The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 27 33 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.71% 1.20% 4.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 12.50% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year +28.45% -14.43%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28 24 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 10.85% 9.60% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 8
Median daily rate £310 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -70.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Liverpool

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Liverpool over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Liverpool

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Liverpool

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 23 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for DNS.

1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) PKI
4 2 (25.00%) Replication
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) G Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Mobility Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) BYOD
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) Nessus
3 1 (12.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) LogRhythm
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire
3 1 (12.50%) VMware