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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 30 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.79% 2.30% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 26.92% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£150 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £418 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+53.12% -5.88%
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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 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.36% 8.52% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 11
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) ADSL
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) LLU
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) SCCM
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) IIS
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) GIS
5 2 (18.18%) System Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) ADSL
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) LLU
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) OS/400
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) VCP5
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) MCTS
3 1 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Intune
2 1 (9.09%) SCDPM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) IBM