The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 50 85 73
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -12
Contract jobs citing DNS 86 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.36% 1.89% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.63% 13.31% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 15
Average daily rate
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£403 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £184 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £393 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 8
Average hourly rate £29.75 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.33% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £20.60 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+41.53% -9.72%
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
364 323 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.23% 14.16% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 157 170
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 57
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.65 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the East of England region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the East of England region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Bedfordshire +8 30 £425 +41.66%
Essex +15 20 £403 +111.84% 4
Hertfordshire +6 16 £510 +40.68% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 14 £338 +35.00% 8
Suffolk - 6 £450 - 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 127 (78.88%) Windows
2 114 (70.81%) DHCP
3 108 (67.08%) Active Directory
4 103 (63.98%) Microsoft
5 58 (36.02%) IIS
6 53 (32.92%) SCOM
7 49 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (29.81%) SCCM
9 45 (27.95%) MS Excel
10 41 (25.47%) E-Commerce
11 40 (24.84%) FTP
11 40 (24.84%) PowerShell
12 39 (24.22%) VMware
13 35 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (20.50%) ITIL
14 33 (20.50%) Firewall
15 29 (18.01%) Linux
15 29 (18.01%) TCP/IP
15 29 (18.01%) Citrix
15 29 (18.01%) Microsoft Azure
16 28 (17.39%) MS Exchange
17 24 (14.91%) SAN
17 24 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (14.29%) .NET
18 23 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (13.66%) Oracle
19 22 (13.66%) Web Services
19 22 (13.66%) VPN
19 22 (13.66%) HP
19 22 (13.66%) Shell Script

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 58 (36.02%) IIS
2 28 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 15 (9.32%) WebLogic
4 13 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (5.59%) Apache
8 8 (4.97%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (3.11%) IBM Notes
11 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
11 4 (2.48%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 45 (27.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 114 (70.81%) DHCP
2 40 (24.84%) FTP
3 33 (20.50%) Firewall
4 29 (18.01%) TCP/IP
5 24 (14.91%) SAN
6 22 (13.66%) VPN
7 10 (6.21%) WAN
7 10 (6.21%) Wireless
8 9 (5.59%) LAN
9 8 (4.97%) LDAP
9 8 (4.97%) VoIP
10 6 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.11%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.11%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (3.11%) Internet
12 4 (2.48%) BIG-IP
12 4 (2.48%) VLAN
12 4 (2.48%) OpenLDAP
13 3 (1.86%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.86%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.35%) MySQL
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.86%) DB2
6 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.86%) MSI
2 1 (0.62%) Ant
General
1 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.35%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Legal
3 5 (3.11%) Publishing
3 5 (3.11%) Retail
4 3 (1.86%) Games
5 2 (1.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Electronics
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (43.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (13.66%) Web Engineer
3 21 (13.04%) Analyst
4 15 (9.32%) Support Analyst
5 13 (8.07%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (8.07%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) IT Support
7 10 (6.21%) Consultant
8 9 (5.59%) Wintel Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Administrator
10 6 (3.73%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.73%) Network Analyst
11 5 (3.11%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (3.11%) Network Support
11 5 (3.11%) Support Consultant
11 5 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.11%) Developer
11 5 (3.11%) Desktop Support
12 4 (2.48%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.48%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.29%) .NET
2 22 (13.66%) Web Services
3 8 (4.97%) J2EE
3 8 (4.97%) JSON
4 4 (2.48%) XML
4 4 (2.48%) RESTful
5 3 (1.86%) REST
5 3 (1.86%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.86%) SOAP
5 3 (1.86%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.24%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.62%) Middleware
7 1 (0.62%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.62%) HTML
7 1 (0.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.94%) Blackberry
2 13 (8.07%) Clustering
3 12 (7.45%) Replication
4 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.48%) PKI
4 4 (2.48%) SecurID
5 3 (1.86%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.86%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.86%) Online Games
5 3 (1.86%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.24%) DTV
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) iPad
7 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 127 (78.88%) Windows
2 49 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (18.01%) Linux
5 24 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (13.66%) Windows 7
7 18 (11.18%) Solaris
8 16 (9.94%) Windows XP
9 13 (8.07%) UNIX
10 10 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.97%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.11%) Windows 2000
13 4 (2.48%) ThreadX
14 3 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.86%) AIX
15 2 (1.24%) Debian
15 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.62%) CentOS
16 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.47%) E-Commerce
2 33 (20.50%) ITIL
3 18 (11.18%) DevOps
4 10 (6.21%) Migration
5 9 (5.59%) Load Balancing
5 9 (5.59%) Network Load Balancing
5 9 (5.59%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.97%) Project Management
7 7 (4.35%) Database Security
8 6 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.48%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.48%) Change Management
11 3 (1.86%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.86%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (1.86%) Information Security
12 2 (1.24%) CRM
12 2 (1.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.84%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.66%) Shell Script
3 18 (11.18%) SQL
4 15 (9.32%) PHP
5 4 (2.48%) Embedded C
5 4 (2.48%) VBScript
5 4 (2.48%) C
5 4 (2.48%) Lua
6 1 (0.62%) Ruby
6 1 (0.62%) VB6
6 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) Perl
6 1 (0.62%) VB
6 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.59%) MCSE
5 7 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.35%) MCITP
5 7 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.11%) CCNA
7 3 (1.86%) Degree
7 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.86%) CCNP
7 3 (1.86%) MCP
8 2 (1.24%) CCIE
8 2 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.62%) CCIP
9 1 (0.62%) MCSD
9 1 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 108 (67.08%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.18%) vSphere
4 13 (8.07%) Terminal Services
5 12 (7.45%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (4.35%) vCloud
8 5 (3.11%) XenApp
8 5 (3.11%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.48%) NFS
9 4 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.48%) Dovecot
10 3 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.86%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.24%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.62%) XenServer
12 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.62%) VMFS
12 1 (0.62%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (32.92%) SCOM
2 48 (29.81%) SCCM
3 9 (5.59%) WSUS
3 9 (5.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (4.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (4.35%) Puppet
6 6 (3.73%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.73%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.86%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.86%) Nagios
9 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.62%) OpenView
9 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (63.98%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.22%) VMware
3 29 (18.01%) Citrix
4 22 (13.66%) Oracle
4 22 (13.66%) HP
5 20 (12.42%) Cisco
6 18 (11.18%) Symantec
7 14 (8.70%) Akamai
8 9 (5.59%) CheckPoint
9 8 (4.97%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.97%) BEA
10 7 (4.35%) Sophos
10 7 (4.35%) McAfee
10 7 (4.35%) Dell
11 6 (3.73%) EMC
11 6 (3.73%) Lotus
12 5 (3.11%) Infoblox
12 5 (3.11%) F5
12 5 (3.11%) Veritas
12 5 (3.11%) IBM
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