The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 45 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.29% - 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.12% - 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£316 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+23.66% -4.23%
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Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 16.22% 13.81% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 17
Average daily rate £347 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £287 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +124.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 December 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 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 16 (59.26%) Firewall
4 14 (51.85%) HP
4 14 (51.85%) ITIL
5 13 (48.15%) SQL
5 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
6 12 (44.44%) DHCP
6 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (40.74%) Cisco
7 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
7 11 (40.74%) Oracle
7 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
8 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
8 10 (37.04%) Clustering
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
9 9 (33.33%) SSL
9 9 (33.33%) LAN
9 9 (33.33%) Juniper
9 9 (33.33%) WAN
9 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 9 (33.33%) Service Management
9 9 (33.33%) Network Design
9 9 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (33.33%) F5
10 8 (29.63%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (29.63%) Network Management

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 5 (18.52%) JBoss
2 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
2 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 5 (18.52%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) DHCP
3 9 (33.33%) SSL
3 9 (33.33%) LAN
3 9 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 9 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (22.22%) Network Security
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (22.22%) SAN
5 6 (22.22%) Junos
6 5 (18.52%) LDAP
6 5 (18.52%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (11.11%) SSH
8 2 (7.41%) SMS
9 1 (3.70%) Internet
9 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) DTS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Wintel Support
3 3 (11.11%) Server Support
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Support
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Clustering
2 6 (22.22%) Cryptography
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.70%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 6 (22.22%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) HPUX
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
3 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
4 9 (33.33%) Service Management
4 9 (33.33%) Network Design
5 8 (29.63%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (29.63%) Network Management
5 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
6 5 (18.52%) Change Management
6 5 (18.52%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.70%) Change Data Capture
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.70%) CRM
9 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.11%) Perl
4 3 (11.11%) Korn
5 2 (7.41%) C
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
2 5 (18.52%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
3 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 5 (18.52%) vSphere
4 3 (11.11%) NFS
5 1 (3.70%) KVM
5 1 (3.70%) RHEV
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (18.52%) OpenView
3 5 (18.52%) HP SIM
4 4 (14.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) HP
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) Juniper
3 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) F5
4 7 (25.93%) McAfee
5 6 (22.22%) TippingPoint
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 5 (18.52%) EMC
6 5 (18.52%) CA
6 5 (18.52%) Lotus
6 5 (18.52%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.70%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.70%) Riverbed