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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 77 78 112
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +34
Contract jobs citing DNS 238 204 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.50% 2.22% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.74% 11.79% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 86 55
Average daily rate
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£350 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £216 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.56% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 16
Average hourly rate £20.59 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.28% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.85% -16.87%
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
1732 1731 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.19% 18.80% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 771 692
Average daily rate £355 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 96 125
Average hourly rate £22.83 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 -13 58 £345 -4.82% 20
Hampshire -2 55 £385 +14.50% 20
Surrey +10 38 £345 +18.96% 17
West Sussex -2 27 £356 +61.93% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £400 +53.11% 10
East Sussex 0 20 £330 +32.00% 4
Oxfordshire -15 15 £325 -3.70% 5
Kent -5 3 £513 +28.12% 1
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

1 303 (61.84%) Windows
2 265 (54.08%) DHCP
3 245 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 218 (44.49%) VMware
5 171 (34.90%) Firewall
6 170 (34.69%) TCP/IP
7 163 (33.27%) Microsoft
7 163 (33.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 146 (29.80%) Cisco
9 137 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 116 (23.67%) LAN
11 112 (22.86%) WAN
12 110 (22.45%) MS Exchange
13 100 (20.41%) Linux
14 99 (20.20%) VPN
15 93 (18.98%) SAN
16 92 (18.78%) SQL
17 89 (18.16%) PowerShell
18 88 (17.96%) ITIL
18 88 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
19 86 (17.55%) Windows 7
19 86 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
20 82 (16.73%) Security Cleared
21 75 (15.31%) SQL Server
22 73 (14.90%) Finance
23 67 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
23 67 (13.67%) vSphere
24 63 (12.86%) Citrix
25 62 (12.65%) HP
25 62 (12.65%) SMTP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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
1 110 (22.45%) MS Exchange
2 54 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 35 (7.14%) IIS
5 22 (4.49%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.27%) Lync
8 14 (2.86%) Apache
9 11 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.63%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.02%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.82%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.61%) nginx
14 3 (0.61%) TPMS
15 2 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.41%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 41 (8.37%) MS Office
3 15 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.22%) MS Project
5 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.65%) RMDS
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (7.55%) IaaS
3 33 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (5.10%) SaaS
4 25 (5.10%) PaaS
5 20 (4.08%) Office 365
6 7 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.61%) Yammer
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 265 (54.08%) DHCP
2 171 (34.90%) Firewall
3 170 (34.69%) TCP/IP
4 116 (23.67%) LAN
5 112 (22.86%) WAN
6 99 (20.20%) VPN
7 93 (18.98%) SAN
8 62 (12.65%) SMTP
9 55 (11.22%) VLAN
10 50 (10.20%) MPLS
11 44 (8.98%) Network Security
12 40 (8.16%) SSL
13 39 (7.96%) Wireshark
14 36 (7.35%) HTTP
14 36 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (7.35%) NAS
15 35 (7.14%) BGP
16 34 (6.94%) LDAP
17 32 (6.53%) Internet
17 32 (6.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.06%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.86%) MySQL
3 14 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.63%) Subversion
4 7 (1.43%) Maven
5 4 (0.82%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.82%) JIRA
5 4 (0.82%) Selenium
5 4 (0.82%) Ant
5 4 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.61%) Grunt
6 3 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (0.61%) JSHint
6 3 (0.61%) Bower
6 3 (0.61%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.61%) QUnit
6 3 (0.61%) webpack
6 3 (0.61%) gulp
7 2 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 73 (14.90%) Finance
2 40 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.08%) Back Office
4 16 (3.27%) Banking
5 9 (1.84%) Online Betting
6 8 (1.63%) Legal
7 7 (1.43%) Retail
8 6 (1.22%) Billing
9 4 (0.82%) Electronics
9 4 (0.82%) Front Office
10 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.61%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.41%) Games
11 2 (0.41%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Local Government
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (15.51%) Analyst
2 51 (10.41%) Architect
3 46 (9.39%) Network Engineer
4 43 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (7.76%) Consultant
6 37 (7.55%) Support Engineer
7 36 (7.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 31 (6.33%) Administrator
9 28 (5.71%) Server Engineer
10 25 (5.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 25 (5.10%) Support Analyst
11 22 (4.49%) IT Support
12 21 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
13 20 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
14 17 (3.47%) Network Architect
15 16 (3.27%) Network Consultant
16 15 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
16 15 (3.06%) IT Support Analyst
17 12 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
18 11 (2.24%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.65%) Rendezvous
1 13 (2.65%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.45%) CSS
2 12 (2.45%) Web Services
3 10 (2.04%) HTML
4 8 (1.63%) .NET
5 7 (1.43%) Ajax
6 6 (1.22%) REST
7 5 (1.02%) XML
8 4 (0.82%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.82%) CSS3
8 4 (0.82%) HTML5
9 3 (0.61%) boto
9 3 (0.61%) React
9 3 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.61%) ServiceStack
9 3 (0.61%) JSLint
9 3 (0.61%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.61%) Sass
9 3 (0.61%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.02%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.80%) Clustering
3 33 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (6.33%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.69%) PKI
6 16 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.65%) Replication
8 9 (1.84%) HACMP
8 9 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.63%) FlexPod
9 8 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.22%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.22%) NHS
10 6 (1.22%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.22%) Statistics
11 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.02%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 303 (61.84%) Windows
2 137 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (20.41%) Linux
4 88 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (17.55%) Windows 7
5 86 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (12.24%) UNIX
7 34 (6.94%) Windows XP
8 24 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (4.49%) Solaris
10 16 (3.27%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.04%) AIX
12 9 (1.84%) CentOS
12 9 (1.84%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (1.22%) HPUX
14 5 (1.02%) Android
15 4 (0.82%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.61%) Debian
16 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.96%) ITIL
2 51 (10.41%) Migration
3 40 (8.16%) Load Balancing
4 36 (7.35%) Service Management
5 33 (6.73%) Configuration Management
6 25 (5.10%) Project Management
7 23 (4.69%) Change Management
8 21 (4.29%) Service Delivery
8 21 (4.29%) Network Design
9 20 (4.08%) Problem Management
10 19 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (3.88%) Capacity Management
10 19 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (3.27%) Network Architecture
12 13 (2.65%) Software Deployment
12 13 (2.65%) Server Building
12 13 (2.65%) Incident Management
13 12 (2.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 92 (18.78%) SQL
2 89 (18.16%) PowerShell
3 39 (7.96%) Python
4 29 (5.92%) Perl
5 21 (4.29%) Shell Script
6 19 (3.88%) VBScript
7 15 (3.06%) VB
8 14 (2.86%) C
8 14 (2.86%) C++
9 9 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.63%) C#
10 8 (1.63%) Ruby
11 7 (1.43%) PHP
12 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.02%) Java
14 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.20%) Korn
15 1 (0.20%) PHP5
15 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 82 (16.73%) Security Cleared
2 67 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 54 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (7.76%) CCNA
6 33 (6.73%) Degree
7 30 (6.12%) MCSE
7 30 (6.12%) CCNP
8 24 (4.90%) DV Cleared
9 22 (4.49%) MCITP
10 19 (3.88%) CISSP
11 18 (3.67%) MCSA
12 12 (2.45%) CCIE
12 12 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.84%) CCSE
13 9 (1.84%) MCP
14 7 (1.43%) RHCE
15 6 (1.22%) MCTS
15 6 (1.22%) CCENT
16 5 (1.02%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.27%) SLA
2 5 (1.02%) QA
3 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 245 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 163 (33.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (13.67%) vSphere
4 58 (11.84%) Hyper-V
5 36 (7.35%) XenApp
6 35 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (4.69%) vCloud
7 23 (4.69%) XenDesktop
8 20 (4.08%) NFS
9 13 (2.65%) VMware ESX
10 10 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
11 9 (1.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 9 (1.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (1.84%) Sendmail
12 8 (1.63%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.63%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.63%) UAG
13 7 (1.43%) Postfix
14 6 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.02%) Samba
Systems Management
1 54 (11.02%) SCCM
2 38 (7.76%) SCOM
3 23 (4.69%) WSUS
4 21 (4.29%) Puppet
5 19 (3.88%) NetBackup
6 18 (3.67%) vMotion
7 17 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.86%) SCVMM
9 13 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 12 (2.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (2.24%) OpenView
12 10 (2.04%) Nagios
13 9 (1.84%) MIMEsweeper
13 9 (1.84%) MAILsweeper
14 7 (1.43%) Backup Exec
14 7 (1.43%) SELinux
15 6 (1.22%) AirWatch
15 6 (1.22%) Cacti
16 5 (1.02%) Zenoss
16 5 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 218 (44.49%) VMware
2 163 (33.27%) Microsoft
3 146 (29.80%) Cisco
4 63 (12.86%) Citrix
5 62 (12.65%) HP
6 60 (12.24%) Juniper
7 54 (11.02%) CheckPoint
8 38 (7.76%) NetApp
9 36 (7.35%) Red Hat
10 32 (6.53%) Oracle
11 29 (5.92%) F5
12 28 (5.71%) McAfee
13 27 (5.51%) Blue Coat
13 27 (5.51%) SolarWinds
14 26 (5.31%) Symantec
15 23 (4.69%) IBM
16 19 (3.88%) Websense
17 18 (3.67%) Veritas
18 17 (3.47%) NetScout
18 17 (3.47%) Lancope
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