Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 96 65
Rank change year-on-year +20 -31 +28
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 10 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.33% 0.71% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.04% 4.37% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 38
Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +14.75%
10th Percentile £261 £203 £313
90th Percentile £408 £475 £391
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £368
% change year-on-year -3.33% +2.04% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Wales median hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -55.00% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.75 £27.50
90th Percentile £14.13 £14.25 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £25.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.67% +12.22% +12.50%

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 188 229 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.72% 16.23% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 164 196
Wales median daily rate £350 £393 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +14.60% -7.12%
10th Percentile £140 £181 £213
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
Wales median hourly rate £25.70 £18.21 £10.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.08% +79.88% -36.72%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.73 £9.00
90th Percentile £44.66 £77.50 £20.53
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +16 17 £350 -6.67% 9
DNS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
3 15 (88.24%) DHCP
4 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
4 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
5 10 (58.82%) Symantec
5 10 (58.82%) VMware
6 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
6 9 (52.94%) NetBackup
6 9 (52.94%) Backup Exec
6 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
7 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
7 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
7 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (41.18%) McAfee
8 7 (41.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (41.18%) Firewall
8 7 (41.18%) ITIL
8 7 (41.18%) SQL
8 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
8 7 (41.18%) SCCM
9 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
9 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (35.29%) IIS
9 6 (35.29%) MCSE
10 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
10 5 (29.41%) VPN

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 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) IIS
3 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (11.76%) Apache
6 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
6 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
7 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) DHCP
2 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) VSAN
6 3 (17.65%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
7 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (11.76%) SAN
8 1 (5.88%) 4G
8 1 (5.88%) ADSL
8 1 (5.88%) Modbus
8 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
8 1 (5.88%) VoIP
8 1 (5.88%) Wireless
8 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) IT Support
5 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Support
6 1 (5.88%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL V3
3 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) High Availability
3 4 (23.53%) Security Hardening
3 4 (23.53%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Proactive Management
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) MCSE
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) HNC
6 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) MCP
7 1 (5.88%) CCNA
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (29.41%) vSphere
4 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (11.76%) iptables
6 2 (11.76%) XenApp
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Backup Exec
1 9 (52.94%) NetBackup
2 7 (41.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (41.18%) SCCM
3 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (23.53%) SCOM
4 4 (23.53%) vCenter Server
4 4 (23.53%) WSUS
5 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Symantec
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) McAfee
4 4 (23.53%) arcserve
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Lotus
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 2 (11.76%) Sophos
6 1 (5.88%) Aruba
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.88%) NETGEAR
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam