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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 24 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.23% 0.53% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.67% 5.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
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£279 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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
45 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.85% 10.53% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 7
Average daily rate £283 £388 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.09% +61.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 6 £283 - 1
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) DHCP
3 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
5 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
6 10 (52.63%) VMware
6 10 (52.63%) Clustering
7 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
7 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
9 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
10 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (31.58%) ITIL
10 6 (31.58%) IIS
11 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
11 5 (26.32%) HP
11 5 (26.32%) Dell
11 5 (26.32%) DMZ
11 5 (26.32%) Firmware
11 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
11 5 (26.32%) SCCM
11 5 (26.32%) SCVMM
11 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
11 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (26.32%) High Availability
11 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (26.32%) DFS Replication
12 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
12 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (31.58%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) DHCP
2 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) DMZ
4 4 (21.05%) LAN
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
6 2 (10.53%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) FTP
6 2 (10.53%) HTTP
6 2 (10.53%) SMTP
7 1 (5.26%) VoIP
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
7 1 (5.26%) OSPF
7 1 (5.26%) BGP
7 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.26%) VLAN
7 1 (5.26%) Wireless
7 1 (5.26%) IPsec
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Wintel Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Wintel Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (26.32%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
3 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
4 5 (26.32%) Firmware
4 5 (26.32%) DFS Replication
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
1 5 (26.32%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) Dell
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) AppSense