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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 70 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.05% 2.97% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 26.36% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 1
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£450 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -7.24%
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
151 110 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.25% 11.27% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 72 44
Average daily rate £339 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -88.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 22 (57.89%) Linux
2 18 (47.37%) UNIX
3 15 (39.47%) TCP/IP
3 15 (39.47%) VMware
4 14 (36.84%) DHCP
5 13 (34.21%) Windows
5 13 (34.21%) Apache
5 13 (34.21%) Oracle
6 12 (31.58%) SSL
6 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
7 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 10 (26.32%) HP
7 10 (26.32%) LDAP
7 10 (26.32%) Service Management
8 9 (23.68%) Client/Server
8 9 (23.68%) Solaris
8 9 (23.68%) PHP
9 8 (21.05%) C++
9 8 (21.05%) Web Services
9 8 (21.05%) SAN
9 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
9 8 (21.05%) Internet
9 8 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (21.05%) Python
9 8 (21.05%) Ruby
9 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (21.05%) Bash Shell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 13 (34.21%) Apache
2 7 (18.42%) Node.js
3 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (10.53%) nginx
5 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
6 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 2 (5.26%) IIS
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.63%) Lync
7 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.63%) Jetty
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
3 4 (10.53%) Route 53
4 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) TCP/IP
2 14 (36.84%) DHCP
3 12 (31.58%) SSL
4 10 (26.32%) LDAP
5 8 (21.05%) SAN
5 8 (21.05%) Internet
6 6 (15.79%) VPN
7 5 (13.16%) Firewall
7 5 (13.16%) FTP
8 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 4 (10.53%) SMTP
8 4 (10.53%) iSCSI
8 4 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (7.89%) RTSP
9 3 (7.89%) IPsec
9 3 (7.89%) OSPF
9 3 (7.89%) BGP
9 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
10 2 (5.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database 12c
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 6 (15.79%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.89%) Redis
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.63%) SimpleDB
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MSI
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (21.05%) Administrator
1 8 (21.05%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 8 (21.05%) UNIX Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) IT Support
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) WebCenter
4 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) PDA
3 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Open Source
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.63%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Linux
2 18 (47.37%) UNIX
3 13 (34.21%) Windows
4 9 (23.68%) Solaris
5 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.89%) HPUX
7 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Load Balancing
2 10 (26.32%) Service Management
3 8 (21.05%) DevOps
4 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
4 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
5 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Change Management
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.89%) Network Design
8 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.89%) Kanban
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.89%) Software Deployment
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) PHP
2 8 (21.05%) Python
2 8 (21.05%) C++
2 8 (21.05%) Ruby
2 8 (21.05%) Bash Shell
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) SQL
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) VBScript
7 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) VCAP
2 2 (5.26%) VCP5
2 2 (5.26%) MCSE
2 2 (5.26%) MCSA
2 2 (5.26%) CCNP
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) CCDA
2 2 (5.26%) CCDP
2 2 (5.26%) CISSP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CCSA
2 2 (5.26%) CCSE
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
5 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.63%) Xen
6 1 (2.63%) UAG
6 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Puppet
3 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.89%) HAProxy
5 2 (5.26%) Salt
6 1 (2.63%) SCCM
6 1 (2.63%) SCOM
6 1 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) VMware
2 13 (34.21%) Oracle
3 10 (26.32%) HP
4 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) Percona
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy
8 1 (2.63%) Google
8 1 (2.63%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) EMC
8 1 (2.63%) IBM
8 1 (2.63%) Sun