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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 86 88 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 186 213 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.44% 2.24% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 11.95% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 114 116
Median daily rate £336 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £240 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £568 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £10.30 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
1536 1782 1898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.11% 18.72% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 959 884
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 113
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 2016.

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 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +28 64 £340 -23.59% 13
Berkshire -12 47 £363 +1.39% 15
Oxfordshire +4 21 £250 -28.57% 8
Surrey +4 18 £419 +24.92% 8
West Sussex +1 12 £325 -7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 10 £425 +4.61% 3
Kent +10 8 £325 +35.41% 2
East Sussex +6 2 - - 6
Middlesex -1 1 £425 -5.55%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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.

1 198 (50.90%) Active Directory
2 195 (50.13%) Windows
3 176 (45.24%) DHCP
4 156 (40.10%) Microsoft
5 151 (38.82%) VMware
6 122 (31.36%) Windows Server
7 99 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (23.91%) Firewall
8 93 (23.91%) SQL
8 93 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 91 (23.39%) Linux
10 90 (23.14%) LDAP
11 86 (22.11%) ITIL
12 82 (21.08%) Cisco
13 80 (20.57%) Security Cleared
14 79 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 72 (18.51%) TCP/IP
16 67 (17.22%) PowerShell
17 64 (16.45%) Citrix
18 59 (15.17%) LAN
19 58 (14.91%) SC Cleared
20 57 (14.65%) MS Exchange
20 57 (14.65%) Windows Server 2003
20 57 (14.65%) Internet
21 56 (14.40%) Change Management
22 54 (13.88%) SCCM
23 52 (13.37%) WAN
23 52 (13.37%) Incident Management
24 50 (12.85%) SQL Server
25 47 (12.08%) Cisco Certification

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 57 (14.65%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.51%) IIS
3 35 (9.00%) Skype for Business
4 34 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (7.46%) Apache
6 25 (6.43%) SharePoint
7 19 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (4.88%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.80%) JBoss
10 6 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.29%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.29%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.51%) Confluence
14 2 (0.51%) nginx
15 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.26%) CMS
15 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 40 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.23%) MS Office
3 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.54%) Office 365
2 34 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.57%) SaaS
5 8 (2.06%) IaaS
6 6 (1.54%) PaaS
7 2 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 176 (45.24%) DHCP
2 93 (23.91%) Firewall
3 90 (23.14%) LDAP
4 72 (18.51%) TCP/IP
5 59 (15.17%) LAN
6 57 (14.65%) Internet
7 52 (13.37%) WAN
8 47 (12.08%) SSL
9 46 (11.83%) SMTP
9 46 (11.83%) VPN
10 41 (10.54%) Kerberos
11 36 (9.25%) MPLS
12 33 (8.48%) Network Security
13 28 (7.20%) SAN
14 22 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (5.66%) SNMP
14 22 (5.66%) VoIP
15 21 (5.40%) FTP
15 21 (5.40%) HTTP
15 21 (5.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.85%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.37%) MySQL
4 15 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.54%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.29%) MS Access
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.26%) Pentaho
13 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.57%) Selenium
3 9 (2.31%) MSI
3 9 (2.31%) NUnit
3 9 (2.31%) SpecFlow
3 9 (2.31%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.31%) WiX
4 8 (2.06%) Subversion
5 6 (1.54%) Metasploit
6 5 (1.29%) JIRA
7 2 (0.51%) Ant
7 2 (0.51%) Babel
7 2 (0.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.51%) Maven
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.51%) webpack
8 1 (0.26%) Gitweb
General
1 24 (6.17%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.91%) Finance
3 15 (3.86%) Electronics
4 8 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.06%) Marketing
5 6 (1.54%) Back Office
5 6 (1.54%) Billing
6 5 (1.29%) French Language
6 5 (1.29%) Retail
7 3 (0.77%) Local Government
7 3 (0.77%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.77%) Publishing
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Military
8 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (18.25%) Support Engineer
2 54 (13.88%) Administrator
3 53 (13.62%) Network Engineer
4 51 (13.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 47 (12.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (10.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 35 (9.00%) VMware Engineer
8 30 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (7.46%) Active Directory Engineer
10 27 (6.94%) Solaris Engineer
11 26 (6.68%) VMWare Administrator
12 25 (6.43%) Solaris Administrator
12 25 (6.43%) VMware Support Engineer
13 24 (6.17%) Linux Engineer
13 24 (6.17%) Solaris Support Engineer
14 23 (5.91%) Consultant
15 22 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
16 21 (5.40%) Analyst
16 21 (5.40%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.88%) Web Services
2 14 (3.60%) Middleware
3 12 (3.08%) Regular Expression
3 12 (3.08%) SAML
4 11 (2.83%) .NET
4 11 (2.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.83%) LAMP
4 11 (2.83%) XML
5 9 (2.31%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.31%) Ajax
5 9 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (2.31%) Breeze.js
5 9 (2.31%) CSS
5 9 (2.31%) Durandal
5 9 (2.31%) Entity Framework
5 9 (2.31%) Express
5 9 (2.31%) jQuery
5 9 (2.31%) Kendo UI
5 9 (2.31%) KnockoutJS
5 9 (2.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.54%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.77%) PKI
3 30 (7.71%) Replication
4 26 (6.68%) Management Information System
5 24 (6.17%) Clustering
6 15 (3.86%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.60%) BYOD
7 14 (3.60%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.83%) Cryptography
9 9 (2.31%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.31%) Statistics
9 9 (2.31%) Thin Client
10 8 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.29%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.03%) IPTV
13 4 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (1.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 195 (50.13%) Windows
2 122 (31.36%) Windows Server
3 99 (25.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 93 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (23.39%) Linux
6 57 (14.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (11.83%) Solaris
8 45 (11.57%) Windows 7
9 31 (7.97%) Unix
10 25 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (5.14%) Windows 10
12 18 (4.63%) Windows XP
13 16 (4.11%) Mac OS X
14 15 (3.86%) Android
14 15 (3.86%) CentOS
14 15 (3.86%) Ubuntu
15 8 (2.06%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.54%) Debian
17 4 (1.03%) VMS
17 4 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.11%) ITIL
2 56 (14.40%) Change Management
3 52 (13.37%) Incident Management
4 43 (11.05%) Problem Management
5 34 (8.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 30 (7.71%) Load Balancing
6 30 (7.71%) Migration
7 25 (6.43%) Kalman Filter
8 22 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 22 (5.66%) Email Filtering
8 22 (5.66%) Mobile Device Management
9 21 (5.40%) Project Management
10 20 (5.14%) Service Design
10 20 (5.14%) Service Management
11 18 (4.63%) Capacity Management
11 18 (4.63%) DevOps
12 16 (4.11%) High Availability
12 16 (4.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 16 (4.11%) Patch Management
13 14 (3.60%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 93 (23.91%) SQL
2 67 (17.22%) PowerShell
3 39 (10.03%) Perl
4 37 (9.51%) Python
5 33 (8.48%) Java
6 22 (5.66%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.14%) PHP
8 19 (4.88%) VB
9 14 (3.60%) C
10 13 (3.34%) Ruby
11 12 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.08%) C#
12 11 (2.83%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.57%) C++
14 9 (2.31%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.80%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.80%) VBScript
16 4 (1.03%) Go
16 4 (1.03%) Rust
16 4 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (20.57%) Security Cleared
2 58 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 47 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (9.00%) CCNP
6 32 (8.23%) CCNA
7 20 (5.14%) MCP
8 14 (3.60%) MCSE
8 14 (3.60%) MCTS
9 13 (3.34%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.83%) Degree
11 9 (2.31%) CCVP
12 8 (2.06%) AWS Certification
12 8 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.54%) CEH
14 6 (1.54%) CISSP
14 6 (1.54%) MCITP
14 6 (1.54%) RHCSA
14 6 (1.54%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.88%) SLA
2 16 (4.11%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.80%) QA
5 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 198 (50.90%) Active Directory
2 79 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (9.51%) Hyper-V
4 35 (9.00%) XenApp
5 31 (7.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (7.46%) vSphere
7 19 (4.88%) VMware ESX
8 14 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (3.08%) XenDesktop
11 8 (2.06%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.80%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.54%) Firmware
14 4 (1.03%) Xen
15 3 (0.77%) NFS
15 3 (0.77%) Sendmail
15 3 (0.77%) vCloud
16 2 (0.51%) Ceph
16 2 (0.51%) iptables
16 2 (0.51%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 54 (13.88%) SCCM
2 46 (11.83%) SCOM
3 42 (10.80%) Puppet
4 27 (6.94%) NetBackup
5 18 (4.63%) WSUS
6 16 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (3.34%) Ansible
8 10 (2.57%) AirWatch
9 9 (2.31%) EdgeSight
9 9 (2.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (1.29%) AppDNA
11 5 (1.29%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.29%) Nagios
11 5 (1.29%) Netcool
11 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.29%) SafeCom
11 5 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 156 (40.10%) Microsoft
2 151 (38.82%) VMware
3 82 (21.08%) Cisco
4 64 (16.45%) Citrix
5 47 (12.08%) HP
6 36 (9.25%) CheckPoint
7 33 (8.48%) Red Hat
8 29 (7.46%) F5
9 28 (7.20%) Symantec
10 27 (6.94%) Oracle
11 23 (5.91%) Juniper
12 21 (5.40%) Dell
13 19 (4.88%) Intel Security
14 15 (3.86%) EMC
15 14 (3.60%) BMC
15 14 (3.60%) Remedy
16 13 (3.34%) Veritas
17 12 (3.08%) NetApp
18 11 (2.83%) Extreme Networks
18 11 (2.83%) Sophos
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