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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 73 86 99
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 238 185 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.52% 2.07% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.91% 11.46% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 77 71
Average daily rate
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£375 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £12.27 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.00 £22.90
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
1844 1615 1504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.53% 18.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 701 612
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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
Surrey +44 63 £350 - 17
Berkshire -23 53 £398 +43.24% 34
Hampshire +2 38 £453 +29.29% 18
Oxfordshire -6 22 £288 +27.77% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 21 £400 +60.00% 17
West Sussex -8 17 £300 +36.36% 6
Kent +2 10 £488 +77.27% 3
East Sussex -12 8 £225 -12.19% 3
Middlesex +5 1 £185 -
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 304 (65.10%) Windows
2 228 (48.82%) DHCP
2 228 (48.82%) Active Directory
3 189 (40.47%) VMware
4 165 (35.33%) Microsoft
5 160 (34.26%) Firewall
6 146 (31.26%) Cisco
7 138 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 130 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 129 (27.62%) TCP/IP
10 110 (23.55%) WAN
11 104 (22.27%) ITIL
12 102 (21.84%) MS Exchange
13 99 (21.20%) Linux
14 97 (20.77%) LAN
15 96 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 93 (19.91%) SAN
17 87 (18.63%) SQL
18 85 (18.20%) VPN
19 84 (17.99%) Security Cleared
19 84 (17.99%) Windows 7
20 77 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
21 71 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
22 69 (14.78%) PowerShell
23 66 (14.13%) Citrix
23 66 (14.13%) SMTP
24 64 (13.70%) SCCM
25 63 (13.49%) UNIX
26 62 (13.28%) HP
27 59 (12.63%) Cisco Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 102 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.71%) IIS
3 39 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (5.78%) Apache
6 22 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (4.71%) Lync
7 21 (4.50%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.78%) WebSphere
10 12 (2.57%) Tomcat
11 11 (2.36%) IBM Notes
11 11 (2.36%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.71%) GroupWise
14 7 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (1.28%) OpenStack
15 6 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 40 (8.57%) MS Office
3 18 (3.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.00%) RMDS
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.50%) IaaS
4 16 (3.43%) Office 365
5 10 (2.14%) PaaS
6 6 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.28%) SaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 228 (48.82%) DHCP
2 160 (34.26%) Firewall
3 129 (27.62%) TCP/IP
4 110 (23.55%) WAN
5 97 (20.77%) LAN
6 93 (19.91%) SAN
7 85 (18.20%) VPN
8 66 (14.13%) SMTP
9 45 (9.64%) LDAP
10 44 (9.42%) SSL
11 42 (8.99%) Network Security
12 41 (8.78%) HTTP
13 35 (7.49%) MPLS
14 31 (6.64%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (6.42%) Wireshark
16 29 (6.21%) Internet
17 23 (4.93%) VLAN
17 23 (4.93%) NAS
18 20 (4.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 20 (4.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.21%) MySQL
3 14 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.07%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.86%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.28%) Subversion
3 6 (1.28%) Introscope
4 4 (0.86%) Ant
4 4 (0.86%) Maven
4 4 (0.86%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.86%) JIRA
5 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.64%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.43%) MSI
7 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.21%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.21%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 56 (11.99%) Finance
2 42 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.21%) Back Office
4 14 (3.00%) Banking
5 8 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.28%) Billing
7 5 (1.07%) Electronics
7 5 (1.07%) Legal
8 4 (0.86%) Online Betting
8 4 (0.86%) Retail
9 3 (0.64%) Front Office
9 3 (0.64%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.43%) Automotive
10 2 (0.43%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) Military
10 2 (0.43%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (13.06%) Analyst
2 59 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (9.64%) Consultant
4 37 (7.92%) Architect
5 33 (7.07%) Support Engineer
6 32 (6.85%) Network Engineer
7 31 (6.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 30 (6.42%) Server Engineer
9 24 (5.14%) Support Analyst
10 23 (4.93%) Administrator
10 23 (4.93%) Field Engineer
11 21 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (3.64%) Network Consultant
13 17 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 16 (3.43%) IT Support
15 14 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
16 12 (2.57%) 2nd Line Support
17 11 (2.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 11 (2.36%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.00%) Rendezvous
2 13 (2.78%) XML
3 11 (2.36%) Web Services
4 10 (2.14%) HTML
5 8 (1.71%) Application Packaging
5 8 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (1.28%) Worklight
6 6 (1.28%) .NET
7 5 (1.07%) CSS
7 5 (1.07%) SOAP
8 4 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.86%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.86%) Ajax
9 3 (0.64%) jQuery
9 3 (0.64%) boto
9 3 (0.64%) ServiceStack
9 3 (0.64%) REST
10 2 (0.43%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.43%) WCF
10 2 (0.43%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.13%) Clustering
2 45 (9.64%) Data Centre
3 32 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.42%) Management Information System
5 24 (5.14%) PKI
6 17 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (3.00%) Replication
8 12 (2.57%) Private Cloud
9 11 (2.36%) HACMP
10 9 (1.93%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.71%) FlexPod
12 6 (1.28%) EqualLogic
12 6 (1.28%) NHS
13 4 (0.86%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.86%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.86%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 304 (65.10%) Windows
2 130 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (21.20%) Linux
4 96 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (17.99%) Windows 7
6 77 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (13.49%) UNIX
8 36 (7.71%) Windows XP
9 32 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (6.42%) Solaris
11 10 (2.14%) AIX
12 9 (1.93%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.50%) Android
14 6 (1.28%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.07%) CentOS
16 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.64%) SUSE
17 3 (0.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (22.27%) ITIL
2 51 (10.92%) Service Management
3 46 (9.85%) Migration
4 42 (8.99%) Load Balancing
5 30 (6.42%) Configuration Management
6 29 (6.21%) Project Management
7 27 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (5.78%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (5.35%) Performance Monitoring
9 22 (4.71%) Change Management
10 20 (4.28%) Problem Management
10 20 (4.28%) Customer Engagement
11 18 (3.85%) Capacity Management
12 16 (3.43%) Network Architecture
12 16 (3.43%) Network Design
13 12 (2.57%) Incident Management
13 12 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (2.36%) Software Deployment
15 10 (2.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (2.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 87 (18.63%) SQL
2 69 (14.78%) PowerShell
3 46 (9.85%) Python
4 40 (8.57%) Perl
5 31 (6.64%) Shell Script
6 23 (4.93%) VBScript
7 17 (3.64%) C
8 15 (3.21%) VB
9 14 (3.00%) C++
10 12 (2.57%) PHP
11 11 (2.36%) Java
12 10 (2.14%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.71%) Ruby
14 7 (1.50%) C#
15 6 (1.28%) Jython
16 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.21%) Korn
18 1 (0.21%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 84 (17.99%) Security Cleared
2 71 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 59 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (8.78%) MCSE
5 40 (8.57%) Degree
6 37 (7.92%) CCNA
7 36 (7.71%) MCITP
8 27 (5.78%) DV Cleared
9 21 (4.50%) MCTS
10 20 (4.28%) CISSP
11 19 (4.07%) CCNP
12 17 (3.64%) MCSA
13 13 (2.78%) MCP
14 11 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (2.14%) CCIE
16 5 (1.07%) RHCE
16 5 (1.07%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.86%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.21%) SLA
2 4 (0.86%) QA
3 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 228 (48.82%) Active Directory
2 138 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.42%) vSphere
4 54 (11.56%) Hyper-V
5 31 (6.64%) XenApp
6 27 (5.78%) XenDesktop
7 25 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (3.85%) NFS
9 14 (3.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 13 (2.78%) UAG
10 13 (2.78%) VMware ESX
11 12 (2.57%) Sendmail
12 11 (2.36%) DFS Replication
13 10 (2.14%) vCloud
14 9 (1.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
16 5 (1.07%) Samba
16 5 (1.07%) Veritas File System
16 5 (1.07%) Postfix
16 5 (1.07%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 64 (13.70%) SCCM
2 49 (10.49%) SCOM
3 19 (4.07%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.64%) WSUS
4 17 (3.64%) Puppet
5 16 (3.43%) Nagios
5 16 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (2.57%) MIMEsweeper
7 12 (2.57%) MAILsweeper
8 11 (2.36%) WMI
8 11 (2.36%) SCVMM
9 10 (2.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (1.93%) OpenView
11 8 (1.71%) SCSM
11 8 (1.71%) vMotion
12 6 (1.28%) HP SIM
12 6 (1.28%) MOM
13 5 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 189 (40.47%) VMware
2 165 (35.33%) Microsoft
3 146 (31.26%) Cisco
4 66 (14.13%) Citrix
5 62 (13.28%) HP
6 56 (11.99%) Juniper
7 47 (10.06%) CheckPoint
8 46 (9.85%) NetApp
9 38 (8.14%) Red Hat
10 33 (7.07%) IBM
11 31 (6.64%) Blue Coat
11 31 (6.64%) SolarWinds
12 29 (6.21%) Oracle
13 25 (5.35%) McAfee
14 24 (5.14%) F5
15 22 (4.71%) Dell
16 19 (4.07%) Symantec
17 18 (3.85%) Veritas
17 18 (3.85%) NetScout
17 18 (3.85%) Websense
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