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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 48 55 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.24% 2.15% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.69% 15.19% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Median daily rate £250 £375 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £161 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £433 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £37.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.16% +131.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -15.55%
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
81 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.11% 14.13% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 48
Median daily rate £350 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +49.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.75 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £185.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +7 15 £225 +36.36% 4
Bicester - 1 £300 -
Kidlington - 1 £463 -
Witney - 1 - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 43 (72.88%) DHCP
2 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
3 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
4 30 (50.85%) Windows
5 29 (49.15%) SCCM
6 24 (40.68%) SCOM
7 23 (38.98%) Hyper-V
7 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
9 20 (33.90%) ITIL
10 18 (30.51%) VMware
10 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
10 18 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (28.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (27.12%) Linux
12 16 (27.12%) Office 365
13 15 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (23.73%) BYOD
15 13 (22.03%) Problem Management
16 12 (20.34%) LDAP
16 12 (20.34%) Kerberos
16 12 (20.34%) Mac OS X
16 12 (20.34%) Mobile Device Management
16 12 (20.34%) Service Design
16 12 (20.34%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (18.64%) Patch Management
17 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (18.64%) Internet
17 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
18 10 (16.95%) Citrix

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 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (27.12%) Office 365
3 15 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (72.88%) DHCP
2 12 (20.34%) Kerberos
2 12 (20.34%) LDAP
3 11 (18.64%) Internet
4 7 (11.86%) IPv6
5 6 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (8.47%) Skype
7 4 (6.78%) Firewall
7 4 (6.78%) IPv4
8 3 (5.08%) LAN
8 3 (5.08%) Network Security
8 3 (5.08%) WAN
9 2 (3.39%) BGP
9 2 (3.39%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.69%) Broadband
10 1 (1.69%) DMARC
10 1 (1.69%) SMTP
10 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) MySQL
1 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.78%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.78%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.78%) Back Office
2 2 (3.39%) Publishing
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Administrator
2 10 (16.95%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (15.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Designer
5 7 (11.86%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (10.17%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (10.17%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Network Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Network Support
6 6 (10.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) PostGIS
2 4 (6.78%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) LAMP
3 1 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) BYOD
2 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.25%) PKI
3 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.85%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
4 16 (27.12%) Linux
5 12 (20.34%) Mac OS X
6 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
6 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
8 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.08%) CentOS
9 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.69%) Debian
11 1 (1.69%) Unix
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Problem Management
3 12 (20.34%) Mobile Device Management
3 12 (20.34%) Service Design
4 11 (18.64%) Patch Management
5 9 (15.25%) Email Filtering
5 9 (15.25%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (13.56%) Migration
7 5 (8.47%) Application Virtualisation
7 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.78%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.08%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Change Management
10 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.39%) Project Management
10 2 (3.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.25%) Python
2 9 (15.25%) Ruby
3 7 (11.86%) SQL
4 6 (10.17%) Perl
5 4 (6.78%) C
5 4 (6.78%) C++
5 4 (6.78%) Go
5 4 (6.78%) PHP
5 4 (6.78%) Rust
5 4 (6.78%) Scala
6 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.17%) CCNA
2 6 (10.17%) CCNP
2 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.47%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) RHCE
5 1 (1.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (38.98%) Hyper-V
3 17 (28.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (20.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (10.17%) vSphere
5 6 (10.17%) XenApp
6 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.69%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 29 (49.15%) SCCM
2 24 (40.68%) SCOM
3 10 (16.95%) Puppet
4 5 (8.47%) NetBackup
4 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.78%) Ansible
5 4 (6.78%) AppDNA
5 4 (6.78%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.69%) SELinux
6 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.51%) VMware
3 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 8 (13.56%) NetApp
5 7 (11.86%) Cisco
6 6 (10.17%) Dell
7 3 (5.08%) Veritas
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.39%) Sophos
9 1 (1.69%) AppSense
9 1 (1.69%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.69%) IBM
9 1 (1.69%) Meraki
9 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec