The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.13% 1.11% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.86% 7.50% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.33% 14.76% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 15
Average daily rate £375 £275 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (57.14%) DHCP
3 12 (57.14%) VPN
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
5 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
5 10 (47.62%) McAfee
5 10 (47.62%) Office 365
5 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Intune
6 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (42.86%) XenApp
6 9 (42.86%) Citrix
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (38.10%) SAN
7 8 (38.10%) Internet
7 8 (38.10%) IIS
7 8 (38.10%) ITIL
7 8 (38.10%) MCSE
7 8 (38.10%) Data Protection
7 8 (38.10%) MCTS
7 8 (38.10%) MCITP
7 8 (38.10%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (38.10%) SCDPM
8 7 (33.33%) Mentoring

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (38.10%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (47.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) DHCP
1 12 (57.14%) VPN
2 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
3 8 (38.10%) SAN
3 8 (38.10%) Internet
4 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) WLAN
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
5 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Server Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Wintel Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
1 8 (38.10%) Data Protection
2 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
2 3 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (38.10%) MCSE
1 8 (38.10%) MCTS
1 8 (38.10%) MCITP
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) XenApp
3 7 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Windows Intune
2 8 (38.10%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (38.10%) SCDPM
3 5 (23.81%) SCCM
4 4 (19.05%) SCOM
5 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) McAfee
4 9 (42.86%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat