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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 58 82 54
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Contract jobs citing DNS 76 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.75% 1.81% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.32% 13.78% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £15.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
496 399 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.95% 13.11% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 173 128
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 31 70
Average hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.60% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +18 33 £350 +84.21% 9
Cambridgeshire +11 22 £325 +17.11% 9
Essex +2 14 £325 -18.75% 5
Norfolk +1 3 £155 -22.50%
Bedfordshire 0 3 - - 2
Suffolk 0 1 - - 3
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 104 (64.60%) Windows
2 97 (60.25%) DHCP
2 97 (60.25%) Active Directory
3 76 (47.20%) Microsoft
4 45 (27.95%) VMware
5 42 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (24.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (22.36%) Citrix
8 35 (21.74%) ITIL
8 35 (21.74%) Linux
8 35 (21.74%) IIS
8 35 (21.74%) PowerShell
9 32 (19.88%) Firewall
10 30 (18.63%) TCP/IP
11 28 (17.39%) HP
12 27 (16.77%) Shell Script
12 27 (16.77%) SCOM
13 26 (16.15%) SCCM
14 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (15.53%) Cisco
14 25 (15.53%) MS Excel
15 24 (14.91%) Oracle
16 22 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
17 21 (13.04%) Solaris
18 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
18 20 (12.42%) WebLogic
18 20 (12.42%) SAN
18 20 (12.42%) Project Management
18 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
18 20 (12.42%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (21.74%) IIS
2 20 (12.42%) WebLogic
3 17 (10.56%) MS Exchange
4 15 (9.32%) Apache
5 12 (7.45%) SharePoint
6 10 (6.21%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.11%) Lync
10 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.86%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.86%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (15.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Tridion
2 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.73%) Office 365
4 4 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 97 (60.25%) DHCP
2 32 (19.88%) Firewall
3 30 (18.63%) TCP/IP
4 20 (12.42%) SAN
5 18 (11.18%) LDAP
5 18 (11.18%) FTP
6 14 (8.70%) Wireless
7 12 (7.45%) Internet
8 11 (6.83%) VPN
8 11 (6.83%) VoIP
9 9 (5.59%) VLAN
10 8 (4.97%) WAN
10 8 (4.97%) Network Security
10 8 (4.97%) BIG-IP
11 7 (4.35%) LAN
11 7 (4.35%) NetScaler
12 6 (3.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (3.11%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (2.48%) OpenLDAP
14 4 (2.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.45%) MySQL
3 4 (2.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Trac
1 2 (1.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Ant
2 1 (0.62%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.62%) Redmine
General
1 12 (7.45%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.86%) Retail
3 3 (1.86%) Local Government
3 3 (1.86%) Electronics
3 3 (1.86%) Legal
4 2 (1.24%) Games
4 2 (1.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (29.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (9.94%) Web Engineer
3 15 (9.32%) Analyst
3 15 (9.32%) Administrator
4 12 (7.45%) Consultant
4 12 (7.45%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (7.45%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (6.83%) Network Engineer
5 11 (6.83%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.21%) Desktop Support
7 9 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.59%) IT Support
8 7 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Network Support
10 5 (3.11%) Network Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.07%) .NET
1 13 (8.07%) Web Services
2 10 (6.21%) J2EE
3 9 (5.59%) JSON
4 5 (3.11%) RESTful
5 4 (2.48%) HTML
5 4 (2.48%) XML
6 2 (1.24%) REST
6 2 (1.24%) CGI
6 2 (1.24%) SOAP
6 2 (1.24%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.62%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.62%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Replication
2 8 (4.97%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.73%) Clustering
4 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.86%) SecurID
5 3 (1.86%) PKI
5 3 (1.86%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.24%) DTV
6 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.24%) Online Games
6 2 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.62%) Life Science
7 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (64.60%) Windows
2 42 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (24.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (21.74%) Linux
5 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (13.04%) Solaris
7 17 (10.56%) UNIX
8 14 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (8.07%) Windows XP
10 12 (7.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (6.83%) Windows 7
12 9 (5.59%) Debian
13 6 (3.73%) Android
14 5 (3.11%) ThreadX
15 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.74%) ITIL
2 20 (12.42%) Project Management
3 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
4 12 (7.45%) DevOps
5 10 (6.21%) Migration
6 9 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.73%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (3.11%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.11%) Information Security
9 5 (3.11%) High Availability
9 5 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.48%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (2.48%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.48%) Asset Management
11 3 (1.86%) Change Management
11 3 (1.86%) Configuration Management
11 3 (1.86%) Malware Detection\Protection
11 3 (1.86%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 27 (16.77%) Shell Script
3 18 (11.18%) PHP
4 14 (8.70%) SQL
5 7 (4.35%) C
6 6 (3.73%) Embedded C
7 5 (3.11%) Lua
8 4 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.48%) Perl
8 4 (2.48%) Python
9 3 (1.86%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.86%) C-shell
10 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.62%) Ruby
11 1 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
1 20 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.97%) CCNA
3 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.73%) Degree
5 4 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.86%) MCSE
6 3 (1.86%) CCNP
6 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.24%) CCIE
7 2 (1.24%) MCSA
7 2 (1.24%) MCITP
8 1 (0.62%) CCSE
8 1 (0.62%) MOS
8 1 (0.62%) HNC
8 1 (0.62%) HND
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (60.25%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.18%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.32%) XenApp
5 11 (6.83%) vSphere
6 9 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (4.35%) VMware ESX
7 7 (4.35%) Terminal Server
7 7 (4.35%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.48%) Dovecot
8 4 (2.48%) NFS
9 3 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.24%) XenServer
10 2 (1.24%) vCloud
10 2 (1.24%) iptables
10 2 (1.24%) Firmware
10 2 (1.24%) Samba
10 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.24%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (16.77%) SCOM
2 26 (16.15%) SCCM
3 9 (5.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (3.73%) Puppet
4 6 (3.73%) WSUS
5 5 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.24%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 76 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 45 (27.95%) VMware
3 36 (22.36%) Citrix
4 28 (17.39%) HP
5 25 (15.53%) Cisco
6 24 (14.91%) Oracle
7 14 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 14 (8.70%) Symantec
8 12 (7.45%) Dell
9 10 (6.21%) BEA
10 9 (5.59%) CheckPoint
11 7 (4.35%) 3PAR
12 6 (3.73%) F5
12 6 (3.73%) Apple
13 5 (3.11%) McAfee
13 5 (3.11%) NetApp
13 5 (3.11%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.48%) Akamai
14 4 (2.48%) IBM
14 4 (2.48%) SAP
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