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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.80% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 7.79% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Median daily rate £288 £185 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.40% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £100 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £285 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £41.25 £12.63 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.73% -60.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.65 £11.30 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.85 £15.53 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -3.22%
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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
562 308 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.41% 10.22% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 125 208
Median daily rate £330 £295 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £158 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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

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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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +6 5 £288 +26.37% 2
Edinburgh -17 4 £234 +66.96% 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £293 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (48.28%) Windows
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 13 (44.83%) LAN
2 13 (44.83%) WAN
2 13 (44.83%) Firewall
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
4 9 (31.03%) VMware
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (31.03%) BGP
5 8 (27.59%) Citrix
5 8 (27.59%) Oracle
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
6 7 (24.14%) SCCM
6 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
7 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
7 6 (20.69%) Juniper
7 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
7 6 (20.69%) MPLS
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
7 6 (20.69%) CCNP
7 6 (20.69%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (17.24%) Private Cloud
8 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
8 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
8 5 (17.24%) Linux
8 5 (17.24%) Apple

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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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) Firewall
1 13 (44.83%) LAN
1 13 (44.83%) WAN
2 9 (31.03%) BGP
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
3 6 (20.69%) MPLS
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
4 4 (13.79%) OSPF
4 4 (13.79%) SAN
4 4 (13.79%) VLAN
4 4 (13.79%) Wireless
5 3 (10.34%) DHCP
5 3 (10.34%) IPsec
5 3 (10.34%) PBX
5 3 (10.34%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.34%) X.21
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Informix
4 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Mobility Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Network Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
1 5 (17.24%) Fat Client
1 5 (17.24%) Private Cloud
1 5 (17.24%) Thin Client
2 3 (10.34%) CESG
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Android
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Solaris
4 3 (10.34%) Unix
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Phone
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) HPUX
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) High Availability
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security
4 2 (6.90%) Kanban
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (3.45%) Server Building
5 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.69%) CCNP
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) CCDP
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (10.34%) JNCIA
5 3 (10.34%) MCP
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) CCDA
7 1 (3.45%) MCSA
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) KVM
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.45%) RHEV
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
2 3 (10.34%) XenMobile
3 2 (6.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
3 8 (27.59%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 6 (20.69%) Juniper
5 5 (17.24%) Apple
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) EMC
7 2 (6.90%) F5
8 1 (3.45%) Aruba
8 1 (3.45%) Sun
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