The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.85% 1.28% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 8.57% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £175 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
DNS
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Communications & Networking Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 31.06% 14.96% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 10 29
Average daily rate £390 £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Basingstoke region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Change Control
3 4 (50.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) IBM AIX Certification
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) NFS
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) AIX
5 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 2 (25.00%) Apache

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) LTE
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) MVNO
5 1 (12.50%) TETRA
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) AIX Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Chief Architect
2 1 (12.50%) IP Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (25.00%) HACMP
2 2 (25.00%) LPAR
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) CESG
3 1 (12.50%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Mac OS X
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Control
1 4 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) IBM AIX Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) GPFS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) NFS
2 2 (25.00%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) Altiris
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (12.50%) VMware