Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 130 126
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 31 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 0.11% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 8.09% 1.22% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 12
Manchester median daily rate £425 - £500
North West median daily rate £425 £370 £500
% change year-on-year +14.86% -26.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -63.46% - -

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 383 245 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.57% 9.18% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 140 186
Manchester median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £153 £133 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 25
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +22.00% -
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.33 £9.07
90th Percentile £30.32 £18.93 £31.60
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% -

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 - 2 £350 -
Virtual Machines
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Open Source
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (29.03%) RESTful
4 9 (29.03%) Scala
4 9 (29.03%) Groovy
4 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 9 (29.03%) SOA
4 9 (29.03%) OOP
4 9 (29.03%) OO
4 9 (29.03%) Microservices
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco
5 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
6 7 (22.58%) Office 365
6 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
6 7 (22.58%) Firewall
6 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
7 6 (19.35%) CISM
7 6 (19.35%) CISSP
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
7 6 (19.35%) Project Management
7 6 (19.35%) CCNP
7 6 (19.35%) CCDP
7 6 (19.35%) LAN

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 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) OpenStack
3 5 (16.13%) SAS
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (22.58%) Office 365
3 6 (19.35%) PaaS
3 6 (19.35%) SaaS
4 5 (16.13%) IaaS
5 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 6 (19.35%) LAN
2 6 (19.35%) WAN
3 5 (16.13%) Skype
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
2 5 (16.13%) DB2
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.90%) Mercurial
2 3 (9.68%) Subversion
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (6.45%) Appium
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (6.45%) Protractor
3 2 (6.45%) Ranorex
3 2 (6.45%) Robot Framework
3 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Publishing
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Java Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Java Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) RESTful
2 3 (9.68%) JSON
2 3 (9.68%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) EPoS
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Open Source
3 9 (29.03%) Microservices
3 9 (29.03%) OO
3 9 (29.03%) OOP
3 9 (29.03%) SOA
3 9 (29.03%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) Data Management
4 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) Network Design
4 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
4 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Resource Management
4 6 (19.35%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (19.35%) SFIA
4 6 (19.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) Groovy
3 9 (29.03%) Scala
4 6 (19.35%) Clojure
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.45%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) CCDP
1 6 (19.35%) CCNP
1 6 (19.35%) Chartered Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (19.35%) CISM
1 6 (19.35%) CISSP
1 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCIE
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (9.68%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 5 (16.13%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Informatica
5 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) Capita
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos