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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 68 52 72
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.49% 2.31% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 15.08% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 5
Average daily rate
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£298 £135 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.37% -55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £280 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £25.00 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.10% -21.05%
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
154 179 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.92% 15.33% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 111
Average daily rate £360 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £518 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 20 (58.82%) Cisco
2 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (50.00%) CCNA
4 15 (44.12%) OSPF
5 13 (38.24%) MPLS
5 13 (38.24%) CCNP
6 12 (35.29%) Juniper
6 12 (35.29%) BGP
6 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 12 (35.29%) WAN
7 11 (32.35%) Firewall
7 11 (32.35%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (29.41%) BT
8 10 (29.41%) Windows
9 9 (26.47%) LAN
9 9 (26.47%) CCIE
9 9 (26.47%) Wireless
10 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
10 8 (23.53%) JNCIA
10 8 (23.53%) JNCIP
10 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
10 8 (23.53%) Blackberry
10 8 (23.53%) MS Office
11 7 (20.59%) Junos
11 7 (20.59%) BT 21CN
11 7 (20.59%) HSRP
11 7 (20.59%) Linux
11 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
11 7 (20.59%) UNIX
11 7 (20.59%) Broadband

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.94%) Lync
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
2 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) OSPF
2 13 (38.24%) MPLS
3 12 (35.29%) BGP
3 12 (35.29%) WAN
4 11 (32.35%) Firewall
4 11 (32.35%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (26.47%) LAN
5 9 (26.47%) Wireless
6 7 (20.59%) Junos
6 7 (20.59%) BT 21CN
6 7 (20.59%) HSRP
6 7 (20.59%) Broadband
6 7 (20.59%) Ethernet
6 7 (20.59%) IPv4
6 7 (20.59%) IPv6
6 7 (20.59%) L2TP
6 7 (20.59%) RSVP
6 7 (20.59%) VRRP
6 7 (20.59%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (14.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
1 8 (23.53%) IP Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Implementation Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Network Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Desktop Support
5 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
6 3 (8.82%) Desktop Team Leader
6 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.76%) iPad
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Statistics
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) UNIX
3 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.88%) AIX
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.88%) NetWare
5 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) ITSM
2 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (11.76%) Coaching
3 3 (8.82%) Network Management
3 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Network Design
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Change Control
4 2 (5.88%) SIEM
4 2 (5.88%) Line Management
4 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) ERP
5 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (50.00%) CCNA
3 13 (38.24%) CCNP
4 9 (26.47%) CCIE
5 8 (23.53%) JNCIA
5 8 (23.53%) JNCIP
6 7 (20.59%) CCIP
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (5.88%) CISSP
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.94%) MCSE
9 1 (2.94%) CCSE
9 1 (2.94%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.94%) Degree
9 1 (2.94%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (5.88%) OpenView
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Afaria
1 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Cisco
2 12 (35.29%) Juniper
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (29.41%) BT
4 6 (17.65%) HP
4 6 (17.65%) Citrix
4 6 (17.65%) Avaya
5 4 (11.76%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 4 (11.76%) Nortel
5 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.88%) Axway
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Sun
6 2 (5.88%) Nokia
6 2 (5.88%) Novell
6 2 (5.88%) StorageTek
6 2 (5.88%) Lotus
6 2 (5.88%) Apple