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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 25 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.49% 1.83% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.27% 13.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +8.25%
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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
41 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.36% 13.24% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 7
Average daily rate £283 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) DHCP
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
5 10 (66.67%) Clustering
5 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
6 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (33.33%) DFS Replication
8 5 (33.33%) High Availability
8 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (33.33%) SCCM
8 5 (33.33%) SCVMM
8 5 (33.33%) ITIL
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 2000
8 5 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (33.33%) Dell
8 5 (33.33%) Firmware
8 5 (33.33%) DMZ
8 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (33.33%) VMware
8 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) IIS
10 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (20.00%) SAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) DHCP
2 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) DMZ
4 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) SMTP
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) SSL
5 2 (13.33%) FTP
5 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Wintel Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 2000
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (33.33%) High Availability
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (33.33%) DFS Replication
3 5 (33.33%) Firmware
3 5 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
1 5 (33.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Dell
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) AppSense
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
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