Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 79 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 +9
Contract jobs citing DNS 27 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.78% 0.98% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 6.31% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 23
Wales median daily rate £325 £349 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% -0.36% +53.85%
10th Percentile £258 £203 £194
90th Percentile £444 £453 £387
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £11.75 - £30.00
10th Percentile £10.13 - £27.50
90th Percentile £13.63 - £32.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £22.85 £21.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +6.28% -8.99%

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 222 206 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.64% 15.47% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 140 144
Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.91% +6.92%
10th Percentile £163 £162 £193
90th Percentile £498 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.91% +0.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 5
Wales median hourly rate £19.80 £55.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +307.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.63 £77.50 £26.50
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +13.64%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -4 27 £325 +17.65% 15
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 24 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 23 (85.19%) DHCP
3 21 (77.78%) Windows
4 19 (70.37%) TCP/IP
5 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
6 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
7 14 (51.85%) VMware
7 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
8 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (37.04%) VPN
9 10 (37.04%) SQL
9 10 (37.04%) vSphere
10 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 9 (33.33%) Symantec
10 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (29.63%) Firewall
11 8 (29.63%) IIS
12 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
12 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
12 7 (25.93%) Citrix
12 7 (25.93%) SAN
12 7 (25.93%) Cisco
12 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
12 7 (25.93%) Backup Exec
12 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
12 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
12 7 (25.93%) Office 365
12 7 (25.93%) Windows 8

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 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (29.63%) IIS
3 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
4 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.41%) Confluence
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (3.70%) Apache
6 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) NuGet
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) DHCP
2 19 (70.37%) TCP/IP
3 10 (37.04%) VPN
4 8 (29.63%) Firewall
5 7 (25.93%) SAN
6 5 (18.52%) LAN
6 5 (18.52%) WAN
7 4 (14.81%) VLAN
8 2 (7.41%) SSH
8 2 (7.41%) tcpdump
8 2 (7.41%) VSAN
9 1 (3.70%) 4G
9 1 (3.70%) ADSL
9 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
9 1 (3.70%) HTTP
9 1 (3.70%) Modbus
9 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (3.70%) VoIP
9 1 (3.70%) Wireless
9 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.11%) Maven
2 2 (7.41%) Ant
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Hudson
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
2 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) IT Support
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Apache Axis
2 2 (7.41%) LDAP
3 1 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) CESG
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) PDA
4 1 (3.70%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
3 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
9 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) High Availability
1 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) Time Management
3 3 (11.11%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.41%) Security Hardening
4 2 (7.41%) Server Hardening
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) C-shell
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) MCSA
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (11.11%) CISSP
5 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) HNC
6 2 (7.41%) MCSE
7 1 (3.70%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) vSphere
3 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
4 5 (18.52%) XenDesktop
5 3 (11.11%) Docker
5 3 (11.11%) iptables
5 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.41%) NFS
6 2 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Backup Exec
1 7 (25.93%) NetBackup
2 6 (22.22%) SCCM
3 5 (18.52%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (18.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (7.41%) Puppet
4 2 (7.41%) SCOM
4 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
4 2 (7.41%) WSUS
5 1 (3.70%) Ansible
5 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Symantec
4 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 7 (25.93%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) Aruba
5 5 (18.52%) HP
5 5 (18.52%) McAfee
5 5 (18.52%) NETGEAR
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.41%) arcserve
9 1 (3.70%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (3.70%) Lotus
9 1 (3.70%) NetApp
9 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.70%) Veeam