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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 76 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.30% 0.40% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.05% 3.94% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 4
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£300 - £139
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 - £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 - £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +111.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-10.92% -36.45%
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
199 127 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.92% 10.14% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 49 58
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £272 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.27 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - 2 - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 32 (56.14%) Firewall
2 29 (50.88%) Cisco
3 25 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (42.11%) Windows
5 20 (35.09%) SSL
5 20 (35.09%) Citrix
5 20 (35.09%) Network Security
6 17 (29.82%) CCIE
6 17 (29.82%) BGP
7 16 (28.07%) Juniper
7 16 (28.07%) CCNP
7 16 (28.07%) CCNA
7 16 (28.07%) UNIX
7 16 (28.07%) Information Security
8 15 (26.32%) OSPF
9 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
10 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
11 12 (21.05%) LAN
11 12 (21.05%) DNS
11 12 (21.05%) JNCIP
11 12 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (19.30%) JNCIA
12 11 (19.30%) WAN
12 11 (19.30%) IIS
12 11 (19.30%) Linux
12 11 (19.30%) Apache
13 10 (17.54%) Broadband
13 10 (17.54%) VoIP
13 10 (17.54%) DHCP
13 10 (17.54%) Ethernet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 11 (19.30%) IIS
1 11 (19.30%) Apache
2 8 (14.04%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (56.14%) Firewall
2 20 (35.09%) Network Security
2 20 (35.09%) SSL
3 17 (29.82%) BGP
4 15 (26.32%) OSPF
5 12 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (21.05%) DNS
5 12 (21.05%) LAN
6 11 (19.30%) WAN
7 10 (17.54%) VoIP
7 10 (17.54%) DHCP
7 10 (17.54%) Ethernet
7 10 (17.54%) Broadband
7 10 (17.54%) IPv4
7 10 (17.54%) IPv6
7 10 (17.54%) MPLS
7 10 (17.54%) L2TP
7 10 (17.54%) RSVP
7 10 (17.54%) BT 21CN
7 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Implementation Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Operations Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) IP Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Security Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Citrix Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Network Support
7 4 (7.02%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Security Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Network Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.26%) Life Science
3 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Windows
2 16 (28.07%) UNIX
3 11 (19.30%) Linux
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.02%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Information Security
2 10 (17.54%) Network Management
3 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.77%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Change Control
6 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.26%) Migration
6 3 (5.26%) Open Source
6 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.51%) Data Management
7 2 (3.51%) Network Design
7 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.75%) Time Management
8 1 (1.75%) Scrum
8 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.75%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) Perl
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
1 2 (3.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.82%) CCIE
3 16 (28.07%) CCNP
3 16 (28.07%) CCNA
4 12 (21.05%) JNCIP
5 11 (19.30%) JNCIA
6 10 (17.54%) CCIP
7 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (7.02%) CCA
8 4 (7.02%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (7.02%) CISSP
8 4 (7.02%) MCSE
8 4 (7.02%) Degree
8 4 (7.02%) CCEE
8 4 (7.02%) CCAA
9 3 (5.26%) ISACA
9 3 (5.26%) JNCIS
9 3 (5.26%) CISMP
10 1 (1.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
2 8 (14.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
1 8 (14.04%) MetaFrame
1 8 (14.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 8 (14.04%) XenApp
2 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (5.26%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Cisco
2 20 (35.09%) Citrix
3 16 (28.07%) Juniper
4 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
6 10 (17.54%) BT
7 8 (14.04%) AppSense
7 8 (14.04%) Lotus
8 7 (12.28%) Clearswift
9 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.02%) SurfControl
9 4 (7.02%) EMC
10 3 (5.26%) F5
10 3 (5.26%) Infoblox
11 2 (3.51%) Aruba
11 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.51%) Veeam
11 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.51%) VMware
11 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
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