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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 9 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 14.93% 0.89% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 68.97% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 0
Average daily rate
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£423 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
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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
29 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 21.64% 7.14% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 3
Average daily rate £400 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +22.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Linux
3 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (54.17%) DHCP
5 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) UNIX
6 9 (37.50%) McAfee
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 7 (29.17%) vSphere
8 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) LAN
8 7 (29.17%) WAN
8 7 (29.17%) HP
8 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
8 7 (29.17%) VMware
9 6 (25.00%) Firewall
9 6 (25.00%) VLAN
9 6 (25.00%) Network Security
9 6 (25.00%) CCNA
9 6 (25.00%) CA
9 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (25.00%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (25.00%) VPN
10 5 (20.83%) SSL
10 5 (20.83%) MySQL
10 5 (20.83%) SOA
10 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
10 5 (20.83%) Nmap

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 13 (54.17%) DHCP
3 7 (29.17%) LAN
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (25.00%) Firewall
4 6 (25.00%) VLAN
4 6 (25.00%) Network Security
5 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
5 5 (20.83%) SSL
6 4 (16.67%) IPsec
6 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.17%) MPLS
7 1 (4.17%) BGP
7 1 (4.17%) DSL
7 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.17%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Security Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) UNIX
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) SOA
2 5 (20.83%) SIEM
2 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
2 5 (20.83%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (16.67%) Kernel Tuning
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) CCNA
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) MCTS
5 3 (12.50%) MCITP
5 3 (12.50%) CISSP
6 1 (4.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (29.17%) vSphere
3 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (20.83%) VirtualBox
4 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) Firmware
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 5 (20.83%) Nmap
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) McAfee
2 7 (29.17%) HP
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) CA
4 5 (20.83%) TOWER Software
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Infoblox
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat