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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / North West
Rank 77 73 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Contract jobs citing DNS 54 89 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 2.33% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.47% 15.29% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 12
Median daily rate £350 £375 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £206 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £21.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £35.00 £18.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -16.66%

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
401 582 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.16% 15.24% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 329 205
Median daily rate £383 £411 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.99% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 34 £335 -21.17% 19
Lancashire +10 14 £453 +42.03% 1
Cheshire +2 3 £525 +27.27% 5
Merseyside -5 3 £210 -47.50% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 64 (56.64%) Windows
2 62 (54.87%) Active Directory
3 56 (49.56%) DHCP
4 43 (38.05%) Linux
5 41 (36.28%) VMware
6 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
7 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
8 32 (28.32%) Firewall
9 31 (27.43%) LAN
10 28 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (23.89%) Migration
12 26 (23.01%) WAN
13 24 (21.24%) Windows Server
14 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
15 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (17.70%) Cisco
16 18 (15.93%) VLAN
16 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
17 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (14.16%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (13.27%) IIS
20 14 (12.39%) Jenkins
21 13 (11.50%) Puppet
21 13 (11.50%) Data Centre
21 13 (11.50%) CCNP
21 13 (11.50%) Unix
21 13 (11.50%) LDAP
22 12 (10.62%) HTTP
22 12 (10.62%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.27%) IIS
2 11 (9.73%) Apache
3 10 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.85%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.08%) Jetty
4 8 (7.08%) nginx
5 7 (6.19%) Mongrel
5 7 (6.19%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.65%) SAS
6 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.65%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.77%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.85%) Office 365
4 7 (6.19%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (6.19%) Google App Engine
4 7 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 56 (49.56%) DHCP
2 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
3 32 (28.32%) Firewall
4 31 (27.43%) LAN
5 26 (23.01%) WAN
6 18 (15.93%) VLAN
7 13 (11.50%) LDAP
8 12 (10.62%) HTTP
9 11 (9.73%) Network Security
9 11 (9.73%) VPN
10 10 (8.85%) SSL
10 10 (8.85%) VoIP
11 9 (7.96%) FTP
11 9 (7.96%) IPsec
11 9 (7.96%) OSPF
11 9 (7.96%) SMTP
12 8 (7.08%) BGP
13 7 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (6.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (6.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.77%) DB2
4 2 (1.77%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) MS Access
5 1 (0.88%) Redis
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.19%) Travis CI
3 2 (1.77%) Subversion
4 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Banking
2 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (13.27%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.39%) Architect
3 11 (9.73%) Administrator
4 9 (7.96%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.54%) Active Directory Administrator
7 4 (3.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.54%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.54%) Migration Architect
7 4 (3.54%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) .NET
1 8 (7.08%) Middleware
2 7 (6.19%) J2EE
2 7 (6.19%) Servlets
3 5 (4.42%) Memcached
4 3 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.77%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.88%) OpenEmbedded
6 1 (0.88%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.88%) REST
6 1 (0.88%) WebKit
6 1 (0.88%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.19%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.19%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.54%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.54%) PKI
5 4 (3.54%) Replication
6 3 (2.65%) Clustering
6 3 (2.65%) Life Science
6 3 (2.65%) NHS
7 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.88%) BYOD
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (56.64%) Windows
2 43 (38.05%) Linux
3 24 (21.24%) Windows Server
4 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.50%) Unix
7 10 (8.85%) Solaris
8 9 (7.96%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.19%) AIX
9 7 (6.19%) Windows 10
10 6 (5.31%) CentOS
11 4 (3.54%) HPUX
12 3 (2.65%) Debian
12 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.89%) Migration
2 12 (10.62%) Load Balancing
3 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
3 11 (9.73%) ITIL
3 11 (9.73%) Service Management
4 10 (8.85%) DevOps
4 10 (8.85%) Open Source
5 8 (7.08%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (7.08%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (6.19%) High Availability
6 7 (6.19%) Network Design
6 7 (6.19%) Patch Management
7 6 (5.31%) Server Building
8 5 (4.42%) Change Management
8 5 (4.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (4.42%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 4 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (3.54%) Project Management
9 4 (3.54%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.73%) Java
1 11 (9.73%) Perl
2 10 (8.85%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.19%) Bash Shell
3 7 (6.19%) PHP
4 5 (4.42%) Python
4 5 (4.42%) SQL
5 3 (2.65%) C
5 3 (2.65%) C++
6 2 (1.77%) Jython
6 2 (1.77%) Korn
6 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.88%) Ruby
7 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.16%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (11.50%) CCNP
5 8 (7.08%) CCNA
6 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.54%) CCIE
7 4 (3.54%) MCSE
8 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.65%) CISSP
8 3 (2.65%) MCITP
8 3 (2.65%) SANS
8 3 (2.65%) SSCP
9 2 (1.77%) CCDP
10 1 (0.88%) CCDA
10 1 (0.88%) Degree
10 1 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 62 (54.87%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.73%) VMware ESX
4 7 (6.19%) iptables
4 7 (6.19%) Squid
5 6 (5.31%) Xen
5 6 (5.31%) XenApp
6 5 (4.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.42%) Postfix
6 5 (4.42%) Varnish
7 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.77%) Dovecot
8 2 (1.77%) KVM
8 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.77%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) Puppet
2 9 (7.96%) SCCM
3 8 (7.08%) Nagios
4 4 (3.54%) BladeLogic
4 4 (3.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.65%) QRadar
6 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.77%) Cacti
6 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.77%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (1.77%) OpenNebula
6 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.77%) WSUS
7 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (36.28%) VMware
2 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
3 20 (17.70%) Cisco
4 11 (9.73%) IBM
5 10 (8.85%) Citrix
5 10 (8.85%) F5
6 8 (7.08%) Google
6 8 (7.08%) HP
6 8 (7.08%) Oracle
6 8 (7.08%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.19%) Apple
7 7 (6.19%) Juniper
8 5 (4.42%) AppSense
9 4 (3.54%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.65%) LogRhythm
10 3 (2.65%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.65%) RightFax
10 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.65%) Splunk
10 3 (2.65%) Symantec
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