Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 129 102
Rank change year-on-year -5 -27 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 76 82 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.31% 1.49% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.26% 9.62% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 71
South West median daily rate £285 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +0.75% -4.29%
10th Percentile £208 £171 £175
90th Percentile £480 £488 £430
England median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +27.52% +86.25%
10th Percentile £14.50 £32.30 £17.90
90th Percentile £74.20 £49.25 £45.38
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -32.14% +33.33%

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 821 852 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.10% 15.52% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 512 564
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £209
90th Percentile £550 £525 £511
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +13.67% +12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -27.60% +24.42%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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 28 £325 -3.70% 15
Gloucestershire +7 15 £438 +45.83% 8
Wiltshire -3 11 £269 -35.95% 9
Somerset -3 9 £225 +5.88% 5
Dorset -1 8 £250 -44.44% 7
Devon +2 4 £275 -43.59% 3
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 52 (68.42%) Windows
3 45 (59.21%) Microsoft
4 42 (55.26%) Windows Server
5 39 (51.32%) DHCP
6 29 (38.16%) VMware
7 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
7 20 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
8 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 17 (22.37%) MS Exchange
9 17 (22.37%) Cisco
9 17 (22.37%) Linux
10 16 (21.05%) Citrix
10 16 (21.05%) Hyper-V
11 15 (19.74%) SCCM
11 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
12 14 (18.42%) SAN
12 14 (18.42%) Firewall
12 14 (18.42%) WSUS
12 14 (18.42%) Windows 7
12 14 (18.42%) Office 365
12 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
13 13 (17.11%) SharePoint
14 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (14.47%) ITIL
15 11 (14.47%) SQL

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 17 (22.37%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.11%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.84%) IIS
4 8 (10.53%) Apache
5 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.58%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (6.58%) Skype for Business
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.63%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.32%) CMS
10 1 (1.32%) Confluence
10 1 (1.32%) nginx
10 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.42%) Office 365
3 5 (6.58%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.63%) G Suite
6 2 (2.63%) IaaS
6 2 (2.63%) PaaS
7 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (51.32%) DHCP
2 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
3 14 (18.42%) Firewall
3 14 (18.42%) SAN
4 10 (13.16%) VLAN
5 8 (10.53%) NAS
5 8 (10.53%) VPN
6 6 (7.89%) Internet
6 6 (7.89%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.58%) Skype
8 4 (5.26%) Ethernet
8 4 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (5.26%) SMTP
8 4 (5.26%) Wireless
9 3 (3.95%) HTTP
9 3 (3.95%) LAN
9 3 (3.95%) OSPF
9 3 (3.95%) SSL
10 2 (2.63%) BGP
10 2 (2.63%) BGP-4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.63%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) JMeter
3 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.32%) WebPagetest
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Military
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Front Office
3 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Administrator
3 8 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.58%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) IT Support
6 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.95%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Office 365 Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) JSON
2 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
2 3 (3.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) React
3 2 (2.63%) RESTful
3 2 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.32%) Ajax
4 1 (1.32%) DCOM
4 1 (1.32%) LDAP
4 1 (1.32%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) PKI
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Clustering
4 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.95%) iPhone
5 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.95%) Replication
5 3 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.63%) PMI
6 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.63%) Wiki
7 1 (1.32%) iPad
7 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (68.42%) Windows
2 42 (55.26%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.37%) Linux
4 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
4 14 (18.42%) Windows 7
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (11.84%) Unix
7 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.58%) Solaris
8 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.63%) Android
10 2 (2.63%) CentOS
11 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.32%) SUSE
11 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (14.47%) ITIL
3 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.84%) Migration
3 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (11.84%) Server Management
4 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
4 7 (9.21%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
4 7 (9.21%) Service Management
5 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.58%) Change Management
6 5 (6.58%) DevOps
6 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.58%) Project Management
7 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.26%) ITSM
7 4 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.95%) Perl
4 3 (3.95%) PHP
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 2 (2.63%) C
5 2 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (1.32%) Lisp
6 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (13.16%) CCNA
4 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
5 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) MCSA
6 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.26%) CCNP
7 4 (5.26%) Degree
8 2 (2.63%) MCSE
8 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.63%) PMP
9 1 (1.32%) CCIE
9 1 (1.32%) CCMSE
9 1 (1.32%) CCSA
9 1 (1.32%) CCSE
9 1 (1.32%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.32%) MCP
9 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 20 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.53%) XenApp
5 6 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.58%) Docker
6 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (6.58%) vSphere
6 5 (6.58%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.26%) Firmware
8 3 (3.95%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.63%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.32%) Shibboleth
10 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) SCCM
2 14 (18.42%) WSUS
3 7 (9.21%) SCOM
4 5 (6.58%) Nagios
5 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.26%) Netcool
6 3 (3.95%) Ansible
6 3 (3.95%) FortiGate
6 3 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.63%) Puppet
7 2 (2.63%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.63%) SCSM
7 2 (2.63%) Unicenter
8 1 (1.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 45 (59.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (38.16%) VMware
3 17 (22.37%) Cisco
4 16 (21.05%) Citrix
5 9 (11.84%) HP
6 6 (7.89%) Oracle
6 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.58%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.26%) Splunk
9 3 (3.95%) McAfee
9 3 (3.95%) NetApp
9 3 (3.95%) Sophos
9 3 (3.95%) Veritas
10 2 (2.63%) CA
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 2 (2.63%) Lotus
10 2 (2.63%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.63%) Wyse