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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 62 54 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.59% 2.88% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.31% 21.85% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
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
130 119 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.88% 13.19% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 84
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 15 (57.69%) DHCP
2 14 (53.85%) Linux
3 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (34.62%) Web Services
4 9 (34.62%) SSL
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 8 (30.77%) Python
5 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (26.92%) PHP
7 6 (23.08%) C++
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
8 5 (19.23%) Internet
8 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (19.23%) nginx
8 5 (19.23%) Network Design
8 5 (19.23%) DevOps
9 4 (15.38%) Firewall
9 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
9 4 (15.38%) JNCIP
9 4 (15.38%) JNCIE
9 4 (15.38%) VPLS
9 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) SSH

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
1 5 (19.23%) nginx
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
3 3 (11.54%) Jetty
4 2 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (7.69%) Node.js
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 2 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (11.54%) Google App Engine
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
4 1 (3.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) DHCP
2 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 9 (34.62%) SSL
4 5 (19.23%) Internet
5 4 (15.38%) MPLS
5 4 (15.38%) OSPF
5 4 (15.38%) BGP
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 4 (15.38%) SSH
5 4 (15.38%) VPLS
5 4 (15.38%) SAN
5 4 (15.38%) VPN
5 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 3 (11.54%) FTP
6 3 (11.54%) HTTP
6 3 (11.54%) IPsec
7 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) SimpleDB
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Redis
2 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Software Engineer
1 8 (30.77%) Cloud Software Engineer
1 8 (30.77%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) IP Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Head of Operations
5 1 (3.85%) Head of Development
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) J2EE
2 3 (11.54%) Servlets
3 1 (3.85%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 2 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) UNIX
4 3 (11.54%) Solaris
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) CentOS
5 2 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 5 (19.23%) Network Design
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Python
2 7 (26.92%) PHP
3 6 (23.08%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) JNCIP
1 4 (15.38%) JNCIE
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) MCSA
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (11.54%) Xen
4 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
1 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) HAProxy
2 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.69%) WSUS
2 2 (7.69%) Salt
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Juniper
3 4 (15.38%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) NetApp
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.54%) Google
5 2 (7.69%) BMC
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) Remedy
5 2 (7.69%) Dell
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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