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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 96 85 89
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 32 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 1.59% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.64% 11.68% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 13
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £213 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.30 £25.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £27.30 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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
419 368 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.59% 13.64% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 179 192
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 53
Average hourly rate £18.13 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester -14 12 £220 -26.66% 14
Merseyside -1 10 £279 - 1
Cheshire -2 5 £338 +2.93% 5
Lancashire -18 5 £269 +19.44% 1
Cumbria - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 81 (76.42%) DHCP
2 77 (72.64%) Windows
3 63 (59.43%) Active Directory
4 52 (49.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (44.34%) VMware
6 37 (34.91%) TCP/IP
7 35 (33.02%) Microsoft
8 31 (29.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (27.36%) Citrix
10 28 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (21.70%) Configuration Management
11 23 (21.70%) IIS
12 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (19.81%) Clustering
14 20 (18.87%) XenApp
14 20 (18.87%) Windows 7
14 20 (18.87%) Firewall
15 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
16 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (16.98%) SQL
16 18 (16.98%) MCSE
16 18 (16.98%) LAN
17 17 (16.04%) SharePoint
17 17 (16.04%) Linux
17 17 (16.04%) SCCM
18 16 (15.09%) ITIL
18 16 (15.09%) HP
18 16 (15.09%) Puppet
19 15 (14.15%) WAN
19 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (21.70%) IIS
2 17 (16.04%) SharePoint
3 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
4 9 (8.49%) Apache
5 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (6.60%) Tomcat
6 7 (6.60%) Jetty
6 7 (6.60%) WebSphere
6 7 (6.60%) nginx
7 6 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.72%) Lync
9 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.55%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (7.55%) Route 53
3 8 (7.55%) Amazon S3
4 7 (6.60%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (6.60%) SaaS
5 6 (5.66%) PaaS
5 6 (5.66%) Google App Engine
5 6 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (76.42%) DHCP
2 37 (34.91%) TCP/IP
3 20 (18.87%) Firewall
4 18 (16.98%) LAN
5 15 (14.15%) WAN
6 12 (11.32%) HTTP
7 11 (10.38%) SAN
8 9 (8.49%) SSL
8 9 (8.49%) FTP
9 8 (7.55%) VLAN
9 8 (7.55%) SMS
10 7 (6.60%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (6.60%) Wireless
10 7 (6.60%) IPsec
11 6 (5.66%) VPN
12 5 (4.72%) DMZ
13 4 (3.77%) iSCSI
13 4 (3.77%) Network Security
13 4 (3.77%) VoIP
13 4 (3.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (8.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) Big Data
3 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.55%) Hudson
2 8 (7.55%) Maven
3 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (0.94%) Subversion
5 1 (0.94%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Banking
2 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Local Government
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (10.38%) Administrator
2 8 (7.55%) Server Engineer
2 8 (7.55%) Consultant
2 8 (7.55%) Support Engineer
3 6 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (5.66%) SharePoint Administrator
3 6 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (5.66%) Analyst
4 5 (4.72%) Network Engineer
5 4 (3.77%) IT Support
5 4 (3.77%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (3.77%) Architect
5 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
5 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (3.77%) Developer
6 3 (2.83%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (2.83%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (2.83%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.21%) .NET
2 6 (5.66%) ODBC
2 6 (5.66%) Servlets
3 5 (4.72%) J2EE
4 2 (1.89%) Middleware
5 1 (0.94%) Web Services
5 1 (0.94%) HTML
5 1 (0.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Clustering
2 14 (13.21%) Open Source
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.77%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.89%) Life Science
5 2 (1.89%) Replication
5 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) PKI
6 1 (0.94%) CCTV
6 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
6 1 (0.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 77 (72.64%) Windows
2 52 (49.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (29.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (18.87%) Windows 7
6 17 (16.04%) Linux
7 13 (12.26%) Windows XP
8 10 (9.43%) CentOS
9 7 (6.60%) Windows 2000
10 5 (4.72%) UNIX
10 5 (4.72%) Solaris
11 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.89%) AIX
12 2 (1.89%) HPUX
13 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) Configuration Management
2 16 (15.09%) ITIL
3 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (12.26%) Migration
5 12 (11.32%) DevOps
6 10 (9.43%) Load Balancing
6 10 (9.43%) Project Management
7 7 (6.60%) High Availability
8 6 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.77%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.77%) Automated Testing
10 3 (2.83%) ERP
10 3 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.83%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (2.83%) Network Management
10 3 (2.83%) Capacity Management
11 2 (1.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 18 (16.98%) SQL
3 12 (11.32%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) C
5 3 (2.83%) Ruby
6 2 (1.89%) PHP
6 2 (1.89%) Python
7 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.94%) VBScript
7 1 (0.94%) Perl
7 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (16.98%) MCSE
2 15 (14.15%) SC Cleared
2 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (10.38%) CCNA
5 8 (7.55%) MCITP
6 6 (5.66%) MCTS
6 6 (5.66%) MCP
7 2 (1.89%) Degree
7 2 (1.89%) MCSA
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CCEA
8 1 (0.94%) PMP
8 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CCIE
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.94%) CCEE
8 1 (0.94%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (59.43%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (18.87%) XenApp
4 15 (14.15%) Hyper-V
5 12 (11.32%) XenServer
6 8 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (7.55%) Xen
7 7 (6.60%) VMware ESX
8 6 (5.66%) XenDesktop
9 5 (4.72%) Firmware
9 5 (4.72%) DFS Replication
10 4 (3.77%) vSphere
11 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.89%) NFS
12 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.94%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.94%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) SCCM
2 16 (15.09%) Puppet
3 8 (7.55%) Vagrant
3 8 (7.55%) SCOM
4 5 (4.72%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.77%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.83%) WSUS
6 3 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.94%) MOM
8 1 (0.94%) Nagios
8 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.94%) Ansible
8 1 (0.94%) Opsview
8 1 (0.94%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 47 (44.34%) VMware
2 35 (33.02%) Microsoft
3 29 (27.36%) Citrix
4 16 (15.09%) HP
5 12 (11.32%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.38%) Cisco
6 11 (10.38%) Dell
6 11 (10.38%) AppSense
7 8 (7.55%) Oracle
8 6 (5.66%) RightScale
8 6 (5.66%) Google
9 4 (3.77%) IBM
10 3 (2.83%) McAfee
10 3 (2.83%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.89%) Spiceworks
11 2 (1.89%) Sun
11 2 (1.89%) Remedy
11 2 (1.89%) NetApp
11 2 (1.89%) StorageTek
11 2 (1.89%) CheckPoint
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