Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 138 165
Rank change year-on-year +5 +27 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 55 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.09% 0.99% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.06% 5.96% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 15
Scotland median daily rate £370 £286 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.48% +3.91% -11.29%
10th Percentile £150 £113 £131
90th Percentile £488 £401 £450
UK median daily rate £388 £419 £388
% change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +150.00% +37.50%
10th Percentile £41.63 £40.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £51.95 £42.00 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £18.10 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.56% +28.57% -2.78%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 607 722 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.03% 16.61% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 434 305
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
% change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 39 £375 +7.14% 4
Aberdeen -2 11 £360 -4.00%
Glasgow -23 3 - - 3
Highlands - 1 - -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VPN.

1 47 (85.45%) Firewall
2 41 (74.55%) Cisco
3 30 (54.55%) LAN
4 29 (52.73%) WAN
5 23 (41.82%) BGP
6 20 (36.36%) Wireless
6 20 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (30.91%) MPLS
9 16 (29.09%) Linux
10 15 (27.27%) Windows
10 15 (27.27%) CheckPoint
10 15 (27.27%) SNMP
10 15 (27.27%) VMware
11 14 (25.45%) Project Management
11 14 (25.45%) SSH
12 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
12 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
13 12 (21.82%) F5
13 12 (21.82%) vSphere
14 11 (20.00%) Change Management
14 11 (20.00%) HP
14 11 (20.00%) Juniper
15 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
16 9 (16.36%) CCNP
16 9 (16.36%) CCNA
16 9 (16.36%) Fault Management
17 8 (14.55%) Citrix
17 8 (14.55%) OSPF
17 8 (14.55%) Apache

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (14.55%) Apache
1 8 (14.55%) JBoss
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (85.45%) Firewall
2 30 (54.55%) LAN
3 29 (52.73%) WAN
4 23 (41.82%) BGP
5 20 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 20 (36.36%) Wireless
6 17 (30.91%) MPLS
7 15 (27.27%) SNMP
8 14 (25.45%) SSH
9 8 (14.55%) OSPF
10 7 (12.73%) EIGRP
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (9.09%) FTP
11 5 (9.09%) Internet
11 5 (9.09%) IPsec
11 5 (9.09%) SAN
11 5 (9.09%) SMTP
11 5 (9.09%) VLAN
12 4 (7.27%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (7.27%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Maven
General
1 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Security Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) IT Support
6 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco Support
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) TOGAF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.64%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Ajax
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.82%) EJB
3 1 (1.82%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
3 1 (1.82%) JPA
3 1 (1.82%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) RESTful
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) CMDB
3 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.82%) DataPower
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Linux
2 15 (27.27%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.09%) Unix
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.45%) CentOS
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.82%) Android
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Project Management
2 11 (20.00%) Change Management
3 9 (16.36%) Fault Management
4 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.27%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (7.27%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.45%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (5.45%) DevOps
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.45%) QMS
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) Java
2 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.82%) Perl
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.36%) CCNA
2 9 (16.36%) CCNP
3 7 (12.73%) CISSP
4 6 (10.91%) CCSP
5 5 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (9.09%) Degree
6 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.45%) MCSA
8 2 (3.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.82%) CCIE
9 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.82%) MCP
9 1 (1.82%) MCSE
9 1 (1.82%) MCTS
9 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) vSphere
2 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.09%) VMware NSX
4 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.64%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Cacti
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) Ansible
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.82%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) Cisco
2 15 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 15 (27.27%) VMware
3 12 (21.82%) F5
4 11 (20.00%) HP
4 11 (20.00%) Juniper
5 8 (14.55%) Citrix
6 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.09%) Symantec
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.64%) Avaya
8 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.82%) Altiris
9 1 (1.82%) Aruba
9 1 (1.82%) Dell
9 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.82%) IBM
9 1 (1.82%) Sophos
9 1 (1.82%) Veeam