Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 79 104
Rank change year-on-year -24 +25 +23
Contract jobs citing VPN 48 60 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.54% 2.04% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.21% 15.04% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 48
Manchester median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £132 £144 £157
90th Percentile £633 £458 £571
North West median daily rate £381 £368 £405
% change year-on-year +3.74% -9.26% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Manchester median hourly rate £22.16 £21.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.73% - -
North West median hourly rate £22.16 £44.14 £12.50
% change year-on-year -49.80% +253.12% -25.77%

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 470 399 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.04% 13.57% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 236 331
Manchester median daily rate £400 £395 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -3.07% +16.43%
10th Percentile £176 £115 £208
90th Percentile £538 £538 £546
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.13 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% - -5.88%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -8 3 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £120 - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 25 (52.08%) Office 365
2 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 20 (41.67%) Citrix
5 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (29.17%) ITIL
7 13 (27.08%) VMware
8 12 (25.00%) WAN
9 11 (22.92%) Cisco
9 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (20.83%) Firewall
11 9 (18.75%) MPLS
11 9 (18.75%) LAN
11 9 (18.75%) DNS
11 9 (18.75%) CCNP
11 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
12 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
12 8 (16.67%) DHCP
12 8 (16.67%) Linux
13 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
13 7 (14.58%) OSPF
13 7 (14.58%) BGP
13 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
13 7 (14.58%) Network Design
13 7 (14.58%) VLAN

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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 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
3 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (52.08%) Office 365
2 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (14.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
8 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) WAN
2 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
3 10 (20.83%) Firewall
4 9 (18.75%) DNS
4 9 (18.75%) LAN
4 9 (18.75%) MPLS
5 8 (16.67%) DHCP
6 7 (14.58%) BGP
6 7 (14.58%) OSPF
6 7 (14.58%) VLAN
7 6 (12.50%) SSL
7 6 (12.50%) Wireless
8 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (10.42%) Internet
8 5 (10.42%) ISDN
8 5 (10.42%) Network Security
8 5 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.33%) HSRP
9 4 (8.33%) SAN
9 4 (8.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.17%) Power BI
3 2 (4.17%) SQLite
4 1 (2.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) Robot Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.08%) GitLab
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (12.50%) Consultant
1 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) IT Support
2 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Azure Consultant
3 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.17%) Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Azure Architect
5 2 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.25%) JSON
2 3 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) Kafka
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) Sensu
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.42%) YubiKey
3 4 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.25%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.67%) Linux
3 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.50%) Android
4 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 2 (4.17%) Debian
7 2 (4.17%) Unix
7 2 (4.17%) VMS
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) DevOps
2 7 (14.58%) Network Design
3 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.42%) Escalation Management
4 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (10.42%) Network Management
4 5 (10.42%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (8.33%) Change Management
5 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.25%) ITSM
6 3 (6.25%) Network Segmentation
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (6.25%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) VB
3 3 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) Python
4 2 (4.17%) Bourne shell
4 2 (4.17%) Perl
4 2 (4.17%) PHP
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) CCNP
1 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) MCSE
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.33%) CCIE
3 4 (8.33%) CCNA
3 4 (8.33%) MCP
3 4 (8.33%) MCSA
3 4 (8.33%) MCTS
3 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (6.25%) CCDP
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.25%) ISEB
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
5 2 (4.17%) HP APS
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Docker
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.17%) BitLocker
4 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) KVM
5 1 (2.08%) NFS
5 1 (2.08%) vCloud
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
1 4 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (6.25%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (6.25%) Kibana
2 3 (6.25%) logstash
2 3 (6.25%) Nagios
2 3 (6.25%) Terraform
3 2 (4.17%) Cacti
3 2 (4.17%) collectd
3 2 (4.17%) Grafana
3 2 (4.17%) Graphite
3 2 (4.17%) Icinga
3 2 (4.17%) Netcool
3 2 (4.17%) OpenNMS
3 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) SCOM
3 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (41.67%) Citrix
3 13 (27.08%) VMware
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco
5 6 (12.50%) Apple
5 6 (12.50%) Meraki
6 5 (10.42%) Avaya
7 4 (8.33%) Altiris
7 4 (8.33%) Juniper
8 3 (6.25%) BMC
8 3 (6.25%) F5
8 3 (6.25%) HP
8 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
8 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.17%) Ericsson
9 2 (4.17%) Nokia
9 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.17%) Splunk
9 2 (4.17%) Sun