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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 83 87
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4  
Contract jobs citing DNS 42 58 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.55% 1.96% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.93% 11.15% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 44
Median daily rate £370 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £177 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £404 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £17.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £32.60 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -28.92% +31.76%  

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 423 520 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.58% 17.62% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 334 212
Median daily rate £370 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 30
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -4 16 £375 +15.38% 6
Somerset +5 12 £200 -35.48% 2
Wiltshire -2 6 £503 +34.00%
Cornwall -7 3 £338 +107.69%
Gloucestershire -9 2 £269 -23.21% 6
Dorset - 2 £463 - 4
Devon -6 1 - - 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 71 (63.96%) Windows
2 70 (63.06%) Active Directory
3 59 (53.15%) DHCP
4 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
5 44 (39.64%) VMware
6 35 (31.53%) Cisco
6 35 (31.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (30.63%) Security Cleared
7 34 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (30.63%) Citrix
8 33 (29.73%) Linux
8 33 (29.73%) Firewall
9 31 (27.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (27.93%) Windows Server
10 30 (27.03%) VPN
11 25 (22.52%) WAN
11 25 (22.52%) LAN
11 25 (22.52%) Wireless
12 23 (20.72%) SCCM
13 22 (19.82%) Finance
13 22 (19.82%) TCP/IP
13 22 (19.82%) Apache
13 22 (19.82%) Office 365
14 21 (18.92%) SC Cleared
14 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (18.92%) Load Balancing
15 19 (17.12%) Microsoft App-V
16 18 (16.22%) Red Hat
16 18 (16.22%) MS Exchange
16 18 (16.22%) SharePoint

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 (19.82%) Apache
2 18 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.22%) SharePoint
3 17 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (15.32%) Skype for Business
4 13 (11.71%) Tomcat
5 12 (10.81%) nginx
5 12 (10.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (9.01%) IIS
8 7 (6.31%) JBoss
9 6 (5.41%) Jetty
9 6 (5.41%) Mongrel
9 6 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (5.41%) WebSphere
10 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (2.70%) GlassFish
11 3 (2.70%) OpenStack
11 3 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.82%) Office 365
2 14 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.41%) Google App Engine
4 6 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (53.15%) DHCP
2 33 (29.73%) Firewall
3 30 (27.03%) VPN
4 25 (22.52%) LAN
4 25 (22.52%) WAN
4 25 (22.52%) Wireless
5 22 (19.82%) TCP/IP
6 13 (11.71%) Skype
7 12 (10.81%) SSL
8 9 (8.11%) BGP
8 9 (8.11%) IPsec
8 9 (8.11%) NetScaler
9 8 (7.21%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (7.21%) SAN
9 8 (7.21%) TACACS
10 7 (6.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (6.31%) Internet
10 7 (6.31%) OSPF
10 7 (6.31%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (6.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.31%) MySQL
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.80%) MS Access
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.41%) Travis CI
3 5 (4.50%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.80%) Redmine
7 1 (0.90%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.90%) MSI
General
1 22 (19.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Electronics
3 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Military
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (18.02%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.41%) Analyst
3 10 (9.01%) Architect
3 10 (9.01%) Citrix Analyst
3 10 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (6.31%) Active Directory Analyst
4 7 (6.31%) Security Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Citrix Support
6 5 (4.50%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Network Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) SharePoint Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Specialist
7 4 (3.60%) Active Directory Specialist
7 4 (3.60%) Active Directory Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) J2EE
2 6 (5.41%) .NET
2 6 (5.41%) Servlets
3 2 (1.80%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.80%) LAMP
3 2 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.80%) SAML
4 1 (0.90%) WAP
4 1 (0.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Client/Server
2 9 (8.11%) Fat Client
2 9 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.11%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.41%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.50%) Clustering
5 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.50%) RIA
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.80%) Digital Signage
6 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.80%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) CESG
7 1 (0.90%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (63.96%) Windows
2 35 (31.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (29.73%) Linux
4 31 (27.93%) Windows Server
4 31 (27.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (16.22%) Windows 10
6 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (13.51%) Windows 7
8 8 (7.21%) Unix
9 7 (6.31%) CentOS
10 4 (3.60%) Solaris
10 4 (3.60%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.70%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.80%) AIX
12 2 (1.80%) HPUX
12 2 (1.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (18.92%) Load Balancing
2 15 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (12.61%) DevOps
4 13 (11.71%) Configuration Management
5 12 (10.81%) Migration
6 11 (9.91%) Incident Management
7 9 (8.11%) Change Management
7 9 (8.11%) Information Security
7 9 (8.11%) Open Source
8 8 (7.21%) Information Security Management
8 8 (7.21%) ITIL
8 8 (7.21%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (7.21%) Security Management
8 8 (7.21%) SIEM
9 7 (6.31%) Web Development
10 6 (5.41%) Capacity Management
10 6 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.41%) Network Management
10 6 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.41%) SQL
2 14 (12.61%) Java
3 11 (9.91%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.11%) Bash Shell
4 9 (8.11%) Perl
5 8 (7.21%) PHP
5 8 (7.21%) Python
5 8 (7.21%) Ruby
6 3 (2.70%) Go
7 2 (1.80%) C#
7 2 (1.80%) C++
8 1 (0.90%) C-shell
8 1 (0.90%) Korn
8 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.90%) VB
8 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (30.63%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.71%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (9.91%) CCNP
5 9 (8.11%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.41%) SANS
7 5 (4.50%) CCNA
8 4 (3.60%) DBS Check
9 3 (2.70%) Degree
10 2 (1.80%) CCIE
10 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.90%) CCDP
11 1 (0.90%) CISSP
11 1 (0.90%) GIAC
11 1 (0.90%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.90%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.90%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.90%) MCSA
11 1 (0.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 70 (63.06%) Active Directory
2 34 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.21%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.21%) Xen
5 8 (7.21%) XenApp
5 8 (7.21%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.31%) DFS Replication
6 7 (6.31%) Samba
7 6 (5.41%) ISA Server
8 5 (4.50%) BitLocker
8 5 (4.50%) Squid
9 4 (3.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.70%) vSphere
11 2 (1.80%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.90%) UAG
12 1 (0.90%) vCloud
12 1 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 23 (20.72%) SCCM
2 14 (12.61%) Puppet
3 10 (9.01%) SCOrch
4 7 (6.31%) FortiGate
5 6 (5.41%) Ansible
5 6 (5.41%) SCOM
5 6 (5.41%) Terraform
6 5 (4.50%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.50%) Nagios
6 5 (4.50%) NetBackup
6 5 (4.50%) Netcool
6 5 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (4.50%) Webmin
6 5 (4.50%) Xymon
7 4 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (3.60%) SCSM
8 3 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (2.70%) Salt
8 3 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (47.75%) Microsoft
2 44 (39.64%) VMware
3 35 (31.53%) Cisco
4 34 (30.63%) Citrix
5 18 (16.22%) Red Hat
6 13 (11.71%) Oracle
7 12 (10.81%) HP
8 11 (9.91%) Dell
9 10 (9.01%) Juniper
10 9 (8.11%) IBM
11 8 (7.21%) CheckPoint
12 7 (6.31%) AppSense
12 7 (6.31%) McAfee
12 7 (6.31%) Wyse
13 6 (5.41%) Google
13 6 (5.41%) SaltStack
14 5 (4.50%) Aruba
14 5 (4.50%) F5
14 5 (4.50%) Symantec
14 5 (4.50%) Veeam