Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 68 91
Rank change year-on-year -18 +23 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 29 39 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.48% 2.31% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.29% 16.05% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 10
Bristol median daily rate £344 £300 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -38.14% +49.23%
10th Percentile £211 £181 £318
90th Percentile £479 £355 £600
South West median daily rate £338 £340 £350
% change year-on-year -0.74% -2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Bristol median hourly rate £18.63 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.18% - -
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £37.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -35.57% +112.86% -12.50%

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 312 243 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.93% 14.39% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 168 114
Bristol median daily rate £350 £336 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £178 £200 £240
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +83.05%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%

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 20 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for DNS.

1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) DHCP
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
4 14 (48.28%) Office 365
5 13 (44.83%) Firewall
6 12 (41.38%) Cisco
6 12 (41.38%) ITIL
7 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
7 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
8 9 (31.03%) Skype
8 9 (31.03%) Skype for Business
8 9 (31.03%) Linux
9 8 (27.59%) .NET
9 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
9 8 (27.59%) Clustering
9 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
10 7 (24.14%) VMware
10 7 (24.14%) Unix
10 7 (24.14%) Apache
11 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
11 6 (20.69%) Solaris
11 6 (20.69%) ISA Server
11 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
11 6 (20.69%) Change Management
11 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
11 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
12 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (17.24%) NAS

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 9 (31.03%) Skype for Business
2 7 (24.14%) Apache
3 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
4 5 (17.24%) JBoss
4 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
4 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
4 5 (17.24%) WebLogic
5 4 (13.79%) EPiServer
5 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (13.79%) IIS
6 3 (10.34%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (6.90%) iPlanet
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
8 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
8 1 (3.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (48.28%) Office 365
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) DHCP
2 13 (44.83%) Firewall
3 9 (31.03%) Skype
4 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
5 5 (17.24%) NAS
5 5 (17.24%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (13.79%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (13.79%) WAN
6 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (10.34%) LAN
7 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
7 3 (10.34%) VPN
8 2 (6.90%) Extranet
8 2 (6.90%) Intranet
8 2 (6.90%) IPsec
8 2 (6.90%) LDAP
8 2 (6.90%) SSL
8 2 (6.90%) VLAN
9 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
3 2 (6.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) IT Support
3 2 (6.90%) Messaging Support
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Java Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) J2EE
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.90%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Clustering
2 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (13.79%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 9 (31.03%) Linux
4 7 (24.14%) Unix
5 6 (20.69%) Solaris
5 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.90%) AIX
8 2 (6.90%) HPUX
8 2 (6.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Change Management
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
2 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
3 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.34%) Information Security
4 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) High Availability
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Security Management
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) C-shell
4 1 (3.45%) Korn
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Tcl
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CCIE
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) ISA Server
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.90%) Samba
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) Docker
5 1 (3.45%) KVM
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
1 5 (17.24%) SCOM
2 2 (6.90%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.90%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) Cisco
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) HP
4 5 (17.24%) IBM
4 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Veritas
6 3 (10.34%) BEA
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee
7 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.90%) Sun
8 1 (3.45%) Cognos
8 1 (3.45%) Opsware
8 1 (3.45%) PlateSpin
8 1 (3.45%) Siebel