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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 33 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.90% 4.92% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 25.00% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £325 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
51 72 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.70% 19.67% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 35
Average daily rate £450 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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
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 May 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 - 10 £438 - 3
Gloucester -2 6 £471 +25.66% 1
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
2 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 18 (69.23%) DV Cleared
4 16 (61.54%) UNIX
5 15 (57.69%) VMware
6 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
7 12 (46.15%) DHCP
8 11 (42.31%) McAfee
9 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
9 10 (38.46%) vSphere
10 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (34.62%) HP
11 8 (30.77%) Cisco
11 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
12 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
12 7 (26.92%) SIEM
12 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
12 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
12 7 (26.92%) MySQL
12 7 (26.92%) SOA
13 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
13 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
13 6 (23.08%) Security Architecture
13 6 (23.08%) Infoblox
13 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (23.08%) Kernel Tuning
13 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (11.54%) Eucalyptus
1 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) DHCP
2 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Security Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Java EE
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Clustering
3 3 (11.54%) Private Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) UNIX
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) SIEM
1 7 (26.92%) SOA
2 6 (23.08%) Security Architecture
2 6 (23.08%) Kernel Tuning
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) Patch Management
4 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.85%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Security Cleared
2 18 (69.23%) DV Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) CISSP
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) MCTS
4 3 (11.54%) MCITP
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) vSphere
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
5 5 (19.23%) Firmware
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
6 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Nmap
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) McAfee
3 9 (34.62%) HP
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (23.08%) Infoblox
7 5 (19.23%) TOWER Software
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 3 (11.54%) NetApp
10 1 (3.85%) Acronis
10 1 (3.85%) Veritas
10 1 (3.85%) Symantec
10 1 (3.85%) Sophos