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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 89 104 81
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing DNS 44 39 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.48% 1.30% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 10.32% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 22
Average daily rate
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£344 £365 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £128 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -14.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
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
344 378 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 162
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Bristol +14 17 £280 +148.88% 11
Gloucestershire -7 15 £450 +20.00% 5
Wiltshire -2 5 £350 +1.81% 10
Devon -1 4 £175 -30.00% 4
Dorset -5 2 £500 +9.89%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 69 (74.19%) Windows
2 49 (52.69%) DHCP
3 44 (47.31%) Active Directory
4 42 (45.16%) VMware
5 41 (44.09%) Linux
6 38 (40.86%) Firewall
7 37 (39.78%) Cisco
8 36 (38.71%) Microsoft
9 27 (29.03%) TCP/IP
9 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (29.03%) Security Cleared
9 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (26.88%) UNIX
11 24 (25.81%) MySQL
11 24 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (24.73%) Windows 7
13 21 (22.58%) SQL Server
14 20 (21.51%) IIS
14 20 (21.51%) MS Exchange
15 19 (20.43%) VPN
15 19 (20.43%) SQL
16 18 (19.35%) DV Cleared
17 17 (18.28%) WAN
17 17 (18.28%) Red Hat
17 17 (18.28%) McAfee
18 16 (17.20%) vSphere
18 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (16.13%) Citrix
19 15 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 14 (15.05%) LAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 20 (21.51%) IIS
1 20 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.98%) Apache
3 7 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (7.53%) Lync
4 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.30%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.23%) JBoss
6 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.23%) Eucalyptus
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.08%) WordPress
7 1 (1.08%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
1 12 (12.90%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (52.69%) DHCP
2 38 (40.86%) Firewall
3 27 (29.03%) TCP/IP
4 19 (20.43%) VPN
5 17 (18.28%) WAN
6 14 (15.05%) LAN
7 9 (9.68%) Wireless
8 8 (8.60%) VLAN
8 8 (8.60%) Internet
8 8 (8.60%) VoIP
9 7 (7.53%) SAN
10 6 (6.45%) Network Security
10 6 (6.45%) MPLS
11 5 (5.38%) IPsec
12 4 (4.30%) Multicast
12 4 (4.30%) IP Telephony
12 4 (4.30%) NAS
12 4 (4.30%) HTTP
12 4 (4.30%) WLAN
12 4 (4.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.81%) MySQL
2 21 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Subversion
1 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Military
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.20%) Analyst
2 13 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) Administrator
4 10 (10.75%) Server Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (9.68%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Network Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.45%) Storage Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) .NET
2 6 (6.45%) J2EE
3 3 (3.23%) Java EE
4 2 (2.15%) WebCenter
4 2 (2.15%) RESTful
4 2 (2.15%) CSS
4 2 (2.15%) Web Services
5 1 (1.08%) HTML
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) XML
5 1 (1.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.30%) Private Cloud
2 4 (4.30%) Clustering
2 4 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.23%) Replication
3 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Handset
4 2 (2.15%) Derivative
4 2 (2.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.08%) DTV
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.08%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 69 (74.19%) Windows
2 41 (44.09%) Linux
3 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (26.88%) UNIX
5 23 (24.73%) Windows 7
6 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.53%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.45%) CentOS
10 5 (5.38%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.23%) Solaris
11 3 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (2.15%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (2.15%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) ITIL
2 10 (10.75%) Configuration Management
2 10 (10.75%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 8 (8.60%) Migration
4 8 (8.60%) Data Migration
5 7 (7.53%) SOA
5 7 (7.53%) SIEM
5 7 (7.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.45%) Security Architecture
7 5 (5.38%) Service Management
7 5 (5.38%) Network Management
7 5 (5.38%) Kernel Tuning
8 4 (4.30%) Email Migration
8 4 (4.30%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.30%) Project Management
9 3 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.43%) SQL
2 10 (10.75%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.53%) Python
4 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.15%) C
6 1 (1.08%) VBScript
6 1 (1.08%) VB
6 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.35%) DV Cleared
3 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.53%) MCSE
4 7 (7.53%) CCNA
5 5 (5.38%) CISSP
6 3 (3.23%) MCTS
6 3 (3.23%) MCITP
7 2 (2.15%) Degree
7 2 (2.15%) CCNP
8 1 (1.08%) CCIE
8 1 (1.08%) MCP
8 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.15%) QA
4 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (47.31%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.20%) vSphere
4 9 (9.68%) XenApp
5 7 (7.53%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.45%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.45%) VMware Server
7 5 (5.38%) Firmware
7 5 (5.38%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.30%) ISA Server
9 3 (3.23%) Xen
9 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.23%) BitLocker
10 2 (2.15%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.15%) Varnish
10 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.15%) NFS
11 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.08%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) Puppet
2 8 (8.60%) SCCM
3 5 (5.38%) WSUS
4 3 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.15%) Ansible
5 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.08%) OpenView
6 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.08%) SCOM
6 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.08%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.08%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (45.16%) VMware
2 37 (39.78%) Cisco
3 36 (38.71%) Microsoft
4 17 (18.28%) Red Hat
4 17 (18.28%) McAfee
5 15 (16.13%) Citrix
6 13 (13.98%) Oracle
7 11 (11.83%) HP
8 8 (8.60%) Wyse
9 6 (6.45%) FalconStor
9 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
10 5 (5.38%) Juniper
10 5 (5.38%) Infoblox
11 4 (4.30%) TOWER Software
11 4 (4.30%) SonicWALL
11 4 (4.30%) Polycom
11 4 (4.30%) Avaya
11 4 (4.30%) Symantec
12 3 (3.23%) Dell
12 3 (3.23%) BEA
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