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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 62 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.84% 0.86% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 6.12% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 10
Average daily rate £350 £150 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £228 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +42.78%
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
112 98 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.20% 14.02% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 26
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.83%
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 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 10 £350 +133.33% 4
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (54.17%) DHCP
2 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
3 21 (43.75%) Linux
4 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 19 (39.58%) Jenkins
6 17 (35.42%) VPN
6 17 (35.42%) HTTP
7 16 (33.33%) J2EE
7 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
8 15 (31.25%) IIS
8 15 (31.25%) Apache
8 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 15 (31.25%) Firewall
9 14 (29.17%) Cisco
9 14 (29.17%) Tomcat
9 14 (29.17%) Java
9 14 (29.17%) Puppet
9 14 (29.17%) WebSphere
10 13 (27.08%) F5
10 13 (27.08%) FTP
10 13 (27.08%) VMware
11 12 (25.00%) IPsec
11 12 (25.00%) DMZ
11 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
11 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 12 (25.00%) SSL
11 12 (25.00%) Servlets
11 12 (25.00%) Skype for Business
11 12 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (31.25%) Apache
1 15 (31.25%) IIS
2 14 (29.17%) Tomcat
2 14 (29.17%) WebSphere
3 12 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (25.00%) Jetty
3 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (25.00%) nginx
3 12 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 7 (14.58%) JBoss
5 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.17%) FileNet
5 2 (4.17%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (25.00%) Google App Engine
1 12 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) DHCP
2 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 17 (35.42%) HTTP
3 17 (35.42%) VPN
4 15 (31.25%) Firewall
5 13 (27.08%) FTP
6 12 (25.00%) DMZ
6 12 (25.00%) IPsec
6 12 (25.00%) SSL
6 12 (25.00%) VLAN
7 11 (22.92%) SMTP
8 3 (6.25%) Internet
9 2 (4.17%) LAN
9 2 (4.17%) VoIP
9 2 (4.17%) WAN
10 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.08%) MPLS
10 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (2.08%) SAN
10 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) GIS
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) Maven
2 5 (10.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Exchange Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Exchange Support
4 9 (18.75%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Active Directory Support
4 9 (18.75%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Middleware Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) J2EE
2 12 (25.00%) Servlets
3 11 (22.92%) .NET
4 5 (10.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) NHS
2 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (25.00%) Open Source
1 12 (25.00%) Security Hardening
2 11 (22.92%) DevOps
2 11 (22.92%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (20.83%) Network Architecture
4 6 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 5 (10.42%) JVM Tuning
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.08%) CRM
9 1 (2.08%) ITIL
9 1 (2.08%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
4 1 (2.08%) MCITP
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) MCTS
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.00%) Xen
3 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Cisco
3 13 (27.08%) F5
3 13 (27.08%) VMware
4 12 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 12 (25.00%) Google
5 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle
6 2 (4.17%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) Avaya
7 1 (2.08%) Juniper
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Austin Fraser
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