Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 18 September 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 79 64
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 32 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.07% 0.95% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.62% 7.91% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 18
Wales median daily rate £398 £271 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.54% -22.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £197 £188
90th Percentile £525 £504 £462
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.50
UK median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.24% -32.14% +33.33%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 235 139 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.19% 12.02% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 96 118
Wales median daily rate £400 £275 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -28.57% +10.00%
10th Percentile £248 £148 £212
90th Percentile £566 £456 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 24
Wales median hourly rate £14.52 £14.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -32.12% +88.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.88
90th Percentile £42.00 £39.72 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Wales

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Wales

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Wales over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Wales

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Wales

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
South Wales -1 32 £398 +46.54% 6
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for DNS.

1 25 (78.13%) TCP/IP
2 19 (59.38%) Linux
3 18 (56.25%) DevOps
4 17 (53.13%) Red Hat
4 17 (53.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (50.00%) Java
5 16 (50.00%) Ansible
6 12 (37.50%) J2EE
6 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 12 (37.50%) Apache
6 12 (37.50%) JBoss
6 12 (37.50%) DHCP
6 12 (37.50%) HTTP
6 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 12 (37.50%) Middleware
6 12 (37.50%) Load Balancing
7 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (31.25%) Maven
8 10 (31.25%) Windows
9 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
9 9 (28.13%) VMware
9 9 (28.13%) vSphere
9 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
9 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
10 8 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (25.00%) SQL
10 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (21.88%) Puppet
12 6 (18.75%) Waterfall

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 12 (37.50%) Apache
1 12 (37.50%) JBoss
2 5 (15.63%) Confluence
2 5 (15.63%) IIS
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) NuGet
2 3 (9.38%) Office 365
3 2 (6.25%) IaaS
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) TCP/IP
2 12 (37.50%) DHCP
2 12 (37.50%) HTTP
3 5 (15.63%) tcpdump
4 4 (12.50%) SSH
5 3 (9.38%) Firewall
5 3 (9.38%) SAN
5 3 (9.38%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) LAN
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 4 (12.50%) Big Data
2 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Maven
2 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
3 8 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (9.38%) Vagrant
7 2 (6.25%) Ant
7 2 (6.25%) Artifactory
7 2 (6.25%) Hudson
7 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 11 (34.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 7 (21.88%) Administrator
4 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (15.63%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (15.63%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) J2EE
1 12 (37.50%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Axis
2 3 (9.38%) LDAP
3 2 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (6.25%) OAuth
3 2 (6.25%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) CESG
2 3 (9.38%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) PDA
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.75%) Unix
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) DevOps
2 12 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (18.75%) JVM Tuning
4 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.50%) Server Hardening
7 3 (9.38%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (9.38%) Data Management
7 3 (9.38%) ETL
7 3 (9.38%) High Availability
7 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (9.38%) Time Management
8 2 (6.25%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Statistical Modelling
8 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.50%) Perl
4 4 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.75%) MCSA
3 3 (9.38%) CCNA
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.38%) CISSP
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) vSphere
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) Docker
4 5 (15.63%) iptables
4 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.38%) NFS
5 3 (9.38%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (50.00%) Ansible
2 7 (21.88%) Puppet
3 4 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
4 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Red Hat
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Remedy
5 3 (9.38%) Cloudera
5 3 (9.38%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee
5 3 (9.38%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) Aruba
6 2 (6.25%) Hortonworks
6 2 (6.25%) NETGEAR