Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 125 83
Rank change year-on-year +12 -42 +44
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.31% 1.05% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.88% 8.04% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 40
Manchester median daily rate £310 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.06% +13.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £160 £104 £124
90th Percentile £431 £575 £438
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Manchester median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £90.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.41% -68.09% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £24.50 £12.86
90th Percentile £25.29 £32.00 £168.75
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £42.13
% change year-on-year -19.64% -33.53% +87.22%

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 340 423 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.01% 13.02% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 261 202
Manchester median daily rate £414 £391 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.95% -2.37% +2.56%
10th Percentile £176 £181 £160
90th Percentile £588 £550 £536
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 45 42
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £18.79 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.86% +31.86% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.68 £12.75 £11.08
90th Percentile £23.75 £44.00 £41.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +8 4 - - 1
Stockport - 3 £225 - 2
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - 1 £475 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 22 (59.46%) Windows
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco
2 17 (45.95%) Firewall
3 16 (43.24%) LAN
3 16 (43.24%) WAN
4 15 (40.54%) VoIP
4 15 (40.54%) DNS
4 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
5 14 (37.84%) DHCP
6 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (29.73%) CCNA
8 11 (29.73%) ITIL
9 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
9 10 (27.03%) BGP
10 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (24.32%) HSRP
10 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
11 8 (21.62%) MPLS
11 8 (21.62%) SSL
12 7 (18.92%) CCNP
12 7 (18.92%) Service Management
12 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
12 7 (18.92%) Smartphone
12 7 (18.92%) VLAN
12 7 (18.92%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (18.92%) Office 365
12 7 (18.92%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA

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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 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.41%) WordPress
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (18.92%) Office 365
4 3 (8.11%) G Suite
5 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.70%) IaaS
6 1 (2.70%) PaaS
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) Firewall
2 16 (43.24%) LAN
2 16 (43.24%) WAN
3 15 (40.54%) DNS
3 15 (40.54%) VoIP
4 14 (37.84%) DHCP
5 10 (27.03%) BGP
5 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 9 (24.32%) HSRP
7 8 (21.62%) MPLS
7 8 (21.62%) SSL
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (18.92%) VLAN
9 6 (16.22%) IP Telephony
9 6 (16.22%) PBX
10 5 (13.51%) ISDN
10 5 (13.51%) Multicast
10 5 (13.51%) Network Security
10 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Geospatial Data
General
1 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.22%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.11%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Support
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support
5 3 (8.11%) Network Support
5 3 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) LDAP
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Smartphone
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Clustering
4 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.41%) NHS
6 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.70%) iPad
6 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.11%) Android
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Collaborative Working
2 7 (18.92%) Service Management
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (16.22%) Network Design
3 6 (16.22%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.51%) ITSM
5 4 (10.81%) High Availability
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps
6 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 2 (5.41%) Change Management
7 2 (5.41%) Informatics
7 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.41%) SIEM
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
7 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) Python
1 1 (2.70%) R
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (29.73%) CCNA
3 7 (18.92%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) ISEB
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIS
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.70%) CCDA
6 1 (2.70%) CCDP
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) FortiGate
2 4 (10.81%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.11%) SCCM
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) F5
3 4 (10.81%) Symantec
4 3 (8.11%) Avaya
4 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.11%) Google
4 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
4 3 (8.11%) SonicWALL
5 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.41%) CA
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Juniper
5 2 (5.41%) Samsung
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) ESET
6 1 (2.70%) Intapp
6 1 (2.70%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.70%) Twitter