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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 72 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -16
Contract jobs citing DNS 64 81 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 2.23% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 17.05% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 37
Median daily rate £400 £275 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+38.71% +26.15%
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
579 475 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.05% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 239 183
Median daily rate £375 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -9 32 £388 +38.39% 15
Cheshire -8 10 £330 +53.48% 7
Merseyside -8 10 £375 +3.44% 2
Lancashire -9 9 £413 +50.00% 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (62.94%) Windows
2 81 (56.64%) Active Directory
3 79 (55.24%) DHCP
4 52 (36.36%) VMware
5 49 (34.27%) Microsoft
6 46 (32.17%) Cisco
7 41 (28.67%) TCP/IP
7 41 (28.67%) Linux
8 40 (27.97%) Firewall
9 38 (26.57%) ITIL
10 37 (25.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (23.08%) Windows Server
13 29 (20.28%) MS Exchange
13 29 (20.28%) LAN
14 27 (18.88%) PowerShell
15 26 (18.18%) Citrix
16 25 (17.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (16.78%) WAN
18 23 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (14.69%) SSL
20 19 (13.29%) VPN
21 18 (12.59%) HP
21 18 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
21 18 (12.59%) Apache
21 18 (12.59%) Load Balancing
22 17 (11.89%) Unix
22 17 (11.89%) VoIP
22 17 (11.89%) 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 29 (20.28%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.59%) Apache
3 16 (11.19%) SharePoint
4 15 (10.49%) IIS
5 13 (9.09%) Tomcat
6 11 (7.69%) Skype for Business
7 10 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (6.29%) JBoss
9 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (4.20%) OpenStack
9 6 (4.20%) WebSphere
10 5 (3.50%) nginx
11 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (2.80%) IBM Notes
11 4 (2.80%) SAS
11 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (1.40%) Jetty
13 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (9.79%) MS Office
2 7 (4.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.49%) Office 365
2 13 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.10%) IaaS
4 3 (2.10%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.40%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 79 (55.24%) DHCP
2 41 (28.67%) TCP/IP
3 40 (27.97%) Firewall
4 29 (20.28%) LAN
5 24 (16.78%) WAN
6 21 (14.69%) SSL
7 19 (13.29%) VPN
8 17 (11.89%) VoIP
9 15 (10.49%) SMTP
9 15 (10.49%) VLAN
10 13 (9.09%) Network Security
11 12 (8.39%) Internet
11 12 (8.39%) SSH
12 11 (7.69%) BGP
12 11 (7.69%) HTTP
12 11 (7.69%) IPsec
13 9 (6.29%) MPLS
13 9 (6.29%) Wireless
14 8 (5.59%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (5.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) MySQL
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.80%) DB2
4 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (8.39%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.80%) Maven
3 4 (2.80%) Subversion
4 3 (2.10%) GoCD
4 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.40%) Ant
5 2 (1.40%) Gradle
5 2 (1.40%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.40%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.99%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Banking
3 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.50%) Local Government
4 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.10%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.40%) Law
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 18 (12.59%) Analyst
3 15 (10.49%) Architect
3 15 (10.49%) Network Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Consultant
7 10 (6.99%) Desktop Support
7 10 (6.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (6.29%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) Field Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.59%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Help Desk Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (4.90%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.39%) .NET
2 8 (5.59%) LAMP
2 8 (5.59%) Web Services
3 6 (4.20%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.20%) JSP
4 5 (3.50%) Middleware
5 4 (2.80%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (2.80%) WAMP
5 4 (2.80%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.40%) CSS
6 2 (1.40%) HTML
6 2 (1.40%) HTML5
6 2 (1.40%) J2EE
6 2 (1.40%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.40%) Servlets
7 1 (0.70%) Laravel
7 1 (0.70%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.70%) WebKit
7 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (9.79%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.39%) Clustering
3 9 (6.29%) PKI
4 6 (4.20%) PMI
5 5 (3.50%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.10%) iSeries
7 3 (2.10%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) iPad
8 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) Replication
8 2 (1.40%) Statistics
8 2 (1.40%) Tandem
8 2 (1.40%) User Experience
8 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 90 (62.94%) Windows
2 41 (28.67%) Linux
3 37 (25.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 25 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (11.89%) Unix
8 11 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.29%) Windows 7
10 8 (5.59%) AIX
10 8 (5.59%) Solaris
11 6 (4.20%) CentOS
12 4 (2.80%) Debian
12 4 (2.80%) HPUX
12 4 (2.80%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.80%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.40%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.57%) ITIL
2 18 (12.59%) Load Balancing
3 16 (11.19%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (10.49%) Migration
5 12 (8.39%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.69%) Project Management
7 10 (6.99%) PRINCE2
8 8 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (5.59%) DevOps
8 8 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.59%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.90%) Capacity Management
9 7 (4.90%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.20%) Security Management
10 6 (4.20%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (4.20%) Web Filtering
11 5 (3.50%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.50%) Identity Management
11 5 (3.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.89%) SQL
3 14 (9.79%) Bash Shell
4 13 (9.09%) PHP
5 11 (7.69%) Perl
6 10 (6.99%) Java
6 10 (6.99%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.59%) C
7 8 (5.59%) Python
8 5 (3.50%) C++
9 4 (2.80%) Korn
10 3 (2.10%) Lisp
10 3 (2.10%) Ruby
11 2 (1.40%) C#
11 2 (1.40%) Go
11 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.40%) JCL
11 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (17.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (9.09%) CCNA
3 13 (9.09%) MCITP
3 13 (9.09%) MCSE
3 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 11 (7.69%) CCNP
4 11 (7.69%) MCSA
4 11 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.90%) MCTS
5 7 (4.90%) RHCE
6 6 (4.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (4.20%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.80%) Degree
7 4 (2.80%) MCP
8 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.70%) CEH
9 1 (0.70%) GIAC
9 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 81 (56.64%) Active Directory
2 35 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.79%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.09%) vSphere
5 10 (6.99%) XenApp
6 7 (4.90%) UAG
7 6 (4.20%) iptables
7 6 (4.20%) Sendmail
8 5 (3.50%) NFS
8 5 (3.50%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.80%) Brightmail
9 4 (2.80%) Dovecot
9 4 (2.80%) KVM
9 4 (2.80%) Squid
9 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.80%) XenServer
10 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.10%) vCloud
10 3 (2.10%) Xen
11 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (11.19%) SCCM
2 15 (10.49%) Puppet
3 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (5.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.90%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (4.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.80%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.80%) Cacti
6 4 (2.80%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.80%) Nagios
6 4 (2.80%) OpenNebula
6 4 (2.80%) SCOM
6 4 (2.80%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.10%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.40%) Ansible
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.40%) yum
Vendors
1 52 (36.36%) VMware
2 49 (34.27%) Microsoft
3 46 (32.17%) Cisco
4 26 (18.18%) Citrix
5 18 (12.59%) HP
6 15 (10.49%) Red Hat
7 14 (9.79%) IBM
8 13 (9.09%) Palo Alto
9 12 (8.39%) Dell
9 12 (8.39%) Oracle
9 12 (8.39%) Symantec
10 11 (7.69%) CheckPoint
11 8 (5.59%) Fortinet
11 8 (5.59%) Remedy
12 7 (4.90%) Brocade
12 7 (4.90%) NetApp
12 7 (4.90%) ServiceNow
13 6 (4.20%) Juniper
14 5 (3.50%) F5
14 5 (3.50%) Intel Security
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