Period
to 20 August 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 20 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.

VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 103 69
Rank change year-on-year 0 -34 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 52 40 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.60% 1.39% 2.32%
As % of the System Software category 11.98% 15.09% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 47
Manchester median daily rate £300 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £153 £103 £210
90th Percentile £450 £515 £488
North West median daily rate £344 £350 £400
% change year-on-year -1.79% -12.50% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Manchester median hourly rate £11.75 £87.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -86.53% +481.67% -10.45%
North West median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.94% -44.83% +73.13%

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 434 265 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.38% 9.22% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 155 229
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £155 £114 £163
90th Percentile £591 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £395
% change year-on-year +3.56% -2.22% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 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 £30.51 £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%

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 20 August 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 20 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
Salford +1 7 £250 -31.03% 4
Stockport +3 1 £210 - 7
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £120 - 4
VMware Infrastructure
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 52 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (73.08%) Windows
3 28 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 24 (46.15%) Citrix
4 24 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 22 (42.31%) Cisco
6 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 20 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 18 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (30.77%) SAN
8 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 16 (30.77%) DNS
9 15 (28.85%) HP
10 13 (25.00%) DHCP
10 13 (25.00%) Office 365
10 13 (25.00%) SCCM
11 12 (23.08%) LAN
12 11 (21.15%) ITIL
12 11 (21.15%) WAN
12 11 (21.15%) vSphere
12 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
13 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
14 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
15 8 (15.38%) XenApp
15 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
15 8 (15.38%) Windows XP
16 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP

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 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (13.46%) Skype for Business
3 5 (9.62%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) Office 365
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) DNS
1 16 (30.77%) SAN
2 13 (25.00%) DHCP
3 12 (23.08%) LAN
4 11 (21.15%) WAN
5 7 (13.46%) Skype
5 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.62%) NAS
7 4 (7.69%) Firewall
7 4 (7.69%) iSCSI
8 3 (5.77%) VoIP
9 2 (3.85%) DMZ
9 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.85%) HTTP
9 2 (3.85%) IPsec
9 2 (3.85%) VPN
10 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.92%) IPFIX
10 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) MySQL
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) MSI
1 1 (1.92%) Robot Framework
1 1 (1.92%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (9.62%) Retail
2 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.62%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) ICT Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Storage Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Customer Service Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Customer Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Customer Support
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.92%) OCX
3 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.62%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.62%) Fat Client
3 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
4 4 (7.69%) Life Science
5 3 (5.77%) Clustering
5 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.85%) Replication
6 2 (3.85%) User Experience
7 1 (1.92%) EPoS
7 1 (1.92%) FMCG
7 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 7 (13.46%) Linux
6 7 (13.46%) Unix
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.77%) CentOS
9 2 (3.85%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.92%) Debian
10 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (21.15%) ITIL
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
4 7 (13.46%) Network Virtualisation
5 6 (11.54%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Change Management
7 3 (5.77%) Network Management
8 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.85%) Data Management
8 2 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.46%) VB
2 7 (13.46%) VBScript
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.62%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) CCNA
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.15%) vSphere
3 8 (15.38%) XenApp
4 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 7 (13.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (9.62%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (9.62%) VMware NSX
5 5 (9.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (5.77%) XenServer
8 2 (3.85%) Docker
8 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (3.85%) Xen
9 1 (1.92%) KVM
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.62%) vMotion
2 5 (9.62%) vRealize
3 3 (5.77%) Ansible
3 3 (5.77%) Grafana
3 3 (5.77%) Prometheus
3 3 (5.77%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.85%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.85%) SCOM
4 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.85%) WSUS
5 1 (1.92%) Cacti
5 1 (1.92%) collectd
5 1 (1.92%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.92%) Puppet
5 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 24 (46.15%) Citrix
4 22 (42.31%) Cisco
5 15 (28.85%) HP
6 6 (11.54%) Xerox
7 5 (9.62%) Lotus
8 4 (7.69%) EMC
8 4 (7.69%) Polycom
8 4 (7.69%) SAP
8 4 (7.69%) Veeam
8 4 (7.69%) Wyse
9 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.85%) Apple
10 2 (3.85%) arcserve
10 2 (3.85%) Avaya
10 2 (3.85%) BMC
10 2 (3.85%) Juniper
10 2 (3.85%) McAfee
10 2 (3.85%) Symantec