The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 57 77 57
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing DNS 49 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.70% 0.98% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.75% 7.69% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 12
Average daily rate £400 £254 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.63% -24.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £193 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
DNS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
276 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.23% 12.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 77
Average daily rate £368 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Manchester region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -2 4 £388 - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 64 (84.21%) Windows
2 47 (61.84%) DHCP
3 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
4 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
5 24 (31.58%) Linux
5 24 (31.58%) Migration
5 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
6 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (25.00%) SMTP
8 18 (23.68%) Cisco
8 18 (23.68%) VMware
9 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
9 17 (22.37%) Unix
9 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
10 15 (19.74%) .NET
11 14 (18.42%) SSL
11 14 (18.42%) Firewall
11 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (17.11%) Shell Script
12 13 (17.11%) SNMP
12 13 (17.11%) HTTP
12 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (17.11%) WebSphere
13 12 (15.79%) Load Balancing
13 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
13 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
14 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (14.47%) SQL
14 11 (14.47%) Solaris
14 11 (14.47%) VPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.11%) WebSphere
2 10 (13.16%) IIS
3 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
4 8 (10.53%) Apache
4 8 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (6.58%) Jetty
5 5 (6.58%) nginx
5 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.95%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.95%) SAS
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.32%) CMS
8 1 (1.32%) Drupal
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.32%) Joomla!
8 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Office
2 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Office 365
2 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.58%) Google App Engine
2 5 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.63%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (61.84%) DHCP
2 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
3 19 (25.00%) SMTP
4 14 (18.42%) Firewall
4 14 (18.42%) SSL
5 13 (17.11%) HTTP
5 13 (17.11%) SNMP
6 11 (14.47%) VPN
6 11 (14.47%) Wireless
7 10 (13.16%) FTP
8 8 (10.53%) BGP
8 8 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (10.53%) Network Security
8 8 (10.53%) OSPF
8 8 (10.53%) VoIP
9 7 (9.21%) VLAN
10 6 (7.89%) IPsec
10 6 (7.89%) LAN
10 6 (7.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.21%) Subversion
3 3 (3.95%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (5.26%) Banking
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (14.47%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Architect
2 10 (13.16%) Consultant
3 9 (11.84%) IT Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) DBA
4 8 (10.53%) Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Middleware Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Senior DBA
7 5 (6.58%) Senior DevOps Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Administrator
8 4 (5.26%) Applications Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 9 (11.84%) Middleware
4 8 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (10.53%) Web Services
4 8 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (6.58%) J2EE
5 5 (6.58%) Servlets
6 2 (2.63%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.32%) HTML
7 1 (1.32%) LAMP
7 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.58%) NHS
5 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.26%) Clustering
5 4 (5.26%) Statistics
6 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) CCTV
7 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (84.21%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) Linux
2 24 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (22.37%) Unix
4 17 (22.37%) Windows 7
5 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (14.47%) Solaris
7 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (11.84%) AIX
9 6 (7.89%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.95%) CentOS
11 3 (3.95%) Debian
11 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.32%) HPUX
13 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Migration
2 12 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 7 (9.21%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (9.21%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
4 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (6.58%) DevOps
4 5 (6.58%) Software Delivery
4 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.26%) ITIL
5 4 (5.26%) Open Source
5 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.26%) Web Filtering
6 3 (3.95%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.95%) Server Building
6 3 (3.95%) SIEM
6 3 (3.95%) Time Management
6 3 (3.95%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) Shell Script
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 9 (11.84%) Perl
4 7 (9.21%) PHP
4 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.21%) Python
5 6 (7.89%) Java
6 5 (6.58%) C
7 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.95%) C++
7 3 (3.95%) Korn
7 3 (3.95%) VBScript
8 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) MCSE
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.95%) CCEA
2 3 (3.95%) CCEE
2 3 (3.95%) CCIA
2 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.95%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (3.95%) MCITP
3 2 (2.63%) CCNA
3 2 (2.63%) MCSA
3 2 (2.63%) RHCSA
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.32%) CCNP
4 1 (1.32%) MCP
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.58%) XenApp
4 3 (3.95%) Dovecot
4 3 (3.95%) iptables
4 3 (3.95%) KVM
4 3 (3.95%) Sendmail
4 3 (3.95%) Squid
4 3 (3.95%) Terminal Server
4 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.63%) NFS
5 2 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (2.63%) vSphere
5 2 (2.63%) Xen
6 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Puppet
2 5 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.95%) Cacti
4 3 (3.95%) HAProxy
4 3 (3.95%) Nagios
4 3 (3.95%) OpenNebula
5 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (2.63%) WSUS
6 1 (1.32%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Cisco
1 18 (23.68%) VMware
2 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle
4 9 (11.84%) Citrix
5 8 (10.53%) IBM
6 7 (9.21%) Fortinet
7 6 (7.89%) NetApp
8 5 (6.58%) Aruba
8 5 (6.58%) Google
8 5 (6.58%) HP
8 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.26%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.95%) AlienVault
10 3 (3.95%) AppSense
10 3 (3.95%) Splunk
10 3 (3.95%) Wyse
11 2 (2.63%) EMC
11 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.63%) Veritas
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