Period
to 21 July 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 55 41
Rank change year-on-year -22 -14 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware 86 93 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.66% 3.30% 3.97%
As % of the Vendors category 6.63% 7.62% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 64 81
Manchester median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.84%
10th Percentile £175 £113 £205
90th Percentile £488 £568 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £18.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.81% -16.17% -7.55%
North West median hourly rate £29.38 £16.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +83.59% -22.82% -6.83%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Manchester.

All Vendors
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,298 1,220 1,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.07% 43.28% 41.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 711 823
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £213 £215
90th Percentile £585 £588 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 54 45
Manchester median hourly rate £16.71 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.52% -4.38% -
10th Percentile £11.91 £10.43 £9.31
90th Percentile £38.75 £23.00 £40.90
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +2.86%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Manchester

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Manchester

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Manchester

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Manchester

VMware
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 July 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 9 £250 -54.55% 2
Stockport -1 1 £210 - 10
Wigan - 1 - - 2
Bolton - 1 £120 - 2
VMware
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 60 (69.77%) Windows
2 48 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (48.84%) Windows Server
4 33 (38.37%) Active Directory
5 32 (37.21%) Microsoft
6 31 (36.05%) Cisco
7 27 (31.40%) Citrix
8 22 (25.58%) PowerShell
9 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (22.09%) Linux
10 19 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (20.93%) Office 365
11 18 (20.93%) SAN
12 17 (19.77%) MS Exchange
12 17 (19.77%) vSphere
12 17 (19.77%) SCCM
13 16 (18.60%) DNS
13 16 (18.60%) ITIL
13 16 (18.60%) Data Centre
14 15 (17.44%) DHCP
15 13 (15.12%) HP
15 13 (15.12%) Windows 7
15 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (13.95%) Hyper-V
16 12 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (13.95%) Skype for Business
16 12 (13.95%) Skype
16 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (12.79%) Migration
17 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP

VMware
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 17 (19.77%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.95%) Skype for Business
3 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.49%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.49%) IIS
5 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.16%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (20.93%) Office 365
3 12 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.16%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.93%) SAN
2 16 (18.60%) DNS
3 15 (17.44%) DHCP
4 12 (13.95%) Skype
5 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
6 10 (11.63%) LAN
6 10 (11.63%) WAN
7 9 (10.47%) Firewall
8 6 (6.98%) VPN
9 4 (4.65%) NAS
10 3 (3.49%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.49%) VoIP
10 3 (3.49%) Wireless
11 2 (2.33%) BGP
11 2 (2.33%) DMZ
11 2 (2.33%) IPsec
11 2 (2.33%) Junos
11 2 (2.33%) MPLS
11 2 (2.33%) OSPF
11 2 (2.33%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) MySQL
3 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.33%) SQLite
5 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.33%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.16%) GoCD
4 1 (1.16%) MSI
4 1 (1.16%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (13.95%) Consultant
3 8 (9.30%) Analyst
4 7 (8.14%) Storage Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) ICT Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) IT Support
6 5 (5.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.65%) IT Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Administrator
8 3 (3.49%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Customer Support Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) Middleware
2 4 (4.65%) JSON
3 3 (3.49%) Node.js
3 3 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.33%) Web Services
4 2 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) .NET
5 1 (1.16%) JMS
5 1 (1.16%) Kafka
5 1 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.16%) OCX
5 1 (1.16%) REST
5 1 (1.16%) SOAP
5 1 (1.16%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.81%) Clustering
5 4 (4.65%) Life Science
6 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.33%) Replication
7 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.16%) CCTV
8 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.16%) EPoS
8 1 (1.16%) FMCG
8 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (69.77%) Windows
2 42 (48.84%) Windows Server
3 19 (22.09%) Linux
4 13 (15.12%) Windows 7
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.79%) Unix
7 9 (10.47%) Windows 10
8 8 (9.30%) CentOS
8 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.98%) Ubuntu
9 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.81%) Debian
10 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.16%) AIX
11 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (18.60%) ITIL
3 11 (12.79%) Migration
4 6 (6.98%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.81%) Change Management
5 5 (5.81%) Network Management
6 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.65%) DevOps
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.65%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (3.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.49%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.49%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.49%) Network Design
7 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.49%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.58%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.79%) VB
3 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) VBScript
4 7 (8.14%) Perl
5 6 (6.98%) Python
5 6 (6.98%) Ruby
6 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.33%) Bourne shell
8 2 (2.33%) Java
8 2 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.47%) MCSE
3 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.65%) MCP
4 4 (4.65%) MCSA
4 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.49%) CCNA
5 3 (3.49%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.49%) MCITP
5 3 (3.49%) MCTS
5 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.16%) Degree
7 1 (1.16%) MCDST
7 1 (1.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (38.37%) Active Directory
3 17 (19.77%) vSphere
4 12 (13.95%) Hyper-V
5 10 (11.63%) XenApp
6 8 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (6.98%) XenDesktop
8 5 (5.81%) Docker
8 5 (5.81%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.49%) NFS
10 3 (3.49%) VMware NSX
10 3 (3.49%) XenServer
11 2 (2.33%) KVM
11 2 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.16%) Gluster
12 1 (1.16%) iptables
12 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) SCCM
2 8 (9.30%) Ansible
3 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.14%) Puppet
4 5 (5.81%) WSUS
5 3 (3.49%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.49%) Grafana
5 3 (3.49%) Nagios
5 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.49%) Prometheus
5 3 (3.49%) Terraform
5 3 (3.49%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.33%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.33%) Icinga
6 2 (2.33%) Kibana
6 2 (2.33%) logstash
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.33%) Salt
6 2 (2.33%) SCOM
6 2 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 31 (36.05%) Cisco
3 27 (31.40%) Citrix
4 13 (15.12%) HP
5 8 (9.30%) EMC
6 7 (8.14%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.98%) SAP
8 5 (5.81%) Juniper
9 4 (4.65%) Apple
9 4 (4.65%) SaltStack
9 4 (4.65%) Symantec
9 4 (4.65%) Veeam
9 4 (4.65%) Wyse
10 3 (3.49%) Altiris
10 3 (3.49%) Brocade
10 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.49%) F5
10 3 (3.49%) Lotus
10 3 (3.49%) Polycom
10 3 (3.49%) Xerox