Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 95 145
Rank change year-on-year +30 +50 -54
Contract jobs citing DNS 77 107 57
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.77% 2.24% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.38% 16.88% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 85 40
Median daily rate £350 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £252 £251 £115
90th Percentile £696 £583 £550
England median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.08 £15.50 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.65% -32.83% +32.69%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.35 £21.79
90th Percentile £13.74 £30.25 £24.36
England median hourly rate £19.25 £26.09 £18.63
% change year-on-year -26.20% +40.05% -24.75%

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 419 634 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.08% 13.26% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 431 425
Median daily rate £370 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.43% +6.06% +1.23%
10th Percentile £176 £281 £202
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 42
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.30 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -4.97% -6.37%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.65 £12.78
90th Percentile £35.88 £19.10 £39.48
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for DNS in Yorkshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in Yorkshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in Yorkshire.

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 5 April 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 +38 61 £350 -20.68% 15
North Yorkshire +1 10 £280 -39.46% 1
South Yorkshire +15 6 £306 -27.94% 6
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 42 (54.55%) Windows
3 41 (53.25%) DHCP
4 40 (51.95%) Azure
5 37 (48.05%) VMware
6 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
7 30 (38.96%) AWS
8 28 (36.36%) Linux
8 28 (36.36%) SQL
9 27 (35.06%) Windows Server
10 23 (29.87%) Office 365
10 23 (29.87%) TCP/IP
11 22 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
12 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (19.48%) Retail
13 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
14 13 (16.88%) Firewall
14 13 (16.88%) .NET
14 13 (16.88%) IIS
14 13 (16.88%) Project Delivery
15 12 (15.58%) McAfee
15 12 (15.58%) SCCM
15 12 (15.58%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
16 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 11 (14.29%) Java
17 10 (12.99%) Citrix
17 10 (12.99%) Migration
17 10 (12.99%) Google

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 13 (16.88%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) Apache
2 6 (7.79%) Jetty
2 6 (7.79%) Mongrel
2 6 (7.79%) nginx
2 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (51.95%) Azure
2 30 (38.96%) AWS
3 23 (29.87%) Office 365
4 10 (12.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (12.99%) GCP
5 7 (9.09%) Google App Engine
6 6 (7.79%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (6.49%) IaaS
8 4 (5.19%) PaaS
9 2 (2.60%) Apigee
10 1 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.30%) G Suite
10 1 (1.30%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (1.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 41 (53.25%) DHCP
2 23 (29.87%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.88%) Firewall
4 7 (9.09%) VPN
4 7 (9.09%) WAN
5 6 (7.79%) FTP
5 6 (7.79%) HTTP
5 6 (7.79%) IPsec
5 6 (7.79%) LAN
5 6 (7.79%) SSL
6 5 (6.49%) SAN
7 4 (5.19%) VSAN
7 4 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.90%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.90%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.90%) VLAN
8 3 (3.90%) VoIP
8 3 (3.90%) Wireless
9 2 (2.60%) IPv6
10 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.79%) Travis CI
3 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (19.48%) Retail
2 8 (10.39%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Architect
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.49%) Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) IT Support
8 4 (5.19%) SCCM Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) J2EE
2 6 (7.79%) Servlets
3 3 (3.90%) Flash
3 3 (3.90%) JSON
3 3 (3.90%) REST
4 2 (2.60%) RESTful
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.30%) CSS
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) jQuery
5 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.90%) NHS
5 2 (2.60%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) Windows
2 28 (36.36%) Linux
3 27 (35.06%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (16.88%) Project Delivery
3 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.99%) DevOps
4 10 (12.99%) Migration
5 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.09%) ITIL
6 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 7 (9.09%) Open Source
7 5 (6.49%) Data Management
7 5 (6.49%) High Availability
7 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.49%) Process Improvement
7 5 (6.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.90%) Change Management
9 3 (3.90%) Release Management
9 3 (3.90%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.36%) SQL
2 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.90%) PHP
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (3.90%) CCNA
1 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (3.90%) MCSE
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) MCITP
3 1 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.39%) XenApp
4 6 (7.79%) Xen
5 5 (6.49%) Docker
5 5 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (6.49%) vSphere
6 4 (5.19%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.90%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.60%) Firmware
8 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (15.58%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) Puppet
3 7 (9.09%) Terraform
4 5 (6.49%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.19%) Ansible
5 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.19%) vRealize
6 3 (3.90%) CFEngine
6 3 (3.90%) Salt
7 2 (2.60%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.60%) Nagios
7 2 (2.60%) SCOM
7 2 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (48.05%) VMware
2 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.58%) McAfee
4 10 (12.99%) Citrix
4 10 (12.99%) Google
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) HP
7 4 (5.19%) Avaya
7 4 (5.19%) Symantec
8 3 (3.90%) Dell
8 3 (3.90%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.90%) Meraki
8 3 (3.90%) NetApp
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle
8 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.90%) Veeam
9 2 (2.60%) IBM
9 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds