 -
Glasgow +1 2 £113 -66.66% 4
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 25 (65.79%) Cisco
2 18 (47.37%) Firewall
3 17 (44.74%) Windows
4 16 (42.11%) WAN
4 16 (42.11%) LAN
5 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
6 14 (36.84%) Wireless
7 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
8 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 12 (31.58%) VMware
9 11 (28.95%) ITIL
10 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
10 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (21.05%) Citrix
11 8 (21.05%) VLAN
11 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.42%) Network Security
12 7 (18.42%) Degree
12 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
12 7 (18.42%) Juniper
12 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
12 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
13 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
13 6 (15.79%) Windows Phone
13 6 (15.79%) AirWatch
13 6 (15.79%) OSPF
13 6 (15.79%) Apple
13 6 (15.79%) CCNA

VPN
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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 16 (42.11%) LAN
2 16 (42.11%) WAN
3 14 (36.84%) Wireless
4 8 (21.05%) VLAN
5 7 (18.42%) Network Security
5 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.79%) OSPF
7 5 (13.16%) BGP
7 5 (13.16%) EIGRP
7 5 (13.16%) VoIP
8 4 (10.53%) WLAN
9 3 (7.89%) DNS
9 3 (7.89%) Internet
9 3 (7.89%) MPLS
9 3 (7.89%) NetScreen
10 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (5.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Mobility Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) IT Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) IT Support
5 4 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Network Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Network Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Network Support
7 2 (5.26%) Security Advisor
8 1 (2.63%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) CESG
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.16%) Private Cloud
3 4 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 4 (10.53%) Thin Client
4 3 (7.89%) CMDB
4 3 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.79%) Android
4 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Phone
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
3 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (7.89%) Fault Management
4 3 (7.89%) Line Management
4 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.89%) Network Management
4 3 (7.89%) People Management
4 3 (7.89%) Release Management
4 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
4 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) CCNA
4 4 (10.53%) CCNP
5 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) CCIE
6 2 (5.26%) CCSP
6 2 (5.26%) CISSP
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.26%) MCP
7 1 (2.63%) CCENT
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) ISO27005
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) AirWatch
2 5 (13.16%) XenMobile
3 4 (10.53%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) Citrix
4 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
4 7 (18.42%) Juniper
5 6 (15.79%) Apple
5 6 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (7.89%) Samsung
6 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.89%) Tandberg
7 2 (5.26%) Brocade
7 2 (5.26%) F5
8 1 (2.63%) 3Com
8 1 (2.63%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.63%) Progress