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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 87 56 75
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs citing DNS 37 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.69% 2.88% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.20% 15.63% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 11
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £438 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.90 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £31.50 £17.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
451 320 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 20.65% 18.41% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 167 141
Average daily rate £347 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 50
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £15.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 2014. 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
Hook -16 7 £420 +71.55% 1
Basingstoke -2 5 - - 1
Southampton -6 5 £438 +150.00% 3
Portsmouth -4 4 £260 -35.00% 1
Havant -6 2 - - 1
Farnborough -7 1 £355 - 2
Winchester - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 65 (82.28%) Windows
2 53 (67.09%) Active Directory
3 48 (60.76%) Security Cleared
4 47 (59.49%) DHCP
5 46 (58.23%) Microsoft
6 43 (54.43%) VMware
7 39 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (39.24%) SC Cleared
9 29 (36.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (31.65%) vSphere
11 24 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (29.11%) TCP/IP
13 21 (26.58%) MS Exchange
13 21 (26.58%) Linux
13 21 (26.58%) ITIL
14 20 (25.32%) HP
15 19 (24.05%) Firewall
16 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
17 15 (18.99%) DV Cleared
17 15 (18.99%) IIS
18 14 (17.72%) Replication
19 12 (15.19%) SAN
19 12 (15.19%) Oracle
19 12 (15.19%) LDAP
19 12 (15.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 11 (13.92%) VMware ESX
20 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
20 11 (13.92%) Red Hat
21 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
21 10 (12.66%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 21 (26.58%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.99%) IIS
3 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
7 4 (5.06%) JBoss
7 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
8 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.80%) Lync
9 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
3 3 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.27%) MS Project
4 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (59.49%) DHCP
2 23 (29.11%) TCP/IP
3 19 (24.05%) Firewall
4 12 (15.19%) SAN
4 12 (15.19%) LDAP
5 9 (11.39%) LAN
6 8 (10.13%) WAN
6 8 (10.13%) VLAN
7 7 (8.86%) Kerberos
7 7 (8.86%) SSL
8 5 (6.33%) FTP
9 4 (5.06%) HTTP
9 4 (5.06%) HTTPS
9 4 (5.06%) Internet
9 4 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.06%) NAS
10 3 (3.80%) Wireshark
10 3 (3.80%) DMZ
11 2 (2.53%) WLAN
11 2 (2.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (5.06%) SQLPlus
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Military
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (10.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Build Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.80%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) IT Support
8 2 (2.53%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.53%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) VMware Specialist
8 2 (2.53%) Security Operations Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) HTML
1 5 (6.33%) XML
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.80%) JSP
4 1 (1.27%) .NET
4 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Replication
2 8 (10.13%) Clustering
2 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.86%) PKI
4 6 (7.59%) Blackberry
5 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (5.06%) HACMP
7 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.27%) Life Science
9 1 (1.27%) User Experience
9 1 (1.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 65 (82.28%) Windows
2 39 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (36.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (26.58%) Linux
5 12 (15.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (12.66%) Windows XP
6 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.86%) Windows 2000
7 7 (8.86%) Solaris
7 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.59%) UNIX
9 5 (6.33%) AIX
9 5 (6.33%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (3.80%) VMS
11 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.27%) CentOS
12 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) ITIL
2 9 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (10.13%) Coaching
3 8 (10.13%) Project Management
3 8 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (7.59%) Migration
6 5 (6.33%) Document Management
6 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.33%) Change Control
7 4 (5.06%) SIEM
7 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.06%) Time Management
8 3 (3.80%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (3.80%) QMS
8 3 (3.80%) MOF
8 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.59%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.33%) C
5 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.80%) PHP
6 3 (3.80%) AWK
6 3 (3.80%) sed
6 3 (3.80%) Korn
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby
7 2 (2.53%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (60.76%) Security Cleared
2 31 (39.24%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.99%) DV Cleared
4 11 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.13%) MCSE
6 6 (7.59%) Degree
7 3 (3.80%) MCITP
7 3 (3.80%) CCNA
7 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.27%) MCSA
8 1 (1.27%) GIAC
8 1 (1.27%) CEH
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) BS7799
2 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 53 (67.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (31.65%) vSphere
3 24 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (13.92%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.33%) vCloud
7 4 (5.06%) OCFS2
7 4 (5.06%) Snort
7 4 (5.06%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 9 (11.39%) NetBackup
2 6 (7.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.33%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.33%) WSUS
4 4 (5.06%) SCOM
4 4 (5.06%) Nagios
5 3 (3.80%) OpenView
5 3 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.80%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.53%) Puppet
6 2 (2.53%) SCCM
6 2 (2.53%) MIIS
7 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.27%) Icinga
Vendors
1 46 (58.23%) Microsoft
2 43 (54.43%) VMware
3 20 (25.32%) HP
4 12 (15.19%) Oracle
5 11 (13.92%) Red Hat
6 9 (11.39%) Symantec
7 8 (10.13%) NetApp
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco
7 8 (10.13%) Sun
8 7 (8.86%) Sophos
9 6 (7.59%) Dell
9 6 (7.59%) Citrix
10 5 (6.33%) EMC
10 5 (6.33%) IBM
10 5 (6.33%) Veritas
10 5 (6.33%) Altiris
10 5 (6.33%) Acronis
11 4 (5.06%) Sourcefire
11 4 (5.06%) Juniper
12 3 (3.80%) Alias
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