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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 44 35 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.48% 3.54% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.08% 34.88% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 3
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£488 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
152 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.23% 10.14% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 27 6
Average daily rate £488 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 29 £488 +39.28%
DNS
North East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 51 (94.44%) DHCP
2 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 35 (64.81%) Windows
4 31 (57.41%) Security Cleared
5 25 (46.30%) VMware
6 20 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (35.19%) Xen
7 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
8 18 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 17 (31.48%) nginx
9 17 (31.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 17 (31.48%) Linux
9 17 (31.48%) Java
9 17 (31.48%) SSL
9 17 (31.48%) Apache
9 17 (31.48%) Tomcat
9 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
10 16 (29.63%) Jetty
10 16 (29.63%) Google
10 16 (29.63%) WebSphere
10 16 (29.63%) IPsec
10 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (29.63%) FTP
10 16 (29.63%) HTTP
10 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
10 16 (29.63%) .NET
10 16 (29.63%) J2EE
10 16 (29.63%) IIS
10 16 (29.63%) Servlets

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 17 (31.48%) Apache
1 17 (31.48%) Tomcat
1 17 (31.48%) nginx
2 16 (29.63%) IIS
2 16 (29.63%) Jetty
2 16 (29.63%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) Zope
5 1 (1.85%) Plone
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (29.63%) Google App Engine
1 16 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (29.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 15 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (94.44%) DHCP
2 17 (31.48%) SSL
3 16 (29.63%) FTP
3 16 (29.63%) HTTP
3 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
3 16 (29.63%) IPsec
4 3 (5.56%) Firewall
5 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.70%) 3G
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.85%) Junos
6 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.85%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) SAN
6 1 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Build Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Wintel Support
5 5 (9.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Server Support
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Exchange Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (1.85%) Network Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) .NET
1 16 (29.63%) J2EE
1 16 (29.63%) Servlets
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 35 (64.81%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Linux
3 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.85%) UNIX
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (27.78%) Server Building
4 13 (24.07%) Change Control
4 13 (24.07%) Migration
5 8 (14.81%) ITIL
5 8 (14.81%) DevOps
6 4 (7.41%) Open Source
6 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.70%) Service Management
8 2 (3.70%) Change Management
8 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.70%) Security Patching
9 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.85%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Java
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (57.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
3 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (20.37%) MCSE
5 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) MCSA
7 1 (1.85%) CCNP
7 1 (1.85%) CCNA
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 19 (35.19%) Xen
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (9.26%) XenApp
3 5 (9.26%) vSphere
4 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.85%) qmail
6 1 (1.85%) Postfix
6 1 (1.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (9.26%) Puppet
3 4 (7.41%) HP SIM
3 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.56%) SCCM
5 2 (3.70%) SCOM
5 2 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.85%) OpenView
6 1 (1.85%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.85%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.85%) Ansible
6 1 (1.85%) systemd
Vendors
1 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 25 (46.30%) VMware
3 16 (29.63%) Google
4 9 (16.67%) Citrix
5 8 (14.81%) HP
6 5 (9.26%) Symantec
7 4 (7.41%) McAfee
7 4 (7.41%) CA
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.70%) AppSense
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco
9 1 (1.85%) TippingPoint
9 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.85%) F5
9 1 (1.85%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.85%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) Juniper