Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 79 67
Rank change year-on-year -12 -12 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 30 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.56% 1.52% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.30% 8.90% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 27
Bristol median daily rate £300 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +1.92% +1.56%
10th Percentile £214 £210 £217
90th Percentile £372 £444 £410
South West median daily rate £280 £338 £330
% change year-on-year -17.04% +2.27% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Bristol median hourly rate £20.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £15.63 - £39.00
90th Percentile £46.13 - £46.00
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £47.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -55.79% +27.52% +75.29%

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 244 292 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.73% 17.04% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 196 208
Bristol median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -6.04%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £516 £533
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £354
% change year-on-year +1.35% +4.59% -5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 19
Bristol median hourly rate £43.00 £20.93 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.45% -14.57% +3.16%
10th Percentile £16.50 £11.24 £9.50
90th Percentile £118.13 £34.00 £44.05
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% +21.43%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (66.67%) DHCP
3 19 (63.33%) Windows
4 17 (56.67%) Windows Server
5 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) Firewall
6 9 (30.00%) Office 365
7 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (23.33%) Windows 10
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (16.67%) VMware
10 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.67%) SCCM
10 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 4 (13.33%) ITIL
11 4 (13.33%) VPN
11 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
11 4 (13.33%) Citrix
11 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
11 4 (13.33%) VLAN
11 4 (13.33%) Wireless
11 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3

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 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Office 365
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) DHCP
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (13.33%) VLAN
4 4 (13.33%) VPN
4 4 (13.33%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) NAS
5 3 (10.00%) OSPF
5 3 (10.00%) SAN
5 3 (10.00%) Skype
6 2 (6.67%) BGP
6 2 (6.67%) BGP-4
6 2 (6.67%) Multicast
6 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
6 2 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (6.67%) Unicast
6 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JMeter
1 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.33%) WebPagetest
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Front Office
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Office 365 Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix Support
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.67%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Ajax
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.00%) iPad
1 3 (10.00%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
2 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) Windows 10
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Unix
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (10.00%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Proactive Management
5 1 (3.33%) SDLC
5 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CCNA
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.33%) Firmware
5 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
4 1 (3.33%) Opsview
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (3.33%) AppDynamics
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Aruba
6 1 (3.33%) CA
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Veritas
6 1 (3.33%) Wyse