The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 38 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.69% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.13% 2.56% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%
DNS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
32 39 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.55% 17.65% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 7
Average daily rate £250 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £399 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.30 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.35% -51.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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
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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
Bath - 7 £250 - 4
Street - 2 £250 -
Taunton - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (84.62%) DHCP
2 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) Network Management
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) NHS
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) LDAP
6 3 (23.08%) OpenView
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Network Security
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) SAP
7 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (15.38%) FTP
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) SAN
7 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (15.38%) Apple
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) Nagios
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) NEC

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) DHCP
2 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) LDAP
4 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) FTP
6 1 (7.69%) HTTP
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (7.69%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Junior
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) IT Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Server Support
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) Streaming Video
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X Server
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Software Licensing
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Erlang
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) OpenView
2 2 (15.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Mitel
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) NEC
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) SonicWALL
3 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
3 2 (15.38%) Infor
3 2 (15.38%) Kerio
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Capita