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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
England / South West
Rank 70 91 103
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12  
Contract jobs citing DNS 69 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.68% 1.72% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.90% 10.94% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 29
Median daily rate £338 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £208 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.31% -13.68%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 434 457 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.86% 15.75% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 299 186
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.30 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 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
Bristol +11 25 £338 -6.25% 5
Gloucestershire +12 15 £250 +28.20% 1
Wiltshire 0 14 £365 +1.38% 1
Devon 0 6 £550 +189.21% 2
Somerset -1 2 £388 +19.30% 3
Cornwall -4 2 £338 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 76 (69.09%) Windows
2 73 (66.36%) Active Directory
3 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
3 53 (48.18%) DHCP
4 51 (46.36%) Windows Server
5 43 (39.09%) VMware
6 39 (35.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (31.82%) Linux
9 34 (30.91%) LAN
10 33 (30.00%) Firewall
11 31 (28.18%) VPN
11 31 (28.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (27.27%) WAN
12 30 (27.27%) Cisco
12 30 (27.27%) Security Cleared
13 26 (23.64%) Citrix
13 26 (23.64%) Windows 7
14 25 (22.73%) MS Office
15 24 (21.82%) Wireless
15 24 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (20.91%) TCP/IP
16 23 (20.91%) Apache
17 22 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
17 22 (20.00%) DevOps
18 21 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (18.18%) Skype for Business
19 20 (18.18%) Load Balancing
20 18 (16.36%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related 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 23 (20.91%) Apache
2 20 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 13 (11.82%) MS Exchange
3 13 (11.82%) nginx
3 13 (11.82%) SharePoint
4 12 (10.91%) Tomcat
5 11 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (6.36%) IIS
7 7 (6.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (4.55%) JBoss
8 5 (4.55%) Jetty
8 5 (4.55%) Mongrel
8 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
9 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.73%) GlassFish
10 3 (2.73%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.82%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (22.73%) MS Office
2 14 (12.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.09%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.36%) Office 365
3 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.55%) GitHub
4 5 (4.55%) Google App Engine
4 5 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (48.18%) DHCP
2 34 (30.91%) LAN
3 33 (30.00%) Firewall
4 31 (28.18%) VPN
5 30 (27.27%) WAN
6 24 (21.82%) Wireless
7 23 (20.91%) TCP/IP
8 14 (12.73%) Skype
8 14 (12.73%) SSL
9 10 (9.09%) SAN
10 9 (8.18%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (7.27%) NetScaler
11 8 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (5.45%) FTP
13 5 (4.55%) HTTP
13 5 (4.55%) Internet
13 5 (4.55%) IPsec
14 4 (3.64%) MPLS
14 4 (3.64%) SMTP
14 4 (3.64%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.82%) MS Access
3 2 (1.82%) MySQL
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.45%) Vagrant
3 5 (4.55%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (16.36%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Marketing
2 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Games
4 3 (2.73%) Electronics
4 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.91%) Military
5 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (12.73%) Network Engineer
1 14 (12.73%) Support Engineer
2 12 (10.91%) Analyst
3 11 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.09%) Architect
5 9 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Citrix Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (5.45%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Network Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) .NET
1 5 (4.55%) J2EE
1 5 (4.55%) Servlets
2 4 (3.64%) Web Services
3 2 (1.82%) LAMP
3 2 (1.82%) SAML
4 1 (0.91%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.91%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (0.91%) WAP
4 1 (0.91%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Client/Server
2 12 (10.91%) Fat Client
2 12 (10.91%) Thin Client
3 11 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.27%) Clustering
4 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.64%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.73%) Replication
8 2 (1.82%) Digital Signage
8 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.91%) iPad
9 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.09%) Windows
2 51 (46.36%) Windows Server
3 39 (35.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (31.82%) Linux
5 31 (28.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (23.64%) Windows 7
7 24 (21.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (16.36%) Windows 10
9 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (5.45%) Ubuntu
10 6 (5.45%) Unix
11 5 (4.55%) Apple iOS
11 5 (4.55%) Mac OS X
11 5 (4.55%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.64%) Android
12 4 (3.64%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.73%) Solaris
14 2 (1.82%) CentOS
14 2 (1.82%) VMS
15 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.00%) DevOps
3 20 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 18 (16.36%) ITIL
5 12 (10.91%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.09%) Information Security
6 10 (9.09%) Open Source
7 9 (8.18%) Change Management
7 9 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.27%) Network Management
8 8 (7.27%) Project Management
9 7 (6.36%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.36%) Information Security Management
9 7 (6.36%) Migration
9 7 (6.36%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (6.36%) Security Management
9 7 (6.36%) SIEM
10 6 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (5.45%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) Java
2 8 (7.27%) Bash Shell
2 8 (7.27%) Perl
2 8 (7.27%) Python
2 8 (7.27%) Ruby
3 7 (6.36%) SQL
4 5 (4.55%) Go
5 4 (3.64%) AWK
5 4 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.73%) PHP
7 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.45%) DBS Check
6 5 (4.55%) SANS
7 4 (3.64%) CCNA
7 4 (3.64%) CCNP
7 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.73%) MCSA
8 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.82%) CCDA
9 2 (1.82%) CNA
9 2 (1.82%) CNE
9 2 (1.82%) MCSE
9 2 (1.82%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.91%) CCIE
10 1 (0.91%) Degree
10 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 73 (66.36%) Active Directory
2 38 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (13.64%) VMware ESX
5 11 (10.00%) XenApp
5 11 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (7.27%) BitLocker
6 8 (7.27%) vSphere
7 7 (6.36%) DFS Replication
7 7 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (5.45%) ISA Server
9 5 (4.55%) Hyper-V
9 5 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (4.55%) Xen
10 4 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.82%) Shibboleth
11 2 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.91%) UAG
12 1 (0.91%) vCloud
12 1 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (16.36%) SCCM
2 17 (15.45%) Puppet
3 8 (7.27%) Ansible
3 8 (7.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (7.27%) Terraform
4 7 (6.36%) NetBackup
5 6 (5.45%) Salt
6 5 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.64%) SCOM
7 4 (3.64%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.64%) vRealize
7 4 (3.64%) Zenoss
8 3 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.73%) Netcool
8 3 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (2.73%) WSUS
9 2 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.82%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 53 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 43 (39.09%) VMware
3 30 (27.27%) Cisco
4 26 (23.64%) Citrix
5 16 (14.55%) Red Hat
6 14 (12.73%) HP
7 12 (10.91%) Dell
7 12 (10.91%) Symantec
8 10 (9.09%) AppSense
8 10 (9.09%) Wyse
9 9 (8.18%) CheckPoint
10 8 (7.27%) Juniper
10 8 (7.27%) SaltStack
11 7 (6.36%) Apple
11 7 (6.36%) EMC
11 7 (6.36%) IBM
12 6 (5.45%) CA
12 6 (5.45%) Veritas
13 5 (4.55%) Intel Security
13 5 (4.55%) Oracle