Period
to 23 October 2018

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 6 months to 23 October 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 76 58
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18 +34
Contract jobs citing DNS 144 91 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.91% 2.60% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.82% 11.53% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 62 104
Hampshire median daily rate £393 £419 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.27% +26.89% -20.00%
10th Percentile £305 £229 £263
90th Percentile £475 £570 £393
South East median daily rate £398 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% -4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.50 £23.14 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.99% -34.82% -25.78%
10th Percentile £39.48 £12.50 £25.43
90th Percentile £47.18 £43.00 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £42.34 £23.14 £35.50
% change year-on-year +82.98% -34.82% +57.78%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 789 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.77% 22.53% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 474 489
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £266 £214 £262
90th Percentile £566 £521 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 66
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -21.57% -21.54%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.65 £49.46
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £18.00 £24.15
% change year-on-year +27.08% -25.47% +7.33%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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
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 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth 0 29 £325 +192.79% 6
Basingstoke +1 19 £488 +8.33% 2
Havant +2 13 £375 - 2
Fleet -13 11 £400 -5.88%
Winchester -1 10 £380 +1.33% 1
Southampton -17 10 £376 -8.85% 7
Hook +12 9 £418 +19.29%
Farnborough - 8 £475 - 3
Fareham 0 7 £375 +17.19% 1
Andover - 4 £408 -
Aldershot -2 3 £425 -
Eastleigh +4 1 £400 -20.00% 2
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 81 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 79 (54.86%) Windows
3 63 (43.75%) VMware
4 61 (42.36%) Microsoft
5 60 (41.67%) Firewall
6 57 (39.58%) Security Cleared
6 57 (39.58%) Windows Server
7 53 (36.81%) DHCP
8 46 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 46 (31.94%) PowerShell
9 45 (31.25%) SC Cleared
10 37 (25.69%) Linux
10 37 (25.69%) SQL Server
11 36 (25.00%) PKI
12 33 (22.92%) IIS
12 33 (22.92%) Cisco
13 32 (22.22%) Internet
14 28 (19.44%) TCP/IP
15 26 (18.06%) Juniper
16 25 (17.36%) Citrix
16 25 (17.36%) Unix
16 25 (17.36%) SCCM
16 25 (17.36%) Migration
17 24 (16.67%) Apache
17 24 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (16.67%) Puppet
18 23 (15.97%) SharePoint
18 23 (15.97%) SAN
19 22 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 22 (15.28%) DevOps

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 33 (22.92%) IIS
2 24 (16.67%) Apache
3 23 (15.97%) SharePoint
4 19 (13.19%) Tomcat
5 14 (9.72%) Skype for Business
6 12 (8.33%) JBoss
7 7 (4.86%) MS Exchange
8 5 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.78%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (2.08%) GemFire
11 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.69%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.69%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.94%) Office 365
4 8 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.56%) Yammer
5 2 (1.39%) GitHub
5 2 (1.39%) npm
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (41.67%) Firewall
2 53 (36.81%) DHCP
3 32 (22.22%) Internet
4 28 (19.44%) TCP/IP
5 23 (15.97%) SAN
6 21 (14.58%) SMTP
7 16 (11.11%) LAN
7 16 (11.11%) NetScaler
7 16 (11.11%) VLAN
7 16 (11.11%) WAN
8 15 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (10.42%) Skype
8 15 (10.42%) SSL
8 15 (10.42%) VPN
9 12 (8.33%) Kerberos
10 11 (7.64%) BGP
10 11 (7.64%) IMAP
10 11 (7.64%) OSPF
11 10 (6.94%) HTTP
11 10 (6.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.47%) Redis
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.78%) MySQL
4 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.08%) DB2
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
2 17 (11.81%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (10.42%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.25%) InstallShield
6 5 (3.47%) Fiddler
7 3 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.39%) Ant
8 2 (1.39%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.39%) Bower
8 2 (1.39%) Gradle
8 2 (1.39%) Maven
8 2 (1.39%) MSI
8 2 (1.39%) Spinnaker
8 2 (1.39%) Toad
9 1 (0.69%) AppVeyor
9 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.69%) Selenium
9 1 (0.69%) Subversion
9 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Military
3 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.08%) Retail
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (11.11%) Architect
1 16 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (8.33%) Middleware Engineer
2 12 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 11 (7.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (7.64%) Wintel Engineer
4 10 (6.94%) Developer
5 8 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.47%) Administrator
6 5 (3.47%) Analyst
6 5 (3.47%) Consultant
6 5 (3.47%) DBA
6 5 (3.47%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (3.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (3.47%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (2.78%) IT Engineer
7 4 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.19%) LDAP
2 13 (9.03%) Middleware
3 11 (7.64%) .NET
3 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (6.94%) .NET Framework
4 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET
4 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (6.94%) CSS
4 10 (6.94%) Entity Framework
4 10 (6.94%) HTML
4 10 (6.94%) XML
5 9 (6.25%) LINQ
5 9 (6.25%) LINQ to SQL
6 6 (4.17%) RequireJS
7 5 (3.47%) Sensu
8 4 (2.78%) 802.1X
8 4 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (2.78%) Kafka
8 4 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (25.00%) PKI
2 21 (14.58%) Clustering
3 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 12 (8.33%) Replication
5 11 (7.64%) Fat Client
5 11 (7.64%) Management Information System
5 11 (7.64%) Thin Client
6 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.78%) DataPower
8 4 (2.78%) Video on Demand
9 3 (2.08%) User Experience
9 3 (2.08%) W3C
10 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.39%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.39%) NHS
10 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 79 (54.86%) Windows
2 57 (39.58%) Windows Server
3 37 (25.69%) Linux
4 25 (17.36%) Unix
5 24 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (8.33%) CentOS
8 12 (8.33%) Ubuntu
9 8 (5.56%) SUSE
9 8 (5.56%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.47%) AIX
11 5 (3.47%) Check Point GAiA
11 5 (3.47%) Solaris
12 3 (2.08%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.36%) Migration
2 22 (15.28%) DevOps
3 19 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (11.81%) High Availability
4 17 (11.81%) ITIL
5 15 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (10.42%) Stress Testing
6 13 (9.03%) Problem Management
7 12 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.64%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.94%) MVC
9 10 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.25%) Load Balancing
10 9 (6.25%) Server Management
11 8 (5.56%) Application Packaging
11 8 (5.56%) Change Management
11 8 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.94%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.89%) SQL
3 16 (11.11%) Perl
4 11 (7.64%) C#
5 10 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.86%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.86%) Python
7 4 (2.78%) PHP
8 3 (2.08%) C
8 3 (2.08%) Groovy
8 3 (2.08%) Java
9 2 (1.39%) Ruby
10 1 (0.69%) Korn
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 45 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (9.72%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (8.33%) CCNP
6 11 (7.64%) DV Cleared
7 10 (6.94%) CCA
8 7 (4.86%) CCNA
8 7 (4.86%) MCSE
8 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.17%) Degree
10 4 (2.78%) CCSE
11 3 (2.08%) CCENT
11 3 (2.08%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.39%) CCDP
12 2 (1.39%) ISEB
12 2 (1.39%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
1 5 (3.47%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) GDPR
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 46 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.19%) Hyper-V
4 18 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (11.11%) Docker
6 13 (9.03%) vSphere
7 12 (8.33%) DFS Replication
7 12 (8.33%) XenDesktop
8 11 (7.64%) XenApp
9 10 (6.94%) XenServer
10 9 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (5.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 8 (5.56%) iptables
11 8 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (4.17%) Xen
13 4 (2.78%) Dovecot
13 4 (2.78%) KVM
13 4 (2.78%) Postfix
14 2 (1.39%) ProxySG
14 2 (1.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (17.36%) SCCM
2 24 (16.67%) Puppet
3 20 (13.89%) SELinux
4 19 (13.19%) SCOM
5 15 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (9.03%) Ansible
6 13 (9.03%) Failover Clustering
7 12 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
8 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (4.86%) yum
11 6 (4.17%) Kubernetes
11 6 (4.17%) PowerCLI
11 6 (4.17%) vCenter Server
12 5 (3.47%) Grafana
12 5 (3.47%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (3.47%) Prometheus
12 5 (3.47%) WSUS
13 4 (2.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 63 (43.75%) VMware
2 61 (42.36%) Microsoft
3 33 (22.92%) Cisco
4 26 (18.06%) Juniper
5 25 (17.36%) Citrix
6 20 (13.89%) Red Hat
7 15 (10.42%) Oracle
8 14 (9.72%) Dell
9 9 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 9 (6.25%) F5
9 9 (6.25%) HP
10 8 (5.56%) EMC
11 6 (4.17%) Dell Compellent
12 5 (3.47%) McAfee
12 5 (3.47%) NetApp
12 5 (3.47%) NetIQ
12 5 (3.47%) Trend Micro
13 4 (2.78%) IBM
13 4 (2.78%) IronPort
13 4 (2.78%) Symantec