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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 38 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 36 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.28% 3.16% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.13% 27.59% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 3
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£275 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
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
128 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.20% 11.46% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 14
Average daily rate £282 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £10.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 30 £269 +6.22% 1
Durham -11 3 £338 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 42 (91.30%) DHCP
2 37 (80.43%) Windows
3 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
5 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
6 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
7 16 (34.78%) Change Control
8 15 (32.61%) Migration
8 15 (32.61%) VMware
8 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (32.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (30.43%) Server Building
10 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (23.91%) Citrix
11 11 (23.91%) ITIL
11 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
12 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (21.74%) Xen
13 9 (19.57%) HP
13 9 (19.57%) SLA
14 8 (17.39%) IIS
14 8 (17.39%) SQL
14 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
14 8 (17.39%) MCSE
14 8 (17.39%) vSphere
15 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
15 7 (15.22%) SSL
15 7 (15.22%) Linux
15 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (17.39%) IIS
2 6 (13.04%) Apache
2 6 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.04%) Jetty
2 6 (13.04%) nginx
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (13.04%) Google App Engine
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (91.30%) DHCP
2 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.22%) SSL
4 6 (13.04%) FTP
4 6 (13.04%) HTTP
4 6 (13.04%) IPsec
5 5 (10.87%) Firewall
6 3 (6.52%) IPv6
7 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.35%) 3G
8 1 (2.17%) MPLS
8 1 (2.17%) OSPF
8 1 (2.17%) BGP
8 1 (2.17%) SAN
8 1 (2.17%) Internet
8 1 (2.17%) LDAP
8 1 (2.17%) LAN
8 1 (2.17%) WAN
8 1 (2.17%) SSH
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Build Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Wintel Support
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
1 6 (13.04%) J2EE
1 6 (13.04%) Servlets
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.22%) Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.22%) Linux
4 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Change Control
2 15 (32.61%) Migration
3 14 (30.43%) Server Building
4 11 (23.91%) ITIL
5 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.87%) Open Source
8 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.35%) Change Management
10 2 (4.35%) Service Management
10 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
10 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
10 2 (4.35%) Security Patching
11 1 (2.17%) Network Management
11 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) Korn
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) MCSE
5 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) Xen
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) vSphere
4 5 (10.87%) XenApp
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.17%) NFS
7 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.52%) HP SIM
4 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.52%) SCCM
5 2 (4.35%) SCOM
5 2 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.17%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 15 (32.61%) VMware
3 11 (23.91%) Citrix
4 9 (19.57%) HP
5 6 (13.04%) Google
6 5 (10.87%) Symantec
6 5 (10.87%) McAfee
6 5 (10.87%) CA
7 4 (8.70%) Cisco
8 3 (6.52%) AppSense
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle
9 1 (2.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.17%) Veritas
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.17%) Juniper
9 1 (2.17%) TippingPoint
9 1 (2.17%) Veeam
9 1 (2.17%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.17%) F5