The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 19 29 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.26% 1.31% 4.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 7.14% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
DNS
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.79% 18.30% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate £315 £495 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £334 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Dell
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) IPv6
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planner
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Java EE
1 1 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bourne shell
1 1 (10.00%) Korn
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Draytek
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard