The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 21 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.64% 0.44% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.45% 2.94% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £264 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% -12.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
DNS
South Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.23% 14.91% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 21
Average daily rate £275 £283 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -29.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £206 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2015, 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 25 (86.21%) Firewall
2 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 22 (75.86%) CCNP
2 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (75.86%) Load Balancing
3 17 (58.62%) CheckPoint
4 16 (55.17%) WAN
5 13 (44.83%) BGP
5 13 (44.83%) EIGRP
6 11 (37.93%) CCNA
7 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
8 8 (27.59%) F5
9 6 (20.69%) Banking
9 6 (20.69%) HP
10 5 (17.24%) Windows
10 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
11 4 (13.79%) ITIL
11 4 (13.79%) Citrix
11 4 (13.79%) DHCP
11 4 (13.79%) LAN
12 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
12 3 (10.34%) SAN
12 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (6.90%) vSphere
13 2 (6.90%) UAG
13 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
13 2 (6.90%) XenApp
13 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) CMS400.NET
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (86.21%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) WAN
3 13 (44.83%) BGP
3 13 (44.83%) EIGRP
4 4 (13.79%) DHCP
4 4 (13.79%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) SAN
6 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (3.45%) Internet
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security
7 1 (3.45%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Network Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Network Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Support
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Load Balancing
2 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Content Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.45%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) CCNP
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (37.93%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.90%) CCA
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) MCP
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
2 2 (6.90%) UAG
3 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) CheckPoint
3 8 (27.59%) F5
4 6 (20.69%) HP
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 2 (6.90%) VMware
8 1 (3.45%) Ektron
8 1 (3.45%) Websense
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
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