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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 20 44
Rank change year-on-year -38 +24  
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 104 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.73% 8.97% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 34.21% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 56 8
Median daily rate £198 £265 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.47% -9.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £210 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £26.55 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.65 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.31% -6.00%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 132 304 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 20.00% 26.23% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 169 54
Median daily rate £390 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £425 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £29.00 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -32 17 £194 -26.88% 4
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (90.16%) Windows
2 52 (85.25%) Active Directory
3 49 (80.33%) DHCP
4 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
5 40 (65.57%) Security Cleared
6 36 (59.02%) Windows Server
7 35 (57.38%) SC Cleared
8 26 (42.62%) SCCM
9 25 (40.98%) Windows 7
10 24 (39.34%) TCP/IP
11 23 (37.70%) ITIL
12 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (31.15%) VMware
13 19 (31.15%) SQL
13 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (27.87%) Migration
15 16 (26.23%) Virtual Environments
16 14 (22.95%) HP SiteScope
16 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
17 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (19.67%) Citrix
19 11 (18.03%) Office 365
20 10 (16.39%) Skype for Business
20 10 (16.39%) Skype
20 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
20 10 (16.39%) Linux
21 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
21 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
21 9 (14.75%) Oracle
21 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification

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 10 (16.39%) Skype for Business
2 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.75%) Office Communications Server
2 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 9 (14.75%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (14.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (8.20%) Apache
4 4 (6.56%) JBoss
5 3 (4.92%) IIS
5 3 (4.92%) Jetty
5 3 (4.92%) Mongrel
5 3 (4.92%) nginx
5 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (3.28%) SAS
7 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.92%) Google App Engine
2 3 (4.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.28%) IaaS
3 2 (3.28%) PaaS
3 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (80.33%) DHCP
2 24 (39.34%) TCP/IP
3 10 (16.39%) Skype
4 7 (11.48%) Internet
4 7 (11.48%) Intranet
5 6 (9.84%) 3G
5 6 (9.84%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (8.20%) LDAP
7 4 (6.56%) Firewall
8 3 (4.92%) FTP
8 3 (4.92%) HTTP
8 3 (4.92%) IPsec
8 3 (4.92%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (4.92%) SSH
8 3 (4.92%) SSL
9 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
9 2 (3.28%) SAN
9 2 (3.28%) SMS
9 2 (3.28%) VLAN
9 2 (3.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) MySQL
1 2 (3.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (3.28%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.92%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
1 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Support Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Migration Engineer
3 13 (21.31%) Desktop Support
4 12 (19.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (16.39%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (16.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (14.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (11.48%) Messaging Support
8 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Consultant
8 6 (9.84%) Messaging Consultant
8 6 (9.84%) Support Consultant
9 5 (8.20%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Server Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) Messaging Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) Wintel Server Engineer
12 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
1 3 (4.92%) J2EE
1 3 (4.92%) Servlets
2 2 (3.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.84%) Fat Client
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.84%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 55 (90.16%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows Server
3 25 (40.98%) Windows 7
4 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (16.39%) Linux
7 7 (11.48%) Android
7 7 (11.48%) Apple iOS
7 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (8.20%) Unix
8 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.56%) AIX
9 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000
10 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (3.28%) Solaris
12 1 (1.64%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) ITIL
2 17 (27.87%) Migration
3 16 (26.23%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (11.48%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (11.48%) Visualisation
5 6 (9.84%) Change Control
5 6 (9.84%) Software Delivery
6 5 (8.20%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (6.56%) Content Management
7 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.56%) Server Building
7 4 (6.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.92%) DevOps
8 3 (4.92%) Open Source
8 3 (4.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.28%) High Availability
9 2 (3.28%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.20%) Korn
3 5 (8.20%) Perl
3 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.92%) Java
5 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.28%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 40 (65.57%) Security Cleared
2 35 (57.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.48%) MCSE
5 4 (6.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.92%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.64%) HND
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (85.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.20%) NFS
4 5 (8.20%) XenApp
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.92%) Xen
7 2 (3.28%) Samba
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 26 (42.62%) SCCM
2 14 (22.95%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (6.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (4.92%) Puppet
5 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 19 (31.15%) VMware
3 12 (19.67%) Citrix
4 9 (14.75%) Oracle
5 7 (11.48%) Trend Micro
6 6 (9.84%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.56%) AppSense
8 3 (4.92%) Google
8 3 (4.92%) ThinPrint
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco
10 1 (1.64%) Apple
10 1 (1.64%) Capita
10 1 (1.64%) HP
10 1 (1.64%) IBM
10 1 (1.64%) Lotus
10 1 (1.64%) Symantec
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