The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 24 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Contract jobs citing DNS 98 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.09% 3.54% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.88% 20.83% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 13 13
Median daily rate £325 £363 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £254 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £545 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 7
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £20.43 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.75 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.43% +19.58%
DNS
North East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
328 144 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 27.06% 16.98% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 84 47
Median daily rate £330 £500 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +43.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £620 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +85.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +26 96 £325 -23.52% 5
Sunderland -4 1 - -
DNS
North East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for DNS.

1 275 (86.21%) Active Directory
2 247 (77.43%) Windows
3 226 (70.85%) DHCP
4 207 (64.89%) Microsoft
5 187 (58.62%) Security Cleared
6 164 (51.41%) Windows Server
7 159 (49.84%) SC Cleared
8 149 (46.71%) VMware
9 132 (41.38%) Citrix
10 125 (39.18%) ITIL
11 101 (31.66%) SQL
12 91 (28.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 91 (28.53%) XenApp
13 87 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 86 (26.96%) Microsoft Certification
14 86 (26.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 84 (26.33%) PowerShell
16 82 (25.71%) BPSS Clearance
17 77 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 77 (24.14%) AppSense
18 76 (23.82%) Disclosure Scotland
19 74 (23.20%) SCCM
20 72 (22.57%) Software Delivery
21 69 (21.63%) MS Exchange
22 68 (21.32%) Degree
23 67 (21.00%) Computer Science
24 64 (20.06%) Exchange Server 2010
25 62 (19.44%) MS Excel
26 59 (18.50%) SQL Server
27 58 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 69 (21.63%) MS Exchange
2 64 (20.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (16.93%) Skype for Business
4 52 (16.30%) Apache
5 51 (15.99%) IIS
6 38 (11.91%) SharePoint
7 35 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (6.58%) Office Communications Server
9 20 (6.27%) IBM Notes
9 20 (6.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (5.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (5.33%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.88%) nginx
13 5 (1.57%) JBoss
13 5 (1.57%) Jetty
13 5 (1.57%) Mongrel
13 5 (1.57%) Tomcat
13 5 (1.57%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 29 (9.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) MS Project
3 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.23%) Office 365
2 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.08%) IaaS
3 13 (4.08%) PaaS
3 13 (4.08%) SaaS
4 12 (3.76%) HP Helion
5 8 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.57%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 226 (70.85%) DHCP
2 55 (17.24%) Firewall
3 47 (14.73%) TCP/IP
4 36 (11.29%) SAN
5 29 (9.09%) LDAP
6 28 (8.78%) Internet
7 27 (8.46%) Intranet
7 27 (8.46%) WAN
8 26 (8.15%) iSCSI
9 23 (7.21%) Kerberos
10 22 (6.90%) Skype
11 20 (6.27%) SMS
12 17 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (5.02%) 3G
14 15 (4.70%) SSL
15 10 (3.13%) X.500
16 6 (1.88%) IPsec
17 5 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
17 5 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
17 5 (1.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.70%) MySQL
3 13 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) EDMS
6 1 (0.31%) Redis
6 1 (0.31%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 40 (12.54%) MSI
2 13 (4.08%) ClearCase
2 13 (4.08%) StarTeam
3 12 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.76%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.57%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.31%) Bower
6 1 (0.31%) Grunt
6 1 (0.31%) MSTest
6 1 (0.31%) NuGet
6 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (5.33%) Finance
2 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (14.42%) Support Engineer
2 31 (9.72%) Active Directory Engineer
3 25 (7.84%) Desktop Support
3 25 (7.84%) Wintel Engineer
4 24 (7.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 24 (7.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 20 (6.27%) Messaging Support
5 20 (6.27%) Unix Engineer
6 18 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (5.33%) Consultant
8 16 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (5.02%) Linux Engineer
8 16 (5.02%) Wintel Support
9 15 (4.70%) Server Support
10 14 (4.39%) Server Engineer
11 13 (4.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 12 (3.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 12 (3.76%) Messaging Engineer
12 12 (3.76%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.27%) Middleware
2 15 (4.70%) .NET
3 13 (4.08%) LAMP
4 9 (2.82%) XML
5 5 (1.57%) J2EE
5 5 (1.57%) Servlets
6 4 (1.25%) Web Services
7 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.31%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.31%) CSS
7 1 (0.31%) HTML
7 1 (0.31%) HTML5
7 1 (0.31%) jQuery
7 1 (0.31%) RESTful
7 1 (0.31%) StructureMap
7 1 (0.31%) WCF
7 1 (0.31%) WinForms
7 1 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 67 (21.00%) Computer Science
2 39 (12.23%) Clustering
3 31 (9.72%) Management Information System
4 26 (8.15%) Data Centre
5 17 (5.33%) Fat Client
5 17 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (5.33%) PKI
5 17 (5.33%) Thin Client
6 15 (4.70%) Replication
7 13 (4.08%) Visualisation
8 12 (3.76%) Blackberry
9 9 (2.82%) CMDB
10 4 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.31%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 247 (77.43%) Windows
2 164 (51.41%) Windows Server
3 87 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (26.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (16.93%) Linux
6 51 (15.99%) Windows 7
7 44 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (10.34%) Unix
9 16 (5.02%) Android
9 16 (5.02%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.39%) Solaris
11 13 (4.08%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.51%) HPUX
13 5 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.25%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.25%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.94%) CentOS
15 3 (0.94%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.94%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (39.18%) ITIL
2 72 (22.57%) Software Delivery
3 37 (11.60%) Incident Management
4 33 (10.34%) Unit Testing
5 32 (10.03%) Migration
5 32 (10.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 31 (9.72%) Content Management
7 29 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 28 (8.78%) Configuration Management
9 24 (7.52%) Change Management
9 24 (7.52%) DevOps
10 21 (6.58%) Escalation Management
10 21 (6.58%) High Availability
10 21 (6.58%) Project Management
11 20 (6.27%) Application Packaging
11 20 (6.27%) Server Building
12 19 (5.96%) Change Control
12 19 (5.96%) Software Distribution
13 18 (5.64%) ITIL V3
14 17 (5.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 101 (31.66%) SQL
2 84 (26.33%) PowerShell
3 32 (10.03%) Korn
3 32 (10.03%) Perl
4 28 (8.78%) VBScript
5 27 (8.46%) Bash Shell
5 27 (8.46%) C-shell
6 26 (8.15%) T-SQL
7 24 (7.52%) VB
8 13 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 13 (4.08%) Shell Script
9 12 (3.76%) C#
10 6 (1.88%) Java
11 5 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.94%) Python
13 2 (0.63%) C++
13 2 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 187 (58.62%) Security Cleared
2 159 (49.84%) SC Cleared
3 86 (26.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (25.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 68 (21.32%) Degree
6 41 (12.85%) MCSE
7 19 (5.96%) MCSA
8 13 (4.08%) MCP
8 13 (4.08%) MCTS
9 12 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.82%) MCSD
11 8 (2.51%) MCITP
12 6 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (23.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (5.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 275 (86.21%) Active Directory
2 91 (28.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 91 (28.53%) XenApp
3 77 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (17.55%) XenServer
5 54 (16.93%) XenDesktop
6 50 (15.67%) Hyper-V
7 36 (11.29%) vSphere
8 27 (8.46%) Samba
9 25 (7.84%) Terminal Services
10 17 (5.33%) DFS Replication
10 17 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.88%) NFS
12 5 (1.57%) Xen
13 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.63%) Brightmail
15 1 (0.31%) Gluster
15 1 (0.31%) LXC
Systems Management
1 74 (23.20%) SCCM
2 58 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 24 (7.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 24 (7.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 21 (6.58%) Perfmon
5 20 (6.27%) OpenView
6 15 (4.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 14 (4.39%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.88%) PowerCLI
8 6 (1.88%) Puppet
9 4 (1.25%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.25%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (1.25%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.94%) WSUS
11 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.31%) Graylog
12 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.31%) logstash
12 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 207 (64.89%) Microsoft
2 149 (46.71%) VMware
3 132 (41.38%) Citrix
4 77 (24.14%) AppSense
5 58 (18.18%) HP
6 38 (11.91%) Oracle
7 23 (7.21%) Red Hat
8 20 (6.27%) Lotus
9 19 (5.96%) ThinPrint
10 18 (5.64%) Intel Security
10 18 (5.64%) Symantec
11 14 (4.39%) Lumension
12 12 (3.76%) Trend Micro
13 8 (2.51%) SAP
14 5 (1.57%) Dell
14 5 (1.57%) Google
15 4 (1.25%) Altiris
15 4 (1.25%) Apple
16 3 (0.94%) Veritas
17 2 (0.63%) Cisco
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