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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 85 79 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 234 214 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.36% 2.32% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.06% 11.69% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 97 65
Average daily rate
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£350 £301 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.18% -4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.98 £50.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
1792 1831 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.88% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 866 724
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 97
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -10 69 £384 +16.21% 17
Hampshire -12 39 £288 -17.26% 9
West Sussex +3 32 £350 +57.30% 10
Surrey +1 28 £350 +20.68% 17
Buckinghamshire +8 22 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -2 21 £288 -14.81% 12
East Sussex +9 18 £330 +32.00% 4
Kent -3 3 £363 -18.30% 9
Middlesex +5 1 £350 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 295 (62.37%) Windows
2 257 (54.33%) DHCP
3 234 (49.47%) Active Directory
4 212 (44.82%) VMware
5 168 (35.52%) TCP/IP
6 163 (34.46%) Microsoft
7 159 (33.62%) Firewall
8 158 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 128 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 126 (26.64%) Cisco
11 117 (24.74%) LAN
12 111 (23.47%) WAN
13 106 (22.41%) Linux
14 99 (20.93%) MS Exchange
15 97 (20.51%) PowerShell
16 95 (20.08%) SQL
17 91 (19.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 89 (18.82%) VPN
19 84 (17.76%) SAN
20 83 (17.55%) SQL Server
21 78 (16.49%) Windows 7
22 77 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
22 77 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
23 73 (15.43%) Citrix
24 70 (14.80%) Data Centre
25 67 (14.16%) Security Cleared
26 62 (13.11%) vSphere
26 62 (13.11%) VLAN
27 60 (12.68%) Finance
27 60 (12.68%) SMTP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 99 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 53 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 39 (8.25%) IIS
5 26 (5.50%) SharePoint
6 21 (4.44%) Lync
7 18 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.59%) Apache
9 9 (1.90%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.63%) TPMS
14 2 (0.42%) nginx
15 1 (0.21%) WordPress
15 1 (0.21%) Node.js
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 55 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 41 (8.67%) MS Office
3 10 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.06%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) RMDS
2 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (6.77%) IaaS
3 29 (6.13%) SaaS
4 27 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (5.29%) PaaS
6 17 (3.59%) Office 365
7 8 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.63%) Yammer
9 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 257 (54.33%) DHCP
2 168 (35.52%) TCP/IP
3 159 (33.62%) Firewall
4 117 (24.74%) LAN
5 111 (23.47%) WAN
6 89 (18.82%) VPN
7 84 (17.76%) SAN
8 62 (13.11%) VLAN
9 60 (12.68%) SMTP
10 55 (11.63%) MPLS
11 47 (9.94%) BGP
12 44 (9.30%) OSPF
13 41 (8.67%) Internet
14 38 (8.03%) HTTP
14 38 (8.03%) Network Security
15 37 (7.82%) SSL
16 36 (7.61%) NAS
17 35 (7.40%) LDAP
18 34 (7.19%) IPsec
19 31 (6.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.23%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.17%) MySQL
3 15 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.21%) Big Data
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.90%) Subversion
4 8 (1.69%) Maven
5 5 (1.06%) Ant
5 5 (1.06%) JIRA
5 5 (1.06%) Selenium
6 4 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.85%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.63%) MSI
7 3 (0.63%) Grunt
7 3 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (0.63%) JSHint
7 3 (0.63%) Bower
7 3 (0.63%) webpack
7 3 (0.63%) gulp
7 3 (0.63%) QUnit
8 2 (0.42%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (12.68%) Finance
2 37 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.23%) Back Office
4 10 (2.11%) Banking
4 10 (2.11%) Online Betting
5 8 (1.69%) Legal
6 7 (1.48%) Billing
7 6 (1.27%) Retail
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Front Office
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Games
9 2 (0.42%) Military
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 68 (14.38%) Analyst
2 52 (10.99%) Architect
3 51 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (9.73%) Network Engineer
5 44 (9.30%) Support Engineer
6 35 (7.40%) Administrator
7 34 (7.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 33 (6.98%) Consultant
9 27 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 20 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (4.02%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.02%) Server Engineer
11 19 (4.02%) IT Support
12 16 (3.38%) Network Architect
13 15 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.54%) IT Support Analyst
16 11 (2.33%) Senior Network Engineer
17 10 (2.11%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.38%) Web Services
2 15 (3.17%) .NET
2 15 (3.17%) CSS
2 15 (3.17%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.11%) HTML
4 8 (1.69%) Ajax
5 7 (1.48%) XML
6 6 (1.27%) REST
7 4 (0.85%) CSS3
7 4 (0.85%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.85%) Rendezvous
7 4 (0.85%) boto
7 4 (0.85%) HTML5
8 3 (0.63%) Sass
8 3 (0.63%) LESS
8 3 (0.63%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.63%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.63%) React
8 3 (0.63%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.80%) Data Centre
2 44 (9.30%) Clustering
3 30 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.44%) PKI
6 11 (2.33%) Replication
7 10 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.11%) HACMP
7 10 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.48%) Statistics
9 7 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.06%) NHS
11 5 (1.06%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.06%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 295 (62.37%) Windows
2 128 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (22.41%) Linux
4 91 (19.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (16.49%) Windows 7
6 77 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 60 (12.68%) UNIX
8 28 (5.92%) Windows XP
9 22 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (4.44%) Solaris
10 21 (4.44%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.33%) AIX
12 9 (1.90%) CentOS
13 8 (1.69%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.27%) HPUX
15 4 (0.85%) Android
16 3 (0.63%) Debian
16 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
17 2 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (12.68%) ITIL
2 54 (11.42%) Migration
3 36 (7.61%) Load Balancing
4 31 (6.55%) Configuration Management
5 28 (5.92%) Capacity Management
6 27 (5.71%) Project Management
6 27 (5.71%) Service Management
7 22 (4.65%) Service Delivery
8 21 (4.44%) Network Design
8 21 (4.44%) Problem Management
9 20 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (3.38%) Change Management
10 16 (3.38%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (2.75%) Incident Management
12 13 (2.75%) Portfolio Management
12 13 (2.75%) Software Deployment
12 13 (2.75%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 97 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 95 (20.08%) SQL
3 38 (8.03%) Python
4 29 (6.13%) Perl
5 23 (4.86%) Shell Script
6 20 (4.23%) VBScript
7 17 (3.59%) VB
8 14 (2.96%) C
9 12 (2.54%) C++
10 10 (2.11%) C#
10 10 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.90%) Ruby
12 7 (1.48%) PHP
12 7 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.27%) Java
14 2 (0.42%) Korn
15 1 (0.21%) PHP5
15 1 (0.21%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (14.16%) Security Cleared
3 55 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (10.57%) SC Cleared
5 48 (10.15%) CCNA
6 36 (7.61%) CCNP
7 34 (7.19%) MCSE
8 29 (6.13%) Degree
9 18 (3.81%) MCITP
10 16 (3.38%) MCSA
10 16 (3.38%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (2.11%) CCSE
12 10 (2.11%) CISSP
13 9 (1.90%) CCENT
14 7 (1.48%) CCSA
14 7 (1.48%) RHCE
14 7 (1.48%) CCIE
14 7 (1.48%) MCP
15 4 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.69%) QA
3 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 234 (49.47%) Active Directory
2 158 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (13.11%) vSphere
4 57 (12.05%) Hyper-V
5 44 (9.30%) XenApp
6 28 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (5.07%) XenDesktop
8 21 (4.44%) NFS
9 20 (4.23%) VMware ESX
10 16 (3.38%) vCloud
11 13 (2.75%) Terminal Services
12 10 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 9 (1.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (1.48%) Postfix
14 7 (1.48%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.48%) DFS Replication
15 6 (1.27%) Sendmail
15 6 (1.27%) Samba
16 5 (1.06%) UAG
Systems Management
1 48 (10.15%) SCCM
2 37 (7.82%) SCOM
3 26 (5.50%) WSUS
4 23 (4.86%) Puppet
5 19 (4.02%) vMotion
6 18 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (3.81%) NetBackup
7 15 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 15 (3.17%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.75%) OpenView
9 11 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (2.11%) Nagios
10 10 (2.11%) Cacti
11 8 (1.69%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.48%) SELinux
13 6 (1.27%) AirWatch
13 6 (1.27%) Oracle ZFS
13 6 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (1.27%) MAILsweeper
14 5 (1.06%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 212 (44.82%) VMware
2 163 (34.46%) Microsoft
3 126 (26.64%) Cisco
4 73 (15.43%) Citrix
5 59 (12.47%) HP
6 45 (9.51%) CheckPoint
7 43 (9.09%) Juniper
8 38 (8.03%) Oracle
9 34 (7.19%) Red Hat
10 32 (6.77%) NetApp
11 28 (5.92%) IBM
11 28 (5.92%) Symantec
12 25 (5.29%) McAfee
13 20 (4.23%) F5
14 18 (3.81%) Veritas
15 16 (3.38%) Websense
15 16 (3.38%) Dell
16 15 (3.17%) SolarWinds
17 14 (2.96%) Sun
18 13 (2.75%) Blue Coat
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