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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 72 64 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 61 82 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.39% 2.59% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.12% 15.59% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 35
Median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £148 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £349 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.37% +8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.53 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.21% -11.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £9.50 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £41.75 £30.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +23.00%
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
465 526 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.23% 16.65% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 258 252
Median daily rate £360 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 66 67
Median hourly rate £36.75 £23.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.38% -7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +8 31 £315 +5.00% 7
Cambridgeshire +18 11 £350 +5.26% 8
Bedfordshire +1 8 £425 +60.37%
Essex -2 7 £371 -4.19% 2
Norfolk -10 3 £220 +3.52%
Suffolk +3 2 £190 -30.90% 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 58 (51.79%) Windows
2 42 (37.50%) DHCP
2 42 (37.50%) Cisco
3 41 (36.61%) Active Directory
4 39 (34.82%) Firewall
5 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
6 32 (28.57%) ITIL
7 28 (25.00%) Linux
8 27 (24.11%) VMware
9 26 (23.21%) CCNA
9 26 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (23.21%) CheckPoint
10 21 (18.75%) Data Centre
11 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (17.86%) Oracle
11 20 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (16.96%) Finance
12 19 (16.96%) Windows Server
13 18 (16.07%) SQL
13 18 (16.07%) Solaris
13 18 (16.07%) Unix
13 18 (16.07%) HP
13 18 (16.07%) Shell Script
14 17 (15.18%) SAN
14 17 (15.18%) Juniper
14 17 (15.18%) SCCM
14 17 (15.18%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (15.18%) vSphere
15 16 (14.29%) F5
15 16 (14.29%) Citrix

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.29%) IIS
2 15 (13.39%) MS Exchange
3 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.93%) Apache
5 8 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (5.36%) nginx
7 6 (5.36%) Skype for Business
7 6 (5.36%) WebLogic
8 5 (4.46%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (4.46%) WebSphere
9 4 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.79%) Jetty
11 2 (1.79%) Mongrel
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) assyst
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Office 365
2 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.79%) IaaS
4 2 (1.79%) iTunes
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (37.50%) DHCP
2 39 (34.82%) Firewall
3 17 (15.18%) SAN
4 16 (14.29%) LAN
4 16 (14.29%) VPN
5 13 (11.61%) BIG-IP
5 13 (11.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (11.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (9.82%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (9.82%) WAN
7 10 (8.93%) MPLS
8 8 (7.14%) TCP/IP
9 6 (5.36%) FTP
9 6 (5.36%) Internet
9 6 (5.36%) SMTP
10 5 (4.46%) Network Security
10 5 (4.46%) SSL
10 5 (4.46%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.57%) IPsec
11 4 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) MySQL
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.79%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.89%) Hudson
4 1 (0.89%) Maven
4 1 (0.89%) MSI
4 1 (0.89%) Xcode
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Local Government
3 7 (6.25%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Law
6 2 (1.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.86%) Administrator
3 16 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (10.71%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Consultant
5 9 (8.04%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.46%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (3.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) LAMP
2 5 (4.46%) J2EE
2 5 (4.46%) Middleware
3 3 (2.68%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.68%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.79%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.79%) Servlets
4 2 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.46%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.46%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.79%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.79%) NHS
3 2 (1.79%) Reinsurance
3 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.79%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.89%) CCTV
4 1 (0.89%) CMDB
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.89%) iPad
4 1 (0.89%) iPhone
4 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (51.79%) Windows
2 28 (25.00%) Linux
3 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (16.96%) Windows Server
5 18 (16.07%) Solaris
5 18 (16.07%) Unix
6 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 13 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.68%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.68%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.79%) CentOS
12 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.89%) AIX
13 1 (0.89%) Android
13 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) ITIL
2 20 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (15.18%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 13 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.61%) High Availability
5 13 (11.61%) Open Source
6 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 11 (9.82%) Change Control
7 11 (9.82%) Incident Management
7 11 (9.82%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (6.25%) CRM
10 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.46%) DevOps
11 5 (4.46%) Performance Management
11 5 (4.46%) Project Management
11 5 (4.46%) Web Filtering
12 4 (3.57%) Migration
13 3 (2.68%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) Shell Script
1 18 (16.07%) SQL
2 11 (9.82%) PL/SQL
3 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.46%) VBScript
6 4 (3.57%) C
7 3 (2.68%) Perl
7 3 (2.68%) Python
7 3 (2.68%) Ruby
8 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.89%) Java
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (23.21%) CCNA
1 26 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) CCNP
3 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (5.36%) MCSA
5 3 (2.68%) Degree
5 3 (2.68%) MCITP
6 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.79%) CCIE
6 2 (1.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (36.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.18%) vSphere
3 12 (10.71%) iptables
4 10 (8.93%) Postfix
4 10 (8.93%) Sendmail
4 10 (8.93%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (5.36%) XenApp
7 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.68%) Firmware
8 3 (2.68%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.79%) NFS
9 2 (1.79%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (15.18%) SCCM
2 15 (13.39%) Nagios
2 15 (13.39%) Puppet
3 12 (10.71%) OSSEC
4 10 (8.93%) Cobbler
5 6 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.68%) Graphite
6 3 (2.68%) logstash
6 3 (2.68%) SCOM
6 3 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.79%) WSUS
8 1 (0.89%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 42 (37.50%) Cisco
2 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.11%) VMware
4 26 (23.21%) CheckPoint
5 20 (17.86%) Oracle
6 18 (16.07%) HP
7 17 (15.18%) Juniper
8 16 (14.29%) Citrix
8 16 (14.29%) F5
9 14 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 12 (10.71%) EMC
10 12 (10.71%) LogRhythm
10 12 (10.71%) TippingPoint
11 11 (9.82%) ServiceNow
11 11 (9.82%) SolarWinds
12 10 (8.93%) Blue Coat
12 10 (8.93%) Splunk
13 5 (4.46%) BEA
13 5 (4.46%) Dell
14 4 (3.57%) Apple