The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 78 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.76% 1.31% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 8.60% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £283 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% +25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £230 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £303 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.87% -
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
176 221 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.17% 15.24% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 121 64
Average daily rate £350 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 27
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £15.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
DNS
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -11 3 £350 - 3
Nottinghamshire +11 2 £313 +7.75% 1
Northamptonshire -6 1 £335 +48.88% 10
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (82.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (78.57%) DHCP
3 15 (53.57%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco
4 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
7 10 (35.71%) HP
7 10 (35.71%) Migration
7 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
9 8 (28.57%) Oracle
9 8 (28.57%) RDBMS
9 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
9 8 (28.57%) Manufacturing
10 7 (25.00%) Citrix
10 7 (25.00%) Wireless
11 6 (21.43%) Degree
12 5 (17.86%) PKI
12 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
12 5 (17.86%) Kerberos
12 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.86%) LDAP
13 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 4 (14.29%) SQL
13 4 (14.29%) ADSI
13 4 (14.29%) Clustering

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) DHCP
2 7 (25.00%) Wireless
3 5 (17.86%) LDAP
3 5 (17.86%) Kerberos
3 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
4 3 (10.71%) WAN
4 3 (10.71%) FTP
4 3 (10.71%) Internet
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) IPsec
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) RDBMS
2 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Architect
1 5 (17.86%) Technical Leader
2 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
2 2 (7.14%) Analyst
2 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
3 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) ADSI
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) X-Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) PKI
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.14%) iPad
3 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.14%) Android
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
2 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.29%) Information Assurance
3 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.14%) MCSE
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (82.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenServer
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) HP
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle
5 7 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) Siemens
6 3 (10.71%) F5
7 2 (7.14%) SAP
7 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec
8 1 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) Altiris
8 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper