Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 78 78
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 84 65 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.62% 2.23% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.32% 17.96% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 48
Manchester median daily rate £450 £323 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -6.18% -6.46%
10th Percentile £246 £101 £176
90th Percentile £613 £450 £563
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Manchester median hourly rate £22.32 £16.50 £28.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -42.36% +148.91%
10th Percentile £13.68 £13.00 £14.38
90th Percentile £32.00 £108.25 £44.63
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.15% -32.22% +29.83%

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 485 362 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.11% 12.41% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 226 312
Manchester median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £177 £115 £213
90th Percentile £538 £569 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 26
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £18.13 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% +25.93%
10th Percentile £13.29 £11.75 £12.67
90th Percentile £47.20 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +2.94%

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 13 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 December 2018. 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 16 £178 -55.63% 1
Stockport +1 1 - - 2
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 56 (66.67%) DHCP
2 45 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 43 (51.19%) Windows
3 43 (51.19%) VMware
4 42 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 33 (39.29%) TCP/IP
6 27 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (30.95%) ITIL
8 25 (29.76%) Cisco
8 25 (29.76%) Amazon AWS
8 25 (29.76%) Google
8 25 (29.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (27.38%) Migration
10 22 (26.19%) Linux
11 21 (25.00%) SSL
11 21 (25.00%) DevOps
12 20 (23.81%) LAN
12 20 (23.81%) Configuration Management
13 19 (22.62%) FTP
13 19 (22.62%) HTTP
13 19 (22.62%) PowerShell
13 19 (22.62%) Puppet
13 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (21.43%) Jenkins
14 18 (21.43%) Windows Server
14 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
14 18 (21.43%) Java
14 18 (21.43%) IPsec
15 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Certification

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 13 (15.48%) Apache
1 13 (15.48%) nginx
2 12 (14.29%) IIS
3 10 (11.90%) Jetty
3 10 (11.90%) Mongrel
3 10 (11.90%) Tomcat
3 10 (11.90%) WebSphere
4 9 (10.71%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.95%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Eikon
1 1 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (29.76%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (29.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 17 (20.24%) Office 365
4 15 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (13.10%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (11.90%) Google App Engine
7 6 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.57%) IaaS
9 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.38%) PaaS
10 1 (1.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.19%) Route 53
10 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (66.67%) DHCP
2 33 (39.29%) TCP/IP
3 21 (25.00%) SSL
4 20 (23.81%) LAN
5 19 (22.62%) FTP
5 19 (22.62%) HTTP
6 18 (21.43%) IPsec
7 17 (20.24%) WAN
8 14 (16.67%) Firewall
9 10 (11.90%) VPN
10 8 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (9.52%) Wireless
11 7 (8.33%) Network Security
11 7 (8.33%) SAN
12 6 (7.14%) BGP
12 6 (7.14%) OSPF
12 6 (7.14%) VLAN
12 6 (7.14%) VoIP
13 5 (5.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.19%) Big Data
2 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
2 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.10%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.19%) GitLab
3 1 (1.19%) JIRA
3 1 (1.19%) Maven
3 1 (1.19%) RStudio
3 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
4 1 (1.19%) Front Office
4 1 (1.19%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) Technical Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (5.95%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Network Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) Servlets
3 10 (11.90%) J2EE
4 7 (8.33%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.38%) WSGI
6 1 (1.19%) Sensu
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Management Information System
2 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.19%) Handset
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.19%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Linux
3 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) ITIL
2 23 (27.38%) Migration
3 21 (25.00%) DevOps
4 20 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (17.86%) Unit Testing
7 13 (15.48%) Change Control
8 12 (14.29%) Informatics
8 12 (14.29%) Open Source
9 11 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (9.52%) Load Balancing
11 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
12 6 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (7.14%) Network Design
13 5 (5.95%) Anomaly Detection
13 5 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (5.95%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (5.95%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) PowerShell
2 18 (21.43%) Java
3 8 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.95%) Python
5 4 (4.76%) VB
5 4 (4.76%) VBScript
6 3 (3.57%) SQL
7 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) MCSE
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (14.29%) Degree
3 12 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 12 (14.29%) MCSA
4 10 (11.90%) CCNP
4 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.95%) CCIE
6 5 (5.95%) CCNA
7 4 (4.76%) CCDP
8 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.57%) ISEB
8 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.38%) HP APS
10 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.19%) MCP
10 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) PMO
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.29%) Xen
4 5 (5.95%) vSphere
5 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.57%) XenApp
5 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.38%) Docker
6 2 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (22.62%) Puppet
2 11 (13.10%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (9.52%) Ansible
3 8 (9.52%) SCCM
4 7 (8.33%) Salt
5 5 (5.95%) Terraform
6 4 (4.76%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (2.38%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.38%) SCOM
8 1 (1.19%) Kibana
8 1 (1.19%) logstash
8 1 (1.19%) Nagios
8 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.19%) Rundeck
8 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 43 (51.19%) VMware
3 25 (29.76%) Cisco
3 25 (29.76%) Google
4 14 (16.67%) Citrix
5 6 (7.14%) F5
6 5 (5.95%) Aruba
6 5 (5.95%) Meraki
7 4 (4.76%) BMC
7 4 (4.76%) HP
7 4 (4.76%) Infoblox
7 4 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.38%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.38%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.38%) Juniper
9 2 (2.38%) Nokia
9 2 (2.38%) Polycom
9 2 (2.38%) Veeam