Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 49 44
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.64% 1.52% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 12.31% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Merseyside median daily rate £338 £220 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.41% -46.67% -2.94%
10th Percentile £255 £160 £328
90th Percentile £400 £311 £571
North West median daily rate £356 £370 £400
% change year-on-year -3.72% -7.50% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £18.63
% change year-on-year +13.43% -10.07% +7.47%

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 80 65 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.62% 12.33% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 68
Merseyside median daily rate £360 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £199 £151 £243
90th Percentile £576 £438 £529
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 - £16.00
10th Percentile £12.45 - £10.90
90th Percentile £26.01 - £25.97
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.88%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 +8 9 £325 +47.73% 8
Wirral - 2 - -
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for DNS.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) DHCP
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (50.00%) Office 365
4 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (16.67%) NX-OS
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure

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 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) BGP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) ISDN
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) NX-OS
3 2 (16.67%) OSPF
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) Anycast
4 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
4 1 (8.33%) FCoE
4 1 (8.33%) FWSM
4 1 (8.33%) MRTG
4 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (8.33%) VXLAN
4 1 (8.33%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) DameWare
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Brocade
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
4 1 (8.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 1 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) Virgin Media