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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 83 87 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 58 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.94% 1.82% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 15.51% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 28
Median daily rate £330 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £171 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+38.71% +26.15%
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
522 361 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.42% 11.73% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 218 205
Median daily rate £363 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -14 17 £400 -5.88% 5
Bristol +4 16 £325 +3.58% 8
Wiltshire +5 15 £375 -16.66% 4
Cornwall - 2 £163 - 3
Somerset - 2 £310 - 5
Devon -2 1 - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 76 (70.37%) Windows
2 72 (66.67%) DHCP
2 72 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 63 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 54 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 44 (40.74%) VMware
6 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (28.70%) TCP/IP
8 30 (27.78%) Cisco
9 29 (26.85%) Linux
9 29 (26.85%) Firewall
10 28 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (25.93%) PowerShell
10 28 (25.93%) SQL
11 27 (25.00%) MS Office
11 27 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 27 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 25 (23.15%) VPN
12 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (21.30%) Windows 7
14 22 (20.37%) vSphere
14 22 (20.37%) Data Centre
15 18 (16.67%) CheckPoint
15 18 (16.67%) MS Exchange
15 18 (16.67%) VMware ESX
16 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
16 17 (15.74%) Office 365
17 16 (14.81%) Juniper
17 16 (14.81%) LAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (12.04%) Skype for Business
4 11 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (6.48%) IIS
7 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.78%) Apache
8 3 (2.78%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.85%) GroupWise
9 2 (1.85%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.85%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (25.00%) MS Office
2 10 (9.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.74%) Office 365
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) SaaS
5 2 (1.85%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 72 (66.67%) DHCP
2 31 (28.70%) TCP/IP
3 29 (26.85%) Firewall
4 25 (23.15%) VPN
5 16 (14.81%) LAN
6 15 (13.89%) WAN
7 10 (9.26%) Junos
8 9 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (8.33%) tcpdump
8 9 (8.33%) Wireless
8 9 (8.33%) Wireshark
9 7 (6.48%) Internet
9 7 (6.48%) SAN
10 6 (5.56%) LDAP
10 6 (5.56%) SSL
11 5 (4.63%) VLAN
12 4 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.78%) Network Security
13 3 (2.78%) SMTP
13 3 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.78%) Big Data
3 3 (2.78%) CouchDB
3 3 (2.78%) HBase
3 3 (2.78%) Neo4j
3 3 (2.78%) Parquet
3 3 (2.78%) Redis
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Back Office
3 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.74%) Support Engineer
2 14 (12.96%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (12.04%) Network Support
4 11 (10.19%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (8.33%) Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) IT Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Administrator
10 5 (4.63%) Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Support Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) HTML
2 5 (4.63%) CSS
3 3 (2.78%) Akka
3 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.78%) Apache Avro
3 3 (2.78%) CSS3
3 3 (2.78%) GraphX
3 3 (2.78%) HTML5
3 3 (2.78%) ODBC
3 3 (2.78%) REST
3 3 (2.78%) SOAP
3 3 (2.78%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.85%) .NET
4 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.85%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.85%) jQuery
4 2 (1.85%) Middleware
4 2 (1.85%) XML
4 2 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.96%) Clustering
3 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 9 (8.33%) Thin Client
5 7 (6.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.93%) Handset
8 1 (0.93%) iPhone
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 76 (70.37%) Windows
2 54 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (26.85%) Linux
5 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (21.30%) Windows 7
7 15 (13.89%) Windows 10
8 13 (12.04%) Windows 8
9 9 (8.33%) Unix
10 8 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.70%) Solaris
11 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.78%) Mesosphere
12 3 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.85%) CentOS
14 1 (0.93%) HPUX
14 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.89%) ITIL
1 15 (13.89%) Migration
2 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (4.63%) DevOps
6 5 (4.63%) Kernel Tuning
6 5 (4.63%) Security Hardening
7 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.70%) Service Management
8 3 (2.78%) Analytics
8 3 (2.78%) Big Data Analytics
8 3 (2.78%) Identity Management
8 3 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (2.78%) Network Design
8 3 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.78%) Server Building
8 3 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.78%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.93%) PowerShell
1 28 (25.93%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) VBScript
3 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.78%) Java
5 3 (2.78%) Python
5 3 (2.78%) Scala
5 3 (2.78%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
6 2 (1.85%) VBA
7 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) Korn
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.56%) MCSA
4 6 (5.56%) MCSE
4 6 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.85%) CCNP
6 2 (1.85%) MCTS
6 2 (1.85%) RHCE
7 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CCDA
7 1 (0.93%) CCDP
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) MCDST
7 1 (0.93%) MCITP
7 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.70%) QA
3 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 22 (20.37%) vSphere
5 18 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 10 (9.26%) XenApp
7 9 (8.33%) XenDesktop
8 8 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.78%) Docker
10 3 (2.78%) Firmware
10 3 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.85%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.93%) iptables
12 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) SCCM
2 9 (8.33%) SCOM
3 7 (6.48%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (6.48%) WSUS
4 3 (2.78%) Ansible
4 3 (2.78%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.85%) yum
6 1 (0.93%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.93%) Plesk
6 1 (0.93%) Puppet
6 1 (0.93%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.93%) SCSM
6 1 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 63 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 44 (40.74%) VMware
3 30 (27.78%) Cisco
4 18 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 16 (14.81%) Juniper
6 13 (12.04%) Red Hat
7 11 (10.19%) Citrix
7 11 (10.19%) Oracle
8 10 (9.26%) HP
9 9 (8.33%) Intel Security
10 8 (7.41%) NetApp
10 8 (7.41%) Sophos
11 7 (6.48%) Dell
11 7 (6.48%) Sun
11 7 (6.48%) Wyse
12 6 (5.56%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.78%) AppSense
13 3 (2.78%) Avaya
13 3 (2.78%) Symantec
13 3 (2.78%) Veritas
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