The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 55 37 53
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.27% 3.02% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 22.39% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 4
Median daily rate £450 £250 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -21.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.31% -13.68%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 86 67 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 15.55% 13.48% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 66
Median daily rate £450 £239 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.48% -36.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £345 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £23.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.87 £26.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Oxfordshire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Oxfordshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Oxfordshire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Oxford -11 6 £450 +84.61% 5
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) DHCP
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 12 (42.86%) SCCM
5 11 (39.29%) SCOM
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (32.14%) Migration
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
7 8 (28.57%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) BGP
7 8 (28.57%) WAN
8 7 (25.00%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (21.43%) XenApp
9 6 (21.43%) vSphere
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (21.43%) VPN
9 6 (21.43%) Dell
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 5 (17.86%) Juniper
10 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
10 5 (17.86%) SMTP
10 5 (17.86%) Web Services
10 5 (17.86%) SQL
10 5 (17.86%) Linux
10 5 (17.86%) LAN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (17.86%) Skype for Business
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) DHCP
2 8 (28.57%) BGP
2 8 (28.57%) WAN
3 6 (21.43%) VPN
4 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (17.86%) LAN
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security
4 5 (17.86%) Skype
4 5 (17.86%) SMTP
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 4 (14.29%) Firewall
5 4 (14.29%) Internet
6 3 (10.71%) DMARC
7 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
8 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Back Office
2 3 (10.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Security Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) BYOD
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Migration
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 4 (14.29%) Service Design
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (10.71%) Web Filtering
6 2 (7.14%) Time Management
6 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Change Management
7 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.57%) Personalization
7 1 (3.57%) Security Operations
7 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CCNP
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) RHCE
3 1 (3.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (21.43%) vSphere
3 6 (21.43%) XenApp
4 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) SCCM
2 11 (39.29%) SCOM
3 4 (14.29%) AppDNA
3 4 (14.29%) EdgeSight
4 3 (10.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.57%) Nagios
5 1 (3.57%) Puppet
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
3 6 (21.43%) Dell
4 5 (17.86%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
5 4 (14.29%) Veritas
6 3 (10.71%) Clearswift
6 3 (10.71%) NetApp
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.14%) Sophos
8 1 (3.57%) AppSense
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco
8 1 (3.57%) IBM
8 1 (3.57%) Meraki
8 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec
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