Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 November 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)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 42
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.24% 1.65% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.71% 9.17% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 7
Merseyside median daily rate £200 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.94% - +54.55%
10th Percentile £162 £348 £279
90th Percentile £303 £571 £475
North West median daily rate £351 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +0.14% +1.82% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £19.63 £17.33
% change year-on-year -15.92% +13.24% -30.68%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 70 109 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.23% 17.96% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 65 48
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +25.49%
10th Percentile £146 £176 £150
90th Percentile £438 £523 £479
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +28.00% -39.76%
10th Percentile £10.57 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £14.10 £28.48 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Merseyside

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Merseyside

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Merseyside

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Merseyside

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 11 £200 -51.52% 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for DNS.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) DHCP
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) Wireless
7 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (27.27%) AppSense
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
7 3 (27.27%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) SSL
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco
7 3 (27.27%) VoIP
7 3 (27.27%) XenApp
7 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
7 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
7 3 (27.27%) AppDNA
7 3 (27.27%) Virtual Team
8 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
3 3 (27.27%) SSL
3 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) IPv6
5 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 1 (9.09%) PABX
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) SNMP
5 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) WLAN
5 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) ICT Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Senior ICT Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Technician
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Support
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
1 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
1 3 (27.27%) Virtual Team
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) V-Model
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) XenApp
2 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) AppDNA
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) AppSense
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Veeam
5 1 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Meraki
5 1 (9.09%) NETGEAR
5 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL