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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 44 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.14% 1.43% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 16.67% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £325 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +257.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
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
75 42 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.20% 8.59% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 21
Average daily rate £338 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 27
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.80 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 - 3 £325 - 3
Wallingford - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 3
Burford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) DHCP
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) SAN
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) MPLS
6 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Puppet
7 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (14.29%) F5
7 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (14.29%) NAS
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DHCP
2 7 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) ADSL
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) NAS
5 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.14%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) OCA
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) MIIS
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 2 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Northgate
5 1 (7.14%) Capita
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp