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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 84 55
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -29
Contract jobs citing DNS 62 83 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.98% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.74% 15.60% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 63
Median daily rate £363 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £203 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.42 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -35.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.33 £17.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £24.50 £78.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +23.00%
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
528 532 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.10% 12.67% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 294 240
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £227 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 52
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +3 38 £350 +9.37% 18
Cheshire -1 9 £363 +20.83% 8
Merseyside +3 8 £413 +13.79% 3
Lancashire +6 4 - - 1
Cumbria +15 1 - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 90 (67.67%) Windows
2 80 (60.15%) Active Directory
3 78 (58.65%) DHCP
4 53 (39.85%) VMware
5 49 (36.84%) Firewall
6 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
7 43 (32.33%) TCP/IP
8 40 (30.08%) ITIL
8 40 (30.08%) Cisco
9 39 (29.32%) Linux
10 35 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (25.56%) Windows Server
12 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (21.80%) LAN
14 27 (20.30%) WAN
15 24 (18.05%) PowerShell
16 22 (16.54%) VLAN
16 22 (16.54%) MS Exchange
17 21 (15.79%) Citrix
17 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
20 17 (12.78%) Migration
20 17 (12.78%) Apache
21 16 (12.03%) SQL Server
21 16 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
21 16 (12.03%) Red Hat
21 16 (12.03%) HP
21 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
21 16 (12.03%) Configuration Management

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 22 (16.54%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.78%) Apache
3 14 (10.53%) IIS
4 13 (9.77%) Skype for Business
4 13 (9.77%) Tomcat
5 12 (9.02%) SharePoint
6 9 (6.77%) JBoss
7 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.51%) IBM Notes
8 5 (3.76%) nginx
8 5 (3.76%) OpenStack
8 5 (3.76%) SAS
9 4 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.50%) FileNet
11 2 (1.50%) Jetty
11 2 (1.50%) Mongrel
11 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.50%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.52%) Office 365
3 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.26%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.26%) IaaS
6 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.50%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) PaaS
6 2 (1.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (58.65%) DHCP
2 49 (36.84%) Firewall
3 43 (32.33%) TCP/IP
4 29 (21.80%) LAN
5 27 (20.30%) WAN
6 22 (16.54%) VLAN
7 14 (10.53%) Internet
8 13 (9.77%) SAN
9 12 (9.02%) SMTP
10 11 (8.27%) Network Security
10 11 (8.27%) SSL
11 9 (6.77%) HTTP
11 9 (6.77%) MPLS
11 9 (6.77%) VoIP
11 9 (6.77%) VPN
12 8 (6.02%) iSCSI
13 7 (5.26%) WLAN
14 6 (4.51%) FTP
14 6 (4.51%) LDAP
14 6 (4.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) MySQL
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.75%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.01%) Maven
4 3 (2.26%) GoCD
4 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.50%) Ant
5 2 (1.50%) Gradle
5 2 (1.50%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.50%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.26%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Banking
3 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 15 (11.28%) Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.77%) Network Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Designer
7 9 (6.77%) Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Field Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Help Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (6.77%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) .NET
2 7 (5.26%) LAMP
3 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.51%) JSP
4 4 (3.01%) WAMP
4 4 (3.01%) Web Services
5 3 (2.26%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.26%) Middleware
6 2 (1.50%) CSS
6 2 (1.50%) HTML
6 2 (1.50%) HTML5
6 2 (1.50%) J2EE
6 2 (1.50%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.50%) Servlets
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.75%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.75%) jQuery
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) PKI
2 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.26%) Clustering
4 6 (4.51%) PMI
5 3 (2.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.50%) iPad
6 2 (1.50%) IVR
6 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Tandem
6 2 (1.50%) User Experience
6 2 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 90 (67.67%) Windows
2 39 (29.32%) Linux
3 35 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (25.56%) Windows Server
5 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (11.28%) Unix
8 12 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.77%) Solaris
9 9 (6.77%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.02%) CentOS
11 6 (4.51%) AIX
12 4 (3.01%) HPUX
12 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
13 3 (2.26%) Debian
13 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.08%) ITIL
2 17 (12.78%) Migration
3 16 (12.03%) Configuration Management
4 15 (11.28%) Load Balancing
5 14 (10.53%) Project Management
6 12 (9.02%) DevOps
7 10 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.52%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.26%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.51%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.51%) ERP
9 6 (4.51%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (4.51%) Security Management
9 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.51%) Web Filtering
10 5 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.76%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.76%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.05%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.77%) Bash Shell
3 12 (9.02%) Java
3 12 (9.02%) PHP
4 11 (8.27%) SQL
5 8 (6.02%) Perl
6 7 (5.26%) C
7 6 (4.51%) Python
8 5 (3.76%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.01%) C++
10 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.26%) Korn
10 3 (2.26%) Ruby
11 2 (1.50%) Go
11 2 (1.50%) JCL
12 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.75%) Jython
12 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.27%) CCNA
3 11 (8.27%) MCITP
3 11 (8.27%) MCSE
4 9 (6.77%) CCNP
5 8 (6.02%) MCTS
5 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.26%) MCSA
6 7 (5.26%) RHCE
7 6 (4.51%) PMI Certification
7 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) Degree
9 3 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.26%) MCP
10 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.75%) CCIE
11 1 (0.75%) MCDST
11 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) QA
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (60.15%) Active Directory
2 30 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.52%) VMware ESX
4 10 (7.52%) XenApp
5 9 (6.77%) vSphere
6 7 (5.26%) UAG
7 5 (3.76%) iptables
8 4 (3.01%) NFS
8 4 (3.01%) vCloud
8 4 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.26%) Dovecot
9 3 (2.26%) KVM
9 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.26%) Sendmail
9 3 (2.26%) Squid
9 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.50%) Docker
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (12.03%) Puppet
2 13 (9.77%) SCCM
3 7 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (4.51%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.01%) SCOM
6 4 (3.01%) SCVMM
6 4 (3.01%) WSUS
7 3 (2.26%) Cacti
7 3 (2.26%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.26%) Nagios
7 3 (2.26%) OpenNebula
7 3 (2.26%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.50%) Ansible
8 2 (1.50%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.50%) vMotion
8 2 (1.50%) yum
Vendors
1 53 (39.85%) VMware
2 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
3 40 (30.08%) Cisco
4 21 (15.79%) Citrix
5 16 (12.03%) HP
5 16 (12.03%) Red Hat
6 15 (11.28%) Oracle
7 11 (8.27%) Dell
8 10 (7.52%) Remedy
9 9 (6.77%) ServiceNow
10 7 (5.26%) Brocade
10 7 (5.26%) CheckPoint
10 7 (5.26%) Symantec
11 6 (4.51%) IBM
11 6 (4.51%) Lotus
11 6 (4.51%) Splunk
12 5 (3.76%) NetApp
12 5 (3.76%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.76%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.01%) Intel Security