Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 74 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 55 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 0.66% 2.16% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 16.57% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 42 42
Median daily rate £271 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.31% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £254 £221 £252
90th Percentile £438 £699 £612
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £400
% change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.60% +27.92%
North West median hourly rate £57.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +238.24% -12.82% +25.81%

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 123 332 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.10% 13.02% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 229 279
Median daily rate £325 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £128 £159 £180
90th Percentile £496 £600 £538
North West median daily rate £363 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 32
Median hourly rate £16.23 £20.50 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.75% +3.94%
10th Percentile £14.26 £11.43 £12.87
90th Percentile £33.20 £33.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.30 £17.41
% change year-on-year +15.75% +16.61% +5.52%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in Manchester

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in Manchester.

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 15 January 2021. 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
Bolton +4 1 £263 +19.32%
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) Symantec
7 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) Legal
7 1 (12.50%) Network Security
7 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Azure
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) FTP
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) SMTP
4 1 (12.50%) SSH
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Senior Operations Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) Threat Detection
2 1 (12.50%) Threat Management
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) iManage
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam