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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 92 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 204 232 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.29% 2.46% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.70% 12.87% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 133 86
Median daily rate £338 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 15
Median hourly rate £35.50 £28.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% +80.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £15.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.92 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +23.07%
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
1743 1803 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.53% 19.13% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 883 760
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 100
Median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +58.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Berkshire +22 90 £298 -25.03% 11
Hampshire +15 44 £337 -19.76% 16
Surrey -30 25 £400 +9.58% 16
Oxfordshire +8 15 £305 -0.40% 10
West Sussex -26 11 £350 +9.37% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £430 +7.50% 5
East Sussex +3 5 £394 +19.31% 5
Kent +3 1 £425 -17.07% 6
Home Counties +2 1 £285 +3.63%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 285 (55.77%) Windows
2 272 (53.23%) DHCP
3 233 (45.60%) Active Directory
4 215 (42.07%) Microsoft
5 165 (32.29%) Windows Server
6 157 (30.72%) Firewall
7 148 (28.96%) TCP/IP
7 148 (28.96%) VMware
8 130 (25.44%) ITIL
9 120 (23.48%) Linux
10 113 (22.11%) SQL
11 112 (21.92%) Cisco
12 111 (21.72%) WAN
13 106 (20.74%) LAN
14 103 (20.16%) Security Cleared
15 100 (19.57%) VPN
16 98 (19.18%) Citrix
17 92 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 89 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
19 88 (17.22%) Data Centre
20 87 (17.03%) SSL
21 82 (16.05%) MS Excel
22 81 (15.85%) LDAP
22 81 (15.85%) SC Cleared
23 79 (15.46%) PowerShell
23 79 (15.46%) MPLS
24 76 (14.87%) IPsec
24 76 (14.87%) Degree
24 76 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
25 73 (14.29%) Load Balancing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 68 (13.31%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.96%) IIS
3 33 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.28%) Skype for Business
5 23 (4.50%) Apache
5 23 (4.50%) Tomcat
6 19 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.35%) JBoss
8 12 (2.35%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.96%) nginx
10 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.37%) Live Communications Server
12 7 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.39%) Confluence
14 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 82 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 46 (9.00%) MS Office
3 8 (1.57%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 6 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.18%) Office 365
2 51 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.74%) IaaS
5 12 (2.35%) PaaS
6 11 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.15%) SaaS
7 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.59%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.20%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 272 (53.23%) DHCP
2 157 (30.72%) Firewall
3 148 (28.96%) TCP/IP
4 111 (21.72%) WAN
5 106 (20.74%) LAN
6 100 (19.57%) VPN
7 87 (17.03%) SSL
8 81 (15.85%) LDAP
9 79 (15.46%) MPLS
10 76 (14.87%) IPsec
11 64 (12.52%) HTTP
12 62 (12.13%) BGP
13 60 (11.74%) Internet
13 60 (11.74%) SAN
14 53 (10.37%) FTP
15 52 (10.18%) Network Security
16 45 (8.81%) OSPF
17 42 (8.22%) SMTP
18 41 (8.02%) VLAN
19 40 (7.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.94%) MySQL
4 10 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.59%) MS Access
10 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.20%) Big Data
11 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.17%) RSpec
5 5 (0.98%) Fiddler
5 5 (0.98%) JIRA
6 4 (0.78%) Babel
6 4 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.78%) MSI
6 4 (0.78%) NUnit
6 4 (0.78%) Selenium
6 4 (0.78%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.78%) webpack
6 4 (0.78%) WiX
7 3 (0.59%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.59%) Subversion
8 2 (0.39%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 48 (9.39%) Finance
2 32 (6.26%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.11%) Marketing
4 8 (1.57%) Publishing
5 7 (1.37%) Back Office
5 7 (1.37%) Billing
5 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.17%) Banking
6 6 (1.17%) Electronics
6 6 (1.17%) French Language
6 6 (1.17%) German Language
6 6 (1.17%) Portuguese Language
6 6 (1.17%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.59%) Advertising
8 3 (0.59%) Games
8 3 (0.59%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.59%) Military
9 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (18.79%) Support Engineer
2 71 (13.89%) Network Engineer
3 63 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (11.15%) Analyst
5 52 (10.18%) Administrator
6 40 (7.83%) Consultant
7 35 (6.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 31 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
9 30 (5.87%) VMware Engineer
10 28 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
11 26 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 25 (4.89%) Architect
13 24 (4.70%) Active Directory Engineer
14 23 (4.50%) Support Analyst
15 22 (4.31%) Field Engineer
15 22 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
15 22 (4.31%) VMware Support Engineer
16 21 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
17 20 (3.91%) Server Engineer
17 20 (3.91%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.85%) .NET
2 26 (5.09%) Web Services
3 25 (4.89%) CSS
4 22 (4.31%) XML
5 18 (3.52%) 802.1X
6 11 (2.15%) LAMP
6 11 (2.15%) Middleware
6 11 (2.15%) REST
7 10 (1.96%) ADO.NET
7 10 (1.96%) Ajax
7 10 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.96%) Regular Expression
8 9 (1.76%) OAuth2
8 9 (1.76%) SAML
8 9 (1.76%) WCF
9 8 (1.57%) LEMP Stack
9 8 (1.57%) MCollective
10 5 (0.98%) FastCGI
10 5 (0.98%) LINQ
10 5 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (17.22%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.61%) Computer Science
3 43 (8.41%) Management Information System
4 39 (7.63%) PKI
5 37 (7.24%) Clustering
6 28 (5.48%) Replication
7 24 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (4.31%) Public Cloud
9 13 (2.54%) Driving Licence
10 12 (2.35%) HACMP
11 10 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.76%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.57%) Cryptography
13 8 (1.57%) Statistics
14 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.98%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.98%) Mathematics
16 3 (0.59%) BYOD
16 3 (0.59%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 285 (55.77%) Windows
2 165 (32.29%) Windows Server
3 120 (23.48%) Linux
4 89 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (7.44%) Windows 7
9 36 (7.05%) Unix
10 34 (6.65%) Solaris
11 25 (4.89%) Windows XP
12 21 (4.11%) Ubuntu
13 13 (2.54%) CentOS
13 13 (2.54%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.57%) VMS
15 7 (1.37%) Windows 10
16 6 (1.17%) AIX
17 5 (0.98%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.59%) Windows Vista
19 2 (0.39%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (25.44%) ITIL
2 73 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 61 (11.94%) Change Management
4 55 (10.76%) Configuration Management
5 46 (9.00%) Incident Management
5 46 (9.00%) Problem Management
6 38 (7.44%) Project Management
7 36 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 36 (7.05%) Service Management
8 30 (5.87%) Migration
9 29 (5.68%) High Availability
9 29 (5.68%) Performance Monitoring
10 23 (4.50%) Customer Engagement
10 23 (4.50%) DevOps
11 22 (4.31%) Mentoring
12 21 (4.11%) ITIL V3
13 20 (3.91%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (3.72%) Process Improvement
15 17 (3.33%) Data Analysis
15 17 (3.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 113 (22.11%) SQL
2 79 (15.46%) PowerShell
3 48 (9.39%) Python
4 42 (8.22%) Perl
5 39 (7.63%) VBScript
6 31 (6.07%) Java
7 21 (4.11%) C#
8 17 (3.33%) C
9 16 (3.13%) Ruby
10 15 (2.94%) PHP
10 15 (2.94%) VB
11 14 (2.74%) C++
11 14 (2.74%) JavaScript
12 12 (2.35%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.78%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.59%) Tcl
17 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.20%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 103 (20.16%) Security Cleared
2 92 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (15.85%) SC Cleared
4 76 (14.87%) Degree
5 65 (12.72%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (10.18%) MCSE
7 42 (8.22%) CCNA
8 35 (6.85%) MCTS
9 29 (5.68%) CCNP
10 26 (5.09%) MCITP
11 24 (4.70%) MCP
11 24 (4.70%) MCSA
12 18 (3.52%) DV Cleared
13 13 (2.54%) MCSD
14 11 (2.15%) CISSP
14 11 (2.15%) MCDST
15 10 (1.96%) CCSE
15 10 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (1.57%) CCIE
16 8 (1.57%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.28%) SLA
2 12 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.98%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.98%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.98%) QA
6 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 233 (45.60%) Active Directory
2 76 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (10.57%) XenApp
4 52 (10.18%) Hyper-V
5 30 (5.87%) VMware ESX
6 29 (5.68%) vSphere
7 21 (4.11%) UAG
7 21 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (3.13%) NFS
9 15 (2.94%) Terminal Services
10 12 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (1.57%) qmail
13 8 (1.57%) Squid
14 7 (1.37%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.37%) ProxySG
14 7 (1.37%) Terminal Server
14 7 (1.37%) XenDesktop
14 7 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (10.96%) SCCM
2 47 (9.20%) Puppet
3 43 (8.41%) SCOM
4 32 (6.26%) WSUS
5 23 (4.50%) NetBackup
6 17 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 15 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
9 11 (2.15%) Ansible
9 11 (2.15%) SolarWinds Orion
10 10 (1.96%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.76%) logstash
11 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (1.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 9 (1.76%) WMI
12 8 (1.57%) FortiGate
12 8 (1.57%) Graphite
12 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 215 (42.07%) Microsoft
2 148 (28.96%) VMware
3 112 (21.92%) Cisco
4 98 (19.18%) Citrix
5 54 (10.57%) HP
6 51 (9.98%) F5
7 46 (9.00%) Red Hat
8 34 (6.65%) CheckPoint
8 34 (6.65%) NetApp
8 34 (6.65%) Oracle
9 32 (6.26%) Juniper
10 23 (4.50%) SolarWinds
11 22 (4.31%) Veritas
12 21 (4.11%) Blue Coat
13 18 (3.52%) Symantec
14 17 (3.33%) EMC
15 15 (2.94%) Intel Security
16 13 (2.54%) Dell
17 12 (2.35%) IBM
17 12 (2.35%) IronPort
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