The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 75 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 1.55% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 11.36% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate £90 £125 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -48.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.25 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 132 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.46% 13.68% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 103
Average daily rate £325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 £90 - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 33 (86.84%) Active Directory
3 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 24 (63.16%) MS Office
4 21 (55.26%) Windows XP
4 21 (55.26%) MS Exchange
5 19 (50.00%) Windows 2000
5 19 (50.00%) Blackberry
6 18 (47.37%) MS Excel
7 17 (44.74%) HP
8 16 (42.11%) Citrix
8 16 (42.11%) NetWare
8 16 (42.11%) ServiceCenter
9 13 (34.21%) ITIL
10 12 (31.58%) Novell
10 12 (31.58%) Lotus
10 12 (31.58%) VBScript
10 12 (31.58%) IBM Notes
10 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
10 12 (31.58%) XenDesktop
10 12 (31.58%) Firewall
11 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
12 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
13 8 (21.05%) SLA
14 7 (18.42%) Wireless
14 7 (18.42%) iPad
14 7 (18.42%) Cisco
15 6 (15.79%) MCSE
15 6 (15.79%) SSL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (55.26%) MS Exchange
2 12 (31.58%) IBM Notes
3 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Lync
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (63.16%) MS Office
2 18 (47.37%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) Wireless
3 6 (15.79%) SSL
4 3 (7.89%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) BGP
5 2 (5.26%) Intranet
5 2 (5.26%) MPLS
5 2 (5.26%) OSPF
5 2 (5.26%) ADSL
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.63%) HSRP
6 1 (2.63%) Multicast
6 1 (2.63%) xDSL
6 1 (2.63%) SMTP
6 1 (2.63%) DHCP
6 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.63%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (15.79%) Network Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Service Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Desktop Support
6 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Remote Desktop Support
7 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.89%) IT Support
7 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Senior IT Support
8 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 19 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (18.42%) iPad
3 4 (10.53%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.26%) Statistics
5 1 (2.63%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows XP
3 19 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 16 (42.11%) NetWare
5 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (13.16%) Linux
8 4 (10.53%) UNIX
8 4 (10.53%) Windows NT
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Vista
8 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (10.53%) ITSM
3 3 (7.89%) Information Security
3 3 (7.89%) Change Control
3 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.63%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.63%) Workflow
5 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.63%) Network Design
5 1 (2.63%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) VBScript
1 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.79%) MCSE
3 5 (13.16%) MCTS
3 5 (13.16%) MCSA
3 5 (13.16%) MCP
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.26%) CCNP
6 2 (5.26%) CCNA
7 1 (2.63%) CISA
7 1 (2.63%) CISM
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.63%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) MCITP
7 1 (2.63%) CCDP
7 1 (2.63%) CCIE
7 1 (2.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 33 (86.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (31.58%) XenDesktop
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.26%) ARCserve
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.63%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.63%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (44.74%) HP
3 16 (42.11%) Citrix
4 12 (31.58%) Novell
4 12 (31.58%) Lotus
5 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 7 (18.42%) Cisco
7 6 (15.79%) Avaya
7 6 (15.79%) Kaspersky
8 5 (13.16%) SurfControl
9 4 (10.53%) Nortel
9 4 (10.53%) VMware
10 3 (7.89%) Clearswift
11 2 (5.26%) Juniper
11 2 (5.26%) CA
11 2 (5.26%) McAfee
12 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
12 1 (2.63%) NetScout
12 1 (2.63%) F5
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