The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 74 110 113
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 204 132 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 1.56% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.80% 8.49% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 55 54
Average daily rate
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£298 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £23.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1555 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.78% 18.34% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 691 570
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
DNS
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 30 July 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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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
Berkshire +9 73 £363 +50.25% 27
Hampshire +20 54 £336 -9.36% 19
Surrey -3 22 £293 -8.59% 21
West Sussex +12 19 £220 -37.14% 6
East Sussex - 12 £250 - 4
Kent -4 9 £400 +135.29% 6
Oxfordshire +8 8 £338 +3.84% 7
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £261 -16.40% 3
Middlesex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 263 (62.47%) Windows
2 199 (47.27%) Active Directory
3 162 (38.48%) DHCP
4 145 (34.44%) Microsoft
5 130 (30.88%) TCP/IP
6 117 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (26.60%) Firewall
8 109 (25.89%) VMware
9 107 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 106 (25.18%) Security Cleared
11 100 (23.75%) Cisco
12 76 (18.05%) Configuration Management
13 74 (17.58%) MS Exchange
14 73 (17.34%) Linux
15 72 (17.10%) ITIL
16 66 (15.68%) Telecoms
17 65 (15.44%) Windows XP
18 60 (14.25%) Juniper
18 60 (14.25%) SC Cleared
19 59 (14.01%) SCCM
19 59 (14.01%) WAN
20 55 (13.06%) LAN
20 55 (13.06%) HP
20 55 (13.06%) MS Excel
21 54 (12.83%) Oracle
21 54 (12.83%) Cisco Certification
22 52 (12.35%) Citrix
23 51 (12.11%) SQL
24 49 (11.64%) LDAP
24 49 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 74 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 45 (10.69%) IIS
3 44 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.46%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.99%) Apache
5 21 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.38%) Lync
8 10 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.14%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.71%) CMS
14 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 55 (13.06%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.26%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (4.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.71%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.46%) Office 365
3 18 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.61%) IaaS
5 6 (1.43%) SaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 162 (38.48%) DHCP
2 130 (30.88%) TCP/IP
3 112 (26.60%) Firewall
4 59 (14.01%) WAN
5 55 (13.06%) LAN
6 49 (11.64%) LDAP
7 48 (11.40%) VPN
8 47 (11.16%) MPLS
9 43 (10.21%) SAN
10 38 (9.03%) Internet
11 36 (8.55%) GGSN
11 36 (8.55%) SGSN
12 33 (7.84%) VoIP
12 33 (7.84%) IPsec
13 30 (7.13%) HTTP
14 25 (5.94%) BGP
15 24 (5.70%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (5.46%) VLAN
17 22 (5.23%) Wireless
17 22 (5.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.04%) MySQL
3 15 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.19%) SQLPlus
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.24%) Ingres
11 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 17 (4.04%) QuickTest Pro
1 17 (4.04%) LoadRunner
2 11 (2.61%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.66%) Subversion
4 6 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.95%) Hudson
7 3 (0.71%) Selenium
7 3 (0.71%) NUnit
7 3 (0.71%) MSI
7 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.48%) WiX
8 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.48%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.48%) Ant
8 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
General
1 66 (15.68%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.41%) Finance
3 12 (2.85%) Front Office
3 12 (2.85%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.61%) Back Office
5 10 (2.38%) Marketing
6 8 (1.90%) Electronics
7 6 (1.43%) Advertising
8 5 (1.19%) Legal
9 4 (0.95%) Banking
10 3 (0.71%) Retail
11 2 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (11.40%) Analyst
2 43 (10.21%) Support Engineer
3 37 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (7.84%) Network Engineer
5 23 (5.46%) Server Engineer
6 22 (5.23%) NOC Engineer
7 21 (4.99%) Consultant
8 18 (4.28%) IP Engineer
8 18 (4.28%) Administrator
8 18 (4.28%) Network Support
9 16 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (3.80%) Design Engineer
10 14 (3.33%) Build Engineer
10 14 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.09%) Support Analyst
12 12 (2.85%) Test Analyst
12 12 (2.85%) Developer
12 12 (2.85%) Field Engineer
12 12 (2.85%) Security Engineer
12 12 (2.85%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.60%) .NET
2 26 (6.18%) HTML
3 24 (5.70%) ASP.NET
4 20 (4.75%) JSP
5 12 (2.85%) SOAP
5 12 (2.85%) XML
6 11 (2.61%) Web Services
6 11 (2.61%) DCOM
7 8 (1.90%) REST
7 8 (1.90%) CSS
8 7 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.43%) Ajax
9 6 (1.43%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.43%) jQuery
10 5 (1.19%) JSON
11 4 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.71%) WAP
12 3 (0.71%) XSLT
12 3 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.13%) PKI
2 24 (5.70%) Clustering
3 23 (5.46%) Replication
4 15 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.56%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.66%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.66%) Firmware
5 7 (1.66%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.43%) Statistics
7 5 (1.19%) Wiki
7 5 (1.19%) HACMP
7 5 (1.19%) DTV
7 5 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.19%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.71%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.48%) iPad
10 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 263 (62.47%) Windows
2 117 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 73 (17.34%) Linux
5 65 (15.44%) Windows XP
6 44 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (9.50%) UNIX
7 40 (9.50%) Windows 7
8 36 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (5.23%) Solaris
10 21 (4.99%) Windows 2000
11 13 (3.09%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (1.43%) AIX
14 5 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.71%) CentOS
16 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.05%) Configuration Management
2 72 (17.10%) ITIL
3 40 (9.50%) Change Management
4 30 (7.13%) Problem Management
4 30 (7.13%) Software Testing
5 23 (5.46%) Fault Management
6 22 (5.23%) Migration
7 21 (4.99%) Service Delivery
7 21 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (4.99%) Load Balancing
8 19 (4.51%) Performance Management
9 18 (4.28%) Project Management
9 18 (4.28%) Network Design
10 17 (4.04%) Performance Testing
10 17 (4.04%) Network Management
11 15 (3.56%) Service Management
12 13 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (2.61%) Validation
13 11 (2.61%) Incident Management
13 11 (2.61%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.11%) SQL
2 36 (8.55%) PowerShell
3 28 (6.65%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.46%) Java
5 20 (4.75%) Perl
6 18 (4.28%) C#
6 18 (4.28%) VBScript
7 16 (3.80%) C
8 15 (3.56%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.38%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.38%) C++
10 8 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.90%) Python
11 7 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.43%) VB
13 5 (1.19%) Ruby
13 5 (1.19%) PHP
14 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.24%) Korn
15 1 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 106 (25.18%) Security Cleared
2 60 (14.25%) SC Cleared
3 54 (12.83%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (10.21%) DV Cleared
6 34 (8.08%) MCSE
6 34 (8.08%) CCNA
7 29 (6.89%) CCNP
8 25 (5.94%) Degree
8 25 (5.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (4.28%) ISTQB
10 17 (4.04%) MCP
11 16 (3.80%) MCSA
11 16 (3.80%) MCITP
12 14 (3.33%) MCTS
13 11 (2.61%) CCIE
13 11 (2.61%) ISEB
14 7 (1.66%) CCSP
14 7 (1.66%) CISSP
14 7 (1.66%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.75%) SLA
2 14 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.43%) QA
4 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.71%) BS7799
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 199 (47.27%) Active Directory
2 39 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.13%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.23%) vSphere
5 17 (4.04%) XenApp
6 13 (3.09%) DFS Replication
7 12 (2.85%) UAG
8 10 (2.38%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.90%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.90%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.66%) NFS
11 6 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.43%) NLBS
12 5 (1.19%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.19%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.95%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.95%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.95%) Snort
14 3 (0.71%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (14.01%) SCCM
2 30 (7.13%) SCOM
3 27 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (4.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 15 (3.56%) WSUS
6 13 (3.09%) WMI
6 13 (3.09%) NetBackup
6 13 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (2.38%) Puppet
8 9 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.90%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (1.43%) Nagios
11 5 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.95%) MIIS
13 3 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.71%) Sysprep
13 3 (0.71%) SCVMM
14 2 (0.48%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 145 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 109 (25.89%) VMware
3 100 (23.75%) Cisco
4 60 (14.25%) Juniper
5 55 (13.06%) HP
6 54 (12.83%) Oracle
7 52 (12.35%) Citrix
8 42 (9.98%) CheckPoint
9 40 (9.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 37 (8.79%) Red Hat
11 26 (6.18%) F5
12 20 (4.75%) NetApp
13 19 (4.51%) Velocent
14 18 (4.28%) Symantec
15 16 (3.80%) McAfee
16 15 (3.56%) Sun
17 13 (3.09%) Dell
18 12 (2.85%) IBM
19 11 (2.61%) Borland
20 10 (2.38%) Huawei
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