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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 39 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.29% 1.69% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.59% 10.45% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate £360 £381 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% +38.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £218 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £431 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%
DNS
Wiltshire

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
85 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.63% 16.14% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 38 31
Average daily rate £363 £413 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +26.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £180 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £22.69 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.88% -46.61%
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 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 5 February 2016, 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 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) DHCP
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
6 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (42.86%) Migration
6 6 (42.86%) MCSE
6 6 (42.86%) MCSA
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (42.86%) NetApp
6 6 (42.86%) Sophos
6 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (42.86%) vSphere
6 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
7 5 (35.71%) WSUS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 2 (14.29%) Telepresence
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless Security
5 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (7.14%) WLAN
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Multimedia
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) IT Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior IT Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
4 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) B2B
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSA
1 6 (42.86%) MCSE
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCDA
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) WSUS
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SCDPM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
3 1 (7.14%) SCSM
3 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) NetApp
3 6 (42.86%) Sophos
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Websense
6 1 (7.14%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) hybris
6 1 (7.14%) Intel
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) TIBCO