Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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.

Domain Name System (DNS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 86 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 -28 +36
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 17 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.98% 1.19% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.56% 6.83% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 39
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £148 £229 £313
90th Percentile £505 £475 £455
UK median daily rate £370 £355 £365
% change year-on-year +4.23% -2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.64% -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +40.00% +5.26%

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 183 249 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.91% 17.41% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 160 195
Wales median daily rate £316 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.94% +16.79% -8.67%
10th Percentile £150 £224 £216
90th Percentile £475 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 16
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £21.00 £11.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.76% +81.82% -27.81%
10th Percentile £10.45 £12.04 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.38
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +2 10 £400 +6.67% 2
West Wales - 1 £475 -
North Wales - 1 £185 - 1
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for DNS.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) DHCP
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 7 (58.33%) VMware
6 6 (50.00%) NetBackup
6 6 (50.00%) Backup Exec
6 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (50.00%) Symantec
6 6 (50.00%) McAfee
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (41.67%) MCSE
7 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (33.33%) Clustering
8 4 (33.33%) Firewall
8 4 (33.33%) IIS
8 4 (33.33%) SQL
8 4 (33.33%) ITIL
8 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering

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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (16.67%) Apache
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) DHCP
2 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) VSAN
6 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (8.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Ant
2 1 (8.33%) Gradle
2 1 (8.33%) Hudson
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CGI
2 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 1 (8.33%) AIX
8 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) Proactive Management
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Hardening
3 2 (16.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) MCSE
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) HNC
5 2 (16.67%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) iptables
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
6 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) WSUS
5 2 (16.67%) Ansible
5 2 (16.67%) Puppet
5 2 (16.67%) SCOM
5 2 (16.67%) vCenter Server
6 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) McAfee
3 6 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) arcserve
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy
5 2 (16.67%) Sophos
6 1 (8.33%) Apple
6 1 (8.33%) AppSense
6 1 (8.33%) BMC
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (8.33%) Veritas