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 3 months to 28 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 83 94
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11  
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.90% 1.48% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 12.95% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 9
Median daily rate £430 £454 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +31.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £336 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.21% -  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 174 224 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.00% 11.46% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 135 157
Median daily rate £420 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
Leeds -3 7 £410 -13.68% 7
Bradford +5 4 £450 - 4
Wakefield - 1 - -
DNS
Yorkshire

DNS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 45 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) DevOps
3 30 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (48.33%) DHCP
5 28 (46.67%) Linux
6 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
6 26 (43.33%) SMTP
6 26 (43.33%) TCP/IP
7 24 (40.00%) VMware
8 23 (38.33%) Splunk
9 22 (36.67%) Python
9 22 (36.67%) HTML
9 22 (36.67%) CSS
10 21 (35.00%) LDAP
11 20 (33.33%) Windows Server
12 18 (30.00%) SNMP
13 17 (28.33%) XML
13 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
13 17 (28.33%) Ubuntu
14 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
14 16 (26.67%) HTTP
15 14 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (21.67%) ITIL
16 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (20.00%) Firewall
17 12 (20.00%) Puppet
18 11 (18.33%) Internet
19 10 (16.67%) Replication
19 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

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 6 (10.00%) IIS
1 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) Apache
2 5 (8.33%) Apache Spark
2 5 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (8.33%) IaaS
3 5 (8.33%) Loggly
3 5 (8.33%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (48.33%) DHCP
2 26 (43.33%) SMTP
2 26 (43.33%) TCP/IP
3 21 (35.00%) LDAP
4 18 (30.00%) SNMP
5 16 (26.67%) HTTP
6 12 (20.00%) Firewall
7 11 (18.33%) Internet
8 7 (11.67%) SSL
9 5 (8.33%) FTP
9 5 (8.33%) HTTPS
9 5 (8.33%) Telnet
10 4 (6.67%) SAN
10 4 (6.67%) SSH
11 2 (3.33%) BIG-IP
11 2 (3.33%) Extranet
11 2 (3.33%) Intranet
12 1 (1.67%) LAN
12 1 (1.67%) VPN
12 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (8.33%) HBase
2 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.33%) MySQL
2 5 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.33%) Redis
2 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (6.67%) Riak
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.33%) Grunt
3 5 (8.33%) Maven
3 5 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (13.33%) Administrator
2 6 (10.00%) Hardware Specialist
2 6 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Server Support
2 6 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
2 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Server Support
2 6 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Splunk Administrator
4 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Identity Management Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Implementation Specialist
5 3 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) CSS
1 22 (36.67%) HTML
2 17 (28.33%) XML
3 6 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.33%) CSS3
4 5 (8.33%) HTML5
4 5 (8.33%) jQuery
4 5 (8.33%) LAMP
4 5 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (6.67%) REST
5 4 (6.67%) SOAP
6 3 (5.00%) Web Services
7 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 10 (16.67%) Replication
2 4 (6.67%) Private Cloud
2 4 (6.67%) User Experience
2 4 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (3.33%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 45 (75.00%) Windows
2 30 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (46.67%) Linux
4 20 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 17 (28.33%) Ubuntu
6 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (8.33%) CoreOS
9 4 (6.67%) CentOS
10 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
11 2 (3.33%) Android
11 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (3.33%) Unix
12 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) DevOps
2 13 (21.67%) ITIL
3 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.00%) Change Control
4 6 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.00%) Server Building
5 5 (8.33%) BDD
5 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (8.33%) Project Management
5 5 (8.33%) TDD
6 4 (6.67%) Coaching
6 4 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.67%) Scrum
6 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Workflow
6 4 (6.67%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 22 (36.67%) Python
3 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.67%) SQL
5 5 (8.33%) Java
5 5 (8.33%) PHP
6 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) Go
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.00%) vSphere
3 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.33%) XenApp
4 6 (10.00%) Docker
4 6 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (8.33%) HDFS
5 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.33%) VirtualBox
5 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.67%) vCloud
7 2 (3.33%) Firmware
8 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) Puppet
2 10 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (10.00%) Nagios
4 5 (8.33%) Ansible
4 5 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 5 (8.33%) Salt
4 5 (8.33%) SCCM
4 5 (8.33%) vRealize
4 5 (8.33%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (3.33%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.33%) SCOM
6 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.67%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.67%) RANCID
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) VMware
2 23 (38.33%) Splunk
3 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.00%) Citrix
5 6 (10.00%) ThinPrint
6 5 (8.33%) Google
6 5 (8.33%) New Relic
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle
6 5 (8.33%) Rackspace
6 5 (8.33%) SaltStack
7 4 (6.67%) Cisco
7 4 (6.67%) Dell
7 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.00%) Apple
8 3 (5.00%) HP
8 3 (5.00%) Symantec
8 3 (5.00%) Veeam
9 2 (3.33%) EMC
9 2 (3.33%) F5
10 1 (1.67%) Juniper