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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 79 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 16 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.00% 0.76% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.70% 6.18% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £293 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.94% -16.25%
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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
165 178 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.30% 12.24% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 81 122
Average daily rate £337 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.71% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £24.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
Derbyshire -5 5 £381 +17.30% 1
Leicestershire +7 4 £238 -32.14% 2
Northamptonshire +4 4 £275 -17.91% 2
Nottinghamshire -13 2 £240 -23.20% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 34 (58.62%) Windows
2 28 (48.28%) DHCP
2 28 (48.28%) Active Directory
3 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
4 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
4 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
5 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
6 17 (29.31%) Firewall
7 15 (25.86%) VMware
7 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (24.14%) Linux
9 13 (22.41%) WAN
10 12 (20.69%) ITIL
11 11 (18.97%) Oracle
11 11 (18.97%) Cisco
11 11 (18.97%) Load Balancing
12 10 (17.24%) VLAN
12 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
13 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
13 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
13 9 (15.52%) UNIX
13 9 (15.52%) Apache
14 8 (13.79%) Tomcat
14 8 (13.79%) Sun
14 8 (13.79%) SAN
14 8 (13.79%) Red Hat

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Apache
2 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.79%) Tomcat
4 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.62%) Lync
5 5 (8.62%) IIS
6 4 (6.90%) JBoss
6 4 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (6.90%) Apache Solr
7 3 (5.17%) Moodle
7 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (5.17%) IBM Notes
7 3 (5.17%) WebLogic
7 3 (5.17%) iPlanet
7 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
8 2 (3.45%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (3.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Project
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (48.28%) DHCP
2 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
3 17 (29.31%) Firewall
4 13 (22.41%) WAN
5 10 (17.24%) VLAN
6 8 (13.79%) Internet
6 8 (13.79%) SAN
7 6 (10.34%) SSL
7 6 (10.34%) VPN
7 6 (10.34%) LAN
8 5 (8.62%) VoIP
8 5 (8.62%) DMZ
9 4 (6.90%) HTTPS
9 4 (6.90%) SMTP
9 4 (6.90%) PBX
9 4 (6.90%) FTP
9 4 (6.90%) HTTP
10 3 (5.17%) LDAP
10 3 (5.17%) MPLS
10 3 (5.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.62%) MySQL
3 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (12.07%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (8.62%) Server Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Technical Leader
4 4 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) CSS
2 3 (5.17%) J2EE
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) ISPF
3 1 (1.72%) Java EE
3 1 (1.72%) jQuery
3 1 (1.72%) HTML5
3 1 (1.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Clustering
3 5 (8.62%) Replication
4 4 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.17%) FMCG
6 2 (3.45%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.72%) IVR
7 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.72%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 34 (58.62%) Windows
2 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (24.14%) Linux
4 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.52%) UNIX
5 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
5 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.62%) Windows Vista
7 5 (8.62%) Solaris
8 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
9 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (5.17%) AIX
9 3 (5.17%) HPUX
9 3 (5.17%) SUSE
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Load Balancing
3 8 (13.79%) Migration
4 7 (12.07%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (8.62%) Security Patching
5 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.62%) Information Assurance
6 4 (6.90%) Load Testing
6 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Logistics
6 4 (6.90%) DevOps
6 4 (6.90%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.17%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (5.17%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.90%) Perl
4 3 (5.17%) Korn
4 3 (5.17%) C-shell
4 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.45%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.62%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) MCITP
3 4 (6.90%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCSA
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) CISA
6 1 (1.72%) CISM
6 1 (1.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (5.17%) KVM
5 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.17%) Samba
6 2 (3.45%) vSphere
6 2 (3.45%) Squid
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) WSUS
3 4 (6.90%) Nagios
3 4 (6.90%) Puppet
3 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.45%) OpenView
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.86%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Oracle
3 11 (18.97%) Cisco
4 8 (13.79%) Sun
4 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.34%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) F5
6 5 (8.62%) Citrix
6 5 (8.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.62%) Sophos
7 4 (6.90%) hybris
8 3 (5.17%) PlateSpin
8 3 (5.17%) LANDesk
8 3 (5.17%) Veritas
8 3 (5.17%) Lotus
9 2 (3.45%) Cognos
9 2 (3.45%) Opsware
9 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.72%) Veeam