Period
to 24 February 2020

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 6 months to 24 February 2020 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
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 111 104
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.43% 0.80% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.25% 8.55% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 27
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% +25.60%
10th Percentile £336 £132 £120
90th Percentile £484 £565 £488
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £21.25 -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 -
% change year-on-year -10.11% - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 246 234 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.16% 9.35% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 152
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £218 £189 £200
90th Percentile £525 £575 £588
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £17.25 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.42% -67.92%
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £17.18
% change year-on-year +15.94% +0.41% -21.91%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (25.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
4 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Ansible
4 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Terraform
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) SCOM
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) AWS

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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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Azure
2 3 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) AWS
3 2 (25.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) IPv6
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) ATM
3 1 (12.50%) DSL
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
1 2 (25.00%) Terraform
2 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Aruba
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Ivanti