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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 78 54 66
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.00% 2.27% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 14.77% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate
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£220 £231 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £213 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £324 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £10.00 £19.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.71% -32.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
156 176 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.11% 15.40% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 116
Average daily rate £360 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Salford - 3 - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) DHCP
3 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 11 (36.67%) CCNA
4 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) Migration
6 9 (30.00%) VMware
7 8 (26.67%) Citrix
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (23.33%) LAN
8 7 (23.33%) Firewall
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.00%) MCSE
10 5 (16.67%) Linux
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco
10 5 (16.67%) HP
10 5 (16.67%) Dell
10 5 (16.67%) Wireless
11 4 (13.33%) Wireshark
11 4 (13.33%) Network Security
11 4 (13.33%) SAN
11 4 (13.33%) IBM
11 4 (13.33%) WAN
11 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
12 3 (10.00%) Network Management

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) DHCP
2 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (23.33%) LAN
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) Wireless
4 4 (13.33%) Wireshark
4 4 (13.33%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) WAN
5 3 (10.00%) VoIP
5 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 3 (10.00%) VLAN
5 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (3.33%) MPLS
7 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Administrator
2 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) IT Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) PKI
1 1 (3.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (16.67%) Linux
6 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.00%) HPUX
7 3 (10.00%) Solaris
8 2 (6.67%) UNIX
8 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Network Management
2 3 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.33%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Time Management
3 1 (3.33%) QMS
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
3 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) CCNA
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (20.00%) MCSE
4 3 (10.00%) MCITP
5 2 (6.67%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) CCEE
6 1 (3.33%) CCIA
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.33%) MCSA
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CCEA
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.33%) Xen
4 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) WSUS
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (30.00%) VMware
2 8 (26.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (13.33%) IBM
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.00%) Spiceworks
6 2 (6.67%) Sun
6 2 (6.67%) StorageTek
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Symantec
7 1 (3.33%) Remedy
7 1 (3.33%) Websense
7 1 (3.33%) Wyse
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) AppSense
7 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
Manchester, Lancashire
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