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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 27 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.24% 0.84% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 10.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£350 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -8.57%
DNS
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
33 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.80% 8.40% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Average daily rate £375 £310 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +37.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Clustering
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) DFS Replication
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (20.00%) FTP
6 2 (20.00%) HTTP
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Dell
6 2 (20.00%) EMC
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) WAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) DMZ
3 2 (20.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) SMTP
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) DFS Replication
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (20.00%) Firmware
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) EMC
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
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