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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 75 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing DNS 20 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.27% 0.98% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 7.77% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
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£343 £293 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.09% +67.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
211 206 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.44% 12.63% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 104 93
Average daily rate £388 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Leicestershire +1 7 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +15 6 £430 +212.72% 3
Derbyshire +10 5 £325 +11.11%
Northamptonshire +1 1 £335 - 5
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
3 19 (59.38%) DHCP
4 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 14 (43.75%) Migration
7 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 11 (34.38%) Cisco
10 10 (31.25%) Kerberos
10 10 (31.25%) LDAP
10 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
10 10 (31.25%) PKI
11 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
11 9 (28.13%) Citrix
12 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
13 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (18.75%) Internet
13 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
13 6 (18.75%) IPsec
13 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
13 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
14 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
14 5 (15.63%) HP
14 5 (15.63%) MCSE
14 5 (15.63%) ITIL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Quickr
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) DHCP
2 10 (31.25%) LDAP
2 10 (31.25%) Kerberos
3 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.75%) Internet
4 6 (18.75%) IPsec
5 5 (15.63%) WAN
5 5 (15.63%) LAN
6 4 (12.50%) Wireless
7 3 (9.38%) Firewall
8 2 (6.25%) Intranet
8 2 (6.25%) SNMP
8 2 (6.25%) VoIP
8 2 (6.25%) FTP
8 2 (6.25%) BIG-IP
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (3.13%) HTTP
9 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
2 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory Specialist
2 5 (15.63%) Technical Leader
3 3 (9.38%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.13%) Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) ADSI
2 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) PKI
2 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.50%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.25%) FMCG
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Linux
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (9.38%) UNIX
7 3 (9.38%) Solaris
7 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.25%) AIX
8 2 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Logistics
7 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Network Management
7 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (15.63%) MCSE
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
7 1 (3.13%) MCP
7 1 (3.13%) CCIE
7 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenServer
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle
4 5 (15.63%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.38%) F5
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.25%) Lotus
7 1 (3.13%) Juniper
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat