Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 70 128
Rank change year-on-year -52 +58 -31
Contract jobs citing VPN 35 71 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.08% 2.52% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.39% 17.66% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 50 13
Manchester median daily rate £258 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.63% +23.08% +1.96%
10th Percentile £104 £160 £110
90th Percentile £569 £575 £489
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Manchester median hourly rate £28.50 £90.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.64% - -
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £18.97 £20.92
% change year-on-year +47.64% -9.35% +24.23%

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 417 402 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.87% 14.26% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 219 278
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £210
90th Percentile £563 £546 £547
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year - -0.06% +10.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 24
Manchester median hourly rate £18.06 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.52% +3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £12.72 £11.00 £11.34
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.00 £43.50
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.29% +3.33% -11.76%

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 July 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 July 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 -14 4 - - 2
Altrincham - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £120 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (37.14%) ITIL
5 11 (31.43%) WAN
5 11 (31.43%) Firewall
6 10 (28.57%) LAN
7 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
7 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
8 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (22.86%) Linux
9 7 (20.00%) MCSE
9 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 7 (20.00%) JSON
9 7 (20.00%) DevOps
10 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
10 6 (17.14%) VLAN
10 6 (17.14%) VMware
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco
10 6 (17.14%) MPLS
11 5 (14.29%) Citrix
11 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 5 (14.29%) Service Management
11 5 (14.29%) Ubuntu
11 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 4 (11.43%) PaaS
12 4 (11.43%) Puppet

VPN
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 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.71%) nginx
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (11.43%) PaaS
4 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (8.57%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (8.57%) IaaS
4 3 (8.57%) Office 365
4 3 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
1 11 (31.43%) WAN
2 10 (28.57%) LAN
3 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.14%) MPLS
4 6 (17.14%) VLAN
5 4 (11.43%) DHCP
5 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 4 (11.43%) Internet
5 4 (11.43%) IP Telephony
5 4 (11.43%) PBX
5 4 (11.43%) SSL
5 4 (11.43%) VoIP
6 3 (8.57%) BGP
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (8.57%) ISDN
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security
6 3 (8.57%) OSPF
6 3 (8.57%) Wireless
7 2 (5.71%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQLite
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
2 1 (2.86%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Azure Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) JSON
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.86%) Kafka
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Smartphone
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 7 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.43%) CentOS
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.57%) Unix
8 2 (5.71%) Debian
8 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.71%) VMS
9 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (20.00%) DevOps
4 5 (14.29%) Service Management
5 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.43%) Network Design
5 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) Informatics
6 3 (8.57%) ITSM
7 2 (5.71%) Network Management
7 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.71%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (5.71%) Task Automation
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Time Management
8 1 (2.86%) Computer Security
8 1 (2.86%) Open Source
8 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.86%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) Bourne shell
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) Ruby
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) MCSE
3 4 (11.43%) CCNP
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.43%) Degree
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.57%) ISEB
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.57%) MCP
4 3 (8.57%) MCSA
4 3 (8.57%) MCTS
5 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCDP
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) CISSP
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) Docker
4 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.71%) KVM
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) NFS
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Ansible
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
1 4 (11.43%) SCOM
1 4 (11.43%) SCVMM
2 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Terraform
3 2 (5.71%) Cacti
3 2 (5.71%) Grafana
3 2 (5.71%) Graphite
3 2 (5.71%) Icinga
3 2 (5.71%) Kibana
3 2 (5.71%) logstash
3 2 (5.71%) Nagios
3 2 (5.71%) Netcool
3 2 (5.71%) Observium
3 2 (5.71%) OpenNMS
3 2 (5.71%) Packer
3 2 (5.71%) Prometheus
3 2 (5.71%) Salt
3 2 (5.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Altiris
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Meraki
5 2 (5.71%) Ericsson
5 2 (5.71%) Huawei
5 2 (5.71%) Juniper
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Splunk
6 1 (2.86%) hybris
6 1 (2.86%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.86%) SAP