The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 76 94 101
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 207 152 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.31% 1.82% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 9.95% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 70 51
Average daily rate
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£295 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £23.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1702 1527 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.00% 18.30% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 659 550
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 153 188
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
DNS
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +13 85 £325 +34.02% 20
Hampshire +15 55 £325 -7.27% 16
Surrey 0 21 £290 -9.37% 12
West Sussex +4 17 £220 -37.14% 4
Kent -11 9 £308 +61.84% 4
East Sussex +5 8 £300 -17.80% 6
Oxfordshire +4 6 £438 +34.61% 9
Buckinghamshire -21 2 £261 -19.61% 3
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 266 (61.72%) Windows
2 190 (44.08%) Active Directory
3 162 (37.59%) DHCP
4 140 (32.48%) Microsoft
5 130 (30.16%) TCP/IP
6 122 (28.31%) Firewall
7 116 (26.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 112 (25.99%) Cisco
9 109 (25.29%) Security Cleared
10 108 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 104 (24.13%) VMware
12 82 (19.03%) MS Exchange
13 81 (18.79%) Configuration Management
14 77 (17.87%) ITIL
15 75 (17.40%) Telecoms
16 74 (17.17%) Linux
17 73 (16.94%) Windows XP
18 68 (15.78%) Juniper
19 59 (13.69%) SC Cleared
20 57 (13.23%) SCCM
20 57 (13.23%) WAN
21 56 (12.99%) HP
22 54 (12.53%) Oracle
23 53 (12.30%) LAN
24 52 (12.06%) LDAP
25 51 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
25 51 (11.83%) MPLS
26 50 (11.60%) Citrix
26 50 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
26 50 (11.60%) VPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 82 (19.03%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (10.67%) IIS
4 27 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (5.80%) Apache
6 21 (4.87%) SharePoint
7 15 (3.48%) Lync
8 13 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.32%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.86%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (1.62%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.39%) Live Communications Server
13 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.70%) CMS
16 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 1 (0.23%) Resin
Applications
1 47 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 42 (9.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.18%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.70%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.23%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.03%) Office 365
2 24 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.55%) IaaS
5 7 (1.62%) SaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 162 (37.59%) DHCP
2 130 (30.16%) TCP/IP
3 122 (28.31%) Firewall
4 57 (13.23%) WAN
5 53 (12.30%) LAN
6 52 (12.06%) LDAP
7 51 (11.83%) MPLS
8 50 (11.60%) VPN
9 46 (10.67%) SAN
10 42 (9.74%) GGSN
10 42 (9.74%) SGSN
11 37 (8.58%) Internet
12 34 (7.89%) IPsec
12 34 (7.89%) HTTP
12 34 (7.89%) VoIP
13 27 (6.26%) BGP
14 25 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (5.80%) VLAN
14 25 (5.80%) MGW
15 24 (5.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.71%) MySQL
3 15 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (2.32%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.16%) SQLPlus
7 5 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.23%) Ingres
11 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (4.18%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (4.18%) LoadRunner
2 11 (2.55%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.62%) Subversion
4 6 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.93%) Hudson
7 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.70%) MSI
7 3 (0.70%) NUnit
7 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.46%) Ant
8 2 (0.46%) Toad
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.46%) WiX
8 2 (0.46%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.46%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.46%) Jasmine
General
1 75 (17.40%) Telecoms
2 25 (5.80%) Finance
3 15 (3.48%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.02%) Back Office
5 12 (2.78%) Front Office
6 10 (2.32%) Marketing
7 8 (1.86%) Electronics
8 7 (1.62%) Legal
9 4 (0.93%) Advertising
10 3 (0.70%) Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Retail
11 2 (0.46%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.46%) Military
11 2 (0.46%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 48 (11.14%) Support Engineer
2 47 (10.90%) Analyst
3 35 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (6.96%) Network Engineer
5 27 (6.26%) Consultant
6 26 (6.03%) NOC Engineer
7 21 (4.87%) Server Engineer
8 17 (3.94%) Network Support
8 17 (3.94%) Administrator
9 16 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
9 16 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (3.71%) IP Engineer
10 15 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (3.48%) Design Engineer
11 14 (3.25%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.25%) Build Engineer
12 13 (3.02%) Test Analyst
12 13 (3.02%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.02%) Security Engineer
13 12 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.66%) .NET
2 27 (6.26%) HTML
3 25 (5.80%) ASP.NET
4 21 (4.87%) JSP
5 11 (2.55%) SOAP
5 11 (2.55%) Web Services
6 10 (2.32%) XML
7 8 (1.86%) DCOM
7 8 (1.86%) CSS
8 7 (1.62%) REST
9 6 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.39%) Ajax
9 6 (1.39%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.39%) jQuery
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.93%) Middleware
10 4 (0.93%) JSON
10 4 (0.93%) WAP
11 3 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.03%) PKI
2 25 (5.80%) Clustering
3 23 (5.34%) Replication
4 14 (3.25%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.62%) Firmware
6 7 (1.62%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.62%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.39%) Statistics
8 5 (1.16%) HACMP
8 5 (1.16%) DTV
8 5 (1.16%) Wiki
8 5 (1.16%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.46%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.46%) iPad
10 2 (0.46%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.46%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 266 (61.72%) Windows
2 116 (26.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (17.17%) Linux
5 73 (16.94%) Windows XP
6 46 (10.67%) Windows 7
7 44 (10.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (9.05%) UNIX
9 35 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (5.57%) Solaris
11 22 (5.10%) Windows 2000
12 13 (3.02%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.39%) AIX
15 5 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.93%) CentOS
17 2 (0.46%) Debian
17 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.79%) Configuration Management
2 77 (17.87%) ITIL
3 42 (9.74%) Change Management
4 33 (7.66%) Problem Management
5 29 (6.73%) Software Testing
6 28 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (6.26%) Fault Management
8 22 (5.10%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.87%) Service Management
10 20 (4.64%) Project Management
10 20 (4.64%) Performance Management
11 19 (4.41%) Migration
11 19 (4.41%) Load Balancing
12 18 (4.18%) Performance Testing
12 18 (4.18%) Network Design
13 17 (3.94%) Network Management
14 14 (3.25%) Network Load Balancing
15 13 (3.02%) Customer Engagement
15 13 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
16 12 (2.78%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.14%) SQL
2 36 (8.35%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.73%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.10%) Java
5 19 (4.41%) Perl
6 18 (4.18%) C
7 16 (3.71%) C#
8 15 (3.48%) VBScript
9 12 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.32%) C++
10 10 (2.32%) Python
10 10 (2.32%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.32%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.86%) VB
11 8 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.62%) PHP
13 5 (1.16%) Ruby
14 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.23%) C-shell
15 1 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 109 (25.29%) Security Cleared
2 59 (13.69%) SC Cleared
3 51 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (9.74%) DV Cleared
6 32 (7.42%) MCSE
6 32 (7.42%) CCNA
7 29 (6.73%) Degree
8 26 (6.03%) CCNP
9 19 (4.41%) MCTS
10 18 (4.18%) MCITP
10 18 (4.18%) ISTQB
11 17 (3.94%) MCSA
11 17 (3.94%) MCP
12 11 (2.55%) CCIE
13 9 (2.09%) ISEB
14 7 (1.62%) CISSP
14 7 (1.62%) CCSP
14 7 (1.62%) CCDP
14 7 (1.62%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.71%) SLA
2 14 (3.25%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.62%) QA
4 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.46%) BS7799
5 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 190 (44.08%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.50%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.03%) vSphere
5 15 (3.48%) XenApp
6 14 (3.25%) DFS Replication
7 12 (2.78%) UAG
8 8 (1.86%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.86%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.39%) NLBS
9 6 (1.39%) Sendmail
9 6 (1.39%) NFS
10 5 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.16%) OCFS2
11 4 (0.93%) KVM
11 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.93%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.93%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 57 (13.23%) SCCM
2 27 (6.26%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (6.03%) SCOM
4 19 (4.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (3.94%) WSUS
6 13 (3.02%) NetBackup
7 12 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (2.55%) Puppet
9 10 (2.32%) WMI
10 8 (1.86%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.39%) Nagios
11 6 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.93%) MIIS
14 3 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.70%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.70%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.70%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 140 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 112 (25.99%) Cisco
3 104 (24.13%) VMware
4 68 (15.78%) Juniper
5 56 (12.99%) HP
6 54 (12.53%) Oracle
7 50 (11.60%) Citrix
8 47 (10.90%) CheckPoint
9 45 (10.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 37 (8.58%) Red Hat
11 28 (6.50%) F5
12 23 (5.34%) NetApp
13 22 (5.10%) Velocent
14 21 (4.87%) McAfee
15 20 (4.64%) Symantec
16 17 (3.94%) Sun
17 15 (3.48%) Dell
18 12 (2.78%) IBM
19 11 (2.55%) Borland
19 11 (2.55%) Blue Coat
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