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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 52 66 40
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.96% 0.36% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.48% 3.23% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
Average daily rate
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£280 £113 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+148.88% -60.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £113 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £113 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
DNS
South West

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
92 93 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.62% 11.16% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 45 26
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 5
Average hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
3 13 (46.43%) MySQL
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 12 (42.86%) DHCP
4 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 11 (39.29%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
6 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (35.71%) VPN
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco
8 8 (28.57%) Citrix
8 8 (28.57%) IIS
8 8 (28.57%) UNIX
8 8 (28.57%) Apache
8 8 (28.57%) XenApp
8 8 (28.57%) Wyse
9 7 (25.00%) Puppet
9 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (25.00%) Python
9 7 (25.00%) Oracle
9 7 (25.00%) SQL
9 7 (25.00%) .NET
9 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
10 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (21.43%) CentOS
10 6 (21.43%) Subversion

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (28.57%) IIS
1 8 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.86%) Lync
4 3 (10.71%) JBoss
4 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
4 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
5 1 (3.57%) WordPress
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) DHCP
3 10 (35.71%) VPN
4 5 (17.86%) IPsec
4 5 (17.86%) WAN
5 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) Wireless
7 2 (7.14%) LAN
7 2 (7.14%) VoIP
8 1 (3.57%) VLAN
8 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.57%) SSH
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.57%) HTTP
8 1 (3.57%) MPLS
8 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Subversion
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) Administrator
4 5 (17.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (17.86%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
7 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) Django
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Linux
3 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) UNIX
5 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (21.43%) CentOS
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 2 (7.14%) Solaris
9 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Email Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Demand Management
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Python
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) CCNP
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (28.57%) XenApp
4 6 (21.43%) vSphere
5 3 (10.71%) BitLocker
5 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
5 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.71%) ISA Server
6 2 (7.14%) Xen
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
3 3 (10.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.57%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco
4 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 8 (28.57%) Wyse
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle
5 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.71%) AppSense
7 3 (10.71%) Ektron
7 3 (10.71%) BEA
7 3 (10.71%) CA
7 3 (10.71%) Symantec
8 2 (7.14%) HP
8 2 (7.14%) Sun
9 1 (3.57%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (3.57%) LogLogic
9 1 (3.57%) Juniper
9 1 (3.57%) McAfee