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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.87% 1.58% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.04% 13.33% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -4.23%
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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
135 45 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.85% 11.84% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 18 30
Average daily rate £349 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £307 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.89% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.84 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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 - 15 £349 - 1
Durham - 7 £275 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (52.00%) DHCP
4 24 (48.00%) Firewall
5 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (40.00%) HP
6 20 (40.00%) SQL
7 19 (38.00%) Cisco
8 18 (36.00%) ITIL
8 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
9 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
9 17 (34.00%) Juniper
9 17 (34.00%) CheckPoint
9 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
9 17 (34.00%) F5
9 17 (34.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 17 (34.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 16 (32.00%) SSL
10 16 (32.00%) LAN
10 16 (32.00%) WAN
10 16 (32.00%) Network Design
10 16 (32.00%) Incident Management
11 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
12 14 (28.00%) Service Management
12 14 (28.00%) Service Delivery
12 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (28.00%) SAN
12 14 (28.00%) McAfee
13 13 (26.00%) MS Office

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (24.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (14.00%) Lync
5 6 (12.00%) WebLogic
6 5 (10.00%) JBoss
6 5 (10.00%) IBM Notes
6 5 (10.00%) Apache
6 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (26.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (52.00%) DHCP
2 24 (48.00%) Firewall
3 17 (34.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 17 (34.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 16 (32.00%) SSL
4 16 (32.00%) LAN
4 16 (32.00%) WAN
5 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (28.00%) SAN
6 13 (26.00%) Network Security
7 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (22.00%) Junos
8 8 (16.00%) LDAP
8 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.00%) SMS
9 5 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (6.00%) SSH
10 3 (6.00%) NAS
11 1 (2.00%) Internet
11 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.00%) DTS
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.00%) Marketing
1 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Wintel Support
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Server Support
6 3 (6.00%) Solaris Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.00%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Cryptography
2 10 (20.00%) Clustering
3 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.00%) UNIX
3 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 9 (18.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) Solaris
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.00%) AIX
9 1 (2.00%) HPUX
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) ITIL
2 16 (32.00%) Network Design
2 16 (32.00%) Incident Management
3 15 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 14 (28.00%) Service Management
4 14 (28.00%) Service Delivery
5 13 (26.00%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (26.00%) Network Management
6 9 (18.00%) Time Management
7 5 (10.00%) Change Management
7 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.00%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (4.00%) High Availability
9 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (4.00%) Project Management
9 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.00%) Perl
4 3 (6.00%) Korn
5 2 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.00%) MCSE
4 5 (10.00%) MCSA
5 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
2 9 (18.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (18.00%) vSphere
2 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (6.00%) NFS
5 3 (6.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Veritas File System
5 3 (6.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.00%) KVM
6 1 (2.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 7 (14.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (12.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (10.00%) OpenView
4 5 (10.00%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) HP
2 19 (38.00%) Cisco
3 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (34.00%) Juniper
3 17 (34.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (34.00%) F5
4 14 (28.00%) McAfee
5 11 (22.00%) Oracle
5 11 (22.00%) TippingPoint
6 9 (18.00%) EMC
6 9 (18.00%) 3PAR
7 8 (16.00%) VMware
8 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (12.00%) Citrix
9 5 (10.00%) CA
9 5 (10.00%) Lotus
10 3 (6.00%) Veritas
11 2 (4.00%) Sun
11 2 (4.00%) SAP
12 1 (2.00%) Crossbeam