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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 60 55 76
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing DNS 89 82 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 2.73% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.98% 21.81% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £319 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £27.00 £32.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.03% -15.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £23.40 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.17 £30.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 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 +12 32 £300 -6.25% 16
Cheshire -12 24 £215 -14.00% 12
Merseyside 0 15 £363 - 2
Lancashire -10 13 £275 +12.24%
Cumbria - 2 £413 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 110 (78.01%) DHCP
2 87 (61.70%) Windows
3 69 (48.94%) VMware
4 62 (43.97%) Active Directory
5 54 (38.30%) Firewall
6 47 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 47 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 43 (30.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (29.79%) Citrix
9 39 (27.66%) TCP/IP
10 32 (22.70%) ITIL
11 31 (21.99%) WAN
11 31 (21.99%) LAN
12 28 (19.86%) Cisco
12 28 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (17.02%) VPN
15 23 (16.31%) IIS
15 23 (16.31%) SAN
15 23 (16.31%) Migration
16 22 (15.60%) PowerShell
16 22 (15.60%) Security Cleared
17 21 (14.89%) XenApp
17 21 (14.89%) Windows 7
17 21 (14.89%) SSL
18 20 (14.18%) HTTP
18 20 (14.18%) SQL
18 20 (14.18%) Cisco Certification
19 19 (13.48%) Data Centre
20 17 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 23 (16.31%) IIS
2 14 (9.93%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.09%) Apache
4 10 (7.09%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.67%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.67%) Jetty
5 8 (5.67%) nginx
5 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.26%) Lync
7 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.13%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.42%) CMS
9 2 (1.42%) JBoss
9 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (12.06%) MS Office
2 15 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.42%) MS Project
3 2 (1.42%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.80%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.26%) Google App Engine
4 6 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.55%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (3.55%) Route 53
5 5 (3.55%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 110 (78.01%) DHCP
2 54 (38.30%) Firewall
3 39 (27.66%) TCP/IP
4 31 (21.99%) LAN
4 31 (21.99%) WAN
5 24 (17.02%) VPN
6 23 (16.31%) SAN
7 21 (14.89%) SSL
8 20 (14.18%) HTTP
9 17 (12.06%) FTP
9 17 (12.06%) Wireless
10 16 (11.35%) BGP
10 16 (11.35%) VoIP
11 14 (9.93%) OSPF
12 13 (9.22%) Network Security
12 13 (9.22%) IPsec
13 12 (8.51%) Internet
14 11 (7.80%) EIGRP
14 11 (7.80%) SMTP
15 10 (7.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.13%) MySQL
4 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Big Data
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.55%) Hudson
2 5 (3.55%) Maven
3 3 (2.13%) MSI
4 2 (1.42%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 8 (5.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Retail
3 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.84%) Law
5 3 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.13%) Electronics
5 3 (2.13%) Marketing
5 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (14.89%) Consultant
2 16 (11.35%) Analyst
3 13 (9.22%) Network Consultant
4 12 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.80%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.38%) Service Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) Administrator
6 9 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) Architect
8 7 (4.96%) Desktop Administrator
9 6 (4.26%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.55%) Migration Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.55%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.55%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Exchange Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.84%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) .NET
2 7 (4.96%) J2EE
2 7 (4.96%) Servlets
2 7 (4.96%) HTML
3 3 (2.13%) Middleware
4 2 (1.42%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.42%) Memcached
5 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.93%) Clustering
3 7 (4.96%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.96%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.96%) Device Driver
3 7 (4.96%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.26%) iPhone
4 6 (4.26%) iPad
4 6 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.26%) Smartphone
5 5 (3.55%) Replication
6 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.13%) DTV
7 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.42%) Statistics
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.71%) GIS
8 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (61.70%) Windows
2 43 (30.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (14.89%) Windows 7
5 17 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (11.35%) Linux
7 6 (4.26%) CentOS
8 5 (3.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.42%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.42%) UNIX
9 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.70%) ITIL
2 23 (16.31%) Migration
3 15 (10.64%) Server Building
4 13 (9.22%) Configuration Management
5 12 (8.51%) Incident Management
5 12 (8.51%) Network Management
6 11 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.09%) Open Source
8 9 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (5.67%) Project Management
10 7 (4.96%) Information Security
11 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.26%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.26%) SIEM
11 6 (4.26%) DevOps
11 6 (4.26%) Patch Management
12 5 (3.55%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.60%) PowerShell
2 20 (14.18%) SQL
3 10 (7.09%) Java
4 7 (4.96%) VBScript
5 5 (3.55%) Perl
5 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.84%) PHP
7 3 (2.13%) Python
7 3 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (19.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (15.60%) Security Cleared
3 20 (14.18%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (11.35%) MCP
4 16 (11.35%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.22%) CCNP
5 13 (9.22%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (7.80%) CCNA
7 10 (7.09%) MCSE
8 9 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (6.38%) MCITP
9 8 (5.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.55%) MCSA
11 4 (2.84%) CCIE
12 3 (2.13%) CEH
12 3 (2.13%) CISSP
12 3 (2.13%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.13%) Degree
13 2 (1.42%) VCP4
13 2 (1.42%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (2.84%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (43.97%) Active Directory
2 47 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.89%) XenApp
4 17 (12.06%) XenDesktop
5 16 (11.35%) Hyper-V
5 16 (11.35%) VMware ESX
6 13 (9.22%) XenServer
7 9 (6.38%) vSphere
7 9 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (5.67%) Terminal Services
8 8 (5.67%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (4.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (4.96%) Xen
10 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.13%) iptables
11 2 (1.42%) Varnish
11 2 (1.42%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.42%) Postfix
11 2 (1.42%) Squid
11 2 (1.42%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (9.93%) SCCM
1 14 (9.93%) Puppet
2 7 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.55%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.84%) SCOM
4 4 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.13%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.13%) Nagios
5 3 (2.13%) WSUS
5 3 (2.13%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.42%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.42%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.42%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.71%) MOM
7 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 69 (48.94%) VMware
2 47 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 42 (29.79%) Citrix
4 28 (19.86%) Cisco
5 12 (8.51%) HP
6 11 (7.80%) McAfee
7 10 (7.09%) Symantec
8 8 (5.67%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.67%) AppSense
9 7 (4.96%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.26%) Juniper
10 6 (4.26%) Google
11 5 (3.55%) Dell
11 5 (3.55%) Oracle
12 4 (2.84%) SAP
12 4 (2.84%) Compaq
12 4 (2.84%) F5
12 4 (2.84%) ArcSight
13 3 (2.13%) Lumension
13 3 (2.13%) NetApp
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