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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 35 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.78% - 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% - 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £14.63
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 - £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 - £16.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +11.76%
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Oxfordshire

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
18 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.34% 6.06% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 9 (100.00%) DHCP
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) MS Office
5 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
7 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
7 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (22.22%) NAS
7 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (22.22%) F5
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (22.22%) MPLS
7 2 (22.22%) NetApp
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 2 (22.22%) ADSL
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 2 (22.22%) WAN
7 2 (22.22%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DHCP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) ADSL
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) NAS
4 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Northgate
4 1 (11.11%) Capita