The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Liverpool 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 19 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.96% 0.66% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.77% 14.29% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £225 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 9.63% 4.64% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Average daily rate £220 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
DNS
Merseyside

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 17 April 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 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (20.00%) Document Management
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) SCOM
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Avaya
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Intranet
5 1 (20.00%) Extranet
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) Extranet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Document Management
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco