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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
South West / Somerset
Rank 34 34 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13  
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.96% 1.52% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 21.05% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £388 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.30% +44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year +28.45% -14.43%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 41 19 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 19.71% 7.22% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 15
Median daily rate £225 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +22.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £316 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +203.03% -56.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Street - 1 £375 -
DNS
South West

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 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 Somerset region with a requirement for DNS.

1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SCOrch
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) DCCP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

DNS
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) DCCP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOrch
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) SAP