Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 April 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)
England > North East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 58 39
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 85 74 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.82% 4.39% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.56% 22.77% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 41 54
North East median daily rate £285 £275 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% -6.78% -1.67%
10th Percentile £211 £165 £220
90th Percentile £600 £320 £484
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 7
North East median hourly rate £30.25 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% +3.57% +4.67%
10th Percentile £29.43 £25.79 £21.25
90th Percentile £30.88 £42.00 £29.10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year -27.08% +9.40% -3.91%

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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 239 325 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.17% 19.26% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 197 189
North East median daily rate £309 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.71% +12.61% +3.60%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £220
90th Percentile £544 £520 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 21
North East median hourly rate £29.50 £29.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.72% +48.72% -25.00%
10th Percentile £14.31 £17.43 £13.13
90th Percentile £44.50 £53.80 £28.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -13.13% +15.12%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the North East

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the North East

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the North East over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the North East

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the North East

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Tyne and Wear +36 79 £285 -1.72% 12
Northumberland -1 1 £290 -
Durham -5 1 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 North East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 83 (97.65%) DHCP
2 74 (87.06%) Windows
2 74 (87.06%) Windows Server
3 69 (81.18%) Citrix
4 66 (77.65%) Active Directory
5 62 (72.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (69.41%) Security Cleared
7 56 (65.88%) VMware
8 49 (57.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (57.65%) SC Cleared
9 46 (54.12%) ITIL
10 44 (51.76%) XenApp
11 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
12 40 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (45.88%) SAP
14 35 (41.18%) Ivanti
15 33 (38.82%) vSphere
16 32 (37.65%) HP
17 31 (36.47%) XenDesktop
18 29 (34.12%) Project Management
18 29 (34.12%) IIS
19 26 (30.59%) NetScaler
20 25 (29.41%) SAN
21 24 (28.24%) Business Continuity
21 24 (28.24%) Degree
22 23 (27.06%) Service Delivery
23 22 (25.88%) Management Information System
24 20 (23.53%) Computer Science
24 20 (23.53%) PKI
24 20 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 29 (34.12%) IIS
2 14 (16.47%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) Apache
3 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.53%) Jetty
4 3 (3.53%) Mongrel
4 3 (3.53%) nginx
4 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.35%) Confluence
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.18%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.18%) JBoss
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.71%) PaaS
1 4 (4.71%) SaaS
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.53%) Google App Engine
2 3 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 83 (97.65%) DHCP
2 26 (30.59%) NetScaler
3 25 (29.41%) SAN
4 12 (14.12%) Firewall
5 10 (11.76%) 3G
5 10 (11.76%) WAN
5 10 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (10.59%) TCP/IP
7 7 (8.24%) VPN
8 5 (5.88%) LAN
9 4 (4.71%) BGP
9 4 (4.71%) IP Telephony
9 4 (4.71%) Network Security
9 4 (4.71%) OSPF
9 4 (4.71%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.53%) FTP
10 3 (3.53%) HTTP
10 3 (3.53%) IPsec
10 3 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.53%) Travis CI
2 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Support Engineer
2 21 (24.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 15 (17.65%) Citrix Engineer
4 14 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Mobility Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.71%) Citrix Support
9 4 (4.71%) Consultant
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Desktop Support
10 3 (3.53%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) J2EE
2 3 (3.53%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) Servlets
3 1 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.88%) Management Information System
2 20 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 20 (23.53%) PKI
3 10 (11.76%) Fat Client
3 10 (11.76%) Thin Client
4 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
5 7 (8.24%) Clustering
6 2 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 74 (87.06%) Windows
1 74 (87.06%) Windows Server
2 62 (72.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (17.65%) Android
4 15 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 15 (17.65%) Windows Phone
4 15 (17.65%) Windows Phone 8
5 11 (12.94%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.41%) Windows 8
7 7 (8.24%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.71%) Linux
9 4 (4.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.18%) AIX
10 1 (1.18%) HPUX
10 1 (1.18%) Solaris
10 1 (1.18%) SUSE
10 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (54.12%) ITIL
2 29 (34.12%) Project Management
3 24 (28.24%) Business Continuity
4 23 (27.06%) Service Delivery
5 15 (17.65%) Content Management
6 13 (15.29%) Incident Management
7 11 (12.94%) Software Delivery
8 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.06%) Open Source
9 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.06%) Server Building
10 5 (5.88%) Load Balancing
10 5 (5.88%) Resource Management
11 4 (4.71%) Data Management
11 4 (4.71%) DevOps
11 4 (4.71%) Network Design
11 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
11 4 (4.71%) Product Management
11 4 (4.71%) Server Virtualisation
11 4 (4.71%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.53%) Java
4 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.18%) C-shell
4 1 (1.18%) Korn
4 1 (1.18%) Perl
4 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.18%) VB
4 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (69.41%) Security Cleared
2 49 (57.65%) SC Cleared
3 24 (28.24%) Degree
4 20 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (4.71%) CCDP
8 4 (4.71%) CCIE
8 4 (4.71%) CCNP
8 4 (4.71%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (4.71%) CISM
8 4 (4.71%) CISSP
8 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 66 (77.65%) Active Directory
2 49 (57.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (51.76%) XenApp
4 33 (38.82%) vSphere
5 31 (36.47%) XenDesktop
6 9 (10.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (8.24%) Hyper-V
8 5 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (5.88%) Xen
9 4 (4.71%) XenServer
10 2 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.18%) Samba
11 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) AirWatch
1 15 (17.65%) SAP Afaria
1 15 (17.65%) XenMobile
2 13 (15.29%) SCCM
3 7 (8.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (4.71%) vCenter Server
7 3 (3.53%) Ansible
7 3 (3.53%) Puppet
7 3 (3.53%) Terraform
8 2 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.18%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.18%) SafeCom
9 1 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 69 (81.18%) Citrix
2 56 (65.88%) VMware
3 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
4 39 (45.88%) SAP
5 35 (41.18%) Ivanti
6 32 (37.65%) HP
7 17 (20.00%) McAfee
8 15 (17.65%) Apple
9 11 (12.94%) ThinPrint
10 6 (7.06%) Cisco
11 4 (4.71%) Symantec
12 3 (3.53%) EMC
12 3 (3.53%) Google
13 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
14 1 (1.18%) Dell
14 1 (1.18%) Oracle
14 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
14 1 (1.18%) SonicWALL
14 1 (1.18%) Sun
14 1 (1.18%) Veeam