Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 85 96
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11 -29
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.15% 0.98% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 6.35% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 8
Wales median daily rate £410 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £148 £205
90th Percentile £525 £415 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £366
% change year-on-year +10.34% -1.02% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 - £13.50
10th Percentile £12.88 - £12.75
90th Percentile £18.63 - £14.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -30.91% +35.80%

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 204 189 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.72% 15.47% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 126 162
Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -17.20% +16.30%
10th Percentile £269 £148 £207
90th Percentile £575 £469 £506
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -66.67% +344.44%
10th Percentile £13.07 £10.40 £11.93
90th Percentile £42.00 £27.64 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.81% -16.78% +7.48%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -12 20 £410 +13.10% 8
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 20 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 15 (75.00%) Ansible
2 15 (75.00%) DevOps
3 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
4 12 (60.00%) Java
5 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (40.00%) Middleware
6 8 (40.00%) J2EE
6 8 (40.00%) JBoss
6 8 (40.00%) Apache
6 8 (40.00%) HTTP
6 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (35.00%) Puppet
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (30.00%) Maven
9 5 (25.00%) JIRA
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 5 (25.00%) Python
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (25.00%) iptables
9 5 (25.00%) Confluence
9 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (25.00%) tcpdump
9 5 (25.00%) Office 365
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 8 (40.00%) Apache
1 8 (40.00%) JBoss
2 5 (25.00%) Confluence
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (25.00%) Office 365
3 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (10.00%) IaaS
4 2 (10.00%) NuGet
4 2 (10.00%) PaaS
4 2 (10.00%) Serverless
5 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (40.00%) HTTP
3 5 (25.00%) tcpdump
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (15.00%) SSH
5 3 (15.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
1 4 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Maven
1 6 (30.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 9 (45.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) J2EE
1 8 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) LDAP
2 3 (15.00%) OAuth
3 2 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (10.00%) Stripes Framework
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Unix
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) DevOps
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) JVM Tuning
4 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Server Hardening
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (10.00%) Storage Management
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.00%) R
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) iptables
2 4 (20.00%) Docker
2 4 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) NFS
3 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) Ansible
2 7 (35.00%) Puppet
3 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.00%) Terraform
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Cloudera
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 2 (10.00%) Hortonworks
5 2 (10.00%) NETGEAR
5 2 (10.00%) Remedy