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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 79 76 107
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +31
Contract jobs citing DNS 222 211 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.40% 2.32% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 12.11% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 84 67
Average daily rate
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£375 £280 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 19
Average hourly rate £21.75 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.50 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
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
1736 1743 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.81% 19.18% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 758 658
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 160
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 60 £375 +35.13% 22
Surrey +27 52 £365 +23.20% 21
Hampshire -16 39 £415 +27.69% 13
Buckinghamshire +18 20 £400 +53.11% 10
Oxfordshire -20 16 £313 -10.71% 9
East Sussex -3 13 £330 +10.00% 4
West Sussex -14 13 £400 +81.81% 3
Kent -5 4 £514 +93.86% 5
Middlesex +4 1 £185 - 1
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 297 (63.06%) Windows
2 241 (51.17%) DHCP
3 231 (49.04%) Active Directory
4 201 (42.68%) VMware
5 167 (35.46%) Firewall
6 164 (34.82%) Microsoft
7 149 (31.63%) TCP/IP
8 148 (31.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 141 (29.94%) Cisco
10 136 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 110 (23.35%) WAN
11 110 (23.35%) MS Exchange
12 109 (23.14%) LAN
13 96 (20.38%) SAN
14 94 (19.96%) Linux
15 92 (19.53%) SQL
16 91 (19.32%) ITIL
17 89 (18.90%) Windows Server 2003
18 88 (18.68%) VPN
19 84 (17.83%) Windows 7
20 83 (17.62%) Security Cleared
21 82 (17.41%) Windows Server 2012
22 70 (14.86%) PowerShell
22 70 (14.86%) SQL Server
23 67 (14.23%) Finance
24 65 (13.80%) SMTP
25 63 (13.38%) UNIX
25 63 (13.38%) vSphere
26 62 (13.16%) Citrix
27 59 (12.53%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (23.35%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (8.49%) IIS
4 39 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (4.46%) Apache
5 21 (4.46%) SharePoint
6 17 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (2.76%) Lync
9 11 (2.34%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.70%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.27%) GroupWise
12 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.27%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.85%) nginx
15 3 (0.64%) TPMS
Applications
1 55 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.28%) MS Office
3 18 (3.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.06%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (2.97%) RMDS
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.37%) IaaS
4 19 (4.03%) SaaS
4 19 (4.03%) PaaS
5 15 (3.18%) Office 365
6 6 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 241 (51.17%) DHCP
2 167 (35.46%) Firewall
3 149 (31.63%) TCP/IP
4 110 (23.35%) WAN
5 109 (23.14%) LAN
6 96 (20.38%) SAN
7 88 (18.68%) VPN
8 65 (13.80%) SMTP
9 47 (9.98%) SSL
10 44 (9.34%) Network Security
11 41 (8.70%) LDAP
12 39 (8.28%) HTTP
12 39 (8.28%) MPLS
12 39 (8.28%) VLAN
13 35 (7.43%) Wireshark
14 33 (7.01%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (6.37%) NAS
16 27 (5.73%) Internet
17 22 (4.67%) ADSL
18 20 (4.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.18%) MySQL
4 12 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.06%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.70%) Subversion
4 5 (1.06%) Maven
5 4 (0.85%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.85%) JIRA
5 4 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.85%) Ant
5 4 (0.85%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.64%) Introscope
6 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.42%) Selenium
7 2 (0.42%) MSI
7 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.21%) QUnit
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) NuGet
8 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
General
1 67 (14.23%) Finance
2 33 (7.01%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.61%) Banking
4 13 (2.76%) Back Office
5 7 (1.49%) Legal
6 6 (1.27%) Billing
7 5 (1.06%) Retail
7 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.06%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.64%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.64%) Electronics
8 3 (0.64%) Front Office
9 2 (0.42%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (14.23%) Analyst
2 44 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (9.13%) Architect
4 42 (8.92%) Consultant
5 38 (8.07%) Network Engineer
6 34 (7.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 33 (7.01%) Support Engineer
8 31 (6.58%) Administrator
9 30 (6.37%) Server Engineer
10 28 (5.94%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (4.46%) IT Support
13 20 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (3.61%) Network Consultant
16 15 (3.18%) Field Engineer
16 15 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 14 (2.97%) IT Support Analyst
18 12 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support
19 11 (2.34%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.97%) Rendezvous
2 12 (2.55%) Web Services
3 7 (1.49%) CSS
4 6 (1.27%) XML
4 6 (1.27%) HTML
4 6 (1.27%) Application Packaging
5 5 (1.06%) Ajax
6 4 (0.85%) REST
6 4 (0.85%) .NET
6 4 (0.85%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.85%) ServiceStack
7 3 (0.64%) boto
7 3 (0.64%) jQuery
7 3 (0.64%) Worklight
7 3 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.64%) SOAP
7 3 (0.64%) ODBC
8 2 (0.42%) Flash
8 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.68%) Clustering
2 48 (10.19%) Data Centre
3 33 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 22 (4.67%) PKI
6 17 (3.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.34%) Replication
8 9 (1.91%) HACMP
8 9 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.70%) FlexPod
9 8 (1.70%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.27%) NHS
10 6 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.27%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.85%) Informatics
11 4 (0.85%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.85%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.64%) BYOD
12 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 297 (63.06%) Windows
2 136 (28.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (19.96%) Linux
4 89 (18.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (17.83%) Windows 7
6 82 (17.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (13.38%) UNIX
8 36 (7.64%) Windows XP
9 28 (5.94%) Solaris
10 25 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.18%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.55%) AIX
13 9 (1.91%) Data ONTAP
14 7 (1.49%) CentOS
15 6 (1.27%) Android
15 6 (1.27%) HPUX
16 5 (1.06%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.64%) Debian
18 3 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (19.32%) ITIL
2 51 (10.83%) Migration
3 43 (9.13%) Service Management
4 40 (8.49%) Load Balancing
5 31 (6.58%) Configuration Management
6 27 (5.73%) Project Management
7 23 (4.88%) Change Management
7 23 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (4.88%) Problem Management
8 22 (4.67%) Kalman Filter
9 18 (3.82%) Capacity Management
10 17 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
11 16 (3.40%) Network Architecture
11 16 (3.40%) Network Design
12 13 (2.76%) Customer Engagement
12 13 (2.76%) Software Deployment
13 12 (2.55%) Incident Management
14 11 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (2.34%) Service Delivery
14 11 (2.34%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 92 (19.53%) SQL
2 70 (14.86%) PowerShell
3 43 (9.13%) Python
4 35 (7.43%) Perl
5 27 (5.73%) Shell Script
6 21 (4.46%) VBScript
7 15 (3.18%) C
8 14 (2.97%) C++
9 11 (2.34%) VB
10 9 (1.91%) Java
10 9 (1.91%) PHP
11 7 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.49%) Ruby
12 5 (1.06%) C#
13 3 (0.64%) Jython
13 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.21%) Korn
15 1 (0.21%) PHP5
15 1 (0.21%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 83 (17.62%) Security Cleared
2 58 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (12.10%) SC Cleared
4 55 (11.68%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (6.79%) Degree
6 31 (6.58%) CCNA
6 31 (6.58%) MCSE
7 29 (6.16%) MCITP
8 28 (5.94%) DV Cleared
9 21 (4.46%) CCNP
10 20 (4.25%) CISSP
11 17 (3.61%) MCSA
12 13 (2.76%) MCTS
13 11 (2.34%) CCIE
14 10 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.91%) MCP
16 7 (1.49%) RHCE
17 4 (0.85%) HND
17 4 (0.85%) CCSP
17 4 (0.85%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.97%) SLA
2 5 (1.06%) QA
3 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 231 (49.04%) Active Directory
2 148 (31.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (13.38%) vSphere
4 51 (10.83%) Hyper-V
5 34 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (6.58%) XenApp
7 25 (5.31%) XenDesktop
8 21 (4.46%) NFS
9 17 (3.61%) vCloud
10 12 (2.55%) VMware ESX
10 12 (2.55%) Sendmail
11 11 (2.34%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (2.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.91%) UAG
12 9 (1.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (1.70%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.49%) Postfix
15 6 (1.27%) VMware Server
16 5 (1.06%) Samba
16 5 (1.06%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 57 (12.10%) SCCM
2 40 (8.49%) SCOM
3 21 (4.46%) WSUS
3 21 (4.46%) NetBackup
4 19 (4.03%) Puppet
5 16 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.97%) vMotion
7 13 (2.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 12 (2.55%) SCVMM
8 12 (2.55%) MIMEsweeper
8 12 (2.55%) MAILsweeper
8 12 (2.55%) Nagios
9 11 (2.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (1.70%) OpenView
11 7 (1.49%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.49%) SELinux
12 6 (1.27%) Ansible
12 6 (1.27%) HP SIM
13 5 (1.06%) Zenoss
13 5 (1.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 201 (42.68%) VMware
2 164 (34.82%) Microsoft
3 141 (29.94%) Cisco
4 62 (13.16%) Citrix
5 59 (12.53%) HP
6 58 (12.31%) Juniper
7 46 (9.77%) NetApp
7 46 (9.77%) CheckPoint
8 34 (7.22%) Red Hat
9 31 (6.58%) Blue Coat
10 30 (6.37%) McAfee
11 29 (6.16%) Oracle
12 27 (5.73%) IBM
12 27 (5.73%) SolarWinds
13 25 (5.31%) F5
14 24 (5.10%) Symantec
15 23 (4.88%) Websense
16 20 (4.25%) Veritas
17 18 (3.82%) NetScout
17 18 (3.82%) Lancope
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