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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 92 61 82
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 36 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.80% 2.27% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.83% 22.93% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 1
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£450 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -7.24%
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
205 157 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.65% 9.91% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 96 58
Average daily rate £338 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £15.50 £114.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 March 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 2 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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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 -22 12 £450 +50.00% 11
Bradford - 2 £450 -
Wakefield 0 1 £213 - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
DNS
Yorkshire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 26 (49.06%) DHCP
2 25 (47.17%) Windows
3 24 (45.28%) Linux
3 24 (45.28%) VMware
4 20 (37.74%) UNIX
4 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
5 19 (35.85%) TCP/IP
6 16 (30.19%) Apache
6 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (26.42%) Oracle
8 13 (24.53%) LDAP
8 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
8 13 (24.53%) SAN
8 13 (24.53%) Load Balancing
9 12 (22.64%) SSL
10 11 (20.75%) VPN
10 11 (20.75%) HP
10 11 (20.75%) PHP
10 11 (20.75%) Service Management
11 10 (18.87%) C++
11 10 (18.87%) MS Office
11 10 (18.87%) ITIL
11 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
11 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (16.98%) Client/Server
12 9 (16.98%) Solaris
12 9 (16.98%) Citrix
12 9 (16.98%) VMware ESX
12 9 (16.98%) Firewall

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (30.19%) Apache
2 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (13.21%) Node.js
4 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
5 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.55%) nginx
7 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.77%) IIS
8 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.89%) Lync
9 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.89%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.55%) Amazon S3
3 4 (7.55%) Route 53
4 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.89%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) DHCP
2 19 (35.85%) TCP/IP
3 13 (24.53%) LDAP
3 13 (24.53%) SAN
4 12 (22.64%) SSL
5 11 (20.75%) VPN
6 9 (16.98%) Internet
6 9 (16.98%) Firewall
7 8 (15.09%) FTP
8 7 (13.21%) Ethernet
8 7 (13.21%) SMTP
8 7 (13.21%) iSCSI
8 7 (13.21%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (11.32%) RTSP
10 5 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (9.43%) WAN
10 5 (9.43%) LAN
11 4 (7.55%) IPsec
12 3 (5.66%) HTTP
12 3 (5.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database 12c
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.32%) MySQL
3 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.55%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.66%) Redis
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.89%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MSI
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Administrator
2 8 (15.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 8 (15.09%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (15.09%) UNIX Administrator
3 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 5 (9.43%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Solaris Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) Middleware
3 3 (5.66%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) J2EE
4 1 (1.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.32%) PDA
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.89%) iPhone
5 1 (1.89%) Open Source
5 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.89%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.89%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Linux
3 20 (37.74%) UNIX
4 9 (16.98%) Solaris
4 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.55%) HPUX
6 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Load Balancing
2 11 (20.75%) Service Management
3 10 (18.87%) ITIL
4 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
4 8 (15.09%) DevOps
5 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
6 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.43%) Software Deployment
8 4 (7.55%) Project Management
8 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (5.66%) Change Management
9 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.66%) Network Design
9 3 (5.66%) Kanban
9 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) PHP
2 10 (18.87%) C++
3 8 (15.09%) Python
3 8 (15.09%) Ruby
3 8 (15.09%) Bash Shell
4 7 (13.21%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.55%) SQL
6 4 (7.55%) Perl
7 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.89%) VBScript
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
1 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (5.66%) MCP
3 2 (3.77%) MCSE
3 2 (3.77%) MCSA
3 2 (3.77%) CCNP
3 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 2 (3.77%) CCDA
3 2 (3.77%) CCDP
3 2 (3.77%) CISSP
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) CCSA
3 2 (3.77%) CCSE
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) VCAP
3 2 (3.77%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.98%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.32%) XenDesktop
4 6 (11.32%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.77%) XenApp
7 1 (1.89%) UAG
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.89%) Xen
7 1 (1.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (9.43%) Puppet
3 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.66%) HAProxy
4 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.77%) SCCM
5 2 (3.77%) Salt
6 1 (1.89%) SCOM
6 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.89%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) VMware
2 14 (26.42%) Oracle
3 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.75%) HP
5 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
5 9 (16.98%) Citrix
6 6 (11.32%) Cisco
7 4 (7.55%) Symantec
8 2 (3.77%) Remedy
8 2 (3.77%) McAfee
8 2 (3.77%) Websense
8 2 (3.77%) Dell
8 2 (3.77%) Juniper
8 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.77%) Percona
9 1 (1.89%) Google
9 1 (1.89%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.89%) Veeam
9 1 (1.89%) BMC