Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 68 77
Rank change year-on-year -54 +9 +25
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.25% 2.44% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 17.43% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 47 41
Manchester median daily rate £350 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -13.75% +49.53%
10th Percentile £181 £218 £225
90th Percentile £524 £560 £488
North West median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Manchester median hourly rate £21.75 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.32% -11.43% +11.11%
10th Percentile £16.18 £14.40 £13.90
90th Percentile £29.93 £18.15 £21.90
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -55.71% +112.12%

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 402 373 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.20% 13.99% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 225 281
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £180 £263 £225
90th Percentile £623 £570 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year - -3.38% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 20 18
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £13.00 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.69% -19.50% -15.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.95 £11.28
90th Percentile £36.88 £18.90 £47.65
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% -26.19% +15.83%

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 May 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 May 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 +1 8 £463 -7.50% 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 25 (65.79%) DHCP
2 22 (57.89%) Cisco
3 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
4 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (50.00%) Windows
5 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
6 16 (42.11%) ITIL
7 13 (34.21%) Office 365
8 12 (31.58%) Skype for Business
9 11 (28.95%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (26.32%) Skype
10 10 (26.32%) Linux
10 10 (26.32%) Citrix
10 10 (26.32%) Firewall
10 10 (26.32%) VMware
11 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
11 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (21.05%) IronPort
12 8 (21.05%) HTTP
12 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
12 8 (21.05%) Blackberry
13 6 (15.79%) WAN
13 6 (15.79%) LAN
13 6 (15.79%) Java
13 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
13 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
14 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
14 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (13.16%) DevOps

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 12 (31.58%) Skype for Business
2 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon Alexa
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) Office 365
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (7.89%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (7.89%) GitHub
4 3 (7.89%) Serverless
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.63%) G Suite
6 1 (2.63%) PaaS
6 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (65.79%) DHCP
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) Skype
3 8 (21.05%) HTTP
3 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.79%) LAN
4 6 (15.79%) WAN
5 5 (13.16%) MPLS
5 5 (13.16%) VLAN
6 4 (10.53%) Network Security
6 4 (10.53%) SAN
6 4 (10.53%) SMTP
6 4 (10.53%) VPN
7 3 (7.89%) BGP
7 3 (7.89%) OSPF
7 3 (7.89%) SMS
7 3 (7.89%) SNMP
7 3 (7.89%) SSL
7 3 (7.89%) VoIP
8 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) DB2
1 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Code
3 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Billing
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) AWS Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) AWS Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.26%) Customer Service Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Customer Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Customer Support
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Node.js
2 2 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.63%) OAuth
3 1 (2.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.63%) PKI
6 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 10 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.53%) SUSE
5 4 (10.53%) Unix
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.26%) AIX
7 2 (5.26%) Solaris
7 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.63%) CentOS
8 1 (2.63%) Fedora
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) ITIL
2 11 (28.95%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (13.16%) Change Management
3 5 (13.16%) DevOps
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.16%) Service Management
4 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.53%) Email Filtering
4 4 (10.53%) Identity Management
4 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Privileged Access Management
4 4 (10.53%) Task Automation
5 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.89%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Java
1 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) VB
2 5 (13.16%) VBScript
3 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.89%) Perl
3 3 (7.89%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Jython
4 2 (5.26%) PHP
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) CCNP
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) CCIE
3 2 (5.26%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) CCDP
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) CISM
4 1 (2.63%) CISSP
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) XenApp
3 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
4 4 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (10.53%) vSphere
5 2 (5.26%) Docker
6 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
1 4 (10.53%) WSUS
2 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
3 2 (5.26%) Kibana
3 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.26%) logstash
3 2 (5.26%) MaaS360
3 2 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.63%) Cacti
4 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.63%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.63%) RANCID
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Cisco
2 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) Citrix
3 10 (26.32%) VMware
4 8 (21.05%) IronPort
5 5 (13.16%) Clearswift
6 4 (10.53%) Google
6 4 (10.53%) IBM
6 4 (10.53%) Micro Focus
6 4 (10.53%) NetApp
7 3 (7.89%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) Apple
8 2 (5.26%) McAfee
8 2 (5.26%) MobileIron
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) Polycom
9 1 (2.63%) Ivanti
9 1 (2.63%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.63%) Lumension
9 1 (2.63%) Veeam