The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 44 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 42 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.03% 2.49% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.16% 14.29% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 4
Median daily rate £400 £231 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.97% -28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +55.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.91% +19.58%
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
93 119 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.34% 17.45% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 85 34
Median daily rate £400 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.67 £22.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +11 31 £375 +3.44% 2
Abingdon - 6 £450 - 3
Bicester - 1 £300 -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 37 (64.91%) DHCP
2 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
3 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
4 27 (47.37%) Windows
5 22 (38.60%) VMware
6 21 (36.84%) SCCM
6 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
8 18 (31.58%) SCOM
8 18 (31.58%) PowerShell
9 17 (29.82%) Hyper-V
9 17 (29.82%) Linux
10 16 (28.07%) Office 365
11 15 (26.32%) ITIL
11 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
12 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (21.05%) LDAP
14 12 (21.05%) Kerberos
14 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (21.05%) NetApp
15 11 (19.30%) Internet
15 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (19.30%) Puppet
15 11 (19.30%) Patch Management
16 10 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (17.54%) Problem Management
16 10 (17.54%) BYOD
16 10 (17.54%) Mac OS X
17 9 (15.79%) BizTalk Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) Apache
6 1 (1.75%) nginx
6 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Office 365
2 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (64.91%) DHCP
2 12 (21.05%) Kerberos
2 12 (21.05%) LDAP
3 11 (19.30%) Internet
4 7 (12.28%) IPv6
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (7.02%) IPv4
6 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.26%) Firewall
7 3 (5.26%) Network Security
8 2 (3.51%) BGP
8 2 (3.51%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.51%) LAN
8 2 (3.51%) WAN
9 1 (1.75%) Broadband
9 1 (1.75%) SAN
9 1 (1.75%) Skype
9 1 (1.75%) VLAN
9 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) MySQL
1 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.77%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.02%) Back Office
2 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Administrator
1 10 (17.54%) Support Engineer
1 10 (17.54%) Systems Administrator
2 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Designer
4 7 (12.28%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Network Support
5 6 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) PostGIS
2 1 (1.75%) LAMP
2 1 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) BYOD
2 9 (15.79%) PKI
3 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.51%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
4 17 (29.82%) Linux
5 10 (17.54%) Mac OS X
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.26%) CentOS
8 3 (5.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.75%) Debian
10 1 (1.75%) Unix
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Patch Management
3 10 (17.54%) Problem Management
4 9 (15.79%) Email Filtering
4 9 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
4 9 (15.79%) Service Design
5 5 (8.77%) Migration
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.51%) Analytics
8 2 (3.51%) Change Management
8 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.51%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.79%) Python
2 9 (15.79%) Ruby
3 6 (10.53%) Perl
4 5 (8.77%) SQL
5 4 (7.02%) C
5 4 (7.02%) C++
5 4 (7.02%) Go
5 4 (7.02%) PHP
5 4 (7.02%) Rust
5 4 (7.02%) Scala
6 2 (3.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) MCSE
3 7 (12.28%) CCNA
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (10.53%) CCNP
5 4 (7.02%) MCITP
5 4 (7.02%) MCTS
6 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.51%) MCP
6 2 (3.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.82%) Hyper-V
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.75%) Postfix
7 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (36.84%) SCCM
2 18 (31.58%) SCOM
3 11 (19.30%) Puppet
4 5 (8.77%) NetBackup
4 5 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (7.02%) Ansible
6 1 (1.75%) SELinux
6 1 (1.75%) yum
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (38.60%) VMware
3 12 (21.05%) NetApp
4 9 (15.79%) Citrix
5 8 (14.04%) Cisco
6 5 (8.77%) Dell
7 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas
9 1 (1.75%) EMC
9 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.75%) Juniper
9 1 (1.75%) Meraki
9 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com