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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 32 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.01% 2.43% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.17% 31.25% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £350 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £350 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +16.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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
47 16 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.08% 7.77% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 6 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
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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 -12 15 £350 -
Gateshead 0 2 - -
DNS
North East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (65.52%) Windows
1 19 (65.52%) Firewall
1 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 15 (51.72%) DHCP
3 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
4 13 (44.83%) Oracle
4 13 (44.83%) UNIX
4 13 (44.83%) Linux
4 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
4 13 (44.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
5 12 (41.38%) WebLogic
5 12 (41.38%) WAN
5 12 (41.38%) LAN
6 10 (34.48%) Service Management
7 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
7 9 (31.03%) HP
7 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco
8 8 (27.59%) NFS
8 8 (27.59%) Perl
8 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
8 8 (27.59%) JBoss
8 8 (27.59%) LDAP
8 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (27.59%) OpenLDAP
8 8 (27.59%) VMware
8 8 (27.59%) SSH

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (41.38%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) Firewall
2 15 (51.72%) DHCP
3 12 (41.38%) LAN
3 12 (41.38%) WAN
4 8 (27.59%) LDAP
4 8 (27.59%) SSH
4 8 (27.59%) OpenLDAP
5 7 (24.14%) SAN
6 6 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (20.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (20.69%) SSL
7 5 (17.24%) VPN
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (10.34%) Network Security
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (10.34%) Junos
10 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.90%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) IDOL
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Server Support
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Specialist
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX Support
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Support
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Support
5 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Middleware
2 4 (13.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Clustering
2 5 (17.24%) Fat Client
2 5 (17.24%) Open Source
2 5 (17.24%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) UNIX
2 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 13 (44.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Solaris
5 5 (17.24%) AIX
6 4 (13.79%) HPUX
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Service Management
2 6 (20.69%) Network Design
3 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
3 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.45%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Perl
2 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Korn
3 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (27.59%) NFS
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (13.79%) KVM
4 4 (13.79%) RHEV
5 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (13.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle
1 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) HP
3 8 (27.59%) JBoss
3 8 (27.59%) Cisco
3 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) F5
4 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 6 (20.69%) Juniper
5 5 (17.24%) CA
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) McAfee
7 3 (10.34%) TippingPoint
8 2 (6.90%) 3PAR
8 2 (6.90%) EMC
9 1 (3.45%) Veritas
9 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.45%) Crossbeam