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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 85 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -18
Contract jobs citing DNS 57 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.88% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.46% 15.89% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 43
Median daily rate £350 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% -23.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+42.50% +20.30%
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
545 453 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.89% 11.83% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 227 201
Median daily rate £389 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 31 £375 +25.00% 12
Merseyside -4 11 £350 -3.44% 1
Cheshire -11 9 £365 +69.76% 5
Lancashire -9 4 - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 95 (69.85%) Windows
2 85 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 79 (58.09%) DHCP
4 58 (42.65%) VMware
5 54 (39.71%) Microsoft
6 43 (31.62%) Firewall
7 40 (29.41%) Cisco
7 40 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 40 (29.41%) ITIL
8 39 (28.68%) Linux
8 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (27.21%) Windows Server
10 36 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (22.06%) PowerShell
12 28 (20.59%) MS Exchange
13 26 (19.12%) Citrix
14 25 (18.38%) LAN
15 24 (17.65%) WAN
15 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (16.91%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (15.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (13.97%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (13.97%) HP
19 18 (13.24%) VLAN
19 18 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
20 17 (12.50%) Apache
21 16 (11.76%) Migration
21 16 (11.76%) Unix
21 16 (11.76%) MS Office
21 16 (11.76%) SQL

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 28 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.50%) Apache
3 14 (10.29%) IIS
4 13 (9.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (9.56%) Skype for Business
4 13 (9.56%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (6.62%) JBoss
6 6 (4.41%) IBM Notes
6 6 (4.41%) OpenStack
6 6 (4.41%) SAS
7 5 (3.68%) nginx
7 5 (3.68%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.21%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.47%) FileNet
Applications
1 16 (11.76%) MS Office
2 15 (11.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.47%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.29%) Office 365
3 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.94%) SoftLayer
6 3 (2.21%) IaaS
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.47%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (58.09%) DHCP
2 43 (31.62%) Firewall
3 40 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 25 (18.38%) LAN
5 24 (17.65%) WAN
6 18 (13.24%) VLAN
7 15 (11.03%) SMTP
8 14 (10.29%) Internet
8 14 (10.29%) SSL
9 12 (8.82%) VoIP
10 11 (8.09%) iSCSI
10 11 (8.09%) SAN
11 10 (7.35%) Network Security
12 9 (6.62%) HTTP
12 9 (6.62%) VPN
13 8 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (5.88%) MPLS
14 7 (5.15%) Wireless
15 6 (4.41%) Skype
15 6 (4.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.09%) MySQL
3 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.21%) DB2
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.94%) Maven
4 3 (2.21%) GoCD
4 3 (2.21%) Subversion
4 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.47%) Ant
5 2 (1.47%) Gradle
5 2 (1.47%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.47%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.35%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Banking
2 9 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.94%) Local Government
3 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.21%) Legal
5 2 (1.47%) Law
5 2 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (15.44%) Support Engineer
2 17 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) Analyst
4 13 (9.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (9.56%) Network Engineer
5 12 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Desktop Support
6 11 (8.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (6.62%) Consultant
9 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Field Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Field Support Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (5.15%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.82%) .NET
2 8 (5.88%) LAMP
3 7 (5.15%) Web Services
4 6 (4.41%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.41%) JSP
5 5 (3.68%) Middleware
6 4 (2.94%) WAMP
7 3 (2.21%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (2.21%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.47%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.47%) CSS
8 2 (1.47%) HTML
8 2 (1.47%) HTML5
8 2 (1.47%) J2EE
8 2 (1.47%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (1.47%) Servlets
9 1 (0.74%) CSS3
9 1 (0.74%) Laravel
9 1 (0.74%) Node.js
9 1 (0.74%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.09%) Clustering
3 9 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.62%) PKI
4 6 (4.41%) PMI
5 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.21%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.21%) Replication
7 2 (1.47%) iPad
7 2 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) Tandem
7 2 (1.47%) User Experience
7 2 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.74%) iPhone
8 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (69.85%) Windows
2 39 (28.68%) Linux
2 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (27.21%) Windows Server
4 23 (16.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (15.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (11.76%) Unix
7 12 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (6.62%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.15%) AIX
9 7 (5.15%) CentOS
9 7 (5.15%) Solaris
10 4 (2.94%) Debian
10 4 (2.94%) HPUX
10 4 (2.94%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.94%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.94%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.41%) ITIL
2 16 (11.76%) Migration
3 15 (11.03%) Load Balancing
4 12 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 12 (8.82%) Project Management
5 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.62%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (6.62%) Software Engineering
7 8 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.88%) DevOps
8 7 (5.15%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.41%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.41%) ERP
9 6 (4.41%) Security Management
9 6 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.41%) Web Filtering
10 5 (3.68%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.68%) Network Design
10 5 (3.68%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.06%) PowerShell
2 16 (11.76%) SQL
3 14 (10.29%) Bash Shell
3 14 (10.29%) PHP
4 11 (8.09%) Java
5 9 (6.62%) C
5 9 (6.62%) Perl
5 9 (6.62%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.15%) Python
7 5 (3.68%) C++
8 4 (2.94%) Korn
9 3 (2.21%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.21%) Ruby
10 2 (1.47%) Go
10 2 (1.47%) JCL
11 1 (0.74%) C#
11 1 (0.74%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.74%) VB
11 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (13.97%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.29%) CCNA
4 13 (9.56%) MCSE
5 12 (8.82%) MCITP
6 11 (8.09%) CCNP
6 11 (8.09%) MCSA
7 9 (6.62%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.15%) MCTS
8 7 (5.15%) RHCE
8 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.41%) PMI Certification
10 5 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (2.94%) Degree
11 4 (2.94%) MCP
11 4 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.74%) CEH
13 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.74%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) SLA
2 4 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 85 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 36 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.03%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.56%) vSphere
5 11 (8.09%) XenApp
6 7 (5.15%) UAG
6 7 (5.15%) VMware ESX
7 6 (4.41%) iptables
7 6 (4.41%) NFS
8 5 (3.68%) Sendmail
9 4 (2.94%) Dovecot
9 4 (2.94%) KVM
9 4 (2.94%) Squid
9 4 (2.94%) vCloud
9 4 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.94%) Xen
10 3 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.47%) Firmware
11 2 (1.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (11.76%) SCCM
2 15 (11.03%) Puppet
3 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.15%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (3.68%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (2.94%) Cacti
6 4 (2.94%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.94%) Nagios
6 4 (2.94%) OpenNebula
6 4 (2.94%) SCOM
6 4 (2.94%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.21%) SmoothWall
7 3 (2.21%) WSUS
8 2 (1.47%) Ansible
8 2 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.47%) vMotion
8 2 (1.47%) yum
Vendors
1 58 (42.65%) VMware
2 54 (39.71%) Microsoft
3 40 (29.41%) Cisco
4 26 (19.12%) Citrix
5 19 (13.97%) HP
6 15 (11.03%) Oracle
6 15 (11.03%) Red Hat
7 14 (10.29%) Dell
8 10 (7.35%) IBM
8 10 (7.35%) Symantec
9 8 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 8 (5.88%) Remedy
10 7 (5.15%) Brocade
10 7 (5.15%) NetApp
10 7 (5.15%) ServiceNow
11 6 (4.41%) Lotus
11 6 (4.41%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.41%) Splunk
12 5 (3.68%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.94%) Fortinet
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