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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Manchester
Rank 70 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.43% 0.88% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 6.14% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 3
Median daily rate £450 £363 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +64.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +33.33%

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
231 277 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.55% 14.37% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 142 65
Median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 21
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% -18.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 - 10 £450 - 2
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 40 (85.11%) Firewall
2 36 (76.60%) Windows
3 33 (70.21%) LAN
3 33 (70.21%) WAN
4 31 (65.96%) VoIP
5 28 (59.57%) TCP/IP
6 26 (55.32%) Linux
6 26 (55.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (55.32%) Patch Management
7 25 (53.19%) Vulnerability Management
8 24 (51.06%) Unix
8 24 (51.06%) Apple
9 23 (48.94%) CISSP
9 23 (48.94%) SSCP
9 23 (48.94%) SANS
10 20 (42.55%) ELK Stack
10 20 (42.55%) QRadar
10 20 (42.55%) Splunk
11 18 (38.30%) Network Monitoring
12 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (29.79%) Case Management
14 12 (25.53%) IBM
14 12 (25.53%) Security Monitoring
14 12 (25.53%) Cyber Attack
14 12 (25.53%) LogRhythm
15 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
15 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
15 11 (23.40%) Information Security
16 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
16 10 (21.28%) Citrix

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 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.13%) Jetty
6 1 (2.13%) Mongrel
6 1 (2.13%) nginx
6 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (85.11%) Firewall
2 33 (70.21%) LAN
2 33 (70.21%) WAN
3 31 (65.96%) VoIP
4 28 (59.57%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.89%) MPLS
6 6 (12.77%) IPsec
6 6 (12.77%) VLAN
7 5 (10.64%) Wireless
8 4 (8.51%) DHCP
8 4 (8.51%) DNS
8 4 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (6.38%) Internet
9 3 (6.38%) NetScaler
9 3 (6.38%) OSPF
9 3 (6.38%) PBX
9 3 (6.38%) SAN
9 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications
9 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Redis
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
1 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (17.02%) Security Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.38%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Security Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) ELK Stack
2 6 (12.77%) RESTful
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Cyber Attack
2 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
4 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.38%) BYOD
5 3 (6.38%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.13%) RIA
6 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) Linux
3 24 (51.06%) Unix
4 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) CentOS
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Patch Management
1 26 (55.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 25 (53.19%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (38.30%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (29.79%) Case Management
6 12 (25.53%) Security Monitoring
7 11 (23.40%) Information Security
8 9 (19.15%) Security Operations
9 8 (17.02%) Analytics
9 8 (17.02%) Data Analytics
10 7 (14.89%) Open Source
11 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (12.77%) SIEM
12 5 (10.64%) Migration
13 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
14 3 (6.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 3 (6.38%) Network Design
14 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
14 3 (6.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Python
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) CISSP
1 23 (48.94%) SANS
1 23 (48.94%) SSCP
2 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (14.89%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.51%) CCNP
7 3 (6.38%) MCSE
8 2 (4.26%) CCDP
8 2 (4.26%) CCIE
9 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.13%) MCSA
9 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) Xen
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (42.55%) QRadar
2 8 (17.02%) Nessus
2 8 (17.02%) Nexpose
2 8 (17.02%) Nmap
3 6 (12.77%) Kibana
3 6 (12.77%) logstash
4 4 (8.51%) RSA enVision
5 2 (4.26%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.13%) Puppet
6 1 (2.13%) SCCM
6 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Apple
2 20 (42.55%) Splunk
3 12 (25.53%) IBM
3 12 (25.53%) LogRhythm
4 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 10 (21.28%) Intel Security
5 8 (17.02%) ArcSight
5 8 (17.02%) Intel
5 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
5 8 (17.02%) NetWitness
5 8 (17.02%) Qualys
6 7 (14.89%) VMware
7 5 (10.64%) HP
8 4 (8.51%) Lotus
9 3 (6.38%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.38%) F5
9 3 (6.38%) Fortinet
9 3 (6.38%) Oracle
10 2 (4.26%) Cisco
10 2 (4.26%) Dell