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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 56 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.42% 2.60% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.49% 17.65% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
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
69 85 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.77% 14.71% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 41
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £176 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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
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 29 August 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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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 -12 10 £375 +23.96% 2
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UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (55.56%) DHCP
3 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 14 (51.85%) VMware
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 12 (44.44%) Citrix
6 12 (44.44%) XenApp
7 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (40.74%) VPN
7 11 (40.74%) McAfee
8 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
8 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
8 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
9 9 (33.33%) Office 365
9 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 8 (29.63%) ITIL
10 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
10 8 (29.63%) Windows Intune
11 7 (25.93%) SCDPM
11 7 (25.93%) XenDesktop
11 7 (25.93%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
11 7 (25.93%) MCTS
11 7 (25.93%) MCITP
11 7 (25.93%) MCSE
11 7 (25.93%) IIS
11 7 (25.93%) SAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (25.93%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) DHCP
2 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 11 (40.74%) VPN
4 7 (25.93%) SAN
4 7 (25.93%) Internet
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (18.52%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) LAN
6 4 (14.81%) Wireless
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (11.11%) OSPF
7 3 (11.11%) BGP
7 3 (11.11%) WAN
8 2 (7.41%) VoIP
8 2 (7.41%) WLAN
8 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
9 1 (3.70%) Network Security
9 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Wintel Support
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) GIS
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
3 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) VBScript
3 3 (11.11%) VB
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) MCTS
3 7 (25.93%) MCITP
3 7 (25.93%) MCSE
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) CCNP
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.41%) MCP
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) XenApp
3 7 (25.93%) XenDesktop
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.70%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Intune
2 7 (25.93%) SCDPM
2 7 (25.93%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (22.22%) SCCM
4 4 (14.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (14.81%) SCOM
5 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
6 2 (7.41%) ARCserve
7 1 (3.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (44.44%) Citrix
4 11 (40.74%) McAfee
5 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco
6 4 (14.81%) Symantec
7 3 (11.11%) BT
8 2 (7.41%) HP
8 2 (7.41%) Sophos
8 2 (7.41%) Juniper
8 2 (7.41%) Remedy
8 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.70%) Dell
9 1 (3.70%) NetApp