Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 20 September 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 +31
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.81% 3.26% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.43% 19.23% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 1
Somerset median daily rate £225 £213 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -31.45% -
10th Percentile £206 £146 £305
90th Percentile £315 £318 £315
South West median daily rate £285 £338 £335
% change year-on-year -15.56% +0.75% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Somerset median hourly rate - £47.50 -
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.42% +18.75% +100.00%

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 Somerset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 67 78 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.51% 16.96% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 33
Somerset median daily rate £280 £363 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.76% +15.08% -4.18%
10th Percentile £184 £138 £250
90th Percentile £507 £509 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 17
Somerset median hourly rate £41.00 £47.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.68% +43.94% +63.49%
10th Percentile £18.93 £43.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £51.95 £52.00 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.59% +12.86% +7.69%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Somerset

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Somerset

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Somerset over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Somerset

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Somerset

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Bath -4 6 £225 +12.50% 1
Street - 1 £415 -
DNS
South West

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Somerset region with a requirement for DNS.

1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) DHCP
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Sophos
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (22.22%) G Suite
6 2 (22.22%) Google
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 2 (22.22%) WSUS
6 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) G Suite
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) eduroam
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Support
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Hardening
3 1 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
1 2 (22.22%) SCSM
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Sophos
4 2 (22.22%) Google
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Snow
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds