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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 94 45 78
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +33
Contract jobs citing DNS 24 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.20% 3.12% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 14.84% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £360 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £20.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £45.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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
404 364 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 20.22% 21.05% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 178 132
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 45
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £55.00 £45.00
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 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 28 January 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
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 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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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 -11 5 £425 +82.79%
Portsmouth - 3 £260 - 1
Basingstoke -3 2 - - 1
Southampton -18 2 £475 +72.72%
Farnborough -6 1 - - 1
Havant -7 1 - - 1
Petersfield - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
Andover - - - -
Winchester - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 53 (79.10%) Windows
2 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
3 44 (65.67%) Security Cleared
4 39 (58.21%) DHCP
5 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
6 34 (50.75%) VMware
7 32 (47.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (46.27%) SC Cleared
9 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (29.85%) TCP/IP
12 18 (26.87%) Linux
13 17 (25.37%) HP
13 17 (25.37%) vSphere
14 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
14 16 (23.88%) Firewall
15 14 (20.90%) ITIL
16 13 (19.40%) DV Cleared
16 13 (19.40%) IIS
17 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
17 12 (17.91%) Replication
18 11 (16.42%) LDAP
19 10 (14.93%) LAN
19 10 (14.93%) WAN
19 10 (14.93%) Oracle
20 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
20 9 (13.43%) SQL
20 9 (13.43%) Windows XP
20 9 (13.43%) SSL
20 9 (13.43%) VMware ESX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.40%) IIS
3 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
5 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.48%) JBoss
6 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.49%) Apache
8 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
3 3 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.49%) MS Project
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (58.21%) DHCP
2 20 (29.85%) TCP/IP
3 16 (23.88%) Firewall
4 11 (16.42%) LDAP
5 10 (14.93%) LAN
5 10 (14.93%) WAN
6 9 (13.43%) SSL
6 9 (13.43%) SAN
7 7 (10.45%) VLAN
8 5 (7.46%) FTP
8 5 (7.46%) Kerberos
8 5 (7.46%) NAS
9 4 (5.97%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.97%) HTTP
9 4 (5.97%) HTTPS
10 3 (4.48%) VPN
10 3 (4.48%) SMTP
10 3 (4.48%) Internet
10 3 (4.48%) DMZ
10 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.48%) SQLPlus
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.49%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Military
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Analyst
2 7 (10.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Build Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) IT Support
7 2 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Security Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Leader
7 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (2.99%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) XML
1 5 (7.46%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) JSP
2 3 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.49%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Replication
2 7 (10.45%) Clustering
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (7.46%) PKI
4 3 (4.48%) HACMP
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) CESG
6 1 (1.49%) Life Science
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (79.10%) Windows
2 32 (47.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (35.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (26.87%) Linux
5 9 (13.43%) Windows XP
5 9 (13.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (10.45%) UNIX
7 7 (10.45%) Solaris
7 7 (10.45%) Windows 7
8 6 (8.96%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.97%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (5.97%) AIX
10 3 (4.48%) VMS
11 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.49%) CentOS
12 1 (1.49%) Android
12 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) ITIL
2 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (10.45%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
4 5 (7.46%) Project Management
4 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.46%) Change Control
4 5 (7.46%) Coaching
5 4 (5.97%) Document Management
5 4 (5.97%) Capacity Management
5 4 (5.97%) SIEM
5 4 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.97%) Migration
6 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.48%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.48%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.48%) Time Management
6 3 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.99%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.97%) C
4 4 (5.97%) PHP
5 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.48%) sed
5 3 (4.48%) AWK
5 3 (4.48%) Korn
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
6 2 (2.99%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) VBScript
7 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (65.67%) Security Cleared
2 31 (46.27%) SC Cleared
3 13 (19.40%) DV Cleared
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.46%) MCSE
6 3 (4.48%) CCNA
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.37%) vSphere
4 9 (13.43%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.97%) Snort
5 4 (5.97%) vCloud
5 4 (5.97%) DFS Replication
5 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.48%) OCFS2
7 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.49%) Samba
7 1 (1.49%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (8.96%) NetBackup
2 6 (8.96%) Nagios
2 6 (8.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (7.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.97%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.48%) OpenView
5 3 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.99%) SCCM
6 2 (2.99%) WSUS
6 2 (2.99%) MIIS
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.49%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (1.49%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.49%) Puppet
7 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (50.75%) VMware
3 17 (25.37%) HP
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle
5 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
5 9 (13.43%) NetApp
6 8 (11.94%) Cisco
7 7 (10.45%) Sun
8 6 (8.96%) Symantec
8 6 (8.96%) Sophos
8 6 (8.96%) Dell
9 5 (7.46%) EMC
9 5 (7.46%) Citrix
10 4 (5.97%) Altiris
10 4 (5.97%) Sourcefire
10 4 (5.97%) Acronis
10 4 (5.97%) McAfee
10 4 (5.97%) Veritas
10 4 (5.97%) IBM
11 3 (4.48%) Juniper