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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.62% 2.24% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 15.91% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
41 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.73% 14.06% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 11
Average daily rate £420 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 11 February 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
(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 2 £400 +6.66% 3
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (37.50%) Puppet
5 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (25.00%) IVR
6 2 (25.00%) VLAN
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (25.00%) SNMP
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Sun

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Jetty
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) nginx
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) FTP
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Hudson
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) AWS Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Server Building
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCEA
2 1 (12.50%) CCEE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Google
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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