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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 101 92 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 44 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.39% 1.41% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.40% 11.04% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £150 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £390 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -18.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
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
423 317 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.74% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 154 181
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 £215 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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
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 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Wiltshire -11 14 £355 +5.18% 3
Bristol -6 9 £380 - 11
Somerset 0 7 £250 +56.25% 1
Gloucestershire -25 6 £450 +50.00% 5
Devon - 6 £178 -
Dorset -5 1 - - 2
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England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 77 (73.33%) Windows
2 72 (68.57%) DHCP
3 68 (64.76%) Active Directory
4 54 (51.43%) VMware
5 46 (43.81%) Microsoft
6 42 (40.00%) Linux
7 40 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (33.33%) Firewall
9 32 (30.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (29.52%) Cisco
11 28 (26.67%) MS Exchange
11 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
12 27 (25.71%) TCP/IP
13 26 (24.76%) ITIL
13 26 (24.76%) UNIX
14 25 (23.81%) WAN
15 24 (22.86%) LAN
15 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
16 23 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (21.90%) HP
16 23 (21.90%) Migration
17 22 (20.95%) VPN
17 22 (20.95%) SQL
18 19 (18.10%) DV Cleared
19 18 (17.14%) Telecoms
20 17 (16.19%) Finance
20 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
20 17 (16.19%) vSphere
21 15 (14.29%) Citrix

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.38%) Apache
2 13 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (11.43%) IIS
4 9 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (5.71%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.76%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.86%) Lync
9 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.90%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.38%) MS Office
3 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP Business One
1 2 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (68.57%) DHCP
2 35 (33.33%) Firewall
3 27 (25.71%) TCP/IP
4 25 (23.81%) WAN
5 24 (22.86%) LAN
6 22 (20.95%) VPN
7 12 (11.43%) Internet
8 9 (8.57%) SAN
9 8 (7.62%) SSH
9 8 (7.62%) VLAN
9 8 (7.62%) Wireless
10 7 (6.67%) HTTPS
10 7 (6.67%) SMTP
10 7 (6.67%) Ethernet
10 7 (6.67%) MPLS
11 5 (4.76%) PuTTY
11 5 (4.76%) IPsec
11 5 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (4.76%) LDAP
11 5 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 7 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 6 (5.71%) MySQL
3 5 (4.76%) JasperReports
3 5 (4.76%) Ingres
4 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MSI
2 5 (4.76%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 17 (16.19%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Publishing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.19%) Administrator
1 17 (16.19%) Analyst
2 16 (15.24%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) Network Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Consultant
4 11 (10.48%) Server Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.67%) Storage Administrator
7 6 (5.71%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (4.76%) Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.81%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) Web Services
2 6 (5.71%) JDBC
2 6 (5.71%) HTML
2 6 (5.71%) Laravel
3 5 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 5 (4.76%) DAO
3 5 (4.76%) Java EE
3 5 (4.76%) .NET
3 5 (4.76%) CSS
3 5 (4.76%) CGI
4 1 (0.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.62%) Clustering
3 6 (5.71%) iPhone
3 6 (5.71%) iPad
4 5 (4.76%) Replication
4 5 (4.76%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.81%) NHS
5 4 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Open Source
6 3 (2.86%) PDA
7 2 (1.90%) Handset
7 2 (1.90%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.95%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 77 (73.33%) Windows
2 42 (40.00%) Linux
3 40 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (24.76%) UNIX
5 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
6 23 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (7.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (6.67%) VMS
11 6 (5.71%) Windows Vista
12 5 (4.76%) Android
12 5 (4.76%) Solaris
13 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
13 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
14 3 (2.86%) Windows NT
15 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.76%) ITIL
2 23 (21.90%) Migration
3 12 (11.43%) Data Migration
4 10 (9.52%) Network Management
5 9 (8.57%) Capacity Management
6 8 (7.62%) Service Management
7 7 (6.67%) Change Control
7 7 (6.67%) Validation
7 7 (6.67%) System Testing
7 7 (6.67%) OO
7 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.71%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.71%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.76%) MVC
9 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.76%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.81%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (3.81%) Email Migration
11 3 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) SQL
2 11 (10.48%) Java
3 10 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.62%) Perl
4 8 (7.62%) PHP
4 8 (7.62%) Korn
5 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.76%) C
6 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.90%) Python
7 2 (1.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.95%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.95%) Erlang
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.10%) DV Cleared
3 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 13 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.52%) CCNA
6 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.71%) MCSE
8 4 (3.81%) CCNP
9 3 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.90%) Degree
11 1 (0.95%) CCDA
11 1 (0.95%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
2 6 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) COBIT
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (64.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (30.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.19%) vSphere
4 9 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.57%) NFS
5 7 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.71%) XenApp
7 5 (4.76%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.81%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.81%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.86%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.90%) Kerio MailServer
10 2 (1.90%) Postfix
11 1 (0.95%) qmail
11 1 (0.95%) UAG
11 1 (0.95%) Squid
11 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 11 (10.48%) SCCM
3 8 (7.62%) NetBackup
3 8 (7.62%) HP SIM
4 6 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (5.71%) Puppet
5 4 (3.81%) Nagios
6 3 (2.86%) OpenView
7 2 (1.90%) yum
8 1 (0.95%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.95%) SCOM
8 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (51.43%) VMware
2 46 (43.81%) Microsoft
3 31 (29.52%) Cisco
4 23 (21.90%) HP
5 15 (14.29%) Citrix
5 15 (14.29%) Symantec
6 11 (10.48%) Red Hat
7 9 (8.57%) Oracle
8 7 (6.67%) 3PAR
8 7 (6.67%) SonicWALL
8 7 (6.67%) McAfee
8 7 (6.67%) Avaya
9 6 (5.71%) Juniper
9 6 (5.71%) NetApp
10 5 (4.76%) FalconStor
10 5 (4.76%) Wyse
11 4 (3.81%) Dell
11 4 (3.81%) Polycom
12 3 (2.86%) Infoblox
12 3 (2.86%) RightFax
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