The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 52 58 78
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +20
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.72% 2.49% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.45% 17.33% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 5
Median daily rate £320 £375 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +70.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £485 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.75 £11.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.26% +15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.86%

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
231 277 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.55% 14.37% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 142 65
Median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 21
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% -18.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 2 £340 - 1
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS 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 Manchester region with a requirement for DNS.

1 55 (64.71%) DHCP
2 52 (61.18%) Windows
3 46 (54.12%) Active Directory
4 36 (42.35%) Firewall
5 35 (41.18%) VMware
6 30 (35.29%) Linux
7 24 (28.24%) TCP/IP
7 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
8 21 (24.71%) LAN
8 21 (24.71%) VLAN
9 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (21.18%) WAN
9 18 (21.18%) SMTP
9 18 (21.18%) Cisco
10 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 15 (17.65%) Perl
11 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (17.65%) Windows Server
12 14 (16.47%) Oracle
13 13 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (15.29%) VMware ESX
14 12 (14.12%) Network Security
14 12 (14.12%) Unix
14 12 (14.12%) ITIL
14 12 (14.12%) LDAP
14 12 (14.12%) Data Centre
14 12 (14.12%) Jenkins
15 11 (12.94%) Puppet
15 11 (12.94%) Server Building

DNS
Top Related 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 9 (10.59%) Apache
2 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.06%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.06%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.88%) IIS
4 5 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.88%) SAS
5 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.53%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (3.53%) Jetty
6 3 (3.53%) nginx
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
1 7 (8.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.53%) Office 365
5 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.35%) Google App Engine
5 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (64.71%) DHCP
2 36 (42.35%) Firewall
3 24 (28.24%) TCP/IP
4 21 (24.71%) LAN
4 21 (24.71%) VLAN
5 18 (21.18%) SMTP
5 18 (21.18%) WAN
6 12 (14.12%) LDAP
6 12 (14.12%) Network Security
7 11 (12.94%) HTTP
8 9 (10.59%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (9.41%) iSCSI
9 8 (9.41%) SAN
10 5 (5.88%) IMAP
10 5 (5.88%) MRTG
10 5 (5.88%) OSPF
10 5 (5.88%) Wireless
11 4 (4.71%) BGP
11 4 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (4.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.53%) DB2
4 2 (2.35%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) Redis
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.35%) Subversion
2 2 (2.35%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (14.12%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (11.76%) Designer
3 9 (10.59%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Administrator
5 6 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) Memcached
2 4 (4.71%) Middleware
3 3 (3.53%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (3.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.35%) .NET
4 2 (2.35%) J2EE
4 2 (2.35%) Servlets
5 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.18%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.18%) OpenEmbedded
5 1 (1.18%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.18%) REST
5 1 (1.18%) WebKit
5 1 (1.18%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.35%) PKI
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.18%) BBC
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.18%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 52 (61.18%) Windows
2 30 (35.29%) Linux
3 15 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (14.12%) Unix
5 10 (11.76%) CentOS
6 8 (9.41%) Solaris
7 6 (7.06%) Debian
7 6 (7.06%) Ubuntu
7 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.88%) AIX
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) ITIL
2 11 (12.94%) Migration
2 11 (12.94%) Server Building
3 8 (9.41%) DevOps
3 8 (9.41%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.41%) Open Source
4 7 (8.24%) High Availability
5 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.06%) Service Management
6 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.71%) Network Design
7 4 (4.71%) Project Management
8 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.53%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.35%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.35%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 2 (2.35%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.65%) Perl
2 10 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 10 (11.76%) PHP
3 8 (9.41%) C
3 8 (9.41%) Python
4 7 (8.24%) Java
5 6 (7.06%) C++
5 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.06%) SQL
6 5 (5.88%) Korn
6 5 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.53%) Jython
8 1 (1.18%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.76%) CCNP
3 6 (7.06%) CCNA
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.88%) MCSE
5 4 (4.71%) CCIE
5 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.53%) MCSA
7 2 (2.35%) CCDP
7 2 (2.35%) MCITP
8 1 (1.18%) CCDA
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) MCDST
8 1 (1.18%) MCTS
8 1 (1.18%) SANS
8 1 (1.18%) SSCP
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.29%) VMware ESX
4 10 (11.76%) iptables
4 10 (11.76%) Squid
5 5 (5.88%) Dovecot
5 5 (5.88%) KVM
5 5 (5.88%) Postfix
5 5 (5.88%) Sendmail
5 5 (5.88%) Varnish
6 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.35%) vSphere
7 2 (2.35%) Xen
7 2 (2.35%) XenApp
8 1 (1.18%) Ceph
8 1 (1.18%) NFS
8 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Puppet
2 10 (11.76%) Nagios
3 7 (8.24%) SCCM
4 5 (5.88%) Cacti
4 5 (5.88%) HAProxy
4 5 (5.88%) OpenNebula
5 4 (4.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.35%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.18%) QRadar
7 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (41.18%) VMware
2 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.18%) Cisco
4 14 (16.47%) Oracle
5 10 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.06%) IBM
7 5 (5.88%) F5
8 4 (4.71%) Apple
8 4 (4.71%) Citrix
9 3 (3.53%) Dell
9 3 (3.53%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.53%) HP
9 3 (3.53%) RightScale
10 2 (2.35%) Aruba
10 2 (2.35%) Google
10 2 (2.35%) IronPort
10 2 (2.35%) Lotus
10 2 (2.35%) Motorola
10 2 (2.35%) NetApp
10 2 (2.35%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago