The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 36 52 29
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.64% 1.37% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.05% 9.21% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate £290 £450 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +200.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
DNS
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
63 76 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.85% 14.87% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 32
Average daily rate £320 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £43.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +118.75%
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 Gloucestershire

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +10 5 £270 - 3
Gloucester +6 1 - -
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) DHCP
3 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) VMware
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco
5 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (42.86%) DV Cleared
6 9 (42.86%) HP
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (33.33%) Linux
9 6 (28.57%) LAN
9 6 (28.57%) WAN
9 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (23.81%) Unix
10 5 (23.81%) Migration
10 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
11 4 (19.05%) Service Management
11 4 (19.05%) ITIL
11 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
11 4 (19.05%) vSphere
11 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
12 3 (14.29%) Java EE
12 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
12 3 (14.29%) Clustering
12 3 (14.29%) Replication

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Eucalyptus
2 3 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) DHCP
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (4.76%) IPv6
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Network Planner
4 1 (4.76%) Network Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Java EE
2 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 3 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
4 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (23.81%) Unix
7 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.76%) HPUX
8 1 (4.76%) Solaris
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Kanban
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.52%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
2 1 (4.76%) Korn
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) CCENT
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) MCTS
5 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (19.05%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) Firmware
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) OpenView
3 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) HP
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) NetApp
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (14.29%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) Draytek
6 2 (9.52%) SonicWALL
6 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) Veeam
6 2 (9.52%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Mitel