The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 94 78
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16  
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.16% 0.29% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.73% 2.63% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Median daily rate £300 £234 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.34% +66.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £141 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £327 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 89 152 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.40% 11.21% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 65 46
Median daily rate £300 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for VPN.

1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) BGP
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) LAN
4 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 7 (43.75%) MPLS
5 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (37.50%) Wireless
6 5 (31.25%) IPsec
6 5 (31.25%) SSH
6 5 (31.25%) SNMP
6 5 (31.25%) OSPF
6 5 (31.25%) EIGRP
7 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) VLAN
7 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (18.75%) VXLAN
8 3 (18.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (18.75%) F5
8 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
8 3 (18.75%) Coaching
8 3 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (18.75%) Device Driver
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) BGP
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) MPLS
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) Wireless
5 5 (31.25%) EIGRP
5 5 (31.25%) IPsec
5 5 (31.25%) OSPF
5 5 (31.25%) SNMP
5 5 (31.25%) SSH
6 4 (25.00%) VLAN
7 3 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (18.75%) VXLAN
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) HSRP
8 2 (12.50%) L2TP
8 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
8 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) iOS SDK
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) React Native
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Device Driver
1 3 (18.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Coaching
2 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cacti
2 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
5 1 (6.25%) FireEye
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk
5 1 (6.25%) Xamarin