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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / Wales
Rank 58 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.63% 2.76% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 14.68% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 8
Median daily rate £363 £345 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +126.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £380 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%

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
102 109 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.16% 18.83% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 90 74
Median daily rate £375 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £231 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.75 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.16% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £30.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -2 2 £200 -40.29% 2
West Wales - 1 £363 -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (30.00%) Clustering
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
8 2 (20.00%) LAN
8 2 (20.00%) WAN
8 2 (20.00%) MS Office
8 2 (20.00%) VPN
8 2 (20.00%) SNMP
8 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
8 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (20.00%) Finance

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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DHCP
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) IPv6
5 1 (10.00%) LDAP
5 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (10.00%) RTP
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (10.00%) SMTP
5 1 (10.00%) SSH
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
1 2 (20.00%) IT Technician
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Support
2 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Disk Encryption
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) arcserve
5 1 (10.00%) BMC
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Splunk
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec