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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 73 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -14
Contract jobs citing DNS 207 161 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.23% 1.84% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.21% 10.16% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 65 79
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £164 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £421 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 15
Average hourly rate £18.21 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £48.40 £141.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-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
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
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 £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +16 100 £325 +15.55% 21
Hampshire +6 43 £316 -9.64% 10
Surrey -7 23 £286 -21.03% 37
West Sussex - 11 £238 - 4
East Sussex - 10 £238 - 2
Kent -5 7 £400 +135.29% 3
Oxfordshire -3 6 £325 - 4
Buckinghamshire -6 5 - - 4
Middlesex 0 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
Home Counties - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 283 (68.19%) Windows
2 208 (50.12%) Active Directory
3 189 (45.54%) DHCP
4 157 (37.83%) Microsoft
5 146 (35.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 130 (31.33%) TCP/IP
7 129 (31.08%) VMware
8 122 (29.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 118 (28.43%) Firewall
10 101 (24.34%) Cisco
11 100 (24.10%) Security Cleared
12 92 (22.17%) Linux
13 87 (20.96%) MS Exchange
14 79 (19.04%) HP
15 73 (17.59%) ITIL
16 72 (17.35%) Citrix
17 65 (15.66%) Telecoms
17 65 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
18 63 (15.18%) IIS
19 59 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
20 58 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
20 58 (13.98%) SQL
20 58 (13.98%) MS Excel
21 57 (13.73%) SC Cleared
22 56 (13.49%) SCCM
22 56 (13.49%) Red Hat
23 55 (13.25%) Windows XP
24 54 (13.01%) UNIX
25 53 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
26 50 (12.05%) SQL Server

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 87 (20.96%) MS Exchange
2 63 (15.18%) IIS
3 43 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (6.99%) SharePoint
5 24 (5.78%) Apache
6 21 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (2.65%) IBM Notes
11 10 (2.41%) Lync
11 10 (2.41%) WebLogic
11 10 (2.41%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.93%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (1.45%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.72%) CMS
16 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 58 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 45 (10.84%) MS Office
3 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.86%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.72%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.24%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.51%) Office 365
3 19 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.89%) IaaS
5 6 (1.45%) SaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 189 (45.54%) DHCP
2 130 (31.33%) TCP/IP
3 118 (28.43%) Firewall
4 50 (12.05%) WAN
4 50 (12.05%) VPN
5 49 (11.81%) LAN
6 45 (10.84%) SAN
7 41 (9.88%) Internet
8 36 (8.67%) HTTP
8 36 (8.67%) VoIP
9 34 (8.19%) MPLS
10 30 (7.23%) IPsec
11 29 (6.99%) LDAP
11 29 (6.99%) OSPF
12 28 (6.75%) BGP
13 24 (5.78%) Wireless
14 23 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (5.06%) SNMP
15 21 (5.06%) HTTPS
16 19 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.82%) MySQL
3 16 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (2.17%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.20%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 7
13 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.24%) DB2
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.24%) SQL Navigator
14 1 (0.24%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 16 (3.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 16 (3.86%) LoadRunner
2 11 (2.65%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.72%) Subversion
5 3 (0.72%) Selenium
5 3 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.48%) WiX
6 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.48%) Hudson
6 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.48%) MSI
6 2 (0.48%) Ant
6 2 (0.48%) NUnit
7 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
General
1 65 (15.66%) Telecoms
2 32 (7.71%) Finance
3 12 (2.89%) Banking
4 11 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.65%) Marketing
5 9 (2.17%) Electronics
6 7 (1.69%) Advertising
7 4 (0.96%) Retail
8 3 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) German Language
9 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Legal
9 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 56 (13.49%) Analyst
2 49 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (10.84%) Support Engineer
4 33 (7.95%) Network Engineer
5 22 (5.30%) IP Engineer
6 21 (5.06%) Design Engineer
7 19 (4.58%) Support Analyst
8 17 (4.10%) Field Engineer
8 17 (4.10%) Build Engineer
9 16 (3.86%) Consultant
9 16 (3.86%) Administrator
9 16 (3.86%) Server Engineer
10 15 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.13%) Test Analyst
12 12 (2.89%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (2.89%) Network Analyst
12 12 (2.89%) Network Support
12 12 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (2.65%) Developer
13 11 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.95%) .NET
2 28 (6.75%) HTML
3 25 (6.02%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.34%) JSP
5 17 (4.10%) SOAP
6 13 (3.13%) XML
7 11 (2.65%) DCOM
7 11 (2.65%) Web Services
8 10 (2.41%) CSS
9 9 (2.17%) REST
10 8 (1.93%) Ajax
11 7 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (1.45%) Flash
13 5 (1.20%) LAMP
13 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.20%) JSON
13 5 (1.20%) jQuery
13 5 (1.20%) X-Windows
14 4 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.96%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.23%) PKI
3 24 (5.78%) Clustering
4 22 (5.30%) Replication
5 21 (5.06%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.61%) Fat Client
6 15 (3.61%) Thin Client
7 14 (3.37%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.41%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.69%) CLARiiON
9 7 (1.69%) Wiki
9 7 (1.69%) User Experience
10 6 (1.45%) Firmware
10 6 (1.45%) DTV
11 5 (1.20%) HACMP
11 5 (1.20%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.96%) Statistics
13 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.72%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 283 (68.19%) Windows
2 146 (35.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (29.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (22.17%) Linux
5 65 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (13.25%) Windows XP
7 54 (13.01%) UNIX
8 49 (11.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (10.84%) Windows 7
10 23 (5.54%) Solaris
10 23 (5.54%) Windows 2000
11 15 (3.61%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (1.93%) AIX
14 6 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.72%) SUSE
15 3 (0.72%) CentOS
16 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.24%) HPUX
17 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.59%) ITIL
2 46 (11.08%) Configuration Management
3 31 (7.47%) Software Testing
4 29 (6.99%) Change Management
5 28 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (6.51%) Network Design
7 22 (5.30%) Load Balancing
8 19 (4.58%) Migration
9 18 (4.34%) Service Management
10 17 (4.10%) Project Management
10 17 (4.10%) Performance Monitoring
11 16 (3.86%) Network Management
11 16 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (3.86%) Performance Testing
12 15 (3.61%) Service Delivery
12 15 (3.61%) Network Architecture
13 14 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (3.13%) Validation
15 12 (2.89%) Capacity Management
15 12 (2.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.98%) SQL
2 38 (9.16%) Java
3 33 (7.95%) Perl
4 32 (7.71%) PowerShell
5 30 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 21 (5.06%) C
7 19 (4.58%) C#
8 18 (4.34%) VBScript
9 15 (3.61%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.89%) VB
11 11 (2.65%) C++
12 10 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.17%) Korn
13 9 (2.17%) PHP
13 9 (2.17%) Python
14 8 (1.93%) Bourne shell
15 7 (1.69%) Ruby
15 7 (1.69%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 100 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 59 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 40 (9.64%) MCSE
6 37 (8.92%) CCNA
7 36 (8.67%) DV Cleared
8 32 (7.71%) CCNP
9 26 (6.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 25 (6.02%) Degree
11 20 (4.82%) MCITP
12 17 (4.10%) ISTQB
12 17 (4.10%) MCTS
12 17 (4.10%) MCP
13 14 (3.37%) MCSA
14 11 (2.65%) JNCIA
14 11 (2.65%) CCIE
14 11 (2.65%) CCA
14 11 (2.65%) ISEB
15 10 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.99%) SLA
2 13 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.96%) QA
5 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.72%) BS7799
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 208 (50.12%) Active Directory
2 53 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.95%) vSphere
4 24 (5.78%) Hyper-V
5 20 (4.82%) NFS
5 20 (4.82%) XenApp
6 13 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 12 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.89%) UAG
7 12 (2.89%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.89%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.93%) vCloud
8 8 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.69%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.20%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.20%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.96%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.96%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.96%) Snort
12 3 (0.72%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 56 (13.49%) SCCM
2 31 (7.47%) NetBackup
3 29 (6.99%) SCOM
4 27 (6.51%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (4.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (4.10%) Nagios
6 16 (3.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (3.86%) WSUS
7 13 (3.13%) WMI
8 11 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (2.17%) Backup Exec
10 9 (2.17%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.93%) Puppet
12 7 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (1.45%) HP SIM
14 5 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.72%) Sysprep
15 3 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
16 2 (0.48%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 157 (37.83%) Microsoft
2 129 (31.08%) VMware
3 101 (24.34%) Cisco
4 79 (19.04%) HP
5 72 (17.35%) Citrix
6 56 (13.49%) Red Hat
7 45 (10.84%) Juniper
8 41 (9.88%) Oracle
9 40 (9.64%) CheckPoint
10 27 (6.51%) F5
11 26 (6.27%) Symantec
12 23 (5.54%) EMC
13 20 (4.82%) Dell
14 16 (3.86%) NetApp
14 16 (3.86%) Sun
15 15 (3.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 14 (3.37%) IBM
17 13 (3.13%) Lotus
18 11 (2.65%) Borland
18 11 (2.65%) SolarWinds
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