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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 64 55 93
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +38
Contract jobs citing DNS 65 85 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.71% 3.34% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.31% 23.35% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 22
Average daily rate £400 £403 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +34.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £302 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £455 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +98.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.19 £39.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +43.75%
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
355 364 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.78% 14.29% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 179 160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 61 51
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.18% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 26 £375 -26.47% 10
Bedfordshire -5 12 £494 +16.17% 3
Essex -11 11 £438 +8.69% 3
Suffolk +8 6 £330 -26.66% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 5 £319 -5.55% 4
Norfolk -6 5 £400 -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 78 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 72 (50.35%) Windows
3 67 (46.85%) DHCP
4 64 (44.76%) Firewall
5 50 (34.97%) VMware
5 50 (34.97%) Microsoft
6 44 (30.77%) Cisco
7 38 (26.57%) Citrix
7 38 (26.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (22.38%) MS Exchange
8 32 (22.38%) LAN
9 27 (18.88%) ITIL
9 27 (18.88%) Windows Server
10 26 (18.18%) Linux
10 26 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 26 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (17.48%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (16.08%) WAN
12 23 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (15.38%) Office 365
13 22 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (15.38%) Data Centre
14 21 (14.69%) PowerShell
14 21 (14.69%) Finance
15 20 (13.99%) MS Excel
15 20 (13.99%) SQL
15 20 (13.99%) XenApp
16 19 (13.29%) FTP
16 19 (13.29%) HP
16 19 (13.29%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 32 (22.38%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.59%) IIS
3 15 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.29%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.59%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.50%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.10%) IBM Domino
8 3 (2.10%) nginx
9 2 (1.40%) Apache
9 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.40%) Jetty
9 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.38%) Office 365
2 16 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.50%) IaaS
5 3 (2.10%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (46.85%) DHCP
2 64 (44.76%) Firewall
3 32 (22.38%) LAN
4 26 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 26 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (17.48%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (16.08%) WAN
7 19 (13.29%) FTP
8 15 (10.49%) VPN
9 14 (9.79%) MPLS
10 13 (9.09%) OSPF
10 13 (9.09%) SAN
10 13 (9.09%) SSL
10 13 (9.09%) VoIP
11 12 (8.39%) BGP
11 12 (8.39%) NetScaler
12 11 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (6.99%) IPsec
13 10 (6.99%) LDAP
14 9 (6.29%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.40%) MySQL
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.69%) MSI
2 6 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.10%) Selenium
4 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.10%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.40%) Subversion
6 1 (0.70%) Protractor
General
1 21 (14.69%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Advertising
3 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.50%) Banking
4 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.10%) Local Government
5 3 (2.10%) Publishing
6 2 (1.40%) Automotive
6 2 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (16.78%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.29%) Analyst
3 14 (9.79%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (8.39%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.99%) Architect
7 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.29%) Network Specialist
8 8 (5.59%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 7 (4.90%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.20%) Active Directory Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Administrator
10 6 (4.20%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.20%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.39%) Web Services
2 9 (6.29%) .NET
3 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.40%) J2EE
4 2 (1.40%) Middleware
4 2 (1.40%) Servlets
5 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.70%) HTML
5 1 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.70%) REST
5 1 (0.70%) SOAP
5 1 (0.70%) Spring
5 1 (0.70%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.90%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.90%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.20%) Clustering
4 5 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.80%) HP Storage
5 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.10%) PKI
7 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.70%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.70%) e-Health
8 1 (0.70%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) Life Science
8 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (50.35%) Windows
2 38 (26.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (18.88%) Windows Server
4 26 (18.18%) Linux
5 22 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (12.59%) Windows XP
7 15 (10.49%) Unix
8 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.59%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.50%) Solaris
11 4 (2.80%) CentOS
11 4 (2.80%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.80%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.70%) Android
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) ITIL
2 15 (10.49%) Load Balancing
3 13 (9.09%) High Availability
4 9 (6.29%) Configuration Management
4 9 (6.29%) DevOps
5 8 (5.59%) E-Commerce
5 8 (5.59%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.90%) Project Management
7 6 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.20%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.20%) Migration
7 6 (4.20%) Service Management
7 6 (4.20%) Software Licensing
8 4 (2.80%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.80%) Scrum
8 4 (2.80%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.10%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (2.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.69%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.99%) SQL
3 11 (7.69%) Perl
4 9 (6.29%) VB
5 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.50%) Java
6 5 (3.50%) VBScript
7 3 (2.10%) C
7 3 (2.10%) Python
8 2 (1.40%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.40%) C-shell
8 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.70%) C#
9 1 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (9.09%) CCNA
3 11 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.29%) CCNP
4 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.50%) MCITP
7 5 (3.50%) MCSE
8 4 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.10%) Degree
9 3 (2.10%) MCSA
10 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.40%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.40%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.70%) CCEA
11 1 (0.70%) CCSE
11 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 78 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.99%) XenApp
4 14 (9.79%) vSphere
5 13 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (5.59%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.50%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.80%) MetaFrame
9 3 (2.10%) Xen
10 2 (1.40%) Docker
10 2 (1.40%) Firmware
10 2 (1.40%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.40%) XenServer
11 1 (0.70%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 16 (11.19%) SCCM
2 7 (4.90%) Puppet
3 4 (2.80%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.10%) Nagios
4 3 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.10%) SCOM
5 2 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.40%) Graphite
5 2 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.40%) logstash
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (1.40%) Riemann
6 1 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.70%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 50 (34.97%) Microsoft
1 50 (34.97%) VMware
2 44 (30.77%) Cisco
3 38 (26.57%) Citrix
4 19 (13.29%) HP
5 18 (12.59%) Blue Coat
5 18 (12.59%) CheckPoint
6 14 (9.79%) F5
7 13 (9.09%) Juniper
8 9 (6.29%) Forcepoint
9 8 (5.59%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (5.59%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.59%) Remedy
9 8 (5.59%) Wyse
10 7 (4.90%) 3PAR
10 7 (4.90%) IBM
11 6 (4.20%) Nortel
12 5 (3.50%) Google
12 5 (3.50%) Lotus
12 5 (3.50%) Siemens