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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.12% 2.07% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.76% 25.00% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 2
Average daily rate
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£347 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £350 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £350 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
84 32 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.84% 8.29% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 11 43
Average daily rate £347 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £32.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 -9 19 £347 -0.72%
Durham +2 4 - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (61.11%) Windows
1 22 (61.11%) Firewall
2 20 (55.56%) DHCP
2 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (50.00%) SQL
4 16 (44.44%) UNIX
4 16 (44.44%) Linux
5 13 (36.11%) Oracle
5 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
5 13 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
6 12 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 12 (33.33%) WAN
6 12 (33.33%) LAN
7 11 (30.56%) HP
7 11 (30.56%) Cisco
7 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
7 11 (30.56%) LDAP
7 11 (30.56%) SAN
7 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (27.78%) Service Management
8 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
8 10 (27.78%) VMware
9 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (22.22%) Perl
10 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
10 8 (22.22%) Solaris
10 8 (22.22%) JBoss
10 8 (22.22%) NFS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) Firewall
2 20 (55.56%) DHCP
3 12 (33.33%) WAN
3 12 (33.33%) LAN
4 11 (30.56%) LDAP
4 11 (30.56%) SAN
5 8 (22.22%) SSH
5 8 (22.22%) OpenLDAP
6 7 (19.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (19.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (16.67%) SSL
8 5 (13.89%) VPN
9 4 (11.11%) Junos
9 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (8.33%) NAS
10 3 (8.33%) Network Security
10 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 3 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.78%) IDOL
General
1 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) UNIX Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Server Support
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX Support
4 3 (8.33%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Support
5 2 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Clustering
2 5 (13.89%) Fat Client
2 5 (13.89%) Thin Client
2 5 (13.89%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) UNIX
2 16 (44.44%) Linux
3 13 (36.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
6 8 (22.22%) Solaris
6 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (13.89%) AIX
8 4 (11.11%) HPUX
9 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
10 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Service Management
2 6 (16.67%) Network Design
3 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.89%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (13.89%) Network Management
4 4 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) High Availability
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) Time Management
6 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Perl
2 8 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Korn
3 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) NFS
2 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (11.11%) KVM
4 4 (11.11%) RHEV
4 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Veritas File System
5 3 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Oracle
1 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
2 11 (30.56%) HP
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) VMware
4 8 (22.22%) JBoss
5 7 (19.44%) Juniper
5 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
5 7 (19.44%) F5
6 5 (13.89%) Citrix
6 5 (13.89%) CA
7 4 (11.11%) McAfee
7 4 (11.11%) Veritas
7 4 (11.11%) TippingPoint
8 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.56%) Sun
8 2 (5.56%) Dell
8 2 (5.56%) EMC
8 2 (5.56%) SAP