Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 109 116
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 58 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.97% 1.54% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.06% 9.52% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 18
Manchester median daily rate £375 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07% -3.45%
10th Percentile £136 £206 £129
90th Percentile £463 £571 £472
North West median daily rate £350 £410 £388
% change year-on-year -14.63% +5.81% +21.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate £24.89 - £14.50
10th Percentile £16.86 - £10.85
90th Percentile £168.75 - £16.75
North West median hourly rate £24.89 £21.06 £16.67
% change year-on-year +18.17% +26.35% -1.01%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 385 567 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.11% 16.19% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 328 265
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £207 £205
90th Percentile £538 £545 £513
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +16.87% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.90 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -10.53%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Manchester

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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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -6 8 £425 -5.56% 1
Stockport - 3 - -
Rochdale - 2 £500 - 5
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 32 (55.17%) Firewall
2 30 (51.72%) Windows
3 27 (46.55%) LAN
4 24 (41.38%) WAN
5 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
5 20 (34.48%) Cisco
5 20 (34.48%) MPLS
6 19 (32.76%) VoIP
7 18 (31.03%) Juniper
8 15 (25.86%) Windows Server
9 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
9 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (24.14%) Linux
10 13 (22.41%) DNS
11 12 (20.69%) DHCP
12 11 (18.97%) ITIL
12 11 (18.97%) Unix
12 11 (18.97%) CISSP
12 11 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (17.24%) Splunk
13 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (17.24%) VLAN
13 10 (17.24%) Apple
13 10 (17.24%) Ethernet
13 10 (17.24%) Broadband
13 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (17.24%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (17.24%) QRadar
13 10 (17.24%) Case Management

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Co-occurring 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 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (55.17%) Firewall
2 27 (46.55%) LAN
3 24 (41.38%) WAN
4 20 (34.48%) MPLS
4 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
5 19 (32.76%) VoIP
6 13 (22.41%) DNS
7 12 (20.69%) DHCP
8 10 (17.24%) Broadband
8 10 (17.24%) Ethernet
8 10 (17.24%) VLAN
8 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (15.52%) BGP
10 6 (10.34%) Network Security
10 6 (10.34%) PBX
11 5 (8.62%) SSL
12 4 (6.90%) Internet
12 4 (6.90%) IP Telephony
12 4 (6.90%) IPsec
12 4 (6.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Redis
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Architect
3 9 (15.52%) Network Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Design Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Core Network Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Core Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) IP Architect
6 4 (6.90%) IP Design Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) IP Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Juniper Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Splunk Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Cyber Attack
2 7 (12.07%) Smartphone
3 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.17%) Replication
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.45%) CMDB
6 2 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.45%) iPhone
6 2 (3.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.72%) BYOD
7 1 (1.72%) Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Windows
2 15 (25.86%) Windows Server
3 14 (24.14%) Linux
4 11 (18.97%) Unix
5 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Case Management
2 10 (17.24%) Patch Management
2 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (13.79%) Analytics
3 8 (13.79%) Data Analytics
3 8 (13.79%) Security Monitoring
3 8 (13.79%) Service Management
4 6 (10.34%) Security Operations
5 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.62%) SIEM
6 4 (6.90%) Network Design
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps
7 3 (5.17%) High Availability
7 3 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.45%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.45%) Ruby
2 2 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.97%) CISSP
3 9 (15.52%) JNCIE
3 9 (15.52%) SANS
3 9 (15.52%) SSCP
4 8 (13.79%) CCIE
4 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.34%) JNCIP
7 5 (8.62%) CCNA
7 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.45%) CCNP
8 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.45%) MCITP
8 2 (3.45%) MCP
8 2 (3.45%) MCSA
8 2 (3.45%) MCSE
9 1 (1.72%) Degree
9 1 (1.72%) MCTS
9 1 (1.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.72%) PMO
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.45%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) QRadar
2 8 (13.79%) Nessus
2 8 (13.79%) Nexpose
2 8 (13.79%) Nmap
3 2 (3.45%) Kibana
3 2 (3.45%) logstash
3 2 (3.45%) SCCM
3 2 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.72%) Ansible
4 1 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) Puppet
4 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) Cisco
2 18 (31.03%) Juniper
3 10 (17.24%) Apple
3 10 (17.24%) Splunk
4 9 (15.52%) BT
4 9 (15.52%) McAfee
5 8 (13.79%) ArcSight
5 8 (13.79%) Intel
5 8 (13.79%) Qualys
6 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
6 7 (12.07%) ServiceNow
6 7 (12.07%) Snow
7 6 (10.34%) AlienVault
7 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.62%) Dell
8 5 (8.62%) F5
9 4 (6.90%) Citrix
9 4 (6.90%) Veeam
9 4 (6.90%) VMware
10 3 (5.17%) HP