The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.63% 3.89% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.70% 18.92% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £246 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
63 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.80% 20.56% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 23
Average daily rate £270 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £305 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
Tyne and Wear

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 20 (95.24%) Security Cleared
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) DHCP
3 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
4 14 (66.67%) SQL
5 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
6 11 (52.38%) CA
6 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (52.38%) Shell Script
6 11 (52.38%) Clustering
7 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
7 10 (47.62%) DV Cleared
8 7 (33.33%) Migration
8 7 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (28.57%) Change Control
10 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
11 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) UNIX
11 3 (14.29%) Firewall
11 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 3 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (14.29%) Linux
11 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
12 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
12 2 (9.52%) JBoss
12 2 (9.52%) MCSE
12 2 (9.52%) LDAP
12 2 (9.52%) Perl
12 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) LDAP
3 2 (9.52%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (9.52%) SSH
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Build Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Support
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) KVM
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) CA
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) JBoss
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix