Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 18 57
Rank change year-on-year -18 +39 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 68 269 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.55% 9.79% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.47% 35.03% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 179 28
North East median daily rate £307 £315 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +3.28% -10.09%
10th Percentile £178 £200 £225
90th Percentile £395 £479 £529
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 47 8
North East median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +10.89% -8.18%
10th Percentile £16.18 £25.75 £13.83
90th Percentile £32.35 £29.50 £27.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -33.21% +40.00% +5.26%

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 267 768 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.78% 27.95% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 495 171
North East median daily rate £339 £320 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.86% -17.42% +19.23%
10th Percentile £195 £205 £228
90th Percentile £537 £456 £653
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 78 50
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £19.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% +44.44% -35.38%
10th Percentile £9.10 £15.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £31.80 £36.00 £39.18
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the North East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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 -17 63 £307 -2.54% 1
Durham -8 2 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 55 (80.88%) Windows
2 50 (73.53%) Active Directory
3 34 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 33 (48.53%) Unix
5 32 (47.06%) DHCP
6 31 (45.59%) Linux
6 31 (45.59%) Oracle
6 31 (45.59%) WebLogic
7 30 (44.12%) Red Hat
7 30 (44.12%) Firewall
8 28 (41.18%) VMware
8 28 (41.18%) JBoss
9 26 (38.24%) LDAP
10 24 (35.29%) Perl
10 24 (35.29%) SQL
10 24 (35.29%) ITIL
10 24 (35.29%) Korn
10 24 (35.29%) SC Cleared
10 24 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 23 (33.82%) Citrix
12 22 (32.35%) NFS
13 21 (30.88%) PL/SQL
13 21 (30.88%) SSH
13 21 (30.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (30.88%) OpenLDAP
14 20 (29.41%) Windows XP
15 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
15 18 (26.47%) Hyper-V
15 18 (26.47%) XenApp
16 17 (25.00%) XenDesktop

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 31 (45.59%) WebLogic
2 28 (41.18%) JBoss
3 15 (22.06%) MS Exchange
4 14 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (20.59%) Skype for Business
5 10 (14.71%) Apache
6 9 (13.24%) iPlanet
6 9 (13.24%) Oracle Application Server
6 9 (13.24%) Tomcat
7 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (5.88%) MQSeries
8 4 (5.88%) OpenStack
8 4 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (2.94%) Confluence
10 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) IaaS
4 1 (1.47%) PaaS
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (47.06%) DHCP
2 30 (44.12%) Firewall
3 26 (38.24%) LDAP
4 21 (30.88%) OpenLDAP
4 21 (30.88%) SSH
5 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
6 10 (14.71%) WAN
7 9 (13.24%) SMS
8 8 (11.76%) SAN
9 6 (8.82%) FCoE
9 6 (8.82%) iSCSI
10 5 (7.35%) NAS
11 4 (5.88%) LAN
12 2 (2.94%) 3G
12 2 (2.94%) Internet
12 2 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.94%) VLAN
12 2 (2.94%) VPN
12 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) GitLab
2 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.47%) Phabricator
2 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.47%) Subversion
2 1 (1.47%) Trac
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Desktop Support
1 13 (19.12%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Cloud Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Server Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Linux Support
9 4 (5.88%) Linux Support Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (5.88%) Solaris Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.41%) Consultant
10 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) J2EE
2 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.65%) Clustering
3 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.94%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (80.88%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Unix
3 31 (45.59%) Linux
4 21 (30.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (29.41%) Windows XP
6 15 (22.06%) Windows Server
7 11 (16.18%) AIX
7 11 (16.18%) Solaris
8 9 (13.24%) HPUX
8 9 (13.24%) SUSE
9 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
11 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
12 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000
13 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
14 1 (1.47%) CentOS
14 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) ITIL
1 24 (35.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 11 (16.18%) DevOps
3 10 (14.71%) High Availability
4 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
4 9 (13.24%) Software Delivery
5 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.82%) Server Building
7 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.88%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (5.88%) Requirements Management
7 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.41%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (2.94%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.94%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.94%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.94%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) Korn
1 24 (35.29%) Perl
1 24 (35.29%) SQL
2 21 (30.88%) PL/SQL
3 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
3 9 (13.24%) C-shell
4 8 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (8.82%) Degree
5 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 50 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 22 (32.35%) NFS
3 18 (26.47%) Hyper-V
3 18 (26.47%) XenApp
4 17 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 15 (22.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (22.06%) XenServer
6 12 (17.65%) Samba
6 12 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (7.35%) vSphere
8 4 (5.88%) KVM
8 4 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.94%) Xen
11 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) SCCM
2 7 (10.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.88%) OpenView
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.94%) Puppet
6 1 (1.47%) Ansible
6 1 (1.47%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (1.47%) FreeIPA
6 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.47%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) Oracle
2 30 (44.12%) Red Hat
3 28 (41.18%) VMware
4 23 (33.82%) Citrix
5 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
6 16 (23.53%) AppSense
7 11 (16.18%) HP
8 10 (14.71%) Cisco
9 9 (13.24%) F5
9 9 (13.24%) Sun
10 5 (7.35%) ThinPrint
11 4 (5.88%) Cognos
11 4 (5.88%) Opsware
11 4 (5.88%) PlateSpin
11 4 (5.88%) Veritas
12 2 (2.94%) Borland
12 2 (2.94%) EMC
12 2 (2.94%) Forcepoint
12 2 (2.94%) McAfee
12 2 (2.94%) Symantec