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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.17% 3.48% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 16.67% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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
81 60 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.85% 20.91% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 31
Average daily rate £375 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £162 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £44.25 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.25% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
Cheltenham - 2 - - 2
Gloucester -9 1 £450 +50.00% 1
Cirencester - - - -
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 11 (61.11%) WAN
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (50.00%) DHCP
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco
6 8 (44.44%) Linux
7 7 (38.89%) UNIX
7 7 (38.89%) Migration
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (33.33%) NetApp
9 5 (27.78%) Service Management
9 5 (27.78%) Replication
9 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
9 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
9 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
9 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (27.78%) Java EE
9 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
9 5 (27.78%) Eucalyptus
9 5 (27.78%) OpenStack
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (27.78%) Eucalyptus
1 5 (27.78%) OpenStack
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) LAN
1 11 (61.11%) WAN
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (50.00%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) IPv4
4 1 (5.56%) IPv6
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
4 1 (5.56%) SNMP
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) LDAP
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) OSPF
4 1 (5.56%) BGP
4 1 (5.56%) VRRP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Security Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Java EE
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) HPUX
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 2 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
2 1 (5.56%) Korn
2 1 (5.56%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (5.56%) NFS
5 1 (5.56%) Firmware
5 1 (5.56%) Squid
5 1 (5.56%) qmail
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) NetApp
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) Infoblox