The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.42% 0.70% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 8.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £200 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £19.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.39% +10.14%
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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 Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 25 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 19.82% 8.71% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 13 55
Average daily rate £400 £391 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £235 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £565 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.49% -60.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (92.31%) DHCP
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
4 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) SCCM
6 6 (46.15%) System Testing
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Vista
6 6 (46.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (46.15%) Symantec
6 6 (46.15%) MSI
6 6 (46.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (30.77%) Finance
8 4 (30.77%) QA
8 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
8 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
9 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
9 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 3 (23.08%) Sophos
9 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (23.08%) McAfee
9 3 (23.08%) Linux

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) IPsec
2 2 (15.38%) Broadband
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) SMTP
3 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MSI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
1 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Vista
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) System Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.69%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 6 (46.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (46.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
4 1 (7.69%) YUM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Symantec
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) McAfee
3 3 (23.08%) Sophos
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) AppSense