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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Contract jobs citing DNS 22 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.71% 1.87% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.67% 11.26% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 11
Median daily rate £338 £360 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +28.45% -17.94%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 150 151 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.47% 16.61% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 112 61
Median daily rate £352 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 39 (95.12%) Windows
1 39 (95.12%) Active Directory
2 25 (60.98%) Windows Server
3 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
4 20 (48.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (43.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (41.46%) MS Office
6 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (39.02%) DHCP
8 15 (36.59%) SCCM
8 15 (36.59%) Office 365
8 15 (36.59%) Skype for Business
8 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
9 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
10 13 (31.71%) Linux
11 12 (29.27%) VPN
12 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
12 11 (26.83%) VMware
13 10 (24.39%) Finance
13 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (24.39%) Incident Management
13 10 (24.39%) Firewall
13 10 (24.39%) WAN
13 10 (24.39%) Cisco
13 10 (24.39%) Skype
14 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
14 9 (21.95%) XenApp
14 9 (21.95%) XenDesktop
14 9 (21.95%) LAN

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 15 (36.59%) Skype for Business
2 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
4 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
4 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.44%) Apache
6 1 (2.44%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Domino
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (41.46%) MS Office
2 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (36.59%) Office 365
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) DHCP
2 12 (29.27%) VPN
3 10 (24.39%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) Skype
3 10 (24.39%) WAN
4 9 (21.95%) LAN
5 8 (19.51%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.32%) SAN
8 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.88%) Internet
8 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.88%) Wireless
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.44%) FTP
9 1 (2.44%) LDAP
9 1 (2.44%) SSH
9 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Architect
3 7 (17.07%) Citrix Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Cloud Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Messaging Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Office 365 Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) LAMP
2 1 (2.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Client/Server
1 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
1 9 (21.95%) Fat Client
1 9 (21.95%) Thin Client
2 5 (12.20%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.88%) Clustering
5 2 (4.88%) Digital Signage
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) iPad
6 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (95.12%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows Server
3 20 (48.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (41.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
6 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
7 13 (31.71%) Linux
8 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.88%) Unix
11 1 (2.44%) CentOS
11 1 (2.44%) Fedora
11 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Incident Management
2 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Change Management
4 5 (12.20%) Application Virtualisation
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Management
5 4 (9.76%) Information Security
6 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.32%) High Availability
6 3 (7.32%) Information Security Management
6 3 (7.32%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) SDLC
6 3 (7.32%) Security Management
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Java
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) PHP
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (95.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (21.95%) VMware ESX
4 9 (21.95%) XenApp
4 9 (21.95%) XenDesktop
5 7 (17.07%) BitLocker
6 6 (14.63%) DFS Replication
6 6 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (12.20%) ISA Server
7 5 (12.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
8 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.44%) Firmware
9 1 (2.44%) NFS
9 1 (2.44%) Samba
9 1 (2.44%) Shibboleth
9 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) SCCM
2 7 (17.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.88%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) SCOM
4 2 (4.88%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) VMware
3 10 (24.39%) Cisco
4 9 (21.95%) AppSense
4 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
4 9 (21.95%) Wyse
5 8 (19.51%) Citrix
6 7 (17.07%) Dell
6 7 (17.07%) Symantec
7 5 (12.20%) CA
7 5 (12.20%) HP
8 4 (9.76%) Intel
8 4 (9.76%) IronPort
8 4 (9.76%) RightFax
8 4 (9.76%) Xerox
9 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.88%) IBM
10 2 (4.88%) Juniper
10 2 (4.88%) Polycom
10 2 (4.88%) Sun