The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 69 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 1.97% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 17.60% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 4
Average daily rate
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£445 £274 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.55% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £183 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £325 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.87% -
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
145 125 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.56% 11.21% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 71 60
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
DNS
North West

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
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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
Bolton 0 1 - -
Salford - 1 - -
Wigan - - - -
Bury - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) DHCP
3 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
4 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
5 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
6 10 (31.25%) Citrix
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) SCCM
7 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.00%) SAN
9 7 (21.88%) HP
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
9 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
9 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (18.75%) Wireless
10 6 (18.75%) Backup Exec
10 6 (18.75%) WSUS
10 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
10 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (18.75%) LAN
10 6 (18.75%) WAN
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco
11 5 (15.63%) Linux
11 5 (15.63%) IIS
11 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
11 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (15.63%) IIS
5 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
3 8 (25.00%) SAN
4 6 (18.75%) Wireless
4 6 (18.75%) LAN
4 6 (18.75%) WAN
5 4 (12.50%) IPsec
6 2 (6.25%) MPLS
6 2 (6.25%) SSL
7 1 (3.13%) IPv6
7 1 (3.13%) OSPF
7 1 (3.13%) BGP
7 1 (3.13%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.13%) VRRP
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.13%) xDSL
7 1 (3.13%) HSRP
7 1 (3.13%) Multicast
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Web 2.0
2 2 (6.25%) Social Media
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
5 5 (15.63%) Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) HPUX
7 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 4 (12.50%) CRM
3 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.38%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (6.25%) Web Development
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.13%) Network Design
6 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.13%) Network Management
6 1 (3.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) VBScript
2 2 (6.25%) VB
2 2 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.50%) MCITP
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) MCSE
4 3 (9.38%) CCNA
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) MCTS
5 2 (6.25%) MCP
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CCDP
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE
6 1 (3.13%) CCNP
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.38%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) SCCM
2 6 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 6 (18.75%) WSUS
3 4 (12.50%) SCOM
3 4 (12.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 10 (31.25%) Citrix
2 7 (21.88%) HP
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 4 (12.50%) Avaya
5 3 (9.38%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Apple
6 2 (6.25%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
6 2 (6.25%) Adobe
6 2 (6.25%) EMC
6 2 (6.25%) Interwoven
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
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