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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 28 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.33% 0.56% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.07% 7.14% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£363 - £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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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
41 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 13.67% 7.91% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 10
Average daily rate £375 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) VMware
3 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 14 (60.87%) DHCP
5 13 (56.52%) ITIL
5 13 (56.52%) MCP
5 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (56.52%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (52.17%) Firewall
7 11 (47.83%) LAN
7 11 (47.83%) WAN
8 10 (43.48%) Citrix
8 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco
10 7 (30.43%) MS Office
10 7 (30.43%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (30.43%) Thin Client
10 7 (30.43%) Terminal Services
10 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
10 7 (30.43%) Fat Client
10 7 (30.43%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (30.43%) Clustering
11 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
11 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
11 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
11 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) DHCP
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) LAN
3 11 (47.83%) WAN
4 6 (26.09%) SMTP
4 6 (26.09%) FTP
4 6 (26.09%) HTTP
4 6 (26.09%) VPN
4 6 (26.09%) SSL
4 6 (26.09%) SAN
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (17.39%) HSRP
5 4 (17.39%) GLBP
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) EIGRP
5 4 (17.39%) Wireless
5 4 (17.39%) IPsec
5 4 (17.39%) VLAN
5 4 (17.39%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Administrator
1 7 (30.43%) Desktop Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Thin Client
1 7 (30.43%) Clustering
1 7 (30.43%) Fat Client
2 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
3 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Network Management
3 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (56.52%) ITIL Certification
1 13 (56.52%) MCP
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
1 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Terminal Services
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (26.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) VMware
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Citrix
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) McAfee
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) F5