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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 40 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.87% 4.12% 6.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.26% 17.65% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 16
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £296 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £448 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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
46 85 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.15% 23.35% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 55 44
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £307 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 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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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
Gloucester -1 5 £475 +26.66%
Cheltenham -6 5 £590 +38.82% 1
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) Linux
3 13 (68.42%) UNIX
4 12 (63.16%) DV Cleared
5 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
6 8 (42.11%) VMware
7 7 (36.84%) McAfee
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco
7 7 (36.84%) SOA
7 7 (36.84%) MySQL
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 7 (36.84%) SIEM
8 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (26.32%) Private Cloud
9 5 (26.32%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) DHCP
9 5 (26.32%) CISSP
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (21.05%) Service Management
10 4 (21.05%) Finance
10 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 4 (21.05%) Replication
10 4 (21.05%) NetApp
10 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
10 4 (21.05%) Public Cloud
10 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 4 (21.05%) Eucalyptus
1 4 (21.05%) OpenStack
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
1 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Multicast
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) VRRP
4 1 (5.26%) OSPF
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) IPv4
4 1 (5.26%) IPv6
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) MySQL
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Security Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Private Cloud
2 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 4 (21.05%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) SOA
1 7 (36.84%) SIEM
2 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) DV Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) CISSP
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) vSphere
5 2 (10.53%) Firmware
6 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) McAfee
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) NetApp
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.26%) Acronis
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix