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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 59 88 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.10% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.53% 14.79% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 52 29
Median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Median hourly rate £19.63 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.24% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £35.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
471 595 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.79% 14.20% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 353 247
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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
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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +6 44 £311 -13.24% 19
Cheshire +15 11 £520 +112.24% 6
Merseyside 0 3 £548 +25.14% 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 79 (70.54%) DHCP
2 69 (61.61%) Windows
3 68 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 53 (47.32%) Firewall
5 52 (46.43%) VMware
6 38 (33.93%) LAN
7 35 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 34 (30.36%) WAN
9 33 (29.46%) Cisco
9 33 (29.46%) Linux
10 32 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 30 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (25.89%) VLAN
13 26 (23.21%) Windows Server
14 23 (20.54%) Migration
15 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
16 21 (18.75%) Citrix
17 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (16.07%) VMware ESX
19 17 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
19 17 (15.18%) ITIL
19 17 (15.18%) SMTP
19 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (15.18%) Network Security
20 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
20 16 (14.29%) Unix
21 14 (12.50%) MS Excel
21 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
22 13 (11.61%) Puppet
22 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure

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 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.82%) Skype for Business
3 9 (8.04%) Apache
4 7 (6.25%) SAS
5 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.36%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.46%) OpenStack
7 4 (3.57%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.68%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (2.68%) IIS
8 3 (2.68%) Jetty
8 3 (2.68%) nginx
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.79%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.89%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.93%) Office 365
4 5 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.79%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (70.54%) DHCP
2 53 (47.32%) Firewall
3 38 (33.93%) LAN
4 34 (30.36%) WAN
5 32 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 29 (25.89%) VLAN
7 17 (15.18%) Network Security
7 17 (15.18%) SMTP
8 13 (11.61%) SAN
9 11 (9.82%) HTTP
9 11 (9.82%) VoIP
10 10 (8.93%) VPN
11 9 (8.04%) iSCSI
12 8 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (7.14%) LDAP
13 7 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (6.25%) Wireless
14 6 (5.36%) Internet
14 6 (5.36%) MPLS
14 6 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.68%) DB2
4 2 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.89%) Redis
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.79%) Subversion
2 2 (1.79%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (4.46%) Banking
1 5 (4.46%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 11 (9.82%) Architect
3 10 (8.93%) Designer
3 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.04%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.36%) Administrator
7 6 (5.36%) Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.57%) Active Directory Administrator
9 4 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Network Designer
9 4 (3.57%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Middleware
2 4 (3.57%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.68%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.79%) J2EE
4 2 (1.79%) OpenEmbedded
4 2 (1.79%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.79%) Servlets
4 2 (1.79%) WebKit
4 2 (1.79%) Yocto
5 1 (0.89%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 8 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.46%) PKI
3 5 (4.46%) Replication
4 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) NHS
5 3 (2.68%) User Experience
6 2 (1.79%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.79%) IVR
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (1.79%) STB
7 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (61.61%) Windows
2 33 (29.46%) Linux
3 26 (23.21%) Windows Server
4 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (14.29%) Unix
7 13 (11.61%) Windows 7
8 12 (10.71%) CentOS
9 11 (9.82%) Solaris
10 8 (7.14%) Windows 10
10 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (5.36%) Debian
11 6 (5.36%) Ubuntu
12 5 (4.46%) AIX
13 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
14 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.54%) Migration
2 17 (15.18%) ITIL
3 11 (9.82%) Load Balancing
4 10 (8.93%) Configuration Management
4 10 (8.93%) Network Design
4 10 (8.93%) Server Building
5 9 (8.04%) DevOps
5 9 (8.04%) Open Source
6 8 (7.14%) Project Management
6 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.14%) Service Management
7 6 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.46%) ERP
8 5 (4.46%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.46%) Service Design
9 4 (3.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (3.57%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.93%) Perl
3 9 (8.04%) C
4 8 (7.14%) Java
4 8 (7.14%) Python
4 8 (7.14%) SQL
5 7 (6.25%) C++
6 6 (5.36%) PHP
7 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.46%) Korn
7 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.68%) Jython
9 2 (1.79%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.89%) Ruby
10 1 (0.89%) VB
10 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.71%) CCNP
4 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.14%) CCNA
6 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.36%) MCSE
8 5 (4.46%) CCIE
9 3 (2.68%) Degree
9 3 (2.68%) MCSA
10 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.79%) CCDP
10 2 (1.79%) MCITP
11 1 (0.89%) CCDA
11 1 (0.89%) CISSP
11 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.89%) MCDST
11 1 (0.89%) MCTS
11 1 (0.89%) SANS
11 1 (0.89%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) QA
3 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 30 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) VMware ESX
4 12 (10.71%) XenApp
5 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.46%) Dovecot
6 5 (4.46%) iptables
6 5 (4.46%) KVM
6 5 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.46%) Sendmail
6 5 (4.46%) Squid
7 4 (3.57%) vSphere
8 3 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.68%) Xen
8 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.89%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) Puppet
2 10 (8.93%) SCCM
3 6 (5.36%) Nagios
4 5 (4.46%) Cacti
4 5 (4.46%) HAProxy
4 5 (4.46%) OpenNebula
5 4 (3.57%) WSUS
6 3 (2.68%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.79%) vMotion
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.89%) QRadar
8 1 (0.89%) SCOM
8 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (46.43%) VMware
2 35 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 33 (29.46%) Cisco
4 21 (18.75%) Citrix
5 13 (11.61%) Oracle
6 12 (10.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (8.04%) HP
8 7 (6.25%) F5
8 7 (6.25%) IBM
9 6 (5.36%) Dell
10 5 (4.46%) AppSense
10 5 (4.46%) RightScale
11 4 (3.57%) Apple
11 4 (3.57%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.57%) Lotus
11 4 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.57%) Sun
11 4 (3.57%) Symantec
12 3 (2.68%) NetApp
12 3 (2.68%) Sophos