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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 68 111 85
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -26
Contract jobs citing DNS 97 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.56% 0.92% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.30% 6.85% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 22
Average daily rate £371 £281 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
595 438 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 13.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 214 176
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.55 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 49 £400 +57.63% 17
Cheshire +22 33 £425 +25.92% 12
Lancashire +8 11 £300 +11.62% 1
Merseyside -6 2 £400 +6.66% 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 127 (69.78%) DHCP
2 121 (66.48%) Windows
3 87 (47.80%) Active Directory
4 73 (40.11%) VMware
5 63 (34.62%) TCP/IP
6 52 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 52 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 49 (26.92%) Firewall
8 47 (25.82%) Cisco
9 45 (24.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 44 (24.18%) Linux
11 43 (23.63%) Citrix
12 41 (22.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (21.43%) LAN
14 37 (20.33%) MS Exchange
14 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 36 (19.78%) Migration
16 35 (19.23%) VPN
16 35 (19.23%) ITIL
17 34 (18.68%) SSL
18 32 (17.58%) WAN
19 29 (15.93%) SQL
20 28 (15.38%) MS Office
20 28 (15.38%) Data Centre
21 27 (14.84%) XenApp
22 26 (14.29%) Security Cleared
23 25 (13.74%) SQL Server
23 25 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
23 25 (13.74%) IPsec

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 37 (20.33%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (8.79%) IIS
3 16 (8.79%) WebSphere
4 14 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 14 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 11 (6.04%) Apache
6 9 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.40%) Jetty
7 8 (4.40%) nginx
7 8 (4.40%) Tomcat
7 8 (4.40%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.65%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.65%) SAS
10 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (15.38%) MS Office
2 6 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.44%) Office 365
2 14 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (6.59%) Google App Engine
3 12 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 127 (69.78%) DHCP
2 63 (34.62%) TCP/IP
3 49 (26.92%) Firewall
4 39 (21.43%) LAN
5 35 (19.23%) VPN
6 34 (18.68%) SSL
7 32 (17.58%) WAN
8 25 (13.74%) IPsec
9 22 (12.09%) Network Security
9 22 (12.09%) SMTP
10 21 (11.54%) Wireless
11 20 (10.99%) HTTP
11 20 (10.99%) VLAN
12 19 (10.44%) VoIP
13 18 (9.89%) SSH
14 16 (8.79%) FTP
15 15 (8.24%) SNMP
16 14 (7.69%) SAN
17 13 (7.14%) BGP
18 12 (6.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (6.59%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.85%) Subversion
4 3 (1.65%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.10%) Hudson
General
1 7 (3.85%) Local Government
2 6 (3.30%) Banking
3 5 (2.75%) Finance
4 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.65%) Retail
4 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (13.74%) Architect
2 24 (13.19%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.09%) Network Engineer
4 16 (8.79%) Analyst
4 16 (8.79%) Consultant
5 15 (8.24%) IT Engineer
6 11 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (6.04%) IT Support
6 11 (6.04%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.49%) DBA
7 10 (5.49%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Developer
9 8 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.54%) .NET
2 11 (6.04%) ASP.NET
2 11 (6.04%) Middleware
2 11 (6.04%) Web Services
3 8 (4.40%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (4.40%) J2EE
3 8 (4.40%) Servlets
3 8 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (2.75%) HTML
5 2 (1.10%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.55%) LAMP
6 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.40%) Clustering
4 7 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.30%) NHS
6 4 (2.20%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.20%) iSeries
6 4 (2.20%) Statistics
7 3 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.65%) Replication
8 2 (1.10%) FMCG
8 2 (1.10%) IVR
8 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.10%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.55%) Informatics
9 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 121 (66.48%) Windows
2 52 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 44 (24.18%) Linux
4 41 (22.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (19.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (10.99%) Windows 7
8 19 (10.44%) Unix
9 13 (7.14%) Solaris
10 9 (4.95%) AIX
11 7 (3.85%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.65%) CentOS
13 3 (1.65%) Debian
13 3 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.78%) Migration
2 35 (19.23%) ITIL
3 20 (10.99%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (9.34%) Configuration Management
4 17 (9.34%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.04%) Change Control
6 9 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (4.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (4.40%) Open Source
8 7 (3.85%) Automated Testing
8 7 (3.85%) DevOps
8 7 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (3.85%) Unit Testing
9 6 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.30%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.30%) Server Building
9 6 (3.30%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.93%) SQL
2 22 (12.09%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.04%) Perl
4 11 (6.04%) Python
5 9 (4.95%) Java
6 7 (3.85%) PHP
7 5 (2.75%) C
7 5 (2.75%) C++
8 4 (2.20%) Lisp
8 4 (2.20%) VBScript
9 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.65%) C#
9 3 (1.65%) Korn
10 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (12.64%) SC Cleared
4 17 (9.34%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (9.34%) MCSE
5 16 (8.79%) MCITP
6 15 (8.24%) CCNA
7 10 (5.49%) MCSA
8 9 (4.95%) CCNP
9 7 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (2.20%) CCEA
10 4 (2.20%) CCEE
10 4 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.65%) CCIA
11 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.10%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.55%) VCP4
13 1 (0.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.04%) SLA
2 5 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 45 (24.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (14.84%) XenApp
4 24 (13.19%) XenDesktop
5 19 (10.44%) XenServer
6 15 (8.24%) vSphere
7 12 (6.59%) Hyper-V
8 11 (6.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (4.40%) Xen
10 5 (2.75%) Sendmail
11 4 (2.20%) Brightmail
12 3 (1.65%) Dovecot
12 3 (1.65%) iptables
12 3 (1.65%) KVM
12 3 (1.65%) Squid
12 3 (1.65%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.10%) NFS
13 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) Puppet
2 10 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.49%) SCCM
3 6 (3.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.65%) Cacti
5 3 (1.65%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.65%) Nagios
5 3 (1.65%) OpenNebula
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.10%) WSUS
7 1 (0.55%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 73 (40.11%) VMware
2 52 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 47 (25.82%) Cisco
4 43 (23.63%) Citrix
5 17 (9.34%) Palo Alto
6 15 (8.24%) AppSense
6 15 (8.24%) HP
6 15 (8.24%) IBM
7 12 (6.59%) Fortinet
7 12 (6.59%) Google
8 10 (5.49%) Oracle
9 9 (4.95%) ThinPrint
10 8 (4.40%) Dell
11 7 (3.85%) Compaq
11 7 (3.85%) Symantec
12 6 (3.30%) F5
12 6 (3.30%) NetApp
13 5 (2.75%) Aruba
13 5 (2.75%) IronPort
13 5 (2.75%) Juniper
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