Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 76 79
Rank change year-on-year -19 +3 +36
Contract jobs citing DNS 47 78 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.72% 2.60% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.09% 16.53% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 38
Manchester median daily rate £325 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% -16.25% +39.13%
10th Percentile £101 £212 £229
90th Percentile £488 £572 £510
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £370
% change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £16.13 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +40.22% +15.00%
10th Percentile £15.83 £14.38 £9.83
90th Percentile £17.48 £36.25 £15.68
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -7.89% +8.57%

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 359 472 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.13% 15.71% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 288 282
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £148 £213 £240
90th Percentile £630 £572 £524
North West median daily rate £375 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -6.48% +0.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 15 27
Manchester median hourly rate £18.04 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.39% +3.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.43 £11.63 £9.90
90th Percentile £35.10 £40.00 £41.50
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -4.29% -1.52% -6.47%

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 21 February 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
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 21 February 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 +15 8 £456 -16.86% 8
Altrincham - 2 £269 - 1
Stockport -1 1 - - 4
Rochdale - 1 - - 2
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
3 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
4 23 (48.94%) DHCP
5 17 (36.17%) VMware
6 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
6 15 (31.91%) Citrix
7 13 (27.66%) Cisco
8 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (23.40%) Office 365
9 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (21.28%) SCCM
10 10 (21.28%) ITIL
11 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
11 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (17.02%) VLAN
12 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (17.02%) Linux
12 8 (17.02%) Skype
12 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
13 7 (14.89%) Windows 10
13 7 (14.89%) Apple
13 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
13 7 (14.89%) Firewall
13 7 (14.89%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (14.89%) Skype for Business
14 6 (12.77%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS

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 (14.89%) Skype for Business
2 5 (10.64%) Apache
2 5 (10.64%) IIS
3 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
6 1 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.13%) JBoss
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Office 365
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.38%) GitHub
4 3 (6.38%) Serverless
5 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (48.94%) DHCP
2 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.02%) Skype
3 8 (17.02%) VLAN
4 7 (14.89%) Firewall
5 6 (12.77%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) HTTP
6 5 (10.64%) MPLS
6 5 (10.64%) VoIP
6 5 (10.64%) WAN
7 4 (8.51%) VPN
8 3 (6.38%) Network Security
8 3 (6.38%) SMS
9 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
9 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (4.26%) FTP
9 2 (4.26%) ISDN
9 2 (4.26%) Junos
9 2 (4.26%) SAN
9 2 (4.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.13%) Billing
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
1 1 (2.13%) Law
1 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Analyst
1 9 (19.15%) Technical Support
2 7 (14.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (12.77%) Server Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 4 (8.51%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support
5 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Support Specialist
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Customer Support
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Node.js
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.13%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.77%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (17.02%) Linux
5 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (14.89%) Windows 10
7 5 (10.64%) SUSE
7 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
8 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.26%) Solaris
9 2 (4.26%) Unix
9 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.13%) AIX
10 1 (2.13%) CentOS
10 1 (2.13%) Fedora
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.77%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity
5 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.64%) Email Filtering
5 5 (10.64%) Identity Management
5 5 (10.64%) Migration
5 5 (10.64%) Network Management
5 5 (10.64%) Service Management
5 5 (10.64%) Task Automation
6 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.51%) ITSM
6 4 (8.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (8.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (6.38%) Network Design
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) Go
5 1 (2.13%) Jython
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) DBS Check
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.51%) MCITP
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.38%) MCSA
4 2 (4.26%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.13%) MCTS
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.89%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.26%) ProxySG
5 2 (4.26%) XenApp
5 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) WSUS
3 5 (10.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (10.64%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (8.51%) Nagios
5 2 (4.26%) BladeLogic
5 2 (4.26%) SCOM
6 1 (2.13%) Cacti
6 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.13%) OpenNMS
6 1 (2.13%) Puppet
6 1 (2.13%) RANCID
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) VMware
2 15 (31.91%) Citrix
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
3 13 (27.66%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Apple
5 6 (12.77%) IronPort
6 5 (10.64%) Clearswift
6 5 (10.64%) Lumension
6 5 (10.64%) McAfee
6 5 (10.64%) Micro Focus
6 5 (10.64%) MobileIron
6 5 (10.64%) NetApp
7 4 (8.51%) HP
7 4 (8.51%) Ivanti
8 3 (6.38%) Google
8 3 (6.38%) Juniper
9 2 (4.26%) AppDynamics
9 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.26%) Red Hat