Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 132 120
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 +10
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 43 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.32% 0.14% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 9.77% 1.49% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 1 20
Manchester median daily rate £500 £330 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.52% -34.00% +5.26%
North West median daily rate £475 £360 £500
% change year-on-year +31.94% -28.00% +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 440 269 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.52% 9.34% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 157 229
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +20.48%
10th Percentile £155 £114 £163
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 31
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £9.18
90th Percentile £30.41 £17.45 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 - 2
Virtual Machines
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 19 (44.19%) Java
1 19 (44.19%) Groovy
2 18 (41.86%) Open Source
3 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) PaaS
5 13 (30.23%) DevOps
6 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
6 11 (25.58%) SQL
6 11 (25.58%) Python
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) SOA
7 10 (23.26%) OOP
7 10 (23.26%) OO
7 10 (23.26%) RESTful
7 10 (23.26%) Scala
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (23.26%) TDD
7 10 (23.26%) Microservices
7 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (20.93%) npm
8 9 (20.93%) CircleCI
8 9 (20.93%) IBM UrbanCode
8 9 (20.93%) Ansible
8 9 (20.93%) Docker
8 9 (20.93%) gulp
8 9 (20.93%) Travis CI
8 9 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (20.93%) Gradle
8 9 (20.93%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (20.93%) Puppet

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 9 (20.93%) Cloud Foundry
1 9 (20.93%) nginx
2 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.63%) OpenStack
3 5 (11.63%) SAS
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) PaaS
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (20.93%) npm
3 9 (20.93%) Office 365
4 5 (11.63%) SaaS
5 4 (9.30%) IaaS
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.33%) GitHub
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) LAN
1 8 (18.60%) WAN
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
3 5 (11.63%) Skype
4 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.65%) DHCP
5 2 (4.65%) DNS
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) DB2
1 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
2 9 (20.93%) CircleCI
2 9 (20.93%) Gradle
2 9 (20.93%) gulp
2 9 (20.93%) IBM UrbanCode
2 9 (20.93%) Maven
2 9 (20.93%) Travis CI
3 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.30%) Mercurial
4 3 (6.98%) Subversion
4 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.65%) Appium
5 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (4.65%) Protractor
5 2 (4.65%) Ranorex
5 2 (4.65%) Robot Framework
5 2 (4.65%) Selenium
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Publishing
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Java Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) RESTful
2 3 (6.98%) JSON
2 3 (6.98%) SOAP
3 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) CSS3
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) EPoS
5 1 (2.33%) Life Science
5 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Open Source
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) DevOps
4 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (23.26%) Microservices
4 10 (23.26%) OO
4 10 (23.26%) OOP
4 10 (23.26%) SOA
4 10 (23.26%) TDD
5 7 (16.28%) ITIL
5 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
5 7 (16.28%) Pair Programming
5 7 (16.28%) Software Delivery
6 6 (13.95%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.63%) Availability Management
7 5 (11.63%) Resource Management
7 5 (11.63%) Server Hardening
7 5 (11.63%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (11.63%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) Groovy
1 19 (44.19%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) Python
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) Scala
4 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
5 7 (16.28%) Clojure
6 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.63%) CCDP
2 5 (11.63%) CCNP
2 5 (11.63%) Chartered Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) CISM
2 5 (11.63%) CISSP
2 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCIE
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Docker
1 9 (20.93%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.33%) KVM
5 1 (2.33%) QEMU
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Ansible
1 9 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (20.93%) Puppet
2 7 (16.28%) SCCM
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (9.30%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (9.30%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.65%) Terraform
6 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Cisco
3 8 (18.60%) VMware
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) Oracle
5 5 (11.63%) Informatica
6 3 (6.98%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.33%) Capita
7 1 (2.33%) ESET
7 1 (2.33%) Meraki
7 1 (2.33%) Sophos