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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 61 57 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 1.87% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.72% 13.54% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £232 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £405 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -16.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.00 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -16.25%
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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
388 421 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.14% 13.82% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 248 154
Average daily rate £375 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.62% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.65 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 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 29 July 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
Gloucestershire 0 29 £425 +13.33% 5
Wiltshire -8 16 £350 -4.10% 2
Bristol -7 8 £360 +12.50% 3
Devon -2 6 £300 +20.00% 1
Dorset -1 1 £500 -
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 75 (72.82%) Windows
2 47 (45.63%) DHCP
3 45 (43.69%) TCP/IP
4 44 (42.72%) Linux
5 43 (41.75%) Active Directory
6 42 (40.78%) Security Cleared
7 39 (37.86%) Firewall
8 34 (33.01%) VMware
9 31 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (28.16%) Microsoft
11 26 (25.24%) MySQL
11 26 (25.24%) DV Cleared
12 25 (24.27%) ITIL
13 24 (23.30%) Cisco
13 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (23.30%) Windows 7
14 22 (21.36%) SQL Server
15 21 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (19.42%) VMware ESXi
17 19 (18.45%) UNIX
18 18 (17.48%) VPN
18 18 (17.48%) Red Hat
19 17 (16.50%) IIS
19 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
20 16 (15.53%) MS Exchange
21 15 (14.56%) SQL
21 15 (14.56%) Apache
22 14 (13.59%) WAN
22 14 (13.59%) McAfee

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (16.50%) IIS
2 16 (15.53%) MS Exchange
3 15 (14.56%) Apache
4 13 (12.62%) Lync
5 11 (10.68%) Tomcat
5 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
6 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (5.83%) WebLogic
7 6 (5.83%) JBoss
7 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.97%) WordPress
10 1 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.97%) nginx
10 1 (0.97%) Confluence
10 1 (0.97%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.94%) Office 365
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 47 (45.63%) DHCP
2 45 (43.69%) TCP/IP
3 39 (37.86%) Firewall
4 18 (17.48%) VPN
5 14 (13.59%) WAN
5 14 (13.59%) Network Security
6 13 (12.62%) SSL
6 13 (12.62%) LAN
7 12 (11.65%) VLAN
8 9 (8.74%) IPsec
9 8 (7.77%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (7.77%) Wireshark
9 8 (7.77%) SAN
10 7 (6.80%) HTTP
11 5 (4.85%) VoIP
12 4 (3.88%) HTTPS
12 4 (3.88%) NAS
12 4 (3.88%) Wireless
13 3 (2.91%) Multicast
13 3 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.24%) MySQL
2 22 (21.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) MS Access
4 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.97%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Metasploit
2 7 (6.80%) Subversion
3 6 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.94%) JIRA
5 1 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.97%) RSpec
5 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.97%) GitLab
General
1 10 (9.71%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Electronics
3 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.97%) Military
3 1 (0.97%) Banking
3 1 (0.97%) Retail
3 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (23.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (13.59%) Administrator
2 14 (13.59%) Analyst
3 10 (9.71%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (6.80%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Security Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (5.83%) Server Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Consultant
7 5 (4.85%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.88%) Security Specialist
8 4 (3.88%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (3.88%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) J2EE
2 8 (7.77%) LAMP
3 6 (5.83%) Web Services
4 5 (4.85%) .NET
5 4 (3.88%) RESTful
5 4 (3.88%) WebCenter
5 4 (3.88%) CSS
6 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.97%) HTML
7 1 (0.97%) XML
7 1 (0.97%) Java EE
7 1 (0.97%) Django
7 1 (0.97%) REST
7 1 (0.97%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.85%) User Experience
3 5 (4.85%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) Derivative
5 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.91%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (72.82%) Windows
2 44 (42.72%) Linux
3 31 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (23.30%) Windows 7
4 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (18.45%) UNIX
7 14 (13.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.80%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.83%) CentOS
10 4 (3.88%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.88%) Solaris
10 4 (3.88%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.97%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.97%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.27%) ITIL
2 13 (12.62%) Service Delivery
2 13 (12.62%) Load Balancing
2 13 (12.62%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (11.65%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.74%) Data Protection
4 9 (8.74%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (7.77%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (7.77%) Cyber Security
5 8 (7.77%) Project Management
5 8 (7.77%) SOA
6 7 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (6.80%) SIEM
7 6 (5.83%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.85%) Kernel Tuning
8 5 (4.85%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.85%) Demand Management
9 4 (3.88%) Application Discovery
9 4 (3.88%) Server Hardening
9 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.56%) SQL
2 11 (10.68%) Shell Script
3 7 (6.80%) Python
3 7 (6.80%) Java
4 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.94%) C
5 2 (1.94%) C++
6 1 (0.97%) Perl
6 1 (0.97%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.97%) VB
6 1 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (40.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (25.24%) DV Cleared
3 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.71%) CCNA
6 6 (5.83%) CISSP
7 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.91%) MCTS
8 3 (2.91%) MCITP
9 2 (1.94%) CCNP
10 1 (0.97%) Degree
10 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.97%) MCP
10 1 (0.97%) MCSE
10 1 (0.97%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) QA
2 6 (5.83%) SLA
3 3 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (41.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (19.42%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (13.59%) Hyper-V
5 11 (10.68%) vSphere
6 8 (7.77%) VirtualBox
7 7 (6.80%) ISA Server
7 7 (6.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.85%) Varnish
8 5 (4.85%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.85%) DFS Replication
9 4 (3.88%) XenApp
9 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.88%) Firmware
10 3 (2.91%) Xen
10 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.91%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.97%) NFS
12 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) SCCM
2 11 (10.68%) Puppet
3 9 (8.74%) WSUS
4 8 (7.77%) Nmap
5 6 (5.83%) SCOM
5 6 (5.83%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (4.85%) SCVMM
6 5 (4.85%) SCOrch
6 5 (4.85%) SCSM
6 5 (4.85%) Ansible
7 3 (2.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.91%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.97%) Nessus
9 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.97%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.97%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 34 (33.01%) VMware
2 29 (28.16%) Microsoft
3 24 (23.30%) Cisco
4 18 (17.48%) Red Hat
5 14 (13.59%) McAfee
6 11 (10.68%) Oracle
7 10 (9.71%) Citrix
8 9 (8.74%) HP
8 9 (8.74%) CA
9 8 (7.77%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.83%) BEA
10 6 (5.83%) Ektron
11 5 (4.85%) ArcSight
11 5 (4.85%) TOWER Software
11 5 (4.85%) Infoblox
12 4 (3.88%) Symantec
12 4 (3.88%) Dell
12 4 (3.88%) Sun
13 3 (2.91%) Juniper
13 3 (2.91%) Wyse
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