Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 71 88
Rank change year-on-year -18 +17 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 70 73 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.24% 2.57% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.89% 18.11% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 46
Manchester median daily rate £363 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -13.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £240 £112 £191
90th Percentile £598 £478 £565
North West median daily rate £369 £358 £400
% change year-on-year +3.15% -10.63% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 4
Manchester median hourly rate £28.72 £16.00 £28.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.47% -44.10% +172.62%
10th Percentile £16.65 £12.53 £14.38
90th Percentile £32.00 £168.75 £44.63
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year +13.43% +13.56% -14.89%

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 470 403 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.06% 14.22% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 233 320
Manchester median daily rate £384 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% -0.06% +14.36%
10th Percentile £184 £142 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 30
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -1.59% +8.62%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.63 £41.00 £40.38
North West median hourly rate £18.62 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.38% - -5.44%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +7 12 £178 -55.63% 3
Stockport +2 1 - - 2
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 49 (70.00%) DHCP
2 42 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 42 (60.00%) Windows
3 34 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 31 (44.29%) Cisco
5 30 (42.86%) VMware
6 27 (38.57%) ITIL
7 26 (37.14%) Windows Server
8 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
9 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (28.57%) Office 365
11 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
11 19 (27.14%) Migration
12 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (24.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 16 (22.86%) Firewall
13 16 (22.86%) Citrix
13 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
13 16 (22.86%) LAN
14 15 (21.43%) WAN
15 13 (18.57%) Linux
15 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (18.57%) Skype for Business
15 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (17.14%) Skype
16 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (15.71%) SSL
17 11 (15.71%) MCSE
17 11 (15.71%) Data Centre

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 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.57%) Skype for Business
3 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.29%) Apache
4 3 (4.29%) nginx
5 2 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.86%) IIS
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (28.57%) Office 365
3 10 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (12.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.86%) IaaS
9 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.43%) G Suite
9 1 (1.43%) PaaS
9 1 (1.43%) Route 53
9 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (70.00%) DHCP
2 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
3 16 (22.86%) Firewall
3 16 (22.86%) LAN
4 15 (21.43%) WAN
5 12 (17.14%) Skype
6 11 (15.71%) SSL
7 9 (12.86%) SAN
7 9 (12.86%) VPN
8 8 (11.43%) HTTP
8 8 (11.43%) VLAN
9 7 (10.00%) MPLS
9 7 (10.00%) Network Security
9 7 (10.00%) VoIP
10 6 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (8.57%) ISDN
10 6 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (7.14%) FTP
11 5 (7.14%) IPsec
11 5 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) DB2
1 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.43%) Big Data
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.86%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.43%) GitLab
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Maven
3 1 (1.43%) RStudio
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
3 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Architect
3 6 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (4.29%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.71%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (2.86%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.86%) Middleware
3 2 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.86%) SAML
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.43%) OAuth
4 1 (1.43%) Sensu
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.43%) Blackberry
4 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.71%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.86%) PKI
7 2 (2.86%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.43%) Handset
8 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.00%) Windows
2 26 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.57%) Linux
3 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.71%) Unix
5 4 (5.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.86%) AIX
7 2 (2.86%) Solaris
7 2 (2.86%) SUSE
8 1 (1.43%) CentOS
8 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) ITIL
2 19 (27.14%) Migration
3 17 (24.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (14.29%) Informatics
6 8 (11.43%) Load Balancing
7 7 (10.00%) Change Control
7 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.00%) DevOps
7 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.00%) Service Management
8 6 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (7.14%) Network Design
9 5 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.71%) Change Management
10 4 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (5.71%) ITSM
10 4 (5.71%) Patch Management
10 4 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
11 3 (4.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.43%) VB
2 8 (11.43%) VBScript
3 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.14%) Java
4 5 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (4.29%) Python
6 2 (2.86%) Jython
6 2 (2.86%) Perl
6 2 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (15.71%) MCSE
4 10 (14.29%) Degree
5 9 (12.86%) CCNP
6 8 (11.43%) MCSA
7 6 (8.57%) CCNA
7 6 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (5.71%) ISEB
9 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (4.29%) CCIE
11 2 (2.86%) CCDP
11 2 (2.86%) HP APS
12 1 (1.43%) CEH
12 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.43%) MCITP
12 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.00%) vSphere
4 6 (8.57%) XenApp
4 6 (8.57%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.86%) Docker
7 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.86%) Xen
8 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) SCCM
2 6 (8.57%) Puppet
3 4 (5.71%) Ansible
3 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.29%) Kibana
4 3 (4.29%) logstash
4 3 (4.29%) Salt
4 3 (4.29%) SCOM
4 3 (4.29%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (4.29%) Terraform
5 2 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.86%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.86%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (2.86%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.43%) MaaS360
6 1 (1.43%) Nagios
6 1 (1.43%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 34 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 31 (44.29%) Cisco
3 30 (42.86%) VMware
4 16 (22.86%) Citrix
5 10 (14.29%) Google
6 6 (8.57%) HP
6 6 (8.57%) IronPort
7 4 (5.71%) F5
7 4 (5.71%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.29%) Clearswift
8 3 (4.29%) IBM
8 3 (4.29%) Juniper
8 3 (4.29%) McAfee
8 3 (4.29%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (4.29%) Polycom
9 2 (2.86%) BMC
9 2 (2.86%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.86%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.86%) NetApp