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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 82 89
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 265 228 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.90% 2.44% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.86% 12.29% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 123 75
Median daily rate £363 £375 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 12
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +93.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £22.60 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.80 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.04 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.15% +56.25%
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
1912 1855 1659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.91% 19.85% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 891 721
Median daily rate £375 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 104 105
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +61.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +24 95 £375 -5.66% 11
Hampshire +35 75 £350 -25.54% 21
Surrey -22 43 £386 +10.35% 25
Oxfordshire +2 17 £296 +3.04% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 16 £430 +7.50%
West Sussex -34 10 £350 +16.66% 8
Kent -25 4 £425 -12.82% 3
East Sussex -3 3 £413 +83.33% 9
Middlesex -2 2 £456 +146.62%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 278 (53.36%) DHCP
2 272 (52.21%) Windows
3 239 (45.87%) Active Directory
4 218 (41.84%) Microsoft
5 162 (31.09%) TCP/IP
6 157 (30.13%) Firewall
7 155 (29.75%) Windows Server
8 131 (25.14%) VMware
9 129 (24.76%) ITIL
10 126 (24.18%) Linux
11 119 (22.84%) Cisco
12 108 (20.73%) VPN
13 107 (20.54%) LAN
14 106 (20.35%) WAN
15 103 (19.77%) SSL
16 102 (19.58%) Data Centre
17 97 (18.62%) Citrix
18 96 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 95 (18.23%) Security Cleared
20 89 (17.08%) SQL
21 87 (16.70%) Windows Server 2008
22 85 (16.31%) MPLS
23 83 (15.93%) LDAP
24 82 (15.74%) MS Excel
24 82 (15.74%) Degree
25 78 (14.97%) Load Balancing
26 73 (14.01%) IPsec
27 72 (13.82%) HTTP
27 72 (13.82%) SC Cleared
27 72 (13.82%) PowerShell

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 (13.05%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.75%) IIS
3 38 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.18%) Apache
4 27 (5.18%) Skype for Business
5 25 (4.80%) Tomcat
6 23 (4.41%) SharePoint
7 20 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (3.45%) JBoss
8 18 (3.45%) WebLogic
9 16 (3.07%) nginx
9 16 (3.07%) OpenStack
10 15 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.34%) Live Communications Server
14 6 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.58%) Node.js
16 3 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 82 (15.74%) MS Excel
2 51 (9.79%) MS Office
3 9 (1.73%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.98%) Office 365
3 40 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.30%) IaaS
6 8 (1.54%) SaaS
7 7 (1.34%) PaaS
8 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.77%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.19%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 278 (53.36%) DHCP
2 162 (31.09%) TCP/IP
3 157 (30.13%) Firewall
4 108 (20.73%) VPN
5 107 (20.54%) LAN
6 106 (20.35%) WAN
7 103 (19.77%) SSL
8 85 (16.31%) MPLS
9 83 (15.93%) LDAP
10 73 (14.01%) IPsec
11 72 (13.82%) HTTP
12 65 (12.48%) Internet
13 63 (12.09%) SAN
14 62 (11.90%) FTP
15 55 (10.56%) BGP
16 54 (10.36%) SMTP
17 53 (10.17%) Network Security
18 50 (9.60%) VLAN
19 43 (8.25%) Wireless
20 42 (8.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.65%) MySQL
2 19 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.07%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.92%) RSpec
4 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.96%) Fiddler
5 5 (0.96%) JIRA
6 3 (0.58%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.58%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.38%) Ant
7 2 (0.38%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) Babel
8 1 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.19%) GitLab
8 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.19%) webpack
8 1 (0.19%) WiX
General
1 63 (12.09%) Finance
2 39 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.80%) Marketing
4 11 (2.11%) Back Office
4 11 (2.11%) Electronics
4 11 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.73%) Billing
5 9 (1.73%) Publishing
6 8 (1.54%) Front Office
7 6 (1.15%) Banking
7 6 (1.15%) French Language
7 6 (1.15%) German Language
7 6 (1.15%) Portuguese Language
7 6 (1.15%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.77%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Advertising
9 3 (0.58%) Games
9 3 (0.58%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.38%) Military
10 2 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (18.62%) Support Engineer
2 73 (14.01%) Network Engineer
3 60 (11.52%) Analyst
4 59 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 47 (9.02%) Administrator
6 37 (7.10%) Consultant
7 30 (5.76%) Active Directory Engineer
7 30 (5.76%) Architect
8 29 (5.57%) Windows Engineer
9 26 (4.99%) VMware Engineer
10 25 (4.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 25 (4.80%) Field Engineer
11 23 (4.41%) Security Engineer
11 23 (4.41%) Server Engineer
12 22 (4.22%) Network Support
13 21 (4.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 21 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
13 21 (4.03%) Support Analyst
13 21 (4.03%) Web Analyst
14 20 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.76%) .NET
1 30 (5.76%) Web Services
2 24 (4.61%) CSS
3 22 (4.22%) XML
4 20 (3.84%) 802.1X
5 15 (2.88%) LAMP
5 15 (2.88%) Middleware
6 14 (2.69%) LEMP Stack
6 14 (2.69%) MCollective
6 14 (2.69%) REST
7 10 (1.92%) ADO.NET
8 9 (1.73%) Ajax
8 9 (1.73%) Regular Expression
9 7 (1.34%) SOAP
10 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.15%) OAuth2
10 6 (1.15%) SAML
10 6 (1.15%) WCF
11 5 (0.96%) FastCGI
11 5 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (19.58%) Data Centre
2 51 (9.79%) Management Information System
3 46 (8.83%) Computer Science
4 40 (7.68%) PKI
5 36 (6.91%) Clustering
6 28 (5.37%) Replication
7 20 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (3.84%) Public Cloud
8 16 (3.07%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.50%) Cryptography
10 12 (2.30%) HACMP
11 10 (1.92%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.73%) Statistics
13 6 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.77%) DataPower
15 4 (0.77%) EMC VNX
15 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 272 (52.21%) Windows
2 155 (29.75%) Windows Server
3 126 (24.18%) Linux
4 87 (16.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (9.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (7.87%) Unix
9 35 (6.72%) Windows 7
10 27 (5.18%) Windows XP
11 21 (4.03%) Solaris
12 20 (3.84%) Ubuntu
13 16 (3.07%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.73%) CentOS
15 8 (1.54%) AIX
15 8 (1.54%) Windows 10
16 7 (1.34%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.15%) VMS
18 5 (0.96%) Android
19 4 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (24.76%) ITIL
2 78 (14.97%) Load Balancing
3 66 (12.67%) Configuration Management
4 64 (12.28%) Change Management
5 54 (10.36%) Problem Management
6 45 (8.64%) Project Management
7 44 (8.45%) Service Management
8 39 (7.49%) Incident Management
9 34 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (6.14%) High Availability
11 28 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
11 28 (5.37%) Migration
12 25 (4.80%) Capacity Management
12 25 (4.80%) DevOps
13 23 (4.41%) Customer Engagement
14 22 (4.22%) Mentoring
15 21 (4.03%) ITIL V3
16 19 (3.65%) Network Design
16 19 (3.65%) Open Source
16 19 (3.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 89 (17.08%) SQL
2 72 (13.82%) PowerShell
3 47 (9.02%) Python
4 42 (8.06%) Perl
5 36 (6.91%) VBScript
6 20 (3.84%) Java
7 16 (3.07%) C#
7 16 (3.07%) Ruby
8 13 (2.50%) C
9 11 (2.11%) C++
9 11 (2.11%) VB
10 10 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.34%) PHP
13 6 (1.15%) Tcl
14 4 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.19%) Jython
16 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (18.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (18.23%) Security Cleared
3 82 (15.74%) Degree
4 72 (13.82%) SC Cleared
5 65 (12.48%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (10.56%) MCSE
7 45 (8.64%) CCNA
8 40 (7.68%) MCTS
9 31 (5.95%) MCP
10 26 (4.99%) MCITP
11 25 (4.80%) CCNP
12 24 (4.61%) MCSA
13 16 (3.07%) DV Cleared
14 12 (2.30%) MCSD
15 11 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (1.73%) CCSE
16 9 (1.73%) CISSP
16 9 (1.73%) MCDST
17 6 (1.15%) CCIE
17 6 (1.15%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.80%) SLA
2 18 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.15%) QA
5 4 (0.77%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.38%) WCAG
7 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 239 (45.87%) Active Directory
2 67 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (9.79%) Hyper-V
4 47 (9.02%) XenApp
5 29 (5.57%) VMware ESX
6 24 (4.61%) UAG
7 23 (4.41%) vSphere
8 19 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (2.88%) NFS
10 14 (2.69%) qmail
10 14 (2.69%) Squid
10 14 (2.69%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.92%) ISA Server
11 10 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.73%) Terminal Server
13 7 (1.34%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.34%) XenServer
14 6 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 52 (9.98%) Puppet
2 49 (9.40%) SCCM
3 40 (7.68%) SCOM
4 29 (5.57%) WSUS
5 16 (3.07%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (2.69%) Cacti
6 14 (2.69%) Graphite
6 14 (2.69%) logstash
6 14 (2.69%) Nagios
6 14 (2.69%) ZABBIX
7 13 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
7 13 (2.50%) collectd
7 13 (2.50%) Ganglia
8 12 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 11 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (1.73%) WMI
11 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (1.34%) Ansible
Vendors
1 218 (41.84%) Microsoft
2 131 (25.14%) VMware
3 119 (22.84%) Cisco
4 97 (18.62%) Citrix
5 52 (9.98%) Red Hat
6 50 (9.60%) HP
7 48 (9.21%) F5
8 41 (7.87%) NetApp
9 36 (6.91%) Oracle
10 34 (6.53%) CheckPoint
11 31 (5.95%) Juniper
12 25 (4.80%) SolarWinds
13 21 (4.03%) Blue Coat
14 17 (3.26%) Veritas
15 15 (2.88%) Dell
16 14 (2.69%) IBM
16 14 (2.69%) IronPort
17 13 (2.50%) Huawei
17 13 (2.50%) Splunk
18 12 (2.30%) SAP
South East
LA International
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £269 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £35.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £27 - £36 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago