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 June 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.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 71 68
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3  
Contract jobs citing DNS 37 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.69% 1.64% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.07% 10.91% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 18
Median daily rate £381 £388 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +38.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £267 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +6.06% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -35.39% +25.55%  

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 194 275 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.09% 15.00% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 147 108
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -34.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £35.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Stockport - 3 - - 1
Salford - 1 £413 - 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 47 (62.67%) Windows
2 40 (53.33%) DHCP
3 38 (50.67%) Active Directory
4 34 (45.33%) Microsoft
5 32 (42.67%) Windows Server
6 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
8 21 (28.00%) VMware
8 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
10 18 (24.00%) LAN
10 18 (24.00%) ITIL
10 18 (24.00%) Linux
11 17 (22.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (22.67%) Data Centre
12 16 (21.33%) Office 365
12 16 (21.33%) WAN
13 15 (20.00%) VPN
14 12 (16.00%) Cisco
15 10 (13.33%) SSL
15 10 (13.33%) Firewall
15 10 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (13.33%) VLAN
16 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (12.00%) Service Management
16 9 (12.00%) IIS
16 9 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
16 9 (12.00%) DevOps
17 8 (10.67%) Jenkins

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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 17 (22.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.00%) IIS
4 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.67%) Apache
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.33%) Jetty
6 4 (5.33%) Mongrel
6 4 (5.33%) nginx
6 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.67%) JBoss
7 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.33%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Office 365
2 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (5.33%) Google App Engine
4 4 (5.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.33%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Route 53
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (53.33%) DHCP
2 24 (32.00%) TCP/IP
3 18 (24.00%) LAN
4 16 (21.33%) WAN
5 15 (20.00%) VPN
6 10 (13.33%) Firewall
6 10 (13.33%) SSL
6 10 (13.33%) VLAN
7 8 (10.67%) VoIP
8 7 (9.33%) LDAP
9 6 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (8.00%) FTP
10 5 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (6.67%) HTTP
10 5 (6.67%) MPLS
11 4 (5.33%) BGP
11 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
11 4 (5.33%) IGRP
11 4 (5.33%) NetScreen
11 4 (5.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.33%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.33%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.33%) Hudson
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Law
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.33%) Analyst
2 7 (9.33%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
3 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (6.67%) Consultant
4 5 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Administrator
5 4 (5.33%) Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Server Support
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server Support
6 3 (4.00%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) .NET
1 5 (6.67%) Memcached
2 4 (5.33%) J2EE
2 4 (5.33%) Servlets
3 2 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.67%) Node.js
3 2 (2.67%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) FFmpeg
4 1 (1.33%) GStreamer
4 1 (1.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.33%) HTML5
4 1 (1.33%) JSON
4 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.33%) RESTful
4 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.67%) NHS
6 2 (2.67%) Replication
6 2 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.33%) Clustering
7 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) iPhone
7 1 (1.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (62.67%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Windows Server
3 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (24.00%) Linux
6 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.33%) CentOS
9 4 (5.33%) Unix
9 4 (5.33%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.33%) AIX
11 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) ITIL
2 9 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (12.00%) DevOps
2 9 (12.00%) Service Management
3 8 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.67%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (9.33%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.33%) Password Management
5 6 (8.00%) ITSM
5 6 (8.00%) Migration
6 5 (6.67%) High Availability
7 4 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.33%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.33%) Open Source
7 4 (5.33%) Project Management
7 4 (5.33%) Security Hardening
8 3 (4.00%) Application Performance Management
8 3 (4.00%) Change Management
8 3 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) Java
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.00%) PHP
4 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.67%) Perl
5 3 (4.00%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) CCNA
1 8 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) CCNP
2 7 (9.33%) MCP
3 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) ISEB
4 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.67%) CISSP
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.67%) Degree
5 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.67%) SANS
5 2 (2.67%) SSCP
6 1 (1.33%) MCITP
6 1 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (50.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) iptables
3 5 (6.67%) Postfix
3 5 (6.67%) Squid
3 5 (6.67%) Varnish
4 4 (5.33%) Xen
5 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.33%) Firmware
6 1 (1.33%) NFS
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Puppet
2 6 (8.00%) Nagios
3 4 (5.33%) BladeLogic
3 4 (5.33%) SCCM
4 2 (2.67%) QRadar
5 1 (1.33%) Ansible
5 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) yum
Vendors
1 34 (45.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) VMware
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco
4 6 (8.00%) Apple
4 6 (8.00%) HP
5 5 (6.67%) Google
5 5 (6.67%) Intel
5 5 (6.67%) IronPort
5 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.67%) RightFax
6 4 (5.33%) AppDynamics
6 4 (5.33%) F5
6 4 (5.33%) IBM
6 4 (5.33%) Juniper
7 3 (4.00%) RightScale
7 3 (4.00%) Synology
7 3 (4.00%) Veeam
8 2 (2.67%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.67%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.67%) Splunk
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