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 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 23 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +21  
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.15% 4.29% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 27.78% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
Median daily rate £450 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.25
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 Oxford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 36 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 16.49% 15.45% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 32
Median daily rate £450 £225 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -42.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £130 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £320 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.85 £24.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.38% +75.00%  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 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 Oxford region with a requirement for DNS.

1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) DHCP
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) SCCM
4 6 (40.00%) SCOM
4 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 5 (33.33%) Network Security
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (33.33%) BGP
5 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) XenApp
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) vSphere
6 4 (26.67%) Application Virtualisation

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 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DHCP
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) BGP
3 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) Skype
5 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) BYOD
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Unix
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (26.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Design
3 3 (20.00%) Web Filtering
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (6.67%) Statistics
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCNP
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (26.67%) vSphere
3 4 (26.67%) XenApp
4 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
1 6 (40.00%) SCOM
2 3 (20.00%) AppDNA
2 3 (20.00%) EdgeSight
3 1 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Juniper
2 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) Sophos
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds