Period
to 19 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 2021 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 West
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 100 95
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 26 97 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.07% 2.00% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.67% 14.74% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 78 68
Median daily rate £300 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -17.65% +25.00%
10th Percentile £178 £224 £259
90th Percentile £500 £679 £613
England median daily rate £450 £388 £420
% change year-on-year +16.13% -7.74% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £57.50 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +238.24% -12.82% +34.48%
10th Percentile £25.95 £13.25 £12.55
90th Percentile £61.25 £23.75 £22.43
England median hourly rate £40.00 £25.74 £21.50
% change year-on-year +55.40% +19.72% +26.47%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 269 658 759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.07% 13.58% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 410 472
Median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
10th Percentile £135 £160 £206
90th Percentile £500 £600 £545
England median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 47
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.30 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.75% +16.61% +5.52%
10th Percentile £14.78 £13.25 £11.95
90th Percentile £60.18 £53.00 £42.80
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +45.35% +19.44% -0.55%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in the North West.

Daily rate trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in the North West over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in the North West

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DNS in the North West over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for DNS in the North West

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. 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
Lancashire +16 15 £356 +25.00% 6
Manchester -2 8 £271 -32.31% 23
Merseyside +10 2 £363 +20.83% 11
Cheshire +23 1 - - 15
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 23 (88.46%) Windows
1 23 (88.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 10
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
3 15 (57.69%) Office 365
3 15 (57.69%) DHCP
4 14 (53.85%) Azure
5 12 (46.15%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) SCCM
6 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) Linux
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) SAN
10 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
10 6 (23.08%) Middleware
10 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (19.23%) IBM BigFix
11 5 (19.23%) EMC VNX
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (19.23%) IIS
11 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
11 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
11 5 (19.23%) EMC

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) Office 365
2 14 (53.85%) Azure
3 5 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) AWS
4 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) DHCP
2 7 (26.92%) SAN
3 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 5 (19.23%) WAAS
5 4 (15.38%) Network Security
6 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) Firewall
8 1 (3.85%) FTP
8 1 (3.85%) SMTP
8 1 (3.85%) SSH
8 1 (3.85%) SSL
8 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (19.23%) Clustering
1 5 (19.23%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 10
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (34.62%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
7 3 (11.54%) Unix
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 2 (7.69%) Security Hardening
4 1 (3.85%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Email Filtering
4 1 (3.85%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Project Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) SIEM
4 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.85%) Threat Detection
4 1 (3.85%) Threat Management
4 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCP
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 23 (88.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) BitLocker
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) SCCM
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (19.23%) IBM BigFix
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (11.54%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 5 (19.23%) EMC
5 2 (7.69%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) iManage
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Samsung
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam
6 1 (3.85%) Wyse