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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 37 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.71% 1.80% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.24% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +7.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -10.00%
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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
58 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.72% 9.91% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 10 5
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) DHCP
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 5 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (20.00%) SCOM
7 3 (20.00%) Network Security
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) Lync
7 3 (20.00%) Office 365
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) Yammer
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco
8 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (6.67%) Clustering
9 1 (6.67%) Firewall
9 1 (6.67%) Ajax
9 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
1 3 (20.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (6.67%) Multicast
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) PBX
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.67%) Social Gaming
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Perforce
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