Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 100 54
Rank change year-on-year +30 -46 +43
Contract jobs citing DNS 119 68 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.13% 1.83% 4.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.87% 7.68% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 120
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £469 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +39.93% -21.18%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £285
90th Percentile £465 £554 £501
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £342
% change year-on-year - +9.65% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 16
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.92 £42.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -11.14% +158.54%
10th Percentile £36.02 £20.50 £33.38
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.45 £47.92
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £27.38 £35.50
% change year-on-year +54.93% -22.87% +36.54%

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 750 885 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.75% 23.76% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 541 645
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.23% +7.60% -1.96%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £285
90th Percentile £556 £513 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 73
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% -46.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.58 £16.25
90th Percentile £46.30 £43.75 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.87% -30.00% -11.11%

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 19 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 6 months to 19 July 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
Basingstoke +23 25 £425 - 2
Portsmouth +5 18 £350 +16.67% 3
Winchester - 11 £353 - 1
Havant +4 10 £375 -
Southampton -11 8 £363 -27.50% 4
Farnborough - 5 £220 - 2
Aldershot - 4 £408 - 1
Hook +13 3 £420 - 6
Fareham +1 3 £238 -50.00% 1
Eastleigh -4 1 £400 -20.00% 1
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 87 (73.11%) Windows
2 78 (65.55%) Active Directory
3 67 (56.30%) VMware
4 63 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 59 (49.58%) DHCP
6 54 (45.38%) Microsoft
7 52 (43.70%) Security Cleared
8 51 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (34.45%) Firewall
10 40 (33.61%) Cisco
11 38 (31.93%) Citrix
12 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (25.21%) SCCM
14 29 (24.37%) PKI
15 28 (23.53%) SC Cleared
16 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
17 24 (20.17%) Internet
17 24 (20.17%) IIS
18 23 (19.33%) Linux
18 23 (19.33%) PowerShell
18 23 (19.33%) SCOM
19 22 (18.49%) NetScaler
19 22 (18.49%) DV Cleared
20 21 (17.65%) VLAN
20 21 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
21 19 (15.97%) Juniper
21 19 (15.97%) WAN
21 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
21 19 (15.97%) LAN
21 19 (15.97%) Migration

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 24 (20.17%) IIS
2 19 (15.97%) SharePoint
3 14 (11.76%) Skype for Business
4 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
5 11 (9.24%) Apache
6 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.20%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.52%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.68%) GemFire
8 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (10.92%) Office 365
2 9 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (6.72%) Yammer
4 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.84%) GitHub
5 1 (0.84%) IaaS
5 1 (0.84%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 59 (49.58%) DHCP
2 41 (34.45%) Firewall
3 24 (20.17%) Internet
4 22 (18.49%) NetScaler
5 21 (17.65%) VLAN
6 19 (15.97%) LAN
6 19 (15.97%) WAN
7 18 (15.13%) BGP
7 18 (15.13%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (15.13%) OSPF
7 18 (15.13%) TCP/IP
8 17 (14.29%) SMTP
8 17 (14.29%) VPN
9 16 (13.45%) SAN
10 14 (11.76%) Skype
11 11 (9.24%) HTTP
11 11 (9.24%) SSL
12 10 (8.40%) MPLS
12 10 (8.40%) Wireless
13 9 (7.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.36%) MySQL
4 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.52%) Redis
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.68%) DB2
6 2 (1.68%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (6.72%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.20%) InstallShield
2 5 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.84%) Ant
5 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.84%) Bower
5 1 (0.84%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.84%) Gradle
5 1 (0.84%) Maven
5 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.84%) Selenium
5 1 (0.84%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.84%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.84%) Subversion
5 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.04%) Military
2 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.52%) Finance
4 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (17.65%) Architect
2 15 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.92%) Network Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Network Architect
5 9 (7.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Developer
7 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Consultant
8 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.20%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Security Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.52%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.52%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) XML
2 6 (5.04%) .NET
2 6 (5.04%) .NET Framework
2 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (5.04%) CSS
2 6 (5.04%) Entity Framework
2 6 (5.04%) HTML
2 6 (5.04%) LDAP
3 5 (4.20%) LINQ
3 5 (4.20%) LINQ to SQL
3 5 (4.20%) RequireJS
4 4 (3.36%) Sensu
5 3 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.52%) Kafka
5 3 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.52%) REST
6 2 (1.68%) jQuery
6 2 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.37%) PKI
2 25 (21.01%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.24%) Clustering
4 10 (8.40%) Fat Client
4 10 (8.40%) Thin Client
5 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
6 6 (5.04%) DataPower
7 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.52%) User Experience
8 3 (2.52%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.68%) W3C
10 1 (0.84%) IVR
10 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.84%) Replication
10 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (73.11%) Windows
2 63 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 31 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (19.33%) Linux
5 19 (15.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (13.45%) Unix
7 11 (9.24%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.72%) CentOS
8 8 (6.72%) Solaris
8 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (5.04%) Check Point GAiA
10 5 (4.20%) AIX
10 5 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.36%) SUSE
11 4 (3.36%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.84%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.97%) Migration
2 17 (14.29%) ITIL
3 14 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 12 (10.08%) Configuration Management
5 10 (8.40%) Network Management
6 9 (7.56%) DevOps
6 9 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.56%) High Availability
7 8 (6.72%) Application Packaging
7 8 (6.72%) Data Loss Prevention
7 8 (6.72%) SIEM
8 7 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.88%) Time Management
9 6 (5.04%) MVC
9 6 (5.04%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (4.20%) Validation
11 4 (3.36%) Functional Testing
11 4 (3.36%) Open Source
11 4 (3.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.33%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.08%) SQL
3 7 (5.88%) C#
4 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.36%) Java
5 4 (3.36%) Perl
5 4 (3.36%) Python
6 3 (2.52%) PHP
7 2 (1.68%) C
7 2 (1.68%) Groovy
8 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.84%) Ruby
8 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (43.70%) Security Cleared
2 28 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 22 (18.49%) DV Cleared
4 21 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (10.92%) CCNP
7 10 (8.40%) CCA
8 9 (7.56%) CCDP
8 9 (7.56%) CCNA
8 9 (7.56%) JNCIS
9 8 (6.72%) Degree
10 6 (5.04%) CCSE
11 4 (3.36%) ISEB
11 4 (3.36%) ISTQB
11 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.84%) CCIE
12 1 (0.84%) MCP
12 1 (0.84%) MCSA
12 1 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) GDPR
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (65.55%) Active Directory
2 51 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.97%) Hyper-V
3 19 (15.97%) XenApp
4 17 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (10.92%) XenDesktop
6 12 (10.08%) XenServer
7 11 (9.24%) DFS Replication
8 10 (8.40%) vSphere
9 9 (7.56%) Docker
9 9 (7.56%) VMware NSX
10 8 (6.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (4.20%) Xen
12 4 (3.36%) iptables
13 3 (2.52%) KVM
14 1 (0.84%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.84%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (25.21%) SCCM
2 23 (19.33%) SCOM
3 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (7.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 9 (7.56%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (6.72%) Ansible
6 7 (5.88%) Puppet
7 6 (5.04%) WSUS
8 5 (4.20%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (4.20%) Nessus
9 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
9 4 (3.36%) SELinux
9 4 (3.36%) yum
10 3 (2.52%) AirWatch
10 3 (2.52%) Consul
10 3 (2.52%) Grafana
10 3 (2.52%) Kibana
10 3 (2.52%) logstash
10 3 (2.52%) Prometheus
10 3 (2.52%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 67 (56.30%) VMware
2 54 (45.38%) Microsoft
3 40 (33.61%) Cisco
4 38 (31.93%) Citrix
5 19 (15.97%) Juniper
6 14 (11.76%) Oracle
7 12 (10.08%) CheckPoint
7 12 (10.08%) Dell
8 9 (7.56%) Brocade
9 6 (5.04%) IBM
9 6 (5.04%) IronPort
9 6 (5.04%) McAfee
9 6 (5.04%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.04%) Veeam
10 5 (4.20%) Lumension
10 5 (4.20%) NetApp
10 5 (4.20%) Qualys
10 5 (4.20%) Symantec
11 4 (3.36%) Fujitsu
11 4 (3.36%) Infoblox