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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 26 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.48% 1.17% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.49% 9.09% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Average daily rate £344 £463 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +63.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £400 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.84% +59.37%
DNS
Hampshire

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
69 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 24.04% 12.91% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 33 29
Average daily rate £350 £423 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +37.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (60.00%) SSL
4 8 (53.33%) FTP
4 8 (53.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (46.67%) Publishing
5 7 (46.67%) UAG
5 7 (46.67%) NetScaler
6 6 (40.00%) Internet
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
7 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (33.33%) Web Services
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
9 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
9 3 (20.00%) SAN
9 3 (20.00%) Clustering
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) IIS
9 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 2 (13.33%) LAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (20.00%) IIS
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) SSL
3 8 (53.33%) FTP
3 8 (53.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (46.67%) NetScaler
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) MPLS
8 2 (13.33%) Multicast
8 2 (13.33%) Network Security
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
9 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (6.67%) NAS
9 1 (6.67%) SMTP
9 1 (6.67%) SSH
9 1 (6.67%) VLAN
9 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Publishing
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Web Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Web Applications Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) CLARiiON
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Budget Control
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCSA
3 1 (6.67%) CCSE
3 1 (6.67%) RHCE
3 1 (6.67%) RHCSA
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) UAG
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) AppSense
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) IronPort
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) Xerox