The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 80 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.70% 1.40% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.03% 12.50% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
Median daily rate £410 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.68% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £222 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year +14.26% -15.89%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 116 160 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 11.55% 11.20% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 103 116
Median daily rate £425 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% +13.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -59.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Leeds over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Leeds

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for DNS.

1 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 26 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 26 (56.52%) DevOps
3 25 (54.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (52.17%) Linux
5 22 (47.83%) Python
5 22 (47.83%) CSS
5 22 (47.83%) HTML
5 22 (47.83%) Splunk
6 21 (45.65%) LDAP
6 21 (45.65%) SMTP
6 21 (45.65%) VMware
7 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
8 17 (36.96%) SNMP
8 17 (36.96%) XML
8 17 (36.96%) Ubuntu
9 15 (32.61%) DHCP
10 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
11 11 (23.91%) HTTP
11 11 (23.91%) Internet
12 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
12 10 (21.74%) Puppet
12 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
13 9 (19.57%) Replication
13 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (17.39%) Citrix
14 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (15.22%) Firewall
15 7 (15.22%) SQL
15 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) Apache
1 5 (10.87%) Apache Spark
1 5 (10.87%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (10.87%) IaaS
2 5 (10.87%) Loggly
2 5 (10.87%) Sumo Logic
3 2 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) LDAP
1 21 (45.65%) SMTP
2 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
3 17 (36.96%) SNMP
4 15 (32.61%) DHCP
5 11 (23.91%) HTTP
5 11 (23.91%) Internet
6 7 (15.22%) Firewall
7 4 (8.70%) SSH
8 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
8 2 (4.35%) Extranet
8 2 (4.35%) Intranet
8 2 (4.35%) SAN
8 2 (4.35%) SSL
9 1 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) Network Security
9 1 (2.17%) VPN
9 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (10.87%) Hadoop
1 5 (10.87%) HBase
1 5 (10.87%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.87%) MySQL
1 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (10.87%) Redis
1 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.70%) Riak
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) Grunt
2 5 (10.87%) Maven
2 5 (10.87%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Administrator
2 6 (13.04%) Hardware Specialist
2 6 (13.04%) Server Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Server Support
2 6 (13.04%) Server Support Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Storage Specialist
2 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Windows Server Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Windows Server Support
2 6 (13.04%) Windows Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Splunk Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) CSS
1 22 (47.83%) HTML
2 17 (36.96%) XML
3 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
3 5 (10.87%) CSS3
3 5 (10.87%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (10.87%) HTML5
3 5 (10.87%) jQuery
3 5 (10.87%) LAMP
3 5 (10.87%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (8.70%) REST
4 4 (8.70%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (19.57%) Replication
3 4 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) User Experience
3 4 (8.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (4.35%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (52.17%) Linux
4 17 (36.96%) Ubuntu
5 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
6 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.87%) CoreOS
8 4 (8.70%) CentOS
8 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.35%) Unix
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.17%) Android
10 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) DevOps
2 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.04%) Change Control
3 6 (13.04%) Server Building
4 5 (10.87%) BDD
4 5 (10.87%) TDD
5 4 (8.70%) Coaching
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.70%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (8.70%) Kanban
5 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.70%) Scrum
5 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.70%) User Stories
5 4 (8.70%) Workflow
5 4 (8.70%) Workflow Development
6 3 (6.52%) SIEM
7 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 22 (47.83%) Python
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) Java
4 5 (10.87%) PHP
5 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) Go
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCITP
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.22%) vSphere
2 7 (15.22%) XenApp
3 6 (13.04%) XenDesktop
4 5 (10.87%) Docker
4 5 (10.87%) HDFS
4 5 (10.87%) VirtualBox
4 5 (10.87%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.52%) vCloud
6 2 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Puppet
2 5 (10.87%) Ansible
2 5 (10.87%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.87%) Nagios
2 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (10.87%) Salt
2 5 (10.87%) ZABBIX
3 4 (8.70%) SCCM
3 4 (8.70%) vRealize
4 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.35%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Splunk
2 21 (45.65%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Citrix
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) ThinPrint
5 5 (10.87%) Google
5 5 (10.87%) New Relic
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle
5 5 (10.87%) Rackspace
5 5 (10.87%) SaltStack
6 3 (6.52%) Apple
6 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) EMC
7 2 (4.35%) F5
7 2 (4.35%) HP
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) Brocade
8 1 (2.17%) RightScale