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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 86 57 83
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 84 88 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 2.85% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.64% 19.13% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 61 23
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £211 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -28.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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 -3 34 £320 -21.95% 21
Cheshire -23 16 £300 -1.63% 10
Merseyside +2 13 £375 - 2
Lancashire -28 12 £375 +25.00%
Cumbria -16 2 £413 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 128 (76.65%) DHCP
2 113 (67.66%) Windows
3 93 (55.69%) VMware
4 79 (47.31%) Active Directory
5 69 (41.32%) Microsoft
6 64 (38.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 60 (35.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (34.73%) TCP/IP
9 57 (34.13%) Firewall
10 48 (28.74%) Citrix
11 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (23.35%) Cisco
12 38 (22.75%) ITIL
13 36 (21.56%) LAN
13 36 (21.56%) WAN
14 35 (20.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (17.96%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (17.37%) PowerShell
18 28 (16.77%) IIS
19 27 (16.17%) SQL
19 27 (16.17%) HTTP
20 26 (15.57%) MS Office
20 26 (15.57%) XenApp
21 25 (14.97%) Linux
21 25 (14.97%) FTP
21 25 (14.97%) VPN
21 25 (14.97%) Wireless
22 23 (13.77%) SAN
22 23 (13.77%) Security Cleared

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (16.77%) IIS
2 22 (13.17%) MS Exchange
3 18 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.58%) Tomcat
5 14 (8.38%) WebSphere
5 14 (8.38%) Jetty
5 14 (8.38%) nginx
6 12 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (6.59%) Lync
8 10 (5.99%) Apache
9 8 (4.79%) SharePoint
10 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.80%) IBM Notes
13 2 (1.20%) JBoss
13 2 (1.20%) CMS
14 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 26 (15.57%) MS Office
2 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
3 2 (1.20%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.18%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.78%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (7.78%) Google App Engine
3 13 (7.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (2.40%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.40%) SaaS
4 4 (2.40%) Route 53
5 3 (1.80%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.20%) Office 365
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (76.65%) DHCP
2 58 (34.73%) TCP/IP
3 57 (34.13%) Firewall
4 36 (21.56%) LAN
4 36 (21.56%) WAN
5 27 (16.17%) HTTP
6 25 (14.97%) FTP
6 25 (14.97%) VPN
6 25 (14.97%) Wireless
7 23 (13.77%) SAN
8 20 (11.98%) SSL
9 19 (11.38%) VoIP
10 18 (10.78%) IPsec
11 15 (8.98%) Internet
11 15 (8.98%) BGP
11 15 (8.98%) Network Security
12 14 (8.38%) OSPF
13 11 (6.59%) SMTP
13 11 (6.59%) VLAN
14 10 (5.99%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) MySQL
2 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) Big Data
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (10.18%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.99%) Hudson
3 4 (2.40%) Maven
4 3 (1.80%) MSI
5 2 (1.20%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 10 (5.99%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Retail
2 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.40%) Marketing
3 4 (2.40%) Law
3 4 (2.40%) Electronics
3 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.20%) Publishing
4 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (16.77%) Consultant
2 20 (11.98%) Analyst
3 14 (8.38%) Network Engineer
4 12 (7.19%) Network Consultant
5 11 (6.59%) Service Analyst
5 11 (6.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (5.39%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (5.39%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.39%) Administrator
6 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) DevOps Consultant
8 7 (4.19%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Migration Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (4.19%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Desktop Administrator
10 5 (2.99%) Project Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Architect
10 5 (2.99%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.98%) .NET
2 14 (8.38%) Servlets
3 13 (7.78%) J2EE
4 10 (5.99%) HTML
5 5 (2.99%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.20%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.20%) Memcached
7 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.19%) Clustering
3 11 (6.59%) Device Driver
4 10 (5.99%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.59%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.59%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.40%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.40%) DTV
6 4 (2.40%) iPhone
6 4 (2.40%) iPad
7 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.80%) Replication
7 3 (1.80%) Statistics
8 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.20%) GIS
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 113 (67.66%) Windows
2 60 (35.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (14.97%) Linux
6 17 (10.18%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.59%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.99%) CentOS
9 4 (2.40%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.80%) UNIX
11 2 (1.20%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.75%) ITIL
2 21 (12.57%) Migration
3 19 (11.38%) Configuration Management
4 14 (8.38%) Incident Management
5 13 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.78%) Server Building
6 11 (6.59%) DevOps
6 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (6.59%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (6.59%) Project Management
7 10 (5.99%) Automated Testing
7 10 (5.99%) Unit Testing
7 10 (5.99%) Open Source
7 10 (5.99%) Network Management
8 9 (5.39%) Information Security
8 9 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.79%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (3.59%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.37%) PowerShell
2 27 (16.17%) SQL
3 16 (9.58%) Java
4 8 (4.79%) VBScript
5 5 (2.99%) Perl
6 4 (2.40%) PHP
6 4 (2.40%) Python
6 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.80%) C
8 2 (1.20%) Ruby
8 2 (1.20%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (20.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (17.96%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (13.77%) Security Cleared
4 21 (12.57%) CCNA
5 18 (10.78%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.18%) MCSE
6 17 (10.18%) CCNP
7 15 (8.98%) MCP
8 14 (8.38%) MCITP
9 12 (7.19%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (7.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (5.39%) MCSA
10 9 (5.39%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.40%) CEH
11 4 (2.40%) CISSP
11 4 (2.40%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.80%) CCEA
12 3 (1.80%) CCIE
12 3 (1.80%) VCP4
12 3 (1.80%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.17%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (1.80%) QA
3 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (47.31%) Active Directory
2 64 (38.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (15.57%) XenApp
4 22 (13.17%) XenDesktop
5 19 (11.38%) XenServer
6 18 (10.78%) vSphere
7 15 (8.98%) VMware ESX
8 10 (5.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (5.99%) Xen
9 9 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (4.79%) Hyper-V
11 7 (4.19%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (3.59%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.80%) NFS
13 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.20%) Postfix
14 2 (1.20%) Varnish
14 2 (1.20%) Terminal Server
14 2 (1.20%) Squid
14 2 (1.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (11.38%) Puppet
2 13 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.59%) SCCM
4 6 (3.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.99%) WSUS
6 4 (2.40%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.80%) EdgeSight
7 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.80%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.80%) SCOM
7 3 (1.80%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.20%) Hyperic
8 2 (1.20%) Nagios
8 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 93 (55.69%) VMware
2 69 (41.32%) Microsoft
3 48 (28.74%) Citrix
4 39 (23.35%) Cisco
5 16 (9.58%) HP
6 14 (8.38%) Symantec
7 13 (7.78%) Google
8 12 (7.19%) AppSense
9 7 (4.19%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.19%) Juniper
10 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.59%) McAfee
11 5 (2.99%) Sophos
11 5 (2.99%) NetApp
11 5 (2.99%) SAP
12 4 (2.40%) Avaya
12 4 (2.40%) BT
12 4 (2.40%) F5
12 4 (2.40%) ArcSight
13 3 (1.80%) Lumension
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