The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 23 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.85% 7.69% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 21.88% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% -0.58%
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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 26.27% 35.16% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 9
Average daily rate £400 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +32.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 Croydon

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (20.00%) NetScaler

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) DSL
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Account Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Account Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HP AIS
2 1 (20.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCDA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy