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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 52 61 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +41
Contract jobs citing DNS 80 57 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.34% 2.52% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.39% 22.27% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 41 12
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£388 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.25 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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
342 256 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.26% 11.31% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 147 98
Average daily rate £370 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £23.40 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -21 27 £375 +25.00% 18
North Yorkshire +21 25 £401 +78.00% 4
South Yorkshire +20 25 £260 -13.33% 3
East Yorkshire -7 1 £115 - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 78 (56.52%) DHCP
2 68 (49.28%) VMware
3 60 (43.48%) Cisco
4 57 (41.30%) Firewall
5 53 (38.41%) Windows
6 51 (36.96%) Active Directory
7 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (35.51%) Linux
8 46 (33.33%) CCNP
8 46 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 44 (31.88%) CheckPoint
10 42 (30.43%) Load Balancing
11 39 (28.26%) Citrix
12 35 (25.36%) TCP/IP
13 31 (22.46%) OSPF
13 31 (22.46%) BGP
14 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
14 30 (21.74%) HP
14 30 (21.74%) F5
15 29 (21.01%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (21.01%) Blue Coat
16 28 (20.29%) CCSE
17 27 (19.57%) E-Commerce
18 26 (18.84%) UNIX
18 26 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
18 26 (18.84%) BIG-IP
18 26 (18.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 26 (18.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 25 (18.12%) WAN
20 23 (16.67%) ITIL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (14.49%) Apache
2 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.80%) Node.js
5 8 (5.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.07%) nginx
7 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.90%) IIS
9 4 (2.90%) JBoss
10 3 (2.17%) WebLogic
10 3 (2.17%) Jetty
10 3 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.45%) Lync
11 2 (1.45%) Quickr
11 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) MS Office
2 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.62%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.62%) Route 53
4 4 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.17%) Google App Engine
5 3 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (56.52%) DHCP
2 57 (41.30%) Firewall
3 35 (25.36%) TCP/IP
4 31 (22.46%) OSPF
4 31 (22.46%) BGP
5 29 (21.01%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (18.84%) Cisco IOS
6 26 (18.84%) BIG-IP
6 26 (18.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 26 (18.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 25 (18.12%) WAN
8 21 (15.22%) Network Security
9 18 (13.04%) DMVPN
10 16 (11.59%) SAN
10 16 (11.59%) NetScreen
10 16 (11.59%) LAN
10 16 (11.59%) SSL
11 15 (10.87%) LDAP
12 13 (9.42%) Ethernet
13 12 (8.70%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.07%) MySQL
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.62%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.90%) Redis
3 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.45%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.45%) SimpleDB
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MSI
2 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (7.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Advertising
4 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Finance
5 3 (2.17%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (15.22%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.59%) Network Security Specialist
2 16 (11.59%) Network Specialist
2 16 (11.59%) Security Specialist
2 16 (11.59%) Analyst
3 13 (9.42%) Administrator
4 8 (5.80%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 8 (5.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (5.07%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.07%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.07%) UNIX Administrator
5 7 (5.07%) Support Analyst
5 7 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (5.07%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 7 (5.07%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (3.62%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.25%) Web Services
2 4 (2.90%) .NET
2 4 (2.90%) Middleware
3 3 (2.17%) Servlets
3 3 (2.17%) J2EE
3 3 (2.17%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.72%) POSIX
4 1 (0.72%) XML
4 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) CSS
4 1 (0.72%) HTML
4 1 (0.72%) jQuery
4 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.32%) Thin Client
2 17 (12.32%) Fat Client
3 11 (7.97%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.35%) PDA
5 5 (3.62%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.90%) User Experience
6 4 (2.90%) NHS
6 4 (2.90%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.45%) FMCG
8 2 (1.45%) iSeries
8 2 (1.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) iPhone
9 1 (0.72%) CMDB
9 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.72%) Life Science
9 1 (0.72%) PKI
9 1 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 53 (38.41%) Windows
2 49 (35.51%) Linux
3 26 (18.84%) UNIX
4 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (11.59%) Solaris
5 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (7.97%) Windows XP
8 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.35%) AIX
10 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.90%) HPUX
12 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.45%) CentOS
13 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 27 (19.57%) E-Commerce
3 23 (16.67%) ITIL
4 13 (9.42%) Service Delivery
5 11 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.97%) DevOps
6 10 (7.25%) Service Management
6 10 (7.25%) Network Design
7 9 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.80%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.07%) Project Management
9 7 (5.07%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.35%) BCP
11 5 (3.62%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.62%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.62%) Software Deployment
11 5 (3.62%) Line Management
12 4 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (2.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) SQL
2 14 (10.14%) C
3 12 (8.70%) C++
3 12 (8.70%) PHP
4 10 (7.25%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.52%) Python
5 9 (6.52%) Java
5 9 (6.52%) Ruby
5 9 (6.52%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.62%) Perl
7 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.72%) VBScript
8 1 (0.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (33.33%) CCNP
3 28 (20.29%) CCSE
4 15 (10.87%) CCNA
5 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.42%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.35%) MCP
7 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.62%) MCSE
8 4 (2.90%) Degree
8 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.90%) MCSA
9 3 (2.17%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.17%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.45%) VCAP
10 2 (1.45%) VCP5
10 2 (1.45%) CCSA
10 2 (1.45%) CCDA
10 2 (1.45%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 51 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 46 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.04%) vSphere
4 11 (7.97%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.52%) XenApp
6 7 (5.07%) XenServer
7 6 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.35%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.90%) vCloud
9 3 (2.17%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.17%) MetaFrame
9 3 (2.17%) Xen
9 3 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.17%) UAG
10 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.45%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.72%) NFS
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) SCOM
2 9 (6.52%) Puppet
3 7 (5.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (5.07%) SCCM
4 6 (4.35%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.90%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.90%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.90%) EMC Navisphere
6 4 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.17%) Salt
8 1 (0.72%) WSUS
8 1 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 68 (49.28%) VMware
2 60 (43.48%) Cisco
3 44 (31.88%) CheckPoint
4 39 (28.26%) Citrix
5 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 30 (21.74%) HP
5 30 (21.74%) F5
6 29 (21.01%) Blue Coat
7 23 (16.67%) Infoblox
8 18 (13.04%) Oracle
9 16 (11.59%) Red Hat
9 16 (11.59%) Imperva
10 13 (9.42%) Juniper
11 12 (8.70%) NetApp
12 10 (7.25%) Symantec
12 10 (7.25%) IBM
13 7 (5.07%) McAfee
14 6 (4.35%) Dell
14 6 (4.35%) EMC
15 3 (2.17%) Websense