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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 81 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs citing DNS 27 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.63% 1.58% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.69% 12.31% 24.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 20
Average daily rate
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£311 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £430 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
231 130 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.91% 12.86% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 72 78
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 31 (59.62%) DHCP
3 28 (53.85%) VMware
4 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 24 (46.15%) Windows
5 23 (44.23%) TCP/IP
5 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (40.38%) IIS
7 20 (38.46%) Linux
8 17 (32.69%) Java
8 17 (32.69%) .NET
8 17 (32.69%) Configuration Management
8 17 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (30.77%) Jenkins
9 16 (30.77%) Cisco
10 15 (28.85%) FTP
10 15 (28.85%) HTTP
10 15 (28.85%) Apache
10 15 (28.85%) IPsec
10 15 (28.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (28.85%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (28.85%) Google App Engine
10 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (28.85%) Google
10 15 (28.85%) Xen
10 15 (28.85%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (26.92%) nginx
11 14 (26.92%) Jetty
11 14 (26.92%) WebSphere

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (40.38%) IIS
2 15 (28.85%) Apache
3 14 (26.92%) Tomcat
3 14 (26.92%) WebSphere
3 14 (26.92%) Jetty
3 14 (26.92%) nginx
4 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
5 5 (9.62%) Lync
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Cloud Computing
1 15 (28.85%) Amazon EC2
1 15 (28.85%) Google App Engine
1 15 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (28.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (59.62%) DHCP
2 23 (44.23%) TCP/IP
3 15 (28.85%) FTP
3 15 (28.85%) HTTP
3 15 (28.85%) IPsec
4 13 (25.00%) SSL
5 10 (19.23%) Firewall
6 6 (11.54%) SAN
7 4 (7.69%) VPN
8 3 (5.77%) DMZ
8 3 (5.77%) Internet
8 3 (5.77%) Wireless
9 2 (3.85%) SMTP
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.85%) WAN
9 2 (3.85%) LAN
9 2 (3.85%) VoIP
10 1 (1.92%) WLAN
10 1 (1.92%) PBX
10 1 (1.92%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Network Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Architect
5 2 (3.85%) Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Web Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) .NET
2 14 (26.92%) J2EE
2 14 (26.92%) Servlets
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Clustering
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) DTV
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) Statistics
6 1 (1.92%) Life Science
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Linux
3 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Configuration Management
1 17 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) ITIL
4 10 (19.23%) Open Source
5 9 (17.31%) DevOps
6 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.62%) Change Management
9 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (5.77%) CRM
10 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (5.77%) Server Hardening
11 2 (3.85%) Server Building
11 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (3.85%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) Java
2 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.77%) PHP
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby
4 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) C
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) CCNA
2 3 (5.77%) MCITP
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) CCNP
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.92%) CCIE
4 1 (1.92%) CCSP
4 1 (1.92%) NCDA
4 1 (1.92%) CCEE
4 1 (1.92%) CCIA
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.92%) CCDP
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.92%) CCEA
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (28.85%) Xen
4 7 (13.46%) vSphere
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.85%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.85%) UAG
6 2 (3.85%) vCloud
7 1 (1.92%) XenApp
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Puppet
2 10 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (15.38%) SCCM
4 4 (7.69%) SCOM
5 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Ansible
6 2 (3.85%) Salt
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 28 (53.85%) VMware
3 16 (30.77%) Cisco
4 15 (28.85%) Google
5 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.77%) NetApp
6 3 (5.77%) Citrix
6 3 (5.77%) Brocade
6 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.77%) F5
7 2 (3.85%) Juniper
7 2 (3.85%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle
7 2 (3.85%) SAP
7 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) Wyse
8 1 (1.92%) Veritas
8 1 (1.92%) AppSense
8 1 (1.92%) Sun