The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 24 June 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 35 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13  
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.62% 3.76% 6.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 22.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 22
Median daily rate £269 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.21% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £161 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £433 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £330
% change year-on-year +6.87% -0.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £29.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -32.74% +31.39%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 43 81 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 13.35% 16.91% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 39
Median daily rate £324 £330 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% -19.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £29.13 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.18% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £29.75 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £45.00 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Gloucestershire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Gloucestershire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) DHCP
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (58.82%) Citrix
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
7 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (35.29%) Wireless
9 5 (29.41%) Firewall
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
9 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
9 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
9 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
10 4 (23.53%) Network Management
10 4 (23.53%) DBS Check
10 4 (23.53%) VPN
10 4 (23.53%) SLA
10 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
10 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
10 4 (23.53%) LAN
10 4 (23.53%) WAN
10 4 (23.53%) Apple
11 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
11 3 (17.65%) Finance
11 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) IIS
3 2 (11.76%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) DHCP
2 6 (35.29%) Wireless
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MS Access
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) Mac OS X
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (11.76%) Solaris
8 2 (11.76%) Unix
9 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
2 4 (23.53%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 3 (17.65%) Demand Management
3 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) DBS Check
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.88%) UAG
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
1 3 (17.65%) Netcool
1 3 (17.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Unicenter
2 2 (11.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Citrix
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Apple
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 2 (11.76%) Meridio
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) Veritas
7 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.88%) McAfee
7 1 (5.88%) Remedy