The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 90 70 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Contract jobs citing DNS 78 83 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 2.25% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.89% 16.50% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 40
Median daily rate £375 £275 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £410 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
605 503 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.45% 13.65% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 238 187
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the North West region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the North West region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Manchester -3 39 £375 +40.18% 12
Merseyside -10 13 £375 +9.09% 3
Cheshire -18 13 £330 +46.66% 4
Lancashire 0 9 £375 +36.36%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 97 (59.88%) Windows
2 95 (58.64%) DHCP
3 83 (51.23%) Active Directory
4 53 (32.72%) Cisco
5 51 (31.48%) VMware
6 50 (30.86%) Firewall
7 49 (30.25%) Microsoft
8 46 (28.40%) Linux
9 45 (27.78%) TCP/IP
10 42 (25.93%) ITIL
11 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
13 33 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (20.37%) SSL
14 31 (19.14%) LAN
15 30 (18.52%) MS Exchange
16 29 (17.90%) VPN
17 28 (17.28%) Citrix
18 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
20 25 (15.43%) PowerShell
21 24 (14.81%) WAN
22 23 (14.20%) Unix
22 23 (14.20%) Network Security
22 23 (14.20%) Kalman Filter
23 22 (13.58%) Data Centre
23 22 (13.58%) Cisco Certification
24 21 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
24 21 (12.96%) Apache
24 21 (12.96%) SSH

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 30 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 21 (12.96%) Apache
3 17 (10.49%) IIS
3 17 (10.49%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.02%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.56%) JBoss
6 8 (4.94%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.32%) Skype for Business
8 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.70%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.70%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (3.09%) nginx
10 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.47%) SAS
11 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.23%) FileNet
12 2 (1.23%) Jetty
12 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (9.26%) MS Office
2 8 (4.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.62%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.88%) Office 365
2 12 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.85%) IaaS
5 3 (1.85%) SoftLayer
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.23%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 95 (58.64%) DHCP
2 50 (30.86%) Firewall
3 45 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 33 (20.37%) SSL
5 31 (19.14%) LAN
6 29 (17.90%) VPN
7 24 (14.81%) WAN
8 23 (14.20%) Network Security
9 21 (12.96%) SSH
10 20 (12.35%) SMTP
11 19 (11.73%) VLAN
12 17 (10.49%) VoIP
13 16 (9.88%) IPsec
14 15 (9.26%) BGP
15 12 (7.41%) HTTP
15 12 (7.41%) Wireless
16 11 (6.79%) Internet
16 11 (6.79%) OSPF
16 11 (6.79%) SNMP
17 9 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.79%) MySQL
2 6 (3.70%) DB2
2 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.70%) Subversion
3 4 (2.47%) Maven
4 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.23%) Ant
5 2 (1.23%) Gradle
5 2 (1.23%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.23%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.17%) Banking
1 10 (6.17%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Local Government
2 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.85%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.23%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.23%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) Publishing
6 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (14.20%) Network Engineer
2 21 (12.96%) Architect
2 21 (12.96%) Support Engineer
3 20 (12.35%) Analyst
4 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) Consultant
7 10 (6.17%) Network Architect
8 9 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) Field Engineer
9 8 (4.94%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.32%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 7 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.41%) .NET
2 9 (5.56%) Web Services
3 8 (4.94%) LAMP
4 7 (4.32%) Middleware
5 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (3.70%) JSP
5 6 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.47%) WAMP
7 2 (1.23%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.23%) CSS
7 2 (1.23%) HTML
7 2 (1.23%) HTML5
7 2 (1.23%) J2EE
7 2 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.23%) Servlets
8 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.62%) LESS
8 1 (0.62%) Sass
8 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.58%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.26%) Clustering
3 14 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.94%) PKI
5 6 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.70%) PMI
6 5 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.47%) iSeries
7 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.47%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.85%) Statistics
9 2 (1.23%) iPad
9 2 (1.23%) Replication
9 2 (1.23%) Tandem
9 2 (1.23%) User Experience
10 1 (0.62%) iPhone
10 1 (0.62%) Life Science
10 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (59.88%) Windows
2 46 (28.40%) Linux
3 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (20.99%) Windows Server
5 26 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (14.20%) Unix
7 21 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.41%) Solaris
10 10 (6.17%) AIX
11 9 (5.56%) Windows 7
12 6 (3.70%) CentOS
13 4 (2.47%) Debian
13 4 (2.47%) HPUX
13 4 (2.47%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.47%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.93%) ITIL
2 23 (14.20%) Kalman Filter
3 21 (12.96%) Load Balancing
4 20 (12.35%) Migration
5 12 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (6.79%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.17%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.17%) Project Management
8 9 (5.56%) Change Control
8 9 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.32%) DevOps
10 7 (4.32%) High Availability
10 7 (4.32%) Web Filtering
11 6 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.70%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.70%) Information Security
11 6 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.43%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.73%) SQL
3 15 (9.26%) PHP
4 14 (8.64%) Bash Shell
4 14 (8.64%) Perl
4 14 (8.64%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.17%) Java
6 8 (4.94%) Python
7 7 (4.32%) C
8 4 (2.47%) C++
8 4 (2.47%) Korn
8 4 (2.47%) Lisp
9 2 (1.23%) C#
9 2 (1.23%) Go
9 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.23%) JCL
9 2 (1.23%) Ruby
9 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (13.58%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.88%) CCNA
4 16 (9.88%) SC Cleared
5 15 (9.26%) MCITP
6 14 (8.64%) CCNP
7 13 (8.02%) MCSA
7 13 (8.02%) MCSE
8 8 (4.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (4.32%) MCTS
9 7 (4.32%) RHCE
10 6 (3.70%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.47%) Degree
11 4 (2.47%) MCP
12 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.23%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.62%) CEH
14 1 (0.62%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) SLA
2 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 83 (51.23%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.88%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.41%) vSphere
5 10 (6.17%) XenApp
6 7 (4.32%) UAG
7 6 (3.70%) iptables
7 6 (3.70%) Sendmail
8 5 (3.09%) NFS
9 4 (2.47%) Brightmail
9 4 (2.47%) Dovecot
9 4 (2.47%) KVM
9 4 (2.47%) Squid
9 4 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.47%) XenServer
10 3 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.85%) vCloud
10 3 (1.85%) Xen
11 2 (1.23%) Samba
11 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (11.11%) SCCM
2 17 (10.49%) Puppet
3 8 (4.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (4.32%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.47%) Cacti
6 4 (2.47%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.47%) Nagios
6 4 (2.47%) OpenNebula
6 4 (2.47%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.85%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.85%) SCOM
7 3 (1.85%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.23%) yum
Vendors
1 53 (32.72%) Cisco
2 51 (31.48%) VMware
3 49 (30.25%) Microsoft
4 28 (17.28%) Citrix
5 21 (12.96%) Palo Alto
6 19 (11.73%) HP
7 17 (10.49%) IBM
7 17 (10.49%) Red Hat
8 16 (9.88%) Oracle
9 12 (7.41%) CheckPoint
9 12 (7.41%) Dell
9 12 (7.41%) Fortinet
10 10 (6.17%) Symantec
11 8 (4.94%) NetApp
11 8 (4.94%) Remedy
12 7 (4.32%) Brocade
12 7 (4.32%) Juniper
12 7 (4.32%) ServiceNow
13 6 (3.70%) F5
13 6 (3.70%) Veritas
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