The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 91 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.94% 1.32% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 15.13% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 3
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£345 £300 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +172.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% +3.22%
DNS
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
246 152 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.89% 8.74% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 98 68
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £19.40 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the West Yorkshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the West Yorkshire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Leeds -19 9 £375 +25.00% 9
Wakefield - 1 £213 - 3
Bradford - 1 £120 - 1
Halifax - 1 - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Cleckheaton - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Liversedge - - - -
DNS
Yorkshire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 30 (51.72%) Windows
2 28 (48.28%) VMware
3 27 (46.55%) Linux
4 25 (43.10%) UNIX
4 25 (43.10%) DHCP
4 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
5 23 (39.66%) TCP/IP
6 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 19 (32.76%) Oracle
7 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (27.59%) Apache
9 14 (24.14%) Solaris
9 14 (24.14%) ITIL
9 14 (24.14%) Citrix
9 14 (24.14%) SAN
10 13 (22.41%) HP
10 13 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
11 12 (20.69%) SSL
11 12 (20.69%) Python
11 12 (20.69%) Internet
12 11 (18.97%) Service Management
12 11 (18.97%) LDAP
12 11 (18.97%) VPN
12 11 (18.97%) Load Balancing
13 9 (15.52%) XenDesktop
13 9 (15.52%) FTP
13 9 (15.52%) MS Office
13 9 (15.52%) Java
13 9 (15.52%) PHP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 16 (27.59%) Apache
2 8 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.07%) Tomcat
4 6 (10.34%) Node.js
4 6 (10.34%) WebSphere
5 5 (8.62%) nginx
6 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (5.17%) Lync
7 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (5.17%) WebLogic
7 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.45%) IIS
8 2 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (3.45%) Jetty
9 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.17%) Route 53
3 3 (5.17%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.45%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) PaaS
5 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) DHCP
2 23 (39.66%) TCP/IP
3 14 (24.14%) SAN
4 12 (20.69%) SSL
4 12 (20.69%) Internet
5 11 (18.97%) LDAP
5 11 (18.97%) VPN
6 9 (15.52%) FTP
7 8 (13.79%) Firewall
8 7 (12.07%) iSCSI
8 7 (12.07%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (12.07%) Ethernet
8 7 (12.07%) SMTP
9 6 (10.34%) LAN
9 6 (10.34%) WAN
9 6 (10.34%) RTSP
10 5 (8.62%) BIG-IP
10 5 (8.62%) IPsec
11 3 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (5.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database 12c
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.07%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.17%) Redis
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.72%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MSI
2 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Law
2 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Administrator
2 8 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (13.79%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 8 (13.79%) UNIX Administrator
3 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 5 (8.62%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 5 (8.62%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Web Services
2 4 (6.90%) Middleware
3 3 (5.17%) WebCenter
4 2 (3.45%) Servlets
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) J2EE
4 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Client/Server
2 6 (10.34%) PDA
2 6 (10.34%) Replication
3 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.72%) iPad
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.72%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) iPhone
4 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.72%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Windows
2 27 (46.55%) Linux
3 25 (43.10%) UNIX
4 14 (24.14%) Solaris
5 13 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.62%) AIX
6 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.90%) HPUX
7 4 (6.90%) SUSE
7 4 (6.90%) zOS
8 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Service Management
2 11 (18.97%) Load Balancing
3 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (13.79%) E-Commerce
3 8 (13.79%) DevOps
4 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.62%) Project Management
5 5 (8.62%) Software Deployment
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.17%) Network Design
7 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.17%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.17%) Kanban
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Python
2 9 (15.52%) Java
2 9 (15.52%) PHP
3 7 (12.07%) Ruby
3 7 (12.07%) Bash Shell
3 7 (12.07%) C++
4 4 (6.90%) Perl
4 4 (6.90%) SQL
5 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.45%) VBScript
6 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.17%) CCNA
4 3 (5.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.45%) MCSA
5 2 (3.45%) CCDA
5 2 (3.45%) CCDP
5 2 (3.45%) CCNP
5 2 (3.45%) CISSP
5 2 (3.45%) VCP5
5 2 (3.45%) VCAP
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) MCITP
5 2 (3.45%) CCSA
5 2 (3.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.52%) XenDesktop
3 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX
4 6 (10.34%) vSphere
5 5 (8.62%) XenApp
6 3 (5.17%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.45%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.45%) Xen
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.72%) UAG
8 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (6.90%) Puppet
3 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.17%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.45%) SCCM
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
5 1 (1.72%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) VMware
2 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.76%) Oracle
4 14 (24.14%) Citrix
5 13 (22.41%) HP
6 9 (15.52%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.62%) F5
7 5 (8.62%) Dell
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco
9 2 (3.45%) Sun
9 2 (3.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.45%) Symantec
9 2 (3.45%) Veritas
9 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.45%) RightFax
9 2 (3.45%) Percona
9 2 (3.45%) M86 Security
9 2 (3.45%) Google
9 2 (3.45%) IronPort
9 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
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