Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 86 119
Rank change year-on-year +31 +33 -45
Contract jobs citing DNS 37 54 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 2.72% 2.02% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.16% 17.14% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 24
Median daily rate £375 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +40.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £257 £382 £190
90th Percentile £568 £600 £524
North West median daily rate £375 £466 £395
% change year-on-year -19.44% +17.85% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £25.67 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.02% +40.32%
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £24.09 £15.50
% change year-on-year -37.72% +55.39% -

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 167 315 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.27% 11.77% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 188 260
Median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £171 £213 £181
90th Percentile £528 £588 £600
North West median daily rate £363 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 54
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.45% -4.29% +29.63%
10th Percentile £10.31 £13.53 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.75 £29.40 £36.88
Median hourly rate £42.75 £17.21 £16.71
% change year-on-year +148.47% +2.98% +7.79%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in Manchester over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for DNS 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 6 months to 4 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 3 £350 -
Salford +5 2 £425 -
Altrincham - 2 £255 -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for DNS.

1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) DHCP
3 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
3 22 (59.46%) Firewall
4 21 (56.76%) Cisco
5 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
6 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
7 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
7 14 (37.84%) Palo Alto
7 14 (37.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (32.43%) VMware
8 12 (32.43%) Azure
9 11 (29.73%) Load Balancing
9 11 (29.73%) ITIL
10 10 (27.03%) VPN
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (27.03%) Network Security
10 10 (27.03%) F5
10 10 (27.03%) SIEM
10 10 (27.03%) Office 365
10 10 (27.03%) NetScaler
11 9 (24.32%) Network Design
11 9 (24.32%) AWS
11 9 (24.32%) Juniper
11 9 (24.32%) SSL
11 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
12 8 (21.62%) Change Management
12 8 (21.62%) IaaS
13 7 (18.92%) JNCIA
13 7 (18.92%) JNCIS

DNS
Co-occurring 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 6 (16.22%) IIS
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.11%) Apache
5 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.70%) JBoss
6 1 (2.70%) Jetty
6 1 (2.70%) Mongrel
6 1 (2.70%) nginx
6 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Azure
2 10 (27.03%) Office 365
3 9 (24.32%) AWS
4 8 (21.62%) IaaS
5 5 (13.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (13.51%) PaaS
6 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (8.11%) SaaS
7 2 (5.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (5.41%) GitHub
7 2 (5.41%) OneDrive
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (2.70%) Coveralls
8 1 (2.70%) GCP
8 1 (2.70%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (67.57%) DHCP
2 22 (59.46%) Firewall
3 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
4 10 (27.03%) NetScaler
4 10 (27.03%) Network Security
4 10 (27.03%) VPN
5 9 (24.32%) SSL
6 5 (13.51%) HTTP
6 5 (13.51%) SAN
7 4 (10.81%) BGP
7 4 (10.81%) MPLS
7 4 (10.81%) OSPF
7 4 (10.81%) WAN
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (5.41%) FTP
9 2 (5.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (5.41%) RIP
9 2 (5.41%) VLAN
9 2 (5.41%) VPLS
9 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.70%) DB2
4 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.11%) GitLab
2 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) GoCD
3 2 (5.41%) Gradle
3 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (2.70%) Gatling
4 1 (2.70%) Geb
4 1 (2.70%) JUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) MSI
4 1 (2.70%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.70%) Spock
4 1 (2.70%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (18.92%) Legal
2 4 (10.81%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) J2EE
2 2 (5.41%) LDAP
2 2 (5.41%) Node.js
2 2 (5.41%) React
2 2 (5.41%) Sass
2 2 (5.41%) Velocity
3 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.70%) Dropwizard
3 1 (2.70%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.70%) Guice
3 1 (2.70%) Kafka
3 1 (2.70%) OAuth
3 1 (2.70%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.70%) Ratpack
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.70%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Linked Data
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Social Media
3 2 (5.41%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.70%) Solaris
7 1 (2.70%) Unix
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Load Balancing
3 10 (27.03%) SIEM
4 9 (24.32%) Network Design
5 8 (21.62%) Change Management
6 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (16.22%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Service Management
7 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (13.51%) DevOps
8 5 (13.51%) Migration
8 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.81%) TDD
10 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
10 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
10 3 (8.11%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Java
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
1 3 (8.11%) TypeScript
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.41%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) Java 8
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCNP
2 7 (18.92%) JNCIA
2 7 (18.92%) JNCIP
2 7 (18.92%) JNCIS
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
3 5 (13.51%) CISSP
4 4 (10.81%) CCA
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.11%) JNCIE
6 2 (5.41%) CCIE
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) CCDP
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.70%) MCP
7 1 (2.70%) MCSE
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) GDPR
2 1 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware NSX
3 4 (10.81%) ProxySG
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) BitLocker
4 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) Docker
5 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) FortiGate
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.11%) Terraform
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Puppet
4 2 (5.41%) SCOM
5 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.70%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (2.70%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) Palo Alto
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 10 (27.03%) F5
5 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
5 9 (24.32%) Juniper
6 5 (13.51%) HP
7 4 (10.81%) Blue Coat
7 4 (10.81%) CA
8 3 (8.11%) Citrix
8 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.41%) Arista
9 2 (5.41%) Brocade
9 2 (5.41%) Hitachi
9 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.41%) SAP
9 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.70%) Google
10 1 (2.70%) Meraki