The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 88 69 84
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 7 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.46% 1.18% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 9.88% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Average daily rate £288 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £248 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +43.75%
DNS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
198 172 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.88% 11.99% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 84 67
Average daily rate £313 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £22.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the East Midlands region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the East Midlands region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +8 2 £265 -33.75% 3
Leicestershire -11 2 £250 - 1
Lincolnshire -6 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -12 1 - - 3
Derbyshire -16 1 £350 +36.58% 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 16 (84.21%) Windows
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) DHCP
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
4 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
6 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) IIS
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (21.05%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) Dell
8 4 (21.05%) SAN
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless
8 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.79%) vSphere
9 3 (15.79%) Software Licensing

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (26.32%) IIS
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) DHCP
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (15.79%) LDAP
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) IPv4
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 2 (10.53%) PBX
5 2 (10.53%) SMTP
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.26%) IPsec
6 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Lotus Notes Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Support
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Unix
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Software Licensing
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
3 2 (10.53%) Logistics
3 2 (10.53%) People Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Web Filtering
4 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
1 8 (42.11%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) Dell
3 4 (21.05%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) Lotus
6 1 (5.26%) Altiris
6 1 (5.26%) Brocade
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Sun
6 1 (5.26%) Twitter
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