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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 74 84 104
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs citing DNS 75 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.23% 1.42% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.81% 12.26% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £175 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -43.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £150 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.10 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.60 £27.25 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £18.97 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -0.15%
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
543 261 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.17% 11.55% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 145 190
Average daily rate £350 £285 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -24.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 62
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 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
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 2 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 October 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 +11 30 £450 +106.89% 4
Gloucestershire -13 19 £300 +100.00% 2
Dorset - 9 £375 - 3
Bristol -24 7 £325 +88.40% 4
Somerset - 6 £238 - 8
Devon -22 3 £315 -25.88% 1
Cornwall - - - -
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England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 71 (61.21%) Windows
2 65 (56.03%) DHCP
3 62 (53.45%) Active Directory
4 60 (51.72%) Linux
5 56 (48.28%) VMware
6 50 (43.10%) Microsoft
7 43 (37.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (35.34%) ITIL
9 40 (34.48%) Security Cleared
10 33 (28.45%) Firewall
10 33 (28.45%) TCP/IP
10 33 (28.45%) MS Excel
11 32 (27.59%) HP
12 31 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (25.86%) Perl
14 28 (24.14%) Cisco
14 28 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (23.28%) DV Cleared
16 25 (21.55%) MS Exchange
17 24 (20.69%) LDAP
18 23 (19.83%) Internet
18 23 (19.83%) Symantec
19 22 (18.97%) SMTP
19 22 (18.97%) SLA
20 21 (18.10%) Telecoms
20 21 (18.10%) Squid
21 20 (17.24%) UNIX
21 20 (17.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
22 19 (16.38%) HP SIM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 25 (21.55%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 16 (13.79%) Apache
3 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.90%) IIS
7 6 (5.17%) Lync
8 3 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.72%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.86%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 33 (28.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.86%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (56.03%) DHCP
2 33 (28.45%) Firewall
2 33 (28.45%) TCP/IP
3 24 (20.69%) LDAP
4 23 (19.83%) Internet
5 22 (18.97%) SMTP
6 18 (15.52%) HTTP
7 14 (12.07%) SSL
8 12 (10.34%) SAN
9 10 (8.62%) VPN
10 9 (7.76%) SNMP
10 9 (7.76%) LAN
11 7 (6.03%) SSH
11 7 (6.03%) WAN
11 7 (6.03%) HTTPS
12 5 (4.31%) VLAN
12 5 (4.31%) PuTTY
13 3 (2.59%) BGP
13 3 (2.59%) OSPF
13 3 (2.59%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
2 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.31%) Ingres
3 5 (4.31%) JasperReports
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) PHPUnit
2 2 (1.72%) Subversion
2 2 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.86%) MSI
General
1 21 (18.10%) Telecoms
2 16 (13.79%) Finance
3 4 (3.45%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
4 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (40.52%) Administrator
2 43 (37.07%) Systems Administrator
3 23 (19.83%) Linux Administrator
4 17 (14.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 13 (11.21%) Analyst
5 13 (11.21%) Support Engineer
6 12 (10.34%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 12 (10.34%) Storage Administrator
7 9 (7.76%) Consultant
8 8 (6.90%) Architect
8 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 6 (5.17%) Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Server Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) SharePoint Consultant
12 4 (3.45%) Security Administrator
12 4 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.76%) Web Services
2 6 (5.17%) Laravel
2 6 (5.17%) JDBC
3 5 (4.31%) HTML
3 5 (4.31%) CSS
3 5 (4.31%) CGI
3 5 (4.31%) DAO
3 5 (4.31%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (0.86%) .NET
5 1 (0.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Clustering
2 9 (7.76%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.03%) iPhone
4 7 (6.03%) iPad
5 5 (4.31%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.59%) PDA
6 3 (2.59%) Replication
7 2 (1.72%) Open Source
8 1 (0.86%) PKI
8 1 (0.86%) CESG
8 1 (0.86%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 71 (61.21%) Windows
2 60 (51.72%) Linux
3 43 (37.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (35.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (17.24%) UNIX
7 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (9.48%) Windows 7
9 10 (8.62%) Windows XP
10 9 (7.76%) CentOS
11 7 (6.03%) VMS
12 6 (5.17%) Windows 8
13 5 (4.31%) Solaris
13 5 (4.31%) Android
14 3 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.86%) HPUX
16 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.34%) ITIL
2 16 (13.79%) Migration
2 16 (13.79%) Load Balancing
3 12 (10.34%) Capacity Management
4 10 (8.62%) Change Control
5 7 (6.03%) Business Continuity
5 7 (6.03%) Validation
5 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.03%) OO
6 5 (4.31%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (4.31%) MVC
6 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.45%) Computer Security
8 3 (2.59%) Project Management
8 3 (2.59%) CAD
8 3 (2.59%) Service Management
8 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.59%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.86%) Perl
2 15 (12.93%) SQL
3 11 (9.48%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.90%) PHP
4 8 (6.90%) Java
4 8 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.90%) Korn
5 7 (6.03%) Ruby
6 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.45%) Python
8 2 (1.72%) C
9 1 (0.86%) C++
9 1 (0.86%) Erlang
9 1 (0.86%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 40 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 27 (23.28%) DV Cleared
3 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.07%) LPIC
4 14 (12.07%) CCENT
5 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.90%) Degree
7 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.59%) CCNA
7 3 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.72%) MCITP
8 2 (1.72%) CCNP
8 2 (1.72%) MCSE
8 2 (1.72%) MCP
9 1 (0.86%) RHCE
9 1 (0.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.97%) SLA
2 12 (10.34%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 31 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (18.10%) Squid
4 18 (15.52%) vSphere
5 17 (14.66%) qmail
6 15 (12.93%) NFS
7 9 (7.76%) VMware ESX
7 9 (7.76%) Hyper-V
8 7 (6.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (3.45%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.59%) MetaFrame
10 3 (2.59%) XenApp
11 2 (1.72%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.72%) Samba
12 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.86%) vCloud
12 1 (0.86%) Kerio MailServer
12 1 (0.86%) XenServer
12 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 19 (16.38%) HP SIM
2 19 (16.38%) NetBackup
3 14 (12.07%) Zenoss
4 13 (11.21%) SCCM
5 8 (6.90%) SCOM
6 5 (4.31%) Puppet
7 3 (2.59%) Nagios
7 3 (2.59%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.72%) WSUS
8 2 (1.72%) OpenView
8 2 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.86%) MOM
9 1 (0.86%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.86%) YUM
Vendors
1 56 (48.28%) VMware
2 50 (43.10%) Microsoft
3 32 (27.59%) HP
4 28 (24.14%) Cisco
5 23 (19.83%) Symantec
6 19 (16.38%) Juniper
7 15 (12.93%) F5
8 12 (10.34%) 3PAR
8 12 (10.34%) Red Hat
9 10 (8.62%) Citrix
10 8 (6.90%) NetApp
11 7 (6.03%) Infoblox
12 6 (5.17%) Dell
13 4 (3.45%) IronPort
13 4 (3.45%) Oracle
13 4 (3.45%) Sophos
13 4 (3.45%) Apple
14 3 (2.59%) Intel
14 3 (2.59%) Avaya
14 3 (2.59%) McAfee
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