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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 57 34 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Contract jobs citing DNS 32 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.62% 4.25% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.02% 42.42% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £268 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.68 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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 99 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.44% 10.01% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 59 53
Average daily rate £338 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 28 (57.14%) Linux
2 22 (44.90%) DHCP
3 21 (42.86%) UNIX
4 20 (40.82%) TCP/IP
5 18 (36.73%) VMware
6 15 (30.61%) SSL
6 15 (30.61%) Windows
7 13 (26.53%) Oracle
7 13 (26.53%) Apache
8 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
8 12 (24.49%) Load Balancing
8 12 (24.49%) DevOps
9 11 (22.45%) Solaris
10 10 (20.41%) Python
10 10 (20.41%) Client/Server
10 10 (20.41%) Web Services
10 10 (20.41%) C++
10 10 (20.41%) PHP
10 10 (20.41%) HP
10 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
10 10 (20.41%) Ruby
10 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
10 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
10 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (20.41%) Bash Shell
11 9 (18.37%) Node.js
11 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
11 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (26.53%) Apache
2 9 (18.37%) Node.js
3 8 (16.33%) Tomcat
3 8 (16.33%) nginx
4 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
5 3 (6.12%) Jetty
5 3 (6.12%) IIS
5 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
6 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.04%) Lync
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.33%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (10.20%) Amazon S3
3 5 (10.20%) Route 53
4 3 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (6.12%) Google App Engine
4 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) DHCP
2 20 (40.82%) TCP/IP
3 15 (30.61%) SSL
4 9 (18.37%) SAN
4 9 (18.37%) LDAP
5 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
5 8 (16.33%) Internet
5 8 (16.33%) Firewall
6 7 (14.29%) FTP
7 6 (12.24%) MPLS
7 6 (12.24%) OSPF
7 6 (12.24%) BGP
7 6 (12.24%) VPN
7 6 (12.24%) VPLS
8 5 (10.20%) IPsec
9 4 (8.16%) iSCSI
9 4 (8.16%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (8.16%) SMTP
10 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (6.12%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) MySQL
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.16%) Redis
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) SimpleDB
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MSI
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Software Engineer
1 8 (16.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Administrator
2 7 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 7 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
3 6 (12.24%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Architect
5 4 (8.16%) UNIX Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) IP Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) J2EE
2 3 (6.12%) Servlets
2 3 (6.12%) Middleware
3 2 (4.08%) WebCenter
4 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.04%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.16%) PDA
2 4 (8.16%) User Experience
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Linux
2 21 (42.86%) UNIX
3 15 (30.61%) Windows
4 11 (22.45%) Solaris
5 10 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.12%) AIX
6 3 (6.12%) HPUX
7 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Load Balancing
1 12 (24.49%) DevOps
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
2 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
2 9 (18.37%) Service Management
3 8 (16.33%) ITIL
3 8 (16.33%) Network Design
4 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 7 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.16%) Kanban
6 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.16%) TDD
6 4 (8.16%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
7 3 (6.12%) Software Deployment
7 3 (6.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) C++
1 10 (20.41%) PHP
1 10 (20.41%) Python
1 10 (20.41%) Ruby
1 10 (20.41%) Bash Shell
2 8 (16.33%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) Perl
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (8.16%) JNCIP
2 4 (8.16%) JNCIE
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) MCSE
2 4 (8.16%) MCSA
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) CCSA
3 2 (4.08%) CCSE
3 2 (4.08%) CCNP
3 2 (4.08%) CCNA
3 2 (4.08%) CCDA
3 2 (4.08%) CCDP
3 2 (4.08%) CISSP
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.08%) VCAP
3 2 (4.08%) VCP5
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.12%) vSphere
4 3 (6.12%) Xen
5 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.04%) UAG
6 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (12.24%) Puppet
2 6 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.20%) HAProxy
4 4 (8.16%) Salt
5 1 (2.04%) SCCM
5 1 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) VMware
2 13 (26.53%) Oracle
3 10 (20.41%) HP
3 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.16%) IBM
5 4 (8.16%) Juniper
6 3 (6.12%) Google
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco
7 2 (4.08%) Percona
7 2 (4.08%) NetApp
7 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.04%) Remedy
8 1 (2.04%) Veritas
8 1 (2.04%) Sun