Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 84 71
Rank change year-on-year -11 -13 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.39% 1.26% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.83% 7.59% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 26
Bristol median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £171
90th Percentile £425 £444 £355
South West median daily rate £325 £338 £345
% change year-on-year -3.70% -2.17% -6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Bristol median hourly rate £32.25 - £43.00
10th Percentile £19.10 - £39.38
90th Percentile £46.48 - £47.00
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.42% +18.75% +100.00%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 295 316 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.16% 16.64% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 207 181
Bristol median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -9.33%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +6.48% +4.64% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 20
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +14.29% +11.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.30 £11.15
90th Percentile £118.13 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +3.03% -15.92%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Bristol

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Bristol

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Bristol

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Bristol

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for DNS.

1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
4 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (44.83%) DHCP
6 11 (37.93%) Firewall
7 9 (31.03%) Linux
7 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
8 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
8 8 (27.59%) Office 365
8 8 (27.59%) VPN
9 7 (24.14%) Migration
9 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
9 7 (24.14%) Docker
9 7 (24.14%) DevOps
9 7 (24.14%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
9 7 (24.14%) Server Management
9 7 (24.14%) Microservices
9 7 (24.14%) Kubernetes
9 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
10 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
11 5 (17.24%) VMware
11 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
11 5 (17.24%) Windows 10

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (27.59%) Office 365
3 3 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) OneDrive
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) DHCP
2 11 (37.93%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.34%) VLAN
4 3 (10.34%) Wireless
5 2 (6.90%) BGP-4
5 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.90%) Multicast
5 2 (6.90%) NAS
5 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.90%) OSPF
5 2 (6.90%) SAN
5 2 (6.90%) Skype
5 2 (6.90%) Unicast
6 1 (3.45%) Anycast
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (3.45%) SNMP
6 1 (3.45%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.34%) Office 365 Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Support
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (6.90%) IP Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.90%) JSON
1 2 (6.90%) React
1 2 (6.90%) RESTful
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server
3 9 (31.03%) Linux
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
2 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (24.14%) DevOps
2 7 (24.14%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (24.14%) Microservices
2 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Server Management
2 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
2 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
2 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.90%) Antivirus Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CCNA
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) Docker
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.34%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.45%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Kubernetes
2 4 (13.79%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) Infoblox
5 1 (3.45%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Veeam
5 1 (3.45%) Wyse