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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 46 44 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.30% 3.06% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 19.44% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Average daily rate
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- £243 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
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
58 72 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.55% 15.72% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 20
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £223 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £369 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £26.75 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.07% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

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 26 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 6 - - 1
Prudhoe - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
DNS
North East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) DHCP
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (50.00%) Clustering
4 10 (50.00%) ITIL
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) Firewall
5 8 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) HP
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (30.00%) CA
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (25.00%) McAfee
8 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (25.00%) Change Management
8 5 (25.00%) Cryptography
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle
8 5 (25.00%) Juniper
8 5 (25.00%) SSL
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (25.00%) Network Security
8 5 (25.00%) Network Design
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) DHCP
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) SSL
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 2 (10.00%) Junos
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (10.00%) SSH
5 2 (10.00%) LDAP
5 2 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) DTS
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Support
3 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Environment Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Network Design
2 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
4 3 (15.00%) Network Management
4 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) Korn
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) JSP 440
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) OpenView
2 3 (15.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (15.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) HP
3 6 (30.00%) CA
4 5 (25.00%) McAfee
4 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 5 (25.00%) Juniper
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) Lotus
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (10.00%) TippingPoint
6 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat