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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 76 86 98
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 67 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.12% 0.99% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.70% 8.18% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £15.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £34.50 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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
489 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.47% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 29 £450 +157.14% 3
Gloucestershire -5 21 £344 -
Bristol -15 6 £320 -8.57% 4
Dorset 0 5 £275 -32.92%
Devon -10 4 £283 -33.52% 1
Somerset - 1 £200 - 3
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 67 (62.04%) Windows
2 57 (52.78%) DHCP
3 54 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 49 (45.37%) Linux
5 45 (41.67%) VMware
6 43 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (37.96%) Microsoft
8 36 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
10 33 (30.56%) ITIL
10 33 (30.56%) Security Cleared
11 31 (28.70%) MS Excel
12 28 (25.93%) Cisco
12 28 (25.93%) Firewall
13 27 (25.00%) HP
13 27 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (24.07%) Perl
15 25 (23.15%) MS Exchange
16 22 (20.37%) LDAP
16 22 (20.37%) SMTP
16 22 (20.37%) Internet
16 22 (20.37%) DV Cleared
17 21 (19.44%) Squid
18 19 (17.59%) Juniper
19 18 (16.67%) Symantec
19 18 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 17 (15.74%) qmail
20 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
20 17 (15.74%) Telecoms
20 17 (15.74%) Finance

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (23.15%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
4 12 (11.11%) Apache
5 11 (10.19%) IIS
6 10 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (5.56%) Lync
9 5 (4.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.93%) Eucalyptus
13 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (28.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (52.78%) DHCP
2 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
3 28 (25.93%) Firewall
4 22 (20.37%) Internet
4 22 (20.37%) SMTP
4 22 (20.37%) LDAP
5 17 (15.74%) HTTP
6 14 (12.96%) SSL
7 8 (7.41%) SNMP
8 7 (6.48%) VPN
8 7 (6.48%) LAN
8 7 (6.48%) SAN
8 7 (6.48%) VLAN
9 6 (5.56%) WAN
10 3 (2.78%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.78%) Wireless
10 3 (2.78%) IPsec
10 3 (2.78%) SSH
10 3 (2.78%) HTTPS
10 3 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) Ingres
4 1 (0.93%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (15.74%) Telecoms
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (40.74%) Administrator
2 36 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 22 (20.37%) Linux Administrator
4 16 (14.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 11 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Support Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) Storage Administrator
8 8 (7.41%) Storage Systems Administrator
9 7 (6.48%) Server Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 7 (6.48%) Consultant
10 6 (5.56%) Architect
10 6 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.70%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.70%) SharePoint Consultant
13 3 (2.78%) Build Engineer
13 3 (2.78%) Security Administrator
13 3 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.78%) Web Services
2 3 (2.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (1.85%) CSS
3 2 (1.85%) JDBC
3 2 (1.85%) HTML
3 2 (1.85%) Laravel
4 1 (0.93%) Java EE
4 1 (0.93%) HTML5
4 1 (0.93%) CSS3
4 1 (0.93%) CGI
4 1 (0.93%) LAMP
4 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.93%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Clustering
2 5 (4.63%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.63%) iPhone
2 5 (4.63%) iPad
3 3 (2.78%) PDA
3 3 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) CESG
4 1 (0.93%) PKI
4 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.93%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 67 (62.04%) Windows
2 49 (45.37%) Linux
3 43 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (13.89%) UNIX
7 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 11 (10.19%) Windows XP
10 9 (8.33%) CentOS
11 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.78%) VMS
12 3 (2.78%) Solaris
13 2 (1.85%) Android
14 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.93%) HPUX
14 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) ITIL
2 17 (15.74%) Load Balancing
3 13 (12.04%) Migration
4 8 (7.41%) Capacity Management
5 5 (4.63%) Change Control
5 5 (4.63%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (4.63%) Service Management
6 4 (3.70%) OO
6 4 (3.70%) Computer Security
7 3 (2.78%) Validation
7 3 (2.78%) DevOps
7 3 (2.78%) CAD
7 3 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.85%) Project Management
8 2 (1.85%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.85%) Network Design
8 2 (1.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (1.85%) Test Automation
8 2 (1.85%) Integration Testing
8 2 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) Perl
2 9 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 8 (7.41%) SQL
4 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.48%) Bash Shell
4 7 (6.48%) Ruby
5 4 (3.70%) Korn
5 4 (3.70%) PHP
5 4 (3.70%) Python
6 3 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) PHP5
7 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 33 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.37%) DV Cleared
3 14 (12.96%) CCENT
3 14 (12.96%) LPIC
4 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.41%) Degree
7 3 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.78%) MCSE
8 2 (1.85%) MCITP
8 2 (1.85%) MCP
9 1 (0.93%) RHCE
9 1 (0.93%) MCSA
9 1 (0.93%) CCNP
9 1 (0.93%) CCNA
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.81%) SLA
2 10 (9.26%) QA
System Software
1 54 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (19.44%) Squid
4 17 (15.74%) qmail
5 15 (13.89%) vSphere
6 11 (10.19%) NFS
7 9 (8.33%) VMware ESX
8 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.70%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.78%) MetaFrame
10 3 (2.78%) XenApp
10 3 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.85%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.85%) Samba
12 1 (0.93%) XenServer
12 1 (0.93%) UAG
12 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) NetBackup
1 15 (13.89%) HP SIM
1 15 (13.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 14 (12.96%) Zenoss
3 11 (10.19%) SCCM
4 8 (7.41%) SCOM
5 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.85%) WSUS
6 2 (1.85%) OpenView
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.93%) Puppet
7 1 (0.93%) MOM
7 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.93%) Nagios
7 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (41.67%) VMware
2 41 (37.96%) Microsoft
3 28 (25.93%) Cisco
4 27 (25.00%) HP
5 19 (17.59%) Juniper
6 18 (16.67%) Symantec
7 15 (13.89%) F5
8 10 (9.26%) Red Hat
9 8 (7.41%) NetApp
9 8 (7.41%) Citrix
9 8 (7.41%) 3PAR
10 7 (6.48%) Infoblox
11 6 (5.56%) Dell
12 4 (3.70%) Sophos
13 3 (2.78%) McAfee
13 3 (2.78%) Avaya
13 3 (2.78%) Apple
13 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.85%) EMC
14 2 (1.85%) IBM
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