The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 48 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 18 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.32% 2.71% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.56% 25.93% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Median daily rate £350 £450 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £330 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £542 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
DNS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 81 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.90% 10.47% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 56
Median daily rate £400 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £269 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -62.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +8 18 £350 -22.22% 3
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for DNS.

1 22 (73.33%) DHCP
2 20 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 19 (63.33%) Linux
4 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (46.67%) Windows
5 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 14 (46.67%) VMware
6 13 (43.33%) IIS
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 12 (40.00%) HTTP
8 10 (33.33%) VPN
8 10 (33.33%) Apache
8 10 (33.33%) Java
8 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (30.00%) Google App Engine
9 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (30.00%) Open Source
9 9 (30.00%) Puppet
9 9 (30.00%) Google
9 9 (30.00%) WebSphere
9 9 (30.00%) Xen
9 9 (30.00%) J2EE
9 9 (30.00%) SSL
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco
9 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
9 9 (30.00%) Firewall
9 9 (30.00%) DevOps
9 9 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (43.33%) IIS
2 10 (33.33%) Apache
3 9 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (23.33%) Jetty
4 7 (23.33%) nginx
4 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (13.33%) JBoss
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
7 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (3.33%) FileNet
7 1 (3.33%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (30.00%) Google App Engine
1 9 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 5 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365
3 3 (10.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (73.33%) DHCP
2 20 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (40.00%) HTTP
4 10 (33.33%) VPN
5 9 (30.00%) Firewall
5 9 (30.00%) SSL
6 8 (26.67%) FTP
7 7 (23.33%) IPsec
8 4 (13.33%) Internet
9 3 (10.00%) LAN
9 3 (10.00%) VoIP
9 3 (10.00%) WAN
10 2 (6.67%) DMZ
10 2 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (6.67%) SAN
10 2 (6.67%) VLAN
11 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (3.33%) MPLS
11 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (23.33%) Travis CI
3 3 (10.00%) Maven
3 3 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Middleware Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) J2EE
2 8 (26.67%) .NET
3 7 (23.33%) Servlets
4 3 (10.00%) Kafka
4 3 (10.00%) LAMP
4 3 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Linux
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (30.00%) DevOps
1 9 (30.00%) Open Source
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) JVM Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Security Hardening
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Perl
3 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) MCSE
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.67%) CCNP
5 2 (6.67%) MCITP
5 2 (6.67%) MCTS
6 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.33%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (30.00%) Xen
4 5 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Puppet
2 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 5 (16.67%) Fluentd
2 5 (16.67%) Terraform
3 3 (10.00%) Mesos
3 3 (10.00%) Piwik
3 3 (10.00%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco
3 9 (30.00%) Google
4 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (10.00%) Juniper
7 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.33%) arcserve
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.33%) Remedy
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (3.33%) Symantec