Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 75 85
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 72 83 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.45% 2.34% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.85% 14.43% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 39
Manchester median daily rate £310 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.82% -1.79% -
10th Percentile £101 £179 £234
90th Percentile £450 £560 £513
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £28.63 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.48% +148.91% +15.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.38 £9.83
90th Percentile £168.75 £44.63 £19.70
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £19.63 £17.33
% change year-on-year -15.92% +13.24% -22.98%

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 382 575 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.00% 16.21% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 331 264
Manchester median daily rate £385 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £208 £205
90th Percentile £538 £545 £513
North West median daily rate £386 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -4.92% +8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £15.75 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.35% +15.05% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.05 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -12.10%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Stockport +9 7 - - 3
Salford +6 5 £400 -26.94% 2
Altrincham - 3 £275 -
Rochdale - 1 - - 4
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 50 (69.44%) Active Directory
3 46 (63.89%) DHCP
4 41 (56.94%) Windows Server
5 30 (41.67%) ITIL
6 27 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 23 (31.94%) Cisco
8 22 (30.56%) VMware
9 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (23.61%) Office 365
10 17 (23.61%) VLAN
10 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (20.83%) SCCM
11 15 (20.83%) Citrix
12 14 (19.44%) MS Exchange
12 14 (19.44%) Firewall
13 13 (18.06%) VPN
13 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
14 12 (16.67%) LAN
14 12 (16.67%) WAN
14 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (16.67%) MPLS
14 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (15.28%) Apple
15 11 (15.28%) VoIP
15 11 (15.28%) Windows 10
16 10 (13.89%) Skype
16 10 (13.89%) Service Management

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 14 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (9.72%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.56%) Apache
3 4 (5.56%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) JBoss
5 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.39%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Office 365
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (63.89%) DHCP
2 27 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 17 (23.61%) VLAN
4 14 (19.44%) Firewall
5 13 (18.06%) VPN
6 12 (16.67%) LAN
6 12 (16.67%) MPLS
6 12 (16.67%) WAN
7 11 (15.28%) VoIP
8 10 (13.89%) Skype
9 8 (11.11%) Junos
9 8 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (9.72%) Network Security
11 5 (6.94%) ISDN
11 5 (6.94%) SSL
12 4 (5.56%) IP Telephony
12 4 (5.56%) NAS
13 3 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (4.17%) FTP
13 3 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) Subversion
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.78%) Back Office
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Law
2 2 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (12.50%) IT Support
3 9 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (9.72%) Server Support
6 6 (8.33%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Server Support
8 4 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
8 4 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
8 4 (5.56%) Developer
8 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) .NET
1 3 (4.17%) CSS
1 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.39%) J2EE
3 1 (1.39%) JSON
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.17%) Replication
5 3 (4.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.78%) iPhone
7 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 41 (56.94%) Windows Server
3 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.28%) Windows 10
6 10 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 8 (11.11%) Linux
7 8 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
8 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
9 6 (8.33%) SUSE
10 3 (4.17%) Unix
11 2 (2.78%) AIX
11 2 (2.78%) Android
11 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.78%) Solaris
12 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.67%) ITIL
2 10 (13.89%) Service Management
3 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.72%) Network Management
4 7 (9.72%) SIEM
5 6 (8.33%) ITSM
5 6 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (8.33%) Network Design
5 6 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (6.94%) Business Continuity
6 5 (6.94%) Change Management
6 5 (6.94%) Email Filtering
6 5 (6.94%) Identity Management
6 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.94%) Task Automation
7 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.17%) Perl
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) PHP
4 2 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) Jython
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.33%) CCNA
2 6 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.33%) MCSE
3 5 (6.94%) DBS Check
3 5 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (6.94%) MCSA
3 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) MCITP
4 4 (5.56%) MCP
5 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.78%) CISSP
6 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) CCNP
7 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.39%) ISEB
7 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.33%) ProxySG
4 6 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.78%) XenApp
7 1 (1.39%) Firmware
7 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.39%) NFS
7 1 (1.39%) vSphere
7 1 (1.39%) Xen
7 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) WSUS
3 6 (8.33%) Nagios
4 5 (6.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (6.94%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (4.17%) Puppet
5 3 (4.17%) SCOM
6 2 (2.78%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.78%) Cacti
6 2 (2.78%) OpenNMS
6 2 (2.78%) RANCID
7 1 (1.39%) Ansible
7 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.39%) yum
Vendors
1 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.94%) Cisco
3 22 (30.56%) VMware
4 15 (20.83%) Citrix
5 11 (15.28%) Apple
6 9 (12.50%) Juniper
7 7 (9.72%) CheckPoint
8 6 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 6 (8.33%) IronPort
8 6 (8.33%) Palo Alto
9 5 (6.94%) Clearswift
9 5 (6.94%) HP
9 5 (6.94%) Lumension
9 5 (6.94%) McAfee
9 5 (6.94%) Micro Focus
9 5 (6.94%) MobileIron
9 5 (6.94%) NetApp
9 5 (6.94%) Veeam
10 4 (5.56%) Remedy
10 4 (5.56%) Synology