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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 87 81 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 60 65 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.97% 2.03% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 16.41% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 37
Median daily rate £350 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.25 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.25% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
546 396 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.94% 12.35% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 230 245
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Wiltshire +1 21 £375 +7.14% 5
Bristol +3 17 £333 -7.63% 10
Gloucestershire -17 16 £400 -8.04% 4
Somerset - 2 £310 - 4
Devon +5 1 - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 71 (63.39%) Windows
2 69 (61.61%) DHCP
3 64 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 55 (49.11%) Microsoft
5 50 (44.64%) Windows Server
6 34 (30.36%) Cisco
6 34 (30.36%) VMware
7 32 (28.57%) Firewall
7 32 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 32 (28.57%) SQL
7 32 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (25.89%) Linux
8 29 (25.89%) VPN
9 27 (24.11%) Hyper-V
10 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (22.32%) MS Office
11 25 (22.32%) PowerShell
12 23 (20.54%) Windows 7
13 21 (18.75%) Data Centre
14 20 (17.86%) Office 365
14 20 (17.86%) LAN
14 20 (17.86%) SharePoint
14 20 (17.86%) CheckPoint
15 19 (16.96%) WAN
16 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
16 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
16 18 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (15.18%) Juniper

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 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 16 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.71%) Skype for Business
4 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.25%) IIS
6 6 (5.36%) Apache
6 6 (5.36%) Apache Spark
6 6 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (4.46%) IBM Domino
7 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.68%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.79%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (22.32%) MS Office
2 10 (8.93%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.86%) Office 365
2 9 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (61.61%) DHCP
2 32 (28.57%) Firewall
2 32 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 29 (25.89%) VPN
4 20 (17.86%) LAN
5 19 (16.96%) WAN
6 13 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (11.61%) Wireless
7 10 (8.93%) Junos
8 9 (8.04%) tcpdump
8 9 (8.04%) Wireshark
9 8 (7.14%) Internet
10 7 (6.25%) SAN
10 7 (6.25%) VoIP
10 7 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (5.36%) DSL
11 6 (5.36%) LDAP
11 6 (5.36%) Network Security
11 6 (5.36%) SSL
12 5 (4.46%) FCAPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.36%) Big Data
3 6 (5.36%) CouchDB
3 6 (5.36%) HBase
3 6 (5.36%) Neo4j
3 6 (5.36%) Parquet
3 6 (5.36%) Redis
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 14 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Banking
3 2 (1.79%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.89%) Electronics
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 13 (11.61%) Network Support
3 12 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Network Support Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Administrator
6 8 (7.14%) Developer
7 7 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Network Support
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) HTML
2 8 (7.14%) CSS
3 6 (5.36%) Akka
3 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
3 6 (5.36%) Apache Avro
3 6 (5.36%) CSS3
3 6 (5.36%) GraphX
3 6 (5.36%) HTML5
3 6 (5.36%) ODBC
3 6 (5.36%) REST
3 6 (5.36%) SOAP
3 6 (5.36%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.79%) .NET
4 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.79%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.79%) jQuery
4 2 (1.79%) Middleware
4 2 (1.79%) XML
4 2 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.50%) Clustering
3 7 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.46%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.46%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.68%) CESG
5 3 (2.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.89%) Handset
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 71 (63.39%) Windows
2 50 (44.64%) Windows Server
3 32 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (25.89%) Linux
5 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (20.54%) Windows 7
7 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (13.39%) Windows 10
9 13 (11.61%) Windows 8
10 9 (8.04%) Unix
11 8 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (5.36%) Mesosphere
13 4 (3.57%) Solaris
14 2 (1.79%) CentOS
14 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.89%) HPUX
15 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.71%) Migration
2 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (7.14%) DevOps
3 8 (7.14%) ITIL
3 8 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (5.36%) Analytics
4 6 (5.36%) Big Data Analytics
4 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
4 6 (5.36%) Data Analytics
4 6 (5.36%) Use Case
5 5 (4.46%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.46%) Kernel Tuning
5 5 (4.46%) Security Hardening
6 4 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.68%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (2.68%) Data Security
7 3 (2.68%) Identity Management
7 3 (2.68%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.57%) SQL
2 25 (22.32%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.25%) VBScript
5 6 (5.36%) Scala
5 6 (5.36%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.68%) Java
7 3 (2.68%) Python
8 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.79%) C#
8 2 (1.79%) Perl
8 2 (1.79%) VBA
9 1 (0.89%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.89%) C
9 1 (0.89%) Korn
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.46%) CCNP
5 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.57%) CCDP
6 4 (3.57%) CCNA
7 3 (2.68%) JNCIA
7 3 (2.68%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.79%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) MCTS
8 2 (1.79%) RHCE
9 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.89%) CCDA
9 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.89%) MCDST
9 1 (0.89%) MCITP
9 1 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.57%) QA
1 4 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.11%) Hyper-V
3 18 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (13.39%) vSphere
5 10 (8.93%) VMware ESX
6 8 (7.14%) XenApp
7 7 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.36%) Docker
9 5 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.57%) Firmware
11 3 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.79%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.89%) iptables
13 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) SCCM
2 11 (9.82%) SCOM
3 7 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (5.36%) Ansible
4 6 (5.36%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.46%) WSUS
6 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.79%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.79%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.79%) SCSM
7 2 (1.79%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.79%) yum
8 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.89%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.89%) Plesk
8 1 (0.89%) Puppet
8 1 (0.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 55 (49.11%) Microsoft
2 34 (30.36%) Cisco
2 34 (30.36%) VMware
3 20 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 17 (15.18%) Juniper
5 13 (11.61%) Red Hat
6 11 (9.82%) Citrix
7 10 (8.93%) Dell
7 10 (8.93%) HP
8 9 (8.04%) Intel Security
9 8 (7.14%) Oracle
10 7 (6.25%) Sun
11 5 (4.46%) F5
11 5 (4.46%) Lotus
11 5 (4.46%) Nokia
11 5 (4.46%) Wyse
12 3 (2.68%) Avaya
12 3 (2.68%) Veritas
13 2 (1.79%) Motorola
13 2 (1.79%) Novell
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