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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 104 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs citing DNS 39 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.27% 1.19% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 8.46% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 30
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £120 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £13.95 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £20.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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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
353 449 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.50% 14.09% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 253 193
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 20
Average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 2015.

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
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 1 May 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
Bristol +17 15 £280 +148.88% 10
Gloucestershire -11 13 £475 +26.66% 3
Wiltshire +2 7 £350 +6.46% 9
Devon +6 3 £190 -24.00% 2
Dorset -5 1 - -
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England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 62 (72.09%) Windows
2 45 (52.33%) DHCP
3 43 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 37 (43.02%) VMware
5 35 (40.70%) Cisco
6 34 (39.53%) Linux
6 34 (39.53%) Firewall
7 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
8 26 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
10 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
11 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (25.58%) WAN
12 21 (24.42%) UNIX
12 21 (24.42%) MySQL
13 20 (23.26%) MS Exchange
13 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
14 19 (22.09%) LAN
15 17 (19.77%) VPN
16 16 (18.60%) IIS
16 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
17 15 (17.44%) DV Cleared
18 14 (16.28%) McAfee
19 13 (15.12%) Migration
19 13 (15.12%) MS Office
19 13 (15.12%) SQL
20 12 (13.95%) Finance
20 12 (13.95%) Data Migration

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 20 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.60%) IIS
3 9 (10.47%) Apache
4 7 (8.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.98%) Lync
5 6 (6.98%) OpenStack
6 5 (5.81%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.16%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.16%) WordPress
9 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Office
2 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (52.33%) DHCP
2 34 (39.53%) Firewall
3 22 (25.58%) WAN
4 20 (23.26%) TCP/IP
5 19 (22.09%) LAN
6 17 (19.77%) VPN
7 9 (10.47%) Wireless
8 8 (9.30%) Internet
8 8 (9.30%) VLAN
9 7 (8.14%) VoIP
10 6 (6.98%) Ethernet
10 6 (6.98%) MPLS
10 6 (6.98%) SAN
10 6 (6.98%) Network Security
11 5 (5.81%) IPsec
11 5 (5.81%) SMTP
12 4 (4.65%) Multicast
12 4 (4.65%) WLAN
12 4 (4.65%) HTTP
12 4 (4.65%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.42%) MySQL
2 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Subversion
1 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (1.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (15.12%) Analyst
2 11 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (12.79%) Administrator
3 10 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (10.47%) Server Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (10.47%) Network Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.14%) Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Consultant
7 6 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) Java EE
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) J2EE
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.33%) RESTful
4 1 (1.16%) Django
4 1 (1.16%) XML
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.98%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.81%) Replication
3 5 (5.81%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.65%) NHS
4 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) Handset
6 2 (2.33%) Derivative
7 1 (1.16%) Open Source
7 1 (1.16%) Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) DTV
7 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 62 (72.09%) Windows
2 34 (39.53%) Linux
3 26 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
5 21 (24.42%) UNIX
6 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.98%) CentOS
10 5 (5.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (3.49%) Windows NT
11 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.33%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) Migration
2 12 (13.95%) Data Migration
3 11 (12.79%) ITIL
4 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.30%) Network Management
5 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.14%) Service Management
6 7 (8.14%) SOA
6 7 (8.14%) SIEM
7 6 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.98%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.65%) Email Migration
9 4 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.49%) Capacity Management
11 2 (2.33%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.33%) Kernel Tuning
11 2 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) Java
3 7 (8.14%) Python
4 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.49%) C
5 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
6 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.44%) DV Cleared
3 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.14%) CCNA
5 7 (8.14%) MCSE
6 5 (5.81%) CISSP
7 2 (2.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.16%) Degree
8 1 (1.16%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.63%) vSphere
4 8 (9.30%) XenApp
5 6 (6.98%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.98%) VMware Server
5 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.49%) Xen
7 3 (3.49%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.33%) NFS
8 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.33%) Firmware
8 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.33%) Varnish
9 1 (1.16%) Postfix
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Puppet
2 5 (5.81%) SCCM
2 5 (5.81%) WSUS
3 3 (3.49%) OpenView
3 3 (3.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.33%) Ansible
4 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.16%) yum
5 1 (1.16%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.16%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) VMware
2 35 (40.70%) Cisco
3 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
4 14 (16.28%) McAfee
5 11 (12.79%) Red Hat
5 11 (12.79%) Oracle
6 10 (11.63%) Citrix
7 8 (9.30%) HP
7 8 (9.30%) Wyse
8 6 (6.98%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.98%) FalconStor
9 5 (5.81%) NetApp
9 5 (5.81%) Juniper
10 4 (4.65%) Avaya
10 4 (4.65%) Symantec
10 4 (4.65%) Polycom
10 4 (4.65%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.49%) AppSense
11 3 (3.49%) CA
11 3 (3.49%) Dell