The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 62 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing DNS 8 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.17% 1.78% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 17.65% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
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£305 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.97 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -3.43%
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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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
110 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.15% 10.06% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 24 32
Average daily rate £363 £400 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +72.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £435 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £121.59 £20.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -16 8 £305 -6.15% 8
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
1 11 (68.75%) Internet
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (50.00%) DHCP
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (43.75%) Office 365
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Intune
6 5 (31.25%) IIS
6 5 (31.25%) MCSE
6 5 (31.25%) ADSL
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) McAfee
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) MCTS
6 5 (31.25%) MCITP
6 5 (31.25%) LLU
6 5 (31.25%) SCCM
6 5 (31.25%) Data Protection

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Internet
2 8 (50.00%) DHCP
3 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
4 5 (31.25%) LLU
4 5 (31.25%) ADSL
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Server Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) OS/400
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Data Protection
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) VBScript
2 3 (18.75%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) MCSE
2 5 (31.25%) MCTS
2 5 (31.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Intune
2 5 (31.25%) SCDPM
2 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) McAfee
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
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