The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Croydon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 21 8 23
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.77% 9.23% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 35.29% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £363 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 33.96% 26.15% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 13
Average daily rate £430 £380 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014, 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 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) VoIP
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) WF
3 3 (37.50%) LINQ
3 3 (37.50%) OOD
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (25.00%) VPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) IPsec
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Lead .NET Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Lead Developer
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) WinForms
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
1 3 (37.50%) WF
1 3 (37.50%) LINQ
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
1 3 (37.50%) OOD
1 3 (37.50%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) C#
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (25.00%) UAG
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (25.00%) Stonesoft
4 2 (25.00%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (12.50%) Perforce
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) EMC