Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 10 December 2017 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)
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 172 197
Rank change year-on-year -15 +25 -20
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 20 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.71% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 3.37% 7.06% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 25
North West median daily rate £384 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.71% -10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £157 £201 £421
90th Percentile £589 £520 £513
England median daily rate £445 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +1.14% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +73.93% -21.43% +52.17%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 594 652 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.54% 10.03% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 377 442
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £128 £142 £163
90th Percentile £575 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 110
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.93 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +1.22% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.80 £26.25 £33.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the North West

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the North West

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in the North West

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in the North West

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. 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
Manchester +7 13 £330 -34.00% 5
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Cheshire -1 2 - -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 9 (45.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (30.00%) RESTful
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (25.00%) PaaS
4 5 (25.00%) Puppet
4 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (25.00%) Ansible
4 5 (25.00%) Docker
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (20.00%) Ruby
5 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) C++

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) nginx
2 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (25.00%) PaaS
3 4 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Big Data
2 4 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Sitecore Architect
4 3 (15.00%) DBA
4 3 (15.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) RESTful
3 4 (20.00%) Node.js
3 4 (20.00%) React
4 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) JSON
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (5.00%) Java EE
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) KML
5 1 (5.00%) Spring
5 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Struts
5 1 (5.00%) WSDL
5 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (20.00%) iPad
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (25.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (20.00%) Open Source
3 4 (20.00%) Release Management
3 4 (20.00%) Security Hardening
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) Groovy
3 4 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
3 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (25.00%) Docker
3 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Ansible
1 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (25.00%) Puppet
2 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Salt
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 4 (20.00%) SendGrid
2 4 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (5.00%) Capita
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.00%) WSO2