The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 June 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 37 51
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing DNS 6 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.12% 3.55% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% 18.68% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 6
Median daily rate £218 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.85% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £460 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +6.06% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -35.39% +25.55%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 76 91 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 14.18% 19.00% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 34
Median daily rate £299 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.38% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £305 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Median hourly rate £18.77 £22.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.51% +62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in South Wales

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in South Wales over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in South Wales

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in South Wales

DNS
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Cardiff -4 5 £215 -38.57% 1
Bridgend +3 1 £450 +12.50%
DNS
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for DNS.

1 11 (84.62%) Linux
1 11 (84.62%) DevOps
2 10 (76.92%) Puppet
3 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
4 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (53.85%) Ansible
5 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
6 6 (46.15%) HTTP
6 6 (46.15%) Apache
6 6 (46.15%) Java
6 6 (46.15%) Oracle
6 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
7 5 (38.46%) Confluence
7 5 (38.46%) JIRA
7 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
7 5 (38.46%) Hudson
7 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (38.46%) Perl
7 5 (38.46%) Ant
7 5 (38.46%) Maven
7 5 (38.46%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (38.46%) Server Hardening
8 4 (30.77%) DHCP
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 4 (30.77%) iptables
8 4 (30.77%) tcpdump

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 5 (38.46%) Confluence
3 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
3 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 3 (23.08%) Jetty
3 3 (23.08%) Mongrel
3 3 (23.08%) nginx
3 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
1 3 (23.08%) Google App Engine
1 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (15.38%) GitHub
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (7.69%) Route 53
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 6 (46.15%) HTTP
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
4 3 (23.08%) DSL
4 3 (23.08%) FTP
4 3 (23.08%) IPsec
4 3 (23.08%) SSL
5 2 (15.38%) LDAP
5 2 (15.38%) SSH
6 1 (7.69%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) Ant
3 5 (38.46%) Hudson
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Maven
4 3 (23.08%) Travis CI
4 3 (23.08%) Vagrant
5 2 (15.38%) Gradle
5 2 (15.38%) NuGet
5 2 (15.38%) Subversion
6 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.69%) Selenium
6 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Junior DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Junior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Support
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
1 3 (23.08%) Servlets
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.69%) Java EE
2 1 (7.69%) Kafka
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) DevOps
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Configuration Management
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Server Hardening
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) Microservices
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) JCL
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) iptables
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Docker
2 3 (23.08%) Xen
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) NFS
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) Puppet
2 7 (53.85%) Ansible
3 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (23.08%) Marathon
4 3 (23.08%) Mesos
4 3 (23.08%) Rundeck
4 3 (23.08%) Terraform
5 2 (15.38%) Salt
6 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (7.69%) Control-M
6 1 (7.69%) Fluentd
6 1 (7.69%) Grafana
6 1 (7.69%) Kibana
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
6 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (7.69%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Google
4 3 (23.08%) Remedy
4 3 (23.08%) Splunk
5 1 (7.69%) Adobe
5 1 (7.69%) arcserve
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Informatica
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee
5 1 (7.69%) Micro Focus
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Thunderhead