Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 114 125
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11 -14
Contract jobs citing VPN 38 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.31% 0.62% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.82% 4.63% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +55.56% +32.35%
10th Percentile £190 £114 £115
90th Percentile £488 £488 £493
Scotland median daily rate £373 £286 £275
% change year-on-year +30.36% +3.91% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +150.00% +37.50%

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 275 281 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.45% 13.34% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 149 106
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £205 £214
90th Percentile £545 £500 £492
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +34.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.12 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%

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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 20 November 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 20 November 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 33 (86.84%) Firewall
2 26 (68.42%) Cisco
3 21 (55.26%) BGP
4 20 (52.63%) LAN
5 19 (50.00%) WAN
5 19 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 18 (47.37%) Wireless
7 16 (42.11%) MPLS
8 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
8 14 (36.84%) SNMP
8 14 (36.84%) Linux
9 13 (34.21%) SSH
10 12 (31.58%) VMware
11 11 (28.95%) Project Management
11 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
12 10 (26.32%) Windows
12 10 (26.32%) HP
12 10 (26.32%) vSphere
12 10 (26.32%) F5
13 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (21.05%) JBoss
14 8 (21.05%) Apache
15 7 (18.42%) Citrix
15 7 (18.42%) OSPF
15 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
15 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
16 6 (15.79%) CCNA
16 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
16 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
17 5 (13.16%) VLAN

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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 8 (21.05%) Apache
1 8 (21.05%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (86.84%) Firewall
2 21 (55.26%) BGP
3 20 (52.63%) LAN
4 19 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 19 (50.00%) WAN
5 18 (47.37%) Wireless
6 16 (42.11%) MPLS
7 14 (36.84%) SNMP
8 13 (34.21%) SSH
9 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
9 7 (18.42%) OSPF
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (13.16%) FTP
10 5 (13.16%) SMTP
10 5 (13.16%) VLAN
11 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (10.53%) Internet
11 4 (10.53%) NetScaler
11 4 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (10.53%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Support
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) IT Support
4 2 (5.26%) Network Support
4 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.63%) AWS Specialist
5 1 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) IT Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) IT Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.26%) LAMP
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) Ajax
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.63%) EJB
3 1 (2.63%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.63%) Java EE
3 1 (2.63%) JPA
3 1 (2.63%) jQuery
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Spring
3 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.63%) DataPower
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.89%) Unix
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.63%) CentOS
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.53%) Data Centre Operations
3 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.26%) Kanban
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Measurement
5 2 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.63%) Change Control
6 1 (2.63%) Microservices
6 1 (2.63%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.63%) Network Management
6 1 (2.63%) Scrum
6 1 (2.63%) Time Management
6 1 (2.63%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Java
1 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.79%) CCNA
3 5 (13.16%) CCNP
3 5 (13.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) vSphere
2 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.16%) VMware NSX
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (7.89%) Cacti
3 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Ansible
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 12 (31.58%) VMware
4 10 (26.32%) F5
4 10 (26.32%) HP
5 7 (18.42%) Citrix
6 5 (13.16%) Symantec
7 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.63%) Dell
9 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) Juniper
9 1 (2.63%) Red Hat