Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 13 December 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 Machine (VM)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 129 134
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 49 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 0.45% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 9.55% 4.00% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 9 16
Manchester median daily rate £700 £330 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -34.00% +5.26%
North West median daily rate £700 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +60.00% +2.94% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £23.75 - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software 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 system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 513 325 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.98% 11.15% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 201 225
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +12.31%
10th Percentile £153 £135 £136
90th Percentile £650 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 29
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.93% -
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.69 £10.05
90th Percentile £22.39 £35.00 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year - +10.52% +2.97%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Manchester

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Manchester

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Manchester

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Manchester

Virtual Machines
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 Virtual Machines within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Stockport +3 2 £350 +114.72% 2
Virtual Machines
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 Virtual Machines.

1 32 (65.31%) Java
1 32 (65.31%) Jenkins
2 31 (63.27%) DevOps
2 31 (63.27%) Groovy
3 30 (61.22%) PaaS
3 30 (61.22%) Open Source
4 29 (59.18%) Python
5 28 (57.14%) Puppet
5 28 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (57.14%) Travis CI
6 27 (55.10%) CircleCI
6 27 (55.10%) gulp
6 27 (55.10%) IBM UrbanCode
6 27 (55.10%) npm
6 27 (55.10%) Cloud Foundry
6 27 (55.10%) Ansible
6 27 (55.10%) Docker
6 27 (55.10%) Gradle
6 27 (55.10%) nginx
6 27 (55.10%) Maven
7 26 (53.06%) Shell Script
8 20 (40.82%) Terraform
9 19 (38.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (18.37%) Windows
12 8 (16.33%) Office 365
13 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
14 5 (10.20%) SCCM
14 5 (10.20%) OOP
14 5 (10.20%) OO

Virtual Machines
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 27 (55.10%) Cloud Foundry
1 27 (55.10%) nginx
2 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (61.22%) PaaS
2 27 (55.10%) npm
3 19 (38.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (16.33%) Office 365
6 2 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.08%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (2.04%) IaaS
7 1 (2.04%) SaaS
7 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) LAN
1 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.16%) WAN
2 3 (6.12%) DHCP
2 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) VPN
3 2 (4.08%) Firewall
3 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) Skype
4 1 (2.04%) FTP
4 1 (2.04%) HTTP
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) IPsec
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (65.31%) Jenkins
2 28 (57.14%) Travis CI
3 27 (55.10%) CircleCI
3 27 (55.10%) Gradle
3 27 (55.10%) gulp
3 27 (55.10%) IBM UrbanCode
3 27 (55.10%) Maven
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.08%) Appium
5 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.08%) GitLab
5 2 (4.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.08%) Protractor
5 2 (4.08%) Ranorex
5 2 (4.08%) Robot Framework
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium
5 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (6.12%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (61.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (8.16%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (6.12%) Developer
3 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
3 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
3 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (4.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.04%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.04%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) RESTful
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Life Science
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) DevOps
2 30 (61.22%) Open Source
3 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.20%) Microservices
3 5 (10.20%) OO
3 5 (10.20%) OOP
4 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.16%) Scrum
4 4 (8.16%) SOA
4 4 (8.16%) Software Delivery
4 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.16%) TDD
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) Pair Programming
5 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.08%) BCP
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) Java
2 31 (63.27%) Groovy
3 29 (59.18%) Python
4 26 (53.06%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.16%) Scala
6 3 (6.12%) Clojure
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
2 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
System Software
1 27 (55.10%) Docker
2 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.08%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.04%) KVM
5 1 (2.04%) QEMU
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
1 28 (57.14%) Puppet
2 27 (55.10%) Ansible
3 20 (40.82%) Terraform
4 5 (10.20%) SCCM
5 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Citrix
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.04%) Meraki
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow