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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 51 61 81
Rank change year-on-year +10 +20  
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 40 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.91% 2.25% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.72% 15.75% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 5
Median daily rate £345 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +54.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.90% -20.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 203 254 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.56% 14.30% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 132 114
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 11
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -22.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Manchester over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS in Manchester.

Contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 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 0 7 £550 +29.41% 2
Bolton - 5 £345 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 43 (56.58%) Windows
2 37 (48.68%) DHCP
3 32 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 26 (34.21%) TCP/IP
5 25 (32.89%) Microsoft
5 25 (32.89%) Linux
6 24 (31.58%) Firewall
6 24 (31.58%) VMware
7 20 (26.32%) LAN
8 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (22.37%) WAN
11 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (18.42%) VLAN
12 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (17.11%) Cisco
13 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (14.47%) CCNP
14 11 (14.47%) IIS
14 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
14 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
15 10 (13.16%) DevOps
15 10 (13.16%) Java
15 10 (13.16%) CCNA
15 10 (13.16%) Migration
15 10 (13.16%) Puppet
15 10 (13.16%) Load Balancing
16 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (11.84%) Finance

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 (14.47%) IIS
2 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.21%) Apache
3 7 (9.21%) WebSphere
4 6 (7.89%) Jetty
4 6 (7.89%) nginx
5 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.58%) Mongrel
5 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.21%) Office 365
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.58%) Google App Engine
4 5 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.32%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.32%) PaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Route 53
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (48.68%) DHCP
2 26 (34.21%) TCP/IP
3 24 (31.58%) Firewall
4 20 (26.32%) LAN
5 17 (22.37%) WAN
6 14 (18.42%) VLAN
7 8 (10.53%) HTTP
7 8 (10.53%) OSPF
7 8 (10.53%) SSL
8 7 (9.21%) BGP
8 7 (9.21%) FTP
8 7 (9.21%) Network Security
9 6 (7.89%) LDAP
9 6 (7.89%) SMTP
9 6 (7.89%) VPN
10 5 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (6.58%) EIGRP
10 5 (6.58%) IPsec
10 5 (6.58%) VoIP
10 5 (6.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) DB2
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.32%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.32%) Redis
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.58%) Travis CI
3 2 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (1.32%) JIRA
4 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (10.53%) Analyst
1 8 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 7 (9.21%) Administrator
2 7 (9.21%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (6.58%) Consultant
3 5 (6.58%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Active Directory Administrator
4 4 (5.26%) Architect
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Messaging Analyst
4 4 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (3.95%) Designer
5 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (3.95%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) J2EE
2 5 (6.58%) Memcached
2 5 (6.58%) Servlets
3 2 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (56.58%) Windows
2 25 (32.89%) Linux
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.53%) Unix
5 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.58%) CentOS
6 5 (6.58%) Solaris
7 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.95%) AIX
9 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.32%) Debian
9 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.16%) DevOps
1 10 (13.16%) Load Balancing
1 10 (13.16%) Migration
2 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.53%) ITIL
3 8 (10.53%) Service Management
4 7 (9.21%) High Availability
5 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.58%) Open Source
5 5 (6.58%) Server Building
6 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.26%) ITSM
6 4 (5.26%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.26%) Security Hardening
7 3 (3.95%) Application Performance Management
7 3 (3.95%) Change Management
7 3 (3.95%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) Java
2 9 (11.84%) Perl
3 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.58%) PHP
4 5 (6.58%) SQL
5 3 (3.95%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) Jython
6 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.47%) CCNP
3 10 (13.16%) CCNA
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) CCIE
5 2 (2.63%) CISSP
5 2 (2.63%) ISEB
5 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.63%) MCSE
5 2 (2.63%) SANS
5 2 (2.63%) SSCP
6 1 (1.32%) CCDP
6 1 (1.32%) MCITP
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
6 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 32 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.58%) iptables
3 5 (6.58%) Postfix
3 5 (6.58%) Squid
3 5 (6.58%) Varnish
3 5 (6.58%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.26%) Xen
5 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Puppet
2 5 (6.58%) Nagios
3 4 (5.26%) BladeLogic
3 4 (5.26%) SCCM
4 3 (3.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 25 (32.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (31.58%) VMware
3 13 (17.11%) Cisco
4 7 (9.21%) F5
4 7 (9.21%) IBM
5 6 (7.89%) Oracle
5 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.58%) Apple
6 5 (6.58%) Google
6 5 (6.58%) HP
6 5 (6.58%) Intel
6 5 (6.58%) IronPort
6 5 (6.58%) Juniper
6 5 (6.58%) RightFax
7 4 (5.26%) AppDynamics
7 4 (5.26%) RightScale
8 2 (2.63%) Aruba
8 2 (2.63%) Lotus
8 2 (2.63%) NetIQ
8 2 (2.63%) Polycom
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