The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 57 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.18% 1.06% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.22% 8.77% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £230 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -34.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £19.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.39% +10.14%
DNS
Wales

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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 57 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.74% 12.08% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 31
Average daily rate £325 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -75.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
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 20 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
Cardiff -2 7 £375 +108.33% 1
Newport - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
DNS
Wales

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (54.55%) DHCP
3 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 12 (54.55%) VMware
4 11 (50.00%) Internet
5 10 (45.45%) McAfee
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 10 (45.45%) VPN
5 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (45.45%) Office 365
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Intune
6 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (40.91%) XenApp
7 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
7 8 (36.36%) MCTS
7 8 (36.36%) MCITP
7 8 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (36.36%) SCDPM
7 8 (36.36%) MCSE
7 8 (36.36%) IIS
7 8 (36.36%) ITIL
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (36.36%) SAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (36.36%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (45.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) DHCP
2 11 (50.00%) Internet
3 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 10 (45.45%) VPN
4 8 (36.36%) SAN
5 3 (13.64%) LLU
5 3 (13.64%) ADSL
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Server Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Wintel Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
1 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
2 7 (31.82%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
4 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) System Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
2 3 (13.64%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) MCSE
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (36.36%) MCTS
2 8 (36.36%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) XenApp
3 7 (31.82%) XenDesktop
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Windows Intune
2 8 (36.36%) SCDPM
2 8 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (22.73%) SCCM
4 2 (9.09%) SCOM
4 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) McAfee
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco