The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.95% 1.81% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.91% 15.00% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £365 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.26% 12.05% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 18
Average daily rate £365 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
South Wales

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

DNS
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

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
1 6 (46.15%) VPN
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) HP
1 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) NFS
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) RHCE
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 4 (30.77%) SMTP
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) Solaris
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Apache
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
1 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 4 (30.77%) SMTP
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) WLAN
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) MPLS
5 2 (15.38%) OSPF
5 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
5 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX Support
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Solaris
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Release Management
2 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) ITSM
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Perl
1 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (30.77%) RHCE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) NFS
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) MOM
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) HP
1 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) BT
4 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) Dell