The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Somerset 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 51 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.71% 1.49% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 11.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £160 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
50 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.76% 12.87% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 4
Average daily rate £250 £200 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £406 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.85 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
DNS
South West

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Somerset region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Somerset region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 2 £160 - 2
Winscombe - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Street - - - -
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCP
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) VMware