Period
to 19 July 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 19 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)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 54 43
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11 -14
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.75% 1.57% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 15.38% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 15
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £167 £220
90th Percentile £556 £335 £500
North West median daily rate £395 £366 £375
% change year-on-year +7.85% -2.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% -9.09%

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 90 65 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.74% 10.20% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 60
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +8.47%
10th Percentile £206 £165 £298
90th Percentile £575 £419 £526
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year - -0.06% +11.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 9
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £16.18 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% +19.85% -61.79%
10th Percentile £12.45 £16.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £34.24 £17.75
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.29% +3.33% -13.04%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +12 7 £325 +30.00% 2
Wirral - 1 - - 1
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for DNS.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (25.00%) Wyse
4 2 (25.00%) DameWare
4 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
5 1 (12.50%) GitLab
5 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data

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 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
2 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) GitLab
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) DameWare
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat