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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 76 52 86
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +34
Contract jobs citing DNS 27 46 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.60% 3.03% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.52% 34.07% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £266
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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
186 135 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.03% 8.89% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 73 66
Average daily rate £350 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £11.94 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.13% +3.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -30 21 £375 +25.00% 11
Wakefield +3 3 £275 - 1
Bradford - 2 £450 - 3
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
DNS
Yorkshire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (54.69%) DHCP
2 29 (45.31%) Linux
3 28 (43.75%) Windows
4 27 (42.19%) VMware
5 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
6 24 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 23 (35.94%) UNIX
8 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (25.00%) Apache
10 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
10 15 (23.44%) SSL
10 15 (23.44%) SAN
11 14 (21.88%) Oracle
12 13 (20.31%) ITIL
12 13 (20.31%) LDAP
12 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
12 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
12 13 (20.31%) Load Balancing
13 12 (18.75%) C++
13 12 (18.75%) PHP
13 12 (18.75%) HP
13 12 (18.75%) VPN
13 12 (18.75%) Firewall
14 11 (17.19%) VMware ESX
14 11 (17.19%) Red Hat
14 11 (17.19%) MS Office
14 11 (17.19%) Solaris
14 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (17.19%) DevOps
15 10 (15.63%) Client/Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (25.00%) Apache
2 8 (12.50%) Node.js
2 8 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (10.94%) nginx
4 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.69%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.69%) IIS
5 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.69%) Jetty
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.56%) Lync
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (7.81%) Amazon S3
3 5 (7.81%) Route 53
4 3 (4.69%) Google App Engine
4 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (54.69%) DHCP
2 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
3 15 (23.44%) SSL
3 15 (23.44%) SAN
4 13 (20.31%) LDAP
5 12 (18.75%) VPN
5 12 (18.75%) Firewall
6 10 (15.63%) Ethernet
6 10 (15.63%) FTP
7 9 (14.06%) Internet
8 7 (10.94%) SMTP
8 7 (10.94%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (10.94%) iSCSI
9 6 (9.38%) RTSP
9 6 (9.38%) IPsec
9 6 (9.38%) WAN
9 6 (9.38%) LAN
10 5 (7.81%) MPLS
10 5 (7.81%) OSPF
10 5 (7.81%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) MySQL
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.81%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (6.25%) Redis
3 4 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.13%) SimpleDB
4 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MSI
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Administrator
2 7 (10.94%) Software Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 7 (10.94%) UNIX Administrator
2 7 (10.94%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (10.94%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 5 (7.81%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 5 (7.81%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Analyst
4 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Systems Designer
5 3 (4.69%) Design Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Designer
5 3 (4.69%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 4 (6.25%) Middleware
3 3 (4.69%) Servlets
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) J2EE
3 3 (4.69%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.56%) POSIX
4 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Client/Server
2 6 (9.38%) PDA
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) iPad
5 1 (1.56%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) Linux
2 28 (43.75%) Windows
3 23 (35.94%) UNIX
4 11 (17.19%) Solaris
4 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.81%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.25%) HPUX
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.69%) AIX
9 2 (3.13%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.13%) CentOS
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.56%) VMS
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) ITIL
1 13 (20.31%) Load Balancing
2 11 (17.19%) DevOps
3 10 (15.63%) Service Management
4 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
5 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.94%) Network Design
7 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.81%) Capacity Management
8 5 (7.81%) Software Deployment
8 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.25%) Kanban
9 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.25%) Project Management
10 3 (4.69%) Change Management
10 3 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) C++
1 12 (18.75%) PHP
2 9 (14.06%) Python
2 9 (14.06%) Java
2 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
2 9 (14.06%) Ruby
3 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.81%) Perl
4 5 (7.81%) SQL
5 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.56%) VBScript
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.81%) MCSE
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.25%) MCSA
4 3 (4.69%) MCP
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.69%) JNCIP
4 3 (4.69%) JNCIE
5 2 (3.13%) CCSE
5 2 (3.13%) VCP5
5 2 (3.13%) VCAP
5 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) CCNA
5 2 (3.13%) CCDA
5 2 (3.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 24 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.19%) VMware ESX
4 6 (9.38%) vSphere
4 6 (9.38%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.69%) Xen
6 2 (3.13%) XenApp
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.56%) NFS
7 1 (1.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (7.81%) Puppet
2 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.25%) HAProxy
3 4 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.69%) Salt
5 2 (3.13%) SCCM
6 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) VMware
2 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.88%) Oracle
4 12 (18.75%) HP
5 11 (17.19%) Red Hat
6 9 (14.06%) Citrix
7 6 (9.38%) Juniper
7 6 (9.38%) Cisco
8 5 (7.81%) Symantec
8 5 (7.81%) IBM
8 5 (7.81%) Dell
9 3 (4.69%) NetApp
9 3 (4.69%) Websense
9 3 (4.69%) McAfee
9 3 (4.69%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.69%) Google
10 2 (3.13%) Percona
10 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.13%) Remedy
11 1 (1.56%) Veritas