The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 32 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.98% 1.12% 4.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.17% 7.27% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £548 £438 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.14% +59.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
58 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.89% 15.45% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 22
Median daily rate £350 £430 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £165 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Median hourly rate £19.85 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.77% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £12.40 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.15 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 1 £350 -22.22% 2
Southport - 1 £548 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for DNS.

1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
4 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) Linux
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (44.44%) Unix
6 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 4 (44.44%) LAN
6 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
6 4 (44.44%) WAN
7 3 (33.33%) MPLS
7 3 (33.33%) Citrix
7 3 (33.33%) VoIP
7 3 (33.33%) Java
7 3 (33.33%) Solaris
7 3 (33.33%) XenApp
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (22.22%) Travis CI
8 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (22.22%) Mongrel

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) Jetty
1 2 (22.22%) Mongrel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) nginx
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (22.22%) Google App Engine
1 2 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) MPLS
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
5 2 (22.22%) DSL
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
5 2 (22.22%) SNMP
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (22.22%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) J2EE
1 2 (22.22%) Servlets
2 1 (11.11%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) IVR
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Software Licensing
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SANS
2 1 (11.11%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (22.22%) Xen
4 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (11.11%) vCloud
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) vMotion
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) QRadar
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) Google
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) NETGEAR
4 2 (22.22%) SonicWALL
4 2 (22.22%) Sun
5 1 (11.11%) Apple
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) LANDesk
5 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
5 1 (11.11%) Splunk