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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 79 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 210 155 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.30% 1.77% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.60% 9.65% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 68 71
Average daily rate
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£301 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.20 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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
1810 1606 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.82% 18.37% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 739 603
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 102 174
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +22 85 £338 +62.65% 25
Hampshire +9 51 £347 +6.10% 10
Surrey -9 26 £290 -17.14% 25
West Sussex +17 17 £223 -36.42% 2
East Sussex - 14 £250 - 3
Kent -10 7 £400 +135.29%
Oxfordshire 0 6 £338 +3.84% 15
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - - 3
Middlesex -7 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 250 (64.27%) Windows
2 196 (50.39%) Active Directory
3 170 (43.70%) DHCP
4 147 (37.79%) Microsoft
5 124 (31.88%) TCP/IP
6 117 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (29.31%) Firewall
8 112 (28.79%) VMware
9 108 (27.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 96 (24.68%) Cisco
11 95 (24.42%) Security Cleared
12 83 (21.34%) MS Exchange
13 77 (19.79%) Linux
14 73 (18.77%) ITIL
15 66 (16.97%) HP
16 64 (16.45%) Citrix
17 63 (16.20%) Telecoms
18 59 (15.17%) Cisco Certification
18 59 (15.17%) SCCM
19 57 (14.65%) Windows XP
20 56 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
21 54 (13.88%) Configuration Management
22 52 (13.37%) MS Excel
23 51 (13.11%) WAN
23 51 (13.11%) SC Cleared
24 49 (12.60%) Windows Server 2012
24 49 (12.60%) LAN
25 48 (12.34%) SQL
26 47 (12.08%) VPN
26 47 (12.08%) Juniper

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 83 (21.34%) MS Exchange
2 45 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (11.05%) IIS
4 25 (6.43%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.88%) Apache
5 19 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.57%) Lync
8 10 (2.57%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.57%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2000
10 5 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.29%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.77%) CMS
13 2 (0.51%) SAS
14 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 52 (13.37%) MS Excel
2 45 (11.57%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.77%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.26%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.91%) Office 365
3 19 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.83%) IaaS
5 5 (1.29%) SaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 170 (43.70%) DHCP
2 124 (31.88%) TCP/IP
3 114 (29.31%) Firewall
4 51 (13.11%) WAN
5 49 (12.60%) LAN
6 47 (12.08%) VPN
7 44 (11.31%) SAN
8 40 (10.28%) MPLS
9 36 (9.25%) Internet
10 35 (9.00%) VoIP
11 32 (8.23%) LDAP
11 32 (8.23%) HTTP
12 29 (7.46%) IPsec
13 26 (6.68%) OSPF
13 26 (6.68%) BGP
14 23 (5.91%) Wireless
15 22 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (5.40%) GGSN
16 21 (5.40%) SGSN
17 20 (5.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (3.60%) MySQL
4 10 (2.57%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.29%) SQLPlus
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.51%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.26%) Ingres
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 16 (4.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 16 (4.11%) LoadRunner
2 11 (2.83%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.77%) MSI
4 3 (0.77%) NUnit
4 3 (0.77%) Subversion
4 3 (0.77%) Selenium
4 3 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.77%) Hudson
4 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.51%) WiX
5 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.51%) Ant
5 2 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 63 (16.20%) Telecoms
2 26 (6.68%) Finance
3 10 (2.57%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.57%) Marketing
4 8 (2.06%) Banking
4 8 (2.06%) Electronics
5 7 (1.80%) Advertising
6 6 (1.54%) Front Office
7 5 (1.29%) Back Office
8 3 (0.77%) Retail
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (12.08%) Analyst
2 40 (10.28%) Support Engineer
3 38 (9.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (8.74%) Network Engineer
5 20 (5.14%) Design Engineer
5 20 (5.14%) IP Engineer
6 17 (4.37%) Build Engineer
6 17 (4.37%) Administrator
7 16 (4.11%) Consultant
7 16 (4.11%) Server Engineer
8 14 (3.60%) Network Support
8 14 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (3.34%) Developer
9 13 (3.34%) Field Engineer
10 12 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (3.08%) Test Analyst
10 12 (3.08%) Support Analyst
11 11 (2.83%) Network Analyst
11 11 (2.83%) SCCM Engineer
12 10 (2.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.97%) .NET
2 25 (6.43%) HTML
3 23 (5.91%) ASP.NET
4 19 (4.88%) JSP
5 15 (3.86%) SOAP
6 13 (3.34%) XML
7 12 (3.08%) Web Services
8 11 (2.83%) DCOM
9 9 (2.31%) REST
10 8 (2.06%) CSS
11 7 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (1.80%) Ajax
12 6 (1.54%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.54%) jQuery
13 5 (1.29%) JSON
14 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (0.77%) HTML5
15 3 (0.77%) Software Packaging
15 3 (0.77%) WCF
15 3 (0.77%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.71%) PKI
2 23 (5.91%) Clustering
3 17 (4.37%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.37%) Replication
4 15 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.60%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.60%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.80%) Wiki
8 6 (1.54%) Firmware
9 5 (1.29%) HACMP
9 5 (1.29%) DTV
9 5 (1.29%) Statistics
9 5 (1.29%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.77%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.51%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 250 (64.27%) Windows
2 117 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (27.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 77 (19.79%) Linux
5 57 (14.65%) Windows XP
6 49 (12.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (11.57%) UNIX
8 42 (10.80%) Windows 7
9 39 (10.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (5.40%) Solaris
10 21 (5.40%) Windows 2000
11 17 (4.37%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.80%) AIX
14 5 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.77%) CentOS
15 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.26%) Android
17 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.77%) ITIL
2 54 (13.88%) Configuration Management
3 31 (7.97%) Software Testing
4 26 (6.68%) Network Design
5 25 (6.43%) Change Management
6 23 (5.91%) Migration
7 21 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (4.88%) Project Management
9 18 (4.63%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.37%) Problem Management
11 16 (4.11%) Performance Testing
11 16 (4.11%) Service Management
11 16 (4.11%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.11%) Network Management
12 14 (3.60%) Network Architecture
12 14 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (3.08%) Validation
15 11 (2.83%) Software Distribution
15 11 (2.83%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.34%) SQL
2 28 (7.20%) JavaScript
2 28 (7.20%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.94%) Java
4 26 (6.68%) Perl
5 19 (4.88%) C#
5 19 (4.88%) VBScript
6 18 (4.63%) C
7 16 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.57%) VB
10 9 (2.31%) Python
10 9 (2.31%) C++
11 8 (2.06%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.80%) Ruby
13 6 (1.54%) Korn
14 5 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.29%) PHP
14 5 (1.29%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.17%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (13.11%) SC Cleared
5 39 (10.03%) MCSE
6 37 (9.51%) CCNA
7 35 (9.00%) DV Cleared
8 32 (8.23%) CCNP
9 25 (6.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (5.91%) Degree
11 18 (4.63%) MCITP
11 18 (4.63%) ISTQB
11 18 (4.63%) MCP
12 16 (4.11%) MCTS
13 15 (3.86%) MCSA
14 12 (3.08%) CCIE
15 11 (2.83%) ISEB
16 10 (2.57%) CCA
17 9 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
18 8 (2.06%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.43%) SLA
2 13 (3.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.03%) QA
5 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.77%) BS7799
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 196 (50.39%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.40%) XenApp
4 21 (5.40%) vSphere
5 15 (3.86%) NFS
6 12 (3.08%) Terminal Services
6 12 (3.08%) UAG
7 11 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.06%) DFS Replication
9 8 (2.06%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.29%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.29%) vCloud
10 5 (1.29%) OCFS2
11 4 (1.03%) Snort
11 4 (1.03%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.77%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.77%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 59 (15.17%) SCCM
2 28 (7.20%) SCOM
3 26 (6.68%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (4.63%) NetBackup
5 17 (4.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 16 (4.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 15 (3.86%) WSUS
8 14 (3.60%) Nagios
9 13 (3.34%) WMI
10 8 (2.06%) Puppet
10 8 (2.06%) FortiGate
10 8 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.80%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.77%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.77%) Sysprep
14 3 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 147 (37.79%) Microsoft
2 112 (28.79%) VMware
3 96 (24.68%) Cisco
4 66 (16.97%) HP
5 64 (16.45%) Citrix
6 47 (12.08%) Juniper
7 44 (11.31%) Red Hat
8 41 (10.54%) Oracle
9 39 (10.03%) CheckPoint
10 26 (6.68%) F5
11 25 (6.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 15 (3.86%) Symantec
12 15 (3.86%) NetApp
12 15 (3.86%) Dell
13 14 (3.60%) Sun
14 12 (3.08%) IBM
15 11 (2.83%) Ericsson
15 11 (2.83%) SolarWinds
15 11 (2.83%) Borland
16 10 (2.57%) EMC
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