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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 66 72 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 34 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.80% 1.36% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.18% 9.73% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 10
Average daily rate
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£320 £410 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +37.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.98% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -10.00%
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
224 185 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.02% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 89 80
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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 43 (72.88%) DHCP
2 34 (57.63%) Windows
3 26 (44.07%) Firewall
4 25 (42.37%) VMware
5 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
6 20 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (30.51%) Cisco
7 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
8 16 (27.12%) Wireless
9 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (23.73%) WAN
10 14 (23.73%) LAN
10 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
10 14 (23.73%) Linux
11 13 (22.03%) VoIP
11 13 (22.03%) VPN
11 13 (22.03%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (20.34%) FTP
12 12 (20.34%) HTTP
12 12 (20.34%) PowerShell
12 12 (20.34%) Network Security
13 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (18.64%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (15.25%) BGP
14 9 (15.25%) Migration
14 9 (15.25%) IIS
15 8 (13.56%) Tomcat
15 8 (13.56%) Java
15 8 (13.56%) .NET
15 8 (13.56%) SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 9 (15.25%) IIS
2 8 (13.56%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.17%) WebSphere
3 6 (10.17%) Jetty
3 6 (10.17%) nginx
4 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.08%) Lync
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.39%) JBoss
6 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.39%) CMS
6 2 (3.39%) Apache
6 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) PowerPivot
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (10.17%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (10.17%) Google App Engine
1 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (5.08%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (72.88%) DHCP
2 26 (44.07%) Firewall
3 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
4 16 (27.12%) Wireless
5 14 (23.73%) LAN
5 14 (23.73%) WAN
6 13 (22.03%) VoIP
6 13 (22.03%) VPN
7 12 (20.34%) FTP
7 12 (20.34%) HTTP
7 12 (20.34%) Network Security
8 9 (15.25%) BGP
9 8 (13.56%) IPsec
9 8 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (13.56%) OSPF
9 8 (13.56%) SNMP
9 8 (13.56%) SSL
10 7 (11.86%) EIGRP
11 6 (10.17%) SAN
12 5 (8.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Law
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Consultant
2 10 (16.95%) Network Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Network Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) DevOps Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Administrator
8 2 (3.39%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Network Support
8 2 (3.39%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) J2EE
2 6 (10.17%) Servlets
3 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.39%) Memcached
3 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.08%) Statistics
2 3 (5.08%) DTV
2 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.39%) Replication
3 2 (3.39%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 34 (57.63%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (23.73%) Linux
4 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.08%) UNIX
7 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (15.25%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
3 6 (10.17%) DevOps
3 6 (10.17%) Network Management
3 6 (10.17%) Automated Testing
3 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
3 6 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (10.17%) Software Delivery
4 5 (8.47%) Server Building
4 5 (8.47%) Information Security
5 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 4 (6.78%) Time Management
5 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.78%) Network Design
6 3 (5.08%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.08%) ITIL
6 3 (5.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) Java
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) Perl
4 4 (6.78%) PHP
4 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.08%) C
5 3 (5.08%) Python
6 2 (3.39%) VBScript
6 2 (3.39%) VB
6 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.56%) CCNA
3 6 (10.17%) MCSE
3 6 (10.17%) CCNP
4 5 (8.47%) MCSA
4 5 (8.47%) MCITP
5 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.39%) CCEE
6 2 (3.39%) CCIA
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.39%) CCEA
7 1 (1.69%) CCDP
7 1 (1.69%) CCIE
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 20 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) XenApp
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.08%) NFS
4 3 (5.08%) Xen
5 2 (3.39%) Squid
5 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
5 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.39%) Postfix
5 2 (3.39%) Varnish
5 2 (3.39%) iptables
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Puppet
1 6 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.08%) WSUS
3 2 (3.39%) Nagios
3 2 (3.39%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.69%) WMI
4 1 (1.69%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.69%) SCCM
4 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) VMware
2 18 (30.51%) Cisco
3 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.56%) Citrix
5 6 (10.17%) HP
5 6 (10.17%) Google
6 5 (8.47%) NetApp
6 5 (8.47%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.78%) SAP
8 3 (5.08%) Juniper
8 3 (5.08%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.08%) Aruba
9 2 (3.39%) F5
9 2 (3.39%) AppSense
9 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.39%) Wyse
9 2 (3.39%) Alias
9 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.39%) McAfee
9 2 (3.39%) Sophos
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Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Twist IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago