The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 85 69 85
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 38 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.69% 2.22% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 11.34% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £424 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
DNS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
402 397 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.91% 19.58% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 213 190
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
Fareham - 7 £450 - 1
Southampton -10 6 £475 +72.72% 1
Farnborough - 6 £240 - 1
Basingstoke +6 3 £550 +83.33% 2
Havant -5 3 £590 +43.03% 2
Hook -8 2 £500 +58.73%
Winchester -10 1 - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 41 (62.12%) Windows
2 35 (53.03%) DHCP
3 33 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 28 (42.42%) VMware
7 25 (37.88%) TCP/IP
8 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
9 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (28.79%) ITIL
11 18 (27.27%) Firewall
12 17 (25.76%) NetApp
12 17 (25.76%) vSphere
13 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (24.24%) Linux
13 16 (24.24%) Cisco
14 14 (21.21%) SSL
15 13 (19.70%) MS Office
16 12 (18.18%) Oracle
16 12 (18.18%) VPN
16 12 (18.18%) MS Exchange
16 12 (18.18%) Windows 7
17 11 (16.67%) DV Cleared
17 11 (16.67%) HP
18 10 (15.15%) Juniper
18 10 (15.15%) WAN
18 10 (15.15%) LDAP
19 9 (13.64%) Service Management
19 9 (13.64%) MS Excel

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 12 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.09%) IIS
3 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.55%) JBoss
5 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.03%) nginx
7 1 (1.52%) Apache
7 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) MS Office
2 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) IaaS
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.03%) DHCP
2 25 (37.88%) TCP/IP
3 18 (27.27%) Firewall
4 14 (21.21%) SSL
5 12 (18.18%) VPN
6 10 (15.15%) WAN
6 10 (15.15%) LDAP
7 9 (13.64%) LAN
7 9 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (12.12%) FTP
8 8 (12.12%) HTTP
8 8 (12.12%) SMTP
9 7 (10.61%) SAN
10 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
10 5 (7.58%) Kerberos
10 5 (7.58%) VLAN
11 4 (6.06%) SSH
11 4 (6.06%) NAS
12 3 (4.55%) Internet
12 3 (4.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.55%) SQLPlus
3 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.03%) Gerrit
2 2 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.52%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.03%) Military
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.61%) Architect
2 7 (10.61%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Analyst
3 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Systems Manager
3 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (7.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Server Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (6.06%) Applications Support
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Administrator
5 3 (4.55%) Engineering Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Build Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineering Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Requirements Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) XML
2 3 (4.55%) HTML
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
2 3 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.03%) ServiceStack
4 1 (1.52%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) FlexPod
2 7 (10.61%) PKI
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.58%) Replication
5 3 (4.55%) HACMP
5 3 (4.55%) CESG
6 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.03%) Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Frameworx
7 1 (1.52%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 41 (62.12%) Windows
2 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (24.24%) Linux
4 12 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (12.12%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.58%) Solaris
7 5 (7.58%) CentOS
7 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (4.55%) UNIX
9 3 (4.55%) AIX
9 3 (4.55%) Debian
10 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
10 2 (3.03%) Android
10 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Service Management
2 9 (13.64%) Network Design
3 7 (10.61%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (9.09%) Change Control
4 6 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (7.58%) Coaching
6 4 (6.06%) Document Management
6 4 (6.06%) Time Management
6 4 (6.06%) Migration
7 3 (4.55%) Change Management
7 3 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (4.55%) SIEM
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.55%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.55%) Requirements Management
7 3 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.09%) Python
3 4 (6.06%) PHP
3 4 (6.06%) C
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) Korn
5 2 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) AWK
6 1 (1.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 33 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.06%) Degree
5 4 (6.06%) CCNA
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.06%) RHCE
5 4 (6.06%) MCSE
6 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.76%) vSphere
4 8 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (10.61%) vCloud
6 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.06%) Postfix
7 4 (6.06%) SpamAssassin
7 4 (6.06%) XenApp
7 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.55%) OCFS2
8 3 (4.55%) qmail
8 3 (4.55%) Snort
9 2 (3.03%) DFS Replication
9 2 (3.03%) Samba
9 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.52%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Nagios
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) SELinux
2 4 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (6.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.55%) OpenView
4 2 (3.03%) WSUS
4 2 (3.03%) Ansible
4 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.52%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.52%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.52%) SCOM
5 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 28 (42.42%) VMware
3 17 (25.76%) NetApp
4 16 (24.24%) Cisco
5 12 (18.18%) Oracle
6 11 (16.67%) HP
7 10 (15.15%) Juniper
8 9 (13.64%) BMC
9 8 (12.12%) CA
9 8 (12.12%) IBM
10 6 (9.09%) Citrix
10 6 (9.09%) Dell
11 5 (7.58%) EMC
11 5 (7.58%) Sun
11 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
11 5 (7.58%) Symantec
12 3 (4.55%) McAfee
12 3 (4.55%) OpenText
12 3 (4.55%) Ventyx
12 3 (4.55%) Sourcefire