The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 39 37 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20  
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.22% 3.46% 5.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 21.13% 31.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Median daily rate £500 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £258 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.31% -13.68%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 80 71 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 21.45% 16.40% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 31
Median daily rate £500 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £187 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Sheffield

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Sheffield

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Sheffield over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Sheffield

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Sheffield

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for DNS.

1 14 (63.64%) DHCP
2 9 (40.91%) Unix
2 9 (40.91%) Infoblox
3 8 (36.36%) F5
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco
4 7 (31.82%) LAN
4 7 (31.82%) VoIP
4 7 (31.82%) WAN
4 7 (31.82%) IP Telephony
4 7 (31.82%) Brocade
4 7 (31.82%) Network Security
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (27.27%) SRDF
5 6 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (27.27%) Veritas File System
5 6 (27.27%) Symmetrix
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Sun
5 6 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (27.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 6 (27.27%) LDAP
5 6 (27.27%) AIX
5 6 (27.27%) Perl
5 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 6 (27.27%) IBM
5 6 (27.27%) NFS
5 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) DHCP
2 7 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (31.82%) IP Telephony
2 7 (31.82%) LAN
2 7 (31.82%) Network Security
2 7 (31.82%) VoIP
2 7 (31.82%) WAN
3 6 (27.27%) LDAP
3 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) NAS
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Specialist
2 7 (31.82%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) AIX Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SAN Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Server Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) IP Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Server Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Symmetrix
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Replication
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Unix
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) AIX
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Solaris
5 4 (18.18%) SUSE
5 4 (18.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (18.18%) VMS
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
2 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) NFS
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (27.27%) SRDF
1 6 (27.27%) Veritas File System
1 6 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Infoblox
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) F5
3 7 (31.82%) Brocade
3 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 6 (27.27%) EMC
4 6 (27.27%) IBM
4 6 (27.27%) NetApp
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) Sun
4 6 (27.27%) Veritas
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft