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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / North East
Rank 59 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.04% 2.29% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.45% 16.81% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 5
Median daily rate £290 £408 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.96% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £295 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £517 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -23.07%

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
149 119 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.43% 13.62% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 66 54
Median daily rate £345 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £527 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-41.89% +34.54%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North East region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 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 -12 22 £290 -33.06% 6
Durham - 2 £450 -
Northumberland +1 1 - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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.

1 131 (91.61%) Active Directory
2 114 (79.72%) Windows
3 95 (66.43%) DHCP
3 95 (66.43%) Microsoft
4 87 (60.84%) Security Cleared
5 78 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 69 (48.25%) SC Cleared
7 51 (35.66%) VMware
8 46 (32.17%) MS Excel
9 40 (27.97%) ITIL
10 38 (26.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (26.57%) Windows 7
11 37 (25.87%) SCCM
12 35 (24.48%) SQL
13 34 (23.78%) Linux
13 34 (23.78%) PowerShell
14 31 (21.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 31 (21.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (20.98%) TCP/IP
16 29 (20.28%) Citrix
16 29 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (19.58%) Migration
18 25 (17.48%) XenApp
19 24 (16.78%) LDAP
20 23 (16.08%) IIS
20 23 (16.08%) Office 365
21 22 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
21 22 (15.38%) Kerberos
22 21 (14.69%) MCSE
22 21 (14.69%) Firewall

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 23 (16.08%) IIS
2 15 (10.49%) Skype for Business
3 12 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.39%) MS Exchange
4 11 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.29%) JBoss
6 8 (5.59%) Apache
6 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.59%) Office Communications Server
6 8 (5.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (5.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (5.59%) WebLogic
7 6 (4.20%) Jetty
7 6 (4.20%) Mongrel
7 6 (4.20%) nginx
7 6 (4.20%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.20%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.40%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (32.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Office 365
2 15 (10.49%) IaaS
2 15 (10.49%) PaaS
2 15 (10.49%) SaaS
3 13 (9.09%) HP Helion
4 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.20%) Google App Engine
6 6 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 95 (66.43%) DHCP
2 30 (20.98%) TCP/IP
3 24 (16.78%) LDAP
4 22 (15.38%) Kerberos
5 21 (14.69%) Firewall
6 17 (11.89%) Internet
7 16 (11.19%) Intranet
8 14 (9.79%) X.500
9 11 (7.69%) Skype
10 10 (6.99%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (6.29%) 3G
12 8 (5.59%) OpenLDAP
12 8 (5.59%) SSH
13 7 (4.90%) FTP
13 7 (4.90%) IPsec
14 6 (4.20%) HTTP
14 6 (4.20%) SSL
15 5 (3.50%) SMS
16 4 (2.80%) LAN
17 3 (2.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) MySQL
2 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (0.70%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.20%) Travis CI
3 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.40%) MSI
4 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (2.80%) Finance
2 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Support Engineer
2 25 (17.48%) Active Directory Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Consultant
8 9 (6.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) Wintel Server Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Messaging Support
11 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 6 (4.20%) Messaging Consultant
11 6 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) .NET
1 6 (4.20%) J2EE
1 6 (4.20%) Servlets
2 3 (2.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.40%) LAMP
4 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) Clustering
2 15 (10.49%) PKI
2 15 (10.49%) Replication
3 13 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.69%) Fat Client
4 11 (7.69%) Thin Client
5 10 (6.99%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (4.90%) Blackberry
8 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 114 (79.72%) Windows
2 78 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 38 (26.57%) Windows 7
4 34 (23.78%) Linux
5 31 (21.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (20.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (8.39%) Windows XP
9 10 (6.99%) Unix
10 9 (6.29%) Windows 10
10 9 (6.29%) Windows 8
11 7 (4.90%) Android
11 7 (4.90%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.80%) AIX
13 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.40%) Solaris
14 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.70%) CentOS
15 1 (0.70%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.97%) ITIL
2 28 (19.58%) Migration
3 19 (13.29%) DevOps
4 17 (11.89%) Open Source
4 17 (11.89%) Software Delivery
5 16 (11.19%) Change Management
6 13 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 13 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 13 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
7 10 (6.99%) Data Management
7 10 (6.99%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.29%) Change Control
8 9 (6.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (6.29%) Server Building
9 8 (5.59%) CRM
10 7 (4.90%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (4.90%) Visualisation
11 6 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.48%) SQL
2 34 (23.78%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.99%) Korn
3 10 (6.99%) Perl
3 10 (6.99%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.90%) Java
5 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.10%) VB
6 3 (2.10%) VBScript
7 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.40%) C#
7 2 (1.40%) C-shell
8 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 87 (60.84%) Security Cleared
2 69 (48.25%) SC Cleared
3 31 (21.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (14.69%) MCSE
5 16 (11.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (10.49%) MCSA
7 13 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (6.99%) Degree
9 6 (4.20%) MCP
9 6 (4.20%) MCTS
10 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.70%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 131 (91.61%) Active Directory
2 38 (26.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (17.48%) XenApp
4 20 (13.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (11.19%) Hyper-V
5 16 (11.19%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (11.19%) vSphere
6 11 (7.69%) NFS
7 10 (6.99%) DFS Replication
8 7 (4.90%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.90%) XenServer
9 6 (4.20%) Xen
10 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.40%) Samba
12 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (25.87%) SCCM
2 14 (9.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (4.90%) Puppet
5 3 (2.10%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (66.43%) Microsoft
2 51 (35.66%) VMware
3 29 (20.28%) Citrix
4 20 (13.99%) AppSense
5 14 (9.79%) Oracle
6 12 (8.39%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.29%) ThinPrint
8 7 (4.90%) Trend Micro
9 6 (4.20%) Google
9 6 (4.20%) HP
10 4 (2.80%) Cisco
11 3 (2.10%) Dell
11 3 (2.10%) Lotus
11 3 (2.10%) Symantec
11 3 (2.10%) Veritas
12 1 (0.70%) Apple
12 1 (0.70%) Capita
12 1 (0.70%) IBM
12 1 (0.70%) RightScale