Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 76 71
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 30 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.04% 1.13% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.22% 7.98% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 19
Wales median daily rate £360 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £205 £188
90th Percentile £481 £500 £460
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £352
% change year-on-year - +6.53% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.93 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.66% -18.13% +40.00%

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 227 188 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.47% 14.22% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 125 116
Wales median daily rate £390 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -14.67% +21.95%
10th Percentile £206 £170 £240
90th Percentile £533 £475 £579
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 16
Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £55.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.48% +166.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.50 £11.99
90th Percentile £42.00 £77.50 £68.13
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.77 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% -20.93% +19.05%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +3 30 £360 -10.00% 8
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 22 (73.33%) TCP/IP
2 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) DHCP
4 16 (53.33%) Windows
5 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 11 (36.67%) VMware
8 11 (36.67%) Linux
8 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (36.67%) Red Hat
9 10 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (33.33%) DevOps
10 9 (30.00%) vSphere
10 9 (30.00%) SQL
10 9 (30.00%) VPN
11 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (23.33%) Maven
12 7 (23.33%) Cisco
12 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
13 6 (20.00%) Office 365
13 6 (20.00%) Ansible
13 6 (20.00%) HTTP
13 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 6 (20.00%) Java
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle
13 6 (20.00%) MCSA
13 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint

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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Apache
2 5 (16.67%) Confluence
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (16.67%) JBoss
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) NuGet
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (73.33%) TCP/IP
2 17 (56.67%) DHCP
3 9 (30.00%) VPN
4 6 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (20.00%) HTTP
4 6 (20.00%) SAN
5 5 (16.67%) tcpdump
6 4 (13.33%) LAN
6 4 (13.33%) SSH
6 4 (13.33%) WAN
7 1 (3.33%) 4G
7 1 (3.33%) ADSL
7 1 (3.33%) Modbus
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) VLAN
7 1 (3.33%) VoIP
7 1 (3.33%) Wireless
7 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
1 7 (23.33%) Maven
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) Ant
3 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) Hudson
3 4 (13.33%) Subversion
4 3 (10.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) J2EE
1 5 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Axis
2 3 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) CESG
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) PDA
3 1 (3.33%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (36.67%) Linux
5 10 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
9 3 (10.00%) Unix
10 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
11 1 (3.33%) CentOS
11 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
11 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) High Availability
3 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.33%) Server Hardening
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) JVM Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) C-shell
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) MCSA
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) CISSP
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.33%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) vSphere
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.67%) iptables
4 5 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 4 (13.33%) Docker
6 3 (10.00%) NFS
7 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Ansible
2 5 (16.67%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM
5 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Red Hat
2 11 (36.67%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco
4 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle
5 5 (16.67%) Aruba
5 5 (16.67%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) NETGEAR
6 4 (13.33%) Symantec
7 3 (10.00%) McAfee
8 2 (6.67%) Remedy
9 1 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.33%) Veeam