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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 68 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.54% 1.60% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 13.41% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £170 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -4.23%
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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
110 82 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.90% 11.95% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 54
Average daily rate £389 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.09% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -61.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (57.14%) DHCP
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
7 4 (28.57%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) Android
7 4 (28.57%) iPhone
7 4 (28.57%) IronPort
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (28.57%) iPad
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
8 3 (21.43%) RightFax
8 3 (21.43%) XenApp
8 3 (21.43%) Intel
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) Wireless

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 2 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (7.14%) SSH
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) SMTP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTP
5 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Support
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 4 (28.57%) iPhone
2 4 (28.57%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Android
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (14.29%) Mac OS
7 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 2 (14.29%) Change Management
1 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) XenServer
5 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) IronPort
4 3 (21.43%) RightFax
4 3 (21.43%) Intel
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Apple
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Lotus
5 2 (14.29%) Meru Networks
5 2 (14.29%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.14%) Becrypt
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) CA
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint