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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 27 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 118 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.44% 1.88% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 12.77% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 6 17
Median daily rate £325 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £220 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £400 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
Median hourly rate £28.08 £15.86 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.01% -47.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
354 141 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.32% 14.69% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 69 95
Median daily rate £331 £438 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.34% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £540 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.35 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +28 108 £330 +14.78% 4
Durham - 3 £155 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 196 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 170 (73.28%) Windows
3 157 (67.67%) DHCP
4 152 (65.52%) Microsoft
5 121 (52.16%) Security Cleared
6 114 (49.14%) Windows Server
7 101 (43.53%) VMware
8 98 (42.24%) SC Cleared
9 79 (34.05%) ITIL
10 73 (31.47%) Citrix
11 66 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 58 (25.00%) SQL
13 57 (24.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (23.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 53 (22.84%) Microsoft App-V
16 51 (21.98%) Linux
17 50 (21.55%) SCCM
18 48 (20.69%) XenApp
18 48 (20.69%) MS Excel
19 47 (20.26%) PowerShell
19 47 (20.26%) BPSS Clearance
20 43 (18.53%) Disclosure Scotland
21 41 (17.67%) AppSense
22 40 (17.24%) Software Delivery
22 40 (17.24%) Windows 7
23 39 (16.81%) TCP/IP
23 39 (16.81%) Oracle
23 39 (16.81%) Firewall
24 38 (16.38%) LDAP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (15.95%) IIS
2 35 (15.09%) Apache
3 34 (14.66%) MS Exchange
4 32 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (13.36%) Skype for Business
6 19 (8.19%) SharePoint
7 18 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (6.47%) IBM Notes
9 14 (6.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (5.60%) Office Communications Server
10 13 (5.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (3.88%) OpenStack
12 8 (3.45%) JBoss
12 8 (3.45%) WebLogic
13 7 (3.02%) nginx
14 6 (2.59%) Jetty
14 6 (2.59%) Mongrel
14 6 (2.59%) Tomcat
14 6 (2.59%) WebSphere
15 4 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.36%) Office 365
2 15 (6.47%) IaaS
2 15 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.47%) PaaS
2 15 (6.47%) SaaS
3 13 (5.60%) HP Helion
4 9 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.59%) Google App Engine
5 6 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 157 (67.67%) DHCP
2 39 (16.81%) Firewall
2 39 (16.81%) TCP/IP
3 38 (16.38%) LDAP
4 25 (10.78%) Internet
4 25 (10.78%) Kerberos
5 23 (9.91%) Intranet
6 20 (8.62%) SAN
7 19 (8.19%) WAN
8 18 (7.76%) Skype
9 17 (7.33%) iSCSI
10 15 (6.47%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (6.03%) X.500
12 13 (5.60%) 3G
12 13 (5.60%) SSH
12 13 (5.60%) SSL
13 11 (4.74%) HTTP
14 8 (3.45%) IPsec
14 8 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
15 7 (3.02%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.90%) MySQL
3 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.43%) EDMS
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) Redis
6 1 (0.43%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 23 (9.91%) MSI
2 13 (5.60%) ClearCase
2 13 (5.60%) StarTeam
3 7 (3.02%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.59%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) Bower
6 1 (0.43%) Grunt
6 1 (0.43%) MSTest
6 1 (0.43%) NuGet
6 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (0.43%) German Language
2 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (15.95%) Support Engineer
2 32 (13.79%) Active Directory Engineer
3 22 (9.48%) Wintel Engineer
4 20 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (7.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (7.33%) Server Engineer
7 16 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (6.90%) Desktop Support
8 14 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.60%) Messaging Support
10 12 (5.17%) Consultant
11 11 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (4.31%) Wintel Server Engineer
13 9 (3.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 9 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 8 (3.45%) Server Support
15 7 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 7 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
15 7 (3.02%) HPUX Engineer
16 6 (2.59%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.47%) LAMP
2 12 (5.17%) Middleware
3 8 (3.45%) .NET
4 6 (2.59%) J2EE
4 6 (2.59%) Servlets
5 4 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.43%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.43%) CSS
6 1 (0.43%) HTML
6 1 (0.43%) jQuery
6 1 (0.43%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.43%) WCF
6 1 (0.43%) WinForms
6 1 (0.43%) WPF
6 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.66%) Computer Science
2 31 (13.36%) Clustering
3 22 (9.48%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.33%) PKI
5 16 (6.90%) Replication
6 15 (6.47%) Fat Client
6 15 (6.47%) Thin Client
7 13 (5.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (5.17%) Data Centre
9 11 (4.74%) Blackberry
9 11 (4.74%) Visualisation
10 8 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.59%) CMDB
12 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.43%) FlexPod
13 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 170 (73.28%) Windows
2 114 (49.14%) Windows Server
3 54 (23.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (21.98%) Linux
6 40 (17.24%) Windows 7
7 29 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (11.21%) Unix
9 16 (6.90%) Solaris
10 14 (6.03%) Android
10 14 (6.03%) Apple iOS
11 12 (5.17%) Windows XP
12 11 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (4.31%) Windows 10
13 10 (4.31%) Windows 8
14 8 (3.45%) HPUX
15 5 (2.16%) AIX
16 3 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.86%) CentOS
17 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (34.05%) ITIL
2 40 (17.24%) Software Delivery
3 30 (12.93%) Migration
4 26 (11.21%) Configuration Management
5 22 (9.48%) Change Management
6 20 (8.62%) Unit Testing
7 19 (8.19%) DevOps
8 18 (7.76%) Incident Management
9 17 (7.33%) Content Management
9 17 (7.33%) Open Source
9 17 (7.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 17 (7.33%) Problem Management
10 16 (6.90%) Change Control
11 15 (6.47%) High Availability
12 14 (6.03%) CRM
13 13 (5.60%) PRINCE2
13 13 (5.60%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.60%) TOGAF
14 12 (5.17%) Application Packaging
15 11 (4.74%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.00%) SQL
2 47 (20.26%) PowerShell
3 25 (10.78%) Korn
3 25 (10.78%) Perl
4 17 (7.33%) Bash Shell
4 17 (7.33%) C-shell
4 17 (7.33%) T-SQL
5 15 (6.47%) VB
5 15 (6.47%) VBScript
6 10 (4.31%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.02%) Java
8 4 (1.72%) C#
8 4 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.86%) PHP
9 2 (0.86%) Python
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (52.16%) Security Cleared
2 98 (42.24%) SC Cleared
3 57 (24.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (20.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 35 (15.09%) Degree
6 31 (13.36%) MCSE
7 15 (6.47%) MCSA
8 13 (5.60%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (4.31%) MCTS
10 9 (3.88%) MCP
11 4 (1.72%) MCITP
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.43%) MCDST
12 1 (0.43%) MCSD
12 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (4.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 196 (84.48%) Active Directory
2 66 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (22.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 48 (20.69%) XenApp
5 29 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 27 (11.64%) XenDesktop
6 27 (11.64%) XenServer
7 23 (9.91%) vSphere
8 17 (7.33%) Samba
9 16 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (5.60%) DFS Replication
11 12 (5.17%) NFS
11 12 (5.17%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.59%) Xen
13 5 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.43%) Firmware
15 1 (0.43%) Gluster
15 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 50 (21.55%) SCCM
2 35 (15.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (6.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (5.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (5.17%) OpenView
5 12 (5.17%) Perfmon
6 8 (3.45%) HP SIM
7 7 (3.02%) Puppet
7 7 (3.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.72%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (1.29%) WSUS
10 2 (0.86%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.86%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.86%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.43%) Graphite
11 1 (0.43%) Graylog
11 1 (0.43%) Icinga
11 1 (0.43%) logstash
11 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 152 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 101 (43.53%) VMware
3 73 (31.47%) Citrix
4 41 (17.67%) AppSense
5 39 (16.81%) Oracle
6 29 (12.50%) HP
7 26 (11.21%) Red Hat
8 15 (6.47%) Lotus
9 11 (4.74%) ThinPrint
9 11 (4.74%) Trend Micro
10 10 (4.31%) Symantec
11 9 (3.88%) Cisco
12 8 (3.45%) Intel Security
13 7 (3.02%) Lumension
14 6 (2.59%) Google
15 5 (2.16%) F5
16 4 (1.72%) SAP
17 3 (1.29%) Dell
17 3 (1.29%) Veritas
18 2 (0.86%) Apple
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