Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 136 161
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 45 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.92% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 4.78% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 15
Scotland median daily rate £323 £200 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.25% -40.74% -6.90%
10th Percentile £123 £109 £194
90th Percentile £488 £428 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK median hourly rate £15.87 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.34% -7.89% +8.57%

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 557 649 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.35% 17.47% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 382 339
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +7.41%
10th Percentile £150 £198 £189
90th Percentile £539 £457 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 20
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -1.18% -29.17%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £35.63 £57.50 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

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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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -12 37 £325 +25.60% 6
Glasgow -13 4 £243 +115.56% 1
Aberdeen +2 2 £263 -30.00%
Moray - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 30 (66.67%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 18 (40.00%) Windows
4 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
6 12 (26.67%) MPLS
6 12 (26.67%) HP
6 12 (26.67%) Linux
6 12 (26.67%) Wireless
6 12 (26.67%) VMware
7 11 (24.44%) vSphere
8 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (22.22%) WAN
8 10 (22.22%) CCNA
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) CCNP
9 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.00%) LAN
9 9 (20.00%) Finance
9 9 (20.00%) IPsec
9 9 (20.00%) BGP
10 8 (17.78%) JBoss
10 8 (17.78%) Apache
10 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 7 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
12 6 (13.33%) F5
12 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
12 6 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless

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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 (17.78%) Apache
1 8 (17.78%) JBoss
2 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.67%) G Suite
1 3 (6.67%) Google Drive
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) IaaS
3 1 (2.22%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 12 (26.67%) MPLS
2 12 (26.67%) Wireless
3 10 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (22.22%) WAN
4 9 (20.00%) BGP
4 9 (20.00%) IPsec
4 9 (20.00%) LAN
4 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (11.11%) FTP
6 5 (11.11%) SMTP
6 5 (11.11%) SNMP
6 5 (11.11%) VLAN
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (8.89%) IPFIX
7 4 (8.89%) OSPF
7 4 (8.89%) SSH
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.89%) IT Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) IT Support
4 4 (8.89%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.22%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.44%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) Ajax
2 1 (2.22%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.22%) EJB
2 1 (2.22%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.22%) Java EE
2 1 (2.22%) JPA
2 1 (2.22%) jQuery
2 1 (2.22%) REST
2 1 (2.22%) RESTful
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) Spring
2 1 (2.22%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.67%) iPad
4 3 (6.67%) iPhone
4 3 (6.67%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) CMDB
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.22%) DataPower
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) PKI
6 1 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Android
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.44%) Unix
9 1 (2.22%) CentOS
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) Project Management
2 4 (8.89%) Change Management
3 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.44%) CRM
4 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (4.44%) DevOps
4 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.44%) Kanban
4 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.44%) Time Management
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.22%) Network Management
5 1 (2.22%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Java
1 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (22.22%) CCNA
2 10 (22.22%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) CCENT
4 2 (4.44%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) CISSP
4 2 (4.44%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) CCDP
5 1 (2.22%) CCIP
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.22%) HNC
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) SSCP
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) vSphere
2 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 3 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
3 12 (26.67%) HP
3 12 (26.67%) VMware
4 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.33%) F5
6 5 (11.11%) Symantec
7 3 (6.67%) Apple
7 3 (6.67%) CA
7 3 (6.67%) Google
7 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (4.44%) Citrix
8 2 (4.44%) Dell
8 2 (4.44%) Juniper
8 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.22%) CyberArk
9 1 (2.22%) IBM
9 1 (2.22%) Nokia
9 1 (2.22%) SAP