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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 99 73
Rank change year-on-year +62 -26  
Contract jobs citing DNS 125 65 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.23% 1.73% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.82% 11.42% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 36 52
Median daily rate £391 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +40.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £261 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £438 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.00 £38.90 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £28.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -30.53% +38.71%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 466 569 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.76% 15.14% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 679 744
Median daily rate £375 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 58 108
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £168.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +34 61 £425 +3.03% 3
Manchester +21 38 £413 +6.45% 23
Cheshire +30 20 £350 +6.06% 7
Merseyside -11 3 £190 -52.50% 1
Cumbria - 1 £400 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 106 (55.79%) Active Directory
2 90 (47.37%) Windows
3 85 (44.74%) Migration
4 66 (34.74%) DHCP
5 53 (27.89%) Microsoft
6 52 (27.37%) Data Centre
7 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
8 47 (24.74%) Security Cleared
9 45 (23.68%) SC Cleared
10 44 (23.16%) VMware
11 38 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 38 (20.00%) ITIL
11 38 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (18.95%) Linux
13 35 (18.42%) MS Exchange
14 33 (17.37%) LAN
14 33 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (17.37%) Office 365
15 32 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2010
16 31 (16.32%) WAN
17 25 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (12.11%) Solaris
18 23 (12.11%) Firewall
19 22 (11.58%) Cisco
20 21 (11.05%) VPN
20 21 (11.05%) PowerShell
21 20 (10.53%) IIS
22 19 (10.00%) IBM
23 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
23 16 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013

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 35 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 32 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (10.53%) IIS
4 16 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (6.32%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.21%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.68%) Apache
7 7 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.63%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.11%) Jetty
10 4 (2.11%) Mongrel
10 4 (2.11%) nginx
10 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.58%) SAS
11 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
12 2 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.37%) Office 365
2 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.11%) Google App Engine
4 4 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.58%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.58%) PaaS
5 3 (1.58%) Yammer
6 2 (1.05%) IaaS
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.53%) G Suite
7 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.53%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Route 53
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (34.74%) DHCP
2 38 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 33 (17.37%) LAN
4 31 (16.32%) WAN
5 23 (12.11%) Firewall
6 21 (11.05%) VPN
7 13 (6.84%) VoIP
8 11 (5.79%) Internet
8 11 (5.79%) SAN
8 11 (5.79%) VLAN
9 10 (5.26%) SSL
10 9 (4.74%) MPLS
11 7 (3.68%) BGP
11 7 (3.68%) EIGRP
11 7 (3.68%) NAS
11 7 (3.68%) OSPF
12 6 (3.16%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (3.16%) FTP
12 6 (3.16%) IP Telephony
12 6 (3.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.05%) MS Access
4 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.53%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.11%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.53%) Hudson
3 1 (0.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (4.21%) Finance
2 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (16.84%) Architect
2 13 (6.84%) Administrator
2 13 (6.84%) Analyst
2 13 (6.84%) Consultant
3 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (5.26%) Service Architect
4 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 8 (4.21%) Active Directory Architect
5 8 (4.21%) Network Engineer
5 8 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (3.68%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (3.68%) Solaris Specialist
7 6 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.16%) IT Support
7 6 (3.16%) IT Support Technician
7 6 (3.16%) IT Technician
7 6 (3.16%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.16%) Support Technician
7 6 (3.16%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.89%) Middleware
2 9 (4.74%) .NET
3 7 (3.68%) Web Services
4 4 (2.11%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.11%) HTML
4 4 (2.11%) HTML5
4 4 (2.11%) J2EE
4 4 (2.11%) JSON
4 4 (2.11%) Servlets
4 4 (2.11%) XML
5 3 (1.58%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.58%) Ajax
5 3 (1.58%) CSS
5 3 (1.58%) CSS3
5 3 (1.58%) Memcached
5 3 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.58%) WAP
6 2 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.05%) LAMP
6 2 (1.05%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 52 (27.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.79%) Replication
4 8 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.68%) PKI
5 7 (3.68%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.11%) Clustering
7 4 (2.11%) Life Science
8 3 (1.58%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.58%) iPhone
8 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (1.58%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.05%) BYOD
9 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.05%) NHS
9 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (47.37%) Windows
2 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
3 38 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (18.95%) Linux
5 33 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (12.11%) Solaris
7 14 (7.37%) HPUX
8 12 (6.32%) AIX
9 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (5.26%) Windows 10
11 9 (4.74%) Apple iOS
12 8 (4.21%) Unix
12 8 (4.21%) Windows 7
13 7 (3.68%) CentOS
14 6 (3.16%) Windows XP
15 5 (2.63%) Windows 8
16 4 (2.11%) Android
17 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (44.74%) Migration
2 38 (20.00%) ITIL
3 15 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (7.89%) Load Balancing
4 11 (5.79%) DevOps
5 10 (5.26%) Change Management
5 10 (5.26%) Service Management
6 9 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (4.74%) ITSM
7 7 (3.68%) Configuration Management
7 7 (3.68%) High Availability
7 7 (3.68%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (3.68%) Password Management
8 5 (2.63%) CRM
8 5 (2.63%) ITIL V3
8 5 (2.63%) SIEM
9 4 (2.11%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.11%) Open Source
9 4 (2.11%) Security Hardening
9 4 (2.11%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.05%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.26%) SQL
3 8 (4.21%) Java
4 5 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.11%) C#
5 4 (2.11%) PHP
6 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.58%) Perl
6 3 (1.58%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (24.74%) Security Cleared
2 45 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.32%) CCNA
6 8 (4.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (4.21%) MCP
7 7 (3.68%) CCNP
8 5 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.63%) MCSE
9 4 (2.11%) ISEB
9 4 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.11%) MCITP
10 3 (1.58%) MCSA
11 2 (1.05%) CISSP
11 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.05%) Degree
11 2 (1.05%) SANS
11 2 (1.05%) SSCP
12 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) COBIT
2 3 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 106 (55.79%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.11%) Xen
6 3 (1.58%) iptables
6 3 (1.58%) Postfix
6 3 (1.58%) Squid
6 3 (1.58%) UAG
6 3 (1.58%) Varnish
6 3 (1.58%) vSphere
6 3 (1.58%) XenApp
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.53%) NFS
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (7.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 12 (6.32%) SCCM
3 8 (4.21%) Puppet
4 5 (2.63%) vMotion
5 4 (2.11%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.11%) Nagios
5 4 (2.11%) SCOM
5 4 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.11%) WSUS
6 3 (1.58%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.05%) QRadar
7 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.53%) Ansible
8 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.53%) yum
Vendors
1 53 (27.89%) Microsoft
2 44 (23.16%) VMware
3 22 (11.58%) Cisco
4 19 (10.00%) IBM
5 14 (7.37%) HP
6 10 (5.26%) Citrix
7 9 (4.74%) Apple
7 9 (4.74%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.68%) Dell
8 7 (3.68%) Google
9 6 (3.16%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.16%) SonicWALL
10 5 (2.63%) Intel
10 5 (2.63%) IronPort
10 5 (2.63%) Juniper
10 5 (2.63%) RightFax
11 4 (2.11%) AppDynamics
11 4 (2.11%) Symantec
11 4 (2.11%) Synology
11 4 (2.11%) Veeam
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