The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 93 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 2.00% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 15.91% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Average daily rate £344 £318 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% +135.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
276 176 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.02% 12.59% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 90 69
Average daily rate £363 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) Wireless
4 13 (48.15%) Windows
5 12 (44.44%) VoIP
5 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (40.74%) DNS
7 10 (37.04%) WAN
8 9 (33.33%) Network Security
8 9 (33.33%) LAN
8 9 (33.33%) DHCP
9 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
9 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 8 (29.63%) Fortinet
9 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
10 7 (25.93%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.93%) OSPF
10 7 (25.93%) BGP
10 7 (25.93%) SSL
10 7 (25.93%) SLA
10 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (22.22%) WLAN
11 6 (22.22%) ITIL
11 6 (22.22%) IPsec
11 6 (22.22%) Service Management
12 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
12 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 14 (51.85%) Wireless
3 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (44.44%) VoIP
4 11 (40.74%) DNS
5 10 (37.04%) WAN
6 9 (33.33%) DHCP
6 9 (33.33%) LAN
6 9 (33.33%) Network Security
7 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.93%) BGP
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (25.93%) OSPF
8 7 (25.93%) SSL
9 6 (22.22%) IPsec
9 6 (22.22%) WLAN
10 5 (18.52%) FTP
10 5 (18.52%) HTTP
10 5 (18.52%) SAN
10 5 (18.52%) SMTP
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Network Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Statistics
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
2 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.81%) Unix
4 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.41%) NetWare
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Service Management
4 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (14.81%) Web Filtering
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) ITSM
7 2 (7.41%) Network Design
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Perl
1 4 (14.81%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CCNP
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (7.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) Fortinet
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Palo Alto
5 4 (14.81%) Aruba
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix
6 3 (11.11%) Lotus
7 2 (7.41%) Novell
7 2 (7.41%) Polycom
7 2 (7.41%) Siemens
7 2 (7.41%) VMware
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) F5
8 1 (3.70%) IronPort
8 1 (3.70%) Juniper
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 days ago