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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 46 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 21 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.83% 1.65% 4.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.10% 18.60% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £225 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.79 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.50% +0.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.43 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £15.16 £16.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
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
116 43 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.65% 8.87% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 23 36
Average daily rate £375 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% +5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.09 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.20 £24.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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
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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -13 5 £288 +79.68% 3
Abingdon - 1 - - 1
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Cisco
3 16 (57.14%) WAN
3 16 (57.14%) SAN
3 16 (57.14%) Network Security
4 15 (53.57%) VMware
5 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (50.00%) Linux
5 14 (50.00%) UNIX
6 13 (46.43%) Juniper
6 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
7 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (42.86%) ADSL
8 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (35.71%) DHCP
10 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
11 6 (21.43%) Firewall
12 5 (17.86%) SQL
13 4 (14.29%) IIS
13 4 (14.29%) ITIL
13 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 4 (14.29%) VoIP
14 3 (10.71%) Internet
14 3 (10.71%) NetApp
14 3 (10.71%) LAN
14 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
14 3 (10.71%) Citrix
14 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (14.29%) IIS
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) WAN
1 16 (57.14%) SAN
1 16 (57.14%) Network Security
2 12 (42.86%) ADSL
3 10 (35.71%) DHCP
4 6 (21.43%) Firewall
5 4 (14.29%) VoIP
6 3 (10.71%) Internet
6 3 (10.71%) LAN
6 3 (10.71%) SMTP
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) BGP
8 1 (3.57%) Wireless
8 1 (3.57%) PBX
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (3.57%) SSL
8 1 (3.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
1 9 (32.14%) Development Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) IT Support
5 4 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Support
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Support Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Social Gaming
1 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) Go
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.71%) CCNP
1 3 (10.71%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) Samba
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 13 (46.43%) Juniper
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) NetApp
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) Perforce