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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 48 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.01% 3.62% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 17.82% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £243 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+53.12% -5.88%
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
68 101 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.49% 20.32% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 13
Average daily rate £365 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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
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 4 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 6 £365 +52.08% 4
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 34 (91.89%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
3 22 (59.46%) DHCP
4 21 (56.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (56.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (48.65%) SQL
6 17 (45.95%) ITIL
6 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
7 15 (40.54%) Firewall
8 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
9 13 (35.14%) HP
9 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
10 12 (32.43%) IIS
10 12 (32.43%) Clustering
11 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
11 11 (29.73%) Cisco
12 10 (27.03%) SSL
12 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
12 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (27.03%) Juniper
12 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
12 10 (27.03%) McAfee
12 10 (27.03%) Load Balancing
12 10 (27.03%) Network Security
12 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (27.03%) Cryptography
12 10 (27.03%) Network Design
12 10 (27.03%) F5
12 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (32.43%) IIS
2 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
2 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
3 7 (18.92%) Lync
4 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
4 5 (13.51%) Apache
5 4 (10.81%) JBoss
5 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) DHCP
2 15 (40.54%) Firewall
3 10 (27.03%) SSL
3 10 (27.03%) Network Security
3 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (21.62%) WAN
4 8 (21.62%) LAN
5 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (18.92%) Junos
5 7 (18.92%) SAN
6 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.81%) LDAP
7 4 (10.81%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (5.41%) SMS
8 2 (5.41%) SSH
9 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Leader
4 4 (10.81%) Wintel Support
5 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Server Support
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Clustering
2 10 (27.03%) Cryptography
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 34 (91.89%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (56.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.81%) UNIX
4 4 (10.81%) Linux
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Incident Management
3 10 (27.03%) Load Balancing
3 10 (27.03%) Network Design
4 9 (24.32%) Service Delivery
5 8 (21.62%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (21.62%) Network Management
5 8 (21.62%) Service Management
6 7 (18.92%) Time Management
7 6 (16.22%) Change Management
8 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (8.11%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.41%) Project Management
10 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 1 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) Korn
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.51%) MCSE
4 5 (13.51%) MCSA
5 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) JSP 440
2 6 (16.22%) QA
3 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (72.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) vSphere
2 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
2 7 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.41%) NFS
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (21.62%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (13.51%) HP SIM
2 5 (13.51%) OpenView
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) HP
3 11 (29.73%) Cisco
4 10 (27.03%) Juniper
4 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
4 10 (27.03%) McAfee
4 10 (27.03%) F5
5 9 (24.32%) Oracle
6 7 (18.92%) TippingPoint
6 7 (18.92%) 3PAR
6 7 (18.92%) EMC
7 6 (16.22%) CA
8 5 (13.51%) VMware
8 5 (13.51%) Lotus
8 5 (13.51%) Citrix
9 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
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