The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 27 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.98% 1.10% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 11.76% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.49%
DNS
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.92% 9.34% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 6
Average daily rate £375 £220 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -51.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £200 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £51.67 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 12 £363 - 1
Wirral - 1 - -
Bootle - 1 - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) DHCP
2 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 25 (73.53%) VMware
3 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 16 (47.06%) WAN
4 15 (44.12%) LAN
5 14 (41.18%) ITIL
5 14 (41.18%) Firewall
6 13 (38.24%) MCP
6 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (38.24%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (35.29%) IIS
7 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (35.29%) VMware ESX
7 12 (35.29%) Clustering
8 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
8 11 (32.35%) Citrix
8 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (29.41%) SAN
9 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
10 9 (26.47%) Cisco
11 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
11 8 (23.53%) MS Office
11 8 (23.53%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (23.53%) Migration
12 7 (20.59%) Fat Client
12 7 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (20.59%) SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (35.29%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (73.53%) DHCP
2 16 (47.06%) WAN
3 15 (44.12%) LAN
4 14 (41.18%) Firewall
5 10 (29.41%) SAN
6 6 (17.65%) SMTP
6 6 (17.65%) FTP
6 6 (17.65%) HTTP
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 6 (17.65%) SSL
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (14.71%) Wireless
8 4 (11.76%) IPsec
8 4 (11.76%) OSPF
8 4 (11.76%) BGP
8 4 (11.76%) EIGRP
8 4 (11.76%) VoIP
8 4 (11.76%) HSRP
8 4 (11.76%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Administrator
1 7 (20.59%) Desktop Administrator
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Project Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Clustering
2 7 (20.59%) Fat Client
2 7 (20.59%) Thin Client
3 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.76%) Replication
5 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Migration
3 7 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (17.65%) Patch Management
4 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.71%) Server Building
6 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.76%) Network Architecture
6 4 (11.76%) Network Management
7 3 (8.82%) ERP
8 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.94%) Security Patching
9 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.94%) Project Management
9 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.94%) High Availability
9 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (38.24%) ITIL Certification
1 13 (38.24%) MCP
2 7 (20.59%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) PMP
6 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (35.29%) VMware ESX
4 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
5 8 (23.53%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (20.59%) Terminal Services
7 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (5.88%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.94%) vSphere
9 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) VMware
2 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Juniper
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) McAfee
6 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) Sophos
7 1 (2.94%) Acronis
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) Veritas
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Dell