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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 73 73 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -50
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 13 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.92% 1.07% 7.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 9.85% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 45
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £135 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
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
215 132 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.84% 10.85% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 89 101
Average daily rate £311 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £21.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £21.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 27 (67.50%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (55.00%) Linux
4 20 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (47.50%) Apache
5 19 (47.50%) DHCP
6 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
7 17 (42.50%) IIS
8 16 (40.00%) Java
8 16 (40.00%) Windows
9 15 (37.50%) Tomcat
9 15 (37.50%) .NET
10 13 (32.50%) SSL
10 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
10 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
10 13 (32.50%) IPsec
10 13 (32.50%) nginx
10 13 (32.50%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (30.00%) Google
11 12 (30.00%) WebSphere
11 12 (30.00%) Xen
11 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (30.00%) Jetty
11 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
11 12 (30.00%) Google App Engine
11 12 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (30.00%) FTP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (47.50%) Apache
2 17 (42.50%) IIS
3 15 (37.50%) Tomcat
4 13 (32.50%) nginx
5 12 (30.00%) WebSphere
5 12 (30.00%) Jetty
6 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
8 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (30.00%) Google App Engine
2 12 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.50%) Route 53
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) DHCP
2 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (32.50%) SSL
3 13 (32.50%) IPsec
4 12 (30.00%) FTP
4 12 (30.00%) HTTP
5 6 (15.00%) SAN
5 6 (15.00%) LDAP
6 5 (12.50%) Internet
6 5 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (7.50%) DMZ
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (5.00%) ATM
8 2 (5.00%) BGP
8 2 (5.00%) OSPF
8 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.50%) VRRP
9 1 (2.50%) MPLS
9 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) Redis
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Games
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (10.00%) Administrator
1 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (10.00%) Technical Leader
1 4 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
1 4 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (7.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 3 (7.50%) Analyst
2 3 (7.50%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (7.50%) Solaris Administrator
2 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Web Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Architect
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (30.00%) J2EE
2 12 (30.00%) Servlets
3 2 (5.00%) WebCenter
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Open Source
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.50%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) Windows
3 10 (25.00%) UNIX
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (12.50%) Solaris
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.00%) HPUX
10 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
2 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) ITIL
4 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.00%) Service Management
6 5 (12.50%) DevOps
7 4 (10.00%) Change Management
8 3 (7.50%) Project Management
8 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.50%) Perl
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
5 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
6 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) MCITP
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) CCSA
5 1 (2.50%) CCSE
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) CCDA
5 1 (2.50%) CCDP
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CCEA
5 1 (2.50%) CISSP
5 1 (2.50%) VCP5
5 1 (2.50%) VCAP
5 1 (2.50%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 20 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (30.00%) Xen
4 4 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) UAG
5 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.50%) vCloud
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Puppet
2 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.50%) SCCM
4 4 (10.00%) SCOM
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) Google
4 8 (20.00%) Oracle
5 7 (17.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco
7 5 (12.50%) HP
8 3 (7.50%) NetApp
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Brocade
9 1 (2.50%) AppSense
9 1 (2.50%) Wyse
9 1 (2.50%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.50%) Veritas
9 1 (2.50%) Dell
9 1 (2.50%) EMC
9 1 (2.50%) Percona