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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 63 67 75
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 45 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.51% 1.75% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 14.29% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 10
Median daily rate £375 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £247 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.63 £15.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.91% +19.58%
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
291 231 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.23% 12.26% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 131 106
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.76 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 3 £486 - 1
Stockport - 3 £548 -
Bolton - 1 £335 - 1
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 48 (62.34%) DHCP
4 33 (42.86%) VMware
5 27 (35.06%) Firewall
6 26 (33.77%) TCP/IP
7 25 (32.47%) Cisco
8 23 (29.87%) Linux
9 21 (27.27%) LAN
9 21 (27.27%) VLAN
10 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
10 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
11 19 (24.68%) WAN
12 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (20.78%) ITIL
14 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.88%) Citrix
15 13 (16.88%) Jenkins
16 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (15.58%) SMTP
16 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
16 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 11 (14.29%) SAN
17 11 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
18 10 (12.99%) Skype for Business
18 10 (12.99%) DevOps
18 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
18 10 (12.99%) MS Office

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.99%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.09%) Apache
3 7 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 5 (6.49%) SAS
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.90%) IIS
5 3 (3.90%) nginx
5 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.60%) JBoss
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.30%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
1 10 (12.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.90%) Office 365
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) PaaS
4 2 (2.60%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.30%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (62.34%) DHCP
2 27 (35.06%) Firewall
3 26 (33.77%) TCP/IP
4 21 (27.27%) LAN
4 21 (27.27%) VLAN
5 19 (24.68%) WAN
6 12 (15.58%) SMTP
7 11 (14.29%) SAN
8 8 (10.39%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (10.39%) iSCSI
8 8 (10.39%) Network Security
9 7 (9.09%) HTTP
9 7 (9.09%) VPN
10 6 (7.79%) LDAP
10 6 (7.79%) VoIP
10 6 (7.79%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (6.49%) IMAP
11 5 (6.49%) MRTG
12 4 (5.19%) MPLS
12 4 (5.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) DB2
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.19%) Maven
4 3 (3.90%) GoCD
4 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.60%) Ant
5 2 (2.60%) Gradle
5 2 (2.60%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.19%) Banking
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Marketing
2 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Advertising
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) French Language
3 1 (1.30%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Designer
5 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (6.49%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.60%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (2.60%) OpenEmbedded
2 2 (2.60%) OpenGL
2 2 (2.60%) WebKit
2 2 (2.60%) Yocto
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) CSS3
3 1 (1.30%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) HTML5
3 1 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.30%) J2EE
3 1 (1.30%) jQuery
3 1 (1.30%) Laravel
3 1 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.09%) PKI
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) User Experience
4 2 (2.60%) Digital TV
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) STB
5 1 (1.30%) BBC
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 23 (29.87%) Linux
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.99%) Unix
6 7 (9.09%) CentOS
6 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.49%) Debian
7 5 (6.49%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.90%) Solaris
9 2 (2.60%) AIX
9 2 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) DevOps
3 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.39%) Open Source
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.79%) Server Building
6 5 (6.49%) ERP
6 5 (6.49%) Network Design
7 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.90%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.99%) C
3 8 (10.39%) Bash Shell
3 8 (10.39%) Perl
3 8 (10.39%) Python
4 7 (9.09%) SQL
5 6 (7.79%) C++
5 6 (7.79%) PHP
6 5 (6.49%) Java
6 5 (6.49%) Korn
6 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.19%) Ruby
8 2 (2.60%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.60%) Go
9 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.39%) CCNA
3 7 (9.09%) CCNP
3 7 (9.09%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) MCSA
6 2 (2.60%) CCIE
6 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.30%) CCDA
7 1 (1.30%) CCDP
7 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) MCDST
7 1 (1.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) MCTS
7 1 (1.30%) SANS
7 1 (1.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.39%) VMware ESX
4 6 (7.79%) XenApp
5 5 (6.49%) Dovecot
5 5 (6.49%) iptables
5 5 (6.49%) KVM
5 5 (6.49%) Sendmail
5 5 (6.49%) Squid
5 5 (6.49%) vSphere
6 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.90%) Xen
8 2 (2.60%) Docker
8 2 (2.60%) NFS
8 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.30%) Ceph
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Puppet
2 5 (6.49%) Cacti
2 5 (6.49%) HAProxy
2 5 (6.49%) Nagios
2 5 (6.49%) OpenNebula
2 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.49%) SCCM
3 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.60%) Ansible
4 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.30%) Packer
5 1 (1.30%) QRadar
5 1 (1.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.30%) Terraform
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) VMware
2 25 (32.47%) Cisco
3 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.88%) Citrix
5 8 (10.39%) Dell
5 8 (10.39%) Oracle
6 7 (9.09%) HP
7 6 (7.79%) IBM
7 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.49%) Remedy
8 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
9 4 (5.19%) F5
9 4 (5.19%) Intel Security
9 4 (5.19%) NetApp
9 4 (5.19%) Splunk
10 3 (3.90%) Lotus
10 3 (3.90%) Symantec
11 2 (2.60%) Apple
11 2 (2.60%) arcserve
11 2 (2.60%) Forcepoint
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