Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 131 169
Rank change year-on-year -16 +38 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 48 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.96% 0.86% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.12% 6.10% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 11
Scotland median daily rate £243 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% -23.08% -25.71%
10th Percentile £117 £111 £129
90th Percentile £380 £423 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.56% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 - £16.50
10th Percentile £12.75 - £15.75
90th Percentile £14.25 - £17.25
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £17.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -14.49% -11.54% +11.43%

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 591 508 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.85% 14.10% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 280 425
Scotland median daily rate £345 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% -0.68% +7.35%
10th Percentile £200 £172 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £22.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.87% -39.33% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.17
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%

VPN
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 19 April 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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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 19 April 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
Edinburgh +3 36 £225 -40.00% 2
Glasgow -22 7 £241 +42.96% 3
Renfrewshire - 3 £263 -
Aberdeen -2 1 £375 - 1
Moray - 1 - -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 36 (75.00%) Cisco
2 22 (45.83%) Firewall
3 18 (37.50%) Windows
4 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
6 13 (27.08%) MPLS
7 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (22.92%) Wireless
8 11 (22.92%) CCNA
8 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
9 10 (20.83%) CCNP
9 10 (20.83%) WAN
10 9 (18.75%) BGP
10 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 9 (18.75%) LAN
10 9 (18.75%) IPsec
10 9 (18.75%) SCCM
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
12 7 (14.58%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) Project Management
12 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (14.58%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint

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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 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) G Suite
2 3 (6.25%) Google Drive
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) Firewall
2 13 (27.08%) MPLS
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (22.92%) Wireless
5 10 (20.83%) WAN
6 9 (18.75%) BGP
6 9 (18.75%) IPsec
6 9 (18.75%) LAN
7 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (10.42%) SNMP
10 4 (8.33%) IPFIX
10 4 (8.33%) OSPF
10 4 (8.33%) SSH
10 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (6.25%) DHCP
11 3 (6.25%) DNS
11 3 (6.25%) Internet
11 3 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Support Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Administrator
6 5 (10.42%) IT Support
7 4 (8.33%) IT Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Network Support
9 2 (4.17%) Network Support Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 1 (2.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.08%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) CMDB
3 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.25%) iPad
3 3 (6.25%) iPhone
3 3 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (14.58%) Linux
4 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.42%) Unix
6 3 (6.25%) Android
6 3 (6.25%) HPUX
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Project Management
2 5 (10.42%) Change Management
2 5 (10.42%) Service Management
3 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.33%) Decision-Making
3 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (8.33%) Security Management
3 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.25%) CRM
4 3 (6.25%) Escalation Management
4 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL
4 3 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (2.08%) Presales
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.92%) CCNA
3 10 (20.83%) CCNP
4 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) CCENT
6 2 (4.17%) CCIE
6 2 (4.17%) CISSP
6 2 (4.17%) HND
7 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.08%) CCDP
7 1 (2.08%) CCIP
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) HNC
7 1 (2.08%) MCP
7 1 (2.08%) SSCP
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 3 (6.25%) vSphere
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Cisco
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.42%) F5
4 5 (10.42%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Apple
5 3 (6.25%) CA
5 3 (6.25%) Google
5 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.17%) Dell
6 2 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.08%) Nokia
7 1 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) Splunk
7 1 (2.08%) Tandberg
7 1 (2.08%) Workday