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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 112 92 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 18 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.89% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 8.70% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 2
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£240 £313 £124
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.20% +151.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £111 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £397 £126
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.38 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -62.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -5.12%
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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
321 253 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.64% 10.25% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 102 118
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 33
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014.

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

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 17 September 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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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
Aberdeen +11 12 £210 -42.46% 1
Edinburgh -3 4 £160 -60.00% 3
Glasgow - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 24 (58.54%) VMware
3 21 (51.22%) Firewall
4 19 (46.34%) ITIL
5 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
5 15 (36.59%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (36.59%) Data Mapping
5 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (31.71%) SQL
7 12 (29.27%) MS Office
7 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
8 10 (24.39%) Degree
8 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.95%) Cisco
9 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) HP
10 8 (19.51%) WAN
10 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
11 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.07%) SCCM
12 6 (14.63%) CCNA
13 5 (12.20%) Service Management
13 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (12.20%) Compaq
13 5 (12.20%) Dell
13 5 (12.20%) LAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2 (4.88%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MS Office
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) Firewall
2 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
3 8 (19.51%) WAN
4 5 (12.20%) LAN
5 4 (9.76%) Wireless
5 4 (9.76%) VoIP
5 4 (9.76%) DHCP
5 4 (9.76%) DNS
5 4 (9.76%) SAN
6 3 (7.32%) WAAS
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.88%) H.323
8 1 (2.44%) WLAN
8 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Data Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Technical Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Support
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support
5 2 (4.88%) Data Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.44%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Middleware
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) PDA
3 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.88%) Open Source
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.88%) iPhone
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Android
6 2 (4.88%) AIX
6 2 (4.88%) HPUX
6 2 (4.88%) Solaris
6 2 (4.88%) UNIX
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) ITIL
2 15 (36.59%) Data Mapping
3 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) Workflow
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.88%) ITSM
6 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.88%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma
6 2 (4.88%) CRM
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (24.39%) Degree
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (14.63%) CCNA
5 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) CCNP
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) RHEV
4 2 (4.88%) KVM
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Nagios
2 3 (7.32%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) VMware
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) Cisco
4 8 (19.51%) HP
5 5 (12.20%) Compaq
5 5 (12.20%) Dell
5 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow
6 4 (9.76%) Citrix
7 3 (7.32%) Symantec
8 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle
9 1 (2.44%) Apple
9 1 (2.44%) CA
9 1 (2.44%) Lotus
9 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.44%) Altiris