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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 90 93 77
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing DNS 54 58 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 1.78% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 12.61% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 35
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £105 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £19.13 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +14.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £16.43 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £21.83 £18.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+23.11% +19.58%
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
388 460 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.69% 14.10% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 343
Median daily rate £325 £408 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.24% +12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +86.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 21 £325 -45.83% 6
Gloucestershire +4 15 £375 -15.25% 3
Wiltshire -1 14 £400 +166.66% 2
Somerset +20 2 - - 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 86 (76.11%) DHCP
2 70 (61.95%) Windows
3 59 (52.21%) Active Directory
4 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
4 54 (47.79%) Windows Server
5 42 (37.17%) VMware
6 36 (31.86%) Cisco
7 35 (30.97%) Firewall
8 30 (26.55%) VPN
9 29 (25.66%) Linux
9 29 (25.66%) SQL
9 29 (25.66%) Security Cleared
9 29 (25.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (24.78%) Windows 7
10 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (23.89%) MS Office
11 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
12 25 (22.12%) CheckPoint
13 23 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (19.47%) SharePoint
14 22 (19.47%) vSphere
15 21 (18.58%) Juniper
16 20 (17.70%) PowerShell
16 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
17 19 (16.81%) Office 365
18 18 (15.93%) Red Hat
19 17 (15.04%) Data Centre
20 16 (14.16%) DV Cleared
20 16 (14.16%) Unix
20 16 (14.16%) LAN

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 22 (19.47%) SharePoint
2 14 (12.39%) MS Exchange
3 11 (9.73%) Skype for Business
4 8 (7.08%) Apache
4 8 (7.08%) Apache Spark
4 8 (7.08%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.42%) IBM Domino
6 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.65%) IIS
7 3 (2.65%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.77%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (23.89%) MS Office
2 14 (12.39%) MS Visio
3 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.81%) Office 365
2 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (76.11%) DHCP
2 35 (30.97%) Firewall
3 30 (26.55%) VPN
4 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
5 16 (14.16%) LAN
6 15 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (13.27%) Junos
6 15 (13.27%) WAN
7 14 (12.39%) tcpdump
7 14 (12.39%) Wireshark
8 11 (9.73%) Wireless
9 10 (8.85%) Internet
10 8 (7.08%) DSL
10 8 (7.08%) LDAP
11 7 (6.19%) FCAPS
12 6 (5.31%) Network Security
12 6 (5.31%) VLAN
12 6 (5.31%) VoIP
12 6 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (4.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (7.08%) Big Data
1 8 (7.08%) CouchDB
1 8 (7.08%) HBase
1 8 (7.08%) Neo4j
1 8 (7.08%) Parquet
1 8 (7.08%) Redis
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (10.62%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.70%) Support Engineer
2 17 (15.04%) Network Engineer
2 17 (15.04%) Network Support
3 14 (12.39%) Network Support Engineer
4 9 (7.96%) Unix Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.08%) Administrator
5 8 (7.08%) Analyst
5 8 (7.08%) Developer
5 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Senior Network Support
5 8 (7.08%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Senior Support Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) VMware Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) HTML
2 8 (7.08%) Akka
2 8 (7.08%) AngularJS
2 8 (7.08%) Apache Avro
2 8 (7.08%) CSS
2 8 (7.08%) CSS3
2 8 (7.08%) GraphX
2 8 (7.08%) HTML5
2 8 (7.08%) ODBC
2 8 (7.08%) REST
2 8 (7.08%) SOAP
2 8 (7.08%) WebSockets
3 2 (1.77%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Clustering
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.54%) Replication
3 4 (3.54%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.65%) CESG
5 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 70 (61.95%) Windows
2 54 (47.79%) Windows Server
3 29 (25.66%) Linux
3 29 (25.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (24.78%) Windows 7
4 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (14.16%) Unix
6 13 (11.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (10.62%) Windows 10
7 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (9.73%) Solaris
8 11 (9.73%) Windows 8
9 8 (7.08%) Mesosphere
10 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.88%) HPUX
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.62%) Kernel Tuning
1 12 (10.62%) Migration
2 11 (9.73%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (8.85%) DevOps
4 9 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.08%) Analytics
5 8 (7.08%) Big Data Analytics
5 8 (7.08%) Data Analytics
5 8 (7.08%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (7.08%) Use Case
6 7 (6.19%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.31%) ITIL
7 6 (5.31%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.54%) Time Management
8 4 (3.54%) Workflow
9 3 (2.65%) Data Security
9 3 (2.65%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.65%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.65%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) SQL
2 20 (17.70%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.73%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.08%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.08%) Scala
4 8 (7.08%) TypeScript
5 4 (3.54%) VBScript
6 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.77%) Java
6 2 (1.77%) Perl
6 2 (1.77%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.88%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (25.66%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.16%) DV Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.31%) CCNP
5 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.42%) CCNA
7 4 (3.54%) MCSE
8 3 (2.65%) CCA
8 3 (2.65%) CCDP
8 3 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.77%) MCP
9 2 (1.77%) MCSA
9 2 (1.77%) RHCE
10 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.88%) CCIE
10 1 (0.88%) MCDST
10 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 59 (52.21%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (19.47%) vSphere
4 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
5 10 (8.85%) XenApp
6 8 (7.08%) Docker
7 7 (6.19%) VMware ESX
8 6 (5.31%) Firmware
8 6 (5.31%) XenDesktop
9 5 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.77%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.77%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) SCCM
2 11 (9.73%) SCOM
3 8 (7.08%) Ansible
3 8 (7.08%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.19%) yum
5 6 (5.31%) WSUS
6 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.65%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.77%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.77%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.77%) SCSM
7 2 (1.77%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.88%) MOM
8 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 42 (37.17%) VMware
3 36 (31.86%) Cisco
4 25 (22.12%) CheckPoint
5 21 (18.58%) Juniper
6 18 (15.93%) Red Hat
7 15 (13.27%) Citrix
8 10 (8.85%) HP
9 9 (7.96%) Dell
10 7 (6.19%) Nokia
11 5 (4.42%) Lotus
11 5 (4.42%) Oracle
11 5 (4.42%) TOWER Software
11 5 (4.42%) Veritas
12 4 (3.54%) Intel Security
12 4 (3.54%) Wyse
13 3 (2.65%) Dell KACE
13 3 (2.65%) F5
14 2 (1.77%) Infoblox
14 2 (1.77%) Meraki
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