The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Oxfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 38 19 47
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 31 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.42% 6.87% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.95% 36.90% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate £255 £199 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -0.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.09 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 84 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.82% 18.63% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 34
Average daily rate £300 £305 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +38.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £418 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.43 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £19.00 £18.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -8 10 £263 +10.52%
Wallingford - - - - 1
Wantage - - - -
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 5
Banbury - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) DHCP
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
4 9 (40.91%) MS Office
5 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco
9 4 (18.18%) Replication
9 4 (18.18%) VMware
9 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 4 (18.18%) OCA
9 4 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Dell
9 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.64%) Linux
10 3 (13.64%) Juniper
10 3 (13.64%) SAN
10 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (13.64%) MIIS
10 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
10 3 (13.64%) Subversion
10 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.64%) Puppet

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SalesLogix
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) IPv4
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Subversion
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Architect
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Replication
1 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
7 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
2 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.55%) Time Management
2 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) OCA
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) RHCE
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) MIIS
1 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 4 (18.18%) Dell
3 3 (13.64%) Juniper
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Sage
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy