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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / South West
Rank 99 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 35 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 1.38% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.45% 10.20% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 20
Median daily rate £300 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £430 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £24.13 £23.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -3.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.03 £17.00 £20.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.23 £28.75 £68.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%

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
335 392 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.93% 13.56% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 246 215
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol +9 15 £313 +11.60% 8
Dorset - 6 £210 - 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £426 +21.78% 4
Gloucestershire -4 3 £113 -61.20% 2
Cornwall - 3 £350 -
Devon +7 1 £185 -2.63% 2
Somerset 0 1 - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 62 (73.81%) Windows
2 55 (65.48%) DHCP
3 52 (61.90%) Active Directory
4 51 (60.71%) Windows Server
5 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
6 35 (41.67%) VMware
7 30 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (32.14%) Windows 7
9 27 (32.14%) Linux
10 26 (30.95%) MS Office
10 26 (30.95%) TCP/IP
11 25 (29.76%) VPN
11 25 (29.76%) Firewall
12 23 (27.38%) Cisco
13 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
13 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (25.00%) LAN
15 19 (22.62%) Data Centre
16 18 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (20.24%) WAN
18 16 (19.05%) Citrix
18 16 (19.05%) Red Hat
19 14 (16.67%) CheckPoint
19 14 (16.67%) vSphere
20 13 (15.48%) DevOps
20 13 (15.48%) ITIL
20 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
20 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
20 13 (15.48%) SCCM

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 10 (11.90%) Apache
2 9 (10.71%) Skype for Business
3 8 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.76%) nginx
5 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (30.95%) MS Office
2 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.95%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.90%) Office 365
3 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.57%) GitHub
4 3 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (65.48%) DHCP
2 26 (30.95%) TCP/IP
3 25 (29.76%) Firewall
3 25 (29.76%) VPN
4 21 (25.00%) LAN
5 17 (20.24%) WAN
6 12 (14.29%) Wireless
7 8 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (8.33%) SAN
8 7 (8.33%) SSL
9 6 (7.14%) tcpdump
9 6 (7.14%) Wireshark
10 5 (5.95%) Junos
10 5 (5.95%) NetScaler
11 4 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (4.76%) SMTP
11 4 (4.76%) VLAN
11 4 (4.76%) VoIP
11 4 (4.76%) X.509
12 3 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.38%) Big Data
3 2 (2.38%) CouchDB
3 2 (2.38%) HBase
3 2 (2.38%) Neo4j
3 2 (2.38%) Parquet
3 2 (2.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.76%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.76%) Games
4 3 (3.57%) Marketing
5 2 (2.38%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.71%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Network Support
5 6 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Citrix Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (2.38%) Akka
2 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.38%) Apache Avro
2 2 (2.38%) CSS
2 2 (2.38%) CSS3
2 2 (2.38%) GraphX
2 2 (2.38%) HTML
2 2 (2.38%) HTML5
2 2 (2.38%) ODBC
2 2 (2.38%) REST
2 2 (2.38%) SOAP
2 2 (2.38%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.19%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.19%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 13 (15.48%) Clustering
3 9 (10.71%) Fat Client
3 9 (10.71%) Thin Client
4 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.14%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.95%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.76%) EMC VNX
6 4 (4.76%) Replication
7 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.19%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (73.81%) Windows
2 51 (60.71%) Windows Server
3 30 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (32.14%) Linux
4 27 (32.14%) Windows 7
5 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (10.71%) Unix
7 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (8.33%) Solaris
9 6 (7.14%) Windows 8
10 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
10 5 (5.95%) Mac OS X
11 4 (4.76%) Android
11 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
12 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
13 2 (2.38%) Mesosphere
13 2 (2.38%) VMS
14 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) DevOps
1 13 (15.48%) ITIL
2 9 (10.71%) Incident Management
2 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.52%) Time Management
4 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.33%) Kernel Tuning
4 7 (8.33%) Network Management
4 7 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.14%) Migration
6 5 (5.95%) Application Virtualisation
6 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.76%) Information Security
7 4 (4.76%) ITSM
7 4 (4.76%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.76%) Service Management
8 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.57%) Innovation Management
8 3 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (7.14%) SQL
3 4 (4.76%) AWK
3 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.76%) Python
3 4 (4.76%) Ruby
4 3 (3.57%) Go
4 3 (3.57%) Java
4 3 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) Scala
5 2 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.90%) DV Cleared
2 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) MCSE
3 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.95%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.76%) MCSA
6 3 (3.57%) CCA
6 3 (3.57%) CCNA
6 3 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.38%) CCDA
7 2 (2.38%) CCIE
7 2 (2.38%) CCNP
7 2 (2.38%) CNA
7 2 (2.38%) CNE
7 2 (2.38%) Novell Certification
7 2 (2.38%) SANS
8 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 52 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 29 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (16.67%) vSphere
4 13 (15.48%) VMware ESX
5 12 (14.29%) XenApp
6 9 (10.71%) Hyper-V
6 9 (10.71%) XenDesktop
7 8 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (8.33%) BitLocker
9 5 (5.95%) Firmware
9 5 (5.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (4.76%) ISA Server
10 4 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (2.38%) Docker
12 1 (1.19%) NFS
12 1 (1.19%) Samba
12 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (15.48%) SCCM
2 8 (9.52%) Puppet
3 7 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (7.14%) Ansible
5 5 (5.95%) yum
6 4 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (4.76%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.76%) Salt
6 4 (4.76%) Terraform
6 4 (4.76%) vRealize
6 4 (4.76%) Zenoss
7 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.38%) WSUS
9 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.19%) MOM
9 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
2 35 (41.67%) VMware
3 23 (27.38%) Cisco
4 16 (19.05%) Citrix
4 16 (19.05%) Red Hat
5 14 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 12 (14.29%) HP
7 11 (13.10%) Symantec
8 9 (10.71%) Dell
8 9 (10.71%) Juniper
8 9 (10.71%) Wyse
9 8 (9.52%) AppSense
10 7 (8.33%) CA
11 6 (7.14%) Apple
11 6 (7.14%) Veritas
12 5 (5.95%) TOWER Software
13 4 (4.76%) Brocade
13 4 (4.76%) EMC
13 4 (4.76%) SaltStack
13 4 (4.76%) Sun
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