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 26 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 88 98
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.47% 1.58% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.40% 12.26% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 18
Median daily rate £444 £443 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.28% +47.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £341 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £505 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -28.92% +31.76%  

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 202 261 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 14.18% 12.90% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 163 162
Median daily rate £375 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £533 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.32 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.86% -56.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.49 £15.50 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in West Yorkshire

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in West Yorkshire

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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 26 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
Leeds +14 18 £450 - 5
Halifax +6 1 £438 -1.12%
Pudsey - 1 £125 - 1
Wakefield - 1 £313 - 1
DNS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) DHCP
4 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 15 (45.45%) Firewall
4 15 (45.45%) VMware
5 13 (39.39%) SQL
5 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
6 12 (36.36%) ITIL
7 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (30.30%) IIS
8 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
8 10 (30.30%) Internet
9 9 (27.27%) Project Management
9 9 (27.27%) HTTP
9 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (27.27%) DevOps
9 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
10 8 (24.24%) Finance
11 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (21.21%) LAN
11 7 (21.21%) WAN
11 7 (21.21%) SMTP
11 7 (21.21%) LDAP
11 7 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
12 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (18.18%) IaaS

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 10 (30.30%) IIS
2 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.18%) IaaS
3 5 (15.15%) PaaS
3 5 (15.15%) SaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.03%) Loggly
5 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
5 1 (3.03%) OpenDNS
5 1 (3.03%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) DHCP
2 15 (45.45%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) Internet
4 9 (27.27%) HTTP
5 7 (21.21%) LAN
5 7 (21.21%) LDAP
5 7 (21.21%) SMTP
5 7 (21.21%) WAN
6 5 (15.15%) SSL
6 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.15%) VLAN
6 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (12.12%) FTP
7 4 (12.12%) HTTPS
7 4 (12.12%) NAS
7 4 (12.12%) SSH
7 4 (12.12%) Telnet
8 3 (9.09%) SAN
9 1 (3.03%) Intranet
9 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) MS Access
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.12%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) HBase
4 1 (3.03%) Maltego
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) Grunt
4 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Project Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) HTML
1 6 (18.18%) jQuery
2 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.15%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) REST
3 3 (9.09%) SAML
3 3 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) CSS3
4 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) LAMP
4 1 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (12.12%) Replication
4 3 (9.09%) PKI
4 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
4 3 (9.09%) User Experience
4 3 (9.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.03%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Unix
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) CoreOS
7 1 (3.03%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) DevOps
2 9 (27.27%) Project Management
3 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
5 5 (15.15%) Information Governance
5 5 (15.15%) Web Development
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) Change Control
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
7 3 (9.09%) Change Management
7 3 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
7 3 (9.09%) Workflow
7 3 (9.09%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
4 5 (15.15%) C#
4 5 (15.15%) Delphi
5 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.06%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) Groovy
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCDST
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (9.09%) vCloud
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) Docker
6 1 (3.03%) Firmware
6 1 (3.03%) HDFS
6 1 (3.03%) KVM
6 1 (3.03%) VirtualBox
6 1 (3.03%) vSphere
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.12%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) vRealize
4 1 (3.03%) Ansible
4 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.03%) Salt
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.03%) yum
4 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) Dell
4 4 (12.12%) EMC
4 4 (12.12%) F5
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) IBM
5 3 (9.09%) Infoblox
5 3 (9.09%) NetApp
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.06%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos
7 1 (3.03%) Splunk
7 1 (3.03%) Veeam