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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 70 50 83
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +33
Contract jobs citing DNS 82 101 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 3.21% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.30% 26.86% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 11
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£275 £263 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +77.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £24.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £33.40 £29.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -
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
503 376 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.65% 11.93% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 178 119
Average daily rate £325 £285 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 31 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +10 25 £275 -3.50% 26
Cheshire -28 24 £225 -29.68% 13
Merseyside +3 19 £363 - 7
Lancashire -15 10 £275 +8.91% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 92 (77.97%) DHCP
2 69 (58.47%) Windows
3 58 (49.15%) VMware
4 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
5 47 (39.83%) Firewall
6 41 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
8 37 (31.36%) Citrix
9 32 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (25.42%) TCP/IP
10 30 (25.42%) WAN
10 30 (25.42%) LAN
11 25 (21.19%) ITIL
12 23 (19.49%) Cisco
12 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (18.64%) VPN
14 20 (16.95%) SSL
15 19 (16.10%) IIS
15 19 (16.10%) SAN
15 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
15 19 (16.10%) Migration
16 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
17 17 (14.41%) XenApp
17 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (14.41%) HTTP
18 16 (13.56%) XenDesktop
19 15 (12.71%) Windows 7
19 15 (12.71%) Hyper-V
19 15 (12.71%) Wireless

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 19 (16.10%) IIS
2 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.47%) Apache
3 10 (8.47%) Tomcat
4 9 (7.63%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.78%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.78%) Jetty
5 8 (6.78%) nginx
6 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.39%) Lync
8 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.69%) CMS
8 2 (1.69%) JBoss
8 2 (1.69%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.32%) MS Office
3 2 (1.69%) MS Project
3 2 (1.69%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.32%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.08%) Google App Engine
4 6 (5.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.24%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.24%) Route 53
5 5 (4.24%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (3.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.85%) PaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (77.97%) DHCP
2 47 (39.83%) Firewall
3 30 (25.42%) WAN
3 30 (25.42%) LAN
3 30 (25.42%) TCP/IP
4 22 (18.64%) VPN
5 20 (16.95%) SSL
6 19 (16.10%) SAN
7 17 (14.41%) HTTP
8 15 (12.71%) VoIP
8 15 (12.71%) Wireless
9 14 (11.86%) FTP
10 13 (11.02%) IPsec
11 12 (10.17%) Network Security
11 12 (10.17%) BGP
12 11 (9.32%) EIGRP
12 11 (9.32%) Internet
12 11 (9.32%) VLAN
13 10 (8.47%) OSPF
14 8 (6.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.54%) MySQL
4 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.24%) Hudson
2 5 (4.24%) Maven
3 3 (2.54%) MSI
4 2 (1.69%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 5 (4.24%) Finance
2 4 (3.39%) Law
2 4 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (16.10%) Consultant
2 13 (11.02%) Network Consultant
3 12 (10.17%) Analyst
3 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.47%) Network Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Service Analyst
5 9 (7.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) Administrator
7 7 (5.93%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Desktop Administrator
8 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Architect
8 6 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.24%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.54%) Migration Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Network Technician
11 3 (2.54%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) .NET
2 7 (5.93%) J2EE
2 7 (5.93%) Servlets
3 6 (5.08%) HTML
4 3 (2.54%) Middleware
5 2 (1.69%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Clustering
1 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.08%) Smartphone
2 6 (5.08%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.08%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.08%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.08%) Device Driver
2 6 (5.08%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.08%) iPhone
2 6 (5.08%) iPad
3 5 (4.24%) Replication
4 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (58.47%) Windows
2 32 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (12.71%) Windows 7
5 14 (11.86%) Linux
6 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.08%) CentOS
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.69%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) ITIL
2 19 (16.10%) Migration
3 13 (11.02%) Configuration Management
4 12 (10.17%) Network Management
5 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.32%) Incident Management
6 10 (8.47%) Open Source
7 9 (7.63%) Server Building
8 7 (5.93%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.08%) Information Security
9 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.08%) Project Management
9 6 (5.08%) DevOps
10 5 (4.24%) Auto-Scaling
10 5 (4.24%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.24%) SIEM
11 4 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (3.39%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.86%) SQL
3 10 (8.47%) Java
4 4 (3.39%) VBScript
5 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.54%) Ruby
6 2 (1.69%) PHP
6 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.85%) Perl
7 1 (0.85%) VB
7 1 (0.85%) Python
7 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.86%) MCP
4 13 (11.02%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.32%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (8.47%) MCSE
7 8 (6.78%) CCNA
7 8 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (5.93%) CCNP
9 6 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (4.24%) MCITP
11 4 (3.39%) Degree
12 3 (2.54%) MCSA
12 3 (2.54%) CCIE
13 2 (1.69%) CCEA
13 2 (1.69%) CISSP
13 2 (1.69%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.69%) PMP
13 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) SLA
2 5 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (3.39%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 41 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.41%) XenApp
4 16 (13.56%) XenDesktop
5 15 (12.71%) Hyper-V
6 14 (11.86%) VMware ESX
7 10 (8.47%) XenServer
8 8 (6.78%) Xen
8 8 (6.78%) vSphere
8 8 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (5.93%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (5.93%) Terminal Services
10 5 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.69%) NFS
11 2 (1.69%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.69%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.85%) Firmware
12 1 (0.85%) Samba
12 1 (0.85%) iptables
Systems Management
1 14 (11.86%) SCCM
2 13 (11.02%) Puppet
3 7 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.24%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.39%) WSUS
6 3 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.54%) SCOM
6 3 (2.54%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.54%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.69%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.69%) Hyperic
7 2 (1.69%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.85%) MOM
8 1 (0.85%) Nagios
8 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.85%) Ansible
8 1 (0.85%) Opsview
Vendors
1 58 (49.15%) VMware
2 38 (32.20%) Microsoft
3 37 (31.36%) Citrix
4 23 (19.49%) Cisco
5 12 (10.17%) HP
6 10 (8.47%) McAfee
7 8 (6.78%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.08%) Google
9 5 (4.24%) Symantec
9 5 (4.24%) Dell
9 5 (4.24%) Oracle
10 4 (3.39%) Compaq
10 4 (3.39%) Juniper
10 4 (3.39%) F5
11 3 (2.54%) ArcSight
11 3 (2.54%) Lumension
11 3 (2.54%) AppSense
11 3 (2.54%) NetApp
12 2 (1.69%) EMC
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