The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 25 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 29 43
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14  
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.51% 0.92% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 5.26% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -32.14% +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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 40 38 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 20.10% 17.51% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 26
Median daily rate £388 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Median hourly rate £16.90 £13.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.01% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £13.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Southampton

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Southampton over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Southampton

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region with a requirement for DNS.

1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Xen
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) DRM
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (12.50%) Skype
4 1 (12.50%) SNA
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Business Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (25.00%) Sensu
2 1 (12.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
2 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) CentOS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps
1 2 (25.00%) DRM
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Docker
2 2 (25.00%) KVM
2 2 (25.00%) Xen
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Grafana
1 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (25.00%) logstash
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) SaltStack
2 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) Acme Packet
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Sonus