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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 43 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.84% 4.12% 8.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 28.57% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% +39.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -8.57%
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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
45 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.64% 14.43% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 12
Average daily rate £390 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £103 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +91.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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
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 27 February 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (14.29%) Replication
6 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
6 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (14.29%) SSL
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Support Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) IT Support
3 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Apple