The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 79 76 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 244 223 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.42% 2.29% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.10% 13.00% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 95 82
Average daily rate
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£395 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £187 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 31
Average hourly rate £37.25 £15.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.32% +5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £12.90 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.95 £19.18 £23.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
DNS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2016 1715 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.04% 17.61% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 757 674
Average daily rate £350 £338 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 156
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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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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
Surrey +46 67 £339 -14.24% 15
Berkshire -25 60 £399 +42.41% 21
Hampshire -16 38 £450 +37.40% 9
West Sussex +2 27 £300 +4.34% 3
Oxfordshire -7 21 £320 +25.49% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 16 £375 +51.51% 13
Kent -2 9 £488 +47.16% 5
East Sussex +1 6 £225 +5.88% 2
Middlesex - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 294 (63.36%) Windows
2 224 (48.28%) DHCP
3 214 (46.12%) Active Directory
4 187 (40.30%) VMware
5 161 (34.70%) Microsoft
6 148 (31.90%) Cisco
6 148 (31.90%) Firewall
7 135 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 132 (28.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 130 (28.02%) TCP/IP
10 116 (25.00%) Linux
11 104 (22.41%) ITIL
12 101 (21.77%) WAN
13 93 (20.04%) Windows Server 2003
14 92 (19.83%) MS Exchange
15 90 (19.40%) LAN
16 87 (18.75%) SQL
16 87 (18.75%) SAN
17 78 (16.81%) Security Cleared
18 76 (16.38%) UNIX
19 71 (15.30%) VPN
20 70 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
21 69 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 67 (14.44%) Juniper
23 62 (13.36%) Windows 7
24 59 (12.72%) HP
24 59 (12.72%) SC Cleared
24 59 (12.72%) Telecoms
25 58 (12.50%) LDAP
26 56 (12.07%) Clustering

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 92 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 54 (11.64%) IIS
3 33 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (5.60%) Apache
5 21 (4.53%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (4.53%) Lync
6 14 (3.02%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.59%) IBM Notes
8 11 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (2.37%) IBM HTTP Server
9 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.72%) GroupWise
11 8 (1.72%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.29%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 43 (9.27%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.47%) MS Office
3 10 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.02%) RMDS
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.66%) IaaS
4 16 (3.45%) Office 365
5 6 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.29%) PaaS
6 4 (0.86%) SaaS
6 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 224 (48.28%) DHCP
2 148 (31.90%) Firewall
3 130 (28.02%) TCP/IP
4 101 (21.77%) WAN
5 90 (19.40%) LAN
6 87 (18.75%) SAN
7 71 (15.30%) VPN
8 58 (12.50%) LDAP
9 52 (11.21%) SMTP
10 44 (9.48%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (9.27%) Internet
12 41 (8.84%) SSL
13 40 (8.62%) Network Security
14 36 (7.76%) HTTP
15 25 (5.39%) 3G
15 25 (5.39%) VLAN
16 24 (5.17%) Wireshark
17 21 (4.53%) VoIP
18 19 (4.09%) NAS
18 19 (4.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.53%) MySQL
3 11 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.86%) DB2
9 3 (0.65%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.29%) Introscope
4 5 (1.08%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.86%) JIRA
5 4 (0.86%) Subversion
5 4 (0.86%) Maven
5 4 (0.86%) Ant
5 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.43%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.43%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.43%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 59 (12.72%) Telecoms
2 50 (10.78%) Finance
3 15 (3.23%) Banking
4 9 (1.94%) Back Office
4 9 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.86%) Electronics
5 4 (0.86%) Retail
5 4 (0.86%) Legal
6 3 (0.65%) Japanese Language
6 3 (0.65%) Online Betting
6 3 (0.65%) Games
7 2 (0.43%) Military
7 2 (0.43%) Automotive
7 2 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (11.64%) Analyst
3 45 (9.70%) Consultant
4 38 (8.19%) Network Engineer
5 33 (7.11%) Support Engineer
6 27 (5.82%) Server Engineer
7 25 (5.39%) Field Engineer
8 23 (4.96%) Architect
9 22 (4.74%) Administrator
10 21 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (4.31%) Support Analyst
12 18 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.02%) Network Consultant
13 14 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
14 13 (2.80%) Security Engineer
15 12 (2.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.59%) Systems Manager
15 12 (2.59%) 3rd Line Support
16 10 (2.16%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.66%) XML
2 14 (3.02%) Rendezvous
3 10 (2.16%) SOAP
4 9 (1.94%) HTML
4 9 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.72%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.29%) Worklight
7 5 (1.08%) .NET
7 5 (1.08%) Web Services
8 4 (0.86%) CSS
8 4 (0.86%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.65%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.65%) Ajax
10 2 (0.43%) LAMP
10 2 (0.43%) ODBC
10 2 (0.43%) Flash
10 2 (0.43%) J2EE
10 2 (0.43%) WCF
10 2 (0.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.07%) Clustering
2 33 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.68%) Management Information System
4 29 (6.25%) PKI
5 19 (4.09%) Replication
6 15 (3.23%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.59%) HACMP
8 8 (1.72%) FlexPod
9 7 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.29%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.08%) Open Source
12 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.65%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.65%) User Experience
13 3 (0.65%) NHS
13 3 (0.65%) CESG
14 2 (0.43%) CMDB
14 2 (0.43%) DTV
14 2 (0.43%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 294 (63.36%) Windows
2 132 (28.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (25.00%) Linux
4 93 (20.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (16.38%) UNIX
6 70 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (13.36%) Windows 7
8 45 (9.70%) Solaris
9 41 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (6.47%) Windows XP
11 16 (3.45%) AIX
12 8 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (1.51%) SUSE
13 7 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.51%) Android
14 6 (1.29%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.08%) CentOS
15 5 (1.08%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (22.41%) ITIL
2 53 (11.42%) Service Management
3 48 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 40 (8.62%) Migration
5 35 (7.54%) Project Management
6 33 (7.11%) Configuration Management
7 32 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (6.47%) Kalman Filter
9 27 (5.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 25 (5.39%) Change Management
11 22 (4.74%) Customer Engagement
12 17 (3.66%) Network Design
13 16 (3.45%) Network Architecture
14 13 (2.80%) Problem Management
14 13 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (2.37%) Change Control
15 11 (2.37%) Performance Tuning
16 10 (2.16%) Capacity Management
16 10 (2.16%) Incident Management
16 10 (2.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (18.75%) SQL
2 52 (11.21%) PowerShell
3 44 (9.48%) Perl
4 42 (9.05%) Python
5 33 (7.11%) Shell Script
6 24 (5.17%) VBScript
6 24 (5.17%) C
7 20 (4.31%) C++
8 13 (2.80%) VB
9 12 (2.59%) Java
10 11 (2.37%) PHP
11 10 (2.16%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.29%) C#
12 6 (1.29%) Jython
12 6 (1.29%) Ruby
13 5 (1.08%) Korn
14 3 (0.65%) AWK
14 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 78 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 69 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (12.72%) SC Cleared
4 53 (11.42%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (9.27%) MCSE
6 36 (7.76%) Degree
7 34 (7.33%) CCNA
8 31 (6.68%) MCITP
9 25 (5.39%) DV Cleared
10 23 (4.96%) MCTS
11 20 (4.31%) CCNP
12 18 (3.88%) CISSP
12 18 (3.88%) MCSA
13 16 (3.45%) MCP
14 9 (1.94%) CCIE
15 7 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (1.08%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.86%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.86%) CCSP
17 4 (0.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.45%) SLA
2 3 (0.65%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 214 (46.12%) Active Directory
2 135 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (10.34%) vSphere
4 47 (10.13%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (3.88%) NFS
7 17 (3.66%) Sendmail
7 17 (3.66%) XenDesktop
8 14 (3.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (2.80%) XenApp
10 11 (2.37%) VMware ESX
11 10 (2.16%) UAG
11 10 (2.16%) vCloud
12 9 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 9 (1.94%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.08%) Veritas File System
13 5 (1.08%) Samba
13 5 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.86%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 54 (11.64%) SCCM
2 41 (8.84%) SCOM
3 18 (3.88%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.66%) MIMEsweeper
4 17 (3.66%) MAILsweeper
5 15 (3.23%) WMI
6 13 (2.80%) WSUS
6 13 (2.80%) Nagios
6 13 (2.80%) Puppet
7 12 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (2.37%) SCSM
9 8 (1.72%) MOM
10 7 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.51%) OpenView
11 6 (1.29%) vMotion
12 5 (1.08%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.86%) Control-M
13 4 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 187 (40.30%) VMware
2 161 (34.70%) Microsoft
3 148 (31.90%) Cisco
4 67 (14.44%) Juniper
5 59 (12.72%) HP
6 52 (11.21%) Citrix
7 51 (10.99%) NetApp
8 48 (10.34%) Red Hat
9 46 (9.91%) CheckPoint
10 35 (7.54%) IBM
10 35 (7.54%) Blue Coat
11 34 (7.33%) Oracle
12 31 (6.68%) SolarWinds
13 27 (5.82%) F5
14 26 (5.60%) Dell
15 22 (4.74%) McAfee
15 22 (4.74%) Websense
16 20 (4.31%) Sun
17 18 (3.88%) Veritas
17 18 (3.88%) NetScout
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