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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 74 80 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +21
Contract jobs citing DNS 76 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.28% 1.07% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.74% 9.34% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 8 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £328 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +18.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £138 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £439 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% -15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
553 257 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.62% 11.49% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 134 185
Average daily rate £363 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 61
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Wiltshire +12 31 £450 +50.00% 4
Gloucestershire -2 21 £313 +108.33% 3
Bristol -7 9 £320 -8.57% 4
Dorset - 7 £325 - 3
Somerset - 4 £243 - 8
Devon -20 3 £315 -25.88% 4
Cornwall - - - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 70 (62.50%) Windows
2 63 (56.25%) DHCP
3 59 (52.68%) Active Directory
4 55 (49.11%) Linux
5 53 (47.32%) VMware
6 45 (40.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
8 40 (35.71%) ITIL
9 39 (34.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (33.93%) Security Cleared
11 35 (31.25%) TCP/IP
12 31 (27.68%) MS Excel
12 31 (27.68%) Firewall
13 30 (26.79%) HP
14 29 (25.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (25.00%) Cisco
15 28 (25.00%) Perl
16 26 (23.21%) DV Cleared
17 25 (22.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (21.43%) MS Exchange
19 23 (20.54%) LDAP
20 22 (19.64%) SMTP
20 22 (19.64%) Internet
21 21 (18.75%) Telecoms
21 21 (18.75%) Squid
21 21 (18.75%) Symantec
22 20 (17.86%) SLA
23 19 (16.96%) Juniper
23 19 (16.96%) vSphere
24 18 (16.07%) HP SIM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (12.50%) Apache
4 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
4 13 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (8.93%) IIS
7 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (5.36%) Lync
9 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.89%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 31 (27.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.89%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (56.25%) DHCP
2 35 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 31 (27.68%) Firewall
4 23 (20.54%) LDAP
5 22 (19.64%) SMTP
5 22 (19.64%) Internet
6 18 (16.07%) HTTP
7 14 (12.50%) SSL
8 10 (8.93%) VPN
9 9 (8.04%) SNMP
9 9 (8.04%) SAN
10 8 (7.14%) LAN
11 6 (5.36%) WAN
12 5 (4.46%) HTTPS
12 5 (4.46%) VLAN
12 5 (4.46%) SSH
13 3 (2.68%) BGP
13 3 (2.68%) OSPF
13 3 (2.68%) Wireless
13 3 (2.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) RDBMS
2 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.68%) Ingres
3 3 (2.68%) JasperReports
4 2 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) PHPUnit
2 2 (1.79%) Subversion
2 2 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.39%) Finance
3 4 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (39.29%) Administrator
2 40 (35.71%) Systems Administrator
3 22 (19.64%) Linux Administrator
4 16 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 13 (11.61%) Analyst
6 12 (10.71%) Support Engineer
7 11 (9.82%) Storage Administrator
7 11 (9.82%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Architect
9 7 (6.25%) Consultant
9 7 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.36%) Server Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.46%) Developer
11 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Consultant
12 4 (3.57%) Security Administrator
12 4 (3.57%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) Web Services
2 4 (3.57%) Laravel
2 4 (3.57%) JDBC
3 3 (2.68%) CSS
3 3 (2.68%) HTML
3 3 (2.68%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) CGI
3 3 (2.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (2.68%) DAO
3 3 (2.68%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Clustering
2 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.36%) iPad
3 6 (5.36%) iPhone
4 3 (2.68%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.68%) PDA
4 3 (2.68%) Replication
5 2 (1.79%) Open Source
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 70 (62.50%) Windows
2 55 (49.11%) Linux
3 45 (40.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (34.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (22.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (16.07%) UNIX
7 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (9.82%) Windows 7
9 9 (8.04%) Windows XP
9 9 (8.04%) CentOS
10 5 (4.46%) Solaris
10 5 (4.46%) VMS
10 5 (4.46%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.68%) Android
12 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.89%) HPUX
13 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) ITIL
2 17 (15.18%) Load Balancing
3 14 (12.50%) Migration
4 11 (9.82%) Capacity Management
5 7 (6.25%) Change Control
6 5 (4.46%) OO
6 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.46%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (4.46%) Validation
6 5 (4.46%) Business Continuity
6 5 (4.46%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.57%) Computer Security
8 3 (2.68%) Service Management
8 3 (2.68%) CAD
8 3 (2.68%) MVC
8 3 (2.68%) Coaching
8 3 (2.68%) DevOps
9 2 (1.79%) Test Automation
9 2 (1.79%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.00%) Perl
2 11 (9.82%) SQL
3 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.25%) Ruby
6 6 (5.36%) Korn
6 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.36%) PHP
6 6 (5.36%) Java
7 4 (3.57%) Python
8 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.79%) C
10 1 (0.89%) C++
10 1 (0.89%) Erlang
10 1 (0.89%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 38 (33.93%) Security Cleared
2 26 (23.21%) DV Cleared
3 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.50%) LPIC
4 14 (12.50%) CCENT
5 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.14%) Degree
7 3 (2.68%) MCSE
7 3 (2.68%) CCNA
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.79%) MCITP
8 2 (1.79%) CCNP
8 2 (1.79%) MCP
9 1 (0.89%) MCSA
9 1 (0.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.86%) SLA
2 11 (9.82%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 59 (52.68%) Active Directory
2 29 (25.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (18.75%) Squid
4 19 (16.96%) vSphere
5 17 (15.18%) qmail
6 13 (11.61%) NFS
7 9 (8.04%) VMware ESX
8 8 (7.14%) Hyper-V
9 5 (4.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (3.57%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.68%) MetaFrame
11 3 (2.68%) XenApp
12 2 (1.79%) Sendmail
12 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.79%) Samba
13 1 (0.89%) Postfix
13 1 (0.89%) vCloud
13 1 (0.89%) UAG
13 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (16.07%) HP SIM
1 18 (16.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 18 (16.07%) NetBackup
2 14 (12.50%) Zenoss
3 11 (9.82%) SCCM
4 8 (7.14%) SCOM
5 3 (2.68%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.68%) Puppet
6 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (1.79%) WSUS
6 2 (1.79%) OpenView
6 2 (1.79%) Nagios
7 1 (0.89%) MOM
7 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.89%) YUM
Vendors
1 53 (47.32%) VMware
2 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 30 (26.79%) HP
4 28 (25.00%) Cisco
5 21 (18.75%) Symantec
6 19 (16.96%) Juniper
7 15 (13.39%) F5
8 12 (10.71%) Red Hat
9 11 (9.82%) 3PAR
10 9 (8.04%) Citrix
11 8 (7.14%) NetApp
12 7 (6.25%) Infoblox
13 6 (5.36%) Dell
14 4 (3.57%) Sophos
14 4 (3.57%) Oracle
15 3 (2.68%) McAfee
15 3 (2.68%) Avaya
15 3 (2.68%) Apple
15 3 (2.68%) IronPort
16 2 (1.79%) RightFax
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