Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 105 128
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 95 106 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.82% 1.93% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.18% 14.52% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 85 49
South West median daily rate £338 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +3.08% -3.70%
10th Percentile £210 £121 £138
90th Percentile £520 £586 £480
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £24.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.74% +34.03% -20.67%
10th Percentile £17.97 £18.24 £13.59
90th Percentile £24.38 £41.65 £29.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -29.43% +26.19% +5.00%

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 780 730 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.97% 13.30% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 449 499
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £157 £181
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 78 64
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.87% +0.65% +68.58%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.33 £12.08
90th Percentile £43.40 £77.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 23 February 2018.

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
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 23 February 2018. 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
Bristol -13 31 £331 +1.92% 18
Wiltshire +19 18 £475 +30.14% 7
Dorset +8 17 £286 +36.31% 2
Somerset +7 13 £255 - 7
Gloucestershire +3 5 £288 -7.11% 3
Devon -4 3 £450 -17.17% 5
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 64 (67.37%) Windows
2 59 (62.11%) DHCP
3 56 (58.95%) Active Directory
4 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
5 38 (40.00%) Cisco
6 36 (37.89%) Windows Server
7 33 (34.74%) Firewall
8 31 (32.63%) VMware
9 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
9 24 (25.26%) Hyper-V
10 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (23.16%) Skype for Business
11 21 (22.11%) Office 365
11 21 (22.11%) Skype
11 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
12 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (20.00%) HP
13 19 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (18.95%) Windows 10
15 17 (17.89%) DV Cleared
16 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
16 16 (16.84%) ITIL
16 16 (16.84%) Migration
17 15 (15.79%) Linux
17 15 (15.79%) Citrix
18 14 (14.74%) SAN
18 14 (14.74%) VPN
18 14 (14.74%) Load Balancing
18 14 (14.74%) Unified Communications

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 22 (23.16%) Skype for Business
2 13 (13.68%) IIS
3 11 (11.58%) SharePoint
4 10 (10.53%) Apache
5 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
5 9 (9.47%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.21%) Jetty
6 4 (4.21%) Mongrel
6 4 (4.21%) nginx
6 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
7 3 (3.16%) EPiServer
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.11%) JBoss
8 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.05%) CMS
9 1 (1.05%) Confluence
9 1 (1.05%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.11%) Office 365
2 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.26%) Google App Engine
3 5 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (4.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (4.21%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.21%) Route 53
4 4 (4.21%) Serverless
4 4 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.16%) G Suite
6 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.05%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 59 (62.11%) DHCP
2 33 (34.74%) Firewall
3 21 (22.11%) Skype
3 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
4 14 (14.74%) SAN
4 14 (14.74%) Unified Communications
4 14 (14.74%) VPN
5 13 (13.68%) IPsec
5 13 (13.68%) SSL
6 11 (11.58%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (11.58%) WAN
7 10 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (9.47%) LAN
9 8 (8.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (8.42%) MPLS
10 6 (6.32%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (6.32%) HTTP
10 6 (6.32%) Network Security
11 5 (5.26%) FTP
11 5 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.16%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.21%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.05%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) JMeter
3 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.05%) Maven
3 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.05%) WebPagetest
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Front Office
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Military
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (13.68%) Support Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Network Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Architect
5 8 (8.42%) Technical Architect
6 7 (7.37%) Administrator
6 7 (7.37%) Network Support
7 6 (6.32%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 6 (6.32%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Cisco Support
8 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Server Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Firewall Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) IT Support
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) J2EE
2 6 (6.32%) Web Services
3 5 (5.26%) CSS
3 5 (5.26%) Servlets
4 3 (3.16%) HTML
5 2 (2.11%) JSP
5 2 (2.11%) LAMP
5 2 (2.11%) LDAP
5 2 (2.11%) Middleware
5 2 (2.11%) RESTful
6 1 (1.05%) Ajax
6 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.05%) jQuery
6 1 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.05%) Spring
6 1 (1.05%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Clustering
1 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.26%) PKI
2 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.21%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.11%) User Experience
4 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (67.37%) Windows
2 36 (37.89%) Windows Server
3 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (18.95%) Windows 10
6 15 (15.79%) Linux
7 9 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.32%) Unix
9 4 (4.21%) Solaris
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.16%) CentOS
11 1 (1.05%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.05%) HPUX
11 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) ITIL
1 16 (16.84%) Migration
2 14 (14.74%) Load Balancing
3 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 10 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 10 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.42%) Change Management
6 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.37%) Information Security
7 6 (6.32%) Capacity Management
7 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.32%) Data Protection
7 6 (6.32%) DevOps
7 6 (6.32%) ITIL V3
7 6 (6.32%) Network Management
7 6 (6.32%) Open Source
7 6 (6.32%) Security Management
8 5 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.68%) SQL
3 8 (8.42%) Java
4 6 (6.32%) Python
5 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.11%) C
6 2 (2.11%) Perl
6 2 (2.11%) Ruby
7 1 (1.05%) C#
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
7 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.05%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (17.89%) DV Cleared
4 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.47%) CCIE
6 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.37%) CCNA
8 6 (6.32%) CCNP
9 5 (5.26%) MCSA
10 4 (4.21%) MCITP
11 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (3.16%) CISSP
11 3 (3.16%) DBS Check
11 3 (3.16%) GIAC
11 3 (3.16%) ISSAP
11 3 (3.16%) MCSE
12 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (58.95%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.26%) Hyper-V
3 22 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (12.63%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (9.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (9.47%) XenApp
6 6 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (5.26%) Docker
7 5 (5.26%) Xen
8 4 (4.21%) ISA Server
8 4 (4.21%) vSphere
9 3 (3.16%) Shibboleth
9 3 (3.16%) XenServer
10 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.05%) Firmware
11 1 (1.05%) GlusterFS
11 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) Puppet
1 8 (8.42%) WSUS
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.21%) SCCM
4 4 (4.21%) SCOM
4 4 (4.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.11%) Ansible
6 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.11%) Nagios
6 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.05%) OfficeScan
7 1 (1.05%) Opsview
7 1 (1.05%) Terraform
7 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 38 (40.00%) Cisco
3 31 (32.63%) VMware
4 19 (20.00%) HP
5 15 (15.79%) Citrix
6 10 (10.53%) F5
6 10 (10.53%) Google
7 9 (9.47%) Dell
8 8 (8.42%) IBM
9 7 (7.37%) Avaya
9 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
10 6 (6.32%) CheckPoint
11 5 (5.26%) McAfee
11 5 (5.26%) NetApp
11 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.21%) Juniper
12 4 (4.21%) Oracle
12 4 (4.21%) Remedy
12 4 (4.21%) Sophos
12 4 (4.21%) Veeam