Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 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 Machine (VM)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 125 127
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 20 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.74% 0.92% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 7.51% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 1
Manchester median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £261 £251 £350
90th Percentile £600 £525 £450
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £65.00

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 420 373 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.55% 12.23% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 238 142
Manchester median daily rate £475 £406 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% +11.30% -2.67%
10th Percentile £240 £155 £134
90th Percentile £613 £575 £573
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 24
Manchester median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -1.64% +22.00%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.26 £10.33
90th Percentile £17.63 £30.61 £18.93
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.73% -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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 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
Altrincham - 1 £375 -
Virtual Machines
North West

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 10 (50.00%) OOP
1 10 (50.00%) OO
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) DHCP
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) Puppet
4 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (35.00%) DevOps
5 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (30.00%) Microservices
5 6 (30.00%) Travis CI
5 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
5 6 (30.00%) SSL
5 6 (30.00%) FTP
5 6 (30.00%) HTTP
5 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (25.00%) IPsec
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) MySQL
6 5 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Target Operating Model

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 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) BrowserStack
3 2 (10.00%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (35.00%) DHCP
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) FTP
3 6 (30.00%) HTTP
3 6 (30.00%) SSL
4 5 (25.00%) IPsec
5 3 (15.00%) Skype
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.00%) LAN
6 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (25.00%) MySQL
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (30.00%) Travis CI
3 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) Selenium
5 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) OO
1 10 (50.00%) OOP
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) DevOps
4 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) Microservices
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Open Source
5 5 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
5 5 (25.00%) Thought Leadership
6 4 (20.00%) CRM
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Data Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Sprint Planning
8 2 (10.00%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Docker
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (15.00%) SCCM
4 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (5.00%) Ansible
5 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow