Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 54 47
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 -11
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.18% 0.88% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 5.00% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Merseyside median daily rate £313 £486 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.73% +14.41% +52.47%
10th Percentile £230 £381 £283
90th Percentile £376 £571 £475
North West median daily rate £345 £363 £370
% change year-on-year -4.83% -2.03% +23.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £21.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year -31.16% +10.86% +2.70%

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 75 100 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.34% 17.57% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 74 48
Merseyside median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £130 £158 £155
90th Percentile £469 £474 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.70% +10.61% -13.16%
10th Percentile £9.53 £15.50 £11.18
90th Percentile £21.85 £31.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

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 January 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 January 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 10 £313 -26.47% 2
DNS
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (30.00%) Ivanti
5 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) XenApp
5 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (30.00%) AppDNA
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (20.00%) High Availability
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE

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%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (30.00%) SSL
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
4 1 (10.00%) IPv6
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) PABX
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) ICT Technician
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Senior ICT Technician
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (30.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
1 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) AppDNA
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Ivanti
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Veeam
5 1 (10.00%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Meraki