The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 65 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.63% 0.55% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 4.41% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£320 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +123.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.87% -
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 68 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.76% 12.43% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 45
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +57.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
DNS
South West

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 31 July 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) Meru Networks

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Server Support
4 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Meru Networks
5 1 (12.50%) IronPort
5 1 (12.50%) Becrypt
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) CA