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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 25 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.21% 5.22% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 52.73% 25.84% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £216 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -16.25%
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
55 89 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.78% 20.18% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 16
Average daily rate £415 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £26.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £190.00 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
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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 +9 22 £425 +38.77% 1
Gloucester -6 7 £280 -25.33% 2
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 35 (81.40%) Windows
2 29 (67.44%) Security Cleared
3 24 (55.81%) Linux
4 21 (48.84%) DHCP
5 20 (46.51%) TCP/IP
6 17 (39.53%) Active Directory
6 17 (39.53%) DV Cleared
6 17 (39.53%) VMware
7 13 (30.23%) UNIX
7 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (27.91%) Hyper-V
8 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
9 11 (25.58%) McAfee
10 10 (23.26%) Firewall
10 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
10 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (20.93%) vSphere
11 9 (20.93%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (20.93%) VLAN
11 9 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (20.93%) VPN
12 8 (18.60%) SSL
12 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
12 8 (18.60%) HP
12 8 (18.60%) ITIL
12 8 (18.60%) LAN
12 8 (18.60%) WAN
12 8 (18.60%) Nmap
12 8 (18.60%) Wireshark

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
1 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (48.84%) DHCP
2 20 (46.51%) TCP/IP
3 10 (23.26%) Firewall
4 9 (20.93%) VLAN
4 9 (20.93%) VPN
5 8 (18.60%) SSL
5 8 (18.60%) LAN
5 8 (18.60%) WAN
5 8 (18.60%) Wireshark
5 8 (18.60%) Network Security
6 7 (16.28%) IPsec
6 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.33%) MPLS
7 1 (2.33%) BGP
7 1 (2.33%) DSL
7 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
1 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Security Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Security Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.30%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (81.40%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Linux
3 13 (30.23%) UNIX
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
1 8 (18.60%) Cyber Security
1 8 (18.60%) DDoS Mitigation
2 7 (16.28%) SIEM
2 7 (16.28%) SOA
3 6 (13.95%) Security Architecture
4 5 (11.63%) Kernel Tuning
4 5 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.30%) Application Discovery
6 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Change Control
7 1 (2.33%) Service Management
7 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.33%) Migration
7 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (67.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (39.53%) DV Cleared
3 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (18.60%) CCNA
6 5 (11.63%) CISSP
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.98%) MCTS
7 3 (6.98%) MCITP
8 1 (2.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 17 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.91%) Hyper-V
3 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (20.93%) vSphere
4 9 (20.93%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (18.60%) VirtualBox
6 4 (9.30%) Firmware
7 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Nmap
2 6 (13.95%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (6.98%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) VMware
2 11 (25.58%) McAfee
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.60%) HP
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco
5 6 (13.95%) CA
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (11.63%) Citrix
6 5 (11.63%) TOWER Software
6 5 (11.63%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.33%) Acronis
7 1 (2.33%) F5
7 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.33%) Sophos
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.33%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) Veritas
7 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat