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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 96 84 77
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing DNS 201 232 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.26% 2.43% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.98% 12.84% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 141 84
Median daily rate £315 £360 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £233 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £474 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 16
Median hourly rate £35.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.85% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £23.20 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +9.09%
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
1678 1807 1681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.86% 18.91% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 942 723
Median daily rate £375 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 121 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Berkshire +19 79 £275 -26.66% 19
Hampshire +14 58 £325 -18.75% 26
Oxfordshire +13 21 £296 -8.84% 10
Surrey -24 21 £400 +14.28% 15
Kent +4 5 £325 -36.73% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £430 +4.24% 3
East Sussex -4 5 £394 +19.31% 4
West Sussex -17 5 £350 -1.75% 3
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Home Counties +2 1 £285 +3.63%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 289 (58.15%) Windows
2 254 (51.11%) DHCP
3 232 (46.68%) Active Directory
4 218 (43.86%) Microsoft
5 165 (33.20%) Windows Server
6 155 (31.19%) Firewall
7 149 (29.98%) VMware
8 131 (26.36%) TCP/IP
9 130 (26.16%) ITIL
10 115 (23.14%) SQL
11 114 (22.94%) Cisco
12 112 (22.54%) Citrix
12 112 (22.54%) Linux
13 103 (20.72%) WAN
14 101 (20.32%) LAN
15 99 (19.92%) Security Cleared
16 96 (19.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 91 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
18 90 (18.11%) VPN
19 85 (17.10%) PowerShell
20 82 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
21 81 (16.30%) SSL
22 80 (16.10%) MS Excel
22 80 (16.10%) SC Cleared
23 77 (15.49%) Load Balancing
24 76 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
25 75 (15.09%) Data Centre
26 72 (14.49%) MS Exchange
27 70 (14.08%) IPsec
27 70 (14.08%) MPLS

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 72 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 48 (9.66%) IIS
3 38 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (6.24%) Skype for Business
5 29 (5.84%) SharePoint
6 17 (3.42%) Apache
7 16 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.41%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.41%) Live Communications Server
12 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.21%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.01%) JBoss
14 3 (0.60%) nginx
14 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (16.10%) MS Excel
2 43 (8.65%) MS Office
3 8 (1.61%) ProjectWise
4 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
1 8 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 52 (10.46%) Office 365
2 19 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.82%) IaaS
4 12 (2.41%) PaaS
5 11 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.21%) SaaS
6 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.20%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 254 (51.11%) DHCP
2 155 (31.19%) Firewall
3 131 (26.36%) TCP/IP
4 103 (20.72%) WAN
5 101 (20.32%) LAN
6 90 (18.11%) VPN
7 81 (16.30%) SSL
8 70 (14.08%) IPsec
8 70 (14.08%) MPLS
9 68 (13.68%) Internet
10 62 (12.47%) LDAP
11 61 (12.27%) Network Security
12 57 (11.47%) BGP
12 57 (11.47%) SAN
13 51 (10.26%) HTTP
14 46 (9.26%) NetScaler
15 41 (8.25%) FTP
16 38 (7.65%) OSPF
17 36 (7.24%) Wireless
18 32 (6.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.81%) MySQL
3 9 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.60%) MS Access
8 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.20%) Big Data
9 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 14 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.81%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.21%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.01%) Fiddler
4 5 (1.01%) Selenium
4 5 (1.01%) Subversion
5 4 (0.80%) Babel
5 4 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (0.80%) MSI
5 4 (0.80%) NUnit
5 4 (0.80%) SpecFlow
5 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.80%) webpack
5 4 (0.80%) WiX
6 3 (0.60%) JIRA
6 3 (0.60%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.40%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.40%) StarTeam
General
1 36 (7.24%) Finance
2 30 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.63%) Marketing
4 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.61%) Electronics
6 6 (1.21%) Billing
6 6 (1.21%) French Language
6 6 (1.21%) German Language
6 6 (1.21%) Portuguese Language
6 6 (1.21%) Publishing
6 6 (1.21%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.01%) Back Office
8 4 (0.80%) Banking
8 4 (0.80%) Legal
8 4 (0.80%) Military
8 4 (0.80%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.60%) Games
9 3 (0.60%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.40%) Advertising
10 2 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (19.72%) Support Engineer
2 77 (15.49%) Network Engineer
3 62 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 54 (10.87%) Analyst
5 48 (9.66%) Administrator
6 45 (9.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 40 (8.05%) Consultant
8 39 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 34 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 29 (5.84%) VMware Engineer
11 26 (5.23%) Server Engineer
12 25 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
13 24 (4.83%) Support Analyst
14 22 (4.43%) Active Directory Engineer
14 22 (4.43%) Architect
14 22 (4.43%) Field Engineer
15 21 (4.23%) Solaris Engineer
16 20 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 20 (4.02%) Network Support
16 20 (4.02%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.04%) .NET
2 26 (5.23%) CSS
3 21 (4.23%) Regular Expression
4 19 (3.82%) XML
5 18 (3.62%) 802.1X
5 18 (3.62%) Web Services
6 10 (2.01%) ADO.NET
6 10 (2.01%) Ajax
6 10 (2.01%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.01%) REST
7 9 (1.81%) OAuth2
7 9 (1.81%) SAML
7 9 (1.81%) WCF
8 6 (1.21%) Middleware
9 5 (1.01%) FastCGI
9 5 (1.01%) LAMP
9 5 (1.01%) LINQ
9 5 (1.01%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 5 (1.01%) WPF
10 4 (0.80%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.85%) PKI
3 37 (7.44%) Management Information System
4 36 (7.24%) Clustering
5 34 (6.84%) Computer Science
6 28 (5.63%) Replication
7 22 (4.43%) Public Cloud
8 18 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (2.41%) Driving Licence
10 11 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.81%) Statistics
12 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.41%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.21%) EMC VNX
13 6 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.21%) HACMP
14 4 (0.80%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.80%) VCE vBlock
15 3 (0.60%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 289 (58.15%) Windows
2 165 (33.20%) Windows Server
3 112 (22.54%) Linux
4 91 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (10.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (7.44%) Solaris
9 36 (7.24%) Windows 7
10 22 (4.43%) Unix
10 22 (4.43%) Windows XP
11 20 (4.02%) Ubuntu
12 14 (2.82%) CentOS
13 10 (2.01%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.81%) VMS
15 8 (1.61%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.80%) AIX
17 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.60%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (26.16%) ITIL
2 77 (15.49%) Load Balancing
3 65 (13.08%) Change Management
4 46 (9.26%) Incident Management
5 42 (8.45%) Configuration Management
5 42 (8.45%) Problem Management
6 35 (7.04%) Service Management
7 33 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (6.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 33 (6.64%) Project Management
8 27 (5.43%) Migration
9 25 (5.03%) Kalman Filter
10 23 (4.63%) Customer Engagement
11 22 (4.43%) High Availability
11 22 (4.43%) Web Filtering
12 21 (4.23%) ITIL V3
12 21 (4.23%) Mentoring
13 20 (4.02%) Email Filtering
14 19 (3.82%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (3.82%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 115 (23.14%) SQL
2 85 (17.10%) PowerShell
3 41 (8.25%) VBScript
4 35 (7.04%) Java
5 34 (6.84%) Python
6 25 (5.03%) Perl
7 21 (4.23%) C#
8 17 (3.42%) C
9 16 (3.22%) PHP
10 15 (3.02%) JavaScript
10 15 (3.02%) VB
11 14 (2.82%) C++
12 13 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.41%) Ruby
14 6 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.80%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.40%) Tcl
16 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.20%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 99 (19.92%) Security Cleared
2 96 (19.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (16.10%) SC Cleared
4 66 (13.28%) Degree
5 63 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (11.07%) MCSE
7 43 (8.65%) CCNA
8 35 (7.04%) MCTS
9 32 (6.44%) CCNP
10 26 (5.23%) MCITP
11 25 (5.03%) MCP
12 24 (4.83%) MCSA
13 16 (3.22%) DV Cleared
14 13 (2.62%) MCSD
15 11 (2.21%) CISSP
15 11 (2.21%) MCDST
16 10 (2.01%) CCSE
17 8 (1.61%) CCSA
18 7 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.03%) SLA
2 10 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.01%) HIPAA
5 5 (1.01%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.80%) QA
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 232 (46.68%) Active Directory
2 76 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (11.07%) XenApp
4 54 (10.87%) Hyper-V
5 31 (6.24%) vSphere
6 26 (5.23%) VMware ESX
7 21 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (3.42%) UAG
9 16 (3.22%) Terminal Services
10 12 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.21%) NFS
11 11 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.41%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.41%) ProxySG
12 7 (1.41%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.21%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.80%) Oracle Clusterware
14 4 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (10.46%) SCCM
2 46 (9.26%) SCOM
3 32 (6.44%) Puppet
4 24 (4.83%) NetBackup
4 24 (4.83%) WSUS
5 17 (3.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.21%) Ansible
8 10 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (1.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (1.81%) FortiGate
9 9 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.81%) WMI
10 8 (1.61%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 6 (1.21%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 218 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 149 (29.98%) VMware
3 114 (22.94%) Cisco
4 112 (22.54%) Citrix
5 50 (10.06%) HP
6 48 (9.66%) F5
7 43 (8.65%) CheckPoint
8 39 (7.85%) Red Hat
9 31 (6.24%) NetApp
10 28 (5.63%) Oracle
11 27 (5.43%) Juniper
12 21 (4.23%) Blue Coat
12 21 (4.23%) Dell
13 20 (4.02%) EMC
14 17 (3.42%) Symantec
15 16 (3.22%) SolarWinds
16 15 (3.02%) Veritas
17 13 (2.62%) Intel Security
18 12 (2.41%) IronPort
19 11 (2.21%) Palo Alto
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