Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 77 124
Rank change year-on-year -34 +47 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 40 63 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.26% 2.16% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.07% 15.48% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 28
Manchester median daily rate £475 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £113 £156 £155
90th Percentile £643 £438 £571
North West median daily rate £438 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +12.18% -2.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £19.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.65% - -
North West median hourly rate £28.50 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +48.05% +10.00% +3.92%

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 441 407 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.89% 13.95% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 224 314
Manchester median daily rate £391 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £188 £160 £207
90th Percentile £564 £544 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -20.83% +16.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.13 £41.00 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%

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 21 September 2018.

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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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 21 September 2018. 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 5 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £120 - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VPN.

1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (30.00%) WAN
6 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
6 11 (27.50%) Office 365
7 10 (25.00%) LAN
7 10 (25.00%) ITIL
7 10 (25.00%) Firewall
7 10 (25.00%) VMware
8 9 (22.50%) MPLS
8 9 (22.50%) Cisco
8 9 (22.50%) Citrix
8 9 (22.50%) DevOps
9 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (20.00%) DNS
9 8 (20.00%) MCSE
10 7 (17.50%) Linux
10 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
10 7 (17.50%) DHCP
10 7 (17.50%) SSL
10 7 (17.50%) CCNP
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (17.50%) VLAN
10 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
10 7 (17.50%) Azure Active Directory

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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 3 (7.50%) nginx
2 2 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (27.50%) Office 365
3 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (17.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (7.50%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (2.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.50%) IaaS
8 1 (2.50%) PaaS
8 1 (2.50%) Route 53
8 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) WAN
2 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.00%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) LAN
4 9 (22.50%) MPLS
5 8 (20.00%) DNS
6 7 (17.50%) DHCP
6 7 (17.50%) SSL
6 7 (17.50%) VLAN
7 5 (12.50%) BGP
7 5 (12.50%) Internet
7 5 (12.50%) ISDN
7 5 (12.50%) OSPF
7 5 (12.50%) PBX
7 5 (12.50%) VoIP
7 5 (12.50%) Wireless
8 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (10.00%) IP Telephony
9 3 (7.50%) SNMP
9 3 (7.50%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (7.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQLite
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Power BI
3 1 (2.50%) Redis
3 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.50%) GitLab
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Azure Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Active Directory Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) SOA Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) JSON
2 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.50%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.50%) Kafka
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) Sensu
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 5 (12.50%) Smartphone
1 5 (12.50%) YubiKey
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
2 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (7.50%) Unix
5 2 (5.00%) CentOS
5 2 (5.00%) Debian
5 2 (5.00%) VMS
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) DevOps
3 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (15.00%) Network Design
5 5 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (12.50%) Service Management
5 5 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.00%) Informatics
6 4 (10.00%) ITSM
6 4 (10.00%) Network Management
6 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.00%) Migration
8 2 (5.00%) Network Planning
8 2 (5.00%) Network Segmentation
8 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) VB
3 3 (7.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Bourne shell
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) MCSE
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.50%) CCNP
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.00%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) ISEB
3 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.00%) MCP
3 4 (10.00%) MCSA
3 4 (10.00%) MCTS
3 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CCDP
4 2 (5.00%) CCIE
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Docker
3 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.00%) KVM
5 1 (2.50%) NFS
5 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Ansible
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
1 4 (10.00%) SCOM
1 4 (10.00%) SCVMM
1 4 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (7.50%) Kibana
2 3 (7.50%) logstash
2 3 (7.50%) Nagios
2 3 (7.50%) Terraform
3 2 (5.00%) Cacti
3 2 (5.00%) collectd
3 2 (5.00%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (5.00%) Grafana
3 2 (5.00%) Graphite
3 2 (5.00%) Icinga
3 2 (5.00%) OpenNMS
3 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.00%) Prometheus
3 2 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 9 (22.50%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Meraki
5 4 (10.00%) Altiris
6 3 (7.50%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) BMC
7 2 (5.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (5.00%) F5
7 2 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Huawei
7 2 (5.00%) Infoblox
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.00%) Splunk
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) hybris
8 1 (2.50%) SAP