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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 44 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.66% 0.86% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% 7.41% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +8.25%
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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
43 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.88% 11.59% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 18
Average daily rate £350 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +5.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

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 24 November 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
1 12 (75.00%) Internet
1 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (62.50%) Office 365
2 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (62.50%) DHCP
2 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (62.50%) VPN
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Intune
3 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
4 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 8 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (50.00%) SCDPM
4 8 (50.00%) MCTS
4 8 (50.00%) MCITP
4 8 (50.00%) McAfee
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (50.00%) SAN
4 8 (50.00%) MCSE
4 8 (50.00%) IIS
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) GIS
5 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) LLU

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Internet
2 10 (62.50%) DHCP
2 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (62.50%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (25.00%) LLU
4 4 (25.00%) ADSL
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Server Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (18.75%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
1 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
1 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) VBScript
2 3 (18.75%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) MCSE
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (50.00%) MCTS
1 8 (50.00%) MCITP
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Windows Intune
2 8 (50.00%) SCDPM
2 8 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) McAfee
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco