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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 76 67 91
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Contract jobs citing DNS 241 219 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.40% 2.35% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.88% 13.32% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 95 70
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% +5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £26.80 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+48.43% +3.22%
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
2029 1644 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.18% 17.62% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 685 619
Average daily rate £343 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 141 156
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 72 £398 +22.30% 26
Surrey +41 57 £325 -18.75% 19
Hampshire -19 39 £450 +30.43% 13
West Sussex -2 25 £300 - 4
Buckinghamshire -2 16 £350 +41.41% 16
Oxfordshire -9 16 £320 +23.07% 9
Kent 0 10 £477 +43.84% 3
East Sussex +5 6 £225 +5.88% 6
Middlesex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 294 (63.50%) Windows
2 229 (49.46%) DHCP
3 217 (46.87%) Active Directory
4 186 (40.17%) VMware
5 166 (35.85%) Microsoft
6 144 (31.10%) Cisco
6 144 (31.10%) Firewall
7 136 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 133 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 131 (28.29%) TCP/IP
10 110 (23.76%) Linux
11 106 (22.89%) ITIL
12 100 (21.60%) WAN
13 94 (20.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 91 (19.65%) LAN
15 90 (19.44%) MS Exchange
16 85 (18.36%) SQL
17 80 (17.28%) Security Cleared
18 79 (17.06%) SAN
19 69 (14.90%) UNIX
19 69 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
20 64 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
21 63 (13.61%) VPN
22 62 (13.39%) Windows 7
23 61 (13.17%) Juniper
23 61 (13.17%) SC Cleared
24 60 (12.96%) Telecoms
24 60 (12.96%) IIS
25 58 (12.53%) HP
26 56 (12.10%) Clustering

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 90 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 60 (12.96%) IIS
3 30 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (5.83%) Apache
5 24 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (4.32%) Lync
7 19 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (3.89%) SharePoint
9 14 (3.02%) WebSphere
10 12 (2.59%) IBM Notes
11 11 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.73%) GroupWise
13 8 (1.73%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (1.30%) Adobe CQ
15 6 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.34%) MS Office
3 10 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.02%) RMDS
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.46%) IaaS
3 14 (3.02%) Office 365
4 11 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.08%) SaaS
5 5 (1.08%) PaaS
5 5 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 229 (49.46%) DHCP
2 144 (31.10%) Firewall
3 131 (28.29%) TCP/IP
4 100 (21.60%) WAN
5 91 (19.65%) LAN
6 79 (17.06%) SAN
7 63 (13.61%) VPN
8 55 (11.88%) LDAP
9 50 (10.80%) SMTP
10 47 (10.15%) Internet
11 42 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (8.64%) SSL
13 37 (7.99%) HTTP
13 37 (7.99%) Network Security
14 25 (5.40%) Wireshark
14 25 (5.40%) VLAN
14 25 (5.40%) 3G
15 20 (4.32%) BGP
15 20 (4.32%) VoIP
15 20 (4.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.32%) MySQL
3 8 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.86%) DB2
7 3 (0.65%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.30%) Introscope
4 4 (0.86%) Subversion
4 4 (0.86%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.43%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.43%) JIRA
6 2 (0.43%) Maven
6 2 (0.43%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.43%) Ant
6 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.43%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.43%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.22%) GitLab
7 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
General
1 60 (12.96%) Telecoms
2 49 (10.58%) Finance
3 15 (3.24%) Banking
4 9 (1.94%) Back Office
4 9 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.08%) Retail
6 4 (0.86%) Electronics
7 3 (0.65%) Games
7 3 (0.65%) Military
7 3 (0.65%) Legal
7 3 (0.65%) Japanese Language
7 3 (0.65%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.43%) Marketing
8 2 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (12.31%) Analyst
2 56 (12.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (8.64%) Consultant
4 35 (7.56%) Network Engineer
4 35 (7.56%) Support Engineer
5 28 (6.05%) Server Engineer
6 25 (5.40%) Field Engineer
7 24 (5.18%) Architect
8 21 (4.54%) Support Analyst
9 20 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (3.89%) Administrator
11 16 (3.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 14 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.02%) Network Consultant
12 14 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (2.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.59%) Design Engineer
13 12 (2.59%) Systems Manager
14 11 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.89%) XML
2 14 (3.02%) Rendezvous
3 10 (2.16%) SOAP
3 10 (2.16%) HTML
4 9 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (1.73%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.30%) Worklight
6 6 (1.30%) .NET
7 5 (1.08%) Web Services
8 4 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.86%) CSS
8 4 (0.86%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.86%) Ajax
9 3 (0.65%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.65%) WCF
9 3 (0.65%) REST
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 2 (0.43%) FastCGI
10 2 (0.43%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.43%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.10%) Clustering
2 35 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.26%) PKI
4 28 (6.05%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.32%) Replication
6 17 (3.67%) Private Cloud
7 12 (2.59%) HACMP
8 8 (1.73%) FlexPod
9 7 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.30%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.65%) User Experience
12 3 (0.65%) Open Source
12 3 (0.65%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.65%) NHS
12 3 (0.65%) CESG
13 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.43%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 294 (63.50%) Windows
2 136 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (23.76%) Linux
4 94 (20.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (14.90%) UNIX
5 69 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (13.39%) Windows 7
7 45 (9.72%) Solaris
8 42 (9.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (6.48%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.46%) AIX
11 8 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (1.51%) Android
12 7 (1.51%) SUSE
13 6 (1.30%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.30%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.08%) CentOS
15 4 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (22.89%) ITIL
2 53 (11.45%) Service Management
3 44 (9.50%) Load Balancing
4 38 (8.21%) Project Management
5 35 (7.56%) Migration
6 33 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (5.40%) Performance Monitoring
8 25 (5.40%) Configuration Management
9 23 (4.97%) Change Management
9 23 (4.97%) Customer Engagement
10 18 (3.89%) Network Design
11 16 (3.46%) Network Architecture
12 14 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (2.81%) Problem Management
14 11 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (2.38%) Change Control
15 10 (2.16%) Validation
15 10 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (1.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (18.36%) SQL
2 48 (10.37%) PowerShell
3 44 (9.50%) Perl
4 41 (8.86%) Python
5 31 (6.70%) Shell Script
6 26 (5.62%) VBScript
7 22 (4.75%) C
8 19 (4.10%) C++
9 14 (3.02%) Java
10 11 (2.38%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.38%) PHP
10 11 (2.38%) VB
11 8 (1.73%) C#
12 6 (1.30%) Jython
12 6 (1.30%) Ruby
13 5 (1.08%) Korn
13 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.65%) AWK
14 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 64 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (13.17%) SC Cleared
4 51 (11.02%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (8.21%) MCSE
6 35 (7.56%) CCNA
7 34 (7.34%) Degree
8 30 (6.48%) MCITP
9 26 (5.62%) DV Cleared
10 24 (5.18%) MCTS
11 22 (4.75%) CCNP
12 16 (3.46%) MCP
13 15 (3.24%) MCSA
13 15 (3.24%) CISSP
14 9 (1.94%) CCIE
15 8 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (1.08%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.86%) Sun Certification
17 4 (0.86%) SCSA
17 4 (0.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.10%) SLA
2 3 (0.65%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 217 (46.87%) Active Directory
2 133 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (10.37%) Hyper-V
4 46 (9.94%) vSphere
5 16 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.46%) NFS
6 15 (3.24%) Sendmail
6 15 (3.24%) XenApp
6 15 (3.24%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 12 (2.59%) UAG
8 12 (2.59%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.38%) vCloud
10 9 (1.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 8 (1.73%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.30%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.08%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.86%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 54 (11.66%) SCCM
2 44 (9.50%) SCOM
3 20 (4.32%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.67%) WMI
5 15 (3.24%) MIMEsweeper
5 15 (3.24%) MAILsweeper
6 14 (3.02%) Nagios
7 12 (2.59%) WSUS
7 12 (2.59%) Puppet
8 11 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (2.38%) SCSM
9 8 (1.73%) MOM
10 7 (1.51%) OpenView
11 6 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (1.30%) vMotion
12 5 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
13 4 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 186 (40.17%) VMware
2 166 (35.85%) Microsoft
3 144 (31.10%) Cisco
4 61 (13.17%) Juniper
5 58 (12.53%) HP
6 54 (11.66%) Citrix
7 49 (10.58%) CheckPoint
8 47 (10.15%) Red Hat
9 46 (9.94%) NetApp
10 35 (7.56%) IBM
11 34 (7.34%) Oracle
12 33 (7.13%) Blue Coat
13 31 (6.70%) SolarWinds
14 29 (6.26%) F5
15 26 (5.62%) Dell
16 20 (4.32%) Sun
16 20 (4.32%) McAfee
16 20 (4.32%) Websense
17 18 (3.89%) NetScout
18 17 (3.67%) Veritas
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + none
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Church International
Rate: £400-£450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
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