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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 55 81
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 44 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.36% 2.92% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.42% 32.17% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.87 £11.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -30.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -4.23%
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
268 143 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.35% 9.09% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 82 70
Average daily rate £330 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 11
Average hourly rate £14.87 £12.50 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.92% -21.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £9.50 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £17.50 £94.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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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 -15 33 £375 +25.00% 8
Wakefield +6 4 £275 -
Bradford - 4 £350 - 1
Halifax - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
DNS
Yorkshire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 37 (54.41%) DHCP
2 30 (44.12%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) Linux
3 29 (42.65%) VMware
4 26 (38.24%) Active Directory
5 25 (36.76%) TCP/IP
6 23 (33.82%) UNIX
7 21 (30.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (25.00%) Apache
8 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 17 (25.00%) SAN
9 15 (22.06%) SSL
9 15 (22.06%) ITIL
10 14 (20.59%) Oracle
10 14 (20.59%) HP
10 14 (20.59%) VPN
10 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
11 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
11 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
11 13 (19.12%) C++
11 13 (19.12%) PHP
11 13 (19.12%) LDAP
11 13 (19.12%) VMware ESX
11 13 (19.12%) Firewall
12 12 (17.65%) Service Management
12 12 (17.65%) Web Services
12 12 (17.65%) DevOps
13 11 (16.18%) Solaris
13 11 (16.18%) MS Office
13 11 (16.18%) Ethernet

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 17 (25.00%) Apache
2 10 (14.71%) MS Exchange
3 9 (13.24%) Tomcat
3 9 (13.24%) Node.js
4 8 (11.76%) nginx
4 8 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.41%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.41%) IIS
6 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.41%) Jetty
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.47%) Lync
8 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Office
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (7.35%) Amazon S3
3 5 (7.35%) Route 53
4 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.41%) Google App Engine
4 3 (4.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (54.41%) DHCP
2 25 (36.76%) TCP/IP
3 17 (25.00%) SAN
4 15 (22.06%) SSL
5 14 (20.59%) VPN
6 13 (19.12%) LDAP
6 13 (19.12%) Firewall
7 11 (16.18%) Ethernet
8 10 (14.71%) FTP
9 9 (13.24%) Internet
10 7 (10.29%) SMTP
10 7 (10.29%) iSCSI
10 7 (10.29%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (8.82%) RTSP
11 6 (8.82%) VPLS
11 6 (8.82%) IPsec
11 6 (8.82%) MPLS
11 6 (8.82%) OSPF
11 6 (8.82%) BGP
11 6 (8.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) MySQL
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.35%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.35%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.88%) Redis
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) SimpleDB
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MSI
2 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (13.24%) Administrator
2 8 (11.76%) Software Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (10.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 7 (10.29%) UNIX Administrator
4 6 (8.82%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (5.88%) IP Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Systems Designer
7 3 (4.41%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Designer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) Web Services
2 4 (5.88%) Middleware
3 3 (4.41%) Servlets
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
3 3 (4.41%) J2EE
3 3 (4.41%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.47%) POSIX
4 1 (1.47%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Client/Server
2 6 (8.82%) PDA
3 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.88%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) iPhone
6 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.47%) CMDB
6 1 (1.47%) iPad
6 1 (1.47%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.12%) Windows
1 30 (44.12%) Linux
2 23 (33.82%) UNIX
3 11 (16.18%) Solaris
3 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.35%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.88%) HPUX
8 3 (4.41%) AIX
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.94%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) VMS
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) ITIL
2 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
3 12 (17.65%) Service Management
3 12 (17.65%) DevOps
4 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management
4 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.76%) Network Design
5 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.35%) Capacity Management
7 5 (7.35%) Software Deployment
7 5 (7.35%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.88%) Kanban
8 4 (5.88%) TDD
8 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) C++
1 13 (19.12%) PHP
2 10 (14.71%) Bash Shell
2 10 (14.71%) Ruby
2 10 (14.71%) Python
3 9 (13.24%) Java
4 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.35%) Perl
5 5 (7.35%) SQL
6 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.35%) MCSE
4 4 (5.88%) JNCIP
4 4 (5.88%) JNCIE
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.88%) MCSA
5 3 (4.41%) MCP
5 3 (4.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.94%) VCAP
6 2 (2.94%) VCP5
6 2 (2.94%) CCSE
6 2 (2.94%) CCSA
6 2 (2.94%) CCNP
6 2 (2.94%) CCNA
6 2 (2.94%) CCDA
6 2 (2.94%) CCDP
6 2 (2.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 26 (38.24%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (19.12%) VMware ESX
4 8 (11.76%) vSphere
5 6 (8.82%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.41%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.41%) Xen
7 2 (2.94%) XenApp
7 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.47%) NFS
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.47%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.82%) Puppet
2 6 (8.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.35%) HAProxy
4 4 (5.88%) Salt
5 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.94%) SCCM
7 1 (1.47%) SCOM
7 1 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) VMware
2 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.59%) Oracle
3 14 (20.59%) HP
4 11 (16.18%) Citrix
4 11 (16.18%) Red Hat
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco
6 7 (10.29%) Juniper
6 7 (10.29%) Symantec
7 5 (7.35%) Dell
7 5 (7.35%) IBM
7 5 (7.35%) NetApp
8 4 (5.88%) Remedy
9 3 (4.41%) Websense
9 3 (4.41%) McAfee
9 3 (4.41%) BMC
9 3 (4.41%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.41%) Google
10 2 (2.94%) Percona
10 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
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