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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 94 88 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -45
Contract jobs citing DNS 47 31 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.64% 1.37% 4.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.75% 10.62% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 59
Average daily rate
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£305 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -21.25%
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
400 292 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.99% 12.87% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 156 180
Average daily rate £310 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.67% -55.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £23.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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 6 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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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
West Yorkshire -4 28 £300 -14.28% 25
South Yorkshire -4 7 £225 - 2
East Yorkshire 0 3 £425 +32.81% 1
North Yorkshire -13 3 £300 -25.04% 5
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 62 (60.78%) DHCP
2 57 (55.88%) VMware
3 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
4 47 (46.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 46 (45.10%) Firewall
6 38 (37.25%) Windows
7 37 (36.27%) Linux
8 36 (35.29%) Cisco
8 36 (35.29%) F5
9 30 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (29.41%) TCP/IP
10 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
10 29 (28.43%) CCNP
10 29 (28.43%) CheckPoint
11 26 (25.49%) BIG-IP
12 23 (22.55%) HP
12 23 (22.55%) ITIL
12 23 (22.55%) IIS
13 21 (20.59%) Citrix
13 21 (20.59%) SSL
13 21 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 21 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (19.61%) Load Balancing
15 19 (18.63%) Blue Coat
15 19 (18.63%) Apache
16 18 (17.65%) Tomcat
16 18 (17.65%) OSPF
16 18 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (16.67%) WebSphere

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 23 (22.55%) IIS
2 19 (18.63%) Apache
3 18 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 17 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
5 13 (12.75%) Jetty
5 13 (12.75%) nginx
6 8 (7.84%) Lync
6 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (3.92%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.98%) CMS400.NET
12 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.98%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (12.75%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (12.75%) Google App Engine
2 13 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (60.78%) DHCP
2 46 (45.10%) Firewall
3 30 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 26 (25.49%) BIG-IP
5 21 (20.59%) SSL
5 21 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 21 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 18 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (17.65%) OSPF
7 17 (16.67%) BGP
7 17 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
8 16 (15.69%) Network Security
8 16 (15.69%) HTTP
9 13 (12.75%) FTP
9 13 (12.75%) IPsec
10 12 (11.76%) Internet
11 11 (10.78%) SAN
11 11 (10.78%) WAN
12 10 (9.80%) NetScreen
12 10 (9.80%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) MySQL
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.98%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Electronics
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.94%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Administrator
4 10 (9.80%) Security Specialist
4 10 (9.80%) Network Specialist
4 10 (9.80%) Network Security Specialist
5 6 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.92%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (2.94%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Consultant
8 3 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Server Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 2 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.67%) .NET
2 13 (12.75%) J2EE
2 13 (12.75%) Servlets
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
3 2 (1.96%) CSS
3 2 (1.96%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) XML
4 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.78%) Clustering
3 10 (9.80%) Thin Client
3 10 (9.80%) Replication
3 10 (9.80%) Fat Client
4 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.92%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.94%) DTV
7 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.96%) PKI
8 2 (1.96%) CMDB
8 2 (1.96%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.98%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.98%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.98%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (37.25%) Windows
2 37 (36.27%) Linux
3 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (13.73%) UNIX
5 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.80%) Solaris
7 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.92%) zOS
9 4 (3.92%) AIX
9 4 (3.92%) SUSE
10 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.98%) CentOS
11 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) ITIL
2 20 (19.61%) Load Balancing
3 16 (15.69%) Configuration Management
4 14 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.80%) E-Commerce
7 8 (7.84%) Automated Testing
7 8 (7.84%) Open Source
7 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.88%) Service Management
10 5 (4.90%) Project Management
10 5 (4.90%) Migration
10 5 (4.90%) DevOps
10 5 (4.90%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (3.92%) Server Hardening
11 4 (3.92%) Change Management
11 4 (3.92%) CRM
12 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.73%) Java
2 11 (10.78%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.82%) C
4 8 (7.84%) SQL
5 5 (4.90%) Python
5 5 (4.90%) PHP
6 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.96%) C#
6 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.98%) Ruby
7 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.98%) VBScript
7 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (28.43%) CCNP
3 17 (16.67%) CCSE
4 9 (8.82%) CCNA
5 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (6.86%) MCSE
6 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.90%) MCITP
8 3 (2.94%) MCP
9 2 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.96%) MCSA
10 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CCEA
10 1 (0.98%) MCTS
10 1 (0.98%) NCDA
10 1 (0.98%) CCEE
10 1 (0.98%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 47 (46.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (12.75%) Xen
4 10 (9.80%) XenServer
5 8 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (6.86%) XenApp
7 6 (5.88%) vSphere
8 5 (4.90%) Hyper-V
8 5 (4.90%) ISA Server
8 5 (4.90%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.94%) Squid
10 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.94%) vCloud
11 2 (1.96%) UAG
11 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.96%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) Puppet
2 8 (7.84%) SCCM
3 7 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.90%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (4.90%) SCOM
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.94%) Rsyslog
6 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.96%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.98%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.98%) WSUS
8 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.98%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 57 (55.88%) VMware
2 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
3 36 (35.29%) F5
3 36 (35.29%) Cisco
4 29 (28.43%) CheckPoint
5 23 (22.55%) HP
6 21 (20.59%) Citrix
7 19 (18.63%) Blue Coat
8 16 (15.69%) Infoblox
9 13 (12.75%) Google
9 13 (12.75%) Oracle
10 10 (9.80%) Imperva
11 7 (6.86%) Juniper
12 5 (4.90%) NetApp
12 5 (4.90%) AppSense
13 4 (3.92%) Altiris
13 4 (3.92%) Dell
14 3 (2.94%) EMC
14 3 (2.94%) SAP
14 3 (2.94%) Sun