Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 81 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 10 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.06% 0.89% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 4.81% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 31
South Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £192 £203 £313
90th Percentile £423 £441 £425
Wales median daily rate £338 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.64% -
Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year - -38.64% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 152 208 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.19% 18.42% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 141 177
South Wales median daily rate £324 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.52% +20.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £150 £206 £217
90th Percentile £450 £506 £475
Wales median daily rate £324 £396 £340
% change year-on-year -18.30% +16.54% -12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.75 £11.03
90th Percentile £35.69 £77.50 £27.80
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
% change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.81%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Newport - 4 £350 -
Cardiff -2 3 £215 -32.55%
Bridgend +7 1 £425 -5.56%
DNS
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for DNS.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) DHCP
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) Symantec
4 7 (70.00%) NetBackup
4 7 (70.00%) Backup Exec
4 7 (70.00%) VMware
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (60.00%) McAfee
5 6 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (50.00%) IIS
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (50.00%) MCSE
7 4 (40.00%) Firewall
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (40.00%) vSphere

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 5 (50.00%) IIS
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Apache
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) DHCP
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) VSAN
5 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Deskside Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (30.00%) Security Hardening
2 3 (30.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Proactive Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) HNC
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
6 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) vSphere
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (20.00%) iptables
5 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Backup Exec
1 7 (70.00%) NetBackup
2 6 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (30.00%) SCCM
4 3 (30.00%) SCOM
4 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (30.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Symantec
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) McAfee
4 3 (30.00%) arcserve
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Lotus
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Remedy
5 2 (20.00%) Sophos
6 1 (10.00%) AppSense