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 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 55 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing DNS 82 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.97% 2.36% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.53% 16.59% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 30
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £168 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £420 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 12
Average hourly rate £15.68 £14.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £29.10 £32.25
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
528 422 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.14% 14.20% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 200 138
Average daily rate £315 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £177 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 76
Average hourly rate £30.50 £23.86 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.85% +25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
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 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 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
Hertfordshire +13 34 £350 +84.21% 9
Cambridgeshire +7 24 £325 +20.37% 11
Essex -4 13 £255 -35.23% 5
Bedfordshire +4 5 £288 -4.16% 6
Suffolk +7 3 - - 1
Norfolk 0 3 £153 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 101 (66.89%) Windows
2 96 (63.58%) Active Directory
3 95 (62.91%) DHCP
4 75 (49.67%) Microsoft
5 48 (31.79%) VMware
6 44 (29.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (28.48%) ITIL
8 42 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (22.52%) Linux
10 32 (21.19%) HP
11 31 (20.53%) Citrix
11 31 (20.53%) IIS
11 31 (20.53%) Firewall
12 30 (19.87%) Cisco
12 30 (19.87%) TCP/IP
13 28 (18.54%) PowerShell
14 25 (16.56%) Oracle
14 25 (16.56%) SQL Server
14 25 (16.56%) MS Excel
14 25 (16.56%) Project Management
15 24 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (13.91%) SAN
17 20 (13.25%) Shell Script
17 20 (13.25%) MS Exchange
17 20 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (12.58%) SCCM
19 18 (11.92%) SCOM
19 18 (11.92%) LDAP
19 18 (11.92%) Solaris
20 17 (11.26%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (20.53%) IIS
2 20 (13.25%) MS Exchange
3 17 (11.26%) WebLogic
4 15 (9.93%) SharePoint
5 14 (9.27%) Apache
6 10 (6.62%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (5.96%) WebLogic Portal
7 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.65%) Lync
11 3 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
12 2 (1.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 25 (16.56%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Tridion
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (62.91%) DHCP
2 31 (20.53%) Firewall
3 30 (19.87%) TCP/IP
4 21 (13.91%) SAN
5 18 (11.92%) LDAP
6 13 (8.61%) Wireless
7 12 (7.95%) FTP
7 12 (7.95%) Internet
8 11 (7.28%) VoIP
9 10 (6.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (5.96%) WAN
10 9 (5.96%) Network Security
11 8 (5.30%) VLAN
12 7 (4.64%) LAN
13 6 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (3.97%) NetScaler
13 6 (3.97%) BIG-IP
13 6 (3.97%) VPN
14 4 (2.65%) OpenLDAP
14 4 (2.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) JIRA
1 2 (1.32%) Trac
2 1 (0.66%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.66%) Ant
2 1 (0.66%) Redmine
General
1 11 (7.28%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.99%) Local Government
4 2 (1.32%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (25.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (11.92%) Analyst
3 15 (9.93%) Administrator
4 12 (7.95%) Web Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Consultant
5 11 (7.28%) Network Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Desktop Support
5 11 (7.28%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.62%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.96%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.64%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.31%) Network Support
12 4 (2.65%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.62%) .NET
2 9 (5.96%) J2EE
3 8 (5.30%) Web Services
4 5 (3.31%) JSON
4 5 (3.31%) RESTful
5 4 (2.65%) HTML
6 2 (1.32%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.32%) CGI
7 1 (0.66%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.31%) Blackberry
1 5 (3.31%) Clustering
1 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
1 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.65%) PKI
2 4 (2.65%) CLARiiON
3 3 (1.99%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.99%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.32%) SecurID
4 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.32%) Replication
4 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.66%) DTV
5 1 (0.66%) PMI
5 1 (0.66%) Life Science
5 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 101 (66.89%) Windows
2 44 (29.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (27.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (22.52%) Linux
5 24 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (11.92%) Solaris
7 13 (8.61%) Windows XP
7 13 (8.61%) UNIX
7 13 (8.61%) Debian
7 13 (8.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 12 (7.95%) Windows 7
9 11 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.30%) Android
11 5 (3.31%) ThreadX
12 2 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.32%) HPUX
12 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.66%) AIX
13 1 (0.66%) VMS
13 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.48%) ITIL
2 25 (16.56%) Project Management
3 11 (7.28%) E-Commerce
3 11 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (7.28%) Load Balancing
4 10 (6.62%) Migration
5 8 (5.30%) DevOps
5 8 (5.30%) Change Management
6 7 (4.64%) Software Engineering
7 6 (3.97%) High Availability
7 6 (3.97%) Information Security
8 4 (2.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.65%) Information Management
8 4 (2.65%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.65%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.99%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.99%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (1.99%) Change Control
9 3 (1.99%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.54%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.25%) Shell Script
3 15 (9.93%) PHP
4 13 (8.61%) SQL
5 7 (4.64%) C
6 6 (3.97%) Embedded C
7 5 (3.31%) Lua
8 4 (2.65%) Python
8 4 (2.65%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.65%) Perl
9 3 (1.99%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.99%) C-shell
10 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (11.26%) SC Cleared
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.27%) CCNA
3 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.65%) Degree
6 3 (1.99%) MCSE
6 3 (1.99%) CCNP
7 2 (1.32%) MCITP
7 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.32%) CCIE
7 2 (1.32%) MCSA
7 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.66%) CISSP
8 1 (0.66%) HNC
8 1 (0.66%) HND
8 1 (0.66%) CISA
8 1 (0.66%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 96 (63.58%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.26%) XenApp
4 15 (9.93%) Hyper-V
5 14 (9.27%) vSphere
6 9 (5.96%) Terminal Server
7 7 (4.64%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.97%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.65%) Dovecot
10 3 (1.99%) Firmware
11 2 (1.32%) XenServer
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.32%) iptables
11 2 (1.32%) Samba
11 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.32%) NFS
12 1 (0.66%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (12.58%) SCCM
2 18 (11.92%) SCOM
3 7 (4.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (4.64%) WSUS
4 4 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.99%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.66%) OpenView
6 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.66%) Nessus
6 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 75 (49.67%) Microsoft
2 48 (31.79%) VMware
3 32 (21.19%) HP
4 31 (20.53%) Citrix
5 30 (19.87%) Cisco
6 25 (16.56%) Oracle
7 16 (10.60%) Dell
7 16 (10.60%) Red Hat
8 12 (7.95%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.62%) 3PAR
9 10 (6.62%) F5
9 10 (6.62%) Symantec
10 9 (5.96%) BEA
11 8 (5.30%) Apple
12 7 (4.64%) EMC
13 5 (3.31%) IBM
13 5 (3.31%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.65%) Akamai
14 4 (2.65%) Brocade
14 4 (2.65%) SAP