The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 30 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 East / Hampshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 37 79
Rank change year-on-year -32 +42  
Contract jobs citing DNS 44 111 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.32% 4.99% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.94% 19.01% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 83 24
Median daily rate £403 £338 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.25% -22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £277 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £540 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +193.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 492 584 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 25.99% 26.24% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 377 209
Median daily rate £405 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 26 35
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.83 £45.00
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 Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Hampshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Hampshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Hampshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Hampshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Hampshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in Hampshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Portsmouth -4 7 £388 +33.62%
Basingstoke +4 3 - - 2
Hook 0 3 £405 +24.61%
Southampton -5 3 £254 -22.81% 4
Havant -8 3 - - 3
Fareham -11 3 £450 -28.00%
Andover - 3 £469 -
Fleet +9 1 £395 +16.17%
Farnborough 0 1 - - 4
Eastleigh - 1 £275 -
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 53 (50.48%) Active Directory
2 42 (40.00%) DHCP
3 39 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 37 (35.24%) TCP/IP
4 37 (35.24%) Windows
5 32 (30.48%) Firewall
6 30 (28.57%) ITIL
7 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 27 (25.71%) LDAP
9 25 (23.81%) VMware
10 23 (21.90%) Cisco
10 23 (21.90%) Linux
11 21 (20.00%) Citrix
11 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (16.19%) CheckPoint
14 17 (16.19%) HP
15 16 (15.24%) PKI
15 16 (15.24%) Change Management
15 16 (15.24%) Management Information System
15 16 (15.24%) Kalman Filter
16 15 (14.29%) Information Security
16 15 (14.29%) SSL
17 14 (13.33%) WAN
17 14 (13.33%) SQL
18 13 (12.38%) IIS
18 13 (12.38%) Kerberos
18 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (12.38%) Red Hat

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 13 (12.38%) IIS
2 12 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 11 (10.48%) Skype for Business
4 9 (8.57%) Apache
5 6 (5.71%) JBoss
5 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.81%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.86%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.90%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Office
2 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) SaaS
2 5 (4.76%) Office 365
3 2 (1.90%) IaaS
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.00%) DHCP
2 37 (35.24%) TCP/IP
3 32 (30.48%) Firewall
4 27 (25.71%) LDAP
5 15 (14.29%) SSL
6 14 (13.33%) WAN
7 13 (12.38%) Kerberos
8 12 (11.43%) Network Security
9 11 (10.48%) Internet
9 11 (10.48%) LAN
9 11 (10.48%) X.500
10 10 (9.52%) SMTP
11 9 (8.57%) NetScaler
12 8 (7.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (7.62%) MPLS
12 8 (7.62%) Wireless
13 7 (6.67%) Skype
13 7 (6.67%) VPN
14 6 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.95%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.90%) Hudson
1 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.90%) MSI
1 2 (1.90%) NUnit
1 2 (1.90%) Selenium
1 2 (1.90%) SpecFlow
1 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.90%) WiX
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) French Language
2 3 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.38%) Active Directory Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) Architect
4 7 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.76%) Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Designer
6 5 (4.76%) Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) SAML
2 9 (8.57%) OAuth
3 8 (7.62%) Regular Expression
4 3 (2.86%) COM+
4 3 (2.86%) Middleware
5 2 (1.90%) .NET
5 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.90%) Ajax
5 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.90%) Breeze.js
5 2 (1.90%) Durandal
5 2 (1.90%) Express
5 2 (1.90%) jQuery
5 2 (1.90%) Kendo UI
5 2 (1.90%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.90%) SignalR
5 2 (1.90%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (1.90%) WCF
5 2 (1.90%) Web Services
5 2 (1.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Management Information System
1 16 (15.24%) PKI
2 13 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.38%) Replication
3 9 (8.57%) Driving Licence
4 7 (6.67%) Clustering
4 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.90%) Wiki
8 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.95%) DataPower
8 1 (0.95%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.95%) IPTV
8 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (35.24%) Windows
2 23 (21.90%) Linux
3 19 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (11.43%) Windows Server
5 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (10.48%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.62%) Unix
8 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.86%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.86%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.57%) ITIL
2 16 (15.24%) Change Management
2 16 (15.24%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (14.29%) Information Security
4 11 (10.48%) Problem Management
5 10 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 10 (9.52%) Server Hardening
6 9 (8.57%) Capacity Management
6 9 (8.57%) Data Encryption
6 9 (8.57%) Project Management
7 8 (7.62%) Computer Security
7 8 (7.62%) Cryptography
7 8 (7.62%) Email Filtering
7 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
7 8 (7.62%) Information Assurance
7 8 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (7.62%) Security Patching
7 8 (7.62%) SIEM
7 8 (7.62%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.33%) SQL
2 10 (9.52%) Perl
3 7 (6.67%) Python
4 6 (5.71%) C#
4 6 (5.71%) C++
5 4 (3.81%) Java
5 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.86%) C
6 3 (2.86%) PHP
6 3 (2.86%) VBScript
7 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.48%) MCP
5 10 (9.52%) MCTS
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.67%) CISSP
7 7 (6.67%) Degree
7 7 (6.67%) GCIH
7 7 (6.67%) GIAC
8 5 (4.76%) CCNA
8 5 (4.76%) CCNP
9 4 (3.81%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.90%) MCSE
10 2 (1.90%) SANS
11 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.95%) CCDP
11 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.95%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) PCI DSS
2 8 (7.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (6.67%) QA
4 4 (3.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (50.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.57%) XenApp
4 8 (7.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.76%) Firmware
5 5 (4.76%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.81%) vSphere
7 2 (1.90%) vCloud
8 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.95%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) Puppet
2 6 (5.71%) SCCM
2 6 (5.71%) SCOM
2 6 (5.71%) WSUS
3 5 (4.76%) EdgeSight
3 5 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (3.81%) SafeCom
5 3 (2.86%) SELinux
5 3 (2.86%) WMI
6 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.95%) Ansible
7 1 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.95%) Salt
7 1 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 39 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.81%) VMware
3 23 (21.90%) Cisco
4 21 (20.00%) Citrix
5 17 (16.19%) CheckPoint
5 17 (16.19%) HP
6 13 (12.38%) Red Hat
7 12 (11.43%) Dell
8 10 (9.52%) Juniper
9 8 (7.62%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (5.71%) F5
10 6 (5.71%) Sonus
11 4 (3.81%) IBM
11 4 (3.81%) Remedy
11 4 (3.81%) Sophos
12 3 (2.86%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.86%) IronPort
12 3 (2.86%) Oracle
12 3 (2.86%) Symantec
13 2 (1.90%) DevExpress