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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 82 49 89
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +40
Contract jobs citing DNS 74 99 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 3.19% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.57% 25.32% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 7
Average daily rate
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£288 £282 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £220 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £393 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £28.50 £21.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.61% +31.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £23.21 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £36.20 £26.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
508 391 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.09% 12.60% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 131
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Merseyside +2 22 £325 - 5
Manchester -10 21 £275 -24.13% 17
Cheshire -35 16 £400 +15.94% 16
Lancashire -9 13 £275 +12.24%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 87 (82.08%) DHCP
2 67 (63.21%) Windows
3 49 (46.23%) Active Directory
4 46 (43.40%) VMware
5 38 (35.85%) Firewall
6 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
7 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 33 (31.13%) TCP/IP
9 32 (30.19%) Citrix
9 32 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (23.58%) ITIL
11 24 (22.64%) WAN
12 23 (21.70%) LAN
13 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (19.81%) Cisco
14 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (17.92%) VPN
16 18 (16.98%) SSL
16 18 (16.98%) SAN
16 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (16.98%) Configuration Management
16 18 (16.98%) PowerShell
17 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
18 16 (15.09%) Hyper-V
18 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
18 16 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (15.09%) IIS
19 15 (14.15%) HP
19 15 (14.15%) XenApp
19 15 (14.15%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (15.09%) IIS
2 11 (10.38%) Apache
2 11 (10.38%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.38%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.49%) WebSphere
3 9 (8.49%) nginx
3 9 (8.49%) Jetty
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.89%) CMS
6 2 (1.89%) JBoss
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.89%) Lync
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.38%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (6.60%) Google App Engine
6 4 (3.77%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.77%) SaaS
6 4 (3.77%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (3.77%) Route 53
7 2 (1.89%) Office 365
8 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (82.08%) DHCP
2 38 (35.85%) Firewall
3 33 (31.13%) TCP/IP
4 24 (22.64%) WAN
5 23 (21.70%) LAN
6 19 (17.92%) VPN
7 18 (16.98%) SSL
7 18 (16.98%) SAN
8 14 (13.21%) VoIP
9 13 (12.26%) HTTP
9 13 (12.26%) Wireless
10 12 (11.32%) IPsec
11 11 (10.38%) FTP
11 11 (10.38%) VLAN
12 8 (7.55%) Network Security
12 8 (7.55%) EIGRP
12 8 (7.55%) BGP
13 7 (6.60%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (6.60%) SNMP
14 6 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.83%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.77%) Maven
2 4 (3.77%) Hudson
3 3 (2.83%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.94%) MSI
4 1 (0.94%) JUnit
4 1 (0.94%) Subversion
4 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
1 2 (1.89%) Finance
1 2 (1.89%) Law
2 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (0.94%) Back Office
2 1 (0.94%) Banking
2 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (12.26%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.32%) Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Consultant
4 9 (8.49%) Network Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Server Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Network Consultant
6 7 (6.60%) Administrator
7 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Wintel Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) IT Support
9 4 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.77%) Architect
9 4 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Desktop Administrator
10 3 (2.83%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Network Technician
10 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.43%) .NET
2 8 (7.55%) J2EE
2 8 (7.55%) Servlets
3 4 (3.77%) HTML
4 3 (2.83%) Middleware
4 3 (2.83%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Clustering
2 10 (9.43%) Open Source
3 5 (4.72%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.72%) Replication
3 5 (4.72%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.77%) iPhone
4 4 (3.77%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.77%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.77%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.77%) iPad
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Life Science
7 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (63.21%) Windows
2 32 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
6 14 (13.21%) Linux
7 6 (5.66%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.72%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.72%) CentOS
9 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) ITIL
2 18 (16.98%) Configuration Management
3 13 (12.26%) Migration
4 11 (10.38%) Network Management
4 11 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.60%) DevOps
7 7 (6.60%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.66%) High Availability
9 5 (4.72%) Automated Testing
9 5 (4.72%) Time Management
9 5 (4.72%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.77%) Network Architecture
10 4 (3.77%) Network Design
10 4 (3.77%) Auto-Scaling
10 4 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.77%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.77%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.32%) Java
3 11 (10.38%) SQL
4 5 (4.72%) VBScript
5 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.89%) Ruby
6 2 (1.89%) Python
6 2 (1.89%) PHP
6 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.94%) VB
7 1 (0.94%) C
7 1 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
3 14 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (11.32%) MCSE
5 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.49%) CCNA
7 8 (7.55%) MCP
8 7 (6.60%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (6.60%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (3.77%) Degree
9 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.77%) MCITP
10 3 (2.83%) CCEE
10 3 (2.83%) CCIA
10 3 (2.83%) MCSA
10 3 (2.83%) CCIE
10 3 (2.83%) CCNP
10 3 (2.83%) CCEA
11 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (2.83%) QA
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (46.23%) Active Directory
2 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.09%) Hyper-V
4 15 (14.15%) XenApp
5 13 (12.26%) XenDesktop
6 9 (8.49%) Xen
7 8 (7.55%) XenServer
7 8 (7.55%) vSphere
7 8 (7.55%) VMware ESX
8 7 (6.60%) DFS Replication
9 6 (5.66%) Firmware
9 6 (5.66%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (3.77%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (2.83%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.89%) NFS
13 1 (0.94%) iptables
13 1 (0.94%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) SCCM
2 12 (11.32%) Puppet
3 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.66%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.77%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.83%) EdgeSight
6 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.83%) WSUS
6 3 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.89%) SCOM
7 2 (1.89%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.89%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.94%) Opsview
8 1 (0.94%) Ansible
8 1 (0.94%) MOM
8 1 (0.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 46 (43.40%) VMware
2 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
3 32 (30.19%) Citrix
4 21 (19.81%) Cisco
5 15 (14.15%) HP
6 10 (9.43%) Dell
6 10 (9.43%) McAfee
7 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.60%) Google
8 6 (5.66%) AppSense
8 6 (5.66%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.72%) Oracle
10 4 (3.77%) Compaq
10 4 (3.77%) Symantec
11 3 (2.83%) Lumension
11 3 (2.83%) NetApp
11 3 (2.83%) EMC
11 3 (2.83%) Wyse
12 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.89%) Stellent
Crewe, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13.50 - £15.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West
Stockport Council
Rate: £22,937-£24,472
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £50.00 - £53.33 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago