The first table below looks at the demand for DDNS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DDNS over the 3 months to 18 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
Rank 580 543 586
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +43
Contract jobs citing DDNS 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.096% 0.014% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £423 - £289
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

DDNS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DDNS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DDNS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DDNS within the UK.

DDNS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DDNS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DDNS within the UK.

DDNS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DDNS
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DDNS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -81 7 £423 -
West Midlands - 7 £423 -
Telford - - - -
Shropshire - - - -

DDNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DDNS 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 DDNS.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Migration
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Data Migration
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) EAI
2 7 (87.50%) SOA
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) SOAP
2 7 (87.50%) LDAP
2 7 (87.50%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (87.50%) JMS
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) J2EE
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Business Objects
3 5 (62.50%) IIS
4 4 (50.00%) COM+
4 4 (50.00%) DCOM
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) IPv4
5 3 (37.50%) IPv6
5 3 (37.50%) DB2

DDNS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DDNS 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 DDNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LDAP
2 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) IPv4
3 3 (37.50%) IPv6
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (87.50%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) SOAP
1 7 (87.50%) JMS
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
2 4 (50.00%) COM+
2 4 (50.00%) DCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Migration
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Data Migration
2 7 (87.50%) EAI
2 7 (87.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (87.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) Business Objects
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint