The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 85 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -27
Contract jobs citing DNS 42 42 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 1.76% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.68% 13.00% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 65
Average daily rate £329 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £20.70 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
484 323 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.40% 13.53% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 188 291
Average daily rate £390 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 40
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £16.24 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
DNS
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -4 14 £425 -5.55% 3
Dorset +1 9 £450 +80.00% 2
Wiltshire -14 8 £329 -12.33% 5
Somerset -9 5 £160 -20.00% 4
Bristol -22 3 £113 -61.53% 7
Devon - 2 £250 - 2
Cornwall - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 57 (78.08%) Windows
2 54 (73.97%) Active Directory
3 51 (69.86%) DHCP
4 36 (49.32%) VMware
5 33 (45.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
7 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (35.62%) TCP/IP
9 25 (34.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
11 22 (30.14%) Citrix
12 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
13 16 (21.92%) SCCM
14 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
14 14 (19.18%) Firewall
14 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
14 14 (19.18%) ITIL
15 13 (17.81%) Linux
16 11 (15.07%) UNIX
16 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
16 11 (15.07%) MS Office
16 11 (15.07%) SAN
16 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2007
17 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (13.70%) Oracle
17 10 (13.70%) Perl
17 10 (13.70%) MCSE
17 10 (13.70%) FTP
17 10 (13.70%) NetBackup

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (12.33%) IIS
5 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.37%) Site Server
8 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.37%) Lync
8 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.07%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (69.86%) DHCP
2 26 (35.62%) TCP/IP
3 14 (19.18%) Firewall
4 11 (15.07%) SAN
5 10 (13.70%) FTP
6 6 (8.22%) NAS
7 5 (6.85%) SSH
7 5 (6.85%) Network Security
7 5 (6.85%) VPN
7 5 (6.85%) Ethernet
8 4 (5.48%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.11%) VLAN
9 3 (4.11%) Wireless
9 3 (4.11%) WAN
9 3 (4.11%) Internet
10 2 (2.74%) SMTP
10 2 (2.74%) LAN
11 1 (1.37%) IPsec
11 1 (1.37%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
1 2 (2.74%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Administrator
2 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (12.33%) Server Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.11%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Storage Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Wintel Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Wintel Specialist
9 2 (2.74%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) UNIX Administrator
9 2 (2.74%) Server Administrator
9 2 (2.74%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) .NET
1 4 (5.48%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.37%) HTML5
2 1 (1.37%) CSS3
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) Middleware
2 1 (1.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Thin Client
1 5 (6.85%) Clustering
1 5 (6.85%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.74%) Celerra
2 2 (2.74%) PDA
2 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.74%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.37%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 57 (78.08%) Windows
2 33 (45.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (39.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (17.81%) Linux
5 11 (15.07%) UNIX
6 9 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
8 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.85%) Solaris
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) ITIL
2 9 (12.33%) Migration
3 7 (9.59%) Service Management
4 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.48%) ITSM
5 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.11%) Network Design
6 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.11%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.11%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.74%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.74%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.74%) Change Management
8 1 (1.37%) OO
8 1 (1.37%) Project Management
8 1 (1.37%) Data Security
8 1 (1.37%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) Perl
2 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.85%) SQL
4 3 (4.11%) Python
4 3 (4.11%) C
5 2 (2.74%) VB
6 1 (1.37%) PHP
6 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.37%) PHP5
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.70%) MCSE
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (10.96%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.48%) NCDA
6 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.11%) MCP
7 3 (4.11%) MCSA
7 3 (4.11%) CCNA
7 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.74%) MCITP
8 2 (2.74%) Degree
9 1 (1.37%) MCDST
9 1 (1.37%) CISSP
9 1 (1.37%) CCNP
9 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (73.97%) Active Directory
2 25 (34.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.33%) NFS
3 9 (12.33%) XenApp
3 9 (12.33%) vSphere
4 8 (10.96%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.11%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.11%) vCloud
7 2 (2.74%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.37%) Xen
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) SCCM
2 10 (13.70%) NetBackup
3 8 (10.96%) SCOM
4 5 (6.85%) HP SIM
4 5 (6.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) VMware
2 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
3 22 (30.14%) Citrix
4 10 (13.70%) Oracle
4 10 (13.70%) Symantec
5 9 (12.33%) HP
6 8 (10.96%) NetApp
7 7 (9.59%) Red Hat
7 7 (9.59%) Cisco
8 5 (6.85%) Sun
8 5 (6.85%) McAfee
8 5 (6.85%) AppSense
9 3 (4.11%) EMC
9 3 (4.11%) StorageTek
10 2 (2.74%) Veritas
10 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.74%) Sophos
10 2 (2.74%) 3Com
10 2 (2.74%) Dell
10 2 (2.74%) Avaya
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago