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 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 41 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.46% 2.23% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.59% 14.49% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Median daily rate £250 £180 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.88% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £8.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.50%  
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 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 61 69 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 18.15% 15.37% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 25
Median daily rate £269 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.29% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.07% -8.00%  
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 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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Gloucestershire

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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

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +1 7 £113 -37.50%
Cirencester - 2 £250 -
DNS
South West

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) DHCP
3 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (57.89%) Citrix
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
6 10 (52.63%) VMware
6 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
7 9 (47.37%) Wireless
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
9 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
10 6 (31.58%) Network Management
10 6 (31.58%) DBS Check
10 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
10 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
10 6 (31.58%) Firewall
10 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (31.58%) SLA
10 6 (31.58%) Apple
11 5 (26.32%) WAN
11 5 (26.32%) Mac OS X
11 5 (26.32%) VPN
11 5 (26.32%) SQL
11 5 (26.32%) LAN
11 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
11 5 (26.32%) Time Management
11 5 (26.32%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (26.32%) Windows 8

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 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) DHCP
2 9 (47.37%) Wireless
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
4 5 (26.32%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
4 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) SAN
6 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.26%) DSL
6 1 (5.26%) Frame Relay
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
6 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
6 1 (5.26%) SONET
6 1 (5.26%) SSL
6 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) tcpdump
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (5.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (26.32%) Mac OS X
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
8 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
9 2 (10.53%) Solaris
9 2 (10.53%) Unix
10 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Network Management
1 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
1 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
2 5 (26.32%) Time Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) Demand Management
3 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) DBS Check
3 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.26%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.79%) Netcool
1 3 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Unicenter
2 2 (10.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Citrix
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Apple
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) Meridio
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Veritas
7 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.26%) F5
7 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Remedy