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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 82 68 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 39 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.85% 2.37% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.57% 10.94% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 19
Average daily rate
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£415 £325 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -12.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £238 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £427 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -27.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.49%
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
369 448 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.52% 21.66% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 247 159
Average daily rate £388 £335 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% -9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 62
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Havant +3 8 £476 - 1
Basingstoke +3 5 £419 +28.84% 2
Farnborough - 5 £374 - 4
Hook -9 3 £386 +44.80%
Southampton -5 2 £300 -22.58% 2
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (52.56%) Windows
2 39 (50.00%) DHCP
3 34 (43.59%) Security Cleared
4 33 (42.31%) Firewall
5 28 (35.90%) TCP/IP
6 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 23 (29.49%) Cisco
7 23 (29.49%) SC Cleared
8 21 (26.92%) SSL
8 21 (26.92%) ITIL
9 20 (25.64%) MS Exchange
9 20 (25.64%) MS Office
9 20 (25.64%) VMware
10 19 (24.36%) Linux
10 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
10 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (23.08%) Windows 7
12 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
13 16 (20.51%) Citrix
13 16 (20.51%) VPN
13 16 (20.51%) LAN
13 16 (20.51%) vSphere
14 14 (17.95%) Symantec
14 14 (17.95%) WAN
14 14 (17.95%) Oracle
15 13 (16.67%) XenApp
15 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (16.67%) DV Cleared
16 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
16 12 (15.38%) Cisco ASA

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 20 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (10.26%) IIS
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.13%) nginx
6 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.56%) Apache
7 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Office
2 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) SaaS
2 6 (7.69%) IaaS
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (50.00%) DHCP
2 33 (42.31%) Firewall
3 28 (35.90%) TCP/IP
4 21 (26.92%) SSL
5 16 (20.51%) VPN
5 16 (20.51%) LAN
6 14 (17.95%) WAN
7 12 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (14.10%) SMTP
8 11 (14.10%) FTP
8 11 (14.10%) IPsec
9 10 (12.82%) BGP
10 9 (11.54%) HTTP
10 9 (11.54%) Ethernet
10 9 (11.54%) LDAP
11 8 (10.26%) ADSL
11 8 (10.26%) SNMP
11 8 (10.26%) EIGRP
11 8 (10.26%) ICMP
11 8 (10.26%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Gerrit
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) StarTeam
3 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.28%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.28%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.28%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.28%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.28%) NuGet
4 1 (1.28%) Artifactory
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Architect
2 12 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Systems Manager
5 5 (6.41%) Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) Build Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Systems Engineering Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Engineering Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) ServiceStack
3 1 (1.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.28%) XML
3 1 (1.28%) XSL
3 1 (1.28%) CGI
3 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.28%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.28%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (10.26%) FlexPod
2 8 (10.26%) PKI
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.13%) Clustering
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) CESG
6 2 (2.56%) SecurID
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Life Science
7 1 (1.28%) RMADS
7 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.28%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 41 (52.56%) Windows
2 19 (24.36%) Linux
3 18 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.26%) Windows XP
8 7 (8.97%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (8.97%) CentOS
9 5 (6.41%) UNIX
9 5 (6.41%) Solaris
10 4 (5.13%) Android
11 3 (3.85%) Debian
11 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) Network Design
3 9 (11.54%) Service Management
3 9 (11.54%) Portfolio Management
4 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.41%) DevOps
5 5 (6.41%) Time Management
5 5 (6.41%) Server Building
6 4 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.85%) SIEM
7 3 (3.85%) Change Control
7 3 (3.85%) Requirements Management
7 3 (3.85%) Change Management
7 3 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.85%) Migration
7 3 (3.85%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (2.56%) Validation
8 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.26%) Python
3 5 (6.41%) SQL
4 4 (5.13%) VBScript
5 3 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) C
7 1 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) C++
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (43.59%) Security Cleared
2 23 (29.49%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.97%) RHCE
5 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.13%) MCSE
6 4 (5.13%) CCDE
7 3 (3.85%) VCP4
7 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.56%) CCIE
8 2 (2.56%) CCNP
8 2 (2.56%) CCSE
9 1 (1.28%) MOS
9 1 (1.28%) CCNA
9 1 (1.28%) MCSA
9 1 (1.28%) Degree
9 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
1 3 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
1 19 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (20.51%) vSphere
3 13 (16.67%) XenApp
4 10 (12.82%) XenDesktop
4 10 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (8.97%) vCloud
5 7 (8.97%) Postfix
6 4 (5.13%) SpamAssassin
7 3 (3.85%) qmail
7 3 (3.85%) Snort
8 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.56%) iptables
9 1 (1.28%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.28%) Samba
9 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (8.97%) SELinux
3 6 (7.69%) SCCM
4 5 (6.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (5.13%) Ansible
5 4 (5.13%) Nagios
6 3 (3.85%) vMotion
6 3 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.56%) SCOM
8 1 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.28%) Puppet
8 1 (1.28%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.28%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (1.28%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (1.28%) WSUS
8 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.28%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.49%) Cisco
3 20 (25.64%) VMware
4 16 (20.51%) Citrix
5 14 (17.95%) Symantec
5 14 (17.95%) Oracle
6 10 (12.82%) Juniper
7 9 (11.54%) BMC
7 9 (11.54%) CA
7 9 (11.54%) IBM
7 9 (11.54%) NetApp
7 9 (11.54%) OpenText
7 9 (11.54%) Ventyx
8 5 (6.41%) Sourcefire
9 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.85%) HP
10 3 (3.85%) Brocade
11 2 (2.56%) IronPort
11 2 (2.56%) Foundry
11 2 (2.56%) 3PAR