The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 18 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 4.04% 0.90% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.09% 3.45% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£293 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.31% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 58 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 26.77% 26.01% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 15
Average daily rate £320 £265 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £138 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £423 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.77% -64.00%
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 Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Guildford region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Guildford region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (33.33%) SCOM
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Lync
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) HND
5 3 (25.00%) ATM
5 3 (25.00%) Sophos
5 3 (25.00%) 2G
5 3 (25.00%) SAN
5 3 (25.00%) Veritas
5 3 (25.00%) 3G
5 3 (25.00%) Cramer
5 3 (25.00%) PKI
5 3 (25.00%) WSUS
5 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
5 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (33.33%) Lync
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DHCP
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) ATM
3 3 (25.00%) 2G
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) 3G
3 3 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (16.67%) NAS
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Software Licensing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) HND
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CCDA
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) WSUS
2 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Sophos
3 3 (25.00%) Veritas
3 3 (25.00%) Cramer
4 2 (16.67%) Huawei
4 2 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix