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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 94 104
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 227 174 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.32% 2.04% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.05% 12.33% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 89 87
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.06% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £13.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.12% -3.43%
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
1884 1411 1716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.24% 16.54% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 656 697
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 96 176
Average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +8 87 £378 +25.83% 20
Surrey +18 41 £356 +5.55% 14
Hampshire -30 38 £338 +3.84% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 27 £280 +1.81% 10
East Sussex +2 12 £425 +38.77%
West Sussex +2 9 £295 -12.59% 4
Oxfordshire -29 3 £350 +141.37% 6
Middlesex - 2 £400 -
Kent -7 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £400 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £350 -
Home Counties - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 301 (69.84%) Windows
2 228 (52.90%) Active Directory
3 213 (49.42%) DHCP
4 188 (43.62%) VMware
5 171 (39.68%) Microsoft
6 162 (37.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 120 (27.84%) Firewall
8 116 (26.91%) TCP/IP
9 115 (26.68%) Linux
10 112 (25.99%) Cisco
10 112 (25.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 110 (25.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 90 (20.88%) Security Cleared
13 85 (19.72%) ITIL
14 84 (19.49%) MS Exchange
15 81 (18.79%) SQL
16 79 (18.33%) HP
17 78 (18.10%) Citrix
18 77 (17.87%) IIS
19 72 (16.71%) Telecoms
20 71 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
21 70 (16.24%) Microsoft Certification
22 69 (16.01%) MS Excel
23 66 (15.31%) SC Cleared
24 65 (15.08%) WAN
24 65 (15.08%) Red Hat
24 65 (15.08%) SAN
25 64 (14.85%) UNIX
26 62 (14.39%) LAN
27 59 (13.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 84 (19.49%) MS Exchange
2 77 (17.87%) IIS
3 33 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (5.57%) SharePoint
5 23 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (4.87%) Lync
6 21 (4.87%) Apache
7 18 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.48%) IBM Notes
9 12 (2.78%) WebSphere
10 10 (2.32%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (1.62%) GlassFish
11 7 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.16%) SAS
13 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.93%) JBoss
14 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 69 (16.01%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.66%) MS Office
3 6 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) assyst
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.02%) Office 365
3 10 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.62%) IaaS
5 5 (1.16%) SaaS
6 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 213 (49.42%) DHCP
2 120 (27.84%) Firewall
3 116 (26.91%) TCP/IP
4 65 (15.08%) SAN
4 65 (15.08%) WAN
5 62 (14.39%) LAN
6 48 (11.14%) Internet
7 42 (9.74%) LDAP
8 35 (8.12%) VPN
9 31 (7.19%) SSL
9 31 (7.19%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (6.73%) VLAN
11 28 (6.50%) 3G
12 27 (6.26%) BGP
13 26 (6.03%) HTTP
14 22 (5.10%) VoIP
15 21 (4.87%) OSPF
15 21 (4.87%) LTE
16 18 (4.18%) MPLS
16 18 (4.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.87%) MySQL
3 11 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.16%) DB2
7 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.93%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.70%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.70%) Introscope
3 2 (0.46%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.46%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.46%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) GitLab
4 1 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.23%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 72 (16.71%) Telecoms
2 35 (8.12%) Finance
3 16 (3.71%) Banking
4 9 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.39%) Back Office
6 5 (1.16%) Advertising
6 5 (1.16%) Retail
7 4 (0.93%) Billing
7 4 (0.93%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Legal
8 3 (0.70%) Marketing
8 3 (0.70%) Military
9 2 (0.46%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 61 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (12.99%) Analyst
3 48 (11.14%) Support Engineer
4 26 (6.03%) Network Engineer
5 21 (4.87%) Consultant
6 20 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
7 19 (4.41%) Field Engineer
7 19 (4.41%) Design Engineer
8 18 (4.18%) IP Engineer
9 16 (3.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 16 (3.71%) Architect
9 16 (3.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (3.71%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (3.48%) Server Engineer
10 15 (3.48%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.25%) Administrator
12 13 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (2.55%) IT Support
14 10 (2.32%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (2.32%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.71%) XML
2 14 (3.25%) SOAP
3 11 (2.55%) HTML
4 9 (2.09%) .NET
5 8 (1.86%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.86%) DCOM
5 8 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (1.62%) LAMP
6 7 (1.62%) Flash
6 7 (1.62%) Software Packaging
7 5 (1.16%) Regular Expression
7 5 (1.16%) Web Services
8 4 (0.93%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.93%) Ajax
9 3 (0.70%) Worklight
9 3 (0.70%) REST
9 3 (0.70%) CSS
9 3 (0.70%) JSP
9 3 (0.70%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.46%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.74%) Clustering
2 31 (7.19%) PKI
2 31 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.50%) Replication
4 17 (3.94%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.55%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.55%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.32%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.86%) CLARiiON
7 8 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.62%) HACMP
9 6 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.93%) User Experience
10 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.70%) DTV
11 3 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.46%) Wiki
12 2 (0.46%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 301 (69.84%) Windows
2 162 (37.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (26.68%) Linux
4 112 (25.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 71 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (14.85%) UNIX
7 59 (13.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (12.30%) Windows 7
9 39 (9.05%) Solaris
10 31 (7.19%) Windows XP
11 14 (3.25%) AIX
12 13 (3.02%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.32%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (1.86%) SUSE
15 8 (1.86%) Windows 2000
16 5 (1.16%) VMS
17 4 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.72%) ITIL
2 36 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (7.66%) Project Management
4 27 (6.26%) Configuration Management
4 27 (6.26%) Change Management
5 24 (5.57%) Network Design
6 23 (5.34%) Load Balancing
7 22 (5.10%) Service Management
8 20 (4.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 19 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (4.41%) Migration
10 18 (4.18%) Validation
11 14 (3.25%) Incident Management
11 14 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (2.78%) Capacity Management
12 12 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
13 11 (2.55%) Change Control
13 11 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (2.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (18.79%) SQL
2 47 (10.90%) Perl
3 44 (10.21%) PowerShell
4 29 (6.73%) Java
5 24 (5.57%) C
6 21 (4.87%) VBScript
7 19 (4.41%) Python
8 18 (4.18%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.48%) C++
10 13 (3.02%) VB
11 12 (2.78%) C#
11 12 (2.78%) Korn
12 10 (2.32%) JavaScript
12 10 (2.32%) PHP
12 10 (2.32%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.09%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.39%) Ruby
15 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.70%) AWK
16 3 (0.70%) Jython
Qualifications
1 90 (20.88%) Security Cleared
2 70 (16.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (15.31%) SC Cleared
4 55 (12.76%) MCSE
5 47 (10.90%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (8.58%) CCNA
7 30 (6.96%) MCITP
8 29 (6.73%) DV Cleared
9 27 (6.26%) Degree
10 23 (5.34%) CCNP
11 16 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (3.48%) MCP
13 14 (3.25%) MCTS
14 12 (2.78%) MCSA
14 12 (2.78%) CCA
14 12 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (2.09%) JNCIA
16 8 (1.86%) HNC
17 5 (1.16%) CCIE
17 5 (1.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.82%) SLA
2 5 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) BS7799
4 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 228 (52.90%) Active Directory
2 110 (25.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (12.53%) vSphere
4 32 (7.42%) Hyper-V
5 25 (5.80%) XenApp
6 24 (5.57%) VMware ESX
7 23 (5.34%) NFS
8 15 (3.48%) Terminal Services
9 12 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.78%) vCloud
10 11 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (2.09%) DFS Replication
11 9 (2.09%) UAG
12 7 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.39%) Sendmail
13 6 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (1.16%) FreeRADIUS
14 5 (1.16%) ProxySG
14 5 (1.16%) Firmware
15 4 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 45 (10.44%) SCCM
2 40 (9.28%) NetBackup
3 39 (9.05%) SCOM
4 22 (5.10%) Nagios
5 17 (3.94%) WMI
6 13 (3.02%) WSUS
7 12 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (2.55%) Backup Exec
8 11 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (2.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.62%) HP SIM
11 7 (1.62%) Puppet
12 6 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (1.39%) SCSM
12 6 (1.39%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (1.39%) MAILsweeper
12 6 (1.39%) MOM
13 5 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (1.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 188 (43.62%) VMware
2 171 (39.68%) Microsoft
3 112 (25.99%) Cisco
4 79 (18.33%) HP
5 78 (18.10%) Citrix
6 65 (15.08%) Red Hat
7 41 (9.51%) CheckPoint
8 39 (9.05%) Juniper
9 34 (7.89%) Symantec
10 33 (7.66%) Oracle
11 29 (6.73%) EMC
12 28 (6.50%) Dell
12 28 (6.50%) IBM
13 26 (6.03%) NetApp
14 24 (5.57%) Sun
15 22 (5.10%) F5
16 19 (4.41%) Lotus
17 17 (3.94%) Veritas
18 14 (3.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 13 (3.02%) SolarWinds
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