The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 16 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 Cheltenham 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 15 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 2 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.03% 2.78% 11.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.58% 50.00% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 37
Average daily rate £425 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 4 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 26.72% 5.56% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 74
Average daily rate £365 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
Gloucestershire

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
3 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) AppSense
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) 3Com
4 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) SSH
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) SSH
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
1 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
2 2 (28.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) AppSense
4 2 (28.57%) 3Com
4 2 (28.57%) Acronis
4 2 (28.57%) Sun
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 2 (28.57%) StorageTek
4 2 (28.57%) Veritas
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco