The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 29 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.75% 0.80% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.34% 7.80% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £90 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.20 £18.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -33.98%
VPN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 141 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 10.22% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 53 56
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Manchester region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Manchester region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 3 - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 32 (55.17%) Cisco
1 32 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (44.83%) CCIE
2 26 (44.83%) CCNA
3 24 (41.38%) Firewall
4 23 (39.66%) UNIX
5 22 (37.93%) Windows
5 22 (37.93%) CCNP
5 22 (37.93%) BGP
6 20 (34.48%) Juniper
6 20 (34.48%) Citrix
6 20 (34.48%) OSPF
6 20 (34.48%) Telecoms
6 20 (34.48%) JNCIA
7 19 (32.76%) JNCIP
7 19 (32.76%) BT
7 19 (32.76%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (32.76%) BT 21CN
7 19 (32.76%) Junos
7 19 (32.76%) L2TP
7 19 (32.76%) RSVP
7 19 (32.76%) VRRP
7 19 (32.76%) MPLS
7 19 (32.76%) CCIP
7 19 (32.76%) IPv4
7 19 (32.76%) IPv6
7 19 (32.76%) Ethernet
7 19 (32.76%) Linux
7 19 (32.76%) Broadband
7 19 (32.76%) HSRP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.97%) Apache
1 11 (18.97%) IIS
2 8 (13.79%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (41.38%) Firewall
2 22 (37.93%) BGP
3 20 (34.48%) OSPF
4 19 (32.76%) Cisco IOS
4 19 (32.76%) BT 21CN
4 19 (32.76%) Junos
4 19 (32.76%) L2TP
4 19 (32.76%) RSVP
4 19 (32.76%) VRRP
4 19 (32.76%) MPLS
4 19 (32.76%) IPv4
4 19 (32.76%) IPv6
4 19 (32.76%) Ethernet
4 19 (32.76%) Broadband
4 19 (32.76%) HSRP
4 19 (32.76%) IOS XR
5 18 (31.03%) SSL
6 16 (27.59%) Network Security
7 12 (20.69%) LAN
8 11 (18.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 20 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Implementation Engineer
1 19 (32.76%) Operations Engineer
1 19 (32.76%) IP Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Security Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Citrix Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Network Support
7 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Network Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.45%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Life Science
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) UNIX
2 22 (37.93%) Windows
3 19 (32.76%) Linux
4 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.90%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Information Security
2 8 (13.79%) Network Management
3 5 (8.62%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) Migration
5 3 (5.17%) Change Control
5 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.45%) Data Management
6 2 (3.45%) Network Design
7 1 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.72%) Time Management
7 1 (1.72%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (44.83%) CCIE
2 26 (44.83%) CCNA
3 22 (37.93%) CCNP
4 20 (34.48%) JNCIA
5 19 (32.76%) JNCIP
5 19 (32.76%) CCIP
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.90%) MCSE
7 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (6.90%) CISSP
7 4 (6.90%) CCA
7 4 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (6.90%) CCEE
7 4 (6.90%) CCAA
8 3 (5.17%) ISACA
8 3 (5.17%) CISMP
8 3 (5.17%) Degree
9 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) QA
2 8 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 8 (13.79%) MetaFrame
1 8 (13.79%) XenApp
1 8 (13.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (6.90%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (55.17%) Cisco
2 20 (34.48%) Juniper
2 20 (34.48%) Citrix
3 19 (32.76%) BT
4 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.97%) CheckPoint
6 8 (13.79%) Lotus
6 8 (13.79%) AppSense
7 7 (12.07%) Clearswift
8 4 (6.90%) EMC
8 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.90%) SurfControl
9 2 (3.45%) Veeam
9 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.45%) VMware
10 1 (1.72%) Capita
10 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.72%) HP