Period
to 19 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 January 2020 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 91 120
Rank change year-on-year +28 +29 -30
Contract jobs citing DNS 100 114 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.19% 2.36% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.99% 17.62% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 93 42
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £417 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.07% -0.42% -1.47%
10th Percentile £255 £253 £115
90th Percentile £689 £548 £550
England median daily rate £380 £417 £365
% change year-on-year -8.87% +14.25% -4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.08 £22.50 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.89% -2.49% +31.86%
10th Percentile £11.27 £13.70 £21.79
90th Percentile £16.90 £31.70 £24.36
England median hourly rate £26.48 £22.22 £17.19
% change year-on-year +19.20% +29.25% -35.32%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 435 647 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.89% 13.40% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 410 373
Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £188 £281 £170
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
England median daily rate £410 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -3.53% +3.66% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 51 40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £15.30 £14.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +4.44% -12.54%
10th Percentile £12.23 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £44.25 £21.88 £39.48
England median hourly rate £22.75 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.27% +0.32% -16.89%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Yorkshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +51 86 £350 -20.00% 24
North Yorkshire -7 8 £280 -22.22% 12
South Yorkshire +11 5 £188 -55.88% 13
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 64 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 62 (62.00%) Windows
3 55 (55.00%) VMware
4 47 (47.00%) Microsoft
4 47 (47.00%) Azure
5 45 (45.00%) DHCP
6 40 (40.00%) Linux
7 38 (38.00%) SQL
8 36 (36.00%) AWS
9 34 (34.00%) Windows Server
10 29 (29.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (27.00%) Data Centre
11 27 (27.00%) Office 365
12 25 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 22 (22.00%) Retail
13 22 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (21.00%) SCCM
15 20 (20.00%) Firewall
16 19 (19.00%) PowerShell
17 17 (17.00%) DevOps
18 16 (16.00%) IIS
19 15 (15.00%) Java
19 15 (15.00%) MCSE
19 15 (15.00%) SSL
19 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (15.00%) McAfee
19 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 14 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
20 14 (14.00%) Puppet
20 14 (14.00%) Configuration Management

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 16 (16.00%) IIS
2 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.00%) Apache
4 6 (6.00%) Jetty
4 6 (6.00%) Mongrel
4 6 (6.00%) nginx
4 6 (6.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (47.00%) Azure
2 36 (36.00%) AWS
3 27 (27.00%) Office 365
4 9 (9.00%) GCP
5 6 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.00%) Google App Engine
5 6 (6.00%) IaaS
6 4 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (4.00%) PaaS
7 2 (2.00%) Apigee
7 2 (2.00%) Route 53
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.00%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.00%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (1.00%) Serverless
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (45.00%) DHCP
2 25 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 20 (20.00%) Firewall
4 15 (15.00%) SSL
5 12 (12.00%) FTP
5 12 (12.00%) HTTP
5 12 (12.00%) IPsec
6 11 (11.00%) SAN
7 6 (6.00%) VSAN
7 6 (6.00%) WAN
8 5 (5.00%) LAN
8 5 (5.00%) VoIP
9 4 (4.00%) HTTPS
9 4 (4.00%) NetScaler
9 4 (4.00%) VPN
9 4 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.00%) Wireless
10 3 (3.00%) DMZ
10 3 (3.00%) Internet
10 3 (3.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) MySQL
3 6 (6.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.00%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.00%) Travis CI
3 3 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.00%) WinDbg
General
1 22 (22.00%) Retail
2 14 (14.00%) Finance
3 6 (6.00%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.00%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Administrator
6 8 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) SCCM Administrator
11 3 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) .NET
2 6 (6.00%) J2EE
2 6 (6.00%) Servlets
3 4 (4.00%) JSON
3 4 (4.00%) REST
4 3 (3.00%) Flash
5 2 (2.00%) LAMP
5 2 (2.00%) RESTful
6 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.00%) CSS
6 1 (1.00%) EDI
6 1 (1.00%) HTML
6 1 (1.00%) jQuery
6 1 (1.00%) SAML
6 1 (1.00%) Web Services
6 1 (1.00%) XML
6 1 (1.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.00%) Clustering
3 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.00%) NHS
5 2 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.00%) CMDB
6 1 (1.00%) Handset
6 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 62 (62.00%) Windows
2 40 (40.00%) Linux
3 34 (34.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.00%) CentOS
7 2 (2.00%) Debian
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (17.00%) DevOps
3 14 (14.00%) Configuration Management
3 14 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.00%) ITIL
4 13 (13.00%) Load Balancing
5 12 (12.00%) Open Source
6 11 (11.00%) Service Delivery
7 10 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (10.00%) Project Delivery
8 9 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (8.00%) Migration
10 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (7.00%) Change Management
10 7 (7.00%) Data Management
10 7 (7.00%) High Availability
10 7 (7.00%) Microservices
11 5 (5.00%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
11 5 (5.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 38 (38.00%) SQL
2 19 (19.00%) PowerShell
3 15 (15.00%) Java
4 3 (3.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.00%) PHP
5 2 (2.00%) VBScript
6 1 (1.00%) C
6 1 (1.00%) C#
6 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (15.00%) MCSE
1 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (4.00%) MCSA
4 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.00%) MCITP
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.00%) CCA
7 1 (1.00%) CCNP
7 1 (1.00%) CCSP
7 1 (1.00%) CCVP
7 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.00%) Degree
7 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.00%) GAAP
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.00%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (12.00%) XenApp
5 10 (10.00%) vSphere
6 6 (6.00%) Docker
6 6 (6.00%) VMware NSX
6 6 (6.00%) Xen
6 6 (6.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.00%) Firmware
7 4 (4.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.00%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) SCCM
2 14 (14.00%) Puppet
3 13 (13.00%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (9.00%) Nagios
5 8 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (7.00%) Terraform
7 6 (6.00%) Kubernetes
7 6 (6.00%) vRealize
8 5 (5.00%) Ansible
9 4 (4.00%) SCOM
10 3 (3.00%) CFEngine
10 3 (3.00%) Salt
10 3 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (3.00%) WSUS
11 2 (2.00%) HP SIM
11 2 (2.00%) vCenter Server
12 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 55 (55.00%) VMware
2 47 (47.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.00%) McAfee
4 13 (13.00%) Citrix
5 9 (9.00%) Cisco
6 8 (8.00%) Google
6 8 (8.00%) HP
7 7 (7.00%) Dell
7 7 (7.00%) NetApp
8 6 (6.00%) Veeam
9 5 (5.00%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.00%) Ivanti
10 4 (4.00%) Meraki
11 3 (3.00%) IBM
11 3 (3.00%) Oracle
11 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.00%) Symantec
12 2 (2.00%) Avaya
12 2 (2.00%) Sophos