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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 16 49 25
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -24
Contract jobs citing DNS 176 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.28% 3.48% 5.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.77% 22.12% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 8 15
Median daily rate £265 £263 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £301 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 3 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +103.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.45 £25.90 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.09 £27.50 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
492 113 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 37.13% 15.72% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 50 36
Median daily rate £290 £294 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £232 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 17 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £31.50 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +30 174 £265 +0.95% 2
Sunderland -3 1 - -
DNS
North East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 221 (85.99%) Active Directory
2 212 (82.49%) Windows
3 192 (74.71%) DHCP
4 162 (63.04%) Microsoft
5 152 (59.14%) Security Cleared
6 132 (51.36%) Citrix
6 132 (51.36%) Windows Server
7 131 (50.97%) SC Cleared
8 123 (47.86%) VMware
9 104 (40.47%) ITIL
10 94 (36.58%) SQL
11 92 (35.80%) XenApp
12 91 (35.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 83 (32.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 82 (31.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 77 (29.96%) SCCM
15 77 (29.96%) AppSense
15 77 (29.96%) BPSS Clearance
16 76 (29.57%) Software Delivery
17 71 (27.63%) Disclosure Scotland
18 68 (26.46%) PowerShell
19 66 (25.68%) MS Exchange
20 64 (24.90%) Degree
21 63 (24.51%) Computer Science
21 63 (24.51%) Microsoft Certification
22 61 (23.74%) Exchange Server 2010
23 59 (22.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
24 55 (21.40%) XenServer
25 53 (20.62%) XenDesktop
25 53 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure

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 66 (25.68%) MS Exchange
2 61 (23.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (20.23%) Skype for Business
4 42 (16.34%) Apache
5 33 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (12.84%) SharePoint
6 31 (12.06%) IIS
7 20 (7.78%) IBM Notes
8 19 (7.39%) Office Communications Server
9 18 (7.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (6.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (5.06%) OpenStack
12 8 (3.11%) JBoss
12 8 (3.11%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.78%) nginx
14 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.39%) CMS
15 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (18.68%) MS Excel
2 29 (11.28%) MS Office
3 3 (1.17%) MS Project
3 3 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.67%) Office 365
2 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.39%) PaaS
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (74.71%) DHCP
2 49 (19.07%) Firewall
3 33 (12.84%) TCP/IP
4 29 (11.28%) SAN
5 22 (8.56%) SMS
5 22 (8.56%) Wi-Fi
6 21 (8.17%) 3G
6 21 (8.17%) WAN
7 20 (7.78%) Skype
8 19 (7.39%) iSCSI
9 16 (6.23%) LDAP
10 15 (5.84%) Internet
11 14 (5.45%) Intranet
12 11 (4.28%) SSL
13 8 (3.11%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (2.72%) SSH
15 6 (2.33%) Kerberos
15 6 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
16 2 (0.78%) Unified Communications
16 2 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.50%) MySQL
5 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) Redis
6 1 (0.39%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 39 (15.18%) MSI
2 10 (3.89%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.72%) ClearCase
4 7 (2.72%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.39%) Bower
5 1 (0.39%) Grunt
5 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.39%) MSTest
5 1 (0.39%) NuGet
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (5.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 44 (17.12%) Support Engineer
2 26 (10.12%) Desktop Engineer
2 26 (10.12%) Desktop Support
3 22 (8.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 21 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.00%) Messaging Support
5 18 (7.00%) Unix Engineer
5 18 (7.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 16 (6.23%) Wintel Support
7 15 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (5.84%) Server Support
8 13 (5.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 13 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (4.67%) Consultant
9 12 (4.67%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.28%) Active Directory Engineer
10 11 (4.28%) Messaging Engineer
10 11 (4.28%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 10 (3.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.89%) Messaging Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.17%) Middleware
2 11 (4.28%) .NET
3 9 (3.50%) XML
4 7 (2.72%) LAMP
5 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.39%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.39%) CSS
5 1 (0.39%) HTML
5 1 (0.39%) HTML5
5 1 (0.39%) J2EE
5 1 (0.39%) jQuery
5 1 (0.39%) RESTful
5 1 (0.39%) Servlets
5 1 (0.39%) StructureMap
5 1 (0.39%) WCF
5 1 (0.39%) Web Services
5 1 (0.39%) WinForms
5 1 (0.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (24.51%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.12%) Data Centre
3 24 (9.34%) Management Information System
4 21 (8.17%) Clustering
4 21 (8.17%) Fat Client
4 21 (8.17%) Thin Client
5 12 (4.67%) Visualisation
6 11 (4.28%) Blackberry
7 10 (3.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (3.50%) CMDB
9 5 (1.95%) PKI
10 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.56%) Replication
11 2 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.39%) AS400
12 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 212 (82.49%) Windows
2 132 (51.36%) Windows Server
3 83 (32.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (31.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (20.23%) Windows 7
6 33 (12.84%) Linux
7 30 (11.67%) Unix
8 29 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (6.23%) Windows XP
10 14 (5.45%) Android
10 14 (5.45%) Apple iOS
11 8 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.11%) Solaris
12 5 (1.95%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.56%) HPUX
13 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.17%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.17%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.78%) CentOS
15 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (40.47%) ITIL
2 76 (29.57%) Software Delivery
3 36 (14.01%) Incident Management
4 34 (13.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 29 (11.28%) Content Management
6 26 (10.12%) Unit Testing
7 21 (8.17%) Escalation Management
7 21 (8.17%) High Availability
8 20 (7.78%) Application Packaging
8 20 (7.78%) Migration
9 19 (7.39%) Problem Management
10 18 (7.00%) ITIL V3
10 18 (7.00%) Server Building
10 18 (7.00%) Software Distribution
11 17 (6.61%) Configuration Management
11 17 (6.61%) Project Management
12 16 (6.23%) Change Control
13 15 (5.84%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (5.45%) Service Delivery
15 13 (5.06%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (36.58%) SQL
2 68 (26.46%) PowerShell
3 29 (11.28%) Korn
3 29 (11.28%) Perl
4 27 (10.51%) VBScript
5 23 (8.95%) T-SQL
5 23 (8.95%) VB
6 21 (8.17%) Bash Shell
6 21 (8.17%) C-shell
7 13 (5.06%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.28%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.89%) C#
10 8 (3.11%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.78%) Python
12 1 (0.39%) C++
12 1 (0.39%) Java
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (59.14%) Security Cleared
2 131 (50.97%) SC Cleared
3 77 (29.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 64 (24.90%) Degree
5 63 (24.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (10.12%) MCSE
7 9 (3.50%) MCP
7 9 (3.50%) MCSD
8 8 (3.11%) MCITP
8 8 (3.11%) MCTS
9 6 (2.33%) MCSA
9 6 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.56%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.39%) CCNA
11 1 (0.39%) CCNP
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.39%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (27.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (7.00%) SLA
System Software
1 221 (85.99%) Active Directory
2 92 (35.80%) XenApp
3 91 (35.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 55 (21.40%) XenServer
5 53 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 53 (20.62%) XenDesktop
6 43 (16.73%) Hyper-V
7 25 (9.73%) Terminal Services
8 22 (8.56%) vSphere
9 21 (8.17%) Samba
10 8 (3.11%) DFS Replication
11 7 (2.72%) NFS
12 2 (0.78%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.39%) Gluster
13 1 (0.39%) LXC
13 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (29.96%) SCCM
2 59 (22.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 25 (9.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 21 (8.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 21 (8.17%) OpenView
4 21 (8.17%) Perfmon
5 15 (5.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 14 (5.45%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.17%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.17%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (1.17%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.39%) Graphite
9 1 (0.39%) Graylog
9 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.39%) Icinga
9 1 (0.39%) logstash
9 1 (0.39%) Puppet
9 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 162 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 132 (51.36%) Citrix
3 123 (47.86%) VMware
4 77 (29.96%) AppSense
5 53 (20.62%) HP
6 36 (14.01%) Oracle
7 21 (8.17%) ThinPrint
8 20 (7.78%) Lotus
9 19 (7.39%) Red Hat
10 18 (7.00%) Intel Security
10 18 (7.00%) Symantec
11 14 (5.45%) Lumension
12 11 (4.28%) Trend Micro
13 8 (3.11%) SAP
14 4 (1.56%) Altiris
15 3 (1.17%) Apple
16 2 (0.78%) Cisco
16 2 (0.78%) Compaq
16 2 (0.78%) Dell
16 2 (0.78%) IronPort