The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 55 88 99
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 98 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.09% 1.33% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.75% 10.09% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 7 20
Average daily rate £282 £225 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £136 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £300 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.97 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% +34.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.21 £15.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £25.97 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +23 47 £345 +43.75% 9
Lancashire +5 28 £245 - 2
Manchester -13 18 £363 +93.33% 16
Merseyside +6 4 - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 124 (81.05%) DHCP
2 82 (53.59%) Windows
3 70 (45.75%) Active Directory
4 54 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 44 (28.76%) Firewall
6 43 (28.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (26.80%) Citrix
8 39 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (23.53%) ITIL
9 36 (23.53%) VMware
10 35 (22.88%) HP
11 33 (21.57%) Security Cleared
12 32 (20.92%) LAN
12 32 (20.92%) vSphere
13 30 (19.61%) WAN
13 30 (19.61%) Migration
14 28 (18.30%) SCCM
15 26 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (16.34%) Linux
17 24 (15.69%) SC Cleared
17 24 (15.69%) XenApp
18 23 (15.03%) TCP/IP
19 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
19 21 (13.73%) Red Hat
20 20 (13.07%) Cisco
20 20 (13.07%) Windows 7
20 20 (13.07%) Amazon EC2
20 20 (13.07%) Amazon S3
20 20 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
20 20 (13.07%) Open Source

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (12.42%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 15 (9.80%) IIS
4 11 (7.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.23%) Apache
6 8 (5.23%) Tomcat
6 8 (5.23%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.58%) Jetty
7 7 (4.58%) nginx
7 7 (4.58%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.61%) Lync
10 2 (1.31%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Exstream
2 4 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.07%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (13.07%) Amazon S3
1 20 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (13.07%) Route 53
1 20 (13.07%) Amazon ELB
2 11 (7.19%) SaaS
3 9 (5.88%) PaaS
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 124 (81.05%) DHCP
2 44 (28.76%) Firewall
3 32 (20.92%) LAN
4 30 (19.61%) WAN
5 23 (15.03%) TCP/IP
6 14 (9.15%) SAN
7 12 (7.84%) VLAN
7 12 (7.84%) HTTP
8 11 (7.19%) VPN
9 10 (6.54%) NetScaler
9 10 (6.54%) Internet
9 10 (6.54%) LDAP
10 9 (5.88%) Wireless
10 9 (5.88%) SSL
10 9 (5.88%) SNMP
10 9 (5.88%) SMTP
10 9 (5.88%) BGP
11 8 (5.23%) 3G
12 7 (4.58%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (4.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.58%) Big Data
3 2 (1.31%) DB2
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (13.07%) Maven
1 20 (13.07%) Hudson
1 20 (13.07%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.58%) JUnit
2 7 (4.58%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (12.42%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.61%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Local Government
4 2 (1.31%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (14.38%) Consultant
2 19 (12.42%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.46%) Migration Engineer
4 15 (9.80%) Data Migration Engineer
5 11 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.54%) Network Engineer
6 10 (6.54%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) Architect
7 9 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.23%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Administrator
10 6 (3.92%) Windows Server Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (2.61%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.58%) Servlets
2 4 (2.61%) Web Services
2 4 (2.61%) .NET
3 3 (1.96%) LAMP
3 3 (1.96%) JSP
4 2 (1.31%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 2 (1.31%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Open Source
2 8 (5.23%) Clustering
3 7 (4.58%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.58%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.27%) Firmware
5 4 (2.61%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.96%) e-Health
7 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.31%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.31%) Social Media
7 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.31%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 82 (53.59%) Windows
2 43 (28.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (16.34%) Linux
5 20 (13.07%) Windows 7
5 20 (13.07%) CentOS
6 18 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 13 (8.50%) Windows 8
8 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.58%) UNIX
10 4 (2.61%) AIX
10 4 (2.61%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.96%) Solaris
12 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.65%) HPUX
13 1 (0.65%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.53%) ITIL
2 30 (19.61%) Migration
3 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
4 20 (13.07%) Data Migration
4 20 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (8.50%) Network Management
7 12 (7.84%) Problem Management
7 12 (7.84%) Project Management
8 11 (7.19%) Service Management
9 10 (6.54%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (6.54%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (5.23%) Performance Testing
11 7 (4.58%) JVM Tuning
12 6 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (3.92%) Information Security
12 6 (3.92%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.92%) Load Balancing
13 5 (3.27%) Web Development
13 5 (3.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.42%) SQL
2 11 (7.19%) Java
3 7 (4.58%) Ruby
4 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.96%) Perl
5 3 (1.96%) VB
6 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.31%) AppleScript
6 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (10.46%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (9.80%) MCSE
6 12 (7.84%) CCNP
7 6 (3.92%) MCP
8 5 (3.27%) MCITP
9 4 (2.61%) CCNA
9 4 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (2.61%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.96%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.96%) Degree
10 3 (1.96%) MCTS
10 3 (1.96%) CCIP
11 1 (0.65%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.65%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.65%) CCIE
11 1 (0.65%) CCDP
11 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.50%) QA
System Software
1 70 (45.75%) Active Directory
2 32 (20.92%) vSphere
3 26 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (15.69%) XenApp
5 15 (9.80%) Hyper-V
5 15 (9.80%) XenDesktop
6 14 (9.15%) XenServer
7 6 (3.92%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.61%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.61%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.96%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.96%) MetaFrame
9 3 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 2 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.65%) Samba
11 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.65%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 28 (18.30%) SCCM
2 20 (13.07%) Puppet
2 20 (13.07%) Vagrant
3 19 (12.42%) PureDisk
4 18 (11.76%) SCOM
5 10 (6.54%) SCSM
6 9 (5.88%) WSUS
7 6 (3.92%) MOM
7 6 (3.92%) WMI
8 5 (3.27%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.96%) Netcool
10 3 (1.96%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.31%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (1.31%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.31%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.65%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 54 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (26.80%) Citrix
3 36 (23.53%) VMware
4 35 (22.88%) HP
5 21 (13.73%) Red Hat
6 20 (13.07%) Cisco
7 18 (11.76%) RightScale
8 14 (9.15%) Dell
9 11 (7.19%) Compaq
10 10 (6.54%) F5
11 9 (5.88%) Juniper
12 8 (5.23%) Avaya
13 7 (4.58%) Blue Coat
14 6 (3.92%) IBM
15 5 (3.27%) NetApp
16 4 (2.61%) 3PAR
16 4 (2.61%) Apple
16 4 (2.61%) EMC
17 3 (1.96%) Riverbed
17 3 (1.96%) NetScout
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