Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 24 November 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)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 40 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23 -15
Contract jobs citing DNS 48 42 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 6.56% 5.89% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.34% 40.00% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 7
Oxford median daily rate £375 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +21.74% -11.54%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £155
90th Percentile £475 £438 £484
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £288
% change year-on-year -6.25% +39.13% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Oxford median hourly rate - £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -31.43%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +58.62% -35.56% +28.57%

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 Oxford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 122 105 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 16.67% 14.73% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 79 74
Oxford median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £139
90th Percentile £525 £570 £463
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Oxford median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £20.00 £36.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +29.41%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Oxford

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Oxford

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Oxford over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Oxford

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Oxford region with a requirement for DNS.

1 40 (83.33%) Windows
2 36 (75.00%) DHCP
3 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 29 (60.42%) Microsoft
5 27 (56.25%) SCOM
6 26 (54.17%) SCCM
7 24 (50.00%) LDAP
8 23 (47.92%) Kerberos
9 22 (45.83%) Office 365
10 21 (43.75%) PowerShell
11 18 (37.50%) Hyper-V
11 18 (37.50%) VMware
11 18 (37.50%) Change Management
11 18 (37.50%) Windows 10
12 17 (35.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (33.33%) Problem Management
14 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (31.25%) ITIL
14 15 (31.25%) Windows Server
15 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (27.08%) Task Automation
17 12 (25.00%) Service Design
17 12 (25.00%) SLA
18 10 (20.83%) NetApp
18 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
18 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (20.83%) Incident Management
18 10 (20.83%) NetBackup

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 5 (10.42%) Apache
1 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 22 (45.83%) Office 365
2 17 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (10.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (10.42%) PaaS
5 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (75.00%) DHCP
2 24 (50.00%) LDAP
3 23 (47.92%) Kerberos
4 6 (12.50%) Network Security
5 5 (10.42%) Firewall
5 5 (10.42%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) VPN
6 4 (8.33%) BGP
6 4 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (6.25%) LAN
7 3 (6.25%) WAN
8 2 (4.17%) SAN
9 1 (2.08%) FTP
9 1 (2.08%) MPLS
9 1 (2.08%) PBX
9 1 (2.08%) SMS
9 1 (2.08%) SSH
9 1 (2.08%) Symposium
9 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) GitLab
General
1 6 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Windows Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) SCCM Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Security Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) PowerShell Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Applications Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 6 (12.50%) LAMP
3 5 (10.42%) Middleware
4 2 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) Replication
3 4 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Fintech
5 1 (2.08%) Life Science
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (83.33%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 15 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (18.75%) Linux
5 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.25%) Unix
7 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.08%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Change Management
2 16 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 15 (31.25%) ITIL
4 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (27.08%) Task Automation
6 12 (25.00%) Service Design
7 10 (20.83%) Incident Management
8 7 (14.58%) Application Packaging
8 7 (14.58%) DevOps
8 7 (14.58%) Project Management
9 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.50%) Migration
10 5 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (10.42%) Open Source
10 5 (10.42%) Proactive Management
10 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
10 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (8.33%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) SLA
2 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.08%) GCP
4 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 17 (35.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (14.58%) Docker
5 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.08%) NFS
6 1 (2.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (56.25%) SCOM
2 26 (54.17%) SCCM
3 10 (20.83%) NetBackup
4 6 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (10.42%) Ansible
5 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
6 3 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (6.25%) Nagios
7 2 (4.17%) Puppet
8 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) Microsoft
2 18 (37.50%) VMware
3 10 (20.83%) NetApp
4 6 (12.50%) McAfee
5 4 (8.33%) Google
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.17%) Juniper
7 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.08%) Apple
8 1 (2.08%) Avaya
8 1 (2.08%) Lotus
8 1 (2.08%) New Relic