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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 31 26 52
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26  
Contract jobs citing DNS 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.19% 4.33% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 15.58% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 4
Median daily rate £254 £329 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.81% -24.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £313 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £399 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.90% -20.00%  

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 48 77 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 19.05% 27.80% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 44
Median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +14.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Southampton

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Email Filtering
3 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (20.00%) Personalization
3 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) VMware

DNS
Top Related 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) SNA
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) Personalization
2 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (20.00%) RHCE
2 1 (20.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware