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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / North West
Rank 83 62 112
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +50
Contract jobs citing DNS 53 101 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 2.63% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 17.63% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 13
Median daily rate £340 £365 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £224 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £515 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Median hourly rate £19.63 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.92% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £11.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.86%

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
412 573 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.68% 14.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 314 188
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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 38 £320 -14.66% 15
Cheshire +4 7 £350 -26.31% 4
Lancashire -6 6 £420 +26.79% 3
Merseyside +1 1 £350 -12.50% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 71 (61.21%) DHCP
2 67 (57.76%) Windows
3 66 (56.90%) Active Directory
4 47 (40.52%) VMware
5 46 (39.66%) Firewall
6 43 (37.07%) Linux
7 32 (27.59%) LAN
7 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 31 (26.72%) TCP/IP
9 30 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (24.14%) WAN
10 28 (24.14%) VLAN
11 24 (20.69%) Migration
11 24 (20.69%) Cisco
12 20 (17.24%) Windows Server
13 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
14 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (15.52%) SMTP
14 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
14 18 (15.52%) VMware ESX
15 17 (14.66%) Unix
15 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
16 16 (13.79%) ITIL
16 16 (13.79%) Citrix
17 15 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (12.93%) Perl
17 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
17 15 (12.93%) Network Security
17 15 (12.93%) 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 10 (8.62%) Apache
2 9 (7.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.03%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.17%) IIS
4 6 (5.17%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.31%) OpenStack
5 5 (4.31%) SAS
5 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.45%) Jetty
6 4 (3.45%) nginx
7 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.59%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.59%) Mongrel
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.59%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.72%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) MS Project
3 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.03%) Office 365
4 5 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.59%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.59%) Google App Engine
6 3 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (61.21%) DHCP
2 46 (39.66%) Firewall
3 32 (27.59%) LAN
4 31 (26.72%) TCP/IP
5 28 (24.14%) VLAN
5 28 (24.14%) WAN
6 18 (15.52%) SMTP
7 15 (12.93%) Network Security
8 14 (12.07%) LDAP
9 12 (10.34%) HTTP
10 11 (9.48%) VPN
11 10 (8.62%) SAN
12 9 (7.76%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (7.76%) VoIP
13 8 (6.90%) iSCSI
14 7 (6.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (5.17%) SSL
16 5 (4.31%) IMAP
16 5 (4.31%) MRTG
16 5 (4.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.59%) DB2
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.86%) Redis
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (12.93%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.59%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (12.93%) Network Engineer
2 12 (10.34%) Architect
2 12 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (8.62%) Designer
4 9 (7.76%) Administrator
5 8 (6.90%) Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Active Directory Administrator
9 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Network Designer
9 4 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Middleware
2 5 (4.31%) Memcached
3 4 (3.45%) .NET
4 3 (2.59%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (2.59%) J2EE
4 3 (2.59%) Servlets
4 3 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.72%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.86%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.86%) OpenEmbedded
6 1 (0.86%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.86%) REST
6 1 (0.86%) WebKit
6 1 (0.86%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.03%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.03%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.45%) PKI
3 4 (3.45%) Replication
4 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.59%) NHS
4 3 (2.59%) User Experience
5 2 (1.72%) IVR
6 1 (0.86%) BBC
6 1 (0.86%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.86%) Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.86%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.86%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 67 (57.76%) Windows
2 43 (37.07%) Linux
3 20 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (14.66%) Unix
7 12 (10.34%) CentOS
7 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
8 11 (9.48%) Solaris
9 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (5.17%) Debian
10 6 (5.17%) Ubuntu
10 6 (5.17%) Windows 10
11 5 (4.31%) AIX
12 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.69%) Migration
2 16 (13.79%) ITIL
3 12 (10.34%) Service Management
4 11 (9.48%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.48%) Server Building
5 10 (8.62%) DevOps
5 10 (8.62%) Load Balancing
5 10 (8.62%) Open Source
6 9 (7.76%) Network Design
7 8 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.03%) High Availability
8 7 (6.03%) Project Management
9 6 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.31%) Patch Management
11 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 4 (3.45%) Service Design
11 4 (3.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.93%) Perl
2 10 (8.62%) Bash Shell
2 10 (8.62%) PHP
3 8 (6.90%) C
3 8 (6.90%) Java
3 8 (6.90%) Python
4 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.03%) SQL
5 6 (5.17%) C++
6 5 (4.31%) Korn
6 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.59%) Jython
8 1 (0.86%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.62%) CCNP
4 6 (5.17%) CCNA
4 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.31%) MCSE
6 4 (3.45%) CCIE
7 3 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.59%) Degree
7 3 (2.59%) MCSA
8 2 (1.72%) CCDP
8 2 (1.72%) MCITP
9 1 (0.86%) CCDA
9 1 (0.86%) CISSP
9 1 (0.86%) MCDST
9 1 (0.86%) MCTS
9 1 (0.86%) SANS
9 1 (0.86%) SSCP
9 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) SLA
2 5 (4.31%) QA
3 3 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.52%) VMware ESX
4 10 (8.62%) iptables
4 10 (8.62%) Squid
4 10 (8.62%) XenApp
5 5 (4.31%) Dovecot
5 5 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.31%) KVM
5 5 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.31%) Postfix
5 5 (4.31%) Sendmail
5 5 (4.31%) Varnish
6 3 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.59%) Xen
7 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.72%) vSphere
7 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) Puppet
2 11 (9.48%) Nagios
3 9 (7.76%) SCCM
4 5 (4.31%) Cacti
4 5 (4.31%) HAProxy
4 5 (4.31%) OpenNebula
5 4 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.72%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.72%) WSUS
7 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.86%) QRadar
7 1 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (40.52%) VMware
2 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 24 (20.69%) Cisco
4 16 (13.79%) Citrix
5 14 (12.07%) Oracle
6 13 (11.21%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.90%) IBM
8 7 (6.03%) F5
9 6 (5.17%) HP
10 5 (4.31%) AppSense
10 5 (4.31%) RightScale
11 4 (3.45%) Apple
11 4 (3.45%) Sun
12 3 (2.59%) Dell
12 3 (2.59%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.59%) Google
12 3 (2.59%) Juniper
12 3 (2.59%) NetApp
12 3 (2.59%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.59%) SolarWinds
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