The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 54 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.53% 2.97% 4.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.66% 16.07% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Average daily rate £246 £300 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.16% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £244 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 56 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.08% 18.48% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 36
Average daily rate £273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £328 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £10.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £10.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
England

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
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -25 10 £246 -18.16% 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (92.59%) Windows
1 25 (92.59%) DHCP
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 21 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
5 18 (66.67%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (40.74%) CA
7 11 (40.74%) Shell Script
7 11 (40.74%) Clustering
7 11 (40.74%) DV Cleared
8 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
9 7 (25.93%) Migration
9 7 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (22.22%) VMware
10 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (22.22%) Change Control
11 5 (18.52%) HP
11 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (18.52%) MCSE
11 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
12 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
12 4 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (14.81%) Cisco
12 4 (14.81%) Linux
12 4 (14.81%) UNIX
12 4 (14.81%) SAN
12 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) DHCP
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.81%) SAN
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (7.41%) LDAP
5 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (7.41%) SSH
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Build Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Support
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 4 (14.81%) UNIX
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) HPUX
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) Change Control
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) DV Cleared
3 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (18.52%) MCSE
5 4 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (11.11%) MCITP
6 3 (11.11%) MCSA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) VMware ESX
4 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (14.81%) DFS Replication
4 4 (14.81%) vSphere
5 2 (7.41%) NFS
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) CA
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.41%) JBoss
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix