Period
to 22 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 22 March 2019 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 62 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +26
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.16% 0.78% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 4.80% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -29.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £345 £172 £383
90th Percentile £445 £338 £448
South Wales median daily rate £425 £363 £413
% change year-on-year +17.24% -12.12% +19.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £11.50 -
% change year-on-year +41.30% - -

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 Cardiff with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 91 125 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 10.59% 16.30% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 72
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.79% -8.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £225 £155 £163
90th Percentile £536 £475 £450
South Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.50 £19.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £16.50 £19.80 £55.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -64.00% +307.41%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Cardiff

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Cardiff

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Cardiff

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for DNS.

1 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) HTTP
3 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (40.00%) SNMP
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SMTP
3 4 (40.00%) IPv4
3 4 (40.00%) IPv6
3 4 (40.00%) Internet
3 4 (40.00%) OSPF
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
3 4 (40.00%) RTP
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (40.00%) VLAN
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (40.00%) xDSL
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Ansible
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (10.00%) GitHub
4 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
3 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Internet
3 4 (40.00%) IPv4
3 4 (40.00%) IPv6
3 4 (40.00%) OSPF
3 4 (40.00%) RTP
3 4 (40.00%) SMTP
3 4 (40.00%) SNMP
3 4 (40.00%) VLAN
3 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (40.00%) xDSL
4 2 (20.00%) tcpdump
5 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) OAuth
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Presales
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Server Hardening
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) iptables
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Terraform
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) F5
1 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) NETGEAR