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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 33 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10  
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.91% 3.36% 3.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 16.42% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £190 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £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 £19.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -32.14% +31.76%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 30 67 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 9.09% 20.49% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 13
Median daily rate £250 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £313 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.46% -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 3 £190 -52.50% 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (30.00%) Office 365
5 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) SIEM
6 2 (20.00%) PKI
6 2 (20.00%) Replication

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 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Broadband
4 1 (10.00%) DSL
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) SNMP
4 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) VRRP
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support
2 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Mobility Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) BYOD
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
4 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (10.00%) Nessus
3 1 (10.00%) Nmap
3 1 (10.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) LogRhythm
3 1 (10.00%) NETGEAR
3 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL