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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 92 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 47 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.59% 1.51% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.27% 12.64% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 29
Median daily rate £315 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £202 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.75 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £20.80 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £27.20 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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
507 364 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.13% 11.95% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 206 224
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -4 17 £350 -22.22% 4
Bristol -5 15 £325 +16.07% 18
Wiltshire -7 3 £363 +3.57% 2
Somerset - 3 £318 - 3
Cornwall - 2 £163 - 1
Devon -5 1 - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 (76.77%) Active Directory
2 70 (70.71%) Windows
3 63 (63.64%) DHCP
4 57 (57.58%) Microsoft
5 48 (48.48%) Windows Server
6 45 (45.45%) VMware
7 35 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (32.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (29.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (29.29%) TCP/IP
10 28 (28.28%) Linux
11 27 (27.27%) PowerShell
11 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
12 25 (25.25%) Hyper-V
12 25 (25.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (23.23%) SQL
13 23 (23.23%) vSphere
14 22 (22.22%) Data Centre
15 21 (21.21%) Windows 7
15 21 (21.21%) Cisco
16 20 (20.20%) MS Exchange
17 19 (19.19%) Firewall
18 18 (18.18%) Office 365
19 17 (17.17%) MS Office
19 17 (17.17%) ITIL
20 16 (16.16%) VMware ESX
20 16 (16.16%) Migration
20 16 (16.16%) SCCM
21 15 (15.15%) Clustering
21 15 (15.15%) SQL Server

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 20 (20.20%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.15%) SharePoint
3 13 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (12.12%) Skype for Business
5 9 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.06%) IIS
7 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.02%) GroupWise
9 2 (2.02%) IBM Domino
9 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.01%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (1.01%) JBoss
10 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) MS Office
2 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.01%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.18%) Office 365
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.03%) SaaS
5 2 (2.02%) Google Apps
6 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 63 (63.64%) DHCP
2 29 (29.29%) TCP/IP
3 19 (19.19%) Firewall
4 14 (14.14%) LAN
4 14 (14.14%) VPN
5 13 (13.13%) WAN
6 9 (9.09%) Wireless
7 8 (8.08%) Internet
8 7 (7.07%) SAN
9 6 (6.06%) SSL
10 5 (5.05%) VLAN
11 4 (4.04%) LDAP
11 4 (4.04%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.03%) NAS
12 3 (3.03%) Network Security
12 3 (3.03%) Skype
12 3 (3.03%) SMTP
12 3 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Back Office
3 2 (2.02%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Legal
4 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (14.14%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (9.09%) Analyst
3 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.08%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (7.07%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (7.07%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.06%) Administrator
5 6 (6.06%) IT Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.03%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) HTML
2 2 (2.02%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.02%) Classic ASP
2 2 (2.02%) CSS
2 2 (2.02%) jQuery
2 2 (2.02%) Middleware
2 2 (2.02%) XML
2 2 (2.02%) XSLT
3 1 (1.01%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.01%) COM
3 1 (1.01%) J2EE
3 1 (1.01%) Java EE
3 1 (1.01%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.15%) Clustering
3 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.10%) Fat Client
4 10 (10.10%) Thin Client
5 7 (7.07%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.02%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.01%) Handset
8 1 (1.01%) iPhone
8 1 (1.01%) NHS
8 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Replication
8 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 70 (70.71%) Windows
2 48 (48.48%) Windows Server
3 35 (35.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (32.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (28.28%) Linux
6 25 (25.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (21.21%) Windows 7
8 13 (13.13%) Windows 10
9 11 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 10 (10.10%) Unix
11 8 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (4.04%) Solaris
13 3 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (3.03%) Windows XP
14 2 (2.02%) CentOS
15 1 (1.01%) HPUX
15 1 (1.01%) Mac OS
15 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
15 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) ITIL
2 16 (16.16%) Migration
3 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (8.08%) Knowledge Management
5 7 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.07%) Service Management
6 5 (5.05%) Kernel Tuning
6 5 (5.05%) Security Hardening
7 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.03%) DevOps
8 3 (3.03%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.03%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.03%) Network Design
8 3 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.03%) Server Building
9 2 (2.02%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (2.02%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.02%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 23 (23.23%) SQL
3 5 (5.05%) VBScript
4 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.03%) Java
5 3 (3.03%) Python
6 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.02%) C
6 2 (2.02%) C#
6 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.02%) Perl
6 2 (2.02%) VBA
7 1 (1.01%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.01%) Korn
7 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
5 7 (7.07%) MCSE
6 6 (6.06%) MCSA
6 6 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.02%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.02%) CCNP
8 2 (2.02%) MCTS
8 2 (2.02%) RHCE
9 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.01%) CCDA
9 1 (1.01%) CCDP
9 1 (1.01%) CCNA
9 1 (1.01%) MCDST
9 1 (1.01%) MCITP
9 1 (1.01%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (76.77%) Active Directory
2 29 (29.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (25.25%) Hyper-V
4 23 (23.23%) vSphere
5 16 (16.16%) VMware ESX
6 9 (9.09%) XenApp
7 8 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (7.07%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.02%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.02%) Firmware
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.01%) iptables
10 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (16.16%) SCCM
2 9 (9.09%) SCOM
3 6 (6.06%) WSUS
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Intune
5 2 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.02%) yum
6 1 (1.01%) Hyperic
6 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.01%) Plesk
6 1 (1.01%) Puppet
6 1 (1.01%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.01%) SCSM
6 1 (1.01%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 57 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 45 (45.45%) VMware
3 21 (21.21%) Cisco
4 13 (13.13%) Red Hat
5 12 (12.12%) Citrix
5 12 (12.12%) HP
6 9 (9.09%) NetApp
6 9 (9.09%) Oracle
7 8 (8.08%) Sophos
8 7 (7.07%) CheckPoint
8 7 (7.07%) Forcepoint
8 7 (7.07%) Intel Security
8 7 (7.07%) Sun
9 6 (6.06%) Dell
9 6 (6.06%) Juniper
9 6 (6.06%) Wyse
10 3 (3.03%) AppSense
10 3 (3.03%) Avaya
10 3 (3.03%) Symantec
10 3 (3.03%) Veritas
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