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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 60 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 88 74 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.95% 2.51% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.55% 18.27% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 28
Average daily rate
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£314 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.49%
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
566 405 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.96% 13.76% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 210 153
Average daily rate £315 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 42 68
Average hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £35.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
Hertfordshire 0 36 £314 +65.13% 11
Cambridgeshire -2 19 £315 +3.27% 9
Essex -7 12 £358 +30.00% 1
Norfolk - 8 £155 - 1
Bedfordshire +3 7 £288 +9.52% 5
Suffolk 0 6 £275 -26.66% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 102 (68.92%) Windows
2 97 (65.54%) Active Directory
3 94 (63.51%) DHCP
4 70 (47.30%) Microsoft
5 66 (44.59%) VMware
6 53 (35.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (32.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (29.73%) ITIL
9 42 (28.38%) Citrix
9 42 (28.38%) HP
10 40 (27.03%) Firewall
11 39 (26.35%) Linux
11 39 (26.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (24.32%) Cisco
13 34 (22.97%) TCP/IP
14 32 (21.62%) SQL Server
15 27 (18.24%) MS Exchange
15 27 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
16 25 (16.89%) SAN
17 24 (16.22%) XenApp
18 23 (15.54%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (15.54%) Project Management
19 21 (14.19%) Dell
19 21 (14.19%) Windows XP
20 20 (13.51%) PowerShell
21 19 (12.84%) SCCM
21 19 (12.84%) MS Excel
21 19 (12.84%) Oracle
21 19 (12.84%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 27 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
3 17 (11.49%) IIS
4 10 (6.76%) Apache
4 10 (6.76%) WebLogic
4 10 (6.76%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (3.38%) Lync
8 5 (3.38%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Tridion
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Office 365
2 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 94 (63.51%) DHCP
2 40 (27.03%) Firewall
3 34 (22.97%) TCP/IP
4 25 (16.89%) SAN
5 17 (11.49%) LDAP
6 15 (10.14%) VLAN
7 12 (8.11%) Internet
8 11 (7.43%) WAN
8 11 (7.43%) Network Security
8 11 (7.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (6.76%) Wireless
10 9 (6.08%) VoIP
10 9 (6.08%) IPv4
10 9 (6.08%) LAN
11 8 (5.41%) NetScaler
11 8 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.05%) BIG-IP
13 5 (3.38%) VPN
14 4 (2.70%) IPv6
14 4 (2.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) MySQL
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) JIRA
1 2 (1.35%) Trac
2 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.68%) Redmine
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.70%) Local Government
4 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (17.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (10.81%) Administrator
3 15 (10.14%) Analyst
4 13 (8.78%) Desktop Support
4 13 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (8.11%) Consultant
6 11 (7.43%) Network Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (4.05%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) Technical Support
10 5 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.38%) Server Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) UNIX Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) Systems Support
11 4 (2.70%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.38%) J2EE
2 4 (2.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.03%) HTML
3 3 (2.03%) .NET
4 2 (1.35%) CGI
4 2 (1.35%) JSON
4 2 (1.35%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.35%) RESTful
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.68%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.08%) Clustering
3 8 (5.41%) Replication
4 6 (4.05%) PKI
4 6 (4.05%) HP Storage
5 5 (3.38%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.35%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (68.92%) Windows
2 53 (35.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (32.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (26.35%) Linux
4 39 (26.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (14.19%) Windows XP
6 16 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 14 (9.46%) Debian
8 13 (8.78%) Android
9 12 (8.11%) Windows 7
10 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (7.43%) UNIX
10 11 (7.43%) Solaris
11 6 (4.05%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.35%) ThreadX
12 2 (1.35%) AIX
12 2 (1.35%) HPUX
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.73%) ITIL
2 23 (15.54%) Project Management
3 16 (10.81%) Migration
4 14 (9.46%) Load Balancing
5 12 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.43%) Change Management
7 9 (6.08%) High Availability
8 7 (4.73%) Information Security
8 7 (4.73%) Server Building
9 6 (4.05%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.38%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.70%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.70%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.70%) Information Management
11 4 (2.70%) Software Engineering
11 4 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.70%) Build Automation
11 4 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 19 (12.84%) SQL
3 13 (8.78%) Shell Script
4 8 (5.41%) PHP
5 4 (2.70%) C
5 4 (2.70%) Perl
6 3 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.03%) Python
6 3 (2.03%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.03%) Bourne shell
6 3 (2.03%) C-shell
7 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.35%) Lua
7 2 (1.35%) C#
7 2 (1.35%) Java
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (15.54%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (12.16%) CCNA
3 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (3.38%) Degree
6 5 (3.38%) CCIE
6 5 (3.38%) CCNP
7 4 (2.70%) MCITP
7 4 (2.70%) MCSE
7 4 (2.70%) MCSA
8 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.68%) CCIP
9 1 (0.68%) CCEE
9 1 (0.68%) HNC
9 1 (0.68%) HND
9 1 (0.68%) CCDA
9 1 (0.68%) CCA
9 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 97 (65.54%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.22%) XenApp
4 17 (11.49%) vSphere
5 16 (10.81%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.08%) Terminal Server
7 9 (6.08%) VMware ESX
8 8 (5.41%) Terminal Services
9 7 (4.73%) Firmware
10 2 (1.35%) NFS
10 2 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.35%) Samba
10 2 (1.35%) Dovecot
10 2 (1.35%) iptables
10 2 (1.35%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.68%) XenServer
11 1 (0.68%) Postfix
11 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 19 (12.84%) SCCM
2 10 (6.76%) SCOM
3 7 (4.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.03%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.35%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.35%) Nessus
6 2 (1.35%) WSUS
6 2 (1.35%) Puppet
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (47.30%) Microsoft
2 66 (44.59%) VMware
3 42 (28.38%) HP
3 42 (28.38%) Citrix
4 36 (24.32%) Cisco
5 21 (14.19%) Dell
6 19 (12.84%) Oracle
7 17 (11.49%) Red Hat
8 15 (10.14%) 3PAR
9 13 (8.78%) CheckPoint
10 11 (7.43%) F5
11 10 (6.76%) Apple
11 10 (6.76%) EMC
12 9 (6.08%) Symantec
13 8 (5.41%) Veeam
14 7 (4.73%) Brocade
15 6 (4.05%) SAP
15 6 (4.05%) NetApp
16 5 (3.38%) IBM
16 5 (3.38%) BEA
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