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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 73 69 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 31 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.75% 1.72% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 12.44% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 5
Median daily rate £388 £280 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £197 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £352 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+31.76% +32.81%
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
273 209 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.45% 13.86% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 113 54
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 47 (69.12%) Windows
2 40 (58.82%) DHCP
3 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 31 (45.59%) TCP/IP
5 21 (30.88%) Linux
6 19 (27.94%) Cisco
7 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 16 (23.53%) ITIL
8 15 (22.06%) Firewall
8 15 (22.06%) VMware
9 11 (16.18%) Unix
9 11 (16.18%) MS Exchange
9 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (16.18%) Jenkins
9 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
10 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (14.71%) Citrix
11 9 (13.24%) IBM
11 9 (13.24%) VLAN
11 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
12 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (11.76%) DevOps
12 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (11.76%) Banking
12 8 (11.76%) SMTP
12 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
12 8 (11.76%) Remedy
13 7 (10.29%) Shell Script

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 11 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.35%) Apache
3 5 (7.35%) nginx
3 5 (7.35%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.88%) IIS
4 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.41%) SAS
6 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.94%) JBoss
6 2 (2.94%) Jetty
6 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.47%) Drupal
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.47%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Office
2 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.88%) Office 365
4 3 (4.41%) SoftLayer
5 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.94%) Google App Engine
5 2 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.94%) IaaS
5 2 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (58.82%) DHCP
2 31 (45.59%) TCP/IP
3 15 (22.06%) Firewall
4 9 (13.24%) VLAN
5 8 (11.76%) SMTP
6 7 (10.29%) LAN
6 7 (10.29%) VPN
6 7 (10.29%) WAN
7 6 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (8.82%) HTTP
7 6 (8.82%) iSCSI
7 6 (8.82%) Network Security
8 5 (7.35%) SNMP
8 5 (7.35%) VoIP
8 5 (7.35%) Wireless
9 4 (5.88%) BGP
9 4 (5.88%) FTP
9 4 (5.88%) OSPF
9 4 (5.88%) SAN
9 4 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) DB2
1 4 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.88%) Maven
3 4 (5.88%) Subversion
4 3 (4.41%) GoCD
4 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.94%) Ant
5 2 (2.94%) Gradle
5 2 (2.94%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.94%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.76%) Banking
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
3 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Support Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Field Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Field Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Help Desk Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (10.29%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Web Services
2 4 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (5.88%) Middleware
2 4 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) CSS
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) HTML5
4 2 (2.94%) J2EE
4 2 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.94%) Servlets
5 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.47%) CSS3
5 1 (1.47%) Laravel
5 1 (1.47%) LESS
5 1 (1.47%) Node.js
5 1 (1.47%) Sass
5 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.47%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) PKI
3 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) DTV
5 1 (1.47%) iPad
5 1 (1.47%) iPhone
5 1 (1.47%) Life Science
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Statistics
5 1 (1.47%) STB
5 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (69.12%) Windows
2 21 (30.88%) Linux
3 11 (16.18%) Unix
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.88%) AIX
7 4 (5.88%) Solaris
8 3 (4.41%) CentOS
8 3 (4.41%) Debian
8 3 (4.41%) Mac OS
8 3 (4.41%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.47%) Android
10 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL
2 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 8 (11.76%) DevOps
3 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (8.82%) Migration
5 5 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (7.35%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.35%) Web Filtering
6 4 (5.88%) Email Filtering
6 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.88%) Open Source
6 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.41%) ITSM
7 3 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.41%) Project Management
8 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) Bash Shell
1 7 (10.29%) C
1 7 (10.29%) Python
1 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
2 6 (8.82%) Perl
3 5 (7.35%) PHP
3 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.88%) C++
4 4 (5.88%) Java
4 4 (5.88%) SQL
5 3 (4.41%) Korn
5 3 (4.41%) Ruby
6 2 (2.94%) Go
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.29%) CCNA
2 7 (10.29%) MCSE
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.35%) MCSA
4 3 (4.41%) CCNP
4 3 (4.41%) MCP
4 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CEH
5 1 (1.47%) CISSP
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) GIAC
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.41%) Dovecot
4 3 (4.41%) iptables
4 3 (4.41%) KVM
4 3 (4.41%) NFS
4 3 (4.41%) Sendmail
4 3 (4.41%) Squid
4 3 (4.41%) Xen
4 3 (4.41%) XenApp
5 2 (2.94%) Docker
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.35%) Puppet
3 4 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.41%) Cacti
4 3 (4.41%) HAProxy
4 3 (4.41%) Nagios
4 3 (4.41%) OpenNebula
4 3 (4.41%) SmoothWall
5 2 (2.94%) Ansible
5 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.94%) SCCM
5 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.47%) Packer
6 1 (1.47%) Terraform
6 1 (1.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) Cisco
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.06%) VMware
4 10 (14.71%) Citrix
5 9 (13.24%) IBM
6 8 (11.76%) Remedy
7 7 (10.29%) Dell
7 7 (10.29%) ServiceNow
8 6 (8.82%) HP
8 6 (8.82%) NetApp
9 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.88%) Oracle
10 4 (5.88%) Symantec
11 3 (4.41%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.41%) Intel Security
11 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
11 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.94%) Proofpoint
12 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.94%) Trend Micro