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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / South East
Rank 89 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 170 211 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.32% 2.52% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.97% 12.61% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 129 109
Median daily rate £350 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.90 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £59.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.22
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.86%

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
1550 1673 1848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.18% 19.96% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 906 888
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 98 110
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +11 53 £405 -2.40% 10
Berkshire -17 44 £375 +11.11% 11
Buckinghamshire +22 20 £348 -14.46% 2
Surrey -3 19 £419 +26.81% 11
Oxfordshire 0 13 £350 +40.00% 10
Kent -5 8 £315 -13.10% 9
West Sussex +1 7 £325 +8.33% 4
East Sussex +3 1 £325 - 4
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for DNS.

1 199 (51.82%) Active Directory
2 190 (49.48%) Windows
3 174 (45.31%) DHCP
4 144 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 130 (33.85%) VMware
6 115 (29.95%) Windows Server
7 107 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (27.08%) Cisco
9 102 (26.56%) Firewall
10 95 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 86 (22.40%) Linux
12 84 (21.88%) ITIL
13 82 (21.35%) TCP/IP
14 78 (20.31%) Security Cleared
15 74 (19.27%) LDAP
15 74 (19.27%) LAN
16 73 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (18.49%) WAN
18 69 (17.97%) SQL
19 68 (17.71%) PowerShell
20 64 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
21 56 (14.58%) SC Cleared
22 53 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
23 52 (13.54%) SMTP
23 52 (13.54%) Citrix
23 52 (13.54%) Internet
24 51 (13.28%) Change Management
25 50 (13.02%) VPN
25 50 (13.02%) SSL
25 50 (13.02%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.16%) IIS
3 33 (8.59%) Skype for Business
4 30 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (6.77%) Apache
6 21 (5.47%) SharePoint
7 17 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (4.17%) Tomcat
9 13 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (2.08%) JBoss
11 6 (1.56%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.30%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.52%) Confluence
14 2 (0.52%) nginx
14 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.26%) CMS
15 1 (0.26%) Drupal
15 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.59%) MS Office
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.68%) Office 365
2 40 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.60%) SaaS
5 5 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (1.30%) SoftLayer
6 4 (1.04%) IaaS
7 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.52%) PaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 174 (45.31%) DHCP
2 102 (26.56%) Firewall
3 82 (21.35%) TCP/IP
4 74 (19.27%) LAN
4 74 (19.27%) LDAP
5 71 (18.49%) WAN
6 52 (13.54%) Internet
6 52 (13.54%) SMTP
7 50 (13.02%) SSL
7 50 (13.02%) VPN
8 42 (10.94%) MPLS
9 35 (9.11%) Kerberos
10 30 (7.81%) Network Security
11 26 (6.77%) SNMP
12 25 (6.51%) VoIP
13 23 (5.99%) OSPF
13 23 (5.99%) SAN
14 22 (5.73%) Skype
15 21 (5.47%) BGP
15 21 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.39%) MySQL
5 12 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.04%) MS Access
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.08%) Selenium
4 7 (1.82%) MSI
4 7 (1.82%) NUnit
4 7 (1.82%) SpecFlow
4 7 (1.82%) Subversion
4 7 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.82%) WiX
5 6 (1.56%) Metasploit
5 6 (1.56%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.04%) JIRA
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.26%) Ant
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.26%) JUnit
8 1 (0.26%) Maven
8 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (8.07%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.99%) Finance
3 13 (3.39%) Electronics
4 9 (2.34%) Back Office
5 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.56%) Marketing
5 6 (1.56%) Retail
6 5 (1.30%) French Language
7 4 (1.04%) Billing
8 3 (0.78%) Local Government
8 3 (0.78%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (14.06%) Support Engineer
2 53 (13.80%) Network Engineer
3 37 (9.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 36 (9.38%) Administrator
5 34 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (8.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 29 (7.55%) Analyst
8 26 (6.77%) Active Directory Engineer
9 25 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 24 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (5.99%) Architect
11 23 (5.99%) Linux Engineer
11 23 (5.99%) VMware Engineer
12 21 (5.47%) Consultant
12 21 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
13 17 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
13 17 (4.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 16 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (4.17%) Solaris Engineer
15 15 (3.91%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.43%) Web Services
2 14 (3.65%) Middleware
3 12 (3.13%) SAML
4 11 (2.86%) Regular Expression
5 10 (2.60%) OAuth
6 9 (2.34%) .NET
6 9 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.34%) XML
7 8 (2.08%) LAMP
7 8 (2.08%) PostGIS
8 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (1.82%) Breeze.js
8 7 (1.82%) Durandal
8 7 (1.82%) Entity Framework
8 7 (1.82%) Express
8 7 (1.82%) Kendo UI
8 7 (1.82%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (1.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.85%) PKI
3 33 (8.59%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.51%) Replication
5 19 (4.95%) Clustering
5 19 (4.95%) Driving Licence
6 16 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.65%) BYOD
8 13 (3.39%) Cryptography
9 10 (2.60%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.34%) Fat Client
10 9 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (2.34%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.82%) IVR
12 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.30%) FlexPod
12 5 (1.30%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.30%) Statistics
13 4 (1.04%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 190 (49.48%) Windows
2 115 (29.95%) Windows Server
3 107 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (22.40%) Linux
6 64 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (13.02%) Windows 7
8 35 (9.11%) Unix
9 34 (8.85%) Solaris
10 23 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (4.95%) Mac OS X
11 19 (4.95%) Windows 10
12 17 (4.43%) Android
13 16 (4.17%) Windows XP
14 13 (3.39%) Ubuntu
15 11 (2.86%) CentOS
16 9 (2.34%) Windows 8
17 6 (1.56%) Debian
18 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
19 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (21.88%) ITIL
2 51 (13.28%) Change Management
3 45 (11.72%) Incident Management
4 41 (10.68%) Problem Management
5 29 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
5 29 (7.55%) Load Balancing
5 29 (7.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 27 (7.03%) Migration
7 22 (5.73%) Email Filtering
8 21 (5.47%) Project Management
8 21 (5.47%) Service Management
9 20 (5.21%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 20 (5.21%) Performance Monitoring
10 19 (4.95%) Capacity Management
10 19 (4.95%) Configuration Management
10 19 (4.95%) Service Design
11 17 (4.43%) DevOps
12 16 (4.17%) Information Security
13 15 (3.91%) High Availability
13 15 (3.91%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.97%) SQL
2 68 (17.71%) PowerShell
3 38 (9.90%) Perl
4 35 (9.11%) Python
5 24 (6.25%) Java
6 19 (4.95%) VB
7 17 (4.43%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.39%) C#
8 13 (3.39%) C++
8 13 (3.39%) PHP
8 13 (3.39%) Ruby
9 12 (3.13%) C
10 9 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.08%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.82%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.56%) VBScript
14 4 (1.04%) Go
14 4 (1.04%) Rust
14 4 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 78 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 53 (13.80%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (10.42%) CCNA
5 38 (9.90%) CCNP
6 36 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (4.43%) MCP
8 16 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (3.13%) MCTS
11 11 (2.86%) MCSA
12 10 (2.60%) MCSE
13 9 (2.34%) CCVP
14 8 (2.08%) GCIH
14 8 (2.08%) GIAC
15 7 (1.82%) AWS Certification
15 7 (1.82%) CISSP
15 7 (1.82%) RHCSA
16 6 (1.56%) CEH
16 6 (1.56%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.77%) PCI DSS
2 24 (6.25%) SLA
3 13 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (2.34%) QA
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 199 (51.82%) Active Directory
2 73 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (10.68%) Hyper-V
4 31 (8.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 28 (7.29%) XenApp
6 27 (7.03%) vSphere
7 18 (4.69%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.86%) XenDesktop
11 8 (2.08%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.82%) vCloud
13 6 (1.56%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.56%) Firmware
13 6 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (1.56%) ISA Server
13 6 (1.56%) UAG
14 5 (1.30%) Docker
15 3 (0.78%) Sendmail
15 3 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (13.02%) SCCM
2 44 (11.46%) Puppet
3 36 (9.38%) SCOM
4 21 (5.47%) NetBackup
4 21 (5.47%) WSUS
5 13 (3.39%) Ansible
5 13 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (3.13%) AirWatch
7 11 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.34%) EdgeSight
8 9 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (2.08%) Nagios
9 8 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (1.30%) AppDNA
11 5 (1.30%) SafeCom
11 5 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (1.30%) vRealize
12 4 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 144 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 130 (33.85%) VMware
3 104 (27.08%) Cisco
4 52 (13.54%) Citrix
5 45 (11.72%) HP
6 40 (10.42%) CheckPoint
7 33 (8.59%) F5
8 31 (8.07%) Red Hat
9 30 (7.81%) Juniper
10 24 (6.25%) Oracle
11 23 (5.99%) Symantec
12 22 (5.73%) Remedy
13 20 (5.21%) Dell
13 20 (5.21%) Intel Security
14 16 (4.17%) BMC
15 14 (3.65%) Forcepoint
16 12 (3.13%) Huawei
16 12 (3.13%) MobileIron
17 11 (2.86%) CA
17 11 (2.86%) Extreme Networks
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