Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 6 months to 23 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 92 69
Rank change year-on-year +3 -23 -11
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 59 43 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.88% 1.50% 2.53%
As % of the System Software category 12.22% 13.83% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 61
Manchester median daily rate £331 £306 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.16% -14.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £103 £213
90th Percentile £475 £511 £488
North West median daily rate £344 £311 £400
% change year-on-year +10.44% -22.19% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Manchester median hourly rate £15.88 £48.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.44% +230.51% -31.40%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.54 £14.38
90th Percentile £21.51 £168.75 £15.13
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £34.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -42.03% +133.90% -31.40%

VMware Infrastructure 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 483 311 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.41% 10.87% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 180 248
Manchester median daily rate £384 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £127 £115 £163
90th Percentile £638 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 35
Manchester median hourly rate £14.39 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.15% +19.23% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.80 £9.65
90th Percentile £25.63 £32.30 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £14.63 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.44% +4.46% -2.41%

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Manchester

VMware Infrastructure
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 VMware Infrastructure within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 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
Salford +3 5 £250 -44.44% 2
Bolton - 2 £120 - 2
Stockport +2 1 £210 +28.83% 5
Wigan - 1 - - 1
VMware Infrastructure
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 VMware Infrastructure.

1 59 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (66.10%) Windows
3 30 (50.85%) Microsoft
4 25 (42.37%) Windows Server
5 23 (38.98%) Citrix
6 22 (37.29%) Cisco
7 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
8 20 (33.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (27.12%) DNS
9 16 (27.12%) HP
10 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
10 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (23.73%) ITIL
11 14 (23.73%) DHCP
11 14 (23.73%) Office 365
11 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
12 13 (22.03%) SCCM
12 13 (22.03%) SAN
13 11 (18.64%) WAN
13 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
13 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
13 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (18.64%) vSphere
14 10 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (16.95%) LAN
14 10 (16.95%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (15.25%) Unix
15 9 (15.25%) Linux
15 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012

VMware Infrastructure
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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
3 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.47%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.08%) IIS
4 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) nginx
6 1 (1.69%) Apache
6 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.73%) Office 365
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.39%) IaaS
4 2 (3.39%) PaaS
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.69%) G Suite
5 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.69%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) DNS
2 14 (23.73%) DHCP
3 13 (22.03%) SAN
4 11 (18.64%) WAN
5 10 (16.95%) LAN
6 8 (13.56%) Firewall
7 6 (10.17%) Skype
7 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.47%) NAS
9 4 (6.78%) iSCSI
9 4 (6.78%) VPN
10 3 (5.08%) BGP
10 3 (5.08%) OSPF
11 2 (3.39%) BIG-IP
11 2 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (3.39%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (3.39%) HTTP
11 2 (3.39%) Network Security
11 2 (3.39%) VoIP
11 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) MySQL
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) MSI
2 2 (3.39%) Selenium
2 2 (3.39%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (8.47%) Retail
2 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support
3 6 (10.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) ICT Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Storage Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Middleware
2 3 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.39%) OCX
3 2 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) LAMP
4 1 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.47%) Fat Client
3 5 (8.47%) Thin Client
4 4 (6.78%) Clustering
4 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (6.78%) Life Science
4 4 (6.78%) Replication
4 4 (6.78%) User Experience
5 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.69%) Fintech
6 1 (1.69%) FMCG
6 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 39 (66.10%) Windows
2 25 (42.37%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.25%) Linux
3 9 (15.25%) Unix
3 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.56%) Windows 10
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.56%) Windows XP
5 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.78%) CentOS
8 2 (3.39%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (3.39%) Debian
8 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (23.73%) ITIL
4 8 (13.56%) Network Virtualisation
5 7 (11.86%) Migration
6 6 (10.17%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (8.47%) Change Management
8 4 (6.78%) Data Management
8 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.78%) Network Management
8 4 (6.78%) Service Management
9 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.08%) DevOps
9 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (5.08%) Network Design
9 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.39%) Project Management
10 2 (3.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) VB
2 8 (13.56%) VBScript
3 4 (6.78%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.69%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.69%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) MCSE
2 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CCDP
3 2 (3.39%) CCIE
3 2 (3.39%) CCNA
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.69%) MCITP
4 1 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
2 11 (18.64%) vSphere
3 10 (16.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (11.86%) XenApp
5 5 (8.47%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.47%) VMware NSX
5 5 (8.47%) XenDesktop
6 4 (6.78%) Docker
7 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (5.08%) XenServer
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.39%) Xen
9 1 (1.69%) KVM
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.69%) NFS
9 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (22.03%) SCCM
2 7 (11.86%) ZABBIX
3 5 (8.47%) Ansible
3 5 (8.47%) Grafana
3 5 (8.47%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.47%) Prometheus
3 5 (8.47%) vMotion
3 5 (8.47%) vRealize
4 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.08%) Puppet
4 3 (5.08%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.39%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (3.39%) OpenView
5 2 (3.39%) SCOM
6 1 (1.69%) Nagios
6 1 (1.69%) Observium
6 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (50.85%) Microsoft
3 23 (38.98%) Citrix
4 22 (37.29%) Cisco
5 16 (27.12%) HP
6 7 (11.86%) Xerox
7 6 (10.17%) BMC
7 6 (10.17%) Veeam
8 5 (8.47%) Lotus
9 4 (6.78%) Dynatrace
9 4 (6.78%) EMC
9 4 (6.78%) SAP
9 4 (6.78%) ServiceNow
9 4 (6.78%) Wyse
10 3 (5.08%) F5
10 3 (5.08%) Polycom
10 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.39%) arcserve
11 2 (3.39%) NetApp
11 2 (3.39%) Veritas