Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 108 90
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 +25
Contract jobs citing DNS 90 111 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.69% 1.89% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 12.97% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 72 95
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +23.33%
10th Percentile £101 £210 £214
90th Percentile £483 £575 £510
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.45 £14.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.75 £31.75 £37.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -35.85% +26.19% +5.00%

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 700 856 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.14% 14.60% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 518 670
North West median daily rate £375 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.95% +0.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £157 £213 £220
90th Percentile £600 £590 £563
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 58 94
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.52% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.41 £50.16 £41.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 19 February 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
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 February 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 -23 45 £323 -3.73% 45
Lancashire +20 21 £425 -10.53% 3
Cheshire -4 14 £280 -46.41% 13
Merseyside +16 8 £313 -30.36% 5
Cumbria - 2 £325 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 54 (60.00%) Windows
2 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
3 44 (48.89%) DHCP
4 38 (42.22%) Windows Server
5 37 (41.11%) VMware
6 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
7 22 (24.44%) Cisco
7 22 (24.44%) SCCM
7 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (23.33%) Office 365
8 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (23.33%) ITIL
9 20 (22.22%) Citrix
10 19 (21.11%) Linux
10 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (21.11%) Migration
11 17 (18.89%) Data Centre
12 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (17.78%) Firewall
12 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
13 15 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
14 14 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (15.56%) Windows 10
15 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (14.44%) VLAN
16 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (13.33%) LAN
17 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
17 11 (12.22%) WAN

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 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.11%) IIS
3 8 (8.89%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.67%) Apache
5 2 (2.22%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.11%) JBoss
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.33%) Office 365
2 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.22%) GitHub
5 2 (2.22%) Serverless
6 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (48.89%) DHCP
2 16 (17.78%) Firewall
2 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.44%) VLAN
4 12 (13.33%) LAN
5 11 (12.22%) WAN
6 9 (10.00%) Skype
7 8 (8.89%) SAN
7 8 (8.89%) VoIP
7 8 (8.89%) VPN
8 7 (7.78%) MPLS
9 6 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (5.56%) HTTP
11 4 (4.44%) ISDN
11 4 (4.44%) Junos
12 3 (3.33%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (3.33%) FTP
12 3 (3.33%) NAS
12 3 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) MS Access
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) DB2
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Local Government
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Law
4 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
1 10 (11.11%) Analyst
1 10 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 8 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) IT Support
5 6 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.44%) Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Technical Customer Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Web Services
2 3 (3.33%) .NET
3 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.22%) Middleware
3 2 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
4 1 (1.11%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.11%) J2EE
4 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (60.00%) Windows
2 38 (42.22%) Windows Server
3 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (21.11%) Linux
6 15 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 14 (15.56%) Windows 10
8 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (10.00%) Solaris
10 7 (7.78%) AIX
11 5 (5.56%) SUSE
11 5 (5.56%) Unix
12 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
12 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
13 3 (3.33%) Android
13 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
13 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (2.22%) HPUX
14 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
14 2 (2.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) ITIL
2 19 (21.11%) Migration
3 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (8.89%) Network Management
4 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 5 (5.56%) Email Filtering
5 5 (5.56%) Identity Management
5 5 (5.56%) Service Management
5 5 (5.56%) Task Automation
6 4 (4.44%) Change Management
6 4 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.44%) High Availability
6 4 (4.44%) ITSM
6 4 (4.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (4.44%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (3.33%) Change Control
7 3 (3.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.67%) SQL
3 4 (4.44%) Java
4 3 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) PHP
5 2 (2.22%) VBScript
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) C#
6 1 (1.11%) Go
6 1 (1.11%) Jython
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (10.00%) MCSA
3 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.78%) MCITP
5 6 (6.67%) CCNP
5 6 (6.67%) DBS Check
6 5 (5.56%) CCNA
7 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.33%) MCSE
9 2 (2.22%) CCIE
9 2 (2.22%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.11%) MCP
10 1 (1.11%) MCTS
10 1 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) GDPR
3 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.22%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.22%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.22%) vSphere
5 2 (2.22%) XenApp
5 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.11%) iptables
6 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) SCCM
2 6 (6.67%) WSUS
3 5 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.44%) Nagios
4 4 (4.44%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.33%) SCOM
6 2 (2.22%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.11%) Cacti
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.11%) OpenNMS
7 1 (1.11%) Puppet
7 1 (1.11%) RANCID
Vendors
1 37 (41.11%) VMware
2 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 22 (24.44%) Cisco
4 20 (22.22%) Citrix
5 10 (11.11%) Apple
6 9 (10.00%) NetApp
7 7 (7.78%) HP
8 6 (6.67%) IronPort
8 6 (6.67%) Juniper
9 5 (5.56%) Clearswift
9 5 (5.56%) Lumension
9 5 (5.56%) McAfee
9 5 (5.56%) Micro Focus
9 5 (5.56%) MobileIron
9 5 (5.56%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.44%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.44%) IBM
10 4 (4.44%) Ivanti
10 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.33%) EMC