The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 84 85 102
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 60 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.96% 1.13% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% 8.39% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 14
Average daily rate
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£365 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £424 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% -4.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
430 286 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.07% 13.43% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 150 191
Average daily rate £375 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
DNS
England

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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
Gloucestershire 0 24 £375 +11.11% 8
Wiltshire +10 22 £365 +108.57% 3
Devon -10 6 £250 -33.77%
Bristol -15 5 £320 - 3
Dorset +5 1 - - 1
Somerset -17 1 £200 - 3
Cornwall - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 64 (62.14%) Windows
2 55 (53.40%) DHCP
3 47 (45.63%) Active Directory
4 46 (44.66%) Linux
5 45 (43.69%) VMware
6 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
7 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
8 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (32.04%) ITIL
10 31 (30.10%) Perl
11 28 (27.18%) MS Excel
12 27 (26.21%) Firewall
13 26 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (25.24%) Cisco
13 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
13 26 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (21.36%) Internet
15 21 (20.39%) SMTP
16 20 (19.42%) Squid
16 20 (19.42%) LDAP
17 19 (18.45%) HP
17 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
17 19 (18.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (17.48%) Juniper
18 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
19 17 (16.50%) HTTP
19 17 (16.50%) UNIX
19 17 (16.50%) Load Balancing
20 16 (15.53%) DV Cleared
20 16 (15.53%) qmail

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (11.65%) IIS
3 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
4 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (7.77%) Apache
5 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.91%) Lync
9 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (27.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (53.40%) DHCP
2 38 (36.89%) TCP/IP
3 27 (26.21%) Firewall
4 22 (21.36%) Internet
5 21 (20.39%) SMTP
6 20 (19.42%) LDAP
7 17 (16.50%) HTTP
8 14 (13.59%) SSL
9 12 (11.65%) SAN
10 7 (6.80%) FTP
10 7 (6.80%) NAS
11 6 (5.83%) VLAN
11 6 (5.83%) SNMP
12 5 (4.85%) iSCSI
13 4 (3.88%) SSH
13 4 (3.88%) LAN
14 3 (2.91%) WAN
14 3 (2.91%) VPN
14 3 (2.91%) Network Security
14 3 (2.91%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MSI
1 2 (1.94%) Subversion
1 2 (1.94%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
2 16 (15.53%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (42.72%) Administrator
2 34 (33.01%) Systems Administrator
3 21 (20.39%) Linux Administrator
4 15 (14.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 12 (11.65%) Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Storage Administrator
7 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.83%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.83%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 4 (3.88%) QA Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) SharePoint Consultant
12 3 (2.91%) Build Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
13 2 (1.94%) Support Specialist
13 2 (1.94%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) .NET
2 4 (3.88%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (1.94%) Web Services
4 1 (0.97%) LAMP
4 1 (0.97%) CSS
4 1 (0.97%) HTML
4 1 (0.97%) HTML5
4 1 (0.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Clustering
2 5 (4.85%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.85%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.94%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.97%) Celerra
4 1 (0.97%) iPhone
4 1 (0.97%) iPad
4 1 (0.97%) CESG
4 1 (0.97%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 64 (62.14%) Windows
2 46 (44.66%) Linux
3 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (25.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (18.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (16.50%) UNIX
7 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (9.71%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.77%) CentOS
9 8 (7.77%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.85%) Solaris
11 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.04%) ITIL
2 17 (16.50%) Load Balancing
3 9 (8.74%) Migration
3 9 (8.74%) Capacity Management
4 7 (6.80%) Service Management
5 4 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.88%) ITSM
5 4 (3.88%) Computer Security
6 3 (2.91%) ITIL V3
6 3 (2.91%) Change Control
6 3 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (2.91%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (2.91%) DevOps
6 3 (2.91%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (2.91%) Network Design
7 2 (1.94%) Project Management
7 2 (1.94%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.94%) Change Management
7 2 (1.94%) Test Automation
7 2 (1.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.10%) Perl
2 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.74%) SQL
4 7 (6.80%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.83%) Ruby
6 5 (4.85%) Python
7 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.91%) C
9 2 (1.94%) Java
9 2 (1.94%) VB
10 1 (0.97%) PHP5
10 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.53%) DV Cleared
3 14 (13.59%) CCENT
3 14 (13.59%) LPIC
4 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.74%) Degree
6 5 (4.85%) MCSE
7 4 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.88%) NCDA
8 3 (2.91%) MCSA
9 2 (1.94%) MCP
9 2 (1.94%) MCITP
10 1 (0.97%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) SLA
2 8 (7.77%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (45.63%) Active Directory
2 26 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (19.42%) Squid
4 16 (15.53%) qmail
5 15 (14.56%) vSphere
5 15 (14.56%) NFS
6 9 (8.74%) VMware ESX
7 6 (5.83%) Hyper-V
8 5 (4.85%) XenApp
9 2 (1.94%) vCloud
9 2 (1.94%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.94%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.94%) Samba
10 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) NetBackup
2 14 (13.59%) Zenoss
3 13 (12.62%) HP SIM
3 13 (12.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (11.65%) SCCM
5 8 (7.77%) SCOM
6 4 (3.88%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.91%) WSUS
8 2 (1.94%) OpenView
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.97%) MOM
9 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (43.69%) VMware
2 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
3 26 (25.24%) Cisco
4 19 (18.45%) HP
5 18 (17.48%) Juniper
6 15 (14.56%) Symantec
6 15 (14.56%) F5
7 14 (13.59%) Red Hat
8 13 (12.62%) NetApp
9 10 (9.71%) Citrix
10 9 (8.74%) Oracle
11 7 (6.80%) Infoblox
12 6 (5.83%) 3PAR
13 5 (4.85%) AppSense
14 4 (3.88%) Sun
15 3 (2.91%) Dell
15 3 (2.91%) EMC
15 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
15 3 (2.91%) StorageTek
15 3 (2.91%) Veritas
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