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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 47 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.12% 3.80% 5.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.24% 14.94% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
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
58 87 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.29% 25.44% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 49
Average daily rate £450 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £269 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £28.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.50% -32.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 4 £450 +50.00%
Cheltenham -15 4 £590 +38.82% 4
Cirencester - - - -
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) UNIX
4 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
5 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
6 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (50.00%) DHCP
7 8 (44.44%) LAN
7 8 (44.44%) WAN
7 8 (44.44%) Cisco
8 5 (27.78%) Service Management
8 5 (27.78%) Migration
8 5 (27.78%) Replication
8 5 (27.78%) NetApp
8 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
8 5 (27.78%) Java EE
8 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
8 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (27.78%) Eucalyptus
8 5 (27.78%) OpenStack
9 4 (22.22%) SIEM
9 4 (22.22%) vSphere
9 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (27.78%) Eucalyptus
1 5 (27.78%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DHCP
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.56%) Multicast
6 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (5.56%) FTP
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) IPv4
6 1 (5.56%) IPv6
6 1 (5.56%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) BGP
6 1 (5.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Technical Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Java EE
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Service Management
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
1 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
2 4 (22.22%) SIEM
2 4 (22.22%) SOA
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
4 4 (22.22%) vSphere
5 2 (11.11%) Firmware
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.56%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) NetApp
4 4 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (11.11%) Infoblox
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas
6 1 (5.56%) Acronis
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos