Period
to 17 July 2018

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 6 months to 17 July 2018 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)
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 106 94
Rank change year-on-year -23 -12 +23
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 27 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.98% 1.25% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 10.34% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 47
Leeds median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +50.00%
10th Percentile £160 £294 £308
90th Percentile £550 £523 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £443
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Leeds median hourly rate - £19.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.27% -21.43%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.39 £11.50
% change year-on-year +101.27% +51.22% -17.86%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 240 261 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.41% 12.12% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 144 250
Leeds median daily rate £450 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.42% +17.86%
10th Percentile £308 £271 £291
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 17
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +100.00% -45.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £12.36 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.25 £34.32 £14.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.50 £11.74
% change year-on-year +20.07% +23.56% -47.52%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Leeds

DNS
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

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Leeds

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for DNS.

1 20 (80.00%) VMware
2 19 (76.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (60.00%) DHCP
5 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
5 12 (48.00%) Windows
5 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (44.00%) Linux
7 10 (40.00%) SSL
8 9 (36.00%) FTP
8 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (36.00%) IPsec
8 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (32.00%) Google
9 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
9 8 (32.00%) Xen
9 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (32.00%) Jetty
9 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (32.00%) nginx
9 8 (32.00%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (32.00%) HTTP
9 8 (32.00%) Apache
9 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
9 8 (32.00%) IIS
9 8 (32.00%) Servlets
9 8 (32.00%) Java
9 8 (32.00%) .NET
9 8 (32.00%) J2EE

DNS
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 8 (32.00%) Apache
1 8 (32.00%) IIS
1 8 (32.00%) Jetty
1 8 (32.00%) Mongrel
1 8 (32.00%) nginx
1 8 (32.00%) Tomcat
1 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (32.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (32.00%) Google App Engine
2 8 (32.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (20.00%) IaaS
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (20.00%) PaaS
3 5 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) DHCP
2 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (40.00%) SSL
4 9 (36.00%) FTP
4 9 (36.00%) IPsec
5 8 (32.00%) HTTP
6 3 (12.00%) Firewall
7 2 (8.00%) LAN
8 1 (4.00%) BGP
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
8 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
8 1 (4.00%) MPLS
8 1 (4.00%) OSPF
8 1 (4.00%) SAN
8 1 (4.00%) SSH
8 1 (4.00%) VPLS
8 1 (4.00%) VPN
8 1 (4.00%) VRRP
8 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (32.00%) Travis CI
2 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Azure Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Customer Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Java Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Server Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
1 8 (32.00%) J2EE
1 8 (32.00%) Servlets
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (32.00%) Open Source
3 7 (28.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (24.00%) Microservices
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
5 5 (20.00%) Immutable Infrastructure
5 5 (20.00%) Network Management
5 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) High Availability
6 4 (16.00%) IT Strategy
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.00%) Server Patching
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) Go
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCA
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) CCSA
3 1 (4.00%) CCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) Xen
4 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.00%) XenApp
6 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Graphite
4 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView
4 1 (4.00%) Opsview
4 1 (4.00%) Prometheus
4 1 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) VMware
2 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Google
4 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Apple
6 3 (12.00%) Dell
6 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.00%) Remedy
7 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
8 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco
8 1 (4.00%) CommVault
8 1 (4.00%) Fortinet