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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 25 38
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.52% 4.42% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 19.70% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate
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£150 £150 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £92.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+362.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -4.23%
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
90 66 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 17.11% 22.45% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 14
Average daily rate £350 £325 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -30.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -48.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 December 2014. 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 - 3 - - 3
Gloucester -10 2 £150 -33.33% 2
Tewkesbury - - - -
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (72.41%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
2 14 (48.28%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (44.83%) DHCP
4 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (34.48%) LAN
5 10 (34.48%) WAN
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco
5 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (27.59%) Migration
6 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 7 (24.14%) NetApp
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (20.69%) Finance
8 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
9 5 (17.24%) UNIX
9 5 (17.24%) Perl
9 5 (17.24%) LDAP
9 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
9 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
9 5 (17.24%) SMTP
9 5 (17.24%) Replication
9 5 (17.24%) Squid
9 5 (17.24%) Network Load Balancing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.79%) OpenStack
3 4 (13.79%) Eucalyptus
3 4 (13.79%) IIS
4 3 (10.34%) Apache
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
2 13 (44.83%) DHCP
3 10 (34.48%) LAN
3 10 (34.48%) WAN
4 5 (17.24%) LDAP
4 5 (17.24%) SMTP
5 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (10.34%) SNMP
6 3 (10.34%) Internet
7 2 (6.90%) SSL
7 2 (6.90%) Firewall
7 2 (6.90%) HTTP
8 1 (3.45%) FTP
8 1 (3.45%) IPv4
8 1 (3.45%) IPv6
8 1 (3.45%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) OSPF
8 1 (3.45%) BGP
8 1 (3.45%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Server Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Security Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) SharePoint Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Java EE
2 3 (10.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) UNIX
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (10.34%) CentOS
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.45%) HPUX
8 1 (3.45%) Solaris
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Change Control
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps
7 1 (3.45%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) Korn
5 1 (3.45%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) RHCSA
4 2 (6.90%) CCENT
4 2 (6.90%) LPIC
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
1 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.24%) Squid
2 5 (17.24%) qmail
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) NFS
5 2 (6.90%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) VMware
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) NetApp
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.90%) F5
6 2 (6.90%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.45%) Capita
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam