The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Oxford region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 22 12 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.18% 9.38% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.71% 48.00% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £263 £238 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.26 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.72% 19.53% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 13
Average daily rate £313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £238 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £410 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.09 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.93% -3.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £10.43 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.00 £20.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
Oxfordshire

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) DHCP
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (60.00%) MS Office
4 9 (60.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (26.67%) Dell
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) VMware
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
10 2 (13.33%) Puppet
10 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
10 2 (13.33%) SCCM
10 2 (13.33%) Subversion
10 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
10 2 (13.33%) Apple
10 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
10 2 (13.33%) MCSE
10 2 (13.33%) Linux
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (13.33%) Juniper
11 1 (6.67%) Remedy
11 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
11 1 (6.67%) MIIS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SalesLogix
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) FTP
3 1 (6.67%) IPv4
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Multimedia Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Streaming Video
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Migration
1 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) OCA
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.67%) RHCE
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) MIIS
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.67%) Sage