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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 90 91 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing DNS 66 77 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 1.72% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 13.01% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 58
Median daily rate £425 £377 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.88% +25.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £201 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.33 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% -6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.86 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £22.70 £87.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.43% +19.58%
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
539 592 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.20% 13.20% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 336 274
Median daily rate £413 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +9 45 £375 -6.25% 23
Cheshire +10 11 £460 +50.81% 3
Merseyside +1 7 £425 - 1
Cumbria +13 1 - -
Lancashire +10 1 - - 6
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 86 (65.65%) Windows
2 80 (61.07%) Active Directory
3 73 (55.73%) DHCP
4 56 (42.75%) VMware
5 47 (35.88%) Firewall
6 46 (35.11%) Microsoft
7 43 (32.82%) Linux
8 37 (28.24%) TCP/IP
8 37 (28.24%) Windows Server
9 36 (27.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (26.72%) LAN
11 33 (25.19%) ITIL
11 33 (25.19%) Cisco
12 31 (23.66%) WAN
13 23 (17.56%) Citrix
13 23 (17.56%) VLAN
13 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
16 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (13.74%) Red Hat
17 18 (13.74%) Apache
17 18 (13.74%) Unix
17 18 (13.74%) SQL Server
17 18 (13.74%) Migration
17 18 (13.74%) Puppet
18 17 (12.98%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (12.21%) MS Exchange
19 16 (12.21%) Jenkins

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 18 (13.74%) Apache
2 16 (12.21%) MS Exchange
3 12 (9.16%) Skype for Business
3 12 (9.16%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.63%) IIS
4 10 (7.63%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.11%) JBoss
6 7 (5.34%) OpenStack
6 7 (5.34%) SAS
7 6 (4.58%) IBM Notes
8 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (3.05%) nginx
9 4 (3.05%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.53%) Jetty
10 2 (1.53%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.16%) MS Office
3 2 (1.53%) MS Project
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.53%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.69%) Office 365
3 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.29%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.29%) IaaS
6 2 (1.53%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.53%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) PaaS
6 2 (1.53%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (55.73%) DHCP
2 47 (35.88%) Firewall
3 37 (28.24%) TCP/IP
4 35 (26.72%) LAN
5 31 (23.66%) WAN
6 23 (17.56%) VLAN
7 14 (10.69%) Internet
7 14 (10.69%) SAN
7 14 (10.69%) SMTP
8 13 (9.92%) SSL
9 12 (9.16%) LDAP
9 12 (9.16%) Network Security
10 10 (7.63%) HTTP
10 10 (7.63%) iSCSI
10 10 (7.63%) VPN
11 9 (6.87%) MPLS
11 9 (6.87%) VoIP
12 8 (6.11%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (5.34%) WLAN
14 6 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.87%) MySQL
3 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.76%) DB2
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (12.21%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.05%) Maven
4 3 (2.29%) GoCD
4 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.53%) Ant
5 2 (1.53%) Gradle
5 2 (1.53%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.53%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.58%) Banking
2 5 (3.82%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.53%) Local Government
4 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) French Language
5 1 (0.76%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (11.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (10.69%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.92%) Network Engineer
4 12 (9.16%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (8.40%) Analyst
5 11 (8.40%) Architect
5 11 (8.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Designer
7 7 (5.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.58%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Consultant
8 6 (4.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.82%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.63%) .NET
2 6 (4.58%) .NET Framework
2 6 (4.58%) JSP
2 6 (4.58%) LAMP
3 4 (3.05%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.05%) Web Services
4 3 (2.29%) Middleware
4 3 (2.29%) WAMP
5 2 (1.53%) J2EE
5 2 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.53%) OpenEmbedded
5 2 (1.53%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.53%) Servlets
5 2 (1.53%) WebKit
5 2 (1.53%) Yocto
6 1 (0.76%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.76%) HTML
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) PKI
2 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.34%) Replication
4 6 (4.58%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.58%) PMI
4 6 (4.58%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.82%) Clustering
6 4 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.29%) User Experience
8 2 (1.53%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.53%) IVR
8 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.53%) STB
9 1 (0.76%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 86 (65.65%) Windows
2 43 (32.82%) Linux
3 37 (28.24%) Windows Server
4 36 (27.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (13.74%) Unix
7 15 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (9.16%) Windows 7
9 11 (8.40%) CentOS
9 11 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (6.87%) Solaris
11 6 (4.58%) AIX
11 6 (4.58%) Windows 10
12 5 (3.82%) Debian
12 5 (3.82%) Ubuntu
13 4 (3.05%) HPUX
14 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.19%) ITIL
2 18 (13.74%) Migration
3 15 (11.45%) Configuration Management
3 15 (11.45%) Load Balancing
4 12 (9.16%) DevOps
4 12 (9.16%) Project Management
5 11 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.87%) Open Source
6 9 (6.87%) PRINCE2
7 8 (6.11%) Network Design
8 7 (5.34%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.34%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.58%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.58%) ERP
9 6 (4.58%) Security Management
9 6 (4.58%) Server Building
10 5 (3.82%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.92%) Bash Shell
2 13 (9.92%) Java
2 13 (9.92%) PHP
3 10 (7.63%) C
3 10 (7.63%) Perl
3 10 (7.63%) SQL
4 8 (6.11%) Python
5 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.58%) C++
7 5 (3.82%) Korn
8 4 (3.05%) Ruby
9 2 (1.53%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.53%) Go
9 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.76%) Jython
10 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (12.98%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.69%) Security Cleared
4 11 (8.40%) CCNP
4 11 (8.40%) MCSE
5 10 (7.63%) CCNA
5 10 (7.63%) MCITP
5 10 (7.63%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.34%) MCTS
7 6 (4.58%) MCSA
7 6 (4.58%) PMI Certification
7 6 (4.58%) RHCE
8 5 (3.82%) Degree
9 3 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.29%) CCIE
10 2 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.53%) MCP
10 2 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) QA
3 3 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (61.07%) Active Directory
2 35 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.69%) XenApp
4 13 (9.92%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.92%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.34%) iptables
5 7 (5.34%) vSphere
6 6 (4.58%) UAG
7 5 (3.82%) Dovecot
7 5 (3.82%) KVM
7 5 (3.82%) Sendmail
7 5 (3.82%) Squid
8 4 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.05%) NFS
8 4 (3.05%) vCloud
8 4 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.05%) Xen
9 3 (2.29%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.53%) Docker
10 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (13.74%) Puppet
2 11 (8.40%) SCCM
3 6 (4.58%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (3.82%) Cacti
4 5 (3.82%) HAProxy
4 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.82%) Nagios
4 5 (3.82%) OpenNebula
4 5 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.05%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.05%) WSUS
6 3 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.53%) Ansible
7 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.53%) vMotion
7 2 (1.53%) yum
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 56 (42.75%) VMware
2 46 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 33 (25.19%) Cisco
4 23 (17.56%) Citrix
5 18 (13.74%) Red Hat
6 15 (11.45%) HP
7 13 (9.92%) Oracle
8 12 (9.16%) Dell
9 7 (5.34%) IBM
9 7 (5.34%) Splunk
10 6 (4.58%) Brocade
10 6 (4.58%) Lotus
10 6 (4.58%) Symantec
11 5 (3.82%) AppSense
11 5 (3.82%) Intel Security
11 5 (3.82%) NetApp
11 5 (3.82%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.82%) Remedy
11 5 (3.82%) ServiceNow
12 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
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