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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 80 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.66% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 7.46% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £271 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.53% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 75 134 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.31% 8.84% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 47
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £15.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £15.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) Fat Client
5 4 (36.36%) SCCM
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Thin Client
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
6 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) VLAN
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (18.18%) LAN

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Top Related 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) VLAN
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VXLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Advisor
4 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Ajax
1 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
1 1 (9.09%) React Native
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Fat Client
1 4 (36.36%) Thin Client
2 1 (9.09%) CESG
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Contract Management
4 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Information Governance
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Transition Management
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
2 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (9.09%) ISO27005
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Xamarin