The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 28 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 12 31
Rank change year-on-year -19 +19  
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 221 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.92% 15.51% 4.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.30% 38.57% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 126 26
Median daily rate £215 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.21% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £330 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 32 2
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -28.92% +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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 92 573 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 24.02% 40.21% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 775 272
Median daily rate £353 £307 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% +11.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £434 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 111 15
Median hourly rate £18.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.92% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £36.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Tyne and Wear

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 13 £198 -29.46% 3
Sunderland - 2 £313 - 1
DNS
North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for DNS.

1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) DHCP
3 26 (83.87%) Active Directory
4 24 (77.42%) Windows Server
5 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
5 21 (67.74%) Security Cleared
6 17 (54.84%) SC Cleared
7 16 (51.61%) ITIL
8 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
9 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
11 11 (35.48%) SCCM
11 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
11 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (32.26%) Migration
12 10 (32.26%) Office 365
12 10 (32.26%) Virtual Environments
13 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (29.03%) Skype
13 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (29.03%) Skype for Business
13 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (29.03%) Office Communications Server
13 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
14 8 (25.81%) SQL
14 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
14 8 (25.81%) HP SiteScope

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (35.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 9 (29.03%) Office Communications Server
2 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2013
2 9 (29.03%) Skype for Business
3 3 (9.68%) Apache
3 3 (9.68%) iPlanet
3 3 (9.68%) JBoss
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
4 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) DHCP
2 14 (45.16%) TCP/IP
3 9 (29.03%) Skype
4 5 (16.13%) Firewall
5 4 (12.90%) VLAN
5 4 (12.90%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
6 2 (6.45%) FCoE
6 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) LDAP
6 2 (6.45%) NAS
6 2 (6.45%) NX-OS
6 2 (6.45%) SAN
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.23%) 3G
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Support Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Migration Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Messaging Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Messaging Support
3 5 (16.13%) Support Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) AIX Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Grid Computing
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) Windows Server
3 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.13%) Android
6 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
7 3 (9.68%) AIX
7 3 (9.68%) HPUX
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Solaris
7 3 (9.68%) SUSE
7 3 (9.68%) Unix
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Migration
2 10 (32.26%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 5 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
4 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.90%) Content Management
4 4 (12.90%) High Availability
4 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (6.45%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Network Management
6 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Software Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.45%) C-shell
2 2 (6.45%) Korn
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) Security Cleared
2 17 (54.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 5 (16.13%) MCSE
6 4 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.23%) CCDP
7 1 (3.23%) CCNA
7 1 (3.23%) CCNP
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.23%) HND
7 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (83.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) Samba
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) KVM
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) SCCM
2 8 (25.81%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (9.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) OpenView
5 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.23%) Netcool
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Trend Micro
5 4 (12.90%) F5
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.68%) Sun
7 2 (6.45%) Cognos
7 2 (6.45%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) Opsware
7 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.45%) PlateSpin
7 2 (6.45%) Veritas
8 1 (3.23%) AppSense
8 1 (3.23%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.23%) ThinPrint
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