Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 43 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 +19
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.93% 2.80% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 14.29% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Somerset median daily rate £400 £255 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.86% - -
South West median daily rate £400 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +18.52% +2.27% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Somerset median hourly rate - £23.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.96% -
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £22.50 £24.13
% change year-on-year +104.44% -6.74% +34.03%

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 57 91 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 13.32% 19.61% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 14
Somerset median daily rate £349 £401 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.08% +16.30% -1.43%
10th Percentile £200 £141 £216
90th Percentile £500 £538 £498
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year - +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 18
Somerset median hourly rate £43.50 £22.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.73% -46.67% +7.84%
10th Percentile £41.25 £13.50 £15.63
90th Percentile £46.65 £24.25 £50.00
South West median hourly rate £42.13 £27.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +56.02% -29.87% +0.65%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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
Street - 2 £475 -
Taunton 0 1 £325 -15.58%
Bridgwater - 1 - -
DNS
South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) ESET
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) PostGIS
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS

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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) ESET
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam
2 1 (25.00%) VMware