The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 45 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.43% 1.72% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 18.75% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+48.43% +3.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.20% 9.17% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 9
Average daily rate £475 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.69% -24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £165 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Average hourly rate £13.75 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Southampton region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Southampton region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Solaris
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 5 (50.00%) Snort
3 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (50.00%) PKI
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) SIEM
4 4 (40.00%) Change Control
4 4 (40.00%) tcpdump
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) CESG
4 4 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) Internet
4 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (40.00%) IPsec
4 4 (40.00%) SMTP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
1 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 4 (40.00%) LDAP
2 4 (40.00%) IPsec
2 4 (40.00%) SSL
2 4 (40.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) SMTP
2 4 (40.00%) FTP
2 4 (40.00%) HTTP
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) PKI
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Solaris
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) SIEM
2 4 (40.00%) Change Control
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Forensics
2 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) Snort
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 3 (30.00%) VMware