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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 95 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 1.74% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 12.13% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Median daily rate £270 £300 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +233.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.94%
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
264 239 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.37% 14.33% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 114 55
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 (53.85%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (42.31%) VoIP
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) Wireless
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (38.46%) MS Office
4 10 (38.46%) Citrix
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (38.46%) Blackberry
4 10 (38.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 8 (30.77%) Network Security
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) Law
6 7 (26.92%) Legal
6 7 (26.92%) Banking
6 7 (26.92%) MOS
6 7 (26.92%) DNS
6 7 (26.92%) WAN
6 7 (26.92%) DHCP
7 6 (23.08%) LAN
7 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 6 (23.08%) CCNP
7 6 (23.08%) Document Management
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (23.08%) Service Management
7 6 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection

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 10 (38.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (11.54%) IBM Notes
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
1 11 (42.31%) VoIP
1 11 (42.31%) Wireless
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (30.77%) Network Security
4 7 (26.92%) DHCP
4 7 (26.92%) DNS
4 7 (26.92%) WAN
5 6 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (23.08%) LAN
5 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 5 (19.23%) BGP
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (19.23%) IPsec
6 5 (19.23%) OSPF
6 5 (19.23%) SAN
6 5 (19.23%) SSL
6 5 (19.23%) WLAN
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
2 7 (26.92%) Law
2 7 (26.92%) Legal
3 3 (11.54%) French Language
3 3 (11.54%) German Language
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Service Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Statistics
2 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.69%) NetWare
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Document Management
2 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (23.08%) Service Management
3 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Coaching
5 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.69%) ITSM
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (7.69%) Web Filtering
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security
7 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) VBScript
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (26.92%) MOS
3 6 (23.08%) CCNP
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (23.08%) MCDST
4 1 (3.85%) CEH
4 1 (3.85%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) GIAC
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (7.69%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) Fortinet
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) Lotus
5 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.69%) Aruba
6 2 (7.69%) Novell
6 2 (7.69%) Polycom
6 2 (7.69%) Siemens
7 1 (3.85%) AppSense
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) IronPort
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper