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 30 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.

Domain Name System (DNS)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 54 46
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8  
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.59% 1.88% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 15.29% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Median daily rate £290 £240 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 - £26.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.38 - £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £27.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -17.94%  

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 108 85 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.65% 12.27% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 36
Median daily rate £385 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.08% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 30 March 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 -8 13 £290 +20.83% 2
Gateshead - 1 - -
DNS
North East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for DNS.

1 74 (91.36%) Active Directory
2 71 (87.65%) Windows
3 61 (75.31%) DHCP
4 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
5 53 (65.43%) Security Cleared
6 42 (51.85%) SC Cleared
6 42 (51.85%) Windows Server
7 39 (48.15%) SCCM
8 35 (43.21%) Windows 7
9 31 (38.27%) MS Excel
10 30 (37.04%) SQL
11 28 (34.57%) ITIL
12 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
13 23 (28.40%) PowerShell
14 22 (27.16%) Migration
14 22 (27.16%) Citrix
15 20 (24.69%) Virtual Environments
16 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (23.46%) VMware
17 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (22.22%) XenApp
17 18 (22.22%) HP SiteScope
18 14 (17.28%) Microsoft App-V
18 14 (17.28%) AppSense
19 13 (16.05%) Linux
19 13 (16.05%) Software Delivery
20 12 (14.81%) Skype for Business
20 12 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
20 12 (14.81%) LDAP
20 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange

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 12 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange
1 12 (14.81%) Skype for Business
2 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (9.88%) JBoss
2 8 (9.88%) Office Communications Server
2 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (9.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (9.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) IIS
3 2 (2.47%) Jetty
3 2 (2.47%) Mongrel
3 2 (2.47%) nginx
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.47%) SAS
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (38.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.47%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.47%) IaaS
2 2 (2.47%) PaaS
2 2 (2.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (75.31%) DHCP
2 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
3 12 (14.81%) LDAP
4 10 (12.35%) Firewall
5 9 (11.11%) Internet
6 8 (9.88%) Intranet
6 8 (9.88%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (9.88%) Skype
6 8 (9.88%) SSH
7 7 (8.64%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (7.41%) 3G
9 5 (6.17%) Kerberos
10 4 (4.94%) SMS
10 4 (4.94%) X.500
11 3 (3.70%) FTP
11 3 (3.70%) IPsec
12 2 (2.47%) HTTP
12 2 (2.47%) SSL
12 2 (2.47%) VLAN
13 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (2.47%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.47%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.23%) Finance
1 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) Support Engineer
2 20 (24.69%) Migration Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Messaging Support
6 7 (8.64%) SCCM Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.41%) Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Messaging Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Server Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Support Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Active Directory Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) .NET
1 2 (2.47%) J2EE
1 2 (2.47%) Servlets
2 1 (1.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Blackberry
1 7 (8.64%) Fat Client
1 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
1 7 (8.64%) Thin Client
2 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.94%) PKI
3 4 (4.94%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (87.65%) Windows
2 42 (51.85%) Windows Server
3 35 (43.21%) Windows 7
4 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (16.05%) Linux
7 10 (12.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (12.35%) Unix
8 9 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 7 (8.64%) Android
9 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
10 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
11 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.47%) AIX
12 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.57%) ITIL
2 22 (27.16%) Migration
3 20 (24.69%) Virtual Environments
4 13 (16.05%) Software Delivery
5 9 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (8.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (8.64%) Visualisation
7 6 (7.41%) Change Control
8 5 (6.17%) Server Building
9 4 (4.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.70%) Change Management
10 3 (3.70%) Content Management
10 3 (3.70%) High Availability
10 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.70%) Software Distribution
11 2 (2.47%) Data Management
11 2 (2.47%) ITSM
11 2 (2.47%) Open Source
11 2 (2.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) SQL
2 23 (28.40%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.35%) PL/SQL
4 8 (9.88%) Korn
4 8 (9.88%) Perl
5 2 (2.47%) Java
5 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.47%) VB
5 2 (2.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (65.43%) Security Cleared
2 42 (51.85%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.64%) MCSE
6 6 (7.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.23%) HND
7 1 (1.23%) MCP
7 1 (1.23%) MCSA
7 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (91.36%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.22%) XenApp
3 14 (17.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (13.58%) Hyper-V
5 11 (13.58%) NFS
6 6 (7.41%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.41%) XenServer
7 2 (2.47%) Xen
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (48.15%) SCCM
2 18 (22.22%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (12.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
2 22 (27.16%) Citrix
3 19 (23.46%) VMware
4 14 (17.28%) AppSense
5 12 (14.81%) Oracle
6 10 (12.35%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.64%) Trend Micro
8 5 (6.17%) ThinPrint
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco
9 2 (2.47%) Google
9 2 (2.47%) HP
10 1 (1.23%) Apple