Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 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 West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 86 114
Rank change year-on-year -7 +28 -20
Contract jobs citing DNS 138 134 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.29% 2.37% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.63% 18.41% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 82 73
North West median daily rate £400 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% -0.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £240 £101 £206
90th Percentile £610 £533 £571
England median daily rate £410 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 7
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -32.22% +29.83%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.43 £14.38
90th Percentile £31.94 £63.05 £44.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.97% -32.00% +32.53%

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 830 728 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.78% 12.87% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 456 575
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.89%
10th Percentile £200 £158 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £401
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 53
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +5.88%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.03 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.20 £44.62 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -14.61% +8.54%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 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
Manchester +4 83 £425 +30.77% 39
Cheshire +18 28 £375 +14.50% 9
Merseyside +3 17 £338 +35.00% 11
Lancashire -54 8 £475 +15.15% 4
Cumbria -3 1 £225 -50.00%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 84 (60.87%) DHCP
2 80 (57.97%) Windows
3 75 (54.35%) Active Directory
4 63 (45.65%) VMware
5 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
6 50 (36.23%) TCP/IP
7 47 (34.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 42 (30.43%) Office 365
8 42 (30.43%) LAN
9 41 (29.71%) Amazon AWS
10 39 (28.26%) Windows Server
11 38 (27.54%) WAN
12 35 (25.36%) Cisco
12 35 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 32 (23.19%) Linux
14 28 (20.29%) ITIL
15 27 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 26 (18.84%) SSL
16 26 (18.84%) MS Exchange
16 26 (18.84%) Migration
17 25 (18.12%) Security Cleared
17 25 (18.12%) DevOps
18 24 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
18 24 (17.39%) Google
18 24 (17.39%) Configuration Management
19 23 (16.67%) Firewall
19 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 22 (15.94%) Puppet
20 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
20 22 (15.94%) Problem-Solving

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 26 (18.84%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (12.32%) Apache
3 17 (12.32%) IIS
3 17 (12.32%) nginx
4 10 (7.25%) Jetty
4 10 (7.25%) Mongrel
4 10 (7.25%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.25%) WebSphere
5 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.07%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.07%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.72%) Confluence
9 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Eikon
1 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 47 (34.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (30.43%) Office 365
3 41 (29.71%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (10.14%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (7.25%) Google App Engine
8 8 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (4.35%) IaaS
10 5 (3.62%) PaaS
11 2 (1.45%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.45%) Route 53
11 2 (1.45%) SaaS
11 2 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 84 (60.87%) DHCP
2 50 (36.23%) TCP/IP
3 42 (30.43%) LAN
4 38 (27.54%) WAN
5 26 (18.84%) SSL
6 23 (16.67%) Firewall
7 22 (15.94%) HTTP
8 21 (15.22%) VPN
9 18 (13.04%) FTP
9 18 (13.04%) IPsec
10 16 (11.59%) Wireless
11 14 (10.14%) VLAN
12 12 (8.70%) SAN
13 11 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (7.97%) Network Security
14 10 (7.25%) BGP
14 10 (7.25%) OSPF
15 9 (6.52%) Internet
16 8 (5.80%) VoIP
16 8 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.72%) Big Data
5 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.72%) MS Access
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.97%) Travis CI
3 3 (2.17%) JIRA
4 2 (1.45%) GitLab
5 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.72%) Maven
5 1 (0.72%) MSI
5 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (5.07%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.17%) Finance
4 2 (1.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Front Office
5 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (10.14%) Network Engineer
4 13 (9.42%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (8.70%) Architect
6 9 (6.52%) Administrator
6 9 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Senior Windows Administrator
9 6 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (3.62%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (3.62%) Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Active Directory Support
11 4 (2.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.59%) .NET
1 16 (11.59%) Servlets
2 10 (7.25%) J2EE
3 7 (5.07%) 802.1X
4 6 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (4.35%) Web Services
4 6 (4.35%) WSGI
5 1 (0.72%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.62%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.62%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.72%) Handset
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (57.97%) Windows
2 39 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 32 (23.19%) Linux
4 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (13.77%) Windows 10
6 18 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.62%) Solaris
9 5 (3.62%) Unix
10 4 (2.90%) AIX
10 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.90%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 4 (2.90%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.72%) CentOS
11 1 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.29%) ITIL
2 27 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (18.84%) Migration
4 25 (18.12%) DevOps
5 24 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 22 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 19 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (11.59%) Load Balancing
10 14 (10.14%) Unit Testing
11 13 (9.42%) Change Control
11 13 (9.42%) Open Source
12 11 (7.97%) Informatics
13 9 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (5.80%) Network Design
14 8 (5.80%) Service Delivery
15 7 (5.07%) Network Monitoring
16 6 (4.35%) Build Automation
16 6 (4.35%) Load Testing
16 6 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.22%) Java
1 21 (15.22%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 9 (6.52%) Python
3 9 (6.52%) SQL
4 4 (2.90%) C
4 4 (2.90%) VB
4 4 (2.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (18.12%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (13.77%) MCSE
4 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.14%) Degree
5 14 (10.14%) MCSA
6 12 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (7.97%) CCNA
7 11 (7.97%) CCNP
8 5 (3.62%) CCIE
9 4 (2.90%) CCDP
10 3 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.45%) GIAC
11 2 (1.45%) HP APS
11 2 (1.45%) ISEB
11 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.45%) MCP
12 1 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 75 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 35 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.70%) Xen
4 8 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.62%) vSphere
6 4 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.90%) XenApp
6 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.45%) Docker
7 2 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (15.94%) Puppet
2 15 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (9.42%) SCCM
4 11 (7.97%) Ansible
5 10 (7.25%) Salt
6 5 (3.62%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.62%) WSUS
7 4 (2.90%) Forum Sentry
7 4 (2.90%) Terraform
8 3 (2.17%) Nagios
8 3 (2.17%) SCOM
9 2 (1.45%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.72%) Kibana
10 1 (0.72%) logstash
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.72%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (45.65%) VMware
2 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
3 35 (25.36%) Cisco
4 24 (17.39%) Google
5 16 (11.59%) Citrix
6 10 (7.25%) Juniper
7 9 (6.52%) F5
8 8 (5.80%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.07%) HP
10 6 (4.35%) Infoblox
10 6 (4.35%) Meraki
11 5 (3.62%) Aruba
11 5 (3.62%) Clearswift
11 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.62%) Teradici
12 4 (2.90%) BMC
12 4 (2.90%) EMC
12 4 (2.90%) Hitachi
12 4 (2.90%) IBM
12 4 (2.90%) Sun