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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 89 63 79
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 42 84 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.72% 2.93% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.23% 18.54% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 39
Median daily rate £320 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 8
Median hourly rate - £21.53 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +19.58%
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
455 453 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.65% 15.81% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 202 278
Median daily rate £375 £338 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 69 78
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +2 29 £310 +12.72% 13
Cambridgeshire +15 5 £363 -3.33% 5
Essex -12 5 £363 +39.42% 6
Bedfordshire -14 3 £388 +29.16% 4
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 50 (48.08%) Windows
2 44 (42.31%) DHCP
3 42 (40.38%) Cisco
3 42 (40.38%) Firewall
4 40 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
6 30 (28.85%) CheckPoint
7 29 (27.88%) Linux
8 28 (26.92%) CCNA
8 28 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (24.04%) ITIL
10 22 (21.15%) Juniper
11 20 (19.23%) VMware
11 20 (19.23%) Data Centre
12 19 (18.27%) Windows Server
12 19 (18.27%) Oracle
13 18 (17.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (17.31%) HP
13 18 (17.31%) VPN
14 17 (16.35%) LAN
14 17 (16.35%) Unix
14 17 (16.35%) Solaris
14 17 (16.35%) SAN
14 17 (16.35%) Shell Script
14 17 (16.35%) SCCM
14 17 (16.35%) vSphere
14 17 (16.35%) Kalman Filter
15 15 (14.42%) Puppet
15 15 (14.42%) F5
15 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008

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 15 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.58%) IIS
3 9 (8.65%) Apache
4 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.73%) nginx
4 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.77%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.88%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.92%) Jetty
9 2 (1.92%) Mongrel
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MS Office
2 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.65%) Office 365
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.88%) IaaS
5 2 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.92%) iTunes
5 2 (1.92%) PaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (42.31%) DHCP
2 42 (40.38%) Firewall
3 18 (17.31%) VPN
4 17 (16.35%) LAN
4 17 (16.35%) SAN
5 13 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 13 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (8.65%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (8.65%) MPLS
6 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
6 9 (8.65%) WAN
7 7 (6.73%) Network Security
8 6 (5.77%) FTP
8 6 (5.77%) Internet
8 6 (5.77%) SMTP
8 6 (5.77%) SSL
9 4 (3.85%) IPsec
9 4 (3.85%) OSPF
9 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) MySQL
2 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) JIRA
2 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.92%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.96%) Hudson
4 1 (0.96%) Maven
4 1 (0.96%) MSI
4 1 (0.96%) Xcode
General
1 13 (12.50%) Local Government
2 11 (10.58%) Finance
3 8 (7.69%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Law
5 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Network Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Administrator
3 15 (14.42%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (11.54%) Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (6.73%) Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.73%) Network Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (3.85%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.88%) Cisco Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) LAMP
2 5 (4.81%) Middleware
3 4 (3.85%) J2EE
4 3 (2.88%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.88%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.92%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.92%) Servlets
5 2 (1.92%) Web Services
6 1 (0.96%) JSON
6 1 (0.96%) Kafka
6 1 (0.96%) Node.js
6 1 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.92%) Reinsurance
3 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.96%) CCTV
4 1 (0.96%) CMDB
4 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.96%) iPad
4 1 (0.96%) iPhone
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) NHS
4 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.08%) Windows
2 29 (27.88%) Linux
3 19 (18.27%) Windows Server
4 17 (16.35%) Solaris
4 17 (16.35%) Unix
5 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.88%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.88%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.92%) CentOS
12 1 (0.96%) Android
12 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) ITIL
2 18 (17.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (16.35%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (13.46%) Load Balancing
5 13 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 13 (12.50%) High Availability
5 13 (12.50%) Open Source
6 11 (10.58%) Change Control
6 11 (10.58%) Incident Management
6 11 (10.58%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.81%) DevOps
8 5 (4.81%) Project Management
8 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.81%) Web Filtering
9 3 (2.88%) Change Management
9 3 (2.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (2.88%) Migration
9 3 (2.88%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) Shell Script
2 12 (11.54%) SQL
3 11 (10.58%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.62%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.81%) VBScript
7 4 (3.85%) C
7 4 (3.85%) Python
8 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.88%) Perl
8 3 (2.88%) Ruby
9 1 (0.96%) Go
9 1 (0.96%) Java
9 1 (0.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (26.92%) CCNA
1 28 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
2 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.73%) CCNP
5 6 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (5.77%) MCSA
6 3 (2.88%) MCITP
7 2 (1.92%) Degree
8 1 (0.96%) CCIE
8 1 (0.96%) CCSA
8 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.35%) vSphere
3 12 (11.54%) iptables
4 11 (10.58%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (9.62%) Postfix
5 10 (9.62%) Sendmail
6 6 (5.77%) XenApp
7 5 (4.81%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (2.88%) Firmware
8 3 (2.88%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.92%) NFS
9 2 (1.92%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.96%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (16.35%) SCCM
2 15 (14.42%) Nagios
2 15 (14.42%) Puppet
3 12 (11.54%) OSSEC
4 10 (9.62%) Cobbler
5 7 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.88%) Graphite
6 3 (2.88%) logstash
6 3 (2.88%) SCOM
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.92%) WSUS
8 1 (0.96%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.96%) Consul
8 1 (0.96%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.96%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (40.38%) Cisco
2 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
3 30 (28.85%) CheckPoint
4 22 (21.15%) Juniper
5 20 (19.23%) VMware
6 19 (18.27%) Oracle
7 18 (17.31%) HP
8 15 (14.42%) Citrix
8 15 (14.42%) F5
9 13 (12.50%) Red Hat
10 12 (11.54%) EMC
10 12 (11.54%) LogRhythm
10 12 (11.54%) TippingPoint
11 11 (10.58%) ServiceNow
11 11 (10.58%) SolarWinds
12 10 (9.62%) Splunk
13 9 (8.65%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.81%) Dell
15 4 (3.85%) Apple
15 4 (3.85%) BEA
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