The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 71 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.94% 3.66% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.46% 20.44% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 34
Average daily rate £343 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.85% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 137 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.08% 17.91% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 75 64
Average daily rate £325 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £151 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +162.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £115.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 30 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 29 (52.73%) C++
2 29 (52.73%) Degree
3 27 (49.09%) PHP
4 26 (47.27%) Linux
4 26 (47.27%) Python
4 26 (47.27%) Internet
4 26 (47.27%) Ruby
4 26 (47.27%) Bash Shell
5 25 (45.45%) Node.js
5 25 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (45.45%) Load Balancing
5 25 (45.45%) Software Engineering
5 25 (45.45%) Client/Server
5 25 (45.45%) SSL
5 25 (45.45%) Web Services
6 16 (29.09%) Windows
6 16 (29.09%) Cisco
6 16 (29.09%) Firewall
7 14 (25.45%) NetApp
8 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
9 12 (21.82%) Solaris
10 11 (20.00%) DHCP
10 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
12 9 (16.36%) Blue Coat
13 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (14.55%) Sendmail
13 8 (14.55%) Shell Script

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (45.45%) Node.js
2 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) Apache
6 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 26 (47.27%) Internet
3 25 (45.45%) SSL
4 16 (29.09%) Firewall
5 11 (20.00%) DHCP
6 6 (10.91%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (7.27%) NetScreen
8 3 (5.45%) Wireless
8 3 (5.45%) LAN
8 3 (5.45%) WAN
9 2 (3.64%) VPN
9 2 (3.64%) SNMP
9 2 (3.64%) IPv4
9 2 (3.64%) IPv6
9 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (3.64%) Multicast
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.82%) VLAN
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (12.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) Python Developer
3 12 (21.82%) Software Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) IT Support
8 2 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (45.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (45.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Linux
2 16 (29.09%) Windows
3 12 (21.82%) Solaris
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) UNIX
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Load Balancing
1 25 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 4 (7.27%) Project Management
2 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
2 4 (7.27%) ITIL
3 3 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.64%) Validation
4 2 (3.64%) Network Management
4 2 (3.64%) Project Planning
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
5 1 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.82%) TDD
5 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.82%) ERP
5 1 (1.82%) Migration
5 1 (1.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) C++
2 27 (49.09%) PHP
3 26 (47.27%) Python
3 26 (47.27%) Ruby
3 26 (47.27%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.55%) Shell Script
4 8 (14.55%) Perl
5 6 (10.91%) C
6 5 (9.09%) SQL
7 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.64%) VB
9 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Degree
2 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.64%) CCIE
5 2 (3.64%) MCSE
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
5 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) Sendmail
3 5 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 4 (7.27%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.45%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.82%) XenApp
7 1 (1.82%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) SCOrch
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) WSUS
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Cisco
2 14 (25.45%) NetApp
3 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 9 (16.36%) Blue Coat
5 7 (12.73%) Sun
5 7 (12.73%) VMware
6 6 (10.91%) McAfee
6 6 (10.91%) Juniper
6 6 (10.91%) Oracle
7 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.27%) Citrix
8 1 (1.82%) Nokia
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat