Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 128 72
Rank change year-on-year +29 -56 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 115 89 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.07% 1.54% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.34% 12.33% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 86
North West median daily rate £500 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +20.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £181 £211
90th Percentile £613 £638 £544
England median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 8
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -53.57%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.48 £14.60
90th Percentile £25.67 £18.48 £21.61
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £23.43
% change year-on-year +28.57% -25.29% +4.69%

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 627 722 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.27% 12.51% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 413 470
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.95% -3.94%
10th Percentile £206 £186 £244
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 81 61
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -33.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £37.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £18.73 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% -6.98% -14.00%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the North West over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the North West

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the North West

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the North West over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor 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 20 April 2019. 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
Manchester +37 68 £525 +40.94% 7
Cheshire +12 18 £388 +7.64% 16
Merseyside -4 14 £374 +9.12% 1
Lancashire -20 12 £625 +20.77% 2
Cumbria +6 1 £170 -15.00%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 81 (70.43%) DHCP
2 59 (51.30%) TCP/IP
3 51 (44.35%) Windows
3 51 (44.35%) Active Directory
4 48 (41.74%) Linux
5 47 (40.87%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 40 (34.78%) VMware
7 40 (34.78%) DevOps
8 38 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 37 (32.17%) Puppet
9 37 (32.17%) HTTP
9 37 (32.17%) Configuration Management
10 33 (28.70%) SSL
11 32 (27.83%) FTP
11 32 (27.83%) Java
11 32 (27.83%) IPsec
11 32 (27.83%) Test Automation
12 30 (26.09%) Jenkins
12 30 (26.09%) Cisco
13 27 (23.48%) ITIL
13 27 (23.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 26 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (22.61%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (22.61%) LAN
14 26 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (21.74%) Google
16 21 (18.26%) WAN
16 21 (18.26%) .NET

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 19 (16.52%) IIS
2 18 (15.65%) Apache
3 17 (14.78%) nginx
4 12 (10.43%) Jetty
4 12 (10.43%) Mongrel
4 12 (10.43%) Tomcat
4 12 (10.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.09%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.74%) Confluence
8 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.87%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 47 (40.87%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (33.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (23.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (16.52%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (15.65%) Office 365
6 15 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (10.43%) Google App Engine
8 11 (9.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (8.70%) IaaS
10 9 (7.83%) PaaS
11 5 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.74%) Akamai
12 2 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (1.74%) SaaS
12 2 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 81 (70.43%) DHCP
2 59 (51.30%) TCP/IP
3 37 (32.17%) HTTP
4 33 (28.70%) SSL
5 32 (27.83%) FTP
5 32 (27.83%) IPsec
6 26 (22.61%) LAN
7 21 (18.26%) WAN
8 19 (16.52%) VPN
9 14 (12.17%) Firewall
10 12 (10.43%) VLAN
10 12 (10.43%) Wireless
11 9 (7.83%) Network Security
12 8 (6.96%) BGP
12 8 (6.96%) Internet
12 8 (6.96%) OSPF
13 6 (5.22%) MPLS
13 6 (5.22%) VoIP
13 6 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) NoSQL
1 9 (7.83%) RDBMS
1 9 (7.83%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.96%) MongoDB
2 8 (6.96%) MySQL
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.48%) Big Data
4 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.74%) DB2
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 20 (17.39%) Travis CI
3 6 (5.22%) MSI
4 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.74%) JIRA
4 2 (1.74%) Maven
4 2 (1.74%) Subversion
General
1 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.48%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Law
3 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (16.52%) Network Engineer
3 12 (10.43%) AWS Engineer
4 11 (9.57%) Architect
5 9 (7.83%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (7.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Analyst
6 5 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 5 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Data Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Java Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.26%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) Servlets
3 12 (10.43%) J2EE
4 4 (3.48%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.48%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (3.48%) WSGI
5 2 (1.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.87%) LDAP
6 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.22%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.35%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.87%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.87%) Handset
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.87%) NHS
7 1 (0.87%) PKI
7 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (44.35%) Windows
2 48 (41.74%) Linux
3 19 (16.52%) Windows Server
4 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.83%) Windows 10
7 8 (6.96%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.22%) Android
8 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.22%) Solaris
8 6 (5.22%) Unix
9 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.74%) HPUX
10 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.78%) DevOps
2 37 (32.17%) Configuration Management
3 32 (27.83%) Test Automation
4 27 (23.48%) ITIL
5 26 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (22.61%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (17.39%) Open Source
7 19 (16.52%) Unit Testing
8 18 (15.65%) Migration
9 16 (13.91%) Load Balancing
10 12 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (7.83%) Anomaly Detection
12 9 (7.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (7.83%) High Availability
12 9 (7.83%) Information Security
12 9 (7.83%) Microservices
13 8 (6.96%) OO
13 8 (6.96%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) Java
2 17 (14.78%) Bash Shell
3 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
4 12 (10.43%) Python
5 6 (5.22%) SQL
6 3 (2.61%) Ruby
7 2 (1.74%) PHP
7 2 (1.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.87%) Groovy
8 1 (0.87%) VB
8 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (14.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (12.17%) CCNA
3 14 (12.17%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.43%) Degree
4 12 (10.43%) MCSE
4 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (8.70%) CCNP
6 8 (6.96%) MCSA
7 6 (5.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (3.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.48%) MCP
9 3 (2.61%) CCDP
9 3 (2.61%) CCIE
9 3 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.74%) ISEB
10 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.74%) MCITP
11 1 (0.87%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.87%) GDPR
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (44.35%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.43%) Xen
4 8 (6.96%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (6.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.35%) Docker
6 5 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.48%) vSphere
8 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.74%) NFS
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.74%) XenServer
9 1 (0.87%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 37 (32.17%) Puppet
2 26 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (13.91%) Ansible
4 13 (11.30%) Salt
5 11 (9.57%) Terraform
6 5 (4.35%) SCCM
7 3 (2.61%) Nagios
7 3 (2.61%) SCOM
8 2 (1.74%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (1.74%) Grafana
8 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.74%) Packer
8 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.74%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.74%) vRealize
9 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (34.78%) VMware
3 30 (26.09%) Cisco
4 25 (21.74%) Google
5 14 (12.17%) Citrix
6 10 (8.70%) Juniper
7 5 (4.35%) F5
7 5 (4.35%) HP
7 5 (4.35%) Oracle
8 4 (3.48%) Brocade
8 4 (3.48%) Cloudera
8 4 (3.48%) Gemalto
8 4 (3.48%) Hortonworks
8 4 (3.48%) Meraki
9 3 (2.61%) Aruba
9 3 (2.61%) Dell
9 3 (2.61%) IBM
9 3 (2.61%) Infoblox
9 3 (2.61%) Sony
10 2 (1.74%) AppDynamics