Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 94 122
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 -16
Contract jobs citing DNS 89 115 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.57% 2.00% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.57% 13.66% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 75 69
South West median daily rate £331 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.57% -2.86% +5.66%
10th Percentile £210 £146 £127
90th Percentile £500 £433 £580
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 3
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £37.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.57% +112.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £18.29 £18.90 £15.19
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.38 £22.75
England median hourly rate £18.85 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.68% +40.00% +5.26%

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 842 842 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 14.67% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 497 455
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £171 £167 £180
90th Percentile £532 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Bristol -13 31 £338 +12.50% 7
Somerset +4 12 £238 - 2
Dorset +11 11 £273 +29.76% 1
Wiltshire -23 11 £363 -3.33% 1
Gloucestershire -2 8 £206 -45.00% 1
Devon +3 5 £488 +163.51% 3
Cornwall -9 3 £238 -32.14%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for DNS.

1 68 (76.40%) DHCP
2 58 (65.17%) Windows
3 50 (56.18%) Microsoft
4 47 (52.81%) Active Directory
5 35 (39.33%) VMware
6 33 (37.08%) Cisco
7 26 (29.21%) TCP/IP
7 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
7 26 (29.21%) Windows Server
8 25 (28.09%) Linux
8 25 (28.09%) Firewall
9 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (25.84%) Skype for Business
10 23 (25.84%) Office 365
11 21 (23.60%) ITIL
12 19 (21.35%) .NET
12 19 (21.35%) IPsec
12 19 (21.35%) Skype
13 18 (20.22%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (19.10%) Apache
14 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
14 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (17.98%) Amazon AWS
15 16 (17.98%) Tomcat
15 16 (17.98%) VPN
15 16 (17.98%) IIS
16 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
16 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (16.85%) Windows 10
17 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2013

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 23 (25.84%) Skype for Business
2 17 (19.10%) Apache
3 16 (17.98%) IIS
3 16 (17.98%) Tomcat
4 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
5 12 (13.48%) MS Exchange
6 9 (10.11%) Jetty
6 9 (10.11%) Mongrel
6 9 (10.11%) nginx
6 9 (10.11%) WebSphere
7 7 (7.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (5.62%) JBoss
8 5 (5.62%) WebLogic
9 4 (4.49%) EPiServer
9 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (3.37%) Live Communications Server
10 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (2.25%) iPlanet
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 23 (25.84%) Office 365
2 16 (17.98%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (11.24%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (11.24%) Google App Engine
4 10 (11.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (4.49%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.49%) Route 53
5 4 (4.49%) Serverless
5 4 (4.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.25%) G Suite
7 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.12%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.12%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 68 (76.40%) DHCP
2 26 (29.21%) TCP/IP
3 25 (28.09%) Firewall
4 19 (21.35%) IPsec
4 19 (21.35%) Skype
5 16 (17.98%) VPN
6 14 (15.73%) WAN
7 12 (13.48%) SSL
7 12 (13.48%) Unified Communications
8 11 (12.36%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (11.24%) FTP
9 10 (11.24%) HTTP
9 10 (11.24%) LAN
10 8 (8.99%) VLAN
10 8 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (6.74%) SAN
11 6 (6.74%) Wireless
12 5 (5.62%) Extranet
12 5 (5.62%) Intranet
12 5 (5.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) MySQL
3 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.11%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.12%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.12%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Maven
3 1 (1.12%) MSI
3 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Banking
2 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.12%) Electronics
3 1 (1.12%) Marketing
3 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Analyst
1 13 (14.61%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) Administrator
3 8 (8.99%) Network Support
4 7 (7.87%) Cisco Support
5 6 (6.74%) Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Unified Communications Specialist
6 5 (5.62%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.49%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support
8 3 (3.37%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) .NET
2 14 (15.73%) J2EE
3 10 (11.24%) Servlets
4 5 (5.62%) CSS
4 5 (5.62%) Web Services
5 3 (3.37%) Middleware
6 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.25%) HTML
6 2 (2.25%) RESTful
6 2 (2.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.12%) jQuery
7 1 (1.12%) JSP
7 1 (1.12%) LAMP
7 1 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.12%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Clustering
2 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.62%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.62%) Replication
4 4 (4.49%) PKI
4 4 (4.49%) RIA
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.12%) FMCG
6 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 26 (29.21%) Windows Server
3 25 (28.09%) Linux
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (16.85%) Windows 10
5 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.24%) Solaris
6 10 (11.24%) Unix
7 9 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.62%) CentOS
10 3 (3.37%) HPUX
10 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.25%) AIX
11 2 (2.25%) SUSE
12 1 (1.12%) CoreOS
12 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.60%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) Configuration Management
3 11 (12.36%) Open Source
4 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (11.24%) DevOps
5 9 (10.11%) Change Management
6 8 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.99%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.99%) Migration
7 7 (7.87%) Capacity Management
7 7 (7.87%) ITIL V3
7 7 (7.87%) Problem Management
7 7 (7.87%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.74%) Information Security
8 6 (6.74%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (6.74%) Security Management
9 5 (5.62%) High Availability
9 5 (5.62%) Information Security Management
10 4 (4.49%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.61%) Java
3 12 (13.48%) SQL
4 5 (5.62%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.49%) Python
6 3 (3.37%) PHP
6 3 (3.37%) Ruby
7 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.12%) C#
8 1 (1.12%) C-shell
8 1 (1.12%) Go
8 1 (1.12%) Korn
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
8 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) Tcl
8 1 (1.12%) VB
8 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.22%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.48%) DV Cleared
5 9 (10.11%) CCIE
6 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.62%) CCNA
7 5 (5.62%) CCNP
7 5 (5.62%) MCSE
8 4 (4.49%) CISSP
8 4 (4.49%) GIAC
8 4 (4.49%) ISSAP
9 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.37%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (52.81%) Active Directory
2 24 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (11.24%) Xen
4 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.74%) ISA Server
6 5 (5.62%) Samba
7 4 (4.49%) Docker
8 3 (3.37%) Squid
8 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.37%) XenApp
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (2.25%) Shibboleth
9 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.12%) GlusterFS
10 1 (1.12%) KVM
10 1 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) Puppet
2 6 (6.74%) SCCM
3 5 (5.62%) SCOM
4 4 (4.49%) Nagios
4 4 (4.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (3.37%) SCOrch
5 3 (3.37%) Webmin
5 3 (3.37%) Xymon
6 2 (2.25%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.12%) OpenView
7 1 (1.12%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.12%) Terraform
7 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (56.18%) Microsoft
2 35 (39.33%) VMware
3 33 (37.08%) Cisco
4 13 (14.61%) Citrix
4 13 (14.61%) Google
5 12 (13.48%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.11%) HP
7 7 (7.87%) Dell
8 6 (6.74%) McAfee
9 5 (5.62%) IBM
9 5 (5.62%) Meraki
9 5 (5.62%) Oracle
10 4 (4.49%) Apple
10 4 (4.49%) F5
10 4 (4.49%) Veritas
11 3 (3.37%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.37%) Nortel
11 3 (3.37%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.37%) Sophos
11 3 (3.37%) Veeam