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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 63 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.41% 2.53% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 20.83% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £145 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -53.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £118 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
70 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.56% 12.15% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 25 22
Average daily rate £390 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £139 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £23.44 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.70% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.20 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 £38.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -25 2 £288 +101.75% 4
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) WAN
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) MPLS
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) ADSL
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (20.00%) CCNA
7 2 (20.00%) Wireless
7 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (20.00%) F5
7 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (20.00%) NAS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) ADSL
5 2 (20.00%) NAS
5 2 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) SSL
6 1 (10.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) C Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Apple