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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 10 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.38% 1.32% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.68% 7.14% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £110 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -68.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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
47 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 20.98% 18.50% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £7.02
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 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 30 January 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 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) Firewall
3 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (64.29%) CCNP
3 18 (64.29%) Load Balancing
4 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
5 11 (39.29%) WAN
6 10 (35.71%) CCNA
6 10 (35.71%) BGP
6 10 (35.71%) EIGRP
7 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 8 (28.57%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) SQL
8 7 (25.00%) vSphere
9 6 (21.43%) Banking
9 6 (21.43%) Windows
9 6 (21.43%) EMC
9 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 6 (21.43%) NetApp
10 5 (17.86%) Symantec
10 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
10 5 (17.86%) NetBackup
10 5 (17.86%) VMware
10 5 (17.86%) CLARiiON
10 5 (17.86%) DHCP
10 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
10 5 (17.86%) Solaris
10 5 (17.86%) SCOM
11 4 (14.29%) McAfee ePO

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) JBoss
2 4 (14.29%) Apache
2 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) CMS400.NET
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) WAN
3 10 (35.71%) BGP
3 10 (35.71%) EIGRP
4 5 (17.86%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Network Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Support
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
1 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Solaris
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Load Balancing
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) BCP
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) CRUD
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Content Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (64.29%) CCNP
2 10 (35.71%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) CCA
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) vSphere
3 4 (14.29%) vCloud
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) UAG
4 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) NetBackup
1 5 (17.86%) SCOM
2 4 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) ZABBIX
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (14.29%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) EMC
4 6 (21.43%) NetApp
5 5 (17.86%) Symantec
5 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
5 5 (17.86%) VMware
6 4 (14.29%) F5
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) McAfee
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
8 1 (3.57%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) Ektron