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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 90 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 1.05% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 8.59% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Median daily rate £335 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £300 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £460 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.41%
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
281 198 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.29% 12.19% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 96 68
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -56.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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
Bolton - 1 £335 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 14 (60.87%) ITIL
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) MS Office
3 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (34.78%) LAN
5 8 (34.78%) WAN
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
6 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
6 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (30.43%) Firewall
6 7 (30.43%) Law
6 7 (30.43%) Legal
6 7 (30.43%) MOS
7 6 (26.09%) Banking
7 6 (26.09%) Document Management
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 6 (26.09%) MCDST
7 6 (26.09%) DHCP
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
8 5 (21.74%) WLAN
8 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (21.74%) VLAN
9 4 (17.39%) Network Security
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure

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 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) LAN
1 8 (34.78%) WAN
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) DHCP
3 6 (26.09%) DNS
4 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) VLAN
4 5 (21.74%) WLAN
5 4 (17.39%) Network Security
6 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (8.70%) FWSM
7 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 2 (8.70%) IPsec
7 2 (8.70%) PBX
7 2 (8.70%) SAN
7 2 (8.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) GoCD
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (30.43%) Law
1 7 (30.43%) Legal
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) French Language
3 3 (13.04%) German Language
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Service Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) e-Learning
3 2 (8.70%) Life Science
3 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Document Management
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Content Development
4 2 (8.70%) ITSM
4 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Database Security
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) SIEM
5 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) MOS
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (26.09%) MCDST
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) CCNP
6 2 (8.70%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.35%) CCDP
7 1 (4.35%) CEH
7 1 (4.35%) CISSP
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) GIAC
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cacti
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Packer
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Terraform
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Citrix
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Siemens
4 2 (8.70%) Infor
4 2 (8.70%) Lotus
4 2 (8.70%) Polycom
4 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.35%) Splunk
5 1 (4.35%) Veeam