The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Tyne and Wear 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 51 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.70% 3.35% 6.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 17.50% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Average daily rate £246 £300 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.16% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £258 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £379
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -34.61%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 40 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.36% 19.14% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 36
Average daily rate £273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
DNS
North East

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
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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 8 £246 -18.16% 1
Gateshead - 1 - -
DNS
North East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 22 (91.67%) Windows
1 22 (91.67%) DHCP
1 22 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 14 (58.33%) SQL
5 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (50.00%) Shell Script
6 12 (50.00%) Clustering
6 12 (50.00%) CA
6 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
8 8 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (29.17%) Migration
10 6 (25.00%) Change Control
11 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 3 (12.50%) Finance
12 3 (12.50%) UNIX
12 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
12 3 (12.50%) Linux
12 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (12.50%) Oracle
12 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
12 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (12.50%) VMware
12 3 (12.50%) Firewall
12 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (8.33%) Korn
13 2 (8.33%) OpenLDAP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) SSH
3 2 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (8.33%) LDAP
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.17%) IDOL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Server Support
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Support
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) HPUX
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) Korn
3 2 (8.33%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) NFS
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) KVM
4 1 (4.17%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) CA
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) JBoss
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas