Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 21 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 16 59
Rank change year-on-year -14 +43 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 61 234 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 7.04% 10.55% 3.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.37% 35.14% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 163 20
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £307 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -10.00% +5.74%
10th Percentile £178 £205 £225
90th Percentile £397 £511 £539
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £307 £315 £350
% change year-on-year -2.54% -10.00% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 41 6
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.80% -15.00%
10th Percentile £30.40 £25.79 £19.50
90th Percentile £32.40 £29.50 £28.13
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.80% -7.27%

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 215 666 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 24.80% 30.01% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 450 135
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £320 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -31.40% +33.29%
10th Percentile £252 £206 £238
90th Percentile £538 £456 £655
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £345 £320 £425
% change year-on-year +7.89% -24.71% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 68 34
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £21.24 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.14% +9.80% -11.30%
10th Percentile £10.35 £15.00 £11.93
90th Percentile £32.15 £36.00 £41.73
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.80 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -43.57% +12.00% +12.36%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Newcastle upon Tyne

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Newcastle upon Tyne

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Newcastle upon Tyne

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 21 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for DNS.

1 49 (80.33%) Windows
2 44 (72.13%) Active Directory
3 32 (52.46%) Unix
4 31 (50.82%) Security Cleared
5 30 (49.18%) Oracle
5 30 (49.18%) WebLogic
6 29 (47.54%) Linux
6 29 (47.54%) Red Hat
6 29 (47.54%) Firewall
7 27 (44.26%) JBoss
7 27 (44.26%) DHCP
8 25 (40.98%) VMware
9 24 (39.34%) LDAP
9 24 (39.34%) ITIL
10 23 (37.70%) Perl
10 23 (37.70%) SQL
10 23 (37.70%) Korn
10 23 (37.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
12 21 (34.43%) NFS
13 20 (32.79%) PL/SQL
13 20 (32.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (32.79%) SSH
13 20 (32.79%) OpenLDAP
14 19 (31.15%) Windows XP
14 19 (31.15%) Citrix
15 18 (29.51%) Hyper-V
16 17 (27.87%) XenDesktop
17 15 (24.59%) XenApp
17 15 (24.59%) XenServer

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 30 (49.18%) WebLogic
2 27 (44.26%) JBoss
3 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
4 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (22.95%) Skype for Business
5 9 (14.75%) Apache
5 9 (14.75%) iPlanet
5 9 (14.75%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
6 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
7 4 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (6.56%) MQSeries
7 4 (6.56%) OpenStack
7 4 (6.56%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (3.28%) Confluence
9 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
3 1 (1.64%) PaaS
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (47.54%) Firewall
2 27 (44.26%) DHCP
3 24 (39.34%) LDAP
4 20 (32.79%) OpenLDAP
4 20 (32.79%) SSH
5 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
6 9 (14.75%) SMS
6 9 (14.75%) WAN
7 8 (13.11%) SAN
8 6 (9.84%) FCoE
8 6 (9.84%) iSCSI
9 5 (8.20%) NAS
10 3 (4.92%) LAN
11 2 (3.28%) Internet
11 2 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (3.28%) VLAN
11 2 (3.28%) VPN
12 1 (1.64%) Modbus
12 1 (1.64%) Skype
12 1 (1.64%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Desktop Support
2 11 (18.03%) Support Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) AIX Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Server Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Linux Support
8 4 (6.56%) Linux Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (6.56%) Solaris Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.92%) Unix Support
10 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) J2EE
2 1 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.67%) Clustering
3 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.28%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 49 (80.33%) Windows
2 32 (52.46%) Unix
3 29 (47.54%) Linux
4 20 (32.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (31.15%) Windows XP
6 13 (21.31%) Windows Server
7 11 (18.03%) AIX
7 11 (18.03%) Solaris
8 9 (14.75%) HPUX
8 9 (14.75%) SUSE
9 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) ITIL
2 23 (37.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 11 (18.03%) DevOps
4 10 (16.39%) High Availability
5 9 (14.75%) Load Balancing
6 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Software Delivery
8 6 (9.84%) Server Building
9 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.56%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (6.56%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.92%) Proactive Monitoring
11 2 (3.28%) Capacity Management
11 2 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.28%) Software Deployment
11 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.28%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) Korn
1 23 (37.70%) Perl
1 23 (37.70%) SQL
2 20 (32.79%) PL/SQL
3 9 (14.75%) Bash Shell
3 9 (14.75%) C-shell
4 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (50.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (9.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (9.84%) Degree
5 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (72.13%) Active Directory
2 21 (34.43%) NFS
3 18 (29.51%) Hyper-V
4 17 (27.87%) XenDesktop
5 15 (24.59%) XenApp
5 15 (24.59%) XenServer
6 13 (21.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (19.67%) Samba
8 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (8.20%) vSphere
10 4 (6.56%) KVM
10 4 (6.56%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (6.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (3.28%) Xen
13 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (6.56%) OpenView
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.64%) Ansible
6 1 (1.64%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.64%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.64%) Puppet
6 1 (1.64%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) Oracle
2 29 (47.54%) Red Hat
3 25 (40.98%) VMware
4 19 (31.15%) Citrix
5 14 (22.95%) AppSense
6 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
7 11 (18.03%) HP
8 9 (14.75%) Cisco
8 9 (14.75%) F5
8 9 (14.75%) Sun
9 4 (6.56%) Cognos
9 4 (6.56%) Opsware
9 4 (6.56%) PlateSpin
9 4 (6.56%) Veritas
10 3 (4.92%) ThinPrint
11 2 (3.28%) Borland
11 2 (3.28%) EMC
11 2 (3.28%) Forcepoint
11 2 (3.28%) McAfee
11 2 (3.28%) Symantec