Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 February 2018 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 84 116
Rank change year-on-year -39 +32 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 36 75 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.11% 2.49% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 18.12% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 44
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £160 £293 £139
90th Percentile £565 £563 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +31.86% -2.78% +22.59%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 342 414 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.53% 13.73% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 238 296
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +4.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £168 £222 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 27
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +32.00% -25.24%
10th Percentile £13.18 £10.89 £10.20
90th Percentile £20.24 £32.88 £28.80
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £16.75 £12.72
% change year-on-year -12.54% +31.73% -23.95%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in West Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in West Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in West Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in West Yorkshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Leeds -23 30 £475 +7.04% 14
Wakefield +1 4 £214 -34.23% 5
Halifax - 2 £450 -
DNS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (36.11%) DHCP
3 13 (36.11%) Windows
4 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 11 (30.56%) Firewall
5 10 (27.78%) DevOps
6 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 8 (22.22%) Linux
6 8 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 8 (22.22%) VMware
7 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (19.44%) HTTP
7 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (19.44%) Nagios
7 7 (19.44%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) MCSE
8 6 (16.67%) Unix
8 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
8 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (13.89%) IaaS
9 5 (13.89%) Opsview
9 5 (13.89%) Graphite
9 5 (13.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (13.89%) IT Strategy

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (5.56%) CMS
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (13.89%) IaaS
3 5 (13.89%) PaaS
3 5 (13.89%) SaaS
4 4 (11.11%) Heroku
5 3 (8.33%) OpenShift
6 2 (5.56%) Office 365
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) DHCP
2 11 (30.56%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) HTTP
3 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.11%) LAN
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (8.33%) Internet
5 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (8.33%) SAN
5 3 (8.33%) SSL
6 2 (5.56%) BIG-IP
6 2 (5.56%) Extranet
6 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (5.56%) Intranet
7 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.78%) MPLS
7 1 (2.78%) SSH
7 1 (2.78%) VLAN
7 1 (2.78%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Administrator
1 6 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Azure DevOps
2 5 (13.89%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) Azure Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) SAML
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
5 1 (2.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Unix
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) CentOS
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) DevOps
2 8 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.89%) Immutable Infrastructure
4 5 (13.89%) IT Strategy
4 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (8.33%) Network Management
6 3 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.56%) Data Management
7 2 (5.56%) High Availability
7 2 (5.56%) Release Management
8 1 (2.78%) Change Control
8 1 (2.78%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (8.33%) DBS Check
3 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) MCDST
4 2 (5.56%) MCP
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) Docker
3 3 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.78%) iptables
5 1 (2.78%) vCloud
5 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Nagios
2 5 (13.89%) Graphite
2 5 (13.89%) Opsview
3 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (11.11%) Puppet
4 3 (8.33%) SCOM
5 2 (5.56%) Ansible
5 2 (5.56%) CFEngine
5 2 (5.56%) Salt
6 1 (2.78%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.78%) SCCM
6 1 (2.78%) vRealize
6 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) F5
4 4 (11.11%) Intel
4 4 (11.11%) McAfee
5 3 (8.33%) Apple
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp
5 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (8.33%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) Avaya
6 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (2.78%) HP