Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 August 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)
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 130 119
Rank change year-on-year +34 -11 -21
Contract jobs citing DNS 143 84 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.22% 1.53% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 10.76% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 54 62
South West median daily rate £400 £285 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -17.09% +2.61%
10th Percentile £238 £208 £201
90th Percentile £575 £568 £499
England median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
South West median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -55.79% +37.68%
10th Percentile £14.93 £13.70 £32.30
90th Percentile £43.75 £121.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +21.62% -19.57% -17.86%

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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,027 781 870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.96% 14.19% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 440 531
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +1.35% +4.23%
10th Percentile £167 £208 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 81 67
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £18.83 £16.25 £12.19
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the South West

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the South West

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the South West over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the South West

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the South West

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the South West over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in the South West

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Wiltshire +11 52 £438 +17.61% 10
Gloucestershire +9 40 £450 -18.18% 15
Bristol -7 16 £356 +18.75% 23
Devon -5 13 £363 +31.82% 8
Dorset +2 11 £300 +20.00% 8
Somerset -2 10 £293 +30.00% 6
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 South West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 111 (77.62%) Windows
2 102 (71.33%) Active Directory
3 91 (63.64%) DHCP
4 82 (57.34%) Microsoft
5 77 (53.85%) Security Cleared
6 71 (49.65%) VMware
7 64 (44.76%) Windows Server
8 57 (39.86%) SCCM
9 50 (34.97%) ITIL
10 48 (33.57%) PowerShell
11 47 (32.87%) DV Cleared
12 44 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 43 (30.07%) Linux
14 42 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 40 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 40 (27.97%) Cisco
16 39 (27.27%) SAN
17 38 (26.57%) SC Cleared
18 36 (25.17%) Windows 10
19 34 (23.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 33 (23.08%) Hyper-V
21 32 (22.38%) Service Management
22 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
22 30 (20.98%) Microsoft Azure
23 28 (19.58%) HP
23 28 (19.58%) Migration
24 27 (18.88%) Firewall
24 27 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
24 27 (18.88%) VMware ESXi
25 26 (18.18%) Amazon AWS

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 18 (12.59%) MS Exchange
1 18 (12.59%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.79%) Skype for Business
3 13 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 12 (8.39%) JBoss
5 10 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (6.29%) Confluence
6 9 (6.29%) IIS
7 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.80%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (17.48%) Office 365
4 17 (11.89%) OpenShift
5 13 (9.09%) Azure Stack
6 12 (8.39%) IaaS
6 12 (8.39%) PaaS
7 4 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.10%) SaaS
9 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.40%) Serverless
9 2 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Akamai
10 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.70%) GitHub
10 1 (0.70%) NuGet
10 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 91 (63.64%) DHCP
2 39 (27.27%) SAN
3 27 (18.88%) Firewall
4 19 (13.29%) Skype
5 18 (12.59%) WAN
6 17 (11.89%) LAN
7 15 (10.49%) TCP/IP
8 13 (9.09%) VPN
9 11 (7.69%) Internet
10 8 (5.59%) SNMP
11 7 (4.90%) HTTP
11 7 (4.90%) NAS
11 7 (4.90%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (4.90%) SMTP
11 7 (4.90%) Wireless
12 6 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.20%) SSH
13 5 (3.50%) FTP
13 5 (3.50%) OSPF
14 4 (2.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) Big Data
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Bitbucket
1 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.50%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.50%) JIRA
1 5 (3.50%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.70%) Ant
4 1 (0.70%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.70%) Hudson
4 1 (0.70%) Maven
4 1 (0.70%) TestRail
4 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.70%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (6.99%) Military
2 7 (4.90%) Finance
3 5 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Local Government
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (10.49%) Wintel Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) Windows Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) Architect
5 11 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 10 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.29%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Designer
10 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Designer
10 6 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Embedded Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) Middleware
2 12 (8.39%) J2EE
3 4 (2.80%) Web Services
4 3 (2.10%) REST
4 3 (2.10%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.40%) Django
5 2 (1.40%) LDAP
5 2 (1.40%) OAuth
5 2 (1.40%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.40%) SAML
5 2 (1.40%) Spine.js
5 2 (1.40%) XML
6 1 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.70%) HTML
6 1 (0.70%) PostGIS
6 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.08%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.09%) Replication
3 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.29%) PKI
4 7 (4.90%) Clustering
5 6 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.50%) ASIC
6 5 (3.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (2.80%) iPad
8 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.70%) User Experience
10 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (77.62%) Windows
2 64 (44.76%) Windows Server
3 44 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (30.07%) Linux
5 42 (29.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (25.17%) Windows 10
7 22 (15.38%) Unix
8 19 (13.29%) Windows 7
9 15 (10.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (10.49%) Solaris
10 13 (9.09%) CentOS
11 8 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.10%) VMS
13 2 (1.40%) AIX
14 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.97%) ITIL
2 34 (23.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (22.38%) Service Management
4 28 (19.58%) Migration
5 27 (18.88%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (17.48%) DevOps
7 20 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (11.19%) Load Balancing
9 14 (9.79%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (9.79%) OO
9 14 (9.79%) Problem Management
10 13 (9.09%) ITSM
11 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
11 12 (8.39%) Data Deduplication
11 12 (8.39%) Data Migration
11 12 (8.39%) Decision-Making
11 12 (8.39%) ITIL V3
12 11 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 11 (7.69%) Incident Management
12 11 (7.69%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 48 (33.57%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.38%) C
3 20 (13.99%) Java
4 16 (11.19%) Python
5 15 (10.49%) SQL
6 5 (3.50%) C#
6 5 (3.50%) C++
6 5 (3.50%) VBScript
7 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.40%) Perl
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 47 (32.87%) DV Cleared
3 38 (26.57%) SC Cleared
4 18 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (11.89%) MCP
5 17 (11.89%) MCSA
6 14 (9.79%) MCSE
7 12 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.29%) CCNA
9 8 (5.59%) CCNP
10 7 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.80%) CCENT
13 3 (2.10%) Degree
14 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.40%) RHCE
15 1 (0.70%) CCDP
15 1 (0.70%) OCP
15 1 (0.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.99%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) COBIT
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.70%) NCSC
System Software
1 102 (71.33%) Active Directory
2 40 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 27 (18.88%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (13.99%) XenDesktop
6 18 (12.59%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (11.19%) Docker
8 13 (9.09%) XenApp
9 12 (8.39%) vSphere
10 8 (5.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (4.90%) VMware NSX
12 4 (2.80%) DFS Replication
13 3 (2.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (2.10%) Xen
14 2 (1.40%) Firmware
15 1 (0.70%) iptables
15 1 (0.70%) NFS
15 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (39.86%) SCCM
2 23 (16.08%) SCOM
3 19 (13.29%) WSUS
4 18 (12.59%) Kubernetes
4 18 (12.59%) vCenter Server
5 17 (11.89%) Ansible
6 15 (10.49%) Puppet
7 13 (9.09%) vRealize
8 10 (6.99%) SCVMM
9 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (4.20%) Terraform
12 4 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (1.40%) Backup Exec
13 2 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
13 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (1.40%) Packer
13 2 (1.40%) systemd
Vendors
1 82 (57.34%) Microsoft
2 71 (49.65%) VMware
3 40 (27.97%) Cisco
4 28 (19.58%) HP
5 21 (14.69%) Citrix
6 19 (13.29%) ServiceNow
7 16 (11.19%) Red Hat
8 14 (9.79%) Google
9 12 (8.39%) Micro Focus
10 11 (7.69%) Apple
11 9 (6.29%) Oracle
12 8 (5.59%) F5
13 6 (4.20%) CheckPoint
13 6 (4.20%) NetApp
14 5 (3.50%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.50%) Dell
14 5 (3.50%) Palo Alto
15 4 (2.80%) Fortinet
15 4 (2.80%) Gemalto
15 4 (2.80%) SolarWinds