Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 71 79
Rank change year-on-year -30 +8 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 58 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.77% 2.30% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.62% 17.32% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 48
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £193 £160 £200
90th Percentile £538 £544 £479
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
Manchester median hourly rate £28.50 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.87% -52.31% +78.08%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.53 £20.25
90th Percentile £32.00 £168.75 £42.75
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.29% -22.50% +16.52%

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 426 381 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.01% 13.28% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 201 304
Manchester median daily rate £391 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +1.27% +21.54%
10th Percentile £181 £160 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 23
Manchester median hourly rate £18.79 £14.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.86% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.08 £11.23
90th Percentile £44.00 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -7.18%

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 17 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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 9 £188 -53.13% 2
Stockport +1 1 - - 2
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 46 (79.31%) DHCP
2 38 (65.52%) Windows
3 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
4 29 (50.00%) Cisco
4 29 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
6 26 (44.83%) ITIL
7 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
7 20 (34.48%) VMware
8 19 (32.76%) Citrix
9 18 (31.03%) Office 365
10 17 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
11 15 (25.86%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (24.14%) LAN
12 14 (24.14%) WAN
12 14 (24.14%) Firewall
12 14 (24.14%) Skype for Business
13 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
13 13 (22.41%) Linux
14 12 (20.69%) Skype
15 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (15.52%) HTTP
16 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
16 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
17 8 (13.79%) Service Management
17 8 (13.79%) SSL

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 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.14%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.45%) nginx
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon Alexa
5 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Office 365
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.72%) G Suite
6 1 (1.72%) GitHub
6 1 (1.72%) IaaS
6 1 (1.72%) PaaS
6 1 (1.72%) SaaS
6 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (79.31%) DHCP
2 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
3 14 (24.14%) Firewall
3 14 (24.14%) LAN
3 14 (24.14%) WAN
4 12 (20.69%) Skype
5 9 (15.52%) HTTP
6 8 (13.79%) Network Security
6 8 (13.79%) SAN
6 8 (13.79%) SSL
6 8 (13.79%) VLAN
7 7 (12.07%) MPLS
7 7 (12.07%) VoIP
8 5 (8.62%) IP Telephony
8 5 (8.62%) VPN
9 4 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (6.90%) ISDN
9 4 (6.90%) PBX
9 4 (6.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) DB2
1 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.45%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.72%) RStudio
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
3 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Billing
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (8.62%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Customer Service Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Customer Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Customer Support
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (3.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.45%) SAML
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
3 1 (1.72%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
3 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.90%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (65.52%) Windows
2 29 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.41%) Linux
4 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.62%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.90%) Unix
7 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.17%) SUSE
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.45%) AIX
9 2 (3.45%) Solaris
9 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) ITIL
2 15 (25.86%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (15.52%) Service Delivery
5 8 (13.79%) Service Management
6 7 (12.07%) Change Management
6 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (12.07%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.07%) Migration
7 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.34%) DevOps
7 6 (10.34%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (8.62%) Network Design
8 5 (8.62%) Privileged Access Management
9 4 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.90%) Informatics
9 4 (6.90%) ITSM
9 4 (6.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.79%) VB
2 8 (13.79%) VBScript
3 5 (8.62%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.62%) Java
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) Jython
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) Python
4 2 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.07%) CCNP
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.62%) Degree
4 5 (8.62%) MCSE
5 4 (6.90%) CCNA
5 4 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (6.90%) ISEB
5 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) CCIE
6 3 (5.17%) DBS Check
6 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.45%) MCSA
7 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.72%) CCDP
8 1 (1.72%) CISM
8 1 (1.72%) CISSP
8 1 (1.72%) MCP
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) vSphere
3 7 (12.07%) XenApp
3 7 (12.07%) XenDesktop
4 5 (8.62%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.45%) Docker
6 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.45%) Xen
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) Puppet
3 4 (6.90%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (5.17%) Ansible
4 3 (5.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.17%) Salt
4 3 (5.17%) SCOM
4 3 (5.17%) Terraform
4 3 (5.17%) WSUS
5 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.45%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.45%) Kibana
5 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.45%) logstash
5 2 (3.45%) MaaS360
5 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Cisco
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 20 (34.48%) VMware
4 19 (32.76%) Citrix
5 8 (13.79%) IronPort
6 5 (8.62%) Google
7 4 (6.90%) Clearswift
7 4 (6.90%) HP
7 4 (6.90%) IBM
8 3 (5.17%) Apple
8 3 (5.17%) McAfee
8 3 (5.17%) Micro Focus
8 3 (5.17%) NetApp
8 3 (5.17%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (5.17%) Polycom
9 2 (3.45%) Cloudera
9 2 (3.45%) F5
9 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.45%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.45%) Veeam