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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 41 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.40% 4.95% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.42% 23.17% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 0
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£311 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £26.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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
104 82 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.61% 21.35% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 7
Average daily rate £365 £358 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +43.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 9
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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 -15 10 £365 +52.08% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 23 (58.97%) DHCP
4 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (46.15%) SQL
6 17 (43.59%) ITIL
7 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
7 16 (41.03%) Firewall
8 14 (35.90%) HP
9 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 12 (30.77%) Incident Management
10 12 (30.77%) IIS
10 12 (30.77%) Cisco
11 11 (28.21%) Juniper
11 11 (28.21%) SSL
11 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
11 11 (28.21%) McAfee
11 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
11 11 (28.21%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (28.21%) Network Security
11 11 (28.21%) Clustering
11 11 (28.21%) Cryptography
11 11 (28.21%) Network Design
11 11 (28.21%) F5
11 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
12 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (30.77%) IIS
2 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
3 7 (17.95%) Lync
4 5 (12.82%) IBM Notes
4 5 (12.82%) Apache
4 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (10.26%) JBoss
5 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (58.97%) DHCP
2 16 (41.03%) Firewall
3 11 (28.21%) SSL
3 11 (28.21%) Cisco IOS
3 11 (28.21%) Network Security
3 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (28.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 9 (23.08%) WAN
4 9 (23.08%) LAN
4 9 (23.08%) SAN
5 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (17.95%) Junos
6 6 (15.38%) LDAP
7 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.26%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (5.13%) NAS
9 2 (5.13%) SSH
9 2 (5.13%) SMS
10 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.13%) Marketing
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Wintel Support
4 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Server Support
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Clustering
1 11 (28.21%) Cryptography
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (51.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 6 (15.38%) UNIX
4 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Solaris
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Incident Management
3 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
3 11 (28.21%) Network Design
4 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
5 9 (23.08%) Service Management
5 9 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (23.08%) Network Management
6 7 (17.95%) Time Management
7 6 (15.38%) Change Management
8 5 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
10 2 (5.13%) Project Management
10 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.13%) High Availability
11 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.13%) Korn
5 2 (5.13%) C
5 2 (5.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) MCSE
4 5 (12.82%) MCSA
5 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) JSP 440
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) vSphere
2 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
2 7 (17.95%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (12.82%) Terminal Services
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Veritas File System
4 2 (5.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (5.13%) NFS
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (20.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (12.82%) OpenView
3 5 (12.82%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) HP
3 12 (30.77%) Cisco
4 11 (28.21%) Juniper
4 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
4 11 (28.21%) McAfee
4 11 (28.21%) F5
5 9 (23.08%) Oracle
6 7 (17.95%) EMC
6 7 (17.95%) TippingPoint
6 7 (17.95%) 3PAR
7 6 (15.38%) CA
8 5 (12.82%) Lotus
8 5 (12.82%) Citrix
8 5 (12.82%) VMware
9 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.13%) Sun
10 2 (5.13%) Veritas
10 2 (5.13%) SAP
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