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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 70 98
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +28
Contract jobs citing DNS 41 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 2.08% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 13.38% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 14
Average daily rate
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£260 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £342 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £30.93 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
410 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.77% 15.57% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -24 14 £220 -4.86% 5
Merseyside +6 12 £279 -
Lancashire -27 10 £240 +7.58% 2
Cheshire -3 4 £419 +27.71% 6
Cumbria - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 91 (72.80%) Windows
1 91 (72.80%) DHCP
2 74 (59.20%) Active Directory
3 64 (51.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (41.60%) VMware
5 43 (34.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
7 39 (31.20%) TCP/IP
8 35 (28.00%) Citrix
9 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (19.20%) XenApp
10 24 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (19.20%) Clustering
11 23 (18.40%) HP
11 23 (18.40%) MCSE
11 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
12 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
12 22 (17.60%) Configuration Management
13 21 (16.80%) SharePoint
13 21 (16.80%) Linux
13 21 (16.80%) IIS
13 21 (16.80%) SCCM
14 20 (16.00%) Firewall
14 20 (16.00%) SQL
15 19 (15.20%) MS Exchange
16 18 (14.40%) Windows XP
17 17 (13.60%) LAN
17 17 (13.60%) Migration
18 16 (12.80%) Cisco

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 21 (16.80%) IIS
1 21 (16.80%) SharePoint
2 19 (15.20%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (6.40%) Apache
4 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.80%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.80%) Lync
5 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.80%) Jetty
5 6 (4.80%) nginx
6 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.80%) CMS
7 1 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.80%) MS Office
3 4 (3.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.40%) Amazon S3
3 8 (6.40%) Route 53
3 8 (6.40%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (5.60%) SaaS
5 6 (4.80%) PaaS
5 6 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.80%) Google App Engine
5 6 (4.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (72.80%) DHCP
2 39 (31.20%) TCP/IP
3 20 (16.00%) Firewall
4 17 (13.60%) LAN
5 13 (10.40%) WAN
6 11 (8.80%) HTTP
6 11 (8.80%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (8.80%) SAN
7 8 (6.40%) Wireless
7 8 (6.40%) FTP
7 8 (6.40%) SSL
7 8 (6.40%) SMS
8 7 (5.60%) 3G
9 6 (4.80%) IPsec
9 6 (4.80%) VLAN
10 5 (4.00%) DMZ
11 4 (3.20%) Wireshark
11 4 (3.20%) Network Security
11 4 (3.20%) VPN
12 3 (2.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.60%) Big Data
3 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.40%) Hudson
2 8 (6.40%) Maven
3 3 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.60%) JUnit
4 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.80%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.80%) JMeter
5 1 (0.80%) Subversion
5 1 (0.80%) OpenSTA
5 1 (0.80%) JIRA
5 1 (0.80%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Banking
3 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Local Government
5 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.80%) German Language
5 1 (0.80%) Back Office
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (11.20%) Administrator
2 11 (8.80%) Analyst
3 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.40%) Architect
5 8 (6.40%) Consultant
5 8 (6.40%) Server Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) SharePoint Administrator
6 6 (4.80%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Wintel Analyst
7 5 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.20%) Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Network Administrator
8 4 (3.20%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.80%) .NET
2 6 (4.80%) Servlets
2 6 (4.80%) ODBC
3 4 (3.20%) J2EE
4 2 (1.60%) Web Services
5 1 (0.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) Struts
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.80%) JSP
5 1 (0.80%) Flash
5 1 (0.80%) Middleware
5 1 (0.80%) Spring
5 1 (0.80%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.80%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.20%) Clustering
2 14 (11.20%) Open Source
3 6 (4.80%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.80%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) Replication
4 2 (1.60%) PKI
4 2 (1.60%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) Life Science
5 1 (0.80%) NHS
5 1 (0.80%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.80%) CCTV
5 1 (0.80%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 91 (72.80%) Windows
2 64 (51.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (34.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
6 21 (16.80%) Linux
7 18 (14.40%) Windows XP
8 10 (8.00%) CentOS
9 7 (5.60%) Windows 2000
10 6 (4.80%) Solaris
11 5 (4.00%) UNIX
12 3 (2.40%) HPUX
12 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.60%) AIX
14 1 (0.80%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.60%) Configuration Management
2 17 (13.60%) Migration
3 16 (12.80%) ITIL
4 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (10.40%) Load Balancing
5 13 (10.40%) Project Management
6 11 (8.80%) DevOps
7 8 (6.40%) High Availability
8 6 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.20%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.20%) Automated Testing
10 4 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.20%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.40%) Performance Testing
11 3 (2.40%) Network Management
11 3 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.40%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (2.40%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.00%) SQL
3 12 (9.60%) Java
4 6 (4.80%) C
5 2 (1.60%) PHP
5 2 (1.60%) Ruby
6 1 (0.80%) C#
6 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.80%) VBScript
6 1 (0.80%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (18.40%) MCSE
3 15 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (8.80%) CCNA
4 11 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (8.80%) MCITP
5 8 (6.40%) MCTS
6 7 (5.60%) MCP
7 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.60%) MCSA
8 1 (0.80%) CCIE
8 1 (0.80%) ISEB
8 1 (0.80%) CCEA
8 1 (0.80%) CCEE
8 1 (0.80%) CCIA
8 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.80%) PMP
8 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (59.20%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (19.20%) XenApp
4 16 (12.80%) XenServer
4 16 (12.80%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.40%) XenDesktop
5 8 (6.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (6.40%) vSphere
6 7 (5.60%) Xen
7 5 (4.00%) DFS Replication
7 5 (4.00%) Firmware
7 5 (4.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.60%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.80%) NFS
10 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (16.80%) SCCM
2 14 (11.20%) Puppet
3 11 (8.80%) SCOM
4 8 (6.40%) Vagrant
5 6 (4.80%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.00%) SCVMM
6 5 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (2.40%) WSUS
8 2 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.80%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.80%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.80%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 52 (41.60%) VMware
2 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (28.00%) Citrix
4 23 (18.40%) HP
5 16 (12.80%) Cisco
6 14 (11.20%) Dell
7 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
8 11 (8.80%) AppSense
9 7 (5.60%) IBM
10 6 (4.80%) Oracle
10 6 (4.80%) RightScale
10 6 (4.80%) Google
11 4 (3.20%) NetApp
11 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.40%) Spiceworks
12 3 (2.40%) Compaq
12 3 (2.40%) Symantec
13 2 (1.60%) Remedy
13 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.60%) F5
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