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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 38 55
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17  
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.13% 3.27% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.05% 16.36% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 11
Median daily rate £334 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.64% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £456 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -28.92% +31.76%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 87 110 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.03% 19.96% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 60
Median daily rate £288 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.34% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £572 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -18 6 £218 -37.85% 1
West Wales - 1 £475 - 1
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Puppet
2 11 (78.57%) DevOps
3 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
3 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
4 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (57.14%) Ansible
5 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (42.86%) Apache
6 6 (42.86%) HTTP
6 6 (42.86%) Java
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
7 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (35.71%) Server Hardening
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) Hudson
7 5 (35.71%) Confluence
7 5 (35.71%) Maven
7 5 (35.71%) JIRA
7 5 (35.71%) Perl
7 5 (35.71%) Ant
7 5 (35.71%) DHCP
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
8 4 (28.57%) tcpdump

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 (42.86%) Apache
2 5 (35.71%) Confluence
3 3 (21.43%) Apache Solr
3 3 (21.43%) IIS
3 3 (21.43%) Jetty
3 3 (21.43%) Mongrel
3 3 (21.43%) nginx
3 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon S3
2 3 (21.43%) Google App Engine
2 3 (21.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (14.29%) GitHub
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (7.14%) Route 53
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) HTTP
3 5 (35.71%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) tcpdump
5 3 (21.43%) DSL
5 3 (21.43%) FTP
5 3 (21.43%) IPsec
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
6 2 (14.29%) LDAP
6 2 (14.29%) SSH
7 1 (7.14%) Firewall
7 1 (7.14%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 5 (35.71%) Ant
3 5 (35.71%) Hudson
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) Maven
4 3 (21.43%) Travis CI
4 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
5 2 (14.29%) Gradle
5 2 (14.29%) NuGet
5 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Junior DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Junior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Support
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) J2EE
1 3 (21.43%) Servlets
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
2 1 (7.14%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) DevOps
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (35.71%) Server Hardening
5 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Microservices
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.14%) High Availability
7 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) MVC
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) JCL
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) iptables
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) Docker
3 3 (21.43%) Xen
4 2 (14.29%) NFS
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) Puppet
2 8 (57.14%) Ansible
3 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (21.43%) Marathon
4 3 (21.43%) Mesos
4 3 (21.43%) Rundeck
4 3 (21.43%) Terraform
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) Salt
6 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
6 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (7.14%) Fluentd
6 1 (7.14%) Grafana
6 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (7.14%) Kibana
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
6 1 (7.14%) Prometheus
6 1 (7.14%) SCCM
6 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) Google
3 3 (21.43%) Remedy
3 3 (21.43%) Splunk
4 2 (14.29%) BMC
4 2 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) arcserve
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Informatica
5 1 (7.14%) Micro Focus
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Thunderhead
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas