Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 59 86
Rank change year-on-year -18 +27 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 34 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.80% 2.43% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.10% 19.39% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 8
Bristol median daily rate £319 £300 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -50.00% +84.62%
South West median daily rate £325 £319 £285
% change year-on-year +1.96% +11.84% -12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Bristol median hourly rate £18.63 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.18% +54.55% +66.67%
10th Percentile £17.44 £22.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £19.81 £46.75 £28.75
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -19.64% +41.77% -12.96%

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 281 196 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.84% 12.54% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 129 136
Bristol median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% -5.26%
10th Percentile £191 £167 £218
90th Percentile £548 £504 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 14
Bristol median hourly rate £18.63 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.98% -10.91% +96.43%
10th Percentile £11.90 £16.55 £17.25
90th Percentile £45.45 £46.00 £88.50
South West median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -29.33% -3.85% +63.35%

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 17 January 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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 29 (85.29%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) DHCP
3 19 (55.88%) Office 365
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
5 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
5 15 (44.12%) Firewall
6 13 (38.24%) .NET
7 11 (32.35%) Cisco
8 10 (29.41%) ITIL
9 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
10 8 (23.53%) Skype
10 8 (23.53%) Skype for Business
10 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 8 (23.53%) Linux
10 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (20.59%) VMware
12 6 (17.65%) Change Management
12 6 (17.65%) Unix
12 6 (17.65%) HP
12 6 (17.65%) ISA Server
12 6 (17.65%) ITIL V3
12 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
13 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (14.71%) IBM
13 5 (14.71%) IIS

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 (23.53%) Skype for Business
2 5 (14.71%) Apache
2 5 (14.71%) IIS
2 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.76%) EPiServer
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.82%) JBoss
4 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (55.88%) Office 365
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) DHCP
2 15 (44.12%) Firewall
3 8 (23.53%) Skype
3 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (11.76%) NAS
4 4 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (11.76%) SAN
5 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (8.82%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.82%) VPN
5 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) Extranet
6 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (5.88%) Intranet
6 2 (5.88%) IPsec
6 2 (5.88%) SSL
7 1 (2.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Messaging Support
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (2.94%) Office 365 Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) J2EE
3 3 (8.82%) Middleware
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Clustering
1 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.76%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (85.29%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
4 8 (23.53%) Linux
5 6 (17.65%) Unix
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (11.76%) Solaris
7 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Change Management
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL V3
3 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security
4 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Management
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) CCIE
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) ISA Server
3 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.88%) XenApp
6 1 (2.94%) Docker
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCOM
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 2 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.88%) Puppet
3 2 (5.88%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.94%) OfficeScan
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Cisco
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) HP
5 5 (14.71%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) Citrix
6 4 (11.76%) F5
7 3 (8.82%) BEA
7 3 (8.82%) Dell
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.88%) Juniper
8 2 (5.88%) McAfee
8 2 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.88%) Veritas
9 1 (2.94%) Oracle
9 1 (2.94%) Siebel
9 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds