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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 17 48 30
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -18
Contract jobs citing DNS 189 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.49% 3.45% 4.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.00% 22.86% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 14 19
Median daily rate £263 £263 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £344 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 4 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +96.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £20.25 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £27.50 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +9.09%
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
525 140 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.70% 15.10% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 62 51
Median daily rate £295 £294 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £27.50 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 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 +31 177 £263 - 2
Durham +13 9 £300 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 227 (83.76%) Active Directory
2 216 (79.70%) Windows
3 200 (73.80%) DHCP
4 166 (61.25%) Microsoft
5 155 (57.20%) Security Cleared
6 136 (50.18%) Windows Server
7 133 (49.08%) Citrix
8 132 (48.71%) SC Cleared
9 127 (46.86%) VMware
10 106 (39.11%) ITIL
11 93 (34.32%) SQL
11 93 (34.32%) XenApp
12 92 (33.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 86 (31.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 85 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 80 (29.52%) SCCM
16 78 (28.78%) AppSense
17 77 (28.41%) BPSS Clearance
17 77 (28.41%) Software Delivery
18 71 (26.20%) Disclosure Scotland
19 68 (25.09%) PowerShell
19 68 (25.09%) MS Exchange
20 65 (23.99%) Microsoft Certification
21 63 (23.25%) Degree
22 62 (22.88%) Computer Science
22 62 (22.88%) Exchange Server 2010
23 60 (22.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
24 56 (20.66%) HP
24 56 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
25 55 (20.30%) XenServer

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 68 (25.09%) MS Exchange
2 62 (22.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (19.56%) Skype for Business
4 43 (15.87%) Apache
5 34 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (12.55%) SharePoint
6 31 (11.44%) IIS
7 20 (7.38%) IBM Notes
8 18 (6.64%) Office Communications Server
8 18 (6.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (5.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (4.80%) OpenStack
11 8 (2.95%) JBoss
11 8 (2.95%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.74%) nginx
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.37%) CMS
14 1 (0.37%) Jetty
14 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (18.45%) MS Excel
2 29 (10.70%) MS Office
3 3 (1.11%) MS Project
3 3 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.44%) Office 365
2 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 200 (73.80%) DHCP
2 50 (18.45%) Firewall
3 35 (12.92%) TCP/IP
4 30 (11.07%) SAN
5 23 (8.49%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (8.12%) 3G
6 22 (8.12%) SMS
7 21 (7.75%) Skype
7 21 (7.75%) WAN
8 19 (7.01%) iSCSI
9 16 (5.90%) Internet
9 16 (5.90%) LDAP
9 16 (5.90%) SSL
10 15 (5.54%) Intranet
11 12 (4.43%) SSH
12 8 (2.95%) OpenLDAP
13 6 (2.21%) HTTP
13 6 (2.21%) Kerberos
13 6 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.69%) MySQL
5 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) Redis
6 1 (0.37%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 39 (14.39%) MSI
2 10 (3.69%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.58%) ClearCase
4 7 (2.58%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.37%) Bower
5 1 (0.37%) Grunt
5 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.37%) MSTest
5 1 (0.37%) NuGet
5 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (5.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (16.61%) Support Engineer
2 27 (9.96%) Desktop Support
3 26 (9.59%) Desktop Engineer
4 22 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (7.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (6.64%) Messaging Support
6 18 (6.64%) Unix Engineer
6 18 (6.64%) Wintel Engineer
7 17 (6.27%) Server Support
8 16 (5.90%) Wintel Support
9 14 (5.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 14 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (4.43%) Consultant
11 12 (4.43%) Messaging Engineer
11 12 (4.43%) Security Engineer
11 12 (4.43%) Server Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Active Directory Engineer
12 11 (4.06%) Unix Linux Engineer
13 10 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.75%) Middleware
2 11 (4.06%) .NET
3 9 (3.32%) XML
4 7 (2.58%) LAMP
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) J2EE
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
5 1 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.37%) RESTful
5 1 (0.37%) Servlets
5 1 (0.37%) WCF
5 1 (0.37%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) WinForms
5 1 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (22.88%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.96%) Data Centre
3 24 (8.86%) Management Information System
4 22 (8.12%) Fat Client
4 22 (8.12%) Thin Client
5 21 (7.75%) Clustering
6 11 (4.06%) Visualisation
7 10 (3.69%) Blackberry
7 10 (3.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (3.32%) CMDB
9 5 (1.85%) PKI
10 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.48%) Replication
11 2 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.37%) AS400
12 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.37%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 216 (79.70%) Windows
2 136 (50.18%) Windows Server
3 86 (31.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 85 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (19.93%) Windows 7
6 34 (12.55%) Linux
7 31 (11.44%) Unix
8 28 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (5.90%) Windows XP
10 13 (4.80%) Android
10 13 (4.80%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.32%) Solaris
12 8 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.21%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.48%) HPUX
14 4 (1.48%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.74%) CentOS
16 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.11%) ITIL
2 77 (28.41%) Software Delivery
3 35 (12.92%) Incident Management
4 34 (12.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 28 (10.33%) Content Management
5 28 (10.33%) Migration
6 26 (9.59%) Unit Testing
7 23 (8.49%) Change Control
8 21 (7.75%) Escalation Management
8 21 (7.75%) High Availability
9 20 (7.38%) Application Packaging
10 19 (7.01%) Problem Management
10 19 (7.01%) Service Delivery
11 18 (6.64%) ITIL V3
11 18 (6.64%) Project Management
11 18 (6.64%) Server Building
11 18 (6.64%) Software Distribution
12 17 (6.27%) Configuration Management
12 17 (6.27%) Load Balancing
13 14 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.32%) SQL
2 68 (25.09%) PowerShell
3 30 (11.07%) Korn
4 29 (10.70%) Perl
5 27 (9.96%) VBScript
6 23 (8.49%) T-SQL
6 23 (8.49%) VB
7 22 (8.12%) Bash Shell
7 22 (8.12%) C-shell
8 13 (4.80%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.06%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.69%) C#
11 8 (2.95%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.74%) Python
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) Java
13 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 155 (57.20%) Security Cleared
2 132 (48.71%) SC Cleared
3 77 (28.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 65 (23.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (23.25%) Degree
6 28 (10.33%) MCSE
7 9 (3.32%) MCITP
7 9 (3.32%) MCP
7 9 (3.32%) MCSD
7 9 (3.32%) MCTS
8 6 (2.21%) MCSA
8 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.37%) CCNA
11 1 (0.37%) CCNP
11 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.37%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.37%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (26.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (6.64%) SLA
System Software
1 227 (83.76%) Active Directory
2 93 (34.32%) XenApp
3 92 (33.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 56 (20.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (20.30%) XenServer
6 53 (19.56%) XenDesktop
7 42 (15.50%) Hyper-V
8 25 (9.23%) Terminal Services
9 22 (8.12%) Samba
9 22 (8.12%) vSphere
10 8 (2.95%) DFS Replication
11 7 (2.58%) NFS
12 2 (0.74%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.37%) Gluster
13 1 (0.37%) LXC
13 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 80 (29.52%) SCCM
2 60 (22.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 25 (9.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 21 (7.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 21 (7.75%) OpenView
4 21 (7.75%) Perfmon
5 15 (5.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 14 (5.17%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.11%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.11%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (1.11%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.37%) Graphite
9 1 (0.37%) Graylog
9 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.37%) Icinga
9 1 (0.37%) logstash
9 1 (0.37%) Puppet
9 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 166 (61.25%) Microsoft
2 133 (49.08%) Citrix
3 127 (46.86%) VMware
4 78 (28.78%) AppSense
5 56 (20.66%) HP
6 37 (13.65%) Oracle
7 22 (8.12%) ThinPrint
8 20 (7.38%) Lotus
8 20 (7.38%) Red Hat
9 18 (6.64%) Intel Security
9 18 (6.64%) Symantec
10 14 (5.17%) Lumension
11 10 (3.69%) Trend Micro
12 8 (2.95%) SAP
13 5 (1.85%) Cisco
13 5 (1.85%) F5
14 4 (1.48%) Altiris
15 3 (1.11%) Apple
16 2 (0.74%) Compaq
16 2 (0.74%) Dell