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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 88 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -48
Contract jobs citing DNS 36 16 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.80% 0.91% 3.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 9.94% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 40
Average daily rate
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£294 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -25.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
288 161 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.42% 9.17% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 103 125
Average daily rate £275 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £19.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -1 25 £294 -12.96% 9
Halifax - 2 - -
Bradford - 1 £120 - 1
Wakefield - 1 £213 -
DNS
Yorkshire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (56.45%) VMware
2 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 32 (51.61%) DHCP
4 30 (48.39%) Windows
4 30 (48.39%) Linux
5 28 (45.16%) TCP/IP
6 26 (41.94%) Active Directory
6 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (35.48%) Apache
8 21 (33.87%) UNIX
9 18 (29.03%) ITIL
9 18 (29.03%) Java
10 17 (27.42%) SSL
11 16 (25.81%) FTP
11 16 (25.81%) IIS
11 16 (25.81%) Tomcat
11 16 (25.81%) WebSphere
12 15 (24.19%) .NET
12 15 (24.19%) Oracle
12 15 (24.19%) IPsec
13 14 (22.58%) HTTP
13 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (20.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (20.97%) nginx
14 13 (20.97%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
15 12 (19.35%) J2EE
15 12 (19.35%) Solaris
15 12 (19.35%) Servlets
15 12 (19.35%) Google App Engine

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 22 (35.48%) Apache
2 16 (25.81%) IIS
2 16 (25.81%) Tomcat
2 16 (25.81%) WebSphere
3 13 (20.97%) nginx
4 12 (19.35%) Jetty
5 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
6 5 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
7 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
9 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (3.23%) Lync
9 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (3.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Office
2 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (20.97%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (19.35%) Google App Engine
3 12 (19.35%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.61%) IaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Route 53
4 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
4 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (51.61%) DHCP
2 28 (45.16%) TCP/IP
3 17 (27.42%) SSL
4 16 (25.81%) FTP
5 15 (24.19%) IPsec
6 14 (22.58%) HTTP
7 9 (14.52%) LDAP
7 9 (14.52%) SAN
7 9 (14.52%) Firewall
8 8 (12.90%) Internet
9 7 (11.29%) VPN
10 6 (9.68%) BIG-IP
11 5 (8.06%) LAN
11 5 (8.06%) WAN
11 5 (8.06%) SMTP
12 4 (6.45%) iSCSI
12 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
12 4 (6.45%) Intranet
12 4 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (4.84%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database 12c
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) MySQL
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.61%) Redis
5 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.84%) MSI
3 1 (1.61%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
2 2 (3.23%) Law
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Administrator
2 6 (9.68%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 6 (9.68%) UNIX Administrator
2 6 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (6.45%) Technical Leader
3 4 (6.45%) Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
3 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Architect
4 3 (4.84%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 3 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Solaris Administrator
4 3 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (3.23%) Wintel Technical Specialist
5 2 (3.23%) Web Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) .NET
2 12 (19.35%) J2EE
2 12 (19.35%) Servlets
3 3 (4.84%) Middleware
3 3 (4.84%) WebCenter
4 2 (3.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Open Source
2 6 (9.68%) Replication
3 4 (6.45%) PDA
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.61%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.61%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.61%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.61%) iPhone
6 1 (1.61%) iPad
6 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Windows
1 30 (48.39%) Linux
2 21 (33.87%) UNIX
3 13 (20.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (19.35%) Solaris
5 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.06%) AIX
7 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.45%) HPUX
8 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.45%) zOS
8 4 (6.45%) SUSE
8 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
3 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.52%) Service Management
5 8 (12.90%) Automated Testing
5 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
5 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 6 (9.68%) DevOps
7 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.45%) Project Management
9 3 (4.84%) Software Deployment
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.84%) CRM
9 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) Java
2 7 (11.29%) Python
3 5 (8.06%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.45%) PHP
5 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.84%) Perl
5 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) C#
7 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) MCSE
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.84%) CCNA
4 3 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.23%) VCAP
5 2 (3.23%) MCITP
5 2 (3.23%) CCSE
5 2 (3.23%) MCSA
5 2 (3.23%) MCP
5 2 (3.23%) CCDA
5 2 (3.23%) CCDP
5 2 (3.23%) CISSP
5 2 (3.23%) CCNP
5 2 (3.23%) CCSA
5 2 (3.23%) VCP5
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 26 (41.94%) Active Directory
1 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (19.35%) Xen
3 6 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 6 (9.68%) VMware ESX
4 5 (8.06%) XenApp
5 4 (6.45%) ISA Server
6 3 (4.84%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.84%) vSphere
7 2 (3.23%) UAG
7 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Puppet
2 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (6.45%) SCCM
5 2 (3.23%) SCOM
5 2 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.61%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (56.45%) VMware
2 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.19%) Oracle
4 12 (19.35%) Google
5 10 (16.13%) Citrix
6 9 (14.52%) HP
6 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.68%) F5
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco
8 4 (6.45%) Dell
9 2 (3.23%) M86 Security
9 2 (3.23%) IronPort
9 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.23%) Sun
9 2 (3.23%) Veritas
9 2 (3.23%) Symantec
9 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.23%) RightFax
10 1 (1.61%) QNAP
10 1 (1.61%) Percona