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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 90 101 107
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 49 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 1.25% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.84% 10.61% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 25
Median daily rate £325 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £243 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.91% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £20.80 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £27.20 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +56.25%
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
498 358 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.03% 11.76% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 171 249
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 33
Median hourly rate £35.50 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.87% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.23 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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 +2 19 £333 +18.75% 13
Gloucestershire +10 14 £180 -62.10% 7
Wiltshire -1 5 £363 +3.57% 2
Somerset - 4 £325 - 5
Cornwall - 3 £163 - 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 70 (76.92%) Windows
2 69 (75.82%) Active Directory
3 60 (65.93%) DHCP
4 54 (59.34%) Microsoft
5 48 (52.75%) Windows Server
6 42 (46.15%) VMware
7 31 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 25 (27.47%) Linux
12 24 (26.37%) TCP/IP
12 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (25.27%) Cisco
14 22 (24.18%) ITIL
14 22 (24.18%) Data Centre
15 21 (23.08%) PowerShell
15 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
16 20 (21.98%) MS Exchange
16 20 (21.98%) vSphere
17 18 (19.78%) SQL
17 18 (19.78%) Migration
18 17 (18.68%) Firewall
18 17 (18.68%) SCCM
19 16 (17.58%) Windows 7
19 16 (17.58%) HP
20 15 (16.48%) LAN
21 14 (15.38%) VMware ESX
21 14 (15.38%) Clustering
21 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010

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 20 (21.98%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.59%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.49%) IIS
6 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.10%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (1.10%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.10%) JBoss
8 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Office
2 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.29%) Office 365
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 60 (65.93%) DHCP
2 24 (26.37%) TCP/IP
3 17 (18.68%) Firewall
4 15 (16.48%) LAN
5 13 (14.29%) VPN
6 12 (13.19%) WAN
7 8 (8.79%) SAN
8 7 (7.69%) Internet
8 7 (7.69%) Wireless
9 5 (5.49%) SSL
9 5 (5.49%) VoIP
10 4 (4.40%) LDAP
10 4 (4.40%) NAS
11 3 (3.30%) HTTP
11 3 (3.30%) Network Security
11 3 (3.30%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.30%) VLAN
11 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.20%) IPv6
12 2 (2.20%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.10%) Subversion
1 1 (1.10%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Back Office
3 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (8.79%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) IT Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.40%) Administrator
7 4 (4.40%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.30%) Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) .NET
1 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (2.20%) Classic ASP
1 2 (2.20%) CSS
1 2 (2.20%) HTML
1 2 (2.20%) jQuery
1 2 (2.20%) Middleware
1 2 (2.20%) XML
1 2 (2.20%) XSLT
2 1 (1.10%) COM
2 1 (1.10%) J2EE
2 1 (1.10%) Java EE
2 1 (1.10%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.18%) Data Centre
2 14 (15.38%) Clustering
3 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.89%) Fat Client
4 9 (9.89%) Thin Client
5 7 (7.69%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.20%) Handset
7 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.10%) NHS
8 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (76.92%) Windows
2 48 (52.75%) Windows Server
3 31 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (27.47%) Linux
6 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (17.58%) Windows 7
8 11 (12.09%) Windows 10
9 8 (8.79%) Windows 8
10 6 (6.59%) Unix
11 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
13 3 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (2.20%) CentOS
14 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
15 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 1 (1.10%) HPUX
15 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
15 1 (1.10%) Solaris
15 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) ITIL
2 18 (19.78%) Migration
3 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (8.79%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (8.79%) Service Management
3 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.49%) Security Hardening
4 5 (5.49%) Supplier Management
5 4 (4.40%) DevOps
5 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.30%) Network Design
6 3 (3.30%) Server Building
7 2 (2.20%) ITSM
7 2 (2.20%) Kernel Tuning
7 2 (2.20%) MVC
7 2 (2.20%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 18 (19.78%) SQL
3 4 (4.40%) Java
4 3 (3.30%) Python
4 3 (3.30%) VBScript
5 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.20%) C
5 2 (2.20%) C#
5 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) Perl
5 2 (2.20%) VBA
6 1 (1.10%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.10%) Korn
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.79%) MCSE
5 6 (6.59%) MCSA
5 6 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.20%) MCTS
8 2 (2.20%) RHCE
9 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.10%) CCDA
9 1 (1.10%) CCDP
9 1 (1.10%) CCNA
9 1 (1.10%) CCNP
9 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.10%) MCITP
9 1 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 69 (75.82%) Active Directory
2 28 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 20 (21.98%) vSphere
5 14 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 8 (8.79%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 6 (6.59%) XenApp
9 2 (2.20%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.20%) Firmware
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.10%) iptables
10 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (18.68%) SCCM
2 9 (9.89%) SCOM
3 5 (5.49%) WSUS
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Intune
5 2 (2.20%) Puppet
5 2 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.10%) Hyperic
6 1 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.10%) Plesk
6 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 54 (59.34%) Microsoft
2 42 (46.15%) VMware
3 23 (25.27%) Cisco
4 16 (17.58%) HP
5 10 (10.99%) Citrix
6 9 (9.89%) NetApp
6 9 (9.89%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.79%) Sophos
8 7 (7.69%) Dell
8 7 (7.69%) Forcepoint
8 7 (7.69%) Oracle
8 7 (7.69%) Sun
9 6 (6.59%) CheckPoint
9 6 (6.59%) Juniper
10 5 (5.49%) Intel Security
10 5 (5.49%) Symantec
10 5 (5.49%) Wyse
11 3 (3.30%) AppSense
11 3 (3.30%) Avaya
11 3 (3.30%) SonicWALL
Exeter, Devon
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £10 to £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago