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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 24 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.29% 0.52% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 6.25% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£325 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.26% +4.68%
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
54 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.43% 8.33% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Average daily rate £325 £300 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.18 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.16% +26.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 -1 8 £325 - 6
Birkenhead - - - -
DNS
North West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) DHCP
3 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
4 17 (62.96%) Hyper-V
5 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (55.56%) Clustering
6 15 (55.56%) VMware
7 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
7 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (37.04%) SCCM
9 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (33.33%) ITIL
9 9 (33.33%) VMware ESX
10 8 (29.63%) SAN
10 8 (29.63%) IIS
10 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (25.93%) DFS Replication
11 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (22.22%) Migration
12 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
12 6 (22.22%) DMZ
12 6 (22.22%) Firmware
12 6 (22.22%) Windows 2000
12 6 (22.22%) LAN
12 6 (22.22%) WAN
12 6 (22.22%) HP
12 6 (22.22%) Dell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 8 (29.63%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) DHCP
2 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
3 8 (29.63%) SAN
4 6 (22.22%) DMZ
4 6 (22.22%) LAN
4 6 (22.22%) WAN
5 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 3 (11.11%) SMTP
6 3 (11.11%) FTP
6 3 (11.11%) HTTP
6 3 (11.11%) SSL
7 1 (3.70%) VPN
7 1 (3.70%) VoIP
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless
7 1 (3.70%) IPsec
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.70%) HSRP
7 1 (3.70%) GLBP
7 1 (3.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Wintel Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Project Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (22.22%) Windows 2000
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (22.22%) High Availability
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) MCP
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.70%) VCP4
5 1 (3.70%) PMP
5 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 17 (62.96%) Hyper-V
3 9 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (25.93%) DFS Replication
6 6 (22.22%) Firmware
7 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
2 6 (22.22%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) HP
3 6 (22.22%) Dell
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) EMC
6 2 (7.41%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) AppSense
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
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