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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 84 68 92
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing DNS 221 223 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.29% 2.52% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.04% 14.24% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 110 71
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£370 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £209 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +4.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.18 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £28.51 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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
2001 1566 1515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.72% 17.71% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 659 600
Average daily rate £350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -18 83 £398 +29.26% 21
Surrey +29 41 £325 -16.12% 21
Hampshire -33 33 £400 +22.13% 11
Buckinghamshire +14 25 £350 +41.41% 13
West Sussex -6 21 £290 -3.33% 5
Oxfordshire -21 10 £320 +11.30% 5
East Sussex +8 9 £425 +30.76% 3
Kent -8 3 £450 +50.00% 2
Middlesex - - - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 299 (66.44%) Windows
2 223 (49.56%) DHCP
3 222 (49.33%) Active Directory
4 190 (42.22%) VMware
5 166 (36.89%) Microsoft
6 151 (33.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 134 (29.78%) Cisco
8 131 (29.11%) Firewall
9 129 (28.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 124 (27.56%) TCP/IP
11 108 (24.00%) ITIL
12 105 (23.33%) Linux
13 101 (22.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 88 (19.56%) MS Exchange
15 84 (18.67%) WAN
16 83 (18.44%) Security Cleared
17 81 (18.00%) LAN
17 81 (18.00%) SQL
18 72 (16.00%) IIS
19 69 (15.33%) SAN
19 69 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
20 66 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
21 64 (14.22%) Windows 7
22 63 (14.00%) HP
22 63 (14.00%) SC Cleared
22 63 (14.00%) Telecoms
23 62 (13.78%) UNIX
24 53 (11.78%) Citrix
24 53 (11.78%) VPN
25 52 (11.56%) Juniper

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 88 (19.56%) MS Exchange
2 72 (16.00%) IIS
3 28 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (5.78%) Apache
5 23 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (4.44%) SharePoint
7 18 (4.00%) IBM Notes
8 16 (3.56%) Lync
9 14 (3.11%) WebSphere
10 11 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
11 9 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (2.00%) Lotus Domino
11 9 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.78%) GroupWise
13 6 (1.33%) Adobe CQ
13 6 (1.33%) GlassFish
13 6 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.67%) MS Office
3 11 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.22%) RMDS
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.33%) IaaS
3 13 (2.89%) Office 365
4 11 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.56%) SaaS
6 5 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 223 (49.56%) DHCP
2 131 (29.11%) Firewall
3 124 (27.56%) TCP/IP
4 84 (18.67%) WAN
5 81 (18.00%) LAN
6 69 (15.33%) SAN
7 53 (11.78%) VPN
8 45 (10.00%) LDAP
9 42 (9.33%) Internet
10 41 (9.11%) SMTP
11 38 (8.44%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (8.44%) SSL
12 36 (8.00%) HTTP
13 29 (6.44%) Network Security
14 27 (6.00%) 3G
15 24 (5.33%) VLAN
16 22 (4.89%) BGP
17 21 (4.67%) Wireshark
18 19 (4.22%) MPLS
19 18 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.00%) MySQL
3 11 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.89%) DB2
9 3 (0.67%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 7
9 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.33%) Introscope
3 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.67%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.44%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.44%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 63 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 43 (9.56%) Finance
3 16 (3.56%) Banking
4 9 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.78%) Back Office
6 5 (1.11%) Retail
7 4 (0.89%) Electronics
8 3 (0.67%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Military
8 3 (0.67%) Billing
9 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Automotive
9 2 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 60 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (13.11%) Analyst
3 38 (8.44%) Support Engineer
4 36 (8.00%) Consultant
5 26 (5.78%) Network Engineer
6 25 (5.56%) Field Engineer
7 24 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
7 24 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 24 (5.33%) Server Engineer
8 21 (4.67%) Architect
9 16 (3.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (3.33%) Administrator
10 15 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (3.11%) Design Engineer
12 12 (2.67%) IT Support
12 12 (2.67%) IP Engineer
12 12 (2.67%) Security Engineer
12 12 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.00%) XML
2 11 (2.44%) HTML
2 11 (2.44%) SOAP
3 10 (2.22%) Rendezvous
4 9 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.78%) Application Packaging
6 7 (1.56%) .NET
7 6 (1.33%) Worklight
7 6 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.33%) Flash
8 5 (1.11%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.89%) Regular Expression
9 4 (0.89%) LAMP
9 4 (0.89%) Web Services
9 4 (0.89%) CSS
10 3 (0.67%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.67%) Ajax
11 2 (0.44%) ServiceStack
11 2 (0.44%) JPA
11 2 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.56%) Clustering
2 29 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.00%) PKI
4 23 (5.11%) Replication
5 16 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.78%) FlexPod
8 7 (1.56%) CLARiiON
8 7 (1.56%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.33%) HACMP
10 4 (0.89%) Open Source
10 4 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.89%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.89%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.67%) User Experience
11 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.44%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 299 (66.44%) Windows
2 151 (33.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (23.33%) Linux
4 101 (22.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (14.22%) Windows 7
7 62 (13.78%) UNIX
8 48 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (9.11%) Solaris
10 33 (7.33%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.89%) AIX
12 10 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (1.78%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (1.78%) SUSE
13 8 (1.78%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.33%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.11%) VMS
15 5 (1.11%) Android
16 3 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (24.00%) ITIL
2 47 (10.44%) Service Management
3 37 (8.22%) Project Management
4 35 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (6.89%) Load Balancing
6 29 (6.44%) Change Management
6 29 (6.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 27 (6.00%) Migration
8 26 (5.78%) Configuration Management
9 22 (4.89%) Kalman Filter
10 21 (4.67%) Customer Engagement
11 19 (4.22%) Network Design
12 14 (3.11%) Validation
13 13 (2.89%) Problem Management
13 13 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (2.89%) Network Architecture
14 12 (2.67%) Incident Management
15 10 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
15 10 (2.22%) Change Control
16 9 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 81 (18.00%) SQL
2 45 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 44 (9.78%) Perl
4 28 (6.22%) Python
5 27 (6.00%) VBScript
6 25 (5.56%) Java
6 25 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 22 (4.89%) C
8 17 (3.78%) C++
9 13 (2.89%) VB
10 11 (2.44%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.44%) PHP
11 8 (1.78%) C#
12 7 (1.56%) Korn
13 6 (1.33%) Jython
14 4 (0.89%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.67%) AWK
15 3 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 66 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (14.00%) SC Cleared
4 47 (10.44%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (9.56%) MCSE
6 36 (8.00%) CCNA
7 35 (7.78%) Degree
8 32 (7.11%) MCITP
9 28 (6.22%) DV Cleared
10 23 (5.11%) MCTS
11 20 (4.44%) CCNP
12 16 (3.56%) MCP
13 14 (3.11%) MCSA
14 12 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (2.44%) VCP4
16 10 (2.22%) CISSP
17 8 (1.78%) CCIE
18 5 (1.11%) HNC
19 4 (0.89%) SCSA
19 4 (0.89%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.33%) SLA
2 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 222 (49.33%) Active Directory
2 129 (28.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (11.33%) vSphere
4 41 (9.11%) Hyper-V
5 18 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 14 (3.11%) vCloud
6 14 (3.11%) NFS
7 13 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.67%) UAG
8 12 (2.67%) Sendmail
9 11 (2.44%) Terminal Services
10 10 (2.22%) DFS Replication
10 10 (2.22%) XenApp
11 9 (2.00%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.11%) Veritas File System
13 5 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.89%) FreeRADIUS
14 4 (0.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 51 (11.33%) SCCM
2 40 (8.89%) SCOM
3 30 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.78%) WMI
5 16 (3.56%) Nagios
6 15 (3.33%) WSUS
7 12 (2.67%) MIMEsweeper
7 12 (2.67%) MAILsweeper
8 11 (2.44%) SCSM
9 9 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (1.78%) MOM
10 8 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.11%) OpenView
11 5 (1.11%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.11%) Puppet
12 4 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 190 (42.22%) VMware
2 166 (36.89%) Microsoft
3 134 (29.78%) Cisco
4 63 (14.00%) HP
5 53 (11.78%) Citrix
6 52 (11.56%) Juniper
7 51 (11.33%) Red Hat
8 48 (10.67%) CheckPoint
9 42 (9.33%) NetApp
10 31 (6.89%) IBM
11 27 (6.00%) Blue Coat
11 27 (6.00%) Oracle
11 27 (6.00%) Dell
12 25 (5.56%) F5
12 25 (5.56%) SolarWinds
13 22 (4.89%) EMC
13 22 (4.89%) Lotus
14 21 (4.67%) Symantec
15 20 (4.44%) Sun
16 16 (3.56%) Websense
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