The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 22 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.43% 0.67% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 6.25% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£283 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.12% -3.43%
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Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.57% 10.74% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
Average daily rate £319 £388 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% +72.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £173 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £418 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.75 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.75% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Liverpool region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Liverpool region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Clustering
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) FTP
6 2 (28.57%) HTTP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) SSL
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) Dell
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
6 2 (28.57%) SMTP
6 2 (28.57%) Firmware
6 2 (28.57%) DMZ
6 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (28.57%) High Availability

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) FTP
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) DMZ
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) DFS Replication
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCVMM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) AppSense