Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 128 173
Rank change year-on-year -37 +45 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 39 54 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.71% 1.13% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.75% 9.91% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 19
Scotland median daily rate £273 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.33% +31.58% +26.67%
10th Percentile £118 £213 £127
90th Percentile £625 £488 £358
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 5
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.56% +7.14% +232.67%
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% -9.52% +23.53%

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 578 545 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.59% 11.41% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 275 514
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £191 £140 £213
90th Percentile £519 £523 £445
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.67% -14.87% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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

VPN
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 September 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 September 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 +3 23 £266 +18.33% 6
Edinburgh -24 12 £375 -0.66% 4
Renfrewshire - 3 £263 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £140 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 23 (58.97%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) Windows
3 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
4 12 (30.77%) Firewall
5 11 (28.21%) Linux
5 11 (28.21%) LAN
5 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
6 10 (25.64%) WAN
6 10 (25.64%) ADSL
6 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (25.64%) ITIL
6 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 10 (25.64%) OSPF
6 10 (25.64%) BGP
7 9 (23.08%) EIGRP
7 9 (23.08%) DHCP
7 9 (23.08%) DNS
7 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
8 8 (20.51%) Unix
8 8 (20.51%) CCNP
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (20.51%) Internet
8 8 (20.51%) CCNA
8 8 (20.51%) DSL
8 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
9 7 (17.95%) Migration
9 7 (17.95%) VMware

VPN
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 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.95%) Office 365
3 3 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.56%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) LAN
2 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.64%) ADSL
3 10 (25.64%) BGP
3 10 (25.64%) OSPF
3 10 (25.64%) WAN
4 9 (23.08%) DHCP
4 9 (23.08%) DNS
4 9 (23.08%) EIGRP
5 8 (20.51%) DSL
5 8 (20.51%) Internet
6 7 (17.95%) ATM
6 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
6 7 (17.95%) MPLS
6 7 (17.95%) RIP
6 7 (17.95%) xDSL
7 6 (15.38%) VLAN
7 6 (15.38%) Wireless
8 4 (10.26%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) HBase
4 1 (2.56%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.56%) QlikView
4 1 (2.56%) Sqoop
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.82%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) French Language
4 2 (5.13%) German Language
4 2 (5.13%) Italian Language
4 2 (5.13%) Law
4 2 (5.13%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (5.13%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) Administrator
3 3 (7.69%) Consultant
3 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (5.13%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (2.56%) OAuth
2 1 (2.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 3 (7.69%) iPhone
1 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) CMDB
2 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Unix
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.26%) Solaris
7 3 (7.69%) HPUX
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Phone
7 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Service Management
4 5 (12.82%) CRM
5 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.26%) Patch Management
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (7.69%) Security Management
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) CCNA
2 8 (20.51%) CCNP
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (17.95%) BC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.13%) CCIP
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.13%) MCP
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) GDPR
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) vSphere
4 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.56%) HDFS
7 1 (2.56%) NFS
7 1 (2.56%) XenApp
7 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 3 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (7.69%) Malwarebytes
1 3 (7.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.13%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.56%) Ambari
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.56%) Oozie
3 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.56%) Terraform
3 1 (2.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (10.26%) Avaya
4 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.26%) HP
4 4 (10.26%) Nortel
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.69%) Apple
5 3 (7.69%) Dell
5 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.69%) Sophos
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Ciena
6 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.13%) Huawei
6 2 (5.13%) iManage
6 2 (5.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp