Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 127 125
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 46 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.47% 0.42% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 9.77% 3.90% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 7 24
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 £500 £368 £500
% change year-on-year +36.05% -26.50% +5.26%
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 471 308 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.02% 10.89% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 176 244
Manchester median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £126 £117 £163
90th Percentile £629 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 34
Manchester median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +16.98% -1.85%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.80 £9.55
90th Percentile £28.75 £32.30 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.93% -3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +5 2 £350 +114.72% 1
Virtual Machines
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 22 (47.83%) Java
1 22 (47.83%) Groovy
2 21 (45.65%) Open Source
3 18 (39.13%) PaaS
3 18 (39.13%) Python
3 18 (39.13%) Jenkins
3 18 (39.13%) DevOps
4 16 (34.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (34.78%) Ansible
4 16 (34.78%) Docker
4 16 (34.78%) Gradle
4 16 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (34.78%) gulp
4 16 (34.78%) Travis CI
4 16 (34.78%) IBM UrbanCode
4 16 (34.78%) CircleCI
4 16 (34.78%) npm
4 16 (34.78%) Puppet
4 16 (34.78%) nginx
4 16 (34.78%) Maven
5 15 (32.61%) Shell Script
6 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (26.09%) Office 365
7 9 (19.57%) Terraform
8 8 (17.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
8 8 (17.39%) VMware
8 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 8 (17.39%) Citrix

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 16 (34.78%) Cloud Foundry
1 16 (34.78%) nginx
2 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) PaaS
2 16 (34.78%) npm
3 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (26.09%) Office 365
4 8 (17.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (4.35%) IaaS
5 2 (4.35%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) LAN
1 7 (15.22%) WAN
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) Skype
3 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) DHCP
4 2 (4.35%) DNS
4 2 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (4.35%) DB2
1 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Jenkins
2 16 (34.78%) CircleCI
2 16 (34.78%) Gradle
2 16 (34.78%) gulp
2 16 (34.78%) IBM UrbanCode
2 16 (34.78%) Maven
2 16 (34.78%) Travis CI
3 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.52%) Mercurial
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.35%) Appium
4 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (4.35%) Protractor
4 2 (4.35%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.35%) Robot Framework
4 2 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Publishing
1 3 (6.52%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Java Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) RESTful
2 3 (6.52%) JSON
2 3 (6.52%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Open Source
2 18 (39.13%) DevOps
3 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (13.04%) Microservices
5 6 (13.04%) OO
5 6 (13.04%) OOP
5 6 (13.04%) SOA
5 6 (13.04%) Software Delivery
5 6 (13.04%) TDD
6 5 (10.87%) BCP
6 5 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.87%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL
7 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.52%) BDD
8 3 (6.52%) Kanban
8 3 (6.52%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Groovy
1 22 (47.83%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) Python
3 15 (32.61%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
4 7 (15.22%) SQL
5 6 (13.04%) Scala
6 3 (6.52%) Clojure
7 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) CCDP
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (4.35%) CISM
3 2 (4.35%) CISSP
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Docker
2 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.17%) KVM
5 1 (2.17%) QEMU
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) Ansible
1 16 (34.78%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (34.78%) Puppet
2 9 (19.57%) Terraform
3 7 (15.22%) SCCM
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (8.70%) Kubernetes
6 2 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Citrix
1 8 (17.39%) VMware
2 7 (15.22%) Cisco
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) Fortinet
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Informatica
5 1 (2.17%) Meraki
5 1 (2.17%) Sophos