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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / South West
Rank 85 97 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 54 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.06% 1.71% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 11.86% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 26 27
Median daily rate £341 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £190 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Median hourly rate - £18.25 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -14.89%

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
364 430 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.86% 14.44% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 287 205
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £431 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 36
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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 +19 23 £338 +3.84% 8
Wiltshire -4 10 £365 +4.28% 4
Devon +3 7 £549 +188.94% 1
Gloucestershire -3 7 £186 -35.77% 1
Dorset - 3 £263 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 70 (68.63%) Windows
2 67 (65.69%) Active Directory
3 55 (53.92%) DHCP
4 50 (49.02%) Windows Server
5 47 (46.08%) Microsoft
5 47 (46.08%) VMware
6 39 (38.24%) Linux
7 37 (36.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
10 31 (30.39%) TCP/IP
11 30 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (28.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (27.45%) Cisco
14 27 (26.47%) Windows 7
15 26 (25.49%) VPN
16 25 (24.51%) LAN
16 25 (24.51%) Firewall
17 23 (22.55%) Citrix
18 22 (21.57%) Red Hat
18 22 (21.57%) MS Office
18 22 (21.57%) Microsoft App-V
19 21 (20.59%) WAN
20 20 (19.61%) Wireless
21 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
21 19 (18.63%) Skype for Business
21 19 (18.63%) DevOps
22 18 (17.65%) Data Centre
22 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
23 16 (15.69%) SC Cleared

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 19 (18.63%) Skype for Business
2 16 (15.69%) Apache
3 11 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (9.80%) nginx
4 10 (9.80%) Tomcat
5 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
6 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
7 7 (6.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (5.88%) IIS
9 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (4.90%) JBoss
9 5 (4.90%) Jetty
9 5 (4.90%) Mongrel
9 5 (4.90%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.98%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.98%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (21.57%) MS Office
2 13 (12.75%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.76%) Office 365
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.90%) Google App Engine
4 5 (4.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.92%) GitHub
6 3 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (53.92%) DHCP
2 31 (30.39%) TCP/IP
3 26 (25.49%) VPN
4 25 (24.51%) Firewall
4 25 (24.51%) LAN
5 21 (20.59%) WAN
6 20 (19.61%) Wireless
7 14 (13.73%) SSL
8 13 (12.75%) Skype
9 10 (9.80%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (6.86%) NetScaler
11 7 (6.86%) SAN
12 6 (5.88%) FTP
13 5 (4.90%) HTTP
13 5 (4.90%) IPsec
14 4 (3.92%) SMTP
14 4 (3.92%) Unified Communications
14 4 (3.92%) VLAN
14 4 (3.92%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.98%) Big Data
3 1 (0.98%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.98%) HBase
3 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.98%) Parquet
3 1 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.90%) Travis CI
2 5 (4.90%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.90%) Marketing
4 4 (3.92%) Games
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
5 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (14.71%) Support Engineer
2 11 (10.78%) Analyst
3 10 (9.80%) Architect
4 8 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (6.86%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Network Integration Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) .NET
1 5 (4.90%) J2EE
1 5 (4.90%) Servlets
2 4 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.98%) Akka
3 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Avro
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.98%) CSS3
3 1 (0.98%) GraphX
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
3 1 (0.98%) HTML5
3 1 (0.98%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (0.98%) ODBC
3 1 (0.98%) REST
3 1 (0.98%) SOAP
3 1 (0.98%) WAP
3 1 (0.98%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.71%) Client/Server
3 10 (9.80%) Clustering
3 10 (9.80%) Fat Client
3 10 (9.80%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.90%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.92%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.94%) Replication
8 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.98%) iPad
9 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 70 (68.63%) Windows
2 50 (49.02%) Windows Server
3 39 (38.24%) Linux
4 36 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (28.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (26.47%) Windows 7
8 16 (15.69%) Windows 10
9 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (7.84%) Unix
11 7 (6.86%) Solaris
11 7 (6.86%) Windows 8
12 6 (5.88%) Mac OS X
13 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
13 5 (4.90%) Ubuntu
14 4 (3.92%) Android
15 2 (1.96%) VMS
16 1 (0.98%) Fedora
16 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (18.63%) DevOps
2 16 (15.69%) ITIL
3 14 (13.73%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.78%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.82%) Information Security
5 9 (8.82%) Network Management
6 8 (7.84%) Open Source
6 8 (7.84%) Project Management
6 8 (7.84%) Time Management
7 7 (6.86%) Change Management
7 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.86%) Information Security Management
7 7 (6.86%) Kernel Tuning
7 7 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.86%) Security Management
7 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.86%) SIEM
8 6 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.80%) Java
2 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.90%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.90%) Perl
3 5 (4.90%) Python
3 5 (4.90%) Ruby
3 5 (4.90%) SQL
4 4 (3.92%) AWK
4 4 (3.92%) Go
4 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) Scala
5 1 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.75%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.86%) DBS Check
5 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.92%) CCNA
6 4 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.92%) SANS
7 3 (2.94%) MCSA
7 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.96%) CCDA
8 2 (1.96%) CCNP
8 2 (1.96%) CNA
8 2 (1.96%) CNE
8 2 (1.96%) MCSE
8 2 (1.96%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.98%) CCIE
9 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (65.69%) Active Directory
2 37 (36.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (21.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (15.69%) vSphere
5 14 (13.73%) VMware ESX
6 10 (9.80%) XenApp
6 10 (9.80%) XenDesktop
7 8 (7.84%) BitLocker
7 8 (7.84%) Hyper-V
8 7 (6.86%) DFS Replication
8 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (4.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (4.90%) Xen
10 4 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (2.94%) Firmware
11 3 (2.94%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.98%) NFS
12 1 (0.98%) Samba
12 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.98%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) Puppet
1 14 (13.73%) SCCM
2 8 (7.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (5.88%) Ansible
4 5 (4.90%) Salt
4 5 (4.90%) Terraform
4 5 (4.90%) yum
5 4 (3.92%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.92%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.92%) vRealize
5 4 (3.92%) WSUS
5 4 (3.92%) Zenoss
6 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.98%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 47 (46.08%) Microsoft
1 47 (46.08%) VMware
2 28 (27.45%) Cisco
3 23 (22.55%) Citrix
4 22 (21.57%) Red Hat
5 12 (11.76%) Symantec
6 11 (10.78%) CheckPoint
6 11 (10.78%) HP
7 10 (9.80%) AppSense
7 10 (9.80%) Wyse
8 8 (7.84%) Apple
8 8 (7.84%) CA
8 8 (7.84%) Dell
9 6 (5.88%) Juniper
10 5 (4.90%) EMC
10 5 (4.90%) Google
10 5 (4.90%) IBM
10 5 (4.90%) SaltStack
10 5 (4.90%) TOWER Software
11 4 (3.92%) Xerox
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