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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 96 62
Rank change year-on-year +34 -34  
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.97% 0.61% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.20% 4.51% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 15
Median daily rate £425 £224 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.94% -30.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £110 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £388 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £93.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 197 244 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.91% 13.62% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 129 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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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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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 13 £450 - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 43 (86.00%) Firewall
2 41 (82.00%) LAN
2 41 (82.00%) WAN
3 38 (76.00%) TCP/IP
4 37 (74.00%) Windows
5 36 (72.00%) VoIP
6 34 (68.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 34 (68.00%) Patch Management
7 32 (64.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 32 (64.00%) Apple
7 32 (64.00%) Linux
7 32 (64.00%) Unix
8 29 (58.00%) CISSP
8 29 (58.00%) SSCP
8 29 (58.00%) SANS
9 27 (54.00%) QRadar
9 27 (54.00%) Elastic Stack
9 27 (54.00%) Splunk
10 25 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
11 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (40.00%) IBM
13 19 (38.00%) LogRhythm
14 18 (36.00%) Case Management
15 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
15 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
16 15 (30.00%) Information Security
16 15 (30.00%) Security Operations
17 13 (26.00%) Cyber Attack
17 13 (26.00%) Security Monitoring
18 12 (24.00%) Open Source

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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 4 (8.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) Jetty
2 2 (4.00%) Mongrel
2 2 (4.00%) nginx
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (86.00%) Firewall
2 41 (82.00%) LAN
2 41 (82.00%) WAN
3 38 (76.00%) TCP/IP
4 36 (72.00%) VoIP
5 7 (14.00%) VLAN
5 7 (14.00%) Wireless
6 6 (12.00%) DHCP
6 6 (12.00%) DNS
6 6 (12.00%) MPLS
7 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (10.00%) SSL
8 4 (8.00%) IPsec
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (6.00%) OSPF
10 2 (4.00%) FTP
10 2 (4.00%) HTTP
10 2 (4.00%) Network Security
10 2 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
1 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Technical Specialist
3 10 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 8 (16.00%) Security Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Security Specialist
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Security Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (14.00%) RESTful
2 7 (14.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) J2EE
3 2 (4.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Cyber Attack
2 9 (18.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (14.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) RIA
5 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 32 (64.00%) Linux
2 32 (64.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) Patch Management
1 34 (68.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 32 (64.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 25 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (36.00%) Case Management
6 15 (30.00%) Information Security
6 15 (30.00%) Security Operations
7 13 (26.00%) Security Monitoring
8 12 (24.00%) Open Source
9 10 (20.00%) SIEM
10 8 (16.00%) Analytics
10 8 (16.00%) Data Analytics
11 7 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (12.00%) DevOps
13 4 (8.00%) ITIL
13 4 (8.00%) Process Improvement
14 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 3 (6.00%) ITSM
14 3 (6.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Python
2 2 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) CISSP
1 29 (58.00%) SANS
1 29 (58.00%) SSCP
2 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (12.00%) CCNA
5 3 (6.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) ISEB
5 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.00%) CCDP
6 2 (4.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) CCSP
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (54.00%) QRadar
2 10 (20.00%) Kibana
2 10 (20.00%) logstash
3 8 (16.00%) Nessus
3 8 (16.00%) Nexpose
3 8 (16.00%) Nmap
4 4 (8.00%) RSA enVision
5 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.00%) Puppet
6 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (64.00%) Apple
2 27 (54.00%) Splunk
3 20 (40.00%) IBM
4 19 (38.00%) LogRhythm
5 9 (18.00%) Intel Security
6 8 (16.00%) ArcSight
6 8 (16.00%) Intel
6 8 (16.00%) NetWitness
6 8 (16.00%) Qualys
7 7 (14.00%) Cisco
8 6 (12.00%) Snow
9 5 (10.00%) F5
9 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.00%) Citrix
10 4 (8.00%) Lotus
11 3 (6.00%) Juniper
12 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
12 2 (4.00%) Google
12 2 (4.00%) HP
12 2 (4.00%) VMware
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