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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 65 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 1.89% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 15.54% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
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£410 £298 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.81% -0.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 13
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
180 148 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.56% 12.18% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 75 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 31
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - - 1
Salford -3 1 - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (68.97%) Windows
1 20 (68.97%) DHCP
2 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
3 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
4 10 (34.48%) Citrix
5 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (31.03%) LAN
6 8 (27.59%) SAN
6 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
7 7 (24.14%) HP
7 7 (24.14%) Wireless
7 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
8 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
8 6 (20.69%) WAN
8 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco
9 5 (17.24%) IIS
9 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (17.24%) SCCM
9 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (17.24%) Migration
10 4 (13.79%) IPsec
10 4 (13.79%) Clustering
10 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.24%) IIS
3 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) DHCP
2 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 9 (31.03%) LAN
3 8 (27.59%) SAN
4 7 (24.14%) Wireless
5 6 (20.69%) WAN
6 4 (13.79%) IPsec
6 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
7 2 (6.90%) SSL
7 2 (6.90%) MPLS
7 2 (6.90%) HSRP
8 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.45%) Multicast
8 1 (3.45%) OSPF
8 1 (3.45%) BGP
8 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.45%) VRRP
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.45%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Network Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Customer Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Web 2.0
2 2 (6.90%) Social Media
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 4 (13.79%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) HPUX
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (17.24%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) CRM
3 3 (10.34%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (6.90%) Web Development
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.45%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) QMS
5 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design
5 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
2 2 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) CCNA
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) CCDP
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
2 5 (17.24%) SCCM
3 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 4 (13.79%) SCSM
4 2 (6.90%) WSUS
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) HP
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
5 4 (13.79%) IBM
5 4 (13.79%) Avaya
6 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.34%) Spiceworks
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
7 2 (6.90%) Adobe
7 2 (6.90%) EMC
7 2 (6.90%) Interwoven
7 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 2 (6.90%) Apple
7 2 (6.90%) Meru Networks
8 1 (3.45%) Meraki
8 1 (3.45%) F5
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