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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 15 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 165 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.94% 3.46% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.25% 24.11% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 12 9
Median daily rate £273 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £191 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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
443 112 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.05% 14.34% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 56 36
Median daily rate £300 £288 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £415 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 3
Median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £13.20 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £27.50 £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +25 160 £273 +3.90% 8
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 151 (81.62%) Windows
2 150 (81.08%) Active Directory
3 140 (75.68%) DHCP
4 107 (57.84%) Security Cleared
5 106 (57.30%) Microsoft
6 89 (48.11%) VMware
6 89 (48.11%) SC Cleared
7 85 (45.95%) Windows Server
8 83 (44.86%) Citrix
9 65 (35.14%) XenApp
10 61 (32.97%) ITIL
11 57 (30.81%) SQL
12 56 (30.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 56 (30.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 54 (29.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 53 (28.65%) AppSense
14 53 (28.65%) SCCM
15 50 (27.03%) Software Delivery
16 48 (25.95%) BPSS Clearance
17 44 (23.78%) Disclosure Scotland
18 42 (22.70%) MS Exchange
19 41 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
19 41 (22.16%) PowerShell
20 40 (21.62%) TCP/IP
21 39 (21.08%) Windows 7
22 38 (20.54%) Linux
23 37 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
23 37 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
23 37 (20.00%) Degree
23 37 (20.00%) Computer Science

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 42 (22.70%) MS Exchange
2 37 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (17.84%) Apache
3 33 (17.84%) Skype for Business
4 28 (15.14%) IIS
5 25 (13.51%) SharePoint
6 17 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (7.03%) Jetty
7 13 (7.03%) nginx
7 13 (7.03%) Tomcat
7 13 (7.03%) WebSphere
8 10 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
8 10 (5.41%) Oracle 10gAS
8 10 (5.41%) Oracle Application Server
8 10 (5.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 10 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (4.86%) PowerExchange
10 8 (4.32%) JBoss
10 8 (4.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (15.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.19%) MS Office
3 3 (1.62%) MS Project
3 3 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.57%) Office 365
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.08%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (75.68%) DHCP
2 40 (21.62%) TCP/IP
3 26 (14.05%) Firewall
4 21 (11.35%) SSL
5 19 (10.27%) SAN
5 19 (10.27%) SMS
6 16 (8.65%) 3G
6 16 (8.65%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (7.03%) FTP
7 13 (7.03%) HTTP
7 13 (7.03%) IPsec
8 12 (6.49%) Internet
8 12 (6.49%) Intranet
9 11 (5.95%) iSCSI
9 11 (5.95%) Skype
9 11 (5.95%) WAN
10 8 (4.32%) LDAP
10 8 (4.32%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (3.78%) SSH
12 6 (3.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (5.41%) PowerCenter
3 7 (3.78%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.08%) MySQL
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (9.19%) MSI
2 13 (7.03%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.03%) Travis CI
3 10 (5.41%) Log4j
4 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (7.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (15.68%) Support Engineer
2 22 (11.89%) Desktop Support
3 16 (8.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 15 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (8.11%) Unix Engineer
5 14 (7.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.03%) Wintel Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (5.41%) Server Support
8 10 (5.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 9 (4.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (4.86%) Messaging Support
9 9 (4.86%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) Consultant
10 8 (4.32%) Messaging Engineer
11 7 (3.78%) Active Directory Engineer
11 7 (3.78%) Analyst
11 7 (3.78%) Wintel Support
12 6 (3.24%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.35%) .NET
2 13 (7.03%) J2EE
2 13 (7.03%) Servlets
3 8 (4.32%) Middleware
3 8 (4.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 23 (12.43%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.65%) Fat Client
3 16 (8.65%) Thin Client
4 14 (7.57%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.41%) Clustering
6 5 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.16%) PKI
7 4 (2.16%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.62%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.62%) Replication
9 2 (1.08%) CMDB
9 2 (1.08%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.54%) AS400
10 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 151 (81.62%) Windows
2 85 (45.95%) Windows Server
3 56 (30.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 56 (30.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (21.08%) Windows 7
5 38 (20.54%) Linux
6 24 (12.97%) Unix
7 18 (9.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (8.65%) Windows XP
9 15 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (5.95%) Solaris
11 10 (5.41%) AIX
12 5 (2.70%) Android
12 5 (2.70%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.97%) ITIL
2 50 (27.03%) Software Delivery
3 26 (14.05%) Unit Testing
4 25 (13.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 18 (9.73%) Incident Management
6 15 (8.11%) Change Control
6 15 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 15 (8.11%) DevOps
6 15 (8.11%) Migration
6 15 (8.11%) Server Building
7 13 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (7.03%) Project Management
8 12 (6.49%) Content Management
8 12 (6.49%) Escalation Management
8 12 (6.49%) Validation
9 11 (5.95%) Automated Testing
9 11 (5.95%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.41%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.41%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.41%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.81%) SQL
2 41 (22.16%) PowerShell
3 21 (11.35%) Korn
4 20 (10.81%) Perl
5 14 (7.57%) VBScript
6 13 (7.03%) Bash Shell
6 13 (7.03%) C-shell
6 13 (7.03%) Java
7 12 (6.49%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 10 (5.41%) VB
9 9 (4.86%) JavaScript
10 8 (4.32%) C#
10 8 (4.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) C++
11 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 107 (57.84%) Security Cleared
2 89 (48.11%) SC Cleared
3 48 (25.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 37 (20.00%) Degree
5 34 (18.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (9.73%) MCSE
7 8 (4.32%) MCSD
8 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.16%) MCP
8 4 (2.16%) MCSA
8 4 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.62%) MCITP
9 3 (1.62%) MCTS
10 1 (0.54%) CCNA
10 1 (0.54%) CCNP
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.54%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (23.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (4.86%) SLA
System Software
1 150 (81.08%) Active Directory
2 65 (35.14%) XenApp
3 54 (29.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 41 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (17.84%) XenServer
6 31 (16.76%) XenDesktop
7 26 (14.05%) Hyper-V
8 14 (7.57%) vSphere
9 13 (7.03%) Samba
9 13 (7.03%) Xen
10 12 (6.49%) Terminal Services
11 7 (3.78%) NFS
12 6 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (2.70%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.08%) Brightmail
14 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (28.65%) SCCM
2 37 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (5.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (4.32%) OpenView
4 8 (4.32%) Perfmon
5 7 (3.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (3.24%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.08%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.08%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.54%) Puppet
8 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 106 (57.30%) Microsoft
2 89 (48.11%) VMware
3 83 (44.86%) Citrix
4 53 (28.65%) AppSense
5 35 (18.92%) HP
6 27 (14.59%) Oracle
7 19 (10.27%) Red Hat
8 18 (9.73%) ThinPrint
9 12 (6.49%) SAP
10 10 (5.41%) Axway
10 10 (5.41%) Genesys
10 10 (5.41%) Informatica
10 10 (5.41%) Symantec
11 9 (4.86%) Intel Security
12 7 (3.78%) Lotus
13 6 (3.24%) Lumension
13 6 (3.24%) Siebel
13 6 (3.24%) Sun
14 3 (1.62%) Altiris
14 3 (1.62%) Trend Micro
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