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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 94 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.76% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 5.43% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +163.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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
220 184 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.06% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
Altrincham - 3 £350 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (61.36%) Firewall
2 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 19 (43.18%) Cisco
3 19 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (34.09%) Network Security
5 13 (29.55%) DNS
6 12 (27.27%) LAN
6 12 (27.27%) WAN
7 11 (25.00%) DHCP
8 10 (22.73%) VoIP
8 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
8 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (20.45%) Network Management
9 9 (20.45%) BGP
9 9 (20.45%) Wireless
9 9 (20.45%) AppSense
9 9 (20.45%) Citrix
9 9 (20.45%) CCNP
9 9 (20.45%) CCNA
9 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (20.45%) SSL
9 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.45%) UNIX
10 8 (18.18%) Juniper
10 8 (18.18%) CCIE
10 8 (18.18%) MetaFrame
10 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (18.18%) OSPF
10 8 (18.18%) Data Centre

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.27%) WorkSite
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (61.36%) Firewall
2 15 (34.09%) Network Security
3 13 (29.55%) DNS
4 12 (27.27%) LAN
4 12 (27.27%) WAN
5 11 (25.00%) DHCP
6 10 (22.73%) VoIP
7 9 (20.45%) SSL
7 9 (20.45%) Wireless
7 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
7 9 (20.45%) BGP
8 8 (18.18%) OSPF
9 7 (15.91%) SNMP
10 6 (13.64%) IPsec
10 6 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (11.36%) Internet
11 5 (11.36%) SAN
11 5 (11.36%) FTP
11 5 (11.36%) HTTP
11 5 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (4.55%) Publishing
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (2.27%) French Language
2 1 (2.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Network Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Network Administrator
4 6 (13.64%) Network Support
4 6 (13.64%) Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) IP Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Statistics
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (20.45%) UNIX
3 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) Solaris
4 4 (9.09%) Linux
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Network Management
2 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.09%) Network Design
5 4 (9.09%) Change Control
5 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.82%) Software Deployment
6 3 (6.82%) Open Source
6 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Migration
8 1 (2.27%) Scrum
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.27%) Document Management
8 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Perl
1 3 (6.82%) Python
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.45%) CCNP
2 9 (20.45%) CCNA
3 8 (18.18%) CCIE
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (9.09%) JNCIP
5 4 (9.09%) Degree
5 4 (9.09%) CCEE
5 4 (9.09%) CCAA
5 4 (9.09%) MCSE
5 4 (9.09%) CCA
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.82%) JNCIA
6 3 (6.82%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.55%) CCIP
8 1 (2.27%) CISSP
8 1 (2.27%) PMP
8 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (18.18%) QA
2 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) MetaFrame
2 8 (18.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (18.18%) XenApp
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (6.82%) Nagios
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Cisco
2 9 (20.45%) Citrix
2 9 (20.45%) AppSense
3 8 (18.18%) Juniper
4 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.36%) VMware
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
7 3 (6.82%) BT
7 3 (6.82%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.82%) Infoblox
7 3 (6.82%) Aruba
7 3 (6.82%) F5
8 2 (4.55%) Veeam
8 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.27%) Interwoven
9 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.27%) Tableau