The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 56 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.90% 1.69% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.29% 17.65% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£348 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.75 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.68% -7.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +12.59%
DNS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 34 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.75% 9.60% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 15 32
Average daily rate £348 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £183 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £377 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the North East

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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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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
Tyne and Wear -22 20 £348 +74.00% 4
Durham 0 3 - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 28 (60.87%) Firewall
3 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 23 (50.00%) DHCP
5 22 (47.83%) SQL
6 19 (41.30%) HP
7 18 (39.13%) Oracle
7 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
8 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
8 16 (34.78%) Linux
8 16 (34.78%) UNIX
8 16 (34.78%) LAN
8 16 (34.78%) Cisco
8 16 (34.78%) WAN
9 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
9 15 (32.61%) SAN
9 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
10 14 (30.43%) ITIL
10 14 (30.43%) Service Management
11 13 (28.26%) VMware
11 13 (28.26%) Incident Management
11 13 (28.26%) Red Hat
11 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (26.09%) F5
12 12 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
12 12 (26.09%) Juniper

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 12 (26.09%) WebLogic
2 9 (19.57%) JBoss
3 5 (10.87%) IBM Notes
3 5 (10.87%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) IIS
4 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) Firewall
2 23 (50.00%) DHCP
3 16 (34.78%) LAN
3 16 (34.78%) WAN
4 15 (32.61%) SAN
5 12 (26.09%) LDAP
5 12 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (23.91%) SSL
7 9 (19.57%) Junos
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (19.57%) OpenLDAP
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (17.39%) Network Security
9 7 (15.22%) SSH
10 5 (10.87%) SMS
10 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
11 4 (8.70%) VPN
12 3 (6.52%) NAS
13 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) DTS
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) UNIX Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Server Support
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Wintel Support
5 4 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Server Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Clustering
1 8 (17.39%) Cryptography
2 4 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 4 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.70%) Open Source
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) UNIX
2 16 (34.78%) Linux
3 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 7 (15.22%) Solaris
7 4 (8.70%) AIX
8 3 (6.52%) HPUX
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
1 14 (30.43%) Service Management
2 13 (28.26%) Incident Management
3 11 (23.91%) Network Design
4 10 (21.74%) Load Balancing
4 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 10 (21.74%) Network Management
4 10 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (10.87%) Time Management
5 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.52%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.35%) Change Management
8 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.35%) Migration
8 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) PL/SQL
3 7 (15.22%) Korn
3 7 (15.22%) Perl
4 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.35%) C
6 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 7 (15.22%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.22%) vSphere
4 7 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (15.22%) NFS
5 5 (10.87%) Terminal Services
6 4 (8.70%) VMware ESX
6 4 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (6.52%) KVM
7 3 (6.52%) RHEV
7 3 (6.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Veritas File System
7 3 (6.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (10.87%) HP SIM
3 5 (10.87%) OpenView
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) HP
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco
4 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
5 13 (28.26%) Red Hat
5 13 (28.26%) VMware
6 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 12 (26.09%) Juniper
6 12 (26.09%) F5
7 9 (19.57%) TippingPoint
7 9 (19.57%) McAfee
7 9 (19.57%) Citrix
8 7 (15.22%) EMC
8 7 (15.22%) 3PAR
9 5 (10.87%) Lotus
10 3 (6.52%) Veritas
11 2 (4.35%) CA
11 2 (4.35%) Dell
11 2 (4.35%) Sun
11 2 (4.35%) SAP
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