The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 77 72 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -46
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 11 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.49% 1.00% 6.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.80% 8.09% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £283 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -21.25%
DNS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
213 136 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.76% 12.31% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 85 100
Average daily rate £350 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Leeds region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Leeds region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) VMware
3 21 (65.63%) DHCP
3 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (59.38%) IIS
5 16 (50.00%) Windows
6 15 (46.88%) .NET
6 15 (46.88%) TCP/IP
6 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
7 14 (43.75%) Apache
7 14 (43.75%) Linux
8 13 (40.63%) Tomcat
8 13 (40.63%) Java
9 12 (37.50%) J2EE
9 12 (37.50%) Servlets
9 12 (37.50%) FTP
9 12 (37.50%) HTTP
9 12 (37.50%) SSL
9 12 (37.50%) Configuration Management
9 12 (37.50%) IPsec
9 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (37.50%) Google
9 12 (37.50%) WebSphere
9 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (37.50%) Jetty
9 12 (37.50%) Xen
9 12 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (37.50%) Google App Engine
9 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (59.38%) IIS
2 14 (43.75%) Apache
3 13 (40.63%) Tomcat
4 12 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 12 (37.50%) Jetty
4 12 (37.50%) nginx
5 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (37.50%) Google App Engine
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (37.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) DHCP
2 15 (46.88%) TCP/IP
3 12 (37.50%) SSL
3 12 (37.50%) FTP
3 12 (37.50%) HTTP
3 12 (37.50%) IPsec
4 5 (15.63%) SAN
5 4 (12.50%) Internet
6 3 (9.38%) DMZ
6 3 (9.38%) Firewall
7 2 (6.25%) SMTP
8 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.13%) VPN
8 1 (3.13%) LDAP
8 1 (3.13%) VoIP
8 1 (3.13%) POP3
8 1 (3.13%) OSPF
8 1 (3.13%) BGP
8 1 (3.13%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 2 (6.25%) Web Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (6.25%) Architect
2 2 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Analyst
3 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
3 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (3.13%) Administrator
3 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) J2EE
2 12 (37.50%) Servlets
3 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) DTV
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.13%) Symmetrix
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) IBM XIV
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 2 (6.25%) UNIX
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Configuration Management
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Open Source
5 4 (12.50%) DevOps
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (9.38%) Server Hardening
7 2 (6.25%) Server Building
7 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) MCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) MCITP
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) NCDA
3 1 (3.13%) CCEE
3 1 (3.13%) CCIA
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCEA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
3 12 (37.50%) Xen
4 5 (15.63%) vSphere
5 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.25%) UAG
6 2 (6.25%) vCloud
6 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.25%) ISA Server
6 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.13%) XenApp
7 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Puppet
2 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (15.63%) SCCM
4 4 (12.50%) SCOM
5 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) VMware
3 12 (37.50%) Google
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Brocade
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) NetApp
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Sun
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) Wyse
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense