The first table below looks at the demand for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Surrey region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 78 53 88
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +35
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.06% 2.41% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.81% 13.96% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 9
Average daily rate £395 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £193 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 222 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.60% 17.28% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 99 119
Average daily rate £361 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 32
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
DNS
South East

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Camberley +8 7 £475 -
Dorking -2 3 - - 2
Guildford -3 2 £363 +23.93% 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Shepperton - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
Egham - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Firewall
3 16 (50.00%) Cisco
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (34.38%) Shell Script
5 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
6 10 (31.25%) Solaris
6 10 (31.25%) Perl
6 10 (31.25%) McAfee
6 10 (31.25%) NetApp
6 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) Blue Coat
6 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
7 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
7 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
7 9 (28.13%) DHCP
8 8 (25.00%) Citrix
8 8 (25.00%) VMware
9 7 (21.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (21.88%) XenApp
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (21.88%) WAN
10 6 (18.75%) MS Office
10 6 (18.75%) ITIL
10 6 (18.75%) VPN
10 6 (18.75%) Juniper
10 6 (18.75%) Windows 7

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (9.38%) Apache
6 2 (6.25%) Lync
7 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
3 7 (21.88%) WAN
3 7 (21.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 5 (15.63%) LAN
6 4 (12.50%) LDAP
6 4 (12.50%) NetScreen
7 3 (9.38%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
8 2 (6.25%) SAN
8 2 (6.25%) OSPF
8 2 (6.25%) BGP
8 2 (6.25%) RIP
9 1 (3.13%) SNMP
9 1 (3.13%) SSL
9 1 (3.13%) VoIP
9 1 (3.13%) SMTP
9 1 (3.13%) TELNET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Security Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) ODBC
1 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
1 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
2 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) Solaris
4 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
2 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Shell Script
2 10 (31.25%) Perl
3 5 (15.63%) C
3 5 (15.63%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.38%) VB
5 3 (9.38%) Python
5 3 (9.38%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (9.38%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.13%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CCSA
7 1 (3.13%) CCSE
7 1 (3.13%) MCP
7 1 (3.13%) HND
7 1 (3.13%) MCSE
7 1 (3.13%) CCNP
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) XenApp
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) Sendmail
5 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.38%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.25%) UAG
7 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) NetApp
2 10 (31.25%) McAfee
2 10 (31.25%) Blue Coat
3 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (18.75%) Juniper
6 5 (15.63%) Sun
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (9.38%) Avaya
9 2 (6.25%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) Dell
9 2 (6.25%) Nortel
9 2 (6.25%) Symantec
9 2 (6.25%) Novell
9 2 (6.25%) BT
9 2 (6.25%) WatchGuard
9 2 (6.25%) F5
10 1 (3.13%) Polycom