The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 53 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.54% 1.19% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.10% 9.43% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate £365 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £335 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 53 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.96% 12.62% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 43
Average daily rate £338 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -11 11 £365 +32.72% 1
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 10 (45.45%) VPN
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) DHCP
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
6 6 (27.27%) HP
6 6 (27.27%) LAN
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) Apache
6 6 (27.27%) Perl
7 5 (22.73%) Solaris
7 5 (22.73%) NFS
7 5 (22.73%) CCNP
7 5 (22.73%) Citrix
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
7 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 4 (18.18%) Wireless
8 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (27.27%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Confluence
5 1 (4.55%) Node.js
5 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 10 (45.45%) VPN
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) DHCP
5 6 (27.27%) LAN
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (18.18%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) SSL
7 4 (18.18%) WAN
7 4 (18.18%) SMTP
8 3 (13.64%) OSPF
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (13.64%) BGP
9 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
9 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
9 2 (9.09%) MPLS
9 2 (9.09%) Internet
9 2 (9.09%) VoIP
9 2 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) FishEye
1 1 (4.55%) RubyMine
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Administrator
2 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Wintel Support
5 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX Support
6 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) JSP
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) Ajax
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.55%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.09%) GIS
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
1 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Kanban
2 1 (4.55%) Release Management
2 1 (4.55%) ITSM
2 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Perl
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNP
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) RHCE
3 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) CCIE
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) NFS
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.55%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (9.09%) ARCserve
4 1 (4.55%) MOM
4 1 (4.55%) Nagios
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) CFEngine
4 1 (4.55%) Puppet
4 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 6 (27.27%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
5 4 (18.18%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) BT
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (9.09%) Remedy
7 2 (9.09%) McAfee
7 2 (9.09%) Sophos
7 2 (9.09%) Symantec
7 2 (9.09%) Juniper
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) NetApp
8 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat