The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 53 36 20
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.53% 2.58% 6.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.43% 26.19% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +30.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% +39.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.26% +4.68%
DNS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
106 42 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.26% 9.84% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 11 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £319 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +77.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -19 3 £288 -11.53% 3
Witney - 3 £320 -
Thame - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) DHCP
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) SAN
4 6 (42.86%) Network Security
4 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
5 5 (35.71%) MS Office
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) IIS
6 4 (28.57%) UNIX
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (21.43%) VCP4
7 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
7 3 (21.43%) Kaspersky
7 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
7 3 (21.43%) ADSL
7 3 (21.43%) VoIP
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (21.43%) ADSL
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 1 (7.14%) VLAN
7 1 (7.14%) SNMP
7 1 (7.14%) SSL
7 1 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) IT Support
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Support
3 3 (21.43%) Development Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) VCP4
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Kaspersky
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Apple