The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
South East / Surrey
Rank 70 45 47
Rank change year-on-year -25 +2  
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.31% 4.63% 3.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.98% 15.36% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 37 24
Median daily rate £293 £349 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.10% +7.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £213 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £483 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £25.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £20.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year +28.45% -14.43%  

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 Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 167 384 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 14.53% 30.12% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 222 150
Median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 40 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% -5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.25 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Surrey

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Surrey over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Surrey

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Surrey

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Guildford +6 6 £210 -45.45%
DNS
South East

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region with a requirement for DNS.

1 24 (66.67%) VPN
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 20 (55.56%) DHCP
4 18 (50.00%) Firewall
5 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
6 13 (36.11%) Linux
7 12 (33.33%) Puppet
8 11 (30.56%) VMware
8 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
9 9 (25.00%) Perl
9 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (22.22%) LAN
10 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 7 (19.44%) Cisco
11 7 (19.44%) WAN
11 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
11 7 (19.44%) Python
11 7 (19.44%) Unix
11 7 (19.44%) VLAN
11 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
11 7 (19.44%) Office 365
11 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (19.44%) Office 365
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) VPN
2 20 (55.56%) DHCP
3 18 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (22.22%) LAN
4 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 7 (19.44%) VLAN
5 7 (19.44%) WAN
6 5 (13.89%) FTP
6 5 (13.89%) Internet
6 5 (13.89%) Intranet
6 5 (13.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (13.89%) SMTP
6 5 (13.89%) SNMP
7 4 (11.11%) SSL
7 4 (11.11%) Wireless
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.33%) LDAP
8 3 (8.33%) MPLS
9 2 (5.56%) PABX
9 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
1 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (13.89%) Back Office
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (5.56%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Administrator
1 9 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
4 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 6 (16.67%) Exchange Support
5 5 (13.89%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) AWS Administrator
7 3 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.56%) XML
1 2 (5.56%) YAML
2 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.78%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) Replication
3 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) DataPower
5 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (19.44%) Unix
5 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (13.89%) CentOS
7 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (13.89%) Ubuntu
8 3 (8.33%) AIX
9 2 (5.56%) Debian
9 2 (5.56%) Solaris
10 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.78%) SUSE
10 1 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.78%) VMS
10 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
2 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.89%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (13.89%) Regulatory Compliance
2 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps
3 4 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.56%) Data Security
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.56%) Server Building
6 1 (2.78%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (2.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Perl
1 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (19.44%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) AWS Certification
3 4 (11.11%) CEH
3 4 (11.11%) RHCT
4 3 (8.33%) CCNA
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCP
6 1 (2.78%) CCNP
6 1 (2.78%) CISA
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) GCIH
6 1 (2.78%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.33%) vSphere
5 2 (5.56%) NFS
5 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.78%) Docker
6 1 (2.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) Puppet
2 5 (13.89%) Nagios
3 4 (11.11%) SCCM
4 3 (8.33%) Ansible
4 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.56%) Control-M
5 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
5 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.56%) OpenView
5 2 (5.56%) vMotion
5 2 (5.56%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.78%) Consul
6 1 (2.78%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.78%) Packer
6 1 (2.78%) Rsyslog
6 1 (2.78%) Terraform
6 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.78%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco
3 7 (19.44%) Red Hat
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.56%) F5
6 2 (5.56%) Greenplum
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Huawei
6 2 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (5.56%) Juniper
6 2 (5.56%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (5.56%) Nortel
6 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.56%) Veeam
6 2 (5.56%) Veritas