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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 47 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.35% 3.41% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.27% 16.09% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £420 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 87 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.60% 21.17% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 25
Average daily rate £375 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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
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 25 July 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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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 -4 15 £350 -16.66% 4
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
DNS
Wales

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (53.85%) DHCP
3 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 14 (53.85%) VMware
4 12 (46.15%) Citrix
4 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (46.15%) XenApp
5 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
6 10 (38.46%) VPN
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
7 9 (34.62%) McAfee
8 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
8 8 (30.77%) Office 365
8 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
9 7 (26.92%) XenDesktop
10 6 (23.08%) SCCM
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Intune
10 6 (23.08%) ITIL
11 5 (19.23%) MCSE
11 5 (19.23%) VBScript
11 5 (19.23%) IIS
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco
11 5 (19.23%) SAN
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (19.23%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) DHCP
2 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 10 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) SAN
4 5 (19.23%) Internet
4 5 (19.23%) Firewall
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (15.38%) LAN
5 4 (15.38%) Wireless
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (11.54%) OSPF
6 3 (11.54%) BGP
6 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 2 (7.69%) WLAN
7 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Wintel Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Wintel Support
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) GIS
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
3 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) VBScript
3 3 (11.54%) VB
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (19.23%) MCTS
3 5 (19.23%) MCITP
4 3 (11.54%) CCNP
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) MCP
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) XenApp
3 7 (26.92%) XenDesktop
4 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
1 6 (23.08%) Windows Intune
2 5 (19.23%) SCDPM
2 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (15.38%) SCOM
3 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
5 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (7.69%) ARCserve
6 1 (3.85%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) McAfee
4 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Symantec
6 3 (11.54%) BT
7 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.69%) Remedy
7 2 (7.69%) Sophos
7 2 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Dell
8 1 (3.85%) NetApp
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat