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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 69 88 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 25 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.52% 0.50% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 3.81% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £231 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.94% -25.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £286 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 - £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 - £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.22 £18.35 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.55% -3.43%
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
212 210 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.91% 13.17% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 83 76
Average daily rate £330 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £141 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £415 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 40
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £160.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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
Nottinghamshire +14 10 £388 +138.46% 1
Derbyshire - 9 £238 - 1
Northamptonshire -13 3 £245 - 2
Leicestershire +11 1 £450 - 7
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
3 27 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 22 (48.89%) DHCP
5 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
6 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
7 13 (28.89%) Migration
7 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (24.44%) Kerberos
8 11 (24.44%) MCSE
8 11 (24.44%) LDAP
8 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
8 11 (24.44%) PKI
9 10 (22.22%) Citrix
9 10 (22.22%) Cisco
10 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (20.00%) ITIL
10 9 (20.00%) VMware
11 8 (17.78%) Clustering
11 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
12 7 (15.56%) SCOM
12 7 (15.56%) WSUS
12 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
12 7 (15.56%) Linux
13 6 (13.33%) SQL
13 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 6 (13.33%) HP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (8.89%) Lync
3 3 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.22%) Quickr
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) DHCP
2 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (24.44%) Kerberos
3 11 (24.44%) LDAP
4 6 (13.33%) Internet
4 6 (13.33%) IPsec
5 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 4 (8.89%) LAN
6 3 (6.67%) Firewall
6 3 (6.67%) SAN
7 2 (4.44%) VoIP
7 2 (4.44%) SNMP
7 2 (4.44%) Intranet
7 2 (4.44%) MPLS
7 2 (4.44%) OSPF
7 2 (4.44%) HSRP
8 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
General
1 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (13.33%) Analyst
1 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory Specialist
2 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Consultant
4 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Project Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Administrator
4 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) PKI
2 8 (17.78%) Clustering
3 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.44%) FMCG
5 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.22%) iSeries
6 1 (2.22%) AS400
6 1 (2.22%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 27 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.56%) Linux
6 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (11.11%) Solaris
6 5 (11.11%) UNIX
7 4 (8.89%) Windows 2000
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (6.67%) CentOS
9 2 (4.44%) AIX
10 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Migration
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Business Development
6 2 (4.44%) Logistics
6 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.44%) Line Management
7 1 (2.22%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.22%) Network Design
7 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (24.44%) MCSE
3 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) MCITP
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.44%) CCNP
6 2 (4.44%) CCNA
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CCDP
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (75.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) ISA Server
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) NFS
4 2 (4.44%) Terminal Server
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCOM
1 7 (15.56%) WSUS
2 6 (13.33%) SCCM
3 3 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Citrix
2 10 (22.22%) Cisco
3 9 (20.00%) VMware
4 6 (13.33%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle
7 3 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (4.44%) Dell
8 2 (4.44%) Veritas
8 2 (4.44%) Lotus
9 1 (2.22%) F5
9 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya