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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 81 95
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 50 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 1.65% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.75% 12.83% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £178 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.14% -38.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £150 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
465 304 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.23% 12.89% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 151 186
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 34
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.60 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 20 £450 +125.00% 11
Somerset 0 9 £250 - 6
Gloucestershire -18 8 £150 -33.33% 6
Bristol -19 5 £325 +91.17% 13
Dorset +1 3 £375 - 2
Devon - 3 £178 - 5
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 88 (73.33%) Windows
2 78 (65.00%) DHCP
3 74 (61.67%) Active Directory
4 56 (46.67%) VMware
5 55 (45.83%) Microsoft
6 49 (40.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (40.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (39.17%) Linux
8 40 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 40 (33.33%) Firewall
9 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
10 32 (26.67%) HP
11 31 (25.83%) ITIL
11 31 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 26 (21.67%) Cisco
14 25 (20.83%) MS Excel
14 25 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (20.00%) DV Cleared
15 24 (20.00%) LAN
15 24 (20.00%) WAN
15 24 (20.00%) UNIX
16 23 (19.17%) Symantec
16 23 (19.17%) Finance
16 23 (19.17%) Migration
17 22 (18.33%) Windows 7
18 21 (17.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 20 (16.67%) Telecoms
20 19 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2007
21 18 (15.00%) SLA

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.83%) Apache
5 10 (8.33%) IIS
5 10 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
7 7 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (4.17%) OpenStack
9 4 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.33%) Eucalyptus
10 3 (2.50%) Lync
10 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.67%) JBoss
11 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.67%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.83%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) SAP Business One
1 2 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.50%) Office 365
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (65.00%) DHCP
2 40 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 40 (33.33%) Firewall
3 24 (20.00%) WAN
3 24 (20.00%) LAN
4 17 (14.17%) VPN
5 16 (13.33%) Internet
6 11 (9.17%) SAN
7 10 (8.33%) SMTP
8 8 (6.67%) LDAP
8 8 (6.67%) SSH
8 8 (6.67%) VLAN
9 7 (5.83%) Wireless
9 7 (5.83%) HTTPS
10 5 (4.17%) SNMP
10 5 (4.17%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.17%) FTP
10 5 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (4.17%) MPLS
10 5 (4.17%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.83%) RDBMS
1 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
1 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.17%) Ingres
2 5 (4.17%) JasperReports
3 3 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.00%) MSI
2 5 (4.17%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 20 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.33%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (24.17%) Administrator
2 25 (20.83%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (12.50%) Analyst
4 13 (10.83%) Consultant
4 13 (10.83%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.17%) Architect
6 11 (9.17%) Network Engineer
6 11 (9.17%) Storage Administrator
6 11 (9.17%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 10 (8.33%) Server Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (5.00%) Developer
9 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.33%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) Web Services
2 6 (5.00%) HTML
2 6 (5.00%) JDBC
2 6 (5.00%) Laravel
3 5 (4.17%) CSS
3 5 (4.17%) CGI
3 5 (4.17%) Hibernate
3 5 (4.17%) DAO
4 4 (3.33%) Java EE
5 3 (2.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Blackberry
2 10 (8.33%) Clustering
3 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.83%) iPad
4 7 (5.83%) iPhone
5 5 (4.17%) Replication
5 5 (4.17%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.33%) NHS
7 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.50%) PDA
7 3 (2.50%) Open Source
8 2 (1.67%) Handset
8 2 (1.67%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.83%) CESG
9 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 88 (73.33%) Windows
2 49 (40.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 49 (40.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (39.17%) Linux
4 25 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (20.00%) UNIX
6 22 (18.33%) Windows 7
7 18 (15.00%) Windows XP
8 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.83%) VMS
9 7 (5.83%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (5.00%) Windows Vista
10 6 (5.00%) Android
11 5 (4.17%) CentOS
11 5 (4.17%) Solaris
12 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.50%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.83%) ITIL
2 23 (19.17%) Migration
3 13 (10.83%) Capacity Management
4 9 (7.50%) Change Control
4 9 (7.50%) Network Management
5 7 (5.83%) Data Migration
5 7 (5.83%) System Testing
5 7 (5.83%) Service Management
5 7 (5.83%) Validation
5 7 (5.83%) OO
5 7 (5.83%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 6 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (4.17%) MVC
7 5 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.00%) SQL
2 11 (9.17%) Perl
2 11 (9.17%) Bash Shell
3 9 (7.50%) Java
4 8 (6.67%) PHP
4 8 (6.67%) Korn
5 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.33%) C
6 4 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.33%) Ruby
7 3 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (0.83%) Erlang
8 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.83%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.83%) C++
8 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.83%) CCNA
7 5 (4.17%) MCSE
7 5 (4.17%) Degree
8 3 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.67%) MCP
9 2 (1.67%) CCNP
10 1 (0.83%) MCSA
10 1 (0.83%) CCIE
10 1 (0.83%) CCDA
10 1 (0.83%) LPIC
10 1 (0.83%) MCITP
10 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.83%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.00%) SLA
2 8 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 74 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 31 (25.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.33%) vSphere
4 12 (10.00%) NFS
5 9 (7.50%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.83%) VMware ESX
6 7 (5.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.17%) Terminal Services
9 4 (3.33%) Squid
9 4 (3.33%) qmail
9 4 (3.33%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.50%) XenApp
10 3 (2.50%) MetaFrame
10 3 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.67%) Kerio MailServer
11 2 (1.67%) Samba
11 2 (1.67%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.67%) Postfix
11 2 (1.67%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (17.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 15 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 15 (12.50%) HP SIM
2 15 (12.50%) SCCM
3 6 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (5.00%) Puppet
4 5 (4.17%) OpenView
4 5 (4.17%) SCOM
5 4 (3.33%) Nagios
6 2 (1.67%) yum
6 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.83%) WSUS
7 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.83%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 56 (46.67%) VMware
2 55 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 32 (26.67%) HP
4 26 (21.67%) Cisco
5 23 (19.17%) Symantec
6 11 (9.17%) Citrix
6 11 (9.17%) 3PAR
7 10 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.67%) Juniper
9 7 (5.83%) NetApp
9 7 (5.83%) Infoblox
10 6 (5.00%) Avaya
10 6 (5.00%) Oracle
10 6 (5.00%) Dell
10 6 (5.00%) McAfee
10 6 (5.00%) SonicWALL
11 4 (3.33%) IronPort
11 4 (3.33%) Apple
12 3 (2.50%) Polycom
12 3 (2.50%) Intel
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