The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 44 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.96% 1.55% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.28% 11.36% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £365 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £335 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 44 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.86% 13.62% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 29
Average daily rate £365 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
Wales

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the South Wales region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the South Wales region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

DNS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -13 7 £365 +32.72%
Caerphilly - - - -
DNS
Wales

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) VPN
3 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) DHCP
4 8 (38.10%) Firewall
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco
5 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (28.57%) HP
6 6 (28.57%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Apache
7 5 (23.81%) Perl
7 5 (23.81%) CCNP
7 5 (23.81%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (19.05%) RHCE
8 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
8 4 (19.05%) Solaris
8 4 (19.05%) UNIX
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) SMTP
8 4 (19.05%) IBM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (23.81%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 9 (42.86%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) DHCP
3 8 (38.10%) Firewall
4 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (19.05%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) SMTP
6 4 (19.05%) SSL
6 4 (19.05%) Wireless
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (14.29%) BGP
7 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
8 2 (9.52%) Internet
8 2 (9.52%) MPLS
8 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) WLAN
8 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) RubyMine
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
1 6 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Wintel Support
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX Support
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.76%) Ajax
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) JSP
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.52%) Clustering
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Solaris
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
1 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.76%) Release Management
2 1 (4.76%) Kanban
2 1 (4.76%) ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
1 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
1 5 (23.81%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VBScript
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCNP
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) RHCE
3 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) MCP
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) NFS
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.52%) ARCserve
3 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.52%) SCOM
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (28.57%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (19.05%) IBM
6 3 (14.29%) BT
7 2 (9.52%) Remedy
7 2 (9.52%) McAfee
7 2 (9.52%) Sophos
7 2 (9.52%) Symantec
7 2 (9.52%) Juniper
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.76%) Avaya
8 1 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) Dell