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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 31 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing DNS 31 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.42% 0.87% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.95% 5.88% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
148 85 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 21.08% 14.76% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 44 63
Average daily rate £419 £410 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 23
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% +17.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 22 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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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
Swindon -6 4 £450 +157.14% 1
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Chippenham - - - -
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 33 (82.50%) DHCP
3 29 (72.50%) Active Directory
4 24 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
5 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (52.50%) HP
6 21 (52.50%) Firewall
7 20 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 20 (50.00%) ITIL
7 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 19 (47.50%) VMware
9 18 (45.00%) Linux
10 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
10 16 (40.00%) SLA
10 16 (40.00%) Symantec
10 16 (40.00%) Telecoms
11 15 (37.50%) NetBackup
11 15 (37.50%) HP SIM
11 15 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
13 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
13 12 (30.00%) Finance
14 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (25.00%) SCCM
15 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (22.50%) vSphere
16 8 (20.00%) 3PAR
16 8 (20.00%) Capacity Management
16 8 (20.00%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (15.00%) Lync
5 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (10.00%) IIS
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) DHCP
2 21 (52.50%) Firewall
3 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.50%) Internet
5 4 (10.00%) VPN
6 2 (5.00%) IPsec
6 2 (5.00%) Broadband
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) HTTP
7 1 (2.50%) SNMP
7 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.50%) ATM
7 1 (2.50%) BGP
7 1 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (2.50%) OSPF
7 1 (2.50%) TACACS
7 1 (2.50%) SAN
7 1 (2.50%) DMZ
7 1 (2.50%) 802.11
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 16 (40.00%) Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Storage Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support
5 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.50%) iPhone
2 3 (7.50%) PDA
2 3 (7.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (45.00%) Linux
5 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (20.00%) UNIX
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (7.50%) CAD
4 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) Data Management
5 1 (2.50%) Network Design
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
2 20 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) RHCE
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) SLA
2 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 29 (72.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) vSphere
3 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
4 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.50%) MetaFrame
5 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) vCloud
6 1 (2.50%) UAG
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 15 (37.50%) HP SIM
1 15 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 10 (25.00%) SCCM
3 7 (17.50%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) MOM
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.50%) Nagios
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) HP
2 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (47.50%) VMware
4 16 (40.00%) Symantec
5 8 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 7 (17.50%) Infoblox
7 4 (10.00%) Dell
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Sophos
8 3 (7.50%) McAfee
8 3 (7.50%) Avaya
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco
10 1 (2.50%) Oracle
10 1 (2.50%) Juniper
10 1 (2.50%) Veritas
10 1 (2.50%) Apple
10 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
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