Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 57 20
Rank change year-on-year +24 -37 +37
Contract jobs citing DNS 92 50 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.06% 3.88% 10.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.46% 17.99% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 36 153
North East median daily rate £285 £283 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +6.60% -3.64%
10th Percentile £230 £166 £201
90th Percentile £505 £398 £330
England median daily rate £398 £375 £359
% change year-on-year +6.00% +4.46% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 37
North East median hourly rate £30.25 £36.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% +29.46% +1.82%
10th Percentile £29.43 £10.19 £26.07
90th Percentile £30.88 £42.50 £36.20
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.93 £28.00
% change year-on-year -17.12% -18.13% +38.72%

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 267 278 761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 20.49% 21.55% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 199 457
North East median daily rate £310 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +20.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £230 £208 £205
90th Percentile £476 £504 £425
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 62
North East median hourly rate £15.70 £21.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.82% -22.32% +73.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.15 £15.00
90th Percentile £40.75 £42.70 £36.45
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +26 87 £290 - 7
Durham -5 1 - -
Northumberland - 1 £290 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 90 (97.83%) DHCP
2 81 (88.04%) Windows
2 81 (88.04%) Windows Server
3 80 (86.96%) Citrix
4 75 (81.52%) Active Directory
4 75 (81.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (75.00%) Security Cleared
6 61 (66.30%) VMware
7 58 (63.04%) SC Cleared
8 55 (59.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (55.43%) XenApp
10 50 (54.35%) Microsoft
10 50 (54.35%) SAP
11 48 (52.17%) ITIL
12 46 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (46.74%) Ivanti
14 36 (39.13%) vSphere
15 35 (38.04%) HP
15 35 (38.04%) IIS
16 33 (35.87%) XenDesktop
17 31 (33.70%) NetScaler
18 30 (32.61%) Project Management
19 29 (31.52%) Degree
19 29 (31.52%) Business Continuity
20 26 (28.26%) PKI
21 25 (27.17%) Management Information System
21 25 (27.17%) SAN
22 24 (26.09%) Service Delivery
22 24 (26.09%) Computer Science
22 24 (26.09%) 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 35 (38.04%) IIS
2 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.43%) Apache
3 5 (5.43%) nginx
4 4 (4.35%) Jetty
4 4 (4.35%) Mongrel
4 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.35%) Google App Engine
2 4 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (4.35%) PaaS
2 4 (4.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (97.83%) DHCP
2 31 (33.70%) NetScaler
3 25 (27.17%) SAN
4 14 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (14.13%) 3G
6 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.61%) Firewall
7 7 (7.61%) WAN
8 6 (6.52%) VPN
9 5 (5.43%) BGP
9 5 (5.43%) HTTP
9 5 (5.43%) IP Telephony
9 5 (5.43%) Network Security
9 5 (5.43%) OSPF
9 5 (5.43%) SSL
9 5 (5.43%) Unified Communications
10 4 (4.35%) FTP
10 4 (4.35%) IPsec
11 2 (2.17%) LAN
11 2 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.35%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.09%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) MSI
3 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 23 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 19 (20.65%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (17.39%) Mobility Engineer
5 14 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (11.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Citrix Support
9 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (4.35%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
1 4 (4.35%) J2EE
1 4 (4.35%) Servlets
2 1 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) PKI
2 25 (27.17%) Management Information System
3 24 (26.09%) Computer Science
4 13 (14.13%) Fat Client
4 13 (14.13%) Thin Client
5 9 (9.78%) Data Centre
6 6 (6.52%) Clustering
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 81 (88.04%) Windows
1 81 (88.04%) Windows Server
2 75 (81.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (22.83%) Android
4 21 (22.83%) Apple iOS
4 21 (22.83%) Windows Phone
4 21 (22.83%) Windows Phone 8
5 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.96%) Windows 8
7 10 (10.87%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.43%) Linux
9 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.17%) ITIL
2 30 (32.61%) Project Management
3 29 (31.52%) Business Continuity
4 24 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 19 (20.65%) Content Management
6 16 (17.39%) Incident Management
7 14 (15.22%) Software Delivery
8 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.70%) Open Source
9 6 (6.52%) DevOps
9 6 (6.52%) Load Balancing
10 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.43%) Contract Management
10 5 (5.43%) Data Management
10 5 (5.43%) Decision-Making
10 5 (5.43%) IT Strategy
10 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.43%) Product Management
10 5 (5.43%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (5.43%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) SQL
2 13 (14.13%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.09%) Python
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby
4 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.09%) VB
4 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (63.04%) SC Cleared
3 29 (31.52%) Degree
4 24 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (22.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (15.22%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (5.43%) CCDP
8 5 (5.43%) CCIE
8 5 (5.43%) CCNP
8 5 (5.43%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (5.43%) CISM
8 5 (5.43%) CISSP
8 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 75 (81.52%) Active Directory
2 55 (59.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (55.43%) XenApp
4 36 (39.13%) vSphere
5 33 (35.87%) XenDesktop
6 12 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
8 5 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (4.35%) Xen
10 2 (2.17%) XenServer
11 1 (1.09%) Docker
11 1 (1.09%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (22.83%) AirWatch
1 21 (22.83%) SAP Afaria
1 21 (22.83%) XenMobile
2 13 (14.13%) SCCM
3 10 (10.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (5.43%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (5.43%) Puppet
6 4 (4.35%) Ansible
6 4 (4.35%) Terraform
6 4 (4.35%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.09%) Kibana
7 1 (1.09%) logstash
7 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.09%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.09%) SafeCom
7 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 80 (86.96%) Citrix
2 61 (66.30%) VMware
3 50 (54.35%) Microsoft
3 50 (54.35%) SAP
4 43 (46.74%) Ivanti
5 35 (38.04%) HP
6 23 (25.00%) McAfee
7 21 (22.83%) Apple
8 12 (13.04%) ThinPrint
9 6 (6.52%) Cisco
10 4 (4.35%) Google
10 4 (4.35%) Symantec
11 1 (1.09%) Dell
11 1 (1.09%) EMC
11 1 (1.09%) Meraki
11 1 (1.09%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.09%) Veeam