Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 124 177
Rank change year-on-year -37 +53 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 44 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.79% 0.96% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.93% 8.40% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 15
Scotland median daily rate £255 £365 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.14% +25.86% -10.77%
10th Percentile £118 £213 £123
90th Percentile £458 £428 £367
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% +9.09% +226.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £39.10 £40.43
90th Percentile £16.95 £51.30 £41.88
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -5.26% +11.76%

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 635 476 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.40% 11.37% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 254 475
Scotland median daily rate £325 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +3.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £166 £223
90th Percentile £510 £462 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £33.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.76% -16.88% +25.98%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.01 £14.21
90th Percentile £32.48 £48.08 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%

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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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -24 23 £225 -35.71% 3
Glasgow -11 17 £266 -14.80% 4
Renfrewshire - 3 £263 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £140 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 27 (61.36%) Cisco
2 19 (43.18%) Windows
3 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 15 (34.09%) Firewall
5 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 10 (22.73%) Linux
9 9 (20.45%) LAN
9 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.45%) Windows Server
10 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (18.18%) DNS
10 8 (18.18%) WAN
10 8 (18.18%) DHCP
10 8 (18.18%) Unix
10 8 (18.18%) MPLS
10 8 (18.18%) VMware
11 7 (15.91%) Service Management
11 7 (15.91%) ITIL
11 7 (15.91%) ADSL
11 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (15.91%) SCCM
11 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
11 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (15.91%) Office 365
12 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland

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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 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.55%) PaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.27%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.09%) Firewall
2 9 (20.45%) LAN
2 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
3 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (18.18%) DHCP
3 8 (18.18%) DNS
3 8 (18.18%) MPLS
3 8 (18.18%) WAN
4 7 (15.91%) ADSL
5 6 (13.64%) BGP
5 6 (13.64%) EIGRP
5 6 (13.64%) IPsec
5 6 (13.64%) OSPF
6 5 (11.36%) DSL
6 5 (11.36%) Internet
6 5 (11.36%) VLAN
7 4 (9.09%) ATM
7 4 (9.09%) Ethernet
7 4 (9.09%) RIP
7 4 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) French Language
3 2 (4.55%) German Language
3 2 (4.55%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.55%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) IT Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) IT Support
6 3 (6.82%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) CMDB
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.55%) iPhone
3 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (22.73%) Linux
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server
5 8 (18.18%) Unix
6 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.82%) HPUX
8 3 (6.82%) Solaris
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) ITIL
1 7 (15.91%) Service Management
2 6 (13.64%) CRM
3 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (9.09%) Decision-Making
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Security Management
4 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Escalation Management
4 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.82%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) CCNA
2 5 (11.36%) CCNP
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.09%) BC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.82%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) NFS
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (4.55%) Malwarebytes
2 2 (4.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.55%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Cisco
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.18%) VMware
4 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.82%) Avaya
7 2 (4.55%) Apple
7 2 (4.55%) Dell
7 2 (4.55%) HP
7 2 (4.55%) iManage
7 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.55%) Sophos
7 2 (4.55%) Symantec
8 1 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.27%) Ciena
8 1 (2.27%) Citrix
8 1 (2.27%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.27%) Huawei
8 1 (2.27%) Nortel
8 1 (2.27%) Splunk