The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 34 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.91% 1.61% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.32% 13.11% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £213 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £313 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +12.59%
DNS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 61 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.35% 12.27% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 34 70
Average daily rate £400 £325 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 24
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +74.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £25.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Wiltshire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Wiltshire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Swindon +3 11 £450 +125.00% 2
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Corsham - - - - 1
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 44 (93.62%) DHCP
2 41 (87.23%) Windows
3 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
4 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
5 28 (59.57%) Security Cleared
6 27 (57.45%) Firewall
6 27 (57.45%) ITIL
6 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (57.45%) Symantec
7 26 (55.32%) HP
7 26 (55.32%) VMware
7 26 (55.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (55.32%) DV Cleared
7 26 (55.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 24 (51.06%) Linux
9 21 (44.68%) MS Excel
9 21 (44.68%) SLA
10 20 (42.55%) NetBackup
10 20 (42.55%) HP SIM
11 19 (40.43%) Telecoms
12 17 (36.17%) SCCM
13 15 (31.91%) vSphere
14 14 (29.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (27.66%) 3PAR
15 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
15 13 (27.66%) Capacity Management
16 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
17 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2003
17 11 (23.40%) Finance
18 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.38%) Lync
6 1 (2.13%) IIS
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (44.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) DHCP
2 27 (57.45%) Firewall
3 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.89%) Internet
5 5 (10.64%) VPN
6 3 (6.38%) VLAN
7 2 (4.26%) DMVPN
7 2 (4.26%) IPsec
7 2 (4.26%) 802.11
7 2 (4.26%) MPLS
7 2 (4.26%) OSPF
7 2 (4.26%) BGP
7 2 (4.26%) TACACS
7 2 (4.26%) HTTP
7 2 (4.26%) SNMP
7 2 (4.26%) ATM
7 2 (4.26%) Broadband
7 2 (4.26%) LAN
8 1 (2.13%) SMTP
8 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MSI
2 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (40.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (23.40%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Systems Administrator
1 21 (44.68%) Administrator
2 13 (27.66%) Storage Administrator
2 13 (27.66%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.38%) PDA
2 3 (6.38%) iPhone
2 3 (6.38%) iPad
3 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 41 (87.23%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (55.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (51.06%) Linux
5 14 (29.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
7 9 (19.15%) Windows XP
7 9 (19.15%) UNIX
8 6 (12.77%) Windows Vista
8 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Capacity Management
3 6 (12.77%) System Testing
4 3 (6.38%) CAD
5 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
5 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Network Management
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.13%) Change Control
6 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Line Management
6 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.13%) Migration
6 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) Perl
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (59.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (55.32%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.26%) CCNP
5 2 (4.26%) CCNA
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (44.68%) SLA
2 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.91%) vSphere
3 7 (14.89%) VMware ESX
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (6.38%) MetaFrame
6 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.13%) Postfix
7 1 (2.13%) XenApp
7 1 (2.13%) UAG
7 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (55.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 20 (42.55%) HP SIM
2 20 (42.55%) NetBackup
3 17 (36.17%) SCCM
4 7 (14.89%) SCOM
4 7 (14.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (12.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (4.26%) Nagios
7 1 (2.13%) MOM
7 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.13%) YUM
7 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 27 (57.45%) Symantec
3 26 (55.32%) VMware
3 26 (55.32%) HP
4 13 (27.66%) 3PAR
5 7 (14.89%) Infoblox
6 6 (12.77%) Citrix
7 4 (8.51%) Dell
7 4 (8.51%) Cisco
8 3 (6.38%) Avaya
8 3 (6.38%) McAfee
8 3 (6.38%) Sophos
9 2 (4.26%) Juniper
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle
10 1 (2.13%) BMC
10 1 (2.13%) Veritas
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.13%) Apple
10 1 (2.13%) Remedy
10 1 (2.13%) AppSense