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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 26 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.87% 3.70% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 22.39% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £413 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +23.00%
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
61 67 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.86% 16.54% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 11
Median daily rate £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £163 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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
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 25 August 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 +1 5 £425 +17.24% 2
Bootle -2 1 £350 -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) DHCP
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (47.37%) Linux
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (42.11%) Firewall
7 7 (36.84%) VMware
8 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
8 6 (31.58%) Internet
8 6 (31.58%) ITIL
8 6 (31.58%) Apache
8 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
9 5 (26.32%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) Java
9 5 (26.32%) PHP
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (26.32%) HP
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (21.05%) MCTS
10 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 4 (21.05%) LAMP
10 4 (21.05%) Security Management
10 4 (21.05%) Project Management
10 4 (21.05%) MPLS

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 6 (31.58%) Apache
1 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
2 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) JBoss
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) SAS
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DHCP
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) Internet
4 5 (26.32%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) SNMP
5 4 (21.05%) SSL
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) BGP
6 2 (10.53%) DSL
6 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
6 2 (10.53%) FTP
6 2 (10.53%) HTTP
6 2 (10.53%) SSH
6 2 (10.53%) TACACS
6 2 (10.53%) Telnet
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Hosting Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
1 4 (21.05%) JSP
1 4 (21.05%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PMI
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) IVR
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Statistics
4 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (47.37%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.79%) Unix
8 2 (10.53%) CentOS
8 2 (10.53%) Solaris
8 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Security Management
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.53%) SIEM
4 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
1 5 (26.32%) PHP
2 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) MCITP
2 4 (21.05%) MCTS
2 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
2 4 (21.05%) RHCE
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (21.05%) UAG
4 2 (10.53%) iptables
4 2 (10.53%) NFS
4 2 (10.53%) Samba
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (10.53%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.26%) Firmware
5 1 (5.26%) vCloud
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) SCVMM
3 2 (10.53%) vMotion
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Brocade
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Dell
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) NETGEAR
7 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
7 2 (10.53%) Sun
8 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
8 1 (5.26%) NetApp
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle