Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 114 117
Rank change year-on-year -28 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing DNS 85 89 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.30% 1.61% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.84% 10.85% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 60 63
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
10th Percentile £203 £208 £132
90th Percentile £508 £523 £460
England median daily rate £410 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £23.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.35% -44.24% +142.65%
10th Percentile £20.05 £18.08 £18.46
90th Percentile £94.60 £28.70 £46.60
England median hourly rate £22.22 £18.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year +18.80% -32.00% +30.95%

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 962 820 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.70% 14.79% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 492 434
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £186 £181 £157
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £401
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 83
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £26.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.49% -29.33% -4.46%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £49.43 £42.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +8.60%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
Wiltshire -19 22 £413 -5.71% 14
Gloucestershire 0 20 £375 +25.00% 13
Bristol -30 20 £350 +12.00% 13
Devon +1 10 £350 -28.21% 2
Dorset -1 8 £400 +128.57% 12
Somerset -12 3 £475 +102.13% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (68.24%) Active Directory
2 52 (61.18%) Windows
3 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
4 42 (49.41%) Windows Server
5 40 (47.06%) DHCP
6 32 (37.65%) Linux
7 31 (36.47%) VMware
8 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
9 25 (29.41%) Cisco
10 22 (25.88%) PowerShell
10 22 (25.88%) Load Balancing
11 21 (24.71%) VPN
11 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
12 19 (22.35%) Firewall
13 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 17 (20.00%) DevOps
15 16 (18.82%) Docker
15 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (18.82%) Red Hat
15 16 (18.82%) ITIL
16 15 (17.65%) Apache
16 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
16 15 (17.65%) Service Management
16 15 (17.65%) SCCM
16 15 (17.65%) Windows 10
17 14 (16.47%) Hyper-V
17 14 (16.47%) Migration
17 14 (16.47%) HP
18 13 (15.29%) IIS

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 15 (17.65%) Apache
1 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.29%) IIS
3 12 (14.12%) SharePoint
4 10 (11.76%) Skype for Business
5 8 (9.41%) nginx
6 5 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
8 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.35%) Confluence
9 2 (2.35%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (2.35%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.18%) CMS
10 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
10 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.12%) Office 365
3 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (8.24%) OpenShift
5 4 (4.71%) PaaS
6 3 (3.53%) IaaS
6 3 (3.53%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.35%) GitHub
8 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (47.06%) DHCP
2 21 (24.71%) VPN
3 19 (22.35%) Firewall
4 12 (14.12%) SSL
5 11 (12.94%) SAN
6 10 (11.76%) Internet
7 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
8 7 (8.24%) IPsec
8 7 (8.24%) Skype
9 6 (7.06%) HTTP
9 6 (7.06%) NetScaler
9 6 (7.06%) VLAN
10 5 (5.88%) NAS
11 4 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (3.53%) HTTPS
12 3 (3.53%) IPv6
12 3 (3.53%) SMTP
13 2 (2.35%) LAN
13 2 (2.35%) OSPF
13 2 (2.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.35%) MS Access
2 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Big Data
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.24%) Gerrit
4 4 (4.71%) JIRA
5 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.18%) Liquibase
6 1 (1.18%) Maven
6 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (3.53%) Finance
1 3 (3.53%) Military
2 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (12.94%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Analyst
3 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (7.06%) Administrator
5 5 (5.88%) Architect
5 5 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Kubernetes Specialist
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (2.35%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (2.35%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Middleware
2 6 (7.06%) JSON
3 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (3.53%) XML
4 2 (2.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.35%) Java SE
4 2 (2.35%) React
4 2 (2.35%) RESTful
5 1 (1.18%) .NET
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) CSS
5 1 (1.18%) DCOM
5 1 (1.18%) LDAP
5 1 (1.18%) Node.js
5 1 (1.18%) Vue.js
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) PKI
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.35%) NHS
6 2 (2.35%) PMI
6 2 (2.35%) Replication
6 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.18%) iPhone
7 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (61.18%) Windows
2 42 (49.41%) Windows Server
3 32 (37.65%) Linux
4 15 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.94%) Solaris
6 11 (12.94%) Unix
7 7 (8.24%) AIX
7 7 (8.24%) SUSE
8 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.53%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.18%) Android
12 1 (1.18%) CentOS
12 1 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) Load Balancing
2 17 (20.00%) DevOps
3 16 (18.82%) ITIL
4 15 (17.65%) Service Management
5 14 (16.47%) Migration
6 13 (15.29%) Server Management
7 11 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (10.59%) Microservices
8 9 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
10 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
10 7 (8.24%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (8.24%) Problem Management
10 7 (8.24%) Security Management
10 7 (8.24%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.24%) Test Strategy
11 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.88%) Java
2 5 (5.88%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) Python
4 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.35%) C
4 2 (2.35%) Java 8
4 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.35%) PHP
5 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
4 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (9.41%) MCSA
6 7 (8.24%) CCNA
6 7 (8.24%) MCSE
7 4 (4.71%) Degree
8 3 (3.53%) MCP
9 2 (2.35%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.35%) PMP
9 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.18%) CCIE
10 1 (1.18%) CCNP
10 1 (1.18%) CCSA
10 1 (1.18%) CCSE
10 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.18%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (68.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.82%) Docker
4 14 (16.47%) Hyper-V
5 12 (14.12%) vSphere
6 8 (9.41%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (7.06%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (5.88%) XenApp
8 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
9 4 (4.71%) Firmware
9 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.53%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.18%) Cygwin
11 1 (1.18%) iptables
11 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) SCCM
2 10 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 10 (11.76%) SCOM
2 10 (11.76%) WSUS
3 9 (10.59%) Ansible
3 9 (10.59%) Nagios
4 7 (8.24%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (5.88%) Puppet
6 3 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.53%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.35%) Netcool
7 2 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.35%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.35%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
2 31 (36.47%) VMware
3 25 (29.41%) Cisco
4 16 (18.82%) Red Hat
5 14 (16.47%) HP
6 10 (11.76%) Citrix
7 9 (10.59%) SolarWinds
8 8 (9.41%) Fortinet
9 7 (8.24%) jetNEXUS
10 4 (4.71%) Oracle
10 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
11 3 (3.53%) Juniper
11 3 (3.53%) McAfee
11 3 (3.53%) Veritas
12 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.35%) EMC
12 2 (2.35%) F5
12 2 (2.35%) Meridio
12 2 (2.35%) NetApp