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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 83 98 86
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 205 153 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.11% 1.78% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.81% 10.19% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 59 100
Average daily rate
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£335 £319 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% -7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £415 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £136.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +12.59%
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
1896 1502 1974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.47% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 696 632
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +18 93 £325 +32.65% 29
Hampshire -6 38 £367 +52.94% 15
Surrey +4 35 £331 -8.62% 24
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £312 +30.10% 8
West Sussex - 8 £330 - 6
Oxfordshire -9 6 £229 -20.43% 6
Kent -2 5 £488 +86.60% 4
East Sussex -6 5 £275 - 2
Middlesex +1 2 £400 +14.28%
Isle of Wight - 1 £300 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 290 (70.05%) Windows
2 219 (52.90%) Active Directory
3 196 (47.34%) DHCP
4 167 (40.34%) Microsoft
5 160 (38.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 155 (37.44%) VMware
7 124 (29.95%) Firewall
8 123 (29.71%) TCP/IP
9 118 (28.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 106 (25.60%) Security Cleared
11 104 (25.12%) Linux
12 100 (24.15%) Cisco
13 89 (21.50%) MS Exchange
14 83 (20.05%) ITIL
15 78 (18.84%) Citrix
16 76 (18.36%) HP
17 73 (17.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 72 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
19 70 (16.91%) IIS
20 69 (16.67%) SC Cleared
21 66 (15.94%) MS Excel
22 62 (14.98%) Red Hat
23 61 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
24 60 (14.49%) SQL
24 60 (14.49%) WAN
24 60 (14.49%) Telecoms
25 58 (14.01%) UNIX
26 57 (13.77%) LAN
27 54 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 51 (12.32%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 89 (21.50%) MS Exchange
2 70 (16.91%) IIS
3 43 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (7.00%) SharePoint
5 18 (4.35%) Apache
6 17 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.66%) IBM Notes
10 10 (2.42%) Lotus Domino
10 10 (2.42%) WebSphere
10 10 (2.42%) Lync
11 9 (2.17%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.93%) JBoss
13 7 (1.69%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.21%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.72%) CMS
16 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 66 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 45 (10.87%) MS Office
3 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.72%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.80%) Office 365
3 18 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.38%) IaaS
5 8 (1.93%) SaaS
6 3 (0.72%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 196 (47.34%) DHCP
2 124 (29.95%) Firewall
3 123 (29.71%) TCP/IP
4 60 (14.49%) WAN
5 57 (13.77%) LAN
6 46 (11.11%) SAN
7 44 (10.63%) Internet
8 43 (10.39%) VPN
9 31 (7.49%) LDAP
10 27 (6.52%) HTTP
11 26 (6.28%) MPLS
11 26 (6.28%) OSPF
12 23 (5.56%) BGP
12 23 (5.56%) SSL
13 22 (5.31%) Wireless
13 22 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (5.07%) VoIP
15 19 (4.59%) IPsec
16 18 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (4.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.83%) MySQL
3 14 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.21%) SQLPlus
8 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 7
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.24%) DB2
11 1 (0.24%) Ingres
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 10 (2.42%) QuickTest Pro
1 10 (2.42%) LoadRunner
2 8 (1.93%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.97%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.48%) WiX
6 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.48%) Selenium
6 2 (0.48%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.48%) NUnit
6 2 (0.48%) Subversion
6 2 (0.48%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
General
1 60 (14.49%) Telecoms
2 32 (7.73%) Finance
3 13 (3.14%) Banking
4 10 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.42%) Marketing
5 8 (1.93%) Electronics
6 6 (1.45%) Advertising
7 4 (0.97%) Retail
7 4 (0.97%) Billing
8 3 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) Military
9 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 58 (14.01%) Analyst
2 51 (12.32%) Support Engineer
2 51 (12.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (7.00%) Network Engineer
4 21 (5.07%) IP Engineer
5 20 (4.83%) Support Analyst
6 19 (4.59%) Design Engineer
7 17 (4.11%) Consultant
8 16 (3.86%) Field Engineer
9 15 (3.62%) Architect
9 15 (3.62%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (3.14%) Server Engineer
10 13 (3.14%) Administrator
10 13 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (3.14%) Build Engineer
11 12 (2.90%) SCCM Engineer
11 12 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (2.66%) Network Analyst
12 11 (2.66%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.56%) HTML
2 22 (5.31%) .NET
3 20 (4.83%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.38%) JSP
5 13 (3.14%) SOAP
5 13 (3.14%) DCOM
6 11 (2.66%) XML
7 10 (2.42%) CSS
7 10 (2.42%) Web Services
8 9 (2.17%) Ajax
9 7 (1.69%) Flash
9 7 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (1.69%) REST
10 6 (1.45%) LAMP
11 5 (1.21%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.21%) jQuery
12 4 (0.97%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.97%) WCF
12 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.25%) PKI
3 26 (6.28%) Clustering
4 24 (5.80%) Replication
5 20 (4.83%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.62%) Thin Client
6 15 (3.62%) Fat Client
7 14 (3.38%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.93%) CLARiiON
8 8 (1.93%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.69%) HACMP
10 6 (1.45%) Wiki
11 5 (1.21%) User Experience
11 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.21%) DTV
12 4 (0.97%) Smart Meter
13 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.48%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 290 (70.05%) Windows
2 160 (38.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 118 (28.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 104 (25.12%) Linux
5 72 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (14.01%) UNIX
7 54 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (11.59%) Windows 7
9 47 (11.35%) Windows XP
10 30 (7.25%) Solaris
11 17 (4.11%) Windows 2000
11 17 (4.11%) Windows 8
12 9 (2.17%) AIX
13 7 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.72%) CentOS
15 3 (0.72%) SUSE
16 2 (0.48%) HPUX
16 2 (0.48%) VMS
16 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (20.05%) ITIL
2 41 (9.90%) Configuration Management
3 30 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (6.76%) Change Management
4 28 (6.76%) Network Design
5 22 (5.31%) Load Balancing
5 22 (5.31%) Project Management
6 20 (4.83%) Migration
7 19 (4.59%) Software Testing
8 18 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (3.86%) Service Management
10 15 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (3.38%) Network Architecture
11 14 (3.38%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.38%) Incident Management
11 14 (3.38%) Web Development
12 13 (3.14%) Validation
12 13 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (14.49%) SQL
2 41 (9.90%) Perl
3 34 (8.21%) Java
3 34 (8.21%) PowerShell
4 24 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 24 (5.80%) C
5 20 (4.83%) VBScript
6 17 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 15 (3.62%) C#
7 15 (3.62%) Python
8 13 (3.14%) C++
9 12 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.66%) VB
10 11 (2.66%) PHP
10 11 (2.66%) Korn
11 9 (2.17%) Bourne shell
12 8 (1.93%) Ruby
13 6 (1.45%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.72%) AWK
Qualifications
1 106 (25.60%) Security Cleared
2 69 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 61 (14.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (10.39%) MCSE
6 36 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 33 (7.97%) CCNA
8 26 (6.28%) CCNP
9 23 (5.56%) MCITP
10 22 (5.31%) Degree
11 19 (4.59%) MCP
12 17 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (3.62%) MCSA
14 13 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (3.14%) MCTS
15 11 (2.66%) CCA
15 11 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (2.42%) JNCIA
16 10 (2.42%) ISTQB
17 7 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.72%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) BS7799
4 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 219 (52.90%) Active Directory
2 73 (17.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (10.14%) vSphere
4 27 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 26 (6.28%) XenApp
6 20 (4.83%) NFS
6 20 (4.83%) VMware ESX
7 19 (4.59%) Terminal Services
8 13 (3.14%) UAG
9 12 (2.90%) XenDesktop
10 10 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (2.17%) vCloud
11 9 (2.17%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.45%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.45%) Snort
13 5 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.21%) ProxySG
13 5 (1.21%) OCFS2
14 4 (0.97%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.97%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (12.32%) SCCM
2 40 (9.66%) NetBackup
3 26 (6.28%) SCOM
4 19 (4.59%) Nagios
4 19 (4.59%) WSUS
4 19 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (3.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (3.14%) WMI
7 11 (2.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 11 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (2.42%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.42%) Puppet
9 9 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (1.45%) HP SIM
11 5 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.97%) MIMEsweeper
12 4 (0.97%) MAILsweeper
12 4 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.97%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 167 (40.34%) Microsoft
2 155 (37.44%) VMware
3 100 (24.15%) Cisco
4 78 (18.84%) Citrix
5 76 (18.36%) HP
6 62 (14.98%) Red Hat
7 39 (9.42%) CheckPoint
8 36 (8.70%) Symantec
9 35 (8.45%) Oracle
10 34 (8.21%) Juniper
11 28 (6.76%) EMC
12 25 (6.04%) Dell
13 24 (5.80%) F5
14 21 (5.07%) NetApp
15 20 (4.83%) Sun
16 18 (4.35%) IBM
17 14 (3.38%) Lotus
18 12 (2.90%) Veritas
19 11 (2.66%) McAfee
19 11 (2.66%) SolarWinds
Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Icon Plc
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 19 days ago