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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 79 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 74 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 2.34% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.98% 17.88% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £442 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -37.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.13 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £28.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -16.25%
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
463 397 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.98% 13.07% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 199 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Manchester -1 30 £300 -29.82% 20
Cheshire -10 19 £215 -16.09% 13
Merseyside +1 15 £363 - 4
Lancashire -12 5 £375 +38.88%
Cumbria -19 2 £413 - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 117 (78.00%) DHCP
2 95 (63.33%) Windows
3 77 (51.33%) VMware
4 70 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 58 (38.67%) Firewall
6 57 (38.00%) Microsoft
7 53 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (32.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (30.67%) Citrix
10 41 (27.33%) TCP/IP
11 33 (22.00%) ITIL
11 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (21.33%) Cisco
12 32 (21.33%) LAN
12 32 (21.33%) WAN
13 30 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (17.33%) PowerShell
15 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
16 24 (16.00%) VPN
16 24 (16.00%) IIS
16 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (15.33%) HTTP
17 23 (15.33%) SAN
18 22 (14.67%) Migration
18 22 (14.67%) XenApp
19 21 (14.00%) SSL
19 21 (14.00%) SQL
20 20 (13.33%) FTP
20 20 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
21 19 (12.67%) XenDesktop

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (16.00%) IIS
2 18 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.33%) Tomcat
4 11 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 9 (6.00%) Apache
6 9 (6.00%) WebSphere
6 9 (6.00%) Jetty
6 9 (6.00%) nginx
7 7 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.67%) Lync
8 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.33%) JBoss
10 2 (1.33%) CMS
11 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (12.00%) MS Office
2 16 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.33%) MS Project
3 2 (1.33%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.67%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (5.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (5.33%) Google App Engine
4 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (3.33%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.33%) Route 53
5 5 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.67%) SaaS
7 1 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Office 365
7 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 117 (78.00%) DHCP
2 58 (38.67%) Firewall
3 41 (27.33%) TCP/IP
4 32 (21.33%) LAN
4 32 (21.33%) WAN
5 24 (16.00%) VPN
6 23 (15.33%) HTTP
6 23 (15.33%) SAN
7 21 (14.00%) SSL
8 20 (13.33%) FTP
9 19 (12.67%) Wireless
10 17 (11.33%) BGP
11 16 (10.67%) VoIP
12 15 (10.00%) Network Security
12 15 (10.00%) OSPF
13 14 (9.33%) IPsec
14 12 (8.00%) EIGRP
14 12 (8.00%) SMTP
14 12 (8.00%) VLAN
15 11 (7.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.00%) MySQL
2 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) Big Data
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (8.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.33%) Hudson
2 5 (3.33%) Maven
3 3 (2.00%) MSI
4 2 (1.33%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.67%) JUnit
General
1 10 (6.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Retail
2 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.67%) Marketing
3 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.67%) Law
3 4 (2.67%) Electronics
4 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.33%) Publishing
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (15.33%) Consultant
2 18 (12.00%) Analyst
3 13 (8.67%) Network Consultant
3 13 (8.67%) Network Engineer
4 12 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.00%) Administrator
7 8 (5.33%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.67%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Desktop Administrator
9 6 (4.00%) Architect
10 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.33%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
11 4 (2.67%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.67%) .NET
2 9 (6.00%) Servlets
3 8 (5.33%) J2EE
4 7 (4.67%) 802.1X
5 6 (4.00%) HTML
6 2 (1.33%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.33%) Memcached
7 1 (0.67%) Web Services
7 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.00%) Clustering
3 9 (6.00%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.67%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.67%) Fat Client
5 6 (4.00%) iPhone
5 6 (4.00%) iPad
5 6 (4.00%) Smartphone
5 6 (4.00%) Device Driver
6 5 (3.33%) Replication
7 4 (2.67%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.67%) DTV
8 3 (2.00%) Statistics
8 3 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.33%) GIS
10 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 95 (63.33%) Windows
2 49 (32.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (12.67%) Linux
6 18 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.00%) CentOS
8 4 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.00%) UNIX
10 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.33%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) ITIL
2 22 (14.67%) Migration
3 16 (10.67%) Server Building
4 15 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 12 (8.00%) Network Management
6 11 (7.33%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (6.67%) Open Source
8 9 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (6.00%) Information Security
9 8 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.33%) Project Management
10 7 (4.67%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.67%) DevOps
10 7 (4.67%) SIEM
11 6 (4.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.00%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.33%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.00%) SQL
3 11 (7.33%) Java
4 7 (4.67%) VBScript
5 6 (4.00%) Perl
6 5 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.67%) PHP
7 4 (2.67%) Python
8 3 (2.00%) Ruby
9 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.33%) C
10 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (12.67%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.67%) MCP
4 16 (10.67%) CCNP
5 15 (10.00%) CCNA
6 13 (8.67%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (8.67%) SC Cleared
7 12 (8.00%) MCSE
8 10 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (6.00%) MCITP
9 9 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (4.67%) MCSA
11 4 (2.67%) CCIE
11 4 (2.67%) CISSP
11 4 (2.67%) A+ Certification
11 4 (2.67%) CEH
12 3 (2.00%) Degree
13 2 (1.33%) PMP
13 2 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.33%) SLA
2 5 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (2.67%) QA
4 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 53 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.67%) XenApp
4 19 (12.67%) XenDesktop
5 16 (10.67%) VMware ESX
6 15 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 15 (10.00%) vSphere
7 14 (9.33%) XenServer
8 10 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (5.33%) Xen
9 8 (5.33%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (5.33%) Terminal Services
10 7 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.00%) NFS
11 3 (2.00%) iptables
12 2 (1.33%) Varnish
12 2 (1.33%) Postfix
12 2 (1.33%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) SCCM
1 15 (10.00%) Puppet
2 8 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.33%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.67%) SCOM
5 4 (2.67%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.00%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.00%) WSUS
6 3 (2.00%) Nagios
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.00%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.33%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.33%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 77 (51.33%) VMware
2 57 (38.00%) Microsoft
3 46 (30.67%) Citrix
4 32 (21.33%) Cisco
5 16 (10.67%) HP
6 13 (8.67%) Symantec
7 9 (6.00%) McAfee
7 9 (6.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.33%) AppSense
8 8 (5.33%) Google
9 7 (4.67%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.67%) Juniper
10 5 (3.33%) NetApp
10 5 (3.33%) Dell
10 5 (3.33%) SAP
10 5 (3.33%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.67%) F5
11 4 (2.67%) Compaq
11 4 (2.67%) Sophos
12 3 (2.00%) Fortinet
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