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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 32 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.93% 0.82% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.19% 8.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
64 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.02% 10.29% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 16
Average daily rate £375 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £125.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.00% +525.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 4 £275 - 2
Bootle - 4 - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) VMware
3 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
4 21 (70.00%) DHCP
5 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 16 (53.33%) Firewall
7 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (46.67%) ITIL
8 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (40.00%) Citrix
10 12 (40.00%) MCP
10 12 (40.00%) IIS
11 11 (36.67%) WAN
11 11 (36.67%) VMware ESX
12 10 (33.33%) Clustering
12 10 (33.33%) LAN
13 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
13 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (23.33%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (23.33%) FTP
14 7 (23.33%) HTTP
14 7 (23.33%) Cisco
14 7 (23.33%) MS Office
14 7 (23.33%) SQL
14 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
14 7 (23.33%) Citrix Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (40.00%) IIS
2 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Jetty
5 1 (3.33%) nginx
5 1 (3.33%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) DHCP
2 16 (53.33%) Firewall
3 11 (36.67%) WAN
4 10 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (23.33%) FTP
5 7 (23.33%) HTTP
6 6 (20.00%) SMTP
6 6 (20.00%) VPN
6 6 (20.00%) SSL
7 5 (16.67%) SAN
7 5 (16.67%) Wireless
7 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (13.33%) VLAN
8 4 (13.33%) IPsec
9 3 (10.00%) VoIP
9 3 (10.00%) OSPF
9 3 (10.00%) BGP
9 3 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 3 (10.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Hudson
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Consultant
1 6 (20.00%) Administrator
1 6 (20.00%) Desktop Administrator
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) Servlets
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Clustering
2 6 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Network Management
7 2 (6.67%) High Availability
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Change Management
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.33%) Build Automation
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Open Source
8 1 (3.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (40.00%) MCP
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.33%) CCEE
5 1 (3.33%) CCEA
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) PMP
5 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (36.67%) VMware ESX
4 7 (23.33%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
6 4 (13.33%) vSphere
7 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.33%) XenApp
8 1 (3.33%) Xen
8 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) VMware
2 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) Citrix
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) Acronis
5 3 (10.00%) Veritas
5 3 (10.00%) Symantec
5 3 (10.00%) Sophos
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
6 2 (6.67%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (3.33%) HP