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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 43 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.57% 2.70% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 26.32% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +63.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £375 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -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
81 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.93% 10.27% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 27
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (71.43%) J2EE
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) JBoss
2 10 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 10 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 10 (71.43%) Middleware
2 10 (71.43%) Maven
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (71.43%) HTTP
2 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database 12c
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 10 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (71.43%) JVM Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) BT
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (71.43%) JBoss
1 10 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (71.43%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) OSPF
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database 12c
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Maven
1 10 (71.43%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Middleware Architect
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) EAI Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) J2EE
1 10 (71.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
1 10 (71.43%) JVM Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) EAI
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) CCIE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCTS
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) BT