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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 81 69 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -26
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.94% 1.32% 3.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.49% 9.74% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 33
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
187 154 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.58% 13.52% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 110 61
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 29 (50.88%) DHCP
2 28 (49.12%) TCP/IP
2 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
3 25 (43.86%) VMware
3 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
6 20 (35.09%) Windows
6 20 (35.09%) Linux
7 18 (31.58%) ITIL
8 15 (26.32%) VPN
8 15 (26.32%) HTTP
9 14 (24.56%) FTP
9 14 (24.56%) Java
9 14 (24.56%) VoIP
9 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
9 14 (24.56%) IPsec
9 14 (24.56%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (24.56%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
9 14 (24.56%) DevOps
10 13 (22.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (22.81%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (22.81%) Google App Engine
10 13 (22.81%) nginx
10 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (22.81%) Jetty
10 13 (22.81%) Google
10 13 (22.81%) Xen
10 13 (22.81%) WebSphere

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (22.81%) Apache
1 13 (22.81%) IIS
1 13 (22.81%) Jetty
1 13 (22.81%) nginx
1 13 (22.81%) Tomcat
1 13 (22.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.77%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.75%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (24.56%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (22.81%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (22.81%) Google App Engine
2 13 (22.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.26%) Office 365
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (50.88%) DHCP
2 28 (49.12%) TCP/IP
3 15 (26.32%) HTTP
3 15 (26.32%) VPN
4 14 (24.56%) FTP
4 14 (24.56%) IPsec
4 14 (24.56%) VoIP
5 12 (21.05%) SSL
6 8 (14.04%) Firewall
7 5 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (8.77%) Internet
7 5 (8.77%) LAN
7 5 (8.77%) WAN
8 4 (7.02%) Wireless
9 3 (5.26%) IPv4
9 3 (5.26%) Network Security
9 3 (5.26%) OSPF
9 3 (5.26%) SAN
9 3 (5.26%) VRRP
9 3 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.75%) HBase
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.75%) QlikView
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Log4j
3 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Electronics
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Business Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Procurement Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
6 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) WebOps Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Head of DevOps
7 2 (3.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (3.51%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
1 13 (22.81%) J2EE
1 13 (22.81%) Servlets
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (15.79%) CESG
3 5 (8.77%) NHS
4 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.02%) PKI
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) Replication
6 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.75%) Life Science
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Linux
1 20 (35.09%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) ITIL
3 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps
4 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
6 9 (15.79%) Web Operations
7 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.02%) Open Source
8 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (5.26%) Network Design
9 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.26%) TDD
9 3 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (3.51%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.51%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (3.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.77%) MCSE
3 4 (7.02%) CCNA
3 4 (7.02%) CCNP
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.26%) CCDP
4 3 (5.26%) CCIE
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) MCSA
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.75%) MCDST
6 1 (1.75%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
3 13 (22.81%) Xen
4 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.26%) vSphere
6 2 (3.51%) Firmware
6 2 (3.51%) NFS
6 2 (3.51%) vCloud
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) XenApp
6 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.75%) HDFS
7 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Puppet
2 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (3.51%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.75%) Ansible
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.75%) Salt
5 1 (1.75%) SCOM
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.86%) VMware
3 13 (22.81%) Google
4 12 (21.05%) Cisco
5 7 (12.28%) F5
6 6 (10.53%) Citrix
6 6 (10.53%) HP
6 6 (10.53%) Oracle
7 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
8 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.26%) Meraki
9 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.26%) SAP
10 2 (3.51%) Akamai
10 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.75%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.75%) M86 Security
11 1 (1.75%) Proofpoint
11 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.75%) SaltStack