Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 50 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 +23 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 74 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.98% 4.62% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.42% 35.98% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 24
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £169 £250 £164
90th Percentile £440 £475 £446
South East median daily rate £373 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +9.56% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.62% -35.56% +28.57%
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £35.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -34.82% +69.05% +23.53%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 215 164 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.37% 12.84% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 116 149
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £250 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £454
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +30.88%
10th Percentile £14.12 £14.45 £13.18
90th Percentile £71.63 £39.05 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Oxfordshire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Oxford +3 47 £381 +8.93% 4
Kidlington +2 7 £381 -17.57%
Abingdon 0 7 £158 -65.00% 1
Witney 0 3 £140 -
Banbury - 1 £473 -
DNS
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 61 (82.43%) Windows
2 51 (68.92%) DHCP
3 47 (63.51%) Active Directory
4 42 (56.76%) Microsoft
5 36 (48.65%) SCCM
5 36 (48.65%) SCOM
6 32 (43.24%) LDAP
7 31 (41.89%) Kerberos
7 31 (41.89%) Office 365
8 28 (37.84%) PowerShell
9 27 (36.49%) Windows Server
10 26 (35.14%) VMware
11 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (32.43%) Windows 10
12 24 (32.43%) Hyper-V
13 23 (31.08%) Change Management
14 21 (28.38%) Problem Management
14 21 (28.38%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (28.38%) Microsoft App-V
15 20 (27.03%) ITIL
16 19 (25.68%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (21.62%) Task Automation
18 15 (20.27%) Service Design
18 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
19 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
20 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
20 12 (16.22%) SLA
20 12 (16.22%) Cisco

DNS
Co-occurring 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 9 (12.16%) IIS
2 6 (8.11%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 31 (41.89%) Office 365
2 21 (28.38%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (6.76%) PaaS
6 3 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.92%) DHCP
2 32 (43.24%) LDAP
3 31 (41.89%) Kerberos
4 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
5 11 (14.86%) Firewall
5 11 (14.86%) VPN
6 9 (12.16%) WAN
7 8 (10.81%) Network Security
7 8 (10.81%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (9.46%) LAN
9 5 (6.76%) BGP
9 5 (6.76%) PBX
10 4 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (5.41%) SAN
10 4 (5.41%) VLAN
11 3 (4.05%) FTP
11 3 (4.05%) MPLS
11 3 (4.05%) Symposium
12 2 (2.70%) ADSL
12 2 (2.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.11%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) GitLab
3 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.51%) Publishing
2 3 (4.05%) Billing
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (16.22%) SCCM Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Security Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) PowerShell Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.76%) Server Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) LAMP
2 6 (8.11%) Middleware
3 2 (2.70%) Node.js
4 1 (1.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.16%) Clustering
2 9 (12.16%) Replication
3 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.70%) NHS
6 2 (2.70%) User Experience
6 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.35%) Fintech
7 1 (1.35%) Life Science
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (82.43%) Windows
2 27 (36.49%) Windows Server
3 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (32.43%) Windows 10
5 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.51%) Linux
6 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.05%) Unix
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) CentOS
9 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.08%) Change Management
2 21 (28.38%) Problem Management
3 20 (27.03%) ITIL
4 19 (25.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (21.62%) Task Automation
6 15 (20.27%) Service Design
7 11 (14.86%) Application Packaging
7 11 (14.86%) Incident Management
8 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
9 8 (10.81%) DevOps
9 8 (10.81%) Migration
9 8 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (9.46%) Project Management
11 6 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (8.11%) Open Source
11 6 (8.11%) Patch Management
11 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
12 5 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (6.76%) Proactive Management
12 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.05%) CCNA
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.70%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.35%) GCP
4 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (63.51%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.43%) Hyper-V
3 21 (28.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (14.86%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (10.81%) Docker
7 2 (2.70%) vSphere
8 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.35%) NFS
8 1 (1.35%) Samba
8 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.35%) XenApp
8 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (48.65%) SCCM
1 36 (48.65%) SCOM
2 12 (16.22%) NetBackup
3 10 (13.51%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (8.11%) Ansible
4 6 (8.11%) Kubernetes
5 3 (4.05%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (4.05%) Nagios
6 2 (2.70%) Puppet
7 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.35%) Nessus
7 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.35%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 26 (35.14%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) Cisco
3 12 (16.22%) NetApp
4 11 (14.86%) McAfee
5 6 (8.11%) Google
5 6 (8.11%) Juniper
6 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.05%) Avaya
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix
8 3 (4.05%) Huawei
8 3 (4.05%) Sophos
9 2 (2.70%) HP
9 2 (2.70%) Oracle
9 2 (2.70%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.35%) F5
10 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.35%) New Relic
10 1 (1.35%) Qualys