Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 21 57
Rank change year-on-year -35 +36 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 52 271 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.09% 10.40% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.64% 34.65% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 153 35
North East median daily rate £290 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -3.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £166 £201 £225
90th Percentile £413 £330 £300
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 38 6
North East median hourly rate £36.25 £28.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.46% +4.67% +91.07%
10th Percentile £10.19 £26.11 £21.13
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.15 £28.75
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year -18.13% +39.36% +11.63%

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 279 782 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 21.93% 30.02% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 469 116
North East median daily rate £350 £291 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -3.17% +8.11%
10th Percentile £208 £205 £229
90th Percentile £500 £425 £445
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 64 28
North East median hourly rate £21.75 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.32% +73.27% +13.40%
10th Percentile £11.15 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.70 £36.35 £31.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +8.71%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -33 46 £290 +9.43% 3
Durham -12 4 £308 +2.50%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 41 (78.85%) Active Directory
3 29 (55.77%) DHCP
4 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
5 23 (44.23%) Windows Server
5 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
5 23 (44.23%) Linux
6 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
7 21 (40.38%) SQL
7 21 (40.38%) Oracle
7 21 (40.38%) WebLogic
7 21 (40.38%) Red Hat
8 20 (38.46%) JBoss
8 20 (38.46%) Unix
8 20 (38.46%) Firewall
9 19 (36.54%) ITIL
9 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
10 18 (34.62%) LDAP
11 15 (28.85%) Korn
11 15 (28.85%) Perl
11 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
12 14 (26.92%) OpenLDAP
12 14 (26.92%) PL/SQL
12 14 (26.92%) SSH
12 14 (26.92%) NFS
13 13 (25.00%) Windows XP
13 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (23.08%) VMware

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 21 (40.38%) WebLogic
2 20 (38.46%) JBoss
3 9 (17.31%) Apache
3 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
4 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
5 7 (13.46%) iPlanet
5 7 (13.46%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
6 6 (11.54%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (11.54%) Skype for Business
7 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (5.77%) MQSeries
7 3 (5.77%) OpenStack
7 3 (5.77%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.92%) IIS
8 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.92%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (55.77%) DHCP
2 20 (38.46%) Firewall
3 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
4 18 (34.62%) LDAP
5 14 (26.92%) OpenLDAP
5 14 (26.92%) SSH
6 7 (13.46%) WAN
7 6 (11.54%) Skype
8 4 (7.69%) FCoE
8 4 (7.69%) iSCSI
8 4 (7.69%) LAN
8 4 (7.69%) SAN
8 4 (7.69%) VLAN
8 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.77%) 3G
9 3 (5.77%) NAS
10 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
10 2 (3.85%) IPsec
10 2 (3.85%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) GitLab
2 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.92%) Phabricator
2 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Trac
2 1 (1.92%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (1.92%) Back Office
1 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Support Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Migration Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Unix Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support
4 7 (13.46%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) AIX Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Linux Support
8 3 (5.77%) Linux Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.85%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Linux
2 23 (44.23%) Windows Server
3 20 (38.46%) Unix
4 15 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
4 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (13.46%) AIX
6 7 (13.46%) HPUX
6 7 (13.46%) Solaris
6 7 (13.46%) SUSE
7 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.85%) Android
9 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.92%) CentOS
10 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Proactive Monitoring
3 10 (19.23%) Migration
4 9 (17.31%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (15.38%) DevOps
5 8 (15.38%) High Availability
5 8 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 8 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.69%) Content Management
7 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (5.77%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (5.77%) Requirements Management
8 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Software Delivery
9 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.85%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 15 (28.85%) Korn
2 15 (28.85%) Perl
3 14 (26.92%) PL/SQL
4 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.69%) C-shell
5 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
2 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) Degree
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (5.77%) MCSE
7 1 (1.92%) CCDP
7 1 (1.92%) CCNA
7 1 (1.92%) CCNP
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.92%) HND
7 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (78.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.92%) NFS
3 7 (13.46%) Samba
3 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.62%) XenApp
5 3 (5.77%) KVM
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) SCCM
2 7 (13.46%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (5.77%) OpenView
3 3 (5.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.85%) Puppet
5 1 (1.92%) Ansible
5 1 (1.92%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.92%) FreeIPA
5 1 (1.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 21 (40.38%) Oracle
2 21 (40.38%) Red Hat
3 12 (23.08%) VMware
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco
5 10 (19.23%) Citrix
6 8 (15.38%) F5
7 7 (13.46%) Sun
8 4 (7.69%) HP
9 3 (5.77%) AppSense
9 3 (5.77%) Cognos
9 3 (5.77%) Opsware
9 3 (5.77%) PlateSpin
9 3 (5.77%) ThinPrint
9 3 (5.77%) Veritas
10 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.85%) Trend Micro
11 1 (1.92%) Capita
11 1 (1.92%) Google
11 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds