The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 43 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.24% 0.34% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 4.00% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
DNS
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.75% 8.50% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 12
Average daily rate £375 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £530 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Northamptonshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Northamptonshire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Northampton -6 1 £400 -
Wellingborough - - - -
Kettering - - - -
DNS
East Midlands

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) Avaya