Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 65 70
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 31 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.80% 2.48% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.72% 13.95% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 24
Bristol median daily rate £305 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.63% +3.85% +1.56%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £215
90th Percentile £483 £680 £434
South West median daily rate £300 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -14.29% +6.06% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Bristol median hourly rate £20.00 - £27.50
10th Percentile £15.63 - £20.30
90th Percentile £46.13 - £31.38
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £47.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -55.79% +118.39% +8.75%

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 226 294 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.11% 17.75% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 204 208
Bristol median daily rate £360 £352 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.20% -1.47% -4.67%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £488 £538 £506
South West median daily rate £375 £356 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.72% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 11
Bristol median hourly rate £43.50 £34.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.94% +172.00% -51.69%
10th Percentile £16.55 £12.36 £8.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £40.15 £32.50
South West median hourly rate £37.77 £42.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -10.07% +21.74% +70.92%

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 23 June 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 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server
3 16 (51.61%) DHCP
4 14 (45.16%) Firewall
5 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (32.26%) Office 365
7 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
8 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
10 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (16.13%) F5
11 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
11 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (12.90%) Wireless
12 4 (12.90%) VMware
12 4 (12.90%) VLAN
12 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
12 4 (12.90%) SCCM
12 4 (12.90%) SQL
12 4 (12.90%) ITIL
12 4 (12.90%) VPN
12 4 (12.90%) Ethernet

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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Office 365
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) DHCP
2 14 (45.16%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
4 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (12.90%) VLAN
4 4 (12.90%) VPN
4 4 (12.90%) Wireless
5 3 (9.68%) LAN
5 3 (9.68%) NAS
5 3 (9.68%) OSPF
5 3 (9.68%) SAN
5 3 (9.68%) Skype
6 2 (6.45%) BGP
6 2 (6.45%) BGP-4
6 2 (6.45%) HTTP
6 2 (6.45%) SNMP
6 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JMeter
1 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
1 2 (6.45%) WebPagetest
2 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) IT Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) IT Support
4 4 (12.90%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix Support
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IP Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Ajax
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
1 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (9.68%) iPad
1 3 (9.68%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) iPhone
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server
3 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
4 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Unix
7 2 (6.45%) Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
1 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps
3 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.45%) SDLC
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCNA
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.23%) Firmware
5 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) Nagios
3 2 (6.45%) Opsview
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) F5
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Juniper
3 4 (12.90%) NetApp
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) AppDynamics
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Veeam
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) Aruba
6 1 (3.23%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Veritas