Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 102 106
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 +25
Contract jobs citing VPN 50 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.70% 1.40% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 11.14% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 43
Manchester median daily rate £500 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £156 £141 £218
90th Percentile £631 £505 £571
North West median daily rate £448 £340 £425
% change year-on-year +31.62% -20.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Manchester median hourly rate £15.32 £21.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.42% - -
North West median hourly rate £15.32 £21.35 £19.63
% change year-on-year -28.27% +8.79% +16.54%

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 455 350 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.46% 12.59% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 236 298
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £115 £213
90th Percentile £538 £636 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 18
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -6.85% +28.61%
10th Percentile £12.92 £11.95 £13.10
90th Percentile £44.25 £29.65 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year +5.52% -10.20% +5.00%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -5 3 £500 +17.65% 2
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 26 (52.00%) Windows
1 26 (52.00%) Office 365
2 23 (46.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (42.00%) Firewall
5 19 (38.00%) Citrix
5 19 (38.00%) TCP/IP
6 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
7 15 (30.00%) WAN
8 14 (28.00%) Linux
9 13 (26.00%) Apple
10 12 (24.00%) DevOps
11 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (22.00%) LAN
12 10 (20.00%) VMware
12 10 (20.00%) VLAN
12 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 10 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (18.00%) Windows 10
13 9 (18.00%) ITIL
13 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (18.00%) Cisco
14 8 (16.00%) CCNP
14 8 (16.00%) SQL
14 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
14 8 (16.00%) VoIP
14 8 (16.00%) DNS
14 8 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
14 8 (16.00%) PowerShell

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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 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) nginx
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (52.00%) Office 365
2 23 (46.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (14.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (4.00%) IaaS
4 2 (4.00%) PaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.00%) Route 53
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.00%) Firewall
2 19 (38.00%) TCP/IP
3 15 (30.00%) WAN
4 11 (22.00%) LAN
5 10 (20.00%) VLAN
6 8 (16.00%) DNS
6 8 (16.00%) Network Security
6 8 (16.00%) VoIP
7 7 (14.00%) DHCP
8 6 (12.00%) BGP
8 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (12.00%) OSPF
8 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
9 4 (8.00%) Cisco Firepower
9 4 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (8.00%) MPLS
9 4 (8.00%) SSL
9 4 (8.00%) Wireless
10 3 (6.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.00%) GitLab
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Azure DevOps
1 7 (14.00%) Azure Engineer
1 7 (14.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) SIEM Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Splunk Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) IT Support
6 2 (4.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) SOC Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) 802.1X
1 6 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) Sensu
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) Cyberattack
2 6 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (12.00%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.00%) YubiKey
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.00%) NHS
7 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Linux
3 9 (18.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.00%) Android
6 6 (12.00%) Unix
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) DevOps
2 9 (18.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (12.00%) Case Management
5 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
5 6 (12.00%) Information Security
5 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (12.00%) Network Design
5 6 (12.00%) Open Source
5 6 (12.00%) Patch Management
5 6 (12.00%) SIEM
5 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (10.00%) Escalation Management
6 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.00%) Network Management
6 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (14.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (16.00%) CCNP
4 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) CCIE
6 4 (8.00%) CCDP
6 4 (8.00%) Degree
6 4 (8.00%) MCSE
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.00%) CCNA
8 2 (4.00%) CISSP
8 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.00%) HP APS
8 2 (4.00%) MCP
8 2 (4.00%) MCSA
8 2 (4.00%) MCTS
8 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (4.00%) SANS
8 2 (4.00%) SSCP
9 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) Docker
3 5 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) vCloud
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) logstash
2 6 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (12.00%) QRadar
3 4 (8.00%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (8.00%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (4.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) Kibana
5 1 (2.00%) Nagios
5 1 (2.00%) Rundeck
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.00%) Citrix
3 13 (26.00%) Apple
4 10 (20.00%) VMware
5 9 (18.00%) Cisco
6 6 (12.00%) AlienVault
6 6 (12.00%) Avaya
6 6 (12.00%) IBM
6 6 (12.00%) McAfee
6 6 (12.00%) Splunk
7 4 (8.00%) BMC
7 4 (8.00%) F5
7 4 (8.00%) Infoblox
7 4 (8.00%) Meraki
7 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.00%) HP
9 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.00%) Juniper
9 2 (4.00%) Nokia
9 2 (4.00%) Sun