The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 65 74 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Contract jobs citing DNS 71 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.35% 2.08% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.35% 14.29% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 16
Average daily rate
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£270 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £226 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £390 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 14
Average hourly rate £20.25 £32.03 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.77% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £20.05 £22.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 392 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.83% 14.56% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
England

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 July 2014.

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 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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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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
Cheshire +11 26 £256 -31.66% 6
Lancashire +6 25 £270 +8.00% 2
Manchester -12 14 £428 +43.69% 8
Merseyside -4 1 - - 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 138 (80.23%) DHCP
2 123 (71.51%) Windows
3 99 (57.56%) Active Directory
4 77 (44.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (34.30%) Citrix
7 58 (33.72%) VMware
8 48 (27.91%) Microsoft
9 44 (25.58%) Firewall
10 38 (22.09%) TCP/IP
10 38 (22.09%) HP
11 37 (21.51%) XenApp
12 35 (20.35%) SharePoint
12 35 (20.35%) ITIL
13 34 (19.77%) MS Exchange
13 34 (19.77%) SCCM
14 31 (18.02%) Security Cleared
14 31 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (18.02%) LAN
15 30 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (16.86%) Windows XP
17 27 (15.70%) SC Cleared
17 27 (15.70%) Windows 7
17 27 (15.70%) Hyper-V
18 26 (15.12%) XenServer
18 26 (15.12%) WAN
18 26 (15.12%) MCSE
19 25 (14.53%) SQL
19 25 (14.53%) IIS
20 24 (13.95%) SAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 35 (20.35%) SharePoint
2 34 (19.77%) MS Exchange
3 25 (14.53%) IIS
4 21 (12.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 18 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (5.81%) Tomcat
8 9 (5.23%) Lync
8 9 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (4.07%) OpenStack
10 7 (4.07%) Jetty
10 7 (4.07%) nginx
10 7 (4.07%) WebSphere
10 7 (4.07%) Apache
11 3 (1.74%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.58%) CMS
12 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (13.37%) Amazon EC2
1 23 (13.37%) Amazon S3
1 23 (13.37%) Route 53
1 23 (13.37%) Amazon ELB
2 14 (8.14%) SaaS
3 12 (6.98%) PaaS
4 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 138 (80.23%) DHCP
2 44 (25.58%) Firewall
3 38 (22.09%) TCP/IP
4 31 (18.02%) LAN
5 26 (15.12%) WAN
6 24 (13.95%) SAN
7 15 (8.72%) 3G
7 15 (8.72%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (7.56%) SMS
8 13 (7.56%) VLAN
9 12 (6.98%) HTTP
9 12 (6.98%) Wireless
10 10 (5.81%) VPN
11 9 (5.23%) Internet
12 7 (4.07%) NetScaler
13 6 (3.49%) Structured Cabling
13 6 (3.49%) BGP
13 6 (3.49%) SSL
14 5 (2.91%) DMZ
15 4 (2.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.07%) Big Data
4 7 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (13.37%) Maven
1 23 (13.37%) Hudson
1 23 (13.37%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.07%) JUnit
2 7 (4.07%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.58%) JMeter
3 1 (0.58%) LoadUI
3 1 (0.58%) OpenSTA
General
1 10 (5.81%) Finance
2 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.33%) Banking
2 4 (2.33%) Local Government
3 2 (1.16%) Marketing
3 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) German Language
4 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (16.86%) Support Engineer
2 15 (8.72%) Analyst
3 14 (8.14%) Desktop Support
3 14 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (7.56%) Architect
4 13 (7.56%) Server Engineer
5 11 (6.40%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (5.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (5.23%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.65%) Wintel Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.07%) Windows Server Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.91%) Migration Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Consultant
10 5 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.40%) .NET
2 7 (4.07%) Servlets
3 6 (3.49%) Web Services
4 4 (2.33%) JSP
5 3 (1.74%) LAMP
6 1 (0.58%) Spring
6 1 (0.58%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.58%) Struts
6 1 (0.58%) HTML
6 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) ODBC
6 1 (0.58%) Flash
6 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.37%) Clustering
1 23 (13.37%) Open Source
2 10 (5.81%) Thin Client
2 10 (5.81%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.07%) Smartcard
4 6 (3.49%) Firmware
5 5 (2.91%) Replication
6 3 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.16%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.16%) Social Media
7 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) iPhone
8 1 (0.58%) NHS
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 123 (71.51%) Windows
2 77 (44.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 76 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (16.86%) Windows XP
5 27 (15.70%) Windows 7
6 23 (13.37%) CentOS
7 22 (12.79%) Linux
8 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.23%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.74%) UNIX
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.58%) HPUX
12 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.35%) ITIL
2 24 (13.95%) Migration
3 23 (13.37%) Configuration Management
3 23 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (12.79%) DevOps
5 14 (8.14%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.81%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.23%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.65%) Performance Testing
9 8 (4.65%) Project Management
10 7 (4.07%) JVM Tuning
10 7 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.91%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.91%) Service Management
11 5 (2.91%) CRM
11 5 (2.91%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.91%) Web Development
12 4 (2.33%) Data Protection
12 4 (2.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.53%) SQL
2 14 (8.14%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.40%) Java
4 7 (4.07%) Ruby
5 4 (2.33%) C
6 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.16%) VBScript
7 2 (1.16%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) C#
8 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (18.02%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (15.70%) SC Cleared
4 26 (15.12%) MCSE
5 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.98%) MCITP
6 9 (5.23%) MCTS
6 9 (5.23%) CCNP
7 4 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.74%) CCIP
8 3 (1.74%) CCNA
8 3 (1.74%) MCP
9 2 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.16%) Degree
9 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) PMP
10 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.58%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.72%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 99 (57.56%) Active Directory
2 37 (21.51%) XenApp
3 31 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (15.70%) Hyper-V
5 26 (15.12%) XenServer
6 23 (13.37%) vSphere
7 22 (12.79%) XenDesktop
8 10 (5.81%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.49%) ISA Server
10 5 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.16%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 34 (19.77%) SCCM
2 23 (13.37%) Puppet
2 23 (13.37%) Vagrant
3 16 (9.30%) SCOM
4 10 (5.81%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.07%) WSUS
5 7 (4.07%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.33%) SCSM
6 4 (2.33%) PureDisk
6 4 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.16%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.16%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.58%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 59 (34.30%) Citrix
2 58 (33.72%) VMware
3 48 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 38 (22.09%) HP
5 23 (13.37%) Cisco
5 23 (13.37%) Red Hat
6 22 (12.79%) Dell
7 21 (12.21%) RightScale
8 16 (9.30%) Compaq
9 8 (4.65%) Juniper
9 8 (4.65%) F5
10 6 (3.49%) NetApp
10 6 (3.49%) EMC
10 6 (3.49%) AppSense
11 5 (2.91%) IBM
12 4 (2.33%) Avaya
12 4 (2.33%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.33%) Apple
12 4 (2.33%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.74%) Symantec
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