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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.43% 1.03% 3.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 7.81% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.87% -
Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.32% 13.14% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 22
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 £235 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £20.90 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 24 July 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 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 £325 - 5
Abingdon - - - - 4
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) DHCP
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 8 (42.11%) MS Office
6 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
8 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (26.32%) Puppet
8 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 4 (21.05%) Juniper
10 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
10 3 (15.79%) Firewall
10 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
10 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.79%) Subversion
10 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (10.53%) LAN
11 2 (10.53%) VoIP
11 2 (10.53%) WAN
11 2 (10.53%) MIIS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) DHCP
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) VoIP
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) ADSL
5 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) NAS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
2 5 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (26.32%) Administrator
3 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
1 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
1 1 (5.26%) Service Management
1 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
1 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (5.26%) ITSM
1 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL
1 1 (5.26%) High Availability
1 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
1 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) OCA
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 2 (10.53%) MIIS
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
5 4 (21.05%) Juniper
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Northgate
7 1 (5.26%) Capita
7 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.26%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) Apple
7 1 (5.26%) F5
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