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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 81 71 106
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +35
Contract jobs citing DNS 202 197 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.20% 2.34% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.07% 13.64% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 97 67
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£350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.25 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.93% +4.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.85 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £34.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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
1825 1444 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 17.14% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 611 620
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 119 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 +5 87 £375 +21.95% 22
Surrey +20 34 £344 +14.58% 9
Buckinghamshire -1 24 £280 +1.81% 15
Hampshire -49 24 £325 -9.72% 9
East Sussex 0 14 £425 +38.77% 5
West Sussex -6 11 £235 -30.29% 9
Oxfordshire -22 3 £320 +163.91% 2
Kent -12 2 £450 +51.26% 5
M4 Corridor - 1 £350 -
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 286 (68.75%) Windows
2 206 (49.52%) DHCP
3 205 (49.28%) Active Directory
4 176 (42.31%) VMware
5 162 (38.94%) Microsoft
6 152 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 115 (27.64%) Firewall
8 114 (27.40%) Linux
9 112 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 110 (26.44%) Cisco
11 105 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 104 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 85 (20.43%) MS Exchange
13 85 (20.43%) ITIL
14 84 (20.19%) SQL
15 80 (19.23%) Security Cleared
16 75 (18.03%) IIS
17 74 (17.79%) HP
18 69 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
19 68 (16.35%) Citrix
19 68 (16.35%) UNIX
19 68 (16.35%) SAN
20 67 (16.11%) Telecoms
21 66 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
22 63 (15.14%) LAN
22 63 (15.14%) WAN
23 60 (14.42%) Red Hat
24 59 (14.18%) SC Cleared
25 56 (13.46%) MS Excel
26 53 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 85 (20.43%) MS Exchange
2 75 (18.03%) IIS
3 30 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (6.73%) Apache
5 22 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (5.05%) SharePoint
7 19 (4.57%) IBM Notes
7 19 (4.57%) Lync
8 16 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (3.61%) WebSphere
10 11 (2.64%) IBM HTTP Server
11 10 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (2.40%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (1.68%) GroupWise
12 7 (1.68%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.68%) GlassFish
12 7 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 56 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.45%) MS Office
3 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) assyst
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.64%) Office 365
3 9 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.68%) IaaS
5 6 (1.44%) SaaS
6 4 (0.96%) PaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 206 (49.52%) DHCP
2 115 (27.64%) Firewall
3 104 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 68 (16.35%) SAN
5 63 (15.14%) LAN
5 63 (15.14%) WAN
6 45 (10.82%) Internet
7 44 (10.58%) LDAP
8 38 (9.13%) SSL
9 34 (8.17%) VPN
10 30 (7.21%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (6.97%) HTTP
12 28 (6.73%) VLAN
13 26 (6.25%) BGP
13 26 (6.25%) SMTP
14 25 (6.01%) 3G
15 20 (4.81%) OSPF
16 19 (4.57%) VoIP
17 17 (4.09%) Network Security
18 16 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.81%) MySQL
3 13 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.20%) DB2
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 7
9 3 (0.72%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Introscope
2 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.72%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.48%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.48%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) GitLab
General
1 67 (16.11%) Telecoms
2 31 (7.45%) Finance
3 15 (3.61%) Banking
4 10 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.68%) Back Office
6 4 (0.96%) Retail
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
7 3 (0.72%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Billing
7 3 (0.72%) Military
7 3 (0.72%) Legal
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (13.70%) Analyst
3 42 (10.10%) Support Engineer
4 24 (5.77%) Consultant
4 24 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
5 23 (5.53%) Field Engineer
6 22 (5.29%) Network Engineer
7 20 (4.81%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.33%) Design Engineer
9 17 (4.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 16 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
10 16 (3.85%) Server Engineer
10 16 (3.85%) Administrator
10 16 (3.85%) Architect
11 15 (3.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.61%) IP Engineer
12 13 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (2.64%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.57%) XML
2 13 (3.13%) SOAP
3 12 (2.88%) HTML
4 9 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (2.16%) .NET
5 8 (1.92%) Application Packaging
5 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.68%) Flash
6 7 (1.68%) LAMP
7 6 (1.44%) Worklight
8 5 (1.20%) Software Packaging
8 5 (1.20%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.96%) Ajax
9 4 (0.96%) CSS
9 4 (0.96%) Web Services
10 3 (0.72%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.72%) JSP
11 2 (0.48%) FastCGI
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 2 (0.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.26%) Clustering
2 26 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.01%) Replication
4 21 (5.05%) PKI
5 16 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.64%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.64%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.92%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.44%) HACMP
9 6 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.96%) User Experience
11 4 (0.96%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.72%) DTV
12 3 (0.72%) Open Source
12 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.48%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 286 (68.75%) Windows
2 152 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (27.40%) Linux
4 105 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (16.35%) UNIX
7 53 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (12.74%) Windows 7
8 42 (10.10%) Solaris
9 33 (7.93%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.61%) AIX
11 11 (2.64%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.40%) SUSE
12 10 (2.40%) Windows 2000
13 9 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.20%) VMS
16 4 (0.96%) Android
17 2 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.43%) ITIL
2 36 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (7.21%) Project Management
3 30 (7.21%) Service Management
4 25 (6.01%) Change Management
5 24 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
6 23 (5.53%) Configuration Management
6 23 (5.53%) Migration
7 22 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
8 21 (5.05%) Load Balancing
9 19 (4.57%) Network Design
9 19 (4.57%) Customer Engagement
10 16 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 14 (3.37%) Validation
12 13 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (2.88%) Capacity Management
14 11 (2.64%) Problem Management
15 10 (2.40%) Change Control
16 9 (2.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.19%) SQL
2 51 (12.26%) Perl
3 39 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 29 (6.97%) Java
5 26 (6.25%) Python
6 25 (6.01%) C
6 25 (6.01%) VBScript
7 23 (5.53%) Shell Script
8 17 (4.09%) VB
9 16 (3.85%) C++
10 13 (3.13%) JavaScript
11 12 (2.88%) Korn
11 12 (2.88%) PHP
12 10 (2.40%) C#
13 9 (2.16%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.44%) Jython
15 5 (1.20%) Ruby
16 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.72%) AWK
Qualifications
1 80 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 66 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (14.18%) SC Cleared
4 48 (11.54%) MCSE
5 43 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (8.65%) CCNA
7 31 (7.45%) MCITP
8 30 (7.21%) Degree
9 25 (6.01%) DV Cleared
10 22 (5.29%) MCTS
11 18 (4.33%) CCNP
12 14 (3.37%) MCP
13 13 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (2.64%) MCSA
15 8 (1.92%) CCA
15 8 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.92%) HNC
16 7 (1.68%) JNCIA
17 4 (0.96%) SCSA
17 4 (0.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 205 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 112 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (11.06%) vSphere
4 26 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 22 (5.29%) NFS
6 21 (5.05%) VMware ESX
7 19 (4.57%) XenApp
8 15 (3.61%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.64%) vCloud
10 9 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.16%) UAG
10 9 (2.16%) DFS Replication
10 9 (2.16%) Sendmail
11 8 (1.92%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.20%) FreeRADIUS
13 5 (1.20%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 40 (9.62%) SCCM
2 39 (9.38%) NetBackup
3 37 (8.89%) SCOM
4 24 (5.77%) Nagios
5 17 (4.09%) WMI
6 15 (3.61%) WSUS
7 11 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (2.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 11 (2.64%) SCSM
8 10 (2.40%) Backup Exec
9 9 (2.16%) MIMEsweeper
9 9 (2.16%) MAILsweeper
10 8 (1.92%) MOM
11 7 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.68%) HP SIM
12 6 (1.44%) Puppet
12 6 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (1.20%) OpenView
13 5 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
14 4 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 176 (42.31%) VMware
2 162 (38.94%) Microsoft
3 110 (26.44%) Cisco
4 74 (17.79%) HP
5 68 (16.35%) Citrix
6 60 (14.42%) Red Hat
7 38 (9.13%) Juniper
8 35 (8.41%) CheckPoint
9 32 (7.69%) IBM
10 31 (7.45%) Oracle
11 30 (7.21%) NetApp
12 28 (6.73%) Dell
12 28 (6.73%) EMC
13 27 (6.49%) Symantec
14 23 (5.53%) Lotus
14 23 (5.53%) Sun
15 18 (4.33%) Veritas
16 17 (4.09%) F5
17 15 (3.61%) Blue Coat
18 14 (3.37%) SolarWinds
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