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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 100 97
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 49 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.64% 1.52% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.89% 11.56% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 12
Average daily rate £325 £285 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.22 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.32% +16.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
412 424 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.15% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 215 171
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +6 15 £325 -14.47% 15
Wiltshire -5 15 £350 -1.40% 5
Gloucestershire +16 12 £290 -35.55% 6
Devon -1 5 £190 +6.74% 1
Somerset -4 2 £733 +193.20% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 71 (76.34%) Active Directory
2 63 (67.74%) Windows
2 63 (67.74%) DHCP
3 57 (61.29%) Microsoft
4 44 (47.31%) VMware
5 43 (46.24%) Windows Server
6 42 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (36.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (34.41%) MS Exchange
9 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (31.18%) Cisco
11 28 (30.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (29.03%) Firewall
13 23 (24.73%) ITIL
14 22 (23.66%) Linux
14 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
15 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
16 19 (20.43%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (19.35%) HP
18 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
19 16 (17.20%) VPN
20 15 (16.13%) LAN
20 15 (16.13%) vSphere
21 14 (15.05%) Exchange Server 2013
21 14 (15.05%) Hyper-V
22 13 (13.98%) WAN
23 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
23 12 (12.90%) Migration
24 11 (11.83%) VMware ESX
24 11 (11.83%) Service Management

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 32 (34.41%) MS Exchange
2 19 (20.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (15.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (6.45%) IIS
6 6 (6.45%) Skype for Business
7 4 (4.30%) nginx
8 3 (3.23%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (3.23%) OpenStack
8 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.15%) Apache
9 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.15%) Confluence
9 2 (2.15%) Jetty
9 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.08%) IBM Domino
10 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.45%) Office 365
4 3 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.15%) Google App Engine
5 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.15%) SaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.08%) Google Apps
6 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (67.74%) DHCP
2 27 (29.03%) Firewall
3 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
4 16 (17.20%) VPN
5 15 (16.13%) LAN
6 13 (13.98%) WAN
7 11 (11.83%) Ethernet
8 10 (10.75%) Internet
9 9 (9.68%) Wireless
10 7 (7.53%) NAS
10 7 (7.53%) SAN
11 6 (6.45%) SSL
11 6 (6.45%) VoIP
12 5 (5.38%) IPsec
12 5 (5.38%) LDAP
12 5 (5.38%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (4.30%) HTTP
14 3 (3.23%) ADSL
14 3 (3.23%) FTP
14 3 (3.23%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.15%) GitLab
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) RSpec
3 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Back Office
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) Analyst
2 14 (15.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 11 (11.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) Architect
5 8 (8.60%) Service Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.38%) Administrator
7 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (5.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) .NET
2 3 (3.23%) J2EE
2 3 (3.23%) Java EE
3 2 (2.15%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.15%) MCollective
3 2 (2.15%) REST
3 2 (2.15%) Servlets
4 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.08%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.08%) CSS
4 1 (1.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.08%) jQuery
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) XMPP
4 1 (1.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Fat Client
3 8 (8.60%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.45%) Clustering
5 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.23%) iPad
6 3 (3.23%) iPhone
6 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.23%) Replication
7 2 (2.15%) Handset
7 2 (2.15%) NHS
7 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.08%) Physics
8 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 63 (67.74%) Windows
2 43 (46.24%) Windows Server
3 42 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (30.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (23.66%) Linux
7 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.45%) Unix
7 6 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.15%) CoreOS
10 2 (2.15%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.15%) SmartOS
11 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.08%) CentOS
11 1 (1.08%) HPUX
11 1 (1.08%) Solaris
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) ITIL
2 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (12.90%) Migration
3 11 (11.83%) Service Management
4 10 (10.75%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.53%) DevOps
6 6 (6.45%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.38%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.38%) Open Source
7 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.30%) Network Design
8 4 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.30%) Supplier Management
9 3 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.23%) High Availability
9 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.23%) SOA
9 3 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.38%) Python
2 5 (5.38%) SQL
3 4 (4.30%) Java
4 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.15%) C
4 2 (2.15%) Perl
4 2 (2.15%) Ruby
4 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.08%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.08%) C#
5 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.08%) Korn
5 1 (1.08%) VB
5 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.68%) MCSE
5 8 (8.60%) MCSA
6 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.30%) CCNA
9 3 (3.23%) CCIE
10 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.15%) CCNP
10 2 (2.15%) CISSP
11 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.08%) CCDA
11 1 (1.08%) CCDP
11 1 (1.08%) CCENT
11 1 (1.08%) CWDP
11 1 (1.08%) MCP
11 1 (1.08%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.15%) QA
4 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 71 (76.34%) Active Directory
2 34 (36.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (16.13%) vSphere
4 14 (15.05%) Hyper-V
5 11 (11.83%) VMware ESX
6 8 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.30%) XenApp
7 4 (4.30%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.23%) Xen
9 2 (2.15%) Firmware
9 2 (2.15%) iptables
9 2 (2.15%) LXC
9 2 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (2.15%) Snort
9 2 (2.15%) Squid
9 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.15%) Varnish
9 2 (2.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) WSUS
3 6 (6.45%) Puppet
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Intune
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.23%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.15%) Ansible
6 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.15%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.15%) Nessus
6 2 (2.15%) OpenView
6 2 (2.15%) SCOM
6 2 (2.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.15%) systemd
7 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 44 (47.31%) VMware
3 29 (31.18%) Cisco
4 18 (19.35%) HP
5 11 (11.83%) Citrix
6 9 (9.68%) NetApp
6 9 (9.68%) Sophos
7 7 (7.53%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.45%) Forcepoint
8 6 (6.45%) Oracle
9 5 (5.38%) Dell
9 5 (5.38%) Juniper
9 5 (5.38%) Symantec
10 4 (4.30%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.23%) Apple
11 3 (3.23%) EMC
11 3 (3.23%) F5
11 3 (3.23%) Google
12 2 (2.15%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.15%) hybris
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