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 19 August 2014 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 80 62 103
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +41
Contract jobs citing DNS 70 67 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.22% 2.78% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.77% 18.41% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £179 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +42.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £14.60 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.55 £31.09 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%
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
474 364 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.01% 15.10% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 145 254
Average daily rate £335 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £413 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 46 75
Average hourly rate £25.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.00% -

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 19 August 2014.

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 19 August 2014.

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 19 August 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire -4 22 £350 +59.09% 9
Hertfordshire -11 15 £161 - 4
Suffolk - 13 £394 - 1
Bedfordshire -8 11 £350 - 8
Essex -28 6 £245 -37.77%
Norfolk -8 3 - - 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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.

1 108 (78.26%) Windows
2 90 (65.22%) DHCP
3 78 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 77 (55.80%) Active Directory
5 65 (47.10%) TCP/IP
6 53 (38.41%) VMware
7 51 (36.96%) Linux
8 48 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (30.43%) SAN
9 42 (30.43%) Firewall
10 37 (26.81%) MS Exchange
11 36 (26.09%) Cisco
12 33 (23.91%) VPN
12 33 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (23.91%) Windows 7
13 32 (23.19%) MS Excel
14 31 (22.46%) SQL
14 31 (22.46%) PowerShell
15 27 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (18.84%) UNIX
17 24 (17.39%) ITIL
17 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (17.39%) SCCM
18 23 (16.67%) HP
19 22 (15.94%) Citrix
19 22 (15.94%) Shell Script
20 21 (15.22%) WAN
20 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 20 (14.49%) SCOM
21 20 (14.49%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 37 (26.81%) MS Exchange
2 27 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (10.87%) IIS
5 12 (8.70%) Apache
6 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.35%) CMS
8 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.72%) nginx
11 1 (0.72%) Confluence
11 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.72%) SAS
11 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 32 (23.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.90%) SaaS
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (65.22%) DHCP
2 65 (47.10%) TCP/IP
3 42 (30.43%) SAN
3 42 (30.43%) Firewall
4 33 (23.91%) VPN
5 21 (15.22%) WAN
6 19 (13.77%) LAN
7 16 (11.59%) Reverse Proxy
8 13 (9.42%) Internet
9 12 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (7.25%) Network Security
11 9 (6.52%) iSCSI
11 9 (6.52%) FTP
12 8 (5.80%) OSPF
12 8 (5.80%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (5.07%) BIG-IP
13 7 (5.07%) BGP
13 7 (5.07%) HTTP
14 6 (4.35%) VoIP
15 5 (3.62%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) NoSQL
2 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.25%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.45%) MySQL
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.72%) DB2
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) MSI
2 1 (0.72%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (7.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.35%) Finance
3 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 3 (2.17%) Legal
4 3 (2.17%) Publishing
5 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Support Engineer
2 16 (11.59%) Network Engineer
3 15 (10.87%) Administrator
4 14 (10.14%) Developer
5 13 (9.42%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) Analyst
7 10 (7.25%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) Consultant
8 9 (6.52%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Network Support
9 7 (5.07%) Network Specialist
9 7 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.35%) Web Developer
10 6 (4.35%) Server Support
10 6 (4.35%) IT Support
11 5 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.62%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.62%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.59%) Web Services
2 15 (10.87%) XML
2 15 (10.87%) JSON
3 4 (2.90%) .NET
4 3 (2.17%) Flash
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
5 1 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.72%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Replication
2 11 (7.97%) Blackberry
3 9 (6.52%) Clustering
3 9 (6.52%) PKI
4 7 (5.07%) Thin Client
4 7 (5.07%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.62%) iPhone
6 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.17%) Open Source
8 2 (1.45%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.45%) iPad
8 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.72%) CMDB
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 108 (78.26%) Windows
2 51 (36.96%) Linux
3 48 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (23.91%) Windows 7
5 26 (18.84%) UNIX
6 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (13.77%) Windows 8
9 13 (9.42%) Windows XP
10 10 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.90%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.90%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.17%) CentOS
13 2 (1.45%) HPUX
14 1 (0.72%) Solaris
14 1 (0.72%) AIX
14 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.72%) VMS
14 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.39%) ITIL
2 13 (9.42%) E-Commerce
3 12 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.97%) DevOps
5 10 (7.25%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.52%) Migration
7 8 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.35%) ERP
8 6 (4.35%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.17%) Validation
10 3 (2.17%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.17%) Project Management
10 3 (2.17%) Software Deployment
11 2 (1.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (1.45%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (1.45%) Database Security
11 2 (1.45%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.46%) SQL
1 31 (22.46%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.94%) Shell Script
3 17 (12.32%) Java
4 6 (4.35%) Perl
5 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.17%) VBScript
6 2 (1.45%) VB
6 2 (1.45%) C
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) sed
7 1 (0.72%) AWK
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.59%) CCNP
3 10 (7.25%) MCSE
4 8 (5.80%) CCNA
4 8 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (5.07%) Sun Certification
5 7 (5.07%) CCSE
6 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.90%) MCITP
7 4 (2.90%) CCIE
7 4 (2.90%) MCP
8 3 (2.17%) CCIP
8 3 (2.17%) OCP
8 3 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (2.17%) RHCE
8 3 (2.17%) Degree
9 2 (1.45%) MCTS
10 1 (0.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (55.80%) Active Directory
2 33 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.87%) vSphere
4 13 (9.42%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.52%) Terminal Services
6 8 (5.80%) XenApp
7 7 (5.07%) VMware ESX
7 7 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.35%) KVM
9 5 (3.62%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.90%) NFS
11 2 (1.45%) vCloud
11 2 (1.45%) VMFS
11 2 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (17.39%) SCCM
2 20 (14.49%) SCOM
3 16 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (10.87%) Puppet
5 14 (10.14%) Backup Exec
6 7 (5.07%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (4.35%) WSUS
8 5 (3.62%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (3.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (2.90%) HP SIM
10 3 (2.17%) SCOrch
10 3 (2.17%) SCVMM
10 3 (2.17%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.72%) OpenView
12 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 78 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 53 (38.41%) VMware
3 36 (26.09%) Cisco
4 23 (16.67%) HP
5 22 (15.94%) Citrix
6 16 (11.59%) EMC
7 13 (9.42%) Oracle
7 13 (9.42%) Symantec
8 12 (8.70%) CheckPoint
9 10 (7.25%) F5
9 10 (7.25%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.07%) Dell
11 6 (4.35%) Sophos
11 6 (4.35%) Infoblox
12 5 (3.62%) Imperva
12 5 (3.62%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.62%) SAP
13 4 (2.90%) NetApp
14 3 (2.17%) Veritas
14 3 (2.17%) IBM
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