Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 116 61
Rank change year-on-year +27 -55 +20
Contract jobs citing DNS 57 38 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.10% 1.25% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.98% 9.41% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 51
Manchester median daily rate £525 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +8.70% -13.75%
10th Percentile £316 £190 £160
90th Percentile £600 £546 £550
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Manchester median hourly rate £25.67 £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.32% +75.00% -8.57%
North West median hourly rate £24.09 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +55.39% -3.13% -20.00%

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 317 404 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.70% 13.26% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 253 222
Manchester median daily rate £431 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £213 £187 £181
90th Percentile £588 £600 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 53 27
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +20.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.42 £12.75 £10.80
90th Percentile £30.34 £37.50 £20.10
North West median hourly rate £17.21 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.71% +9.13% -6.06%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 16 June 2019. 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
Salford +5 5 - - 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 43 (75.44%) DHCP
2 30 (52.63%) TCP/IP
3 29 (50.88%) Windows
3 29 (50.88%) Linux
3 29 (50.88%) DevOps
4 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
5 23 (40.35%) HTTP
5 23 (40.35%) Configuration Management
5 23 (40.35%) Puppet
6 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (35.09%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
8 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
9 17 (29.82%) FTP
9 17 (29.82%) SSL
10 16 (28.07%) Java
10 16 (28.07%) IPsec
10 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (26.32%) ITIL
11 15 (26.32%) Cisco
12 13 (22.81%) Bash Shell
12 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
13 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
14 11 (19.30%) VMware
14 11 (19.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (17.54%) Ansible

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 (10.53%) nginx
2 5 (8.77%) IBM Notes
2 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 2 (3.51%) Jetty
5 2 (3.51%) Mongrel
5 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (19.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (17.54%) Office 365
5 8 (14.04%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (12.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (7.02%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (7.02%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (7.02%) Serverless
9 2 (3.51%) Google App Engine
9 2 (3.51%) IaaS
9 2 (3.51%) PaaS
9 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (75.44%) DHCP
2 30 (52.63%) TCP/IP
3 23 (40.35%) HTTP
4 17 (29.82%) FTP
4 17 (29.82%) SSL
5 16 (28.07%) IPsec
6 9 (15.79%) Firewall
7 8 (14.04%) LAN
7 8 (14.04%) WAN
8 6 (10.53%) NetScaler
8 6 (10.53%) VPN
9 5 (8.77%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (8.77%) MPLS
9 5 (8.77%) Network Security
9 5 (8.77%) Skype
10 4 (7.02%) Internet
10 4 (7.02%) IP Telephony
10 4 (7.02%) PBX
10 4 (7.02%) VLAN
10 4 (7.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
1 8 (14.04%) RDBMS
1 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.28%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.28%) MySQL
3 4 (7.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.51%) DB2
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.79%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (12.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 4 (7.02%) Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) J2EE
2 2 (3.51%) Servlets
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.75%) Handset
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.88%) Linux
1 29 (50.88%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.02%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) HPUX
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 2 (3.51%) Unix
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) DevOps
2 23 (40.35%) Configuration Management
3 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 15 (26.32%) ITIL
5 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (15.79%) Open Source
8 9 (15.79%) Service Management
9 8 (14.04%) Microservices
10 7 (12.28%) Anomaly Detection
10 7 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (12.28%) OO
10 7 (12.28%) OOP
10 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (10.53%) Network Design
11 6 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
11 6 (10.53%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) Bash Shell
3 8 (14.04%) Python
4 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.53%) Ruby
6 5 (8.77%) VB
6 5 (8.77%) VBScript
7 3 (5.26%) SQL
8 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.04%) CCNA
3 5 (8.77%) CCNP
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 5 (8.77%) MCSE
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) CISSP
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.26%) ISEB
5 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.26%) MCP
6 2 (3.51%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.51%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.51%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) MCITP
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.79%) vSphere
4 7 (12.28%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (10.53%) Docker
6 4 (7.02%) ProxySG
7 3 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.26%) XenApp
8 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.51%) NFS
8 2 (3.51%) Xen
9 1 (1.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (40.35%) Puppet
2 20 (35.09%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (17.54%) Ansible
4 9 (15.79%) Terraform
5 7 (12.28%) Salt
6 5 (8.77%) Kubernetes
7 2 (3.51%) Grafana
7 2 (3.51%) Nagios
7 2 (3.51%) Packer
7 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.51%) vRealize
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Cisco
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.30%) VMware
4 9 (15.79%) Google
5 8 (14.04%) Citrix
6 7 (12.28%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.77%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.77%) Juniper
7 5 (8.77%) Lotus
8 4 (7.02%) F5
8 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.26%) HP
9 3 (5.26%) Progress
9 3 (5.26%) Sony
10 2 (3.51%) Brocade
10 2 (3.51%) Dell
10 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.51%) IBM
10 2 (3.51%) Oracle
10 2 (3.51%) Sun