Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 18 57
Rank change year-on-year -14 +39 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 63 237 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.85% 10.06% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.39% 34.10% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 165 21
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £307 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.54% -10.00% +3.17%
10th Percentile £178 £205 £225
90th Percentile £397 £500 £538
North East median daily rate £307 £315 £310
% change year-on-year -2.70% +1.61% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 41 7
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.80% -7.27%
10th Percentile £30.40 £25.79 £14.82
90th Percentile £32.40 £29.50 £27.75
North East median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year +10.71% +10.89% -8.18%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 230 695 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.00% 29.51% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 461 141
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £345 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -24.71% +21.95%
10th Percentile £229 £205 £240
90th Percentile £538 £456 £653
North East median daily rate £339 £320 £391
% change year-on-year +5.86% -18.21% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 71 37
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.80 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.57% +12.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £9.00 £15.00 £12.11
90th Percentile £32.05 £36.00 £40.45
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -48.89% +23.08% -24.17%

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 61 £307 -2.70% 4
Sunderland +4 2 £350 +27.27%
DNS
North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 51 (80.95%) Windows
2 46 (73.02%) Active Directory
3 32 (50.79%) Unix
4 31 (49.21%) Security Cleared
5 30 (47.62%) Oracle
5 30 (47.62%) WebLogic
6 29 (46.03%) Linux
6 29 (46.03%) DHCP
6 29 (46.03%) Red Hat
6 29 (46.03%) Firewall
7 27 (42.86%) JBoss
8 25 (39.68%) VMware
9 24 (38.10%) LDAP
9 24 (38.10%) ITIL
10 23 (36.51%) Perl
10 23 (36.51%) SQL
10 23 (36.51%) Korn
10 23 (36.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
12 21 (33.33%) NFS
13 20 (31.75%) PL/SQL
13 20 (31.75%) Citrix
13 20 (31.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (31.75%) SSH
13 20 (31.75%) OpenLDAP
14 19 (30.16%) Windows XP
15 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
16 17 (26.98%) XenDesktop
17 16 (25.40%) XenApp
18 15 (23.81%) XenServer

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 30 (47.62%) WebLogic
2 27 (42.86%) JBoss
3 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
4 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (22.22%) Skype for Business
5 9 (14.29%) Apache
5 9 (14.29%) iPlanet
5 9 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
7 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (6.35%) MQSeries
7 4 (6.35%) OpenStack
7 4 (6.35%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (3.17%) Confluence
9 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.35%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) DHCP
1 29 (46.03%) Firewall
2 24 (38.10%) LDAP
3 20 (31.75%) OpenLDAP
3 20 (31.75%) SSH
4 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (14.29%) SMS
5 9 (14.29%) WAN
6 8 (12.70%) SAN
7 6 (9.52%) FCoE
7 6 (9.52%) iSCSI
8 5 (7.94%) NAS
9 3 (4.76%) LAN
10 2 (3.17%) Internet
10 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.17%) VLAN
10 2 (3.17%) VPN
11 1 (1.59%) Modbus
11 1 (1.59%) Skype
11 1 (1.59%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Cloud Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Desktop Support
2 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Server Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Linux Support
9 4 (6.35%) Linux Support Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (6.35%) Solaris Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Unix Support
11 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
11 2 (3.17%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.05%) Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.76%) PKI
5 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.17%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 51 (80.95%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Unix
3 29 (46.03%) Linux
4 20 (31.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (30.16%) Windows XP
6 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
7 11 (17.46%) AIX
7 11 (17.46%) Solaris
8 9 (14.29%) HPUX
8 9 (14.29%) SUSE
9 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
11 3 (4.76%) Windows 2000
11 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) ITIL
2 23 (36.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 11 (17.46%) DevOps
4 10 (15.87%) High Availability
5 9 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.11%) Software Delivery
8 6 (9.52%) Server Building
9 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.35%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (6.35%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
11 2 (3.17%) Capacity Management
11 2 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (3.17%) Migration
11 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.17%) Software Deployment
11 2 (3.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Korn
1 23 (36.51%) Perl
1 23 (36.51%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) PL/SQL
3 9 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 9 (14.29%) C-shell
4 8 (12.70%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (49.21%) Security Cleared
2 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (9.52%) Degree
5 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (73.02%) Active Directory
2 21 (33.33%) NFS
3 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 17 (26.98%) XenDesktop
5 16 (25.40%) XenApp
6 15 (23.81%) XenServer
7 13 (20.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (19.05%) Samba
9 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (7.94%) vSphere
11 4 (6.35%) KVM
11 4 (6.35%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (6.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (3.17%) Xen
14 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (6.35%) OpenView
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.76%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.59%) Ansible
6 1 (1.59%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.59%) Puppet
6 1 (1.59%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Oracle
2 29 (46.03%) Red Hat
3 25 (39.68%) VMware
4 20 (31.75%) Citrix
5 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.22%) AppSense
7 11 (17.46%) HP
8 9 (14.29%) Cisco
8 9 (14.29%) F5
8 9 (14.29%) Sun
9 4 (6.35%) Cognos
9 4 (6.35%) Opsware
9 4 (6.35%) PlateSpin
9 4 (6.35%) Veritas
10 3 (4.76%) ThinPrint
11 2 (3.17%) Borland
11 2 (3.17%) EMC
11 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
11 2 (3.17%) McAfee
11 2 (3.17%) Symantec