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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 101 89 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -42
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 9 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.97% 0.53% 3.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% 4.74% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 30
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £272 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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
266 190 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.24% 11.22% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 113 121
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £23.90 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -16 16 £420 +20.00% 16
Halifax - 5 £428 -
DNS
Yorkshire

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (52.63%) DHCP
2 30 (52.63%) Windows
3 29 (50.88%) VMware
4 27 (47.37%) TCP/IP
4 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 26 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (38.60%) Linux
7 19 (33.33%) IIS
8 16 (28.07%) ITIL
8 16 (28.07%) WebSphere
9 15 (26.32%) .NET
9 15 (26.32%) Java
9 15 (26.32%) HTTP
9 15 (26.32%) SSL
10 14 (24.56%) Apache
10 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
10 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
11 13 (22.81%) Firewall
11 13 (22.81%) Tomcat
11 13 (22.81%) UNIX
12 12 (21.05%) Servlets
12 12 (21.05%) J2EE
12 12 (21.05%) FTP
12 12 (21.05%) Cisco
12 12 (21.05%) IPsec
12 12 (21.05%) Internet

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (33.33%) IIS
2 16 (28.07%) WebSphere
3 14 (24.56%) Apache
4 13 (22.81%) Tomcat
5 12 (21.05%) Jetty
5 12 (21.05%) nginx
6 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
7 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
8 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (7.02%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (7.02%) Lync
8 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (21.05%) Google App Engine
1 12 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (21.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (52.63%) DHCP
2 27 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 15 (26.32%) SSL
3 15 (26.32%) HTTP
4 13 (22.81%) Firewall
5 12 (21.05%) IPsec
5 12 (21.05%) Internet
5 12 (21.05%) FTP
6 10 (17.54%) BIG-IP
7 8 (14.04%) Intranet
8 6 (10.53%) Extranet
8 6 (10.53%) SAN
9 5 (8.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (8.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (5.26%) DMZ
10 3 (5.26%) LAN
10 3 (5.26%) WAN
11 2 (3.51%) SMTP
11 2 (3.51%) VPN
11 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Electronics
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (14.04%) Administrator
2 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Technical Leader
4 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Analyst
4 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.51%) Architect
5 2 (3.51%) Developer
5 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Network Consultant
5 2 (3.51%) Consultant
5 2 (3.51%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.51%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (3.51%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (3.51%) Wintel Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 12 (21.05%) J2EE
2 12 (21.05%) Servlets
3 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) ODBC
4 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Replication
2 6 (10.53%) Clustering
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.26%) DTV
5 2 (3.51%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.75%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.75%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 22 (38.60%) Linux
3 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (22.81%) UNIX
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (10.53%) Solaris
8 4 (7.02%) AIX
8 4 (7.02%) zOS
8 4 (7.02%) SUSE
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
2 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (15.79%) Open Source
4 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
4 8 (14.04%) DevOps
4 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
5 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.02%) Change Management
6 4 (7.02%) CRM
6 4 (7.02%) Server Hardening
7 3 (5.26%) Server Building
7 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.51%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Java
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.77%) Python
3 5 (8.77%) SQL
4 4 (7.02%) PHP
5 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.51%) Ruby
6 2 (3.51%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.75%) VBScript
7 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) MCITP
2 3 (5.26%) MCSE
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.51%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CCEA
4 1 (1.75%) CCSP
4 1 (1.75%) CCNP
4 1 (1.75%) CCVP
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) NCDA
4 1 (1.75%) CCEE
4 1 (1.75%) CCIA
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 26 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.05%) Xen
4 7 (12.28%) vSphere
5 5 (8.77%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
6 4 (7.02%) XenApp
7 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.26%) vCloud
7 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.51%) UAG
8 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.75%) XenServer
9 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.75%) Firmware
9 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Puppet
2 8 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.53%) SCCM
4 4 (7.02%) SCOM
5 2 (3.51%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Ansible
5 2 (3.51%) Salt
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.75%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (50.88%) VMware
3 12 (21.05%) Google
3 12 (21.05%) F5
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix
5 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.02%) HP
7 3 (5.26%) Dell
7 3 (5.26%) SAP
7 3 (5.26%) NetApp
7 3 (5.26%) Brocade
8 2 (3.51%) IronPort
8 2 (3.51%) M86 Security
8 2 (3.51%) RightFax
8 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.51%) Juniper
8 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.75%) McAfee
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