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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Manchester
Rank 73 96 61
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -35
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.48% 0.72% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.57% 5.06% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 11
Median daily rate £450 £344 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% +8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £110 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £18.42 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-28.06% +7.65%

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
209 257 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.46% 14.20% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 136 96
Median daily rate £400 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 - 12 £488 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 52 (86.67%) Firewall
2 48 (80.00%) Windows
3 46 (76.67%) LAN
3 46 (76.67%) WAN
4 43 (71.67%) TCP/IP
4 43 (71.67%) VoIP
5 41 (68.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 41 (68.33%) Patch Management
6 40 (66.67%) Linux
7 39 (65.00%) Unix
7 39 (65.00%) Apple
7 39 (65.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 36 (60.00%) SANS
8 36 (60.00%) CISSP
8 36 (60.00%) SSCP
9 34 (56.67%) Elastic Stack
9 34 (56.67%) QRadar
9 34 (56.67%) Splunk
10 32 (53.33%) Network Monitoring
11 27 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
11 27 (45.00%) IBM
12 26 (43.33%) LogRhythm
13 21 (35.00%) Case Management
13 21 (35.00%) Information Security
14 19 (31.67%) SC Cleared
14 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
15 18 (30.00%) Security Operations
16 17 (28.33%) Cyber Attack
17 16 (26.67%) Open Source
18 15 (25.00%) Security Monitoring

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 4 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.00%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) Jetty
2 3 (5.00%) Mongrel
2 3 (5.00%) nginx
2 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Office
2 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.00%) Google App Engine
1 3 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (86.67%) Firewall
2 46 (76.67%) LAN
2 46 (76.67%) WAN
3 43 (71.67%) TCP/IP
3 43 (71.67%) VoIP
4 10 (16.67%) Wireless
5 7 (11.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (10.00%) IPsec
6 6 (10.00%) MPLS
7 5 (8.33%) DHCP
7 5 (8.33%) DNS
7 5 (8.33%) VLAN
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (5.00%) FTP
8 3 (5.00%) HTTP
8 3 (5.00%) OSPF
8 3 (5.00%) SSL
8 3 (5.00%) WLAN
9 2 (3.33%) Network Security
10 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Redis
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Security Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Technical Specialist
3 10 (16.67%) Security Specialist
4 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Technical Security Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.00%) Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Security Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (56.67%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (16.67%) RESTful
2 10 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (5.00%) .NET
3 3 (5.00%) J2EE
3 3 (5.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Cyber Attack
2 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) RIA
5 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (80.00%) Windows
2 40 (66.67%) Linux
3 39 (65.00%) Unix
4 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (68.33%) Patch Management
1 41 (68.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 39 (65.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 32 (53.33%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (35.00%) Case Management
5 21 (35.00%) Information Security
6 18 (30.00%) Security Operations
7 16 (26.67%) Open Source
8 15 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (21.67%) SIEM
10 9 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (13.33%) Analytics
11 8 (13.33%) Data Analytics
12 7 (11.67%) Process Improvement
13 6 (10.00%) DevOps
14 5 (8.33%) Migration
15 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
15 3 (5.00%) Network Design
15 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) Python
2 3 (5.00%) Java
2 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 2 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (60.00%) CISSP
1 36 (60.00%) SANS
1 36 (60.00%) SSCP
2 19 (31.67%) SC Cleared
2 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (10.00%) CCNA
5 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (3.33%) CCDP
7 2 (3.33%) CCIE
7 2 (3.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.67%) CCSP
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.67%) MCSA
8 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) Xen
3 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (56.67%) QRadar
2 13 (21.67%) Kibana
2 13 (21.67%) logstash
3 8 (13.33%) Nessus
3 8 (13.33%) Nexpose
3 8 (13.33%) Nmap
4 7 (11.67%) RSA enVision
5 3 (5.00%) Puppet
6 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (65.00%) Apple
2 34 (56.67%) Splunk
3 27 (45.00%) IBM
4 26 (43.33%) LogRhythm
5 10 (16.67%) Intel Security
6 8 (13.33%) ArcSight
6 8 (13.33%) Intel
6 8 (13.33%) NetWitness
6 8 (13.33%) Qualys
7 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.00%) Citrix
8 6 (10.00%) Snow
9 5 (8.33%) F5
9 5 (8.33%) VMware
10 4 (6.67%) Cisco
10 4 (6.67%) HP
10 4 (6.67%) Juniper
10 4 (6.67%) Lotus
11 3 (5.00%) Google
12 2 (3.33%) Riverbed