The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.79% 2.58% 4.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 28.57% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £13.79 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -
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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 Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 21 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.45% 9.01% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 18
Average daily rate £340 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £363 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £14.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% +9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £42.50 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

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

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 1 (11.11%) Subversion
6 1 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Social Gaming
6 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Multicast
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) SSL
6 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) PBX
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 1 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (11.11%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior C Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (11.11%) Social Gaming
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Web Development
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
2 1 (11.11%) Samba
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Perforce
3 1 (11.11%) VMware