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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 62 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing DNS 39 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.37% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.02% 9.03% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +59.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £200 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £23.29 £21.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
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
205 155 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.46% 10.44% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 57 64
Average daily rate £375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £168 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 24
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.72 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 0 12 £415 +30.19% 2
Derbyshire +2 11 £305 -19.20% 2
Leicestershire +6 7 £263 -12.50%
Northamptonshire - 5 £400 - 4
Lincolnshire +3 3 - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
3 27 (45.76%) DHCP
4 21 (35.59%) MS Exchange
5 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
6 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
6 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
6 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (28.81%) WAN
7 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (28.81%) VMware
8 16 (27.12%) Firewall
9 13 (22.03%) Hyper-V
10 12 (20.34%) Load Balancing
11 11 (18.64%) Cisco
11 11 (18.64%) ITIL
11 11 (18.64%) Oracle
11 11 (18.64%) Linux
12 10 (16.95%) LAN
12 10 (16.95%) Clustering
12 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
13 9 (15.25%) SCCM
14 8 (13.56%) VLAN
14 8 (13.56%) WSUS
14 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (13.56%) Internet
14 8 (13.56%) Sun
14 8 (13.56%) Windows XP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (35.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.86%) Apache
3 7 (11.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (10.17%) Lync
5 5 (8.47%) IIS
5 5 (8.47%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (6.78%) Apache Solr
7 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.08%) JBoss
7 3 (5.08%) iPlanet
7 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.08%) Moodle
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
8 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (3.39%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.39%) MS Project
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (45.76%) DHCP
2 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
3 17 (28.81%) WAN
4 16 (27.12%) Firewall
5 10 (16.95%) LAN
6 8 (13.56%) VLAN
6 8 (13.56%) Internet
7 7 (11.86%) SAN
7 7 (11.86%) VPN
8 6 (10.17%) SSL
9 5 (8.47%) DMZ
9 5 (8.47%) VoIP
10 4 (6.78%) HTTPS
10 4 (6.78%) SMTP
10 4 (6.78%) FTP
10 4 (6.78%) HTTP
11 3 (5.08%) LDAP
11 3 (5.08%) PBX
11 3 (5.08%) MPLS
11 3 (5.08%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.78%) MySQL
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (11.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (10.17%) Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Server Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Technical Leader
4 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Security Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) J2EE
1 3 (5.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.69%) ADSI
2 1 (1.69%) Java EE
2 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Clustering
2 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.78%) Replication
4 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.08%) FMCG
6 2 (3.39%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.69%) EPoS
7 1 (1.69%) AS400
7 1 (1.69%) IVR
7 1 (1.69%) PKI
7 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (18.64%) Linux
5 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
6 8 (13.56%) Windows XP
6 8 (13.56%) UNIX
7 5 (8.47%) Solaris
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Vista
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.08%) AIX
8 3 (5.08%) HPUX
8 3 (5.08%) SUSE
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Load Balancing
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
3 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
3 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (11.86%) Migration
4 6 (10.17%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.47%) Information Assurance
6 4 (6.78%) Load Testing
6 4 (6.78%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.78%) DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.08%) Change Management
7 3 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.08%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.08%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.08%) Perl
3 3 (5.08%) C-shell
3 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.08%) Korn
4 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.69%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) MCITP
3 5 (8.47%) MCSE
3 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) MCSA
5 1 (1.69%) CISSP
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CISA
5 1 (1.69%) CISM
5 1 (1.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.03%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.78%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.08%) Samba
5 3 (5.08%) KVM
5 3 (5.08%) vSphere
5 3 (5.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.39%) Squid
6 2 (3.39%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) WSUS
3 4 (6.78%) Puppet
3 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.78%) Nagios
4 3 (5.08%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.39%) SCOM
5 2 (3.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.81%) VMware
3 11 (18.64%) Cisco
3 11 (18.64%) Oracle
4 8 (13.56%) Sun
5 7 (11.86%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.17%) F5
6 6 (10.17%) HP
7 5 (8.47%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.47%) Sophos
8 4 (6.78%) hybris
8 4 (6.78%) Citrix
9 3 (5.08%) Veritas
9 3 (5.08%) PlateSpin
9 3 (5.08%) LANDesk
10 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.39%) Opsware
10 2 (3.39%) Lotus
10 2 (3.39%) Cognos
11 1 (1.69%) IBM