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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 71 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 233 227 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.76% 2.41% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.47% 11.57% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 127 113
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +89.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.65 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.33 £44.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
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
1730 1962 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.49% 20.85% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 944 648
Average daily rate £352 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 117 128
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +58.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.25 £59.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 83 £338 -10.59% 28
Hampshire +38 64 £335 -16.25% 21
Surrey +2 41 £330 -0.37% 25
Kent +1 11 £450 - 5
Oxfordshire +4 8 £238 -25.78% 12
West Sussex -7 8 £300 +1.69% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £325 +14.03% 4
M4 Corridor - 6 £288 -
East Sussex -2 3 £325 -23.52% 3
Middlesex - 1 £160 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 217 (49.54%) Windows
2 214 (48.86%) DHCP
3 210 (47.95%) Active Directory
4 164 (37.44%) TCP/IP
5 146 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 134 (30.59%) Firewall
7 124 (28.31%) VMware
8 122 (27.85%) Windows Server
9 119 (27.17%) Cisco
10 107 (24.43%) Linux
11 105 (23.97%) Data Centre
12 104 (23.74%) LAN
13 94 (21.46%) ITIL
14 86 (19.63%) WAN
15 78 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 75 (17.12%) MPLS
17 74 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 73 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 72 (16.44%) VPN
20 69 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
21 67 (15.30%) SSL
22 66 (15.07%) LDAP
23 61 (13.93%) Citrix
23 61 (13.93%) VLAN
24 59 (13.47%) SMTP
25 57 (13.01%) FTP
26 55 (12.56%) Finance
27 52 (11.87%) Unix
27 52 (11.87%) IIS
27 52 (11.87%) Degree

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 52 (11.87%) IIS
2 47 (10.73%) MS Exchange
3 35 (7.99%) Apache
4 30 (6.85%) Tomcat
5 27 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (4.11%) JBoss
6 18 (4.11%) WebLogic
7 16 (3.65%) nginx
7 16 (3.65%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.97%) Skype for Business
9 11 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.68%) Confluence
12 3 (0.68%) Node.js
12 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (10.27%) MS Excel
2 38 (8.68%) MS Office
3 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (6.62%) Office 365
3 26 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (4.11%) SaaS
5 8 (1.83%) IaaS
6 5 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.68%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.46%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 214 (48.86%) DHCP
2 164 (37.44%) TCP/IP
3 134 (30.59%) Firewall
4 104 (23.74%) LAN
5 86 (19.63%) WAN
6 75 (17.12%) MPLS
7 72 (16.44%) VPN
8 67 (15.30%) SSL
9 66 (15.07%) LDAP
10 61 (13.93%) VLAN
11 59 (13.47%) SMTP
12 57 (13.01%) FTP
13 51 (11.64%) Internet
14 45 (10.27%) HTTP
15 43 (9.82%) SAN
16 42 (9.59%) BGP
17 41 (9.36%) OSPF
18 40 (9.13%) Network Security
19 39 (8.90%) IPsec
20 38 (8.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (3.88%) MySQL
5 12 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.23%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (4.34%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.51%) RSpec
4 7 (1.60%) JIRA
5 4 (0.91%) Gerrit
5 4 (0.91%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.68%) Ant
6 3 (0.68%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.46%) MSI
7 2 (0.46%) PVCS
7 2 (0.46%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.23%) Hudson
8 1 (0.23%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.23%) WiX
General
1 55 (12.56%) Finance
2 47 (10.73%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.42%) Back Office
4 11 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.28%) Front Office
5 10 (2.28%) Marketing
6 8 (1.83%) Electronics
7 7 (1.60%) Billing
8 5 (1.14%) Banking
8 5 (1.14%) Publishing
9 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 73 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 63 (14.38%) Network Engineer
3 48 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (9.59%) Analyst
5 36 (8.22%) Administrator
6 35 (7.99%) Architect
7 33 (7.53%) Windows Engineer
8 29 (6.62%) Consultant
9 27 (6.16%) Active Directory Engineer
10 21 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
11 20 (4.57%) Applications Support
11 20 (4.57%) VMware Engineer
12 19 (4.34%) Applications Engineer
12 19 (4.34%) Applications Support Engineer
12 19 (4.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 19 (4.34%) Security Engineer
13 18 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
13 18 (4.11%) Server Engineer
14 17 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
14 17 (3.88%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.62%) Web Services
2 18 (4.11%) 802.1X
3 17 (3.88%) Middleware
4 15 (3.42%) LAMP
5 14 (3.20%) LEMP Stack
5 14 (3.20%) MCollective
6 9 (2.05%) XML
7 8 (1.83%) .NET
7 8 (1.83%) J2EE
7 8 (1.83%) REST
8 6 (1.37%) CSS
8 6 (1.37%) SOAP
9 4 (0.91%) Ajax
10 3 (0.68%) CSS3
10 3 (0.68%) HTML
10 3 (0.68%) HTML5
10 3 (0.68%) jQuery
10 3 (0.68%) JSP
10 3 (0.68%) WAP
11 2 (0.46%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 105 (23.97%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.31%) Management Information System
3 28 (6.39%) Clustering
4 25 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 24 (5.48%) Replication
6 23 (5.25%) PKI
7 20 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.97%) Driving Licence
9 12 (2.74%) Cryptography
9 12 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.51%) Statistics
11 9 (2.05%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.83%) HACMP
13 6 (1.37%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.37%) DataPower
14 5 (1.14%) EqualLogic
15 4 (0.91%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.91%) User Experience
15 4 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
16 3 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 217 (49.54%) Windows
2 122 (27.85%) Windows Server
3 107 (24.43%) Linux
4 78 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (11.87%) Unix
6 49 (11.19%) Windows 7
6 49 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (7.31%) Windows XP
9 28 (6.39%) Windows 8
10 26 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (3.20%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.28%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.28%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.83%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.60%) AIX
14 7 (1.60%) Android
15 6 (1.37%) Solaris
16 5 (1.14%) CentOS
17 3 (0.68%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (21.46%) ITIL
2 42 (9.59%) Service Management
3 40 (9.13%) Change Management
3 40 (9.13%) Problem Management
4 39 (8.90%) Configuration Management
5 35 (7.99%) Load Balancing
5 35 (7.99%) Project Management
6 32 (7.31%) Migration
7 30 (6.85%) Capacity Management
8 29 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (6.39%) High Availability
10 22 (5.02%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (5.02%) Incident Management
10 22 (5.02%) Validation
11 20 (4.57%) DevOps
12 19 (4.34%) Network Design
13 18 (4.11%) Information Security
14 16 (3.65%) Data Analysis
15 15 (3.42%) Security Patching
16 13 (2.97%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (10.96%) PowerShell
2 45 (10.27%) Perl
3 40 (9.13%) SQL
4 36 (8.22%) Python
5 12 (2.74%) Ruby
6 9 (2.05%) Java
6 9 (2.05%) VBScript
7 8 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.83%) C
7 8 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.37%) Tcl
10 5 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.14%) VB
11 2 (0.46%) C#
11 2 (0.46%) Korn
11 2 (0.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.23%) C++
12 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 73 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 69 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (11.87%) Degree
4 50 (11.42%) SC Cleared
5 49 (11.19%) CCNA
6 47 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (7.08%) CCNP
8 27 (6.16%) MCSE
9 23 (5.25%) MCP
10 14 (3.20%) CCIE
10 14 (3.20%) DV Cleared
10 14 (3.20%) MCTS
11 12 (2.74%) DBS Check
12 11 (2.51%) CCSE
13 10 (2.28%) MCITP
13 10 (2.28%) MCSA
14 9 (2.05%) CCENT
14 9 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.83%) APMP
16 7 (1.60%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.11%) SLA
2 17 (3.88%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.37%) QA
4 5 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.46%) WCAG
6 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 210 (47.95%) Active Directory
2 74 (16.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.05%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.53%) VMware ESX
5 22 (5.02%) XenApp
6 16 (3.65%) Squid
6 16 (3.65%) UAG
6 16 (3.65%) vSphere
7 13 (2.97%) ISA Server
7 13 (2.97%) qmail
8 12 (2.74%) Terminal Services
8 12 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.51%) NFS
10 8 (1.83%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
11 7 (1.60%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.37%) vCloud
12 6 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (1.14%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (11.64%) SCCM
2 44 (10.05%) Puppet
3 36 (8.22%) WSUS
4 25 (5.71%) SCOM
5 18 (4.11%) Cacti
6 17 (3.88%) Nagios
7 14 (3.20%) collectd
7 14 (3.20%) Ganglia
7 14 (3.20%) Graphite
7 14 (3.20%) logstash
7 14 (3.20%) ZABBIX
8 8 (1.83%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.60%) Ansible
9 7 (1.60%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.60%) Sysprep
10 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (1.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 146 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 124 (28.31%) VMware
3 119 (27.17%) Cisco
4 61 (13.93%) Citrix
5 36 (8.22%) Red Hat
6 35 (7.99%) HP
7 34 (7.76%) CheckPoint
7 34 (7.76%) F5
7 34 (7.76%) Juniper
8 31 (7.08%) NetApp
9 21 (4.79%) Oracle
10 17 (3.88%) IBM
10 17 (3.88%) SolarWinds
10 17 (3.88%) Splunk
11 16 (3.65%) Huawei
12 13 (2.97%) Dell
13 11 (2.51%) Aruba
14 10 (2.28%) Cyberoam
14 10 (2.28%) Remedy
15 9 (2.05%) SAP
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