The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 57 79 101
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +22
Contract jobs citing DNS 76 46 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.95% 1.97% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.43% 16.37% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 5
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£401 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -7.24%
DNS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
372 281 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.46% 12.06% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 171 104
Average daily rate £375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £113.20
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 Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Yorkshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Yorkshire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
North Yorkshire +23 36 £401 +3.35% 2
South Yorkshire +18 25 £275 -8.33% 2
West Yorkshire -31 14 £450 +50.00% 14
East Yorkshire -6 1 £115 - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 76 (55.88%) DHCP
2 71 (52.21%) Cisco
2 71 (52.21%) VMware
3 68 (50.00%) Firewall
4 63 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (44.12%) CCNP
6 58 (42.65%) CheckPoint
7 52 (38.24%) Linux
8 50 (36.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (36.03%) Load Balancing
10 44 (32.35%) F5
11 43 (31.62%) Windows
12 41 (30.15%) Citrix
13 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
13 40 (29.41%) OSPF
13 40 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (28.68%) Blue Coat
14 39 (28.68%) CCSE
15 37 (27.21%) BIG-IP
15 37 (27.21%) Cisco IOS
15 37 (27.21%) BGP
15 37 (27.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 37 (27.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 34 (25.00%) E-Commerce
17 33 (24.26%) Infoblox
18 32 (23.53%) HP
19 30 (22.06%) TCP/IP
20 27 (19.85%) Network Security
21 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
21 25 (18.38%) DMVPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (14.71%) Apache
2 15 (11.03%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.35%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.15%) Node.js
6 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.94%) nginx
7 4 (2.94%) JBoss
8 3 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.21%) IIS
8 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.47%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.47%) Quickr
9 2 (1.47%) Lync
10 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.74%) CMS400.NET
10 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (8.82%) MS Office
2 6 (4.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.94%) Route 53
4 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.47%) Office 365
5 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 76 (55.88%) DHCP
2 68 (50.00%) Firewall
3 40 (29.41%) OSPF
3 40 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (27.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 37 (27.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 37 (27.21%) BGP
4 37 (27.21%) BIG-IP
4 37 (27.21%) Cisco IOS
5 30 (22.06%) TCP/IP
6 27 (19.85%) Network Security
7 25 (18.38%) DMVPN
8 24 (17.65%) WAN
9 23 (16.91%) NetScreen
10 15 (11.03%) LDAP
11 14 (10.29%) LAN
11 14 (10.29%) SAN
11 14 (10.29%) EIGRP
12 13 (9.56%) SSL
13 11 (8.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) Oracle Database 12c
1 10 (7.35%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.41%) MySQL
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.21%) Redis
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) SimpleDB
6 1 (0.74%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) MSI
2 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.41%) Banking
3 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.21%) Advertising
4 3 (2.21%) Finance
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (19.12%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.91%) Security Specialist
2 23 (16.91%) Network Specialist
2 23 (16.91%) Network Security Specialist
3 18 (13.24%) Analyst
4 12 (8.82%) Administrator
5 10 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.62%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) UNIX Administrator
6 9 (6.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.15%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.62%) Web Services
2 4 (2.94%) Middleware
3 3 (2.21%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.47%) .NET
5 1 (0.74%) J2EE
5 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.74%) CSS
5 1 (0.74%) Servlets
5 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.74%) jQuery
5 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.74%) XML
5 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.65%) Thin Client
1 24 (17.65%) Fat Client
2 22 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.82%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.41%) CLARiiON
4 6 (4.41%) PDA
5 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.21%) CMDB
5 3 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.21%) User Experience
6 2 (1.47%) iSeries
6 2 (1.47%) FMCG
6 2 (1.47%) Clustering
6 2 (1.47%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.74%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.74%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (38.24%) Linux
2 43 (31.62%) Windows
3 24 (17.65%) UNIX
4 16 (11.76%) Solaris
5 13 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.41%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.68%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.94%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.94%) AIX
10 4 (2.94%) HPUX
11 2 (1.47%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.47%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.03%) Load Balancing
2 34 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 21 (15.44%) ITIL
4 13 (9.56%) Service Management
5 11 (8.09%) Service Delivery
5 11 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.62%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.88%) DevOps
7 8 (5.88%) Line Management
8 7 (5.15%) Project Management
8 7 (5.15%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.41%) Network Design
9 6 (4.41%) BCP
9 6 (4.41%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.68%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.68%) Software Deployment
11 4 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.21%) Change Management
12 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.24%) C
2 13 (9.56%) SQL
3 11 (8.09%) PHP
4 10 (7.35%) C++
5 9 (6.62%) Shell Script
6 8 (5.88%) Ruby
6 8 (5.88%) Python
6 8 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.15%) Java
8 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.94%) Perl
9 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) VBScript
10 1 (0.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 63 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (44.12%) CCNP
3 39 (28.68%) CCSE
4 17 (12.50%) CCNA
5 10 (7.35%) SC Cleared
5 10 (7.35%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) MCP
6 3 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.47%) MCSE
7 2 (1.47%) MCSA
7 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.47%) Degree
7 2 (1.47%) VCAP
7 2 (1.47%) VCP5
7 2 (1.47%) CCDA
7 2 (1.47%) CCDP
7 2 (1.47%) CCA
7 2 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.47%) CISSP
7 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 50 (36.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 15 (11.03%) vSphere
4 10 (7.35%) XenServer
5 9 (6.62%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.41%) Terminal Services
6 6 (4.41%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.41%) XenApp
7 4 (2.94%) vCloud
8 3 (2.21%) UAG
9 2 (1.47%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.74%) Xen
10 1 (0.74%) NFS
10 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (6.62%) Puppet
3 6 (4.41%) NetBackup
3 6 (4.41%) SCOM
4 4 (2.94%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.94%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.21%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.21%) SCCM
5 3 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.47%) Salt
7 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.74%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (52.21%) Cisco
1 71 (52.21%) VMware
2 58 (42.65%) CheckPoint
3 44 (32.35%) F5
4 41 (30.15%) Citrix
5 39 (28.68%) Blue Coat
6 33 (24.26%) Infoblox
7 32 (23.53%) HP
8 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
9 23 (16.91%) Imperva
10 20 (14.71%) Oracle
11 14 (10.29%) Red Hat
12 13 (9.56%) Juniper
13 9 (6.62%) Symantec
14 7 (5.15%) EMC
15 6 (4.41%) NetApp
15 6 (4.41%) McAfee
16 3 (2.21%) Dell
16 3 (2.21%) Sun
16 3 (2.21%) IBM