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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 85 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 208 242 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.50% 2.45% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 14.13% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 143 102
Median daily rate £350 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 16
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+27.75% +19.58%
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
1494 1713 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.94% 17.35% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 942 872
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 98
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Hampshire +31 68 £330 +20.00% 13
Berkshire -14 51 £313 -19.25% 8
Oxfordshire +11 39 £400 +68.42% 14
Surrey +9 17 £425 +16.43% 12
Middlesex +6 8 £450 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £425 +6.25% 6
West Sussex -31 8 £365 +4.28% 2
Kent +8 7 £252 -30.60% 7
East Sussex +1 3 £375 +14.50% 3
Sussex - 2 £178 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 229 (55.99%) Windows
2 210 (51.34%) DHCP
3 192 (46.94%) Active Directory
4 168 (41.08%) Microsoft
5 155 (37.90%) VMware
6 143 (34.96%) Windows Server
7 117 (28.61%) SQL
8 108 (26.41%) Firewall
9 97 (23.72%) Cisco
10 96 (23.47%) Linux
11 87 (21.27%) LAN
12 86 (21.03%) WAN
12 86 (21.03%) ITIL
13 85 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 83 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 81 (19.80%) PowerShell
15 81 (19.80%) Security Cleared
16 80 (19.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 78 (19.07%) TCP/IP
18 73 (17.85%) LDAP
19 72 (17.60%) Citrix
20 66 (16.14%) VPN
21 64 (15.65%) MS Exchange
22 62 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
22 62 (15.16%) Internet
23 61 (14.91%) Data Centre
24 60 (14.67%) MS Excel
24 60 (14.67%) SQL Server
25 59 (14.43%) SC Cleared
26 57 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification

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 64 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (8.80%) IIS
4 32 (7.82%) SharePoint
5 31 (7.58%) Skype for Business
6 20 (4.89%) Apache
7 17 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (3.42%) Tomcat
9 10 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.22%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.73%) nginx
12 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.49%) CMS
13 2 (0.49%) Drupal
13 2 (0.49%) JBoss
14 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 60 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.13%) MS Office
3 7 (1.71%) ProjectWise
4 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (10.76%) Office 365
3 30 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.42%) IaaS
5 11 (2.69%) PaaS
6 8 (1.96%) SaaS
7 4 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.24%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 210 (51.34%) DHCP
2 108 (26.41%) Firewall
3 87 (21.27%) LAN
4 86 (21.03%) WAN
5 78 (19.07%) TCP/IP
6 73 (17.85%) LDAP
7 66 (16.14%) VPN
8 62 (15.16%) Internet
9 51 (12.47%) IPsec
10 50 (12.22%) MPLS
11 49 (11.98%) SSL
12 47 (11.49%) Network Security
13 39 (9.54%) SAN
14 36 (8.80%) BGP
15 32 (7.82%) Kerberos
16 31 (7.58%) SMTP
17 30 (7.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 30 (7.33%) HTTP
17 30 (7.33%) OSPF
18 24 (5.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.67%) MySQL
4 14 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.20%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.22%) MS Access
10 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.24%) DTS
13 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
13 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.93%) Selenium
3 11 (2.69%) MSI
3 11 (2.69%) NUnit
3 11 (2.69%) SpecFlow
3 11 (2.69%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.69%) WiX
4 9 (2.20%) Subversion
5 8 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.98%) Babel
6 4 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.98%) JIRA
6 4 (0.98%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.98%) webpack
7 2 (0.49%) Ant
7 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.49%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.49%) Maven
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (5.87%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.13%) Finance
3 17 (4.16%) Marketing
4 13 (3.18%) Electronics
5 9 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.71%) Billing
7 5 (1.22%) Back Office
7 5 (1.22%) Military
7 5 (1.22%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.98%) French Language
8 4 (0.98%) Retail
9 3 (0.73%) Publishing
10 2 (0.49%) German Language
10 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 87 (21.27%) Support Engineer
2 65 (15.89%) Network Engineer
3 54 (13.20%) Administrator
4 53 (12.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 46 (11.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 41 (10.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 40 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (9.78%) VMware Engineer
8 29 (7.09%) Solaris Engineer
9 28 (6.85%) Solaris Administrator
9 28 (6.85%) VMware Support Engineer
10 27 (6.60%) VMWare Administrator
11 26 (6.36%) Consultant
11 26 (6.36%) Solaris Support Engineer
12 22 (5.38%) Security Engineer
13 20 (4.89%) Analyst
13 20 (4.89%) Server Engineer
13 20 (4.89%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (4.40%) Network Support
14 18 (4.40%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.38%) CSS
2 20 (4.89%) .NET
2 20 (4.89%) Web Services
3 19 (4.65%) XML
4 12 (2.93%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.93%) Regular Expression
5 11 (2.69%) .NET Framework
5 11 (2.69%) Ajax
5 11 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 11 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (2.69%) Breeze.js
5 11 (2.69%) Durandal
5 11 (2.69%) Entity Framework
5 11 (2.69%) Express
5 11 (2.69%) jQuery
5 11 (2.69%) Kendo UI
5 11 (2.69%) KnockoutJS
5 11 (2.69%) React
5 11 (2.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.91%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.05%) PKI
3 27 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.11%) Clustering
5 24 (5.87%) Computer Science
5 24 (5.87%) Replication
6 14 (3.42%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.93%) Statistics
8 10 (2.44%) BYOD
8 10 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.96%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.22%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.22%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.98%) NHS
11 4 (0.98%) VCE vBlock
12 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 229 (55.99%) Windows
2 143 (34.96%) Windows Server
3 96 (23.47%) Linux
4 85 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (19.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (12.22%) Solaris
7 42 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (7.58%) Windows 7
9 25 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (5.13%) Unix
11 18 (4.40%) Windows XP
12 14 (3.42%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.69%) CentOS
13 11 (2.69%) Mac OS X
14 9 (2.20%) Android
14 9 (2.20%) Windows 10
15 7 (1.71%) VMS
16 6 (1.47%) Windows 8
17 5 (1.22%) Debian
18 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.03%) ITIL
2 57 (13.94%) Change Management
3 46 (11.25%) Load Balancing
4 45 (11.00%) Incident Management
5 42 (10.27%) Configuration Management
6 40 (9.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 36 (8.80%) Problem Management
8 31 (7.58%) Migration
9 23 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
10 22 (5.38%) Email Filtering
11 21 (5.13%) Project Management
12 20 (4.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 19 (4.65%) High Availability
13 19 (4.65%) Service Design
14 18 (4.40%) Service Management
14 18 (4.40%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 17 (4.16%) Mobile Device Management
16 15 (3.67%) DevOps
16 15 (3.67%) Network Design
17 13 (3.18%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 117 (28.61%) SQL
2 81 (19.80%) PowerShell
3 40 (9.78%) Java
4 31 (7.58%) Python
5 27 (6.60%) Perl
6 25 (6.11%) VBScript
7 24 (5.87%) VB
8 21 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 21 (5.13%) PHP
9 17 (4.16%) C
9 17 (4.16%) C#
10 16 (3.91%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.42%) C++
11 14 (3.42%) Ruby
12 11 (2.69%) TypeScript
13 9 (2.20%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.96%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.98%) Go
15 4 (0.98%) Rust
15 4 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (19.80%) Security Cleared
2 62 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (14.43%) SC Cleared
4 57 (13.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (10.27%) CCNA
6 37 (9.05%) CCNP
6 37 (9.05%) MCSE
7 31 (7.58%) Degree
8 20 (4.89%) MCSA
9 18 (4.40%) MCP
10 16 (3.91%) MCITP
11 15 (3.67%) MCTS
12 12 (2.93%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.96%) MCSD
15 7 (1.71%) CCVP
15 7 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.71%) MCDST
16 6 (1.47%) CCSA
16 6 (1.47%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.16%) SLA
2 9 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.22%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.73%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 192 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 83 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (11.00%) Hyper-V
4 37 (9.05%) XenApp
5 25 (6.11%) vSphere
6 15 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.42%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.96%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.47%) NFS
11 6 (1.47%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.73%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.73%) Postfix
13 3 (0.73%) Xen
13 3 (0.73%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (12.71%) SCCM
2 51 (12.47%) SCOM
3 32 (7.82%) Puppet
4 25 (6.11%) NetBackup
5 19 (4.65%) WSUS
6 18 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (3.18%) Ansible
9 11 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (2.20%) WMI
12 8 (1.96%) AirWatch
12 8 (1.96%) Backup Exec
12 8 (1.96%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (1.47%) Netcool
15 5 (1.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 5 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 168 (41.08%) Microsoft
2 155 (37.90%) VMware
3 97 (23.72%) Cisco
4 72 (17.60%) Citrix
5 51 (12.47%) HP
6 42 (10.27%) F5
7 41 (10.02%) CheckPoint
8 32 (7.82%) Oracle
9 26 (6.36%) Red Hat
10 24 (5.87%) Intel Security
10 24 (5.87%) Symantec
11 20 (4.89%) Juniper
12 19 (4.65%) Dell
12 19 (4.65%) EMC
13 17 (4.16%) NetApp
14 15 (3.67%) Blue Coat
15 14 (3.42%) Veritas
16 11 (2.69%) DevExpress
16 11 (2.69%) Extreme Networks
17 10 (2.44%) BMC
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