The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 67 94
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +27
Contract jobs citing DNS 46 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 2.01% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.11% 15.10% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 14
Average daily rate
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£351 £200 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.62% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £155 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £340 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 2
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.40 £26.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +8.25%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
505 298 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.34% 13.33% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 147 185
Average daily rate £338 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.46% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 43 49
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Wiltshire -15 20 £450 +71.42% 7
Somerset - 9 £255 -
Gloucestershire -21 7 £200 -33.33% 9
Bristol -22 5 £325 +88.40% 1
Dorset - 4 £375 - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 4
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 84 (73.04%) Windows
2 75 (65.22%) DHCP
3 72 (62.61%) Active Directory
4 58 (50.43%) VMware
5 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 50 (43.48%) Linux
7 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (35.65%) Security Cleared
9 38 (33.04%) Firewall
10 37 (32.17%) HP
11 35 (30.43%) ITIL
12 34 (29.57%) TCP/IP
13 31 (26.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (26.96%) DV Cleared
14 30 (26.09%) MS Exchange
15 29 (25.22%) MS Excel
15 29 (25.22%) Symantec
16 26 (22.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 25 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (20.00%) SLA
19 22 (19.13%) UNIX
19 22 (19.13%) Telecoms
20 21 (18.26%) Migration
20 21 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2007
20 21 (18.26%) Cisco
21 20 (17.39%) Finance
21 20 (17.39%) NetBackup
21 20 (17.39%) HP SIM
22 19 (16.52%) Windows XP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 30 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 21 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (10.43%) Apache
6 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
8 6 (5.22%) IIS
9 3 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.61%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.61%) Eucalyptus
9 3 (2.61%) Lync
10 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.74%) JBoss
10 2 (1.74%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.74%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (25.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.87%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.61%) Office 365
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (65.22%) DHCP
2 38 (33.04%) Firewall
3 34 (29.57%) TCP/IP
4 16 (13.91%) LAN
5 15 (13.04%) WAN
5 15 (13.04%) Internet
6 13 (11.30%) SAN
7 12 (10.43%) LDAP
8 11 (9.57%) SMTP
8 11 (9.57%) VPN
9 8 (6.96%) HTTP
10 7 (6.09%) HTTPS
10 7 (6.09%) SSH
11 6 (5.22%) VLAN
12 5 (4.35%) Wireless
12 5 (4.35%) PuTTY
12 5 (4.35%) SSL
12 5 (4.35%) SNMP
13 4 (3.48%) Ethernet
13 4 (3.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) RDBMS
1 7 (6.09%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.35%) JasperReports
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Ingres
3 2 (1.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MSI
2 5 (4.35%) PHPUnit
3 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.74%) Subversion
General
1 22 (19.13%) Telecoms
2 20 (17.39%) Finance
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (33.04%) Administrator
2 34 (29.57%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (11.30%) Analyst
3 13 (11.30%) Support Engineer
3 13 (11.30%) Storage Administrator
3 13 (11.30%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 12 (10.43%) Consultant
5 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (7.83%) Architect
7 8 (6.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.96%) Server Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.22%) Developer
9 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.83%) Web Services
2 6 (5.22%) HTML
2 6 (5.22%) JDBC
2 6 (5.22%) Laravel
3 5 (4.35%) CSS
3 5 (4.35%) CGI
3 5 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 5 (4.35%) DAO
4 3 (2.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 3 (2.61%) Java EE
5 1 (0.87%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Clustering
2 9 (7.83%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) iPhone
4 7 (6.09%) iPad
5 5 (4.35%) Replication
5 5 (4.35%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.61%) PDA
7 2 (1.74%) NHS
7 2 (1.74%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.74%) Open Source
8 1 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.87%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 84 (73.04%) Windows
2 50 (43.48%) Linux
3 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (19.13%) UNIX
6 19 (16.52%) Windows XP
7 18 (15.65%) Windows 7
8 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (6.09%) VMS
10 6 (5.22%) Windows Vista
10 6 (5.22%) Android
10 6 (5.22%) Windows 8
11 5 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (4.35%) CentOS
11 5 (4.35%) Solaris
12 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.74%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.43%) ITIL
2 21 (18.26%) Migration
3 13 (11.30%) Capacity Management
4 10 (8.70%) Change Control
5 9 (7.83%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.09%) Validation
6 7 (6.09%) System Testing
6 7 (6.09%) Business Continuity
6 7 (6.09%) OO
6 7 (6.09%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.22%) Service Management
7 6 (5.22%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.35%) Network Management
8 5 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 5 (4.35%) MVC
8 5 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (3.48%) Project Management
10 3 (2.61%) CAD
10 3 (2.61%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) Perl
2 15 (13.04%) SQL
3 11 (9.57%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.96%) PHP
4 8 (6.96%) Korn
4 8 (6.96%) Java
5 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.48%) Python
6 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.61%) Ruby
7 3 (2.61%) C
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) Erlang
8 1 (0.87%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 41 (35.65%) Security Cleared
2 31 (26.96%) DV Cleared
3 16 (13.91%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.35%) LPIC
5 5 (4.35%) CCENT
5 5 (4.35%) RHCSA
6 4 (3.48%) Degree
6 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.48%) CCNA
7 3 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.74%) MCITP
8 2 (1.74%) MCP
8 2 (1.74%) CCNP
9 1 (0.87%) RHCE
9 1 (0.87%) MCSE
9 1 (0.87%) MCSA
9 1 (0.87%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.00%) SLA
2 8 (6.96%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) COBIT
System Software
1 72 (62.61%) Active Directory
2 31 (26.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.65%) vSphere
4 11 (9.57%) NFS
5 9 (7.83%) VMware ESX
5 9 (7.83%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.96%) Squid
7 7 (6.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (5.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (5.22%) qmail
9 4 (3.48%) XenApp
9 4 (3.48%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.48%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.61%) MetaFrame
10 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.74%) Kerio MailServer
11 2 (1.74%) Samba
11 2 (1.74%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.87%) XenServer
12 1 (0.87%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 26 (22.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 20 (17.39%) HP SIM
2 20 (17.39%) NetBackup
3 18 (15.65%) SCCM
4 8 (6.96%) SCOM
5 7 (6.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (5.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (4.35%) Puppet
7 5 (4.35%) Zenoss
8 4 (3.48%) Nagios
8 4 (3.48%) OpenView
9 3 (2.61%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.87%) YUM
11 1 (0.87%) WSUS
11 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.87%) MOM
Vendors
1 58 (50.43%) VMware
2 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 37 (32.17%) HP
4 29 (25.22%) Symantec
5 21 (18.26%) Cisco
6 13 (11.30%) 3PAR
7 11 (9.57%) Citrix
8 10 (8.70%) Juniper
9 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
10 7 (6.09%) Infoblox
11 6 (5.22%) F5
11 6 (5.22%) NetApp
11 6 (5.22%) Dell
12 5 (4.35%) Apple
13 4 (3.48%) Sophos
13 4 (3.48%) IronPort
13 4 (3.48%) Oracle
14 3 (2.61%) Intel
14 3 (2.61%) Avaya
14 3 (2.61%) McAfee
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Bournemouth
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Bristol, Avon
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