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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 69 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing DNS 32 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.91% 1.01% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 9.74% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
Average daily rate
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£308 £380 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.07% +12.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £155 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £573 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.92 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+52.34% +3.22%
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
184 154 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.99% 10.40% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 51 90
Average daily rate £400 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Nottinghamshire +1 14 £300 +84.61% 3
Derbyshire +5 5 £355 -36.03% 5
Northamptonshire - 5 £400 - 3
Lincolnshire +9 4 - - 2
Leicestershire +2 4 £325 +51.16% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 44 (77.19%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
3 27 (47.37%) DHCP
4 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
4 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (35.09%) TCP/IP
8 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 19 (33.33%) VMware
9 13 (22.81%) WAN
9 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
9 13 (22.81%) WSUS
10 12 (21.05%) SCCM
10 12 (21.05%) Hyper-V
11 11 (19.30%) Firewall
11 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (17.54%) ITIL
12 10 (17.54%) Linux
12 10 (17.54%) Cisco
13 9 (15.79%) HP
13 9 (15.79%) MCSE
13 9 (15.79%) Clustering
13 9 (15.79%) Lync
14 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
14 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
14 8 (14.04%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
14 8 (14.04%) MCITP
14 8 (14.04%) Migration

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) Lync
3 8 (14.04%) Office Communications Server
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (10.53%) IIS
5 5 (8.77%) Apache
5 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.26%) Apache Solr
6 3 (5.26%) Moodle
7 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.51%) iPlanet
7 2 (3.51%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.51%) MQSeries
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.51%) JBoss
7 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) DHCP
2 20 (35.09%) TCP/IP
3 13 (22.81%) WAN
4 11 (19.30%) Firewall
5 8 (14.04%) LAN
6 7 (12.28%) SAN
6 7 (12.28%) VLAN
7 6 (10.53%) SSL
8 5 (8.77%) DMZ
8 5 (8.77%) VoIP
9 3 (5.26%) LDAP
9 3 (5.26%) PBX
9 3 (5.26%) FTP
9 3 (5.26%) HTTP
9 3 (5.26%) Internet
9 3 (5.26%) MPLS
9 3 (5.26%) SMTP
9 3 (5.26%) VPN
9 3 (5.26%) HTTPS
10 2 (3.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.04%) Analyst
1 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Server Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) ADSI
3 1 (1.75%) ISPF
3 1 (1.75%) Java EE
3 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Clustering
2 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Replication
5 2 (3.51%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) FMCG
6 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.75%) AS400
6 1 (1.75%) IVR
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 44 (77.19%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (17.54%) Linux
6 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
7 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
8 6 (10.53%) UNIX
9 5 (8.77%) Windows 2000
9 5 (8.77%) Windows Vista
9 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (7.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (7.02%) Solaris
11 2 (3.51%) AIX
11 2 (3.51%) HPUX
11 2 (3.51%) SUSE
12 1 (1.75%) CentOS
12 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) ITIL
2 8 (14.04%) Migration
2 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
3 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.26%) Load Testing
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.26%) DevOps
5 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.51%) Line Management
5 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.51%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (3.51%) High Availability
5 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.51%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.51%) Information Assurance
5 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.51%) Korn
3 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) C-shell
3 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) MCSE
3 8 (14.04%) MCITP
3 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
6 1 (1.75%) CCNP
6 1 (1.75%) CCNA
6 1 (1.75%) CCDP
6 1 (1.75%) CISSP
6 1 (1.75%) CISA
6 1 (1.75%) CISM
6 1 (1.75%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
1 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.77%) ISA Server
4 5 (8.77%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (7.02%) vSphere
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.51%) NFS
6 2 (3.51%) Samba
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (3.51%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.75%) XenApp
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) WSUS
2 12 (21.05%) SCCM
3 6 (10.53%) SCOM
4 3 (5.26%) Nagios
4 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.26%) Puppet
4 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.51%) OpenView
6 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (17.54%) Cisco
4 9 (15.79%) HP
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle
6 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.77%) Sophos
8 4 (7.02%) Veritas
9 3 (5.26%) Citrix
9 3 (5.26%) Sun
9 3 (5.26%) hybris
9 3 (5.26%) F5
10 2 (3.51%) Opsware
10 2 (3.51%) PlateSpin
10 2 (3.51%) Dell
10 2 (3.51%) Cognos
10 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.75%) Symantec
11 1 (1.75%) McAfee
11 1 (1.75%) Avaya
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