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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 115 80 86
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 34 54 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 1.96% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.46% 15.08% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 10
Average daily rate
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£294 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £223 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £445 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -3.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.71 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £39.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+53.12% -5.88%
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
456 358 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.23% 13.01% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 152 152
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 49
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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
Merseyside -2 12 £350 - 3
Manchester -29 9 £288 -17.85% 25
Cheshire -12 8 £203 -37.69% 15
Lancashire -20 5 £288 +28.34% 3
Cumbria - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 73 (83.91%) DHCP
2 61 (70.11%) Windows
3 50 (57.47%) Active Directory
4 37 (42.53%) VMware
5 35 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (36.78%) TCP/IP
7 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
8 26 (29.89%) Citrix
9 23 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (24.14%) Firewall
11 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (21.84%) Configuration Management
12 19 (21.84%) Hyper-V
13 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (19.54%) Windows 7
14 17 (19.54%) Clustering
15 16 (18.39%) XenApp
15 16 (18.39%) SCCM
15 16 (18.39%) ITIL
15 16 (18.39%) IIS
16 15 (17.24%) SAN
16 15 (17.24%) PowerShell
17 14 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (16.09%) WAN
17 14 (16.09%) LAN
17 14 (16.09%) Puppet
18 13 (14.94%) Linux
18 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
19 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 16 (18.39%) IIS
2 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.20%) Apache
5 6 (6.90%) Jetty
5 6 (6.90%) nginx
5 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.75%) Lync
7 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 3 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.05%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (6.90%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (6.90%) Route 53
4 6 (6.90%) Amazon S3
4 6 (6.90%) Google App Engine
5 4 (4.60%) SaaS
6 3 (3.45%) PaaS
6 3 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (83.91%) DHCP
2 32 (36.78%) TCP/IP
3 21 (24.14%) Firewall
4 15 (17.24%) SAN
5 14 (16.09%) WAN
5 14 (16.09%) LAN
6 11 (12.64%) HTTP
7 9 (10.34%) VPN
7 9 (10.34%) SSL
7 9 (10.34%) FTP
8 8 (9.20%) VLAN
8 8 (9.20%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (9.20%) IPsec
9 7 (8.05%) SMS
10 6 (6.90%) VoIP
10 6 (6.90%) Wireless
10 6 (6.90%) DMZ
11 4 (4.60%) iSCSI
11 4 (4.60%) 3G
12 3 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.90%) Hudson
2 6 (6.90%) Maven
3 2 (2.30%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.15%) JUnit
4 1 (1.15%) Subversion
4 1 (1.15%) JIRA
4 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (4.60%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.15%) Local Government
4 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (12.64%) Support Engineer
2 8 (9.20%) Analyst
3 7 (8.05%) Consultant
3 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) Server Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Administrator
5 5 (5.75%) Wintel Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) IT Support
6 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.60%) Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) J2EE
2 5 (5.75%) Servlets
3 3 (3.45%) Middleware
4 2 (2.30%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.30%) Web Services
4 2 (2.30%) ODBC
5 1 (1.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) Clustering
2 12 (13.79%) Open Source
3 6 (6.90%) Replication
4 5 (5.75%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.75%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.30%) iPad
6 2 (2.30%) iPhone
6 2 (2.30%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.30%) Life Science
6 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.15%) CCTV
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (70.11%) Windows
2 35 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (19.54%) Windows 7
6 13 (14.94%) Linux
7 9 (10.34%) Windows XP
8 7 (8.05%) Windows 2000
9 6 (6.90%) CentOS
10 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.30%) UNIX
11 2 (2.30%) HPUX
11 2 (2.30%) Solaris
12 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Configuration Management
2 16 (18.39%) ITIL
3 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (13.79%) Migration
4 10 (11.49%) DevOps
5 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.05%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.90%) High Availability
8 5 (5.75%) Network Management
9 4 (4.60%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.60%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.60%) ERP
9 4 (4.60%) Project Management
10 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.45%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.30%) Software Deployment
11 2 (2.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.20%) Java
3 6 (6.90%) SQL
4 3 (3.45%) VBScript
5 2 (2.30%) Ruby
5 2 (2.30%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) C
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.15%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.64%) MCSE
3 11 (12.64%) CCNA
4 3 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.45%) MCP
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
4 3 (3.45%) MCITP
5 2 (2.30%) CCEE
5 2 (2.30%) CCIA
5 2 (2.30%) VCP4
5 2 (2.30%) MCSA
5 2 (2.30%) CCEA
5 2 (2.30%) CCIE
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PMP
6 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) SLA
3 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (57.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (21.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (18.39%) XenApp
5 9 (10.34%) XenDesktop
6 8 (9.20%) VMware ESX
6 8 (9.20%) Xen
7 7 (8.05%) DFS Replication
8 6 (6.90%) Firmware
9 5 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (5.75%) XenServer
10 4 (4.60%) vSphere
11 3 (3.45%) Terminal Services
11 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (2.30%) NFS
12 2 (2.30%) Terminal Server
13 1 (1.15%) Samba
13 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) SCCM
2 14 (16.09%) Puppet
3 6 (6.90%) Vagrant
3 6 (6.90%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.45%) WSUS
4 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.30%) SCOM
6 1 (1.15%) MOM
6 1 (1.15%) Nagios
6 1 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.15%) PureDisk
6 1 (1.15%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.15%) Opsview
6 1 (1.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) VMware
2 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 26 (29.89%) Citrix
4 11 (12.64%) HP
5 10 (11.49%) Cisco
5 10 (11.49%) Dell
6 9 (10.34%) AppSense
7 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.90%) Google
9 5 (5.75%) McAfee
9 5 (5.75%) Oracle
10 3 (3.45%) NetApp
10 3 (3.45%) RightScale
11 2 (2.30%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.30%) Stellent
11 2 (2.30%) EMC
11 2 (2.30%) Compaq
11 2 (2.30%) Sun
11 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.30%) StorageTek
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