The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 63 65 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.03% 0.26% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.96% 2.94% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£380 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.90% 8.84% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 32 36
Average daily rate £385 £289 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +46.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -55.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) DHCP
4 9 (60.00%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (46.67%) Linux
7 6 (40.00%) Firewall
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) vSphere
8 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (33.33%) XenApp
8 5 (33.33%) IPsec
8 5 (33.33%) Wyse
8 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 5 (33.33%) UNIX
8 5 (33.33%) Apache
8 5 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) SQL
8 5 (33.33%) .NET
8 5 (33.33%) MySQL
8 5 (33.33%) Oracle
8 5 (33.33%) IIS
8 5 (33.33%) Citrix
9 4 (26.67%) Migration

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Apache
2 5 (33.33%) IIS
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (13.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) DHCP
2 9 (60.00%) VPN
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) IPsec
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) SMTP
6 1 (6.67%) HTTP
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) iPad
2 3 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (33.33%) UNIX
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (26.67%) Email Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 5 (33.33%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
1 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Wyse
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) RightFax
4 3 (20.00%) IronPort
4 3 (20.00%) Intel
5 2 (13.33%) Lotus
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (6.67%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (6.67%) HP