Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 132 145
Rank change year-on-year -37 +13 +24
Contract jobs citing VPN 30 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 1.08% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 9.41% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 18
Scotland median daily rate £338 £368 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +31.25% -13.85%
10th Percentile £138 £153 £112
90th Percentile £458 £488 £404
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.78% +7.14% +154.55%
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.31% -19.56% +27.48%

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 523 574 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.02% 11.51% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 314 421
Scotland median daily rate £375 £368 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.09% -2.86%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £206
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 22
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.32 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.40 £46.05 £51.80
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%

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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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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
Glasgow -2 21 £375 +11.11% 2
Edinburgh -26 6 £160 -57.33% 2
Aberdeen +3 2 £413 +14.58%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £140 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VPN.

1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Cisco
3 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (26.67%) Office 365
5 7 (23.33%) OSPF
5 7 (23.33%) BGP
6 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (20.00%) RIP
6 6 (20.00%) LAN
6 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (20.00%) SCCM
6 6 (20.00%) Firewall
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 5 (16.67%) WAN
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) MCSE
7 5 (16.67%) CCNA
7 5 (16.67%) DSL
7 5 (16.67%) Internet
7 5 (16.67%) CCNP

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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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) OneDrive
2 4 (13.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.67%) Yammer
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) BGP
1 7 (23.33%) OSPF
2 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) LAN
2 6 (20.00%) RIP
3 5 (16.67%) DSL
3 5 (16.67%) Internet
3 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (13.33%) ADSL
4 4 (13.33%) ATM
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (13.33%) DHCP
4 4 (13.33%) DNS
4 4 (13.33%) DWDM
4 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (13.33%) MPLS
4 4 (13.33%) SDH
4 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.33%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.33%) HBase
1 1 (3.33%) Pentaho
1 1 (3.33%) QlikView
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.33%) Sqoop
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Hadoop Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Traffic Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
1 1 (3.33%) OAuth
1 1 (3.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) ITSM
4 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Server Management
4 2 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Management
4 2 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.33%) Network Design
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (16.67%) CCNA
1 5 (16.67%) CCNP
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (16.67%) MCSE
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) BC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) CCA
2 4 (13.33%) CCEA
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCITP
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) VCAP
2 4 (13.33%) VCP4
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (10.00%) MCP
4 2 (6.67%) CCIP
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) GDPR
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) BitLocker
5 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.33%) HDFS
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (3.33%) XenApp
6 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.33%) Ambari
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.33%) Malwarebytes
3 1 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) Oozie
3 1 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.33%) Terraform
3 1 (3.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (13.33%) Juniper
3 4 (13.33%) Nortel
4 3 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Avaya
5 2 (6.67%) Ciena
5 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.67%) Huawei
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Brocade
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Hortonworks
6 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Tableau