Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 121 94
Rank change year-on-year +21 -27 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 79 76 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.92% 1.54% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.36% 11.66% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 56 53
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% -
10th Percentile £215 £219 £204
90th Percentile £550 £544 £618
England median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.57% +101.27% +41.96%
10th Percentile £10.00 £33.50 £13.66
90th Percentile £12.00 £36.50 £24.10
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +21.62% -19.57% -17.86%

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 483 652 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.72% 13.18% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 435 341
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £192 £256 £213
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 38
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +26.76% +2.53%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.80 £10.53
90th Percentile £39.89 £40.10 £30.89
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +53 65 £400 -11.11% 35
South Yorkshire -18 7 £360 -12.73% 5
North Yorkshire -8 5 £235 -31.39% 7
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 56 (70.89%) Windows
2 50 (63.29%) Active Directory
3 45 (56.96%) Microsoft
4 39 (49.37%) DHCP
5 33 (41.77%) VMware
5 33 (41.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (39.24%) Windows Server
7 29 (36.71%) Office 365
8 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (26.58%) TCP/IP
9 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (26.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (25.32%) Data Centre
11 19 (24.05%) FTP
12 18 (22.78%) ITIL
12 18 (22.78%) DevOps
13 17 (21.52%) Linux
13 17 (21.52%) Firewall
14 15 (18.99%) SQL
14 15 (18.99%) HTTP
14 15 (18.99%) MS Exchange
14 15 (18.99%) LAN
14 15 (18.99%) SSL
15 14 (17.72%) SAN
16 13 (16.46%) Change Management
16 13 (16.46%) WAN
16 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
17 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
17 12 (15.19%) Windows 7

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 15 (18.99%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.86%) IIS
4 5 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.53%) Apache
6 2 (2.53%) Jetty
6 2 (2.53%) Mongrel
6 2 (2.53%) nginx
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (36.71%) Office 365
2 22 (27.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.53%) Google App Engine
5 2 (2.53%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.27%) Apigee
6 1 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.27%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (49.37%) DHCP
2 21 (26.58%) TCP/IP
3 19 (24.05%) FTP
4 17 (21.52%) Firewall
5 15 (18.99%) HTTP
5 15 (18.99%) LAN
5 15 (18.99%) SSL
6 14 (17.72%) SAN
7 13 (16.46%) WAN
8 12 (15.19%) VPN
9 10 (12.66%) IPsec
10 8 (10.13%) SMTP
11 7 (8.86%) NAS
12 6 (7.59%) VLAN
13 5 (6.33%) Skype
14 4 (5.06%) DMZ
14 4 (5.06%) MPLS
14 4 (5.06%) SSH
15 3 (3.80%) VoIP
15 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.86%) MySQL
3 7 (8.86%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
1 8 (10.13%) Travis CI
2 2 (2.53%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.27%) Hudson
3 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Retail
3 6 (7.59%) Advertising
4 3 (3.80%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (8.86%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) LDAP
2 3 (3.80%) X-Windows
3 2 (2.53%) .NET
3 2 (2.53%) J2EE
3 2 (2.53%) Servlets
4 1 (1.27%) EDI
4 1 (1.27%) RESTful
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) Symfony
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Data Centre
2 12 (15.19%) Clustering
3 4 (5.06%) Handset
4 2 (2.53%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.53%) IVR
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 56 (70.89%) Windows
2 33 (41.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (39.24%) Windows Server
4 21 (26.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (21.52%) Linux
6 12 (15.19%) Windows 7
7 11 (13.92%) Windows 10
8 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (7.59%) Unix
10 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.33%) Solaris
11 4 (5.06%) AIX
11 4 (5.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000
11 4 (5.06%) Windows NT
12 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (22.78%) DevOps
2 18 (22.78%) ITIL
3 13 (16.46%) Change Management
4 10 (12.66%) Configuration Management
5 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (11.39%) Microservices
5 9 (11.39%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (10.13%) Load Balancing
6 8 (10.13%) Open Source
7 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.86%) Preventative Maintenance
7 7 (8.86%) Thought Leadership
8 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.59%) Migration
8 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.59%) Target Operating Model
8 6 (7.59%) Task Automation
9 5 (6.33%) OOP
9 5 (6.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) SQL
2 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.66%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) VBScript
5 2 (2.53%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) PHP
6 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) MCSE
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.33%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.80%) CCNA
5 3 (3.80%) CCNP
5 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) CCSP
6 2 (2.53%) CCVP
6 2 (2.53%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.27%) CCA
7 1 (1.27%) CCAA
7 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (1.27%) MCSA
7 1 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.27%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 5 (6.33%) QA
3 3 (3.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.27%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (63.29%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (10.13%) vSphere
4 6 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.06%) Docker
6 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.80%) XenApp
7 2 (2.53%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.53%) KVM
7 2 (2.53%) Xen
8 1 (1.27%) Postfix
8 1 (1.27%) vCloud
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) Puppet
2 8 (10.13%) Nagios
2 8 (10.13%) SCCM
3 6 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.06%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.06%) SCOM
5 3 (3.80%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.53%) Ansible
6 2 (2.53%) WSUS
7 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 45 (56.96%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.77%) VMware
3 11 (13.92%) Cisco
4 10 (12.66%) HP
5 7 (8.86%) NetApp
6 5 (6.33%) 3PAR
6 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.06%) BMC
7 4 (5.06%) Citrix
7 4 (5.06%) Google
8 3 (3.80%) Avaya
8 3 (3.80%) Dell
8 3 (3.80%) Sophos
9 2 (2.53%) ConnectWise
9 2 (2.53%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle
9 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.53%) Sonus
9 2 (2.53%) Veeam
9 2 (2.53%) Verint