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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 100 114 119
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.07% 0.77% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 5.23% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Median daily rate £196 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.61% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £205 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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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
385 421 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.53% 14.70% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 207 156
Median daily rate £340 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 8
Median hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Edinburgh +25 10 £259 +15.00% 2
Aberdeen - 5 £375 -
Glasgow -6 4 £113 -65.38%
Falkirk - 1 £250 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 22 (51.16%) Cisco
2 22 (51.16%) Firewall
3 20 (46.51%) LAN
3 20 (46.51%) WAN
3 20 (46.51%) Windows Server
4 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.88%) VMware
6 13 (30.23%) Wireless
6 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
6 13 (30.23%) ITIL
7 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (25.58%) Citrix
7 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
8 10 (23.26%) Oracle
9 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.93%) Apple
9 9 (20.93%) Android
10 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (18.60%) Windows Phone
10 8 (18.60%) Apple iOS
10 8 (18.60%) AirWatch
10 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (18.60%) CESG
10 8 (18.60%) VLAN
10 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
10 8 (18.60%) MySQL
11 7 (16.28%) OSPF
11 7 (16.28%) EIGRP

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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 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) Firewall
2 20 (46.51%) LAN
2 20 (46.51%) WAN
3 13 (30.23%) Wireless
4 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
5 8 (18.60%) VLAN
6 7 (16.28%) EIGRP
6 7 (16.28%) Network Security
6 7 (16.28%) OSPF
7 6 (13.95%) BGP
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (13.95%) WLAN
8 5 (11.63%) Internet
8 5 (11.63%) VoIP
9 4 (9.30%) DNS
10 3 (6.98%) DHCP
10 3 (6.98%) MPLS
10 3 (6.98%) NetScreen
11 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (4.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Mobility Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Security Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) IT Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) IT Support
6 4 (9.30%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Security Advisor
8 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) CESG
2 7 (16.28%) Private Cloud
3 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
4 4 (9.30%) CMDB
4 4 (9.30%) Fat Client
4 4 (9.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.93%) Android
4 8 (18.60%) Apple iOS
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Phone
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.30%) Linux
8 3 (6.98%) Unix
9 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.33%) HPUX
10 1 (2.33%) Solaris
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
3 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.30%) Network Management
3 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (9.30%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (6.98%) Fault Management
4 3 (6.98%) People Management
4 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.98%) Release Management
4 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
5 2 (4.65%) Chat Support
5 2 (4.65%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (16.28%) Degree
3 6 (13.95%) CCNA
3 6 (13.95%) CCNP
4 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) CCIE
5 2 (4.65%) CCSP
5 2 (4.65%) CISSP
6 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.33%) MCP
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) ISO27005
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
3 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
4 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) AirWatch
2 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) XenMobile
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco
2 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.88%) VMware
4 11 (25.58%) Citrix
5 10 (23.26%) Oracle
6 9 (20.93%) Apple
7 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
8 7 (16.28%) Juniper
9 4 (9.30%) Samsung
9 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
10 3 (6.98%) Brocade
10 3 (6.98%) F5
11 2 (4.65%) HP
11 2 (4.65%) Intel Security
11 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
12 1 (2.33%) 3Com
12 1 (2.33%) Aruba
12 1 (2.33%) EMC
12 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.33%) Mitel