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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 75 64 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 1.09% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 8.84% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £143 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -56.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £9.20 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £14.80 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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
184 147 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.09% 12.30% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 79 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £413 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 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 28 August 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
Bolton - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (70.00%) Windows
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (40.00%) MS Office
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (35.00%) iPad
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (30.00%) Juniper
5 6 (30.00%) SLA
6 5 (25.00%) MCSE
6 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
7 4 (20.00%) MCTS
7 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (20.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) MCSA
7 4 (20.00%) MCP
7 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.00%) SQL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (10.00%) Multicast
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 2 (10.00%) ADSL
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) RIP
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) MPLS
3 2 (10.00%) OSPF
3 2 (10.00%) BGP
3 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.00%) VRRP
4 1 (5.00%) Intranet
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) IP Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) iPad
2 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (10.00%) Statistics
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) SIEM
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) MCSA
3 4 (20.00%) MCTS
3 4 (20.00%) MCP
4 3 (15.00%) CISSP
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
5 2 (10.00%) JNCIE
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CISA
6 1 (5.00%) CISM
6 1 (5.00%) CCSA
6 1 (5.00%) CCSE
6 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (10.00%) SAP Afaria
2 2 (10.00%) OpenView
2 2 (10.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Sun
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) Axway
5 2 (10.00%) CA
5 2 (10.00%) Nokia
5 2 (10.00%) StorageTek
5 2 (10.00%) Apple