Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 116 113
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 103 121 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.90% 1.89% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 12.46% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 57 62
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.21% -1.86%
10th Percentile £309 £217 £210
90th Percentile £550 £538 £518
England median daily rate £375 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +100.00% -6.74%
England median hourly rate £19.00 £25.67 £18.70
% change year-on-year -25.98% +37.27% -29.43%

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 691 971 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.75% 15.13% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 553 460
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £204 £147 £180
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 49
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.38 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +56.94% -29.87%
10th Percentile £11.08 £14.50 £14.70
90th Percentile £52.03 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.76 £20.02
% change year-on-year +11.94% -6.29% -6.88%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +16 42 £438 -2.78% 7
Gloucestershire +10 22 £500 +33.33% 18
Bristol +6 16 £350 -10.26% 23
Somerset +8 10 £375 -6.25% 5
Dorset -3 6 £400 -13.51% 5
Devon -17 5 £363 - 7
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 (62.14%) Windows
1 64 (62.14%) DHCP
2 62 (60.19%) Security Cleared
3 55 (53.40%) Active Directory
4 50 (48.54%) SC Cleared
5 43 (41.75%) Windows Server
6 38 (36.89%) Microsoft
7 34 (33.01%) PowerShell
8 29 (28.16%) SQL
9 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (23.30%) Skype
11 22 (21.36%) C
11 22 (21.36%) VMware
11 22 (21.36%) PKI
12 20 (19.42%) SCCM
12 20 (19.42%) Linux
13 19 (18.45%) Firewall
13 19 (18.45%) Skype for Business
14 18 (17.48%) DV Cleared
15 17 (16.50%) Military
15 17 (16.50%) TCP/IP
16 16 (15.53%) Cisco
16 16 (15.53%) Internet
16 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 15 (14.56%) Google
18 14 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (13.59%) Office 365
19 13 (12.62%) DevOps
19 13 (12.62%) Public Sector

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 19 (18.45%) Skype for Business
2 11 (10.68%) Confluence
3 10 (9.71%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.74%) Apache
4 9 (8.74%) OpenStack
5 6 (5.83%) IIS
6 5 (4.85%) nginx
7 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.97%) CMS
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.97%) JBoss
9 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.59%) Office 365
2 9 (8.74%) Azure
3 4 (3.88%) AWS
4 3 (2.91%) GCP
5 2 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.97%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.97%) npm
6 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (62.14%) DHCP
2 24 (23.30%) Skype
3 19 (18.45%) Firewall
4 17 (16.50%) TCP/IP
5 16 (15.53%) Internet
6 8 (7.77%) Network Security
6 8 (7.77%) VoIP
6 8 (7.77%) VPN
7 7 (6.80%) IPsec
7 7 (6.80%) IPv6
7 7 (6.80%) SNMP
7 7 (6.80%) WAN
8 6 (5.83%) LAN
8 6 (5.83%) Wireless
9 5 (4.85%) Asterisk PBX
9 5 (4.85%) HTTP
9 5 (4.85%) iSCSI
9 5 (4.85%) OSPF
9 5 (4.85%) VLAN
9 5 (4.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.80%) MySQL
4 6 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.94%) Big Data
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) JIRA
2 8 (7.77%) Bitbucket
3 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.85%) GitLab
5 3 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.94%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.94%) TestRail
7 1 (0.97%) gulp
7 1 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.97%) Postman
7 1 (0.97%) Selenium
7 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.97%) Subversion
7 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.97%) webpack
General
1 17 (16.50%) Military
2 13 (12.62%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.65%) Architect
3 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) C Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Embedded C Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (6.80%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) .NET
2 3 (2.91%) JSON
2 3 (2.91%) LDAP
3 2 (1.94%) Apache NiFi
3 2 (1.94%) J2EE
4 1 (0.97%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.97%) Angular 2
4 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.97%) CSS
4 1 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.97%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.97%) HTML
4 1 (0.97%) JFC
4 1 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.97%) REST
4 1 (0.97%) Servlets
4 1 (0.97%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.36%) PKI
2 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.80%) Clustering
3 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.80%) Replication
4 5 (4.85%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.88%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.91%) ASIC
6 3 (2.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.97%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (62.14%) Windows
2 43 (41.75%) Windows Server
3 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (19.42%) Linux
5 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.74%) Windows 10
6 9 (8.74%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.85%) CentOS
7 5 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.88%) Unix
9 3 (2.91%) Solaris
10 1 (0.97%) AIX
10 1 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (12.62%) DevOps
2 13 (12.62%) ITIL
3 12 (11.65%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (10.68%) Incident Management
5 10 (9.71%) Problem Management
5 10 (9.71%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.74%) BDD
6 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.74%) OO
6 9 (8.74%) OOD
6 9 (8.74%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (8.74%) Service Management
6 9 (8.74%) TDD
7 8 (7.77%) Change Management
7 8 (7.77%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (6.80%) Data Science
8 7 (6.80%) Mentoring
8 7 (6.80%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.01%) PowerShell
2 29 (28.16%) SQL
3 22 (21.36%) C
4 13 (12.62%) C++
5 12 (11.65%) Python
6 7 (6.80%) MATLAB
7 6 (5.83%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.85%) Java
8 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.88%) PHP
10 2 (1.94%) Perl
11 1 (0.97%) C#
11 1 (0.97%) Groovy
11 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (60.19%) Security Cleared
2 50 (48.54%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.48%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.77%) CCNA
6 6 (5.83%) CCNP
7 5 (4.85%) CCENT
8 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.94%) CCIP
9 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.94%) MCSA
9 2 (1.94%) MCSE
10 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) CCSA
10 1 (0.97%) CCSE
10 1 (0.97%) Degree
10 1 (0.97%) MCP
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) NCSC
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 3 (2.91%) RMADS
3 3 (2.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 55 (53.40%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.71%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (7.77%) vSphere
5 7 (6.80%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.85%) Corosync
7 5 (4.85%) DRBD
7 5 (4.85%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (4.85%) Postfix
7 5 (4.85%) VMware NSX
7 5 (4.85%) XenApp
7 5 (4.85%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.88%) Docker
8 4 (3.88%) Snort
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.94%) Xen
10 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (19.42%) SCCM
2 12 (11.65%) Ansible
3 6 (5.83%) Puppet
4 5 (4.85%) HAProxy
4 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.85%) Pacemaker
5 4 (3.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (3.88%) OSSEC
5 4 (3.88%) Terraform
5 4 (3.88%) ThinApp
6 3 (2.91%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.91%) SCOM
6 3 (2.91%) WSUS
7 2 (1.94%) HP ALM
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.94%) Salt
7 2 (1.94%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (36.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.36%) VMware
3 16 (15.53%) Cisco
4 15 (14.56%) Google
5 12 (11.65%) Apple
6 8 (7.77%) Citrix
6 8 (7.77%) HP
7 6 (5.83%) F5
8 5 (4.85%) Oracle
8 5 (4.85%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.88%) Juniper
10 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.91%) Dell
10 3 (2.91%) McAfee
10 3 (2.91%) Veritas
11 2 (1.94%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.94%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.94%) Twitter
12 1 (0.97%) BT