Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 103 80
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 70 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.50% 1.81% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.72% 13.18% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 35
Manchester median daily rate £438 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% +1.79% -9.68%
10th Percentile £240 £223 £158
90th Percentile £600 £613 £544
North West median daily rate £419 £375 £391
% change year-on-year +11.67% -4.15% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Manchester median hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +83.87% -63.53%
10th Percentile £21.25 £14.25 £12.05
90th Percentile £23.75 £32.00 £168.75
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +32.35% +9.68% -27.06%

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 355 440 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.67% 13.75% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 267 216
Manchester median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £177 £184 £162
90th Percentile £591 £563 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 46 39
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £19.40 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +38.54% -18.84%
10th Percentile £11.59 £12.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £23.75 £43.88 £41.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.15
% change year-on-year - +15.51% -5.31%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +6 4 £350 +86.67% 4
Oldham - 3 - - 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 53 (75.71%) DHCP
2 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
3 37 (52.86%) Windows
4 28 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 26 (37.14%) DevOps
6 25 (35.71%) ITIL
7 24 (34.29%) Linux
8 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
9 21 (30.00%) SSL
9 21 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (28.57%) Cisco
11 19 (27.14%) Azure
11 19 (27.14%) AWS
12 18 (25.71%) VMware
12 18 (25.71%) Windows Server
13 17 (24.29%) HTTP
13 17 (24.29%) LAN
13 17 (24.29%) Puppet
13 17 (24.29%) Jenkins
14 16 (22.86%) Configuration Management
15 15 (21.43%) Firewall
15 15 (21.43%) Java
15 15 (21.43%) VPN
15 15 (21.43%) WAN
16 14 (20.00%) Office 365
16 14 (20.00%) Public Sector
17 13 (18.57%) Opscode Chef
17 13 (18.57%) Open Source
17 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (18.57%) Citrix

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 7 (10.00%) IIS
1 7 (10.00%) nginx
1 7 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.29%) Apache
4 3 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.29%) Jetty
4 3 (4.29%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.14%) AWS
1 19 (27.14%) Azure
2 14 (20.00%) Office 365
3 7 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (7.14%) GCP
4 5 (7.14%) SaaS
5 4 (5.71%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (5.71%) IaaS
5 4 (5.71%) PaaS
5 4 (5.71%) Serverless
6 3 (4.29%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (75.71%) DHCP
2 28 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 21 (30.00%) SSL
4 17 (24.29%) HTTP
4 17 (24.29%) LAN
5 15 (21.43%) Firewall
5 15 (21.43%) VPN
5 15 (21.43%) WAN
6 12 (17.14%) FTP
7 11 (15.71%) IPsec
8 8 (11.43%) Network Security
8 8 (11.43%) VLAN
9 7 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (10.00%) MPLS
9 7 (10.00%) Skype
9 7 (10.00%) VoIP
10 6 (8.57%) NetScaler
11 5 (7.14%) IP Telephony
11 5 (7.14%) ISDN
11 5 (7.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
1 8 (11.43%) RDBMS
1 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.00%) MySQL
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Jenkins
2 10 (14.29%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.14%) Legal
4 4 (5.71%) Law
5 3 (4.29%) Finance
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
1 15 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) Web Services
2 4 (5.71%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) J2EE
3 3 (4.29%) Servlets
4 1 (1.43%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.57%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.71%) PKI
3 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) NHS
4 2 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.43%) Handset
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 24 (34.29%) Linux
3 18 (25.71%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.43%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Unix
8 1 (1.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) DevOps
2 25 (35.71%) ITIL
3 21 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (22.86%) Configuration Management
5 13 (18.57%) Open Source
6 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (14.29%) Service Management
8 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (11.43%) Microservices
9 8 (11.43%) Network Design
10 7 (10.00%) Migration
10 7 (10.00%) OO
10 7 (10.00%) OOP
10 7 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
11 6 (8.57%) Target Operating Model
11 6 (8.57%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) Java
2 8 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.57%) Python
4 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.14%) VB
4 5 (7.14%) VBScript
5 4 (5.71%) Ruby
6 2 (2.86%) SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.57%) CCNA
2 6 (8.57%) CCNP
3 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) CISSP
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
4 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.86%) ISEB
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.86%) JNCIA
5 2 (2.86%) JNCIP
5 2 (2.86%) JNCIS
5 2 (2.86%) MCP
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (11.43%) vSphere
4 7 (10.00%) Docker
5 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.71%) BitLocker
6 4 (5.71%) ProxySG
6 4 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (4.29%) Xen
7 3 (4.29%) XenApp
8 2 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.86%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (1.43%) Kamailio
9 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (24.29%) Puppet
2 13 (18.57%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.57%) Kubernetes
3 6 (8.57%) SCCM
4 3 (4.29%) Ansible
4 3 (4.29%) WSUS
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.86%) Terraform
6 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.43%) Packer
6 1 (1.43%) Salt
6 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.57%) Cisco
3 18 (25.71%) VMware
4 13 (18.57%) Citrix
5 7 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.14%) F5
6 5 (7.14%) Juniper
6 5 (7.14%) Lotus
7 4 (5.71%) Google
7 4 (5.71%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.29%) Progress
8 3 (4.29%) SonicWALL
8 3 (4.29%) Sony
9 2 (2.86%) CA
9 2 (2.86%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) HP
9 2 (2.86%) McAfee
9 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.86%) Veeam