The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 88 74
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.38% 0.92% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 7.49% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 8
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £234 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £452 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £12.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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
284 227 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.66% 12.32% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 128 105
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.94 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 7 £498 -
Bolton - 1 £335 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VPN.

1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Firewall
3 19 (52.78%) LAN
3 19 (52.78%) WAN
4 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
5 13 (36.11%) VoIP
6 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 11 (30.56%) Linux
8 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (25.00%) Citrix
9 9 (25.00%) Splunk
10 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (22.22%) ELK Stack
10 8 (22.22%) QRadar
10 8 (22.22%) SANS
10 8 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (22.22%) LogRhythm
10 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
10 8 (22.22%) CISSP
10 8 (22.22%) IBM
10 8 (22.22%) Apple
10 8 (22.22%) CCNA
10 8 (22.22%) ITIL
10 8 (22.22%) Unix
10 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 8 (22.22%) VMware

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.56%) IIS
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.78%) Apache
6 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.78%) Jetty
6 1 (2.78%) Mongrel
6 1 (2.78%) nginx
6 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) Firewall
2 19 (52.78%) LAN
2 19 (52.78%) WAN
3 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
3 13 (36.11%) VoIP
4 7 (19.44%) DHCP
4 7 (19.44%) DNS
5 6 (16.67%) IPsec
5 6 (16.67%) VLAN
5 6 (16.67%) WLAN
6 5 (13.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (13.89%) PBX
6 5 (13.89%) SAN
6 5 (13.89%) Wireless
7 4 (11.11%) Internet
7 4 (11.11%) MPLS
8 3 (8.33%) Network Security
8 3 (8.33%) SSL
8 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications
8 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Redis
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) GoCD
2 1 (2.78%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) IT Support
4 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) ELK Stack
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) RESTful
4 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
3 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
4 4 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (8.33%) BYOD
6 2 (5.56%) e-Learning
6 2 (5.56%) Life Science
6 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 8 (22.22%) Unix
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.78%) CentOS
9 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
2 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (19.44%) Information Security
4 6 (16.67%) Open Source
5 5 (13.89%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Case Management
6 4 (11.11%) Security Operations
6 4 (11.11%) SIEM
7 3 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.56%) Content Development
8 2 (5.56%) ITSM
8 2 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.22%) CCNA
2 8 (22.22%) CISSP
2 8 (22.22%) SANS
2 8 (22.22%) SSCP
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.11%) CCNP
4 4 (11.11%) MCSE
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) CCDP
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.56%) vSphere
5 1 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.78%) Xen
5 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) QRadar
2 4 (11.11%) Kibana
2 4 (11.11%) logstash
3 3 (8.33%) RSA enVision
4 2 (5.56%) Cacti
5 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.78%) Packer
5 1 (2.78%) Puppet
5 1 (2.78%) SCCM
5 1 (2.78%) Terraform
5 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Citrix
2 9 (25.00%) Splunk
3 8 (22.22%) Apple
3 8 (22.22%) IBM
3 8 (22.22%) LogRhythm
3 8 (22.22%) VMware
4 5 (13.89%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) Lotus
6 3 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
6 3 (8.33%) Siemens
7 2 (5.56%) Dell
7 2 (5.56%) Infor
7 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.56%) Polycom
7 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.56%) Veeam