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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.58% 1.73% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.25% 14.21% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 7
Median daily rate £375 £300 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -32.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £320 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
283 197 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.37% 12.14% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 96 68
Median daily rate £388 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -56.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 40 (57.97%) DHCP
3 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 31 (44.93%) TCP/IP
5 25 (36.23%) Cisco
6 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 21 (30.43%) Linux
6 21 (30.43%) VMware
7 20 (28.99%) ITIL
8 19 (27.54%) Firewall
9 15 (21.74%) Citrix
10 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
11 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
12 12 (17.39%) VLAN
12 12 (17.39%) WAN
12 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
12 12 (17.39%) LAN
13 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
13 11 (15.94%) MS Office
13 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
14 10 (14.49%) CCNA
14 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (13.04%) IBM
15 9 (13.04%) Unix
15 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
15 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (11.59%) DevOps

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 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.14%) Skype for Business
3 5 (7.25%) nginx
3 5 (7.25%) OpenStack
3 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) IIS
4 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.35%) Apache
5 3 (4.35%) SAS
5 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.90%) JBoss
6 2 (2.90%) Jetty
7 1 (1.45%) CMS
7 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
1 11 (15.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 4 (5.80%) SoftLayer
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.90%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.90%) IaaS
4 2 (2.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (57.97%) DHCP
2 31 (44.93%) TCP/IP
3 19 (27.54%) Firewall
4 12 (17.39%) LAN
4 12 (17.39%) VLAN
4 12 (17.39%) WAN
5 7 (10.14%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (10.14%) iSCSI
5 7 (10.14%) Network Security
5 7 (10.14%) SAN
6 6 (8.70%) SMTP
7 5 (7.25%) HTTP
7 5 (7.25%) VPN
7 5 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.80%) VoIP
8 4 (5.80%) Wireless
9 3 (4.35%) FTP
9 3 (4.35%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.35%) SSL
9 3 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
3 3 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.80%) Maven
4 3 (4.35%) GoCD
4 3 (4.35%) Subversion
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.90%) Ant
5 2 (2.90%) Gradle
5 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.90%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.14%) Banking
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) French Language
5 1 (1.45%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Desktop Support
4 8 (11.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Field Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Consultant
5 7 (10.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Field Support Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Help Desk Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (10.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Middleware
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 3 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.90%) CSS
4 2 (2.90%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) HTML5
4 2 (2.90%) J2EE
4 2 (2.90%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.90%) Servlets
5 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.45%) CSS3
5 1 (1.45%) Laravel
5 1 (1.45%) LESS
5 1 (1.45%) Node.js
5 1 (1.45%) Sass
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.45%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) PKI
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) User Experience
4 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.45%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
5 1 (1.45%) iPhone
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) STB
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Linux
3 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (13.04%) Unix
5 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) AIX
7 3 (4.35%) CentOS
7 3 (4.35%) Debian
7 3 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 3 (4.35%) Solaris
7 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.45%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
2 8 (11.59%) DevOps
3 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (7.25%) ERP
5 5 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.80%) Email Filtering
6 4 (5.80%) Migration
6 4 (5.80%) Open Source
6 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.80%) Project Management
6 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.80%) Web Filtering
7 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.35%) Network Design
7 3 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.59%) C
3 7 (10.14%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.70%) Python
4 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.25%) Perl
5 5 (7.25%) PHP
6 4 (5.80%) C++
6 4 (5.80%) Java
6 4 (5.80%) SQL
7 3 (4.35%) Korn
7 3 (4.35%) Ruby
8 2 (2.90%) Go
8 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.49%) CCNA
3 8 (11.59%) MCSE
3 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.70%) MCSA
5 5 (7.25%) CCNP
6 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.35%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.45%) CEH
8 1 (1.45%) CISSP
8 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.45%) Degree
8 1 (1.45%) GIAC
8 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.70%) vSphere
3 6 (8.70%) XenApp
4 4 (5.80%) NFS
4 4 (5.80%) Xen
5 3 (4.35%) Dovecot
5 3 (4.35%) iptables
5 3 (4.35%) KVM
5 3 (4.35%) Sendmail
5 3 (4.35%) Squid
6 2 (2.90%) Docker
7 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.25%) Puppet
3 4 (5.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.35%) Cacti
4 3 (4.35%) HAProxy
4 3 (4.35%) Nagios
4 3 (4.35%) OpenNebula
4 3 (4.35%) SCCM
4 3 (4.35%) SmoothWall
5 2 (2.90%) Ansible
5 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.45%) Packer
6 1 (1.45%) SCOM
6 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Cisco
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.43%) VMware
3 15 (21.74%) Citrix
4 9 (13.04%) IBM
5 8 (11.59%) HP
5 8 (11.59%) Remedy
6 7 (10.14%) Dell
6 7 (10.14%) ServiceNow
7 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.25%) NetApp
7 5 (7.25%) Symantec
8 3 (4.35%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
8 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.35%) Splunk
9 2 (2.90%) arcserve
9 2 (2.90%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.90%) SAP
9 2 (2.90%) Trend Micro
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + onsite parking
Posted: 6 days ago