The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 26 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 67 72
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.75% 0.71% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 4.20% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £225 £288 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.73% +26.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +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 Glasgow with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 68 119 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 10.23% 16.98% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 58 23
Median daily rate £388 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.39% +4.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £238 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +145.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Glasgow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) McAfee
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) WSUS
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VSAN
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (16.67%) TACACS
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) CentOS
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Chat Support
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Sophos
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam