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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 56 54 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing DNS 23 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.67% 2.13% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.12% 19.77% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£388 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -17.50%
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
104 86 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 12.06% 10.78% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 49 40
Average daily rate £350 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 -7 9 £400 +6.66%
West Wales - 6 £450 - 1
Mid Wales - 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 21 (63.64%) Linux
2 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
3 18 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (51.52%) TCP/IP
5 14 (42.42%) HTTP
5 14 (42.42%) Windows
5 14 (42.42%) Jenkins
6 13 (39.39%) Tomcat
6 13 (39.39%) J2EE
6 13 (39.39%) DHCP
7 12 (36.36%) Oracle
8 11 (33.33%) JBoss
8 11 (33.33%) Middleware
8 11 (33.33%) Shell Script
8 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (33.33%) Maven
8 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database
8 11 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (33.33%) JVM Tuning
9 10 (30.30%) VMware
10 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
11 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
12 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) Firewall
13 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
14 4 (12.12%) WAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 13 (39.39%) Tomcat
2 11 (33.33%) JBoss
3 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 4 (12.12%) OpenStack
5 3 (9.09%) IIS
6 2 (6.06%) Apache
6 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (6.06%) Jetty
6 2 (6.06%) nginx
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (3.03%) GroupWise
7 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.06%) Google App Engine
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) IaaS
1 2 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) TCP/IP
2 14 (42.42%) HTTP
3 13 (39.39%) DHCP
4 6 (18.18%) Firewall
5 4 (12.12%) WAN
5 4 (12.12%) LAN
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.06%) IPsec
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.06%) BGP
7 2 (6.06%) FTP
7 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.06%) VPN
7 2 (6.06%) SSL
7 2 (6.06%) IPv4
7 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 2 (6.06%) Internet
8 1 (3.03%) MPLS
8 1 (3.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Jenkins
2 11 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (6.06%) Hudson
3 2 (6.06%) MSBuild
3 2 (6.06%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.03%) Electronics
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) EAI Architect
6 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) J2EE
2 11 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Clustering
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Linux
2 18 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (42.42%) Windows
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 11 (33.33%) JVM Tuning
2 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.09%) Use Case
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) Line Management
4 2 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.06%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.03%) EAI
5 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Firmware
4 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.06%) ISA Server
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) Xen
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) ARCserve
2 1 (3.03%) ZENworks
2 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Red Hat
2 12 (36.36%) Oracle
3 10 (30.30%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 2 (6.06%) Websense
7 2 (6.06%) Google
7 2 (6.06%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (6.06%) Veritas
8 1 (3.03%) SAP
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) BMC
8 1 (3.03%) Novell
8 1 (3.03%) Apple
8 1 (3.03%) BT
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago