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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 89 84 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -32
Contract jobs citing DNS 79 75 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 1.93% 3.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.46% 14.76% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 38
Average daily rate £375 £275 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -45.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £25.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +59.37%
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
587 508 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.58% 13.09% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 237 165
Average daily rate £385 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 35
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +12 42 £388 +40.90% 13
Lancashire -2 14 £375 +36.36%
Cheshire -14 14 £290 -5.69% 4
Merseyside -12 8 £413 +26.92% 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 109 (62.29%) Windows
2 101 (57.71%) DHCP
3 81 (46.29%) Active Directory
4 57 (32.57%) Cisco
4 57 (32.57%) Firewall
5 53 (30.29%) VMware
6 46 (26.29%) TCP/IP
6 46 (26.29%) Microsoft
7 43 (24.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (24.57%) Windows Server
8 38 (21.71%) Linux
8 38 (21.71%) MS Exchange
9 37 (21.14%) ITIL
10 36 (20.57%) LAN
11 35 (20.00%) SSL
11 35 (20.00%) Migration
12 31 (17.71%) VPN
12 31 (17.71%) Citrix
13 29 (16.57%) WAN
13 29 (16.57%) Data Centre
13 29 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (14.86%) SQL
15 25 (14.29%) Network Security
16 24 (13.71%) Kalman Filter
16 24 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (13.14%) Unix
17 23 (13.14%) SMTP
17 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
18 22 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (12.00%) Windows 7

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 38 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.71%) IIS
3 15 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 14 (8.00%) Apache
4 14 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.29%) Skype for Business
6 10 (5.71%) WebSphere
7 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (4.57%) WebLogic
8 8 (4.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (3.43%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (2.86%) JBoss
10 5 (2.86%) OpenStack
11 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (2.29%) nginx
11 4 (2.29%) SAS
12 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.14%) Jetty
Applications
1 16 (9.14%) MS Office
2 8 (4.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.29%) Office 365
2 8 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.14%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.14%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (57.71%) DHCP
2 57 (32.57%) Firewall
3 46 (26.29%) TCP/IP
4 36 (20.57%) LAN
5 35 (20.00%) SSL
6 31 (17.71%) VPN
7 29 (16.57%) WAN
8 25 (14.29%) Network Security
9 23 (13.14%) SMTP
10 21 (12.00%) SSH
11 19 (10.86%) VoIP
12 17 (9.71%) VLAN
12 17 (9.71%) Wireless
13 16 (9.14%) BGP
13 16 (9.14%) IPsec
14 13 (7.43%) SNMP
15 12 (6.86%) HTTP
15 12 (6.86%) OSPF
16 11 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.57%) DB2
4 6 (3.43%) MySQL
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 10 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.00%) Subversion
3 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.71%) Maven
5 2 (1.14%) Gradle
5 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.14%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.57%) Ant
6 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (6.86%) Banking
2 11 (6.29%) Finance
3 7 (4.00%) Local Government
4 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.71%) Legal
7 2 (1.14%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 27 (15.43%) Network Engineer
2 25 (14.29%) Architect
3 20 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.71%) Analyst
5 12 (6.86%) DBA
6 11 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (6.29%) Consultant
6 11 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.29%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.14%) Active Directory Engineer
7 9 (5.14%) Developer
8 8 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.57%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.86%) .NET
2 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET
2 11 (6.29%) Web Services
3 10 (5.71%) Middleware
4 8 (4.57%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (4.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (2.29%) LAMP
6 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.14%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.14%) CSS
6 2 (1.14%) HTML
6 2 (1.14%) HTML5
6 2 (1.14%) J2EE
6 2 (1.14%) JSP
6 2 (1.14%) Servlets
6 2 (1.14%) WAMP
7 1 (0.57%) CSS3
7 1 (0.57%) Laravel
7 1 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.86%) Clustering
4 7 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.43%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.43%) NHS
6 5 (2.86%) PKI
6 5 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.29%) iSeries
7 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.71%) Statistics
9 2 (1.14%) PMI
9 2 (1.14%) Replication
9 2 (1.14%) Tandem
9 2 (1.14%) User Experience
9 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.57%) CCTV
10 1 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 109 (62.29%) Windows
2 43 (24.57%) Windows Server
2 43 (24.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (21.71%) Linux
4 24 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (13.14%) Unix
6 22 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (12.00%) Windows 7
8 12 (6.86%) Solaris
9 10 (5.71%) AIX
10 5 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.86%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.29%) CentOS
11 4 (2.29%) Debian
11 4 (2.29%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.29%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.14%) HPUX
13 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.14%) ITIL
2 35 (20.00%) Migration
3 24 (13.71%) Kalman Filter
4 21 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 12 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (6.29%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (5.14%) Change Control
9 8 (4.57%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.00%) Web Filtering
11 6 (3.43%) DevOps
11 6 (3.43%) Information Security
11 6 (3.43%) Project Management
12 5 (2.86%) High Availability
12 5 (2.86%) Identity Management
12 5 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.86%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.86%) Software Engineering
12 5 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.86%) SQL
2 18 (10.29%) PowerShell
3 14 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.29%) Perl
4 11 (6.29%) PHP
5 10 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.00%) Python
7 6 (3.43%) C
7 6 (3.43%) Java
8 4 (2.29%) C++
8 4 (2.29%) Korn
8 4 (2.29%) Lisp
9 3 (1.71%) C#
10 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.14%) JCL
10 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.57%) Go
11 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (10.86%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.57%) CCNP
5 13 (7.43%) CCNA
6 11 (6.29%) MCSA
7 10 (5.71%) MCITP
8 9 (5.14%) MCSE
9 8 (4.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.71%) Degree
10 3 (1.71%) MCP
10 3 (1.71%) MCTS
10 3 (1.71%) RHCE
11 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.14%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.57%) CEH
12 1 (0.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 81 (46.29%) Active Directory
2 29 (16.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.43%) XenApp
5 10 (5.71%) vSphere
6 8 (4.57%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.57%) XenServer
7 7 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.43%) Sendmail
9 4 (2.29%) Brightmail
9 4 (2.29%) Dovecot
9 4 (2.29%) iptables
9 4 (2.29%) KVM
9 4 (2.29%) Squid
10 3 (1.71%) UAG
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (8.00%) SCCM
2 11 (6.29%) Puppet
3 8 (4.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.29%) Cacti
6 4 (2.29%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.29%) Nagios
6 4 (2.29%) OpenNebula
7 3 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.71%) SCOM
7 3 (1.71%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 57 (32.57%) Cisco
2 53 (30.29%) VMware
3 46 (26.29%) Microsoft
4 31 (17.71%) Citrix
5 21 (12.00%) Palo Alto
6 19 (10.86%) IBM
7 15 (8.57%) Oracle
8 14 (8.00%) HP
9 13 (7.43%) Fortinet
10 12 (6.86%) CheckPoint
11 10 (5.71%) Symantec
12 9 (5.14%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.57%) Dell
14 7 (4.00%) F5
14 7 (4.00%) Juniper
15 6 (3.43%) NetApp
15 6 (3.43%) Remedy
15 6 (3.43%) Splunk
15 6 (3.43%) Veritas
16 5 (2.86%) IronPort
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