Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 92 99
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 89 111 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.77% 2.12% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.01% 13.28% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 85 68
South West median daily rate £293 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.43% +5.26% +0.38%
10th Percentile £206 £205 £179
90th Percentile £563 £588 £438
England median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £47.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.79% +118.39% +8.75%
10th Percentile £15.75 £37.25 £12.08
90th Percentile £86.20 £49.38 £33.08
England median hourly rate £18.75 £23.43 £28.00
% change year-on-year -19.96% -16.34% +23.54%

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 741 836 964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.74% 15.94% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 514 626
South West median daily rate £375 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -2.76% -2.03%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £213
90th Percentile £540 £523 £501
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 73 72
South West median hourly rate £37.53 £42.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.65% +20.86% +72.16%
10th Percentile £15.88 £15.08 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £73.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -8 31 £285 -15.56% 13
Gloucestershire +4 14 £550 +120.00% 2
Dorset +3 12 £250 -45.95% 11
Wiltshire 0 11 £475 +30.14% 5
Somerset -2 11 £225 - 8
Devon +3 6 £450 -18.11%
Cornwall -5 2 £550 +62.96%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 68 (76.40%) Active Directory
2 65 (73.03%) Windows
3 46 (51.69%) Windows Server
4 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
5 40 (44.94%) DHCP
6 33 (37.08%) Hyper-V
7 32 (35.96%) VMware
8 31 (34.83%) Firewall
9 25 (28.09%) TCP/IP
10 24 (26.97%) Cisco
11 22 (24.72%) SQL
11 22 (24.72%) HP
12 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
12 21 (23.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (22.47%) Citrix
14 18 (20.22%) SAN
14 18 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (20.22%) Office 365
15 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (19.10%) Virtual Machines
15 17 (19.10%) WSUS
16 15 (16.85%) SCCM
16 15 (16.85%) Linux
17 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
17 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
17 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (15.73%) Load Balancing
17 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
18 13 (14.61%) Windows 10

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 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
1 14 (15.73%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.61%) IIS
3 8 (8.99%) Apache
4 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.37%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.25%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (2.25%) nginx
7 2 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.12%) Jetty
8 1 (1.12%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.22%) Office 365
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.25%) G Suite
6 2 (2.25%) IaaS
6 2 (2.25%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.25%) SaaS
7 1 (1.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 40 (44.94%) DHCP
2 31 (34.83%) Firewall
3 25 (28.09%) TCP/IP
4 18 (20.22%) SAN
5 12 (13.48%) LAN
6 11 (12.36%) SSL
7 10 (11.24%) VPN
8 8 (8.99%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (7.87%) DMZ
9 7 (7.87%) Skype
9 7 (7.87%) VLAN
9 7 (7.87%) Wireless
10 6 (6.74%) NAS
11 5 (5.62%) Ethernet
11 5 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (5.62%) HTTP
12 4 (4.49%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (4.49%) WAN
13 3 (3.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) MS Access
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.25%) JMeter
2 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.25%) WebPagetest
3 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.12%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Military
4 2 (2.25%) Back Office
4 2 (2.25%) Front Office
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Administrator
5 6 (6.74%) IT Support
5 6 (6.74%) Network Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.62%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.49%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (4.49%) Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Ajax
1 2 (2.25%) CSS
1 2 (2.25%) HTML
1 2 (2.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) J2EE
2 1 (1.12%) JSP
2 1 (1.12%) LAMP
2 1 (1.12%) LDAP
2 1 (1.12%) Servlets
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Clustering
1 8 (8.99%) PKI
2 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.37%) iPad
5 3 (3.37%) iPhone
5 3 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.37%) Replication
5 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (73.03%) Windows
2 46 (51.69%) Windows Server
3 21 (23.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (16.85%) Linux
6 13 (14.61%) Windows 10
6 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.99%) Unix
8 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.37%) Solaris
9 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.25%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) Android
11 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.12%) SUSE
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.73%) Load Balancing
2 10 (11.24%) Configuration Management
2 10 (11.24%) Migration
3 8 (8.99%) ITIL
4 7 (7.87%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
4 7 (7.87%) Service Management
5 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.74%) Data Protection
5 6 (6.74%) Network Management
5 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
5 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.62%) Demand Management
6 5 (5.62%) DevOps
6 5 (5.62%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.49%) Perl
3 4 (4.49%) Python
4 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.37%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.25%) C
5 2 (2.25%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (14.61%) MCSA
4 12 (13.48%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.36%) CCNA
6 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.74%) CCNP
8 4 (4.49%) MCITP
9 1 (1.12%) CCDP
9 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) GCP
3 1 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 68 (76.40%) Active Directory
2 33 (37.08%) Hyper-V
3 18 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (19.10%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (12.36%) XenApp
6 6 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.49%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (4.49%) vSphere
8 3 (3.37%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.37%) XenServer
9 2 (2.25%) Docker
9 2 (2.25%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.12%) Shibboleth
10 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) WSUS
2 15 (16.85%) SCCM
3 7 (7.87%) FortiGate
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (6.74%) Nagios
5 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.49%) Ansible
6 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.49%) Netcool
7 3 (3.37%) Puppet
7 3 (3.37%) SCOM
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (2.25%) Opsview
8 2 (2.25%) SCOrch
8 2 (2.25%) SCSM
8 2 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.25%) Terraform
8 2 (2.25%) Unicenter
8 2 (2.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 43 (48.31%) Microsoft
2 32 (35.96%) VMware
3 24 (26.97%) Cisco
4 22 (24.72%) HP
5 20 (22.47%) Citrix
6 9 (10.11%) Splunk
7 8 (8.99%) Fortinet
7 8 (8.99%) Oracle
8 7 (7.87%) F5
8 7 (7.87%) IBM
8 7 (7.87%) NetApp
8 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
9 6 (6.74%) Dell
9 6 (6.74%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.74%) Veeam
10 5 (5.62%) Juniper
11 4 (4.49%) Avaya
11 4 (4.49%) Remedy
11 4 (4.49%) Sonus
12 3 (3.37%) Sophos