The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Sheffield 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 29 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.43% 1.08% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 8.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £264 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.89% 13.51% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 7
Average daily rate £283 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.37% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £238 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
South Yorkshire

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 2 (40.00%) B2C
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) SMTP
4 1 (20.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
2 2 (40.00%) B2C
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) NETGEAR
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (20.00%) Hitachi
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (20.00%) IBM