Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 62 35
Rank change year-on-year -7 -27 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware 99 80 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.13% 2.74% 4.61%
As % of the Vendors category 7.91% 6.23% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 54 112
Manchester median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% - +12.90%
10th Percentile £175 £107 £205
90th Percentile £488 £538 £474
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +16.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 6
Manchester median hourly rate £23.38 £15.50 £18.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.81% -16.17% +19.29%
10th Percentile £13.29 £10.75 £14.69
90th Percentile £32.76 £168.75 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £18.49
% change year-on-year +125.81% -16.17% +5.66%

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 1,252 1,285 1,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.62% 44.08% 42.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 736 879
Manchester median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £250
90th Percentile £563 £600 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 65 39
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.85 £9.24
90th Percentile £38.75 £23.00 £38.30
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year +12.90% -14.48% +9.85%

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Manchester

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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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware in Manchester

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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 22 September 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 8 £250 -20.00% 3
Bolton - 3 £300 - 4
Stockport 0 1 £210 - 10
Wigan -3 1 - - 2
VMware
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 66 (66.67%) Windows
2 58 (58.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
6 35 (35.35%) Cisco
7 33 (33.33%) Citrix
8 32 (32.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (26.26%) PowerShell
10 24 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (23.23%) SCCM
11 23 (23.23%) DNS
11 23 (23.23%) ITIL
12 22 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 22 (22.22%) Office 365
13 21 (21.21%) HP
13 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (20.20%) MS Exchange
14 20 (20.20%) DHCP
15 19 (19.19%) Linux
16 18 (18.18%) SAN
17 16 (16.16%) vSphere
18 14 (14.14%) VB
18 14 (14.14%) WAN
18 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
18 14 (14.14%) Amazon AWS
19 13 (13.13%) Hyper-V
19 13 (13.13%) LAN
19 13 (13.13%) Unix
19 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification

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 20 (20.20%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.12%) Skype for Business
3 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.06%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.03%) IIS
6 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.02%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.01%) Apache
7 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.22%) Office 365
2 21 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (14.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.23%) DNS
2 20 (20.20%) DHCP
3 18 (18.18%) SAN
4 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
4 14 (14.14%) WAN
5 13 (13.13%) LAN
6 12 (12.12%) Skype
7 11 (11.11%) Firewall
8 10 (10.10%) VPN
9 6 (6.06%) NAS
10 5 (5.05%) BGP
10 5 (5.05%) iSCSI
10 5 (5.05%) OSPF
10 5 (5.05%) Wireless
11 4 (4.04%) VoIP
12 3 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (3.03%) MPLS
12 3 (3.03%) SNMP
12 3 (3.03%) TACACS
12 3 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) MySQL
1 5 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.02%) SQLite
4 1 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.04%) MSI
3 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.02%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.02%) Robot Framework
4 2 (2.02%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.01%) GoCD
General
1 5 (5.05%) Retail
2 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.01%) Back Office
4 1 (1.01%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (11.11%) Analyst
3 8 (8.08%) Consultant
4 7 (7.07%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Storage Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) IT Support
5 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) ICT Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.04%) Architect
7 4 (4.04%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Administrator
8 3 (3.03%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) Middleware
2 4 (4.04%) JSON
3 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.02%) Node.js
4 2 (2.02%) OCX
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
4 2 (2.02%) XML
5 1 (1.01%) .NET
5 1 (1.01%) JMS
5 1 (1.01%) Kafka
5 1 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.01%) REST
5 1 (1.01%) SOAP
5 1 (1.01%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.07%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.05%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.05%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.04%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.04%) Life Science
5 4 (4.04%) Replication
5 4 (4.04%) User Experience
6 3 (3.03%) Clustering
6 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.01%) FMCG
8 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 66 (66.67%) Windows
2 45 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 19 (19.19%) Linux
4 13 (13.13%) Unix
5 12 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.12%) Windows XP
6 10 (10.10%) Windows 10
7 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.07%) CentOS
9 5 (5.05%) Ubuntu
9 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.04%) Debian
10 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.02%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.02%) VMS
12 1 (1.01%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (23.23%) ITIL
4 11 (11.11%) Migration
5 9 (9.09%) Change Management
6 7 (7.07%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (6.06%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (6.06%) DevOps
7 6 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.06%) Network Management
7 6 (6.06%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.04%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.04%) Data Management
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (4.04%) Network Design
9 4 (4.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.14%) VB
3 10 (10.10%) VBScript
4 9 (9.09%) SQL
5 8 (8.08%) Perl
6 7 (7.07%) Python
6 7 (7.07%) Ruby
7 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.02%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.02%) Java
9 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.02%) PHP
10 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.12%) MCSE
3 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) MCSA
5 5 (5.05%) MCP
5 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (4.04%) MCTS
6 4 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.03%) CCNA
7 3 (3.03%) CCNP
7 3 (3.03%) MCITP
8 2 (2.02%) CCDP
8 2 (2.02%) CCIE
8 2 (2.02%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.02%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.01%) HP APS
9 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 4 (4.04%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 58 (58.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (38.38%) Active Directory
3 16 (16.16%) vSphere
4 13 (13.13%) Hyper-V
5 11 (11.11%) XenApp
6 10 (10.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (8.08%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (7.07%) XenDesktop
9 6 (6.06%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (5.05%) Docker
10 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (5.05%) VMware NSX
11 3 (3.03%) NFS
11 3 (3.03%) XenServer
12 2 (2.02%) KVM
12 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (2.02%) Xen
13 1 (1.01%) Gluster
13 1 (1.01%) iptables
13 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (23.23%) SCCM
2 8 (8.08%) Puppet
3 7 (7.07%) Ansible
4 6 (6.06%) Grafana
4 6 (6.06%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.06%) Prometheus
4 6 (6.06%) ZABBIX
5 5 (5.05%) vMotion
5 5 (5.05%) vRealize
6 4 (4.04%) WSUS
7 3 (3.03%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.03%) Nagios
8 2 (2.02%) Cacti
8 2 (2.02%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (2.02%) NetApp OnCommand
8 2 (2.02%) Netcool
8 2 (2.02%) OpenNMS
8 2 (2.02%) OpenView
8 2 (2.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 35 (35.35%) Cisco
3 33 (33.33%) Citrix
4 21 (21.21%) HP
5 8 (8.08%) EMC
5 8 (8.08%) Veeam
6 7 (7.07%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.07%) SAP
6 7 (7.07%) Xerox
7 6 (6.06%) BMC
7 6 (6.06%) Lotus
8 4 (4.04%) Altiris
8 4 (4.04%) Dynatrace
8 4 (4.04%) F5
8 4 (4.04%) Juniper
8 4 (4.04%) Polycom
8 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.04%) Wyse
9 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.03%) Symantec