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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 90 120 97
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -23
Contract jobs citing DNS 50 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.81% 1.03% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.45% 8.03% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 28
Median daily rate £310 £325 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £181 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Median hourly rate £24.13 £17.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.91% -25.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £17.00 £138.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
346 411 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.49% 12.81% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 279
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £488 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 61
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Bristol +22 20 £310 -4.61% 4
Gloucestershire +8 12 £375 - 3
Wiltshire 0 6 £488 +77.27% 3
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Dorset - 4 £210 - 4
Devon +1 2 £185 -58.88%
Somerset +24 1 - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 74 (69.81%) DHCP
2 69 (65.09%) Windows
3 60 (56.60%) Windows Server
4 53 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
6 40 (37.74%) Cisco
6 40 (37.74%) Firewall
7 38 (35.85%) VPN
8 35 (33.02%) VMware
9 32 (30.19%) MS Office
10 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (27.36%) Linux
12 28 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (25.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (23.58%) CheckPoint
14 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
14 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
15 24 (22.64%) Windows 7
16 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
16 21 (19.81%) LAN
16 21 (19.81%) Juniper
17 17 (16.04%) WAN
17 17 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (15.09%) DevOps
18 16 (15.09%) Red Hat
19 15 (14.15%) HP
19 15 (14.15%) Apache
19 15 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (14.15%) vSphere

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 15 (14.15%) Apache
2 11 (10.38%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.49%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.55%) Apache Spark
4 8 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.77%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.77%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.77%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.83%) nginx
7 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (30.19%) MS Office
2 14 (13.21%) MS Visio
3 13 (12.26%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.38%) Office 365
3 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.89%) GitHub
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (69.81%) DHCP
2 40 (37.74%) Firewall
3 38 (35.85%) VPN
4 25 (23.58%) TCP/IP
5 21 (19.81%) LAN
6 17 (16.04%) WAN
7 15 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (14.15%) Junos
8 14 (13.21%) tcpdump
8 14 (13.21%) Wireshark
9 13 (12.26%) Wireless
10 11 (10.38%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (7.55%) DSL
11 8 (7.55%) LDAP
11 8 (7.55%) SAN
11 8 (7.55%) VoIP
12 7 (6.60%) FCAPS
12 7 (6.60%) Internet
13 5 (4.72%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (3.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (7.55%) Big Data
1 8 (7.55%) CouchDB
1 8 (7.55%) HBase
1 8 (7.55%) Neo4j
1 8 (7.55%) Parquet
1 8 (7.55%) Redis
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (7.55%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Back Office
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Support Engineer
2 17 (16.04%) Network Engineer
3 16 (15.09%) Network Support
4 14 (13.21%) Network Support Engineer
5 11 (10.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.49%) Senior Support Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Developer
7 8 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Senior Network Support
7 8 (7.55%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Unix Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.72%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 4 (3.77%) Lotus Notes Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Akka
1 8 (7.55%) AngularJS
1 8 (7.55%) Apache Avro
1 8 (7.55%) CSS
1 8 (7.55%) CSS3
1 8 (7.55%) GraphX
1 8 (7.55%) HTML
1 8 (7.55%) HTML5
1 8 (7.55%) ODBC
1 8 (7.55%) REST
1 8 (7.55%) SOAP
1 8 (7.55%) WebSockets
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.26%) Clustering
3 7 (6.60%) Replication
4 6 (5.66%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.66%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.77%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.83%) CESG
6 3 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.94%) iPad
8 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (65.09%) Windows
2 60 (56.60%) Windows Server
3 30 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (27.36%) Linux
5 28 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (22.64%) Windows 7
7 17 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (8.49%) Unix
10 8 (7.55%) Mesosphere
11 7 (6.60%) Solaris
11 7 (6.60%) Windows 8
12 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
12 5 (4.72%) Windows 10
13 4 (3.77%) Android
13 4 (3.77%) Mac OS X
14 3 (2.83%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.94%) Fedora
15 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.09%) DevOps
2 12 (11.32%) ITIL
3 9 (8.49%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.55%) Analytics
4 8 (7.55%) Big Data Analytics
4 8 (7.55%) Data Analytics
4 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (7.55%) Use Case
5 7 (6.60%) Kernel Tuning
5 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.60%) Migration
5 7 (6.60%) Time Management
6 5 (4.72%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.77%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.77%) Data Security
7 4 (3.77%) Network Management
7 4 (3.77%) Project Management
7 4 (3.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.21%) SQL
2 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.55%) Scala
2 8 (7.55%) TypeScript
3 7 (6.60%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.77%) AWK
6 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.83%) Python
6 3 (2.83%) Ruby
7 2 (1.89%) Go
7 2 (1.89%) Java
7 2 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.32%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.66%) CCNA
5 6 (5.66%) MCSE
6 5 (4.72%) CCNP
7 4 (3.77%) DBS Check
7 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.77%) MCSA
8 3 (2.83%) CCA
8 3 (2.83%) CCDP
8 3 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.83%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.83%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.89%) CCDA
9 2 (1.89%) CNA
9 2 (1.89%) CNE
9 2 (1.89%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 27 (25.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.15%) vSphere
4 12 (11.32%) VMware ESX
5 10 (9.43%) XenApp
6 9 (8.49%) Hyper-V
7 8 (7.55%) Docker
8 7 (6.60%) Firmware
8 7 (6.60%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.77%) BitLocker
9 4 (3.77%) ISA Server
9 4 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.94%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.94%) NFS
12 1 (0.94%) Samba
12 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) SCCM
2 11 (10.38%) Ansible
3 8 (7.55%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.60%) Puppet
5 5 (4.72%) yum
6 4 (3.77%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (3.77%) vRealize
6 4 (3.77%) WSUS
6 4 (3.77%) Zenoss
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.83%) Salt
7 3 (2.83%) Terraform
8 2 (1.89%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.89%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (37.74%) Cisco
3 35 (33.02%) VMware
4 25 (23.58%) CheckPoint
5 21 (19.81%) Juniper
6 16 (15.09%) Red Hat
7 15 (14.15%) HP
8 14 (13.21%) Citrix
9 11 (10.38%) Dell
10 8 (7.55%) Symantec
11 7 (6.60%) Nokia
12 6 (5.66%) Veritas
12 6 (5.66%) Wyse
13 5 (4.72%) Apple
13 5 (4.72%) CA
13 5 (4.72%) TOWER Software
14 4 (3.77%) AppSense
14 4 (3.77%) EMC
14 4 (3.77%) Lotus
14 4 (3.77%) Sun
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