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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 51 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 79 69 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.49% 2.68% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.63% 17.92% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 57
Median daily rate £371 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Median hourly rate £17.25 £32.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.09% +7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £71.00 £54.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -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
383 385 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.91% 14.96% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 199 274
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £248 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 36
Median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +15 40 £415 -7.77% 8
Norfolk +19 11 £365 +92.10%
Essex -1 10 £220 -38.67% 2
Bedfordshire +3 9 £588 +38.23%
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £203 -50.90% 5
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 63 (48.46%) DHCP
2 57 (43.85%) Windows
3 50 (38.46%) Cisco
4 45 (34.62%) Firewall
5 41 (31.54%) VMware
6 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 39 (30.00%) Linux
6 39 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
8 30 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (20.00%) CCNA
9 26 (20.00%) VPN
9 26 (20.00%) ITIL
10 25 (19.23%) LAN
10 25 (19.23%) Juniper
11 23 (17.69%) IIS
11 23 (17.69%) Data Centre
12 22 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (15.38%) Apache
14 19 (14.62%) F5
15 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (13.85%) Nagios
16 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
16 17 (13.08%) Network Security
16 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (12.31%) nginx
17 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
17 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (12.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 16 (12.31%) Windows Server

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 23 (17.69%) IIS
2 20 (15.38%) Apache
3 16 (12.31%) nginx
4 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
5 13 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 12 (9.23%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (3.85%) Tomcat
9 5 (3.85%) WebLogic
9 5 (3.85%) WebSphere
10 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (3.08%) JBoss
11 3 (2.31%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (2.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
12 2 (1.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.38%) MS Office
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) assyst
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.92%) IaaS
4 8 (6.15%) Office 365
5 5 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.54%) iTunes
6 2 (1.54%) PaaS
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.77%) G Suite
7 1 (0.77%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (48.46%) DHCP
2 45 (34.62%) Firewall
3 26 (20.00%) VPN
4 25 (19.23%) LAN
5 17 (13.08%) Network Security
5 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
6 16 (12.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 15 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 15 (11.54%) WAN
8 14 (10.77%) BIG-IP
8 14 (10.77%) LDAP
8 14 (10.77%) MPLS
9 13 (10.00%) FTP
10 10 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (7.69%) Internet
11 9 (6.92%) HTTP
11 9 (6.92%) IPsec
11 9 (6.92%) SSL
11 9 (6.92%) VoIP
12 7 (5.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (8.46%) MySQL
3 9 (6.92%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.77%) GIS
6 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.31%) JIRA
2 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.77%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Local Government
3 9 (6.92%) Banking
4 6 (4.62%) Law
4 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.08%) Retail
6 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Advertising
7 1 (0.77%) Automotive
7 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (29.23%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.38%) Administrator
2 20 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (12.31%) Analyst
4 13 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (6.92%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.15%) Architect
6 8 (6.15%) Consultant
6 8 (6.15%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.38%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.77%) LAMP
2 6 (4.62%) J2EE
3 5 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (3.08%) Middleware
5 3 (2.31%) OAuth
5 3 (2.31%) SAML
5 3 (2.31%) Web Services
6 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.77%) .NET
7 1 (0.77%) JSON
7 1 (0.77%) Kafka
7 1 (0.77%) Node.js
7 1 (0.77%) REST
7 1 (0.77%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.08%) Clustering
2 4 (3.08%) PKI
2 4 (3.08%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.54%) Life Science
4 2 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.77%) CCTV
5 1 (0.77%) CMDB
5 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.77%) Handset
5 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.85%) Windows
2 39 (30.00%) Linux
3 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (12.31%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.77%) Unix
6 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.62%) Solaris
9 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.31%) AIX
10 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) ITIL
2 16 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (12.31%) Load Balancing
3 12 (9.23%) CRM
4 11 (8.46%) High Availability
5 9 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.38%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.62%) Service Management
8 5 (3.85%) DevOps
8 5 (3.85%) Open Source
9 4 (3.08%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.08%) Change Control
9 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (3.08%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.08%) Project Management
9 4 (3.08%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.31%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.54%) SQL
3 11 (8.46%) Java
4 9 (6.92%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.62%) PHP
5 6 (4.62%) Python
6 5 (3.85%) Perl
6 5 (3.85%) Ruby
7 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.31%) VBScript
8 2 (1.54%) C
8 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.77%) Go
Qualifications
1 30 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.00%) CCNA
3 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.38%) CCNP
5 5 (3.85%) MCSA
5 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.08%) CCIE
7 3 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.54%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.54%) MCITP
8 2 (1.54%) MOS
9 1 (0.77%) CCSA
9 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.77%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) SLA
2 3 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.54%) vSphere
4 13 (10.00%) FreeRADIUS
5 11 (8.46%) VMware ESX
6 9 (6.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (5.38%) Hyper-V
8 6 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (4.62%) XenApp
9 4 (3.08%) iptables
10 3 (2.31%) Postfix
10 3 (2.31%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.54%) Firmware
11 2 (1.54%) NFS
11 2 (1.54%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (13.85%) Nagios
2 15 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (11.54%) SCCM
3 11 (8.46%) Puppet
4 8 (6.15%) WSUS
5 6 (4.62%) Graphite
5 6 (4.62%) logstash
6 5 (3.85%) Ansible
7 4 (3.08%) OSSEC
7 4 (3.08%) SCOM
8 3 (2.31%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.77%) Consul
10 1 (0.77%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.77%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (38.46%) Cisco
2 41 (31.54%) VMware
3 39 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 36 (27.69%) Microsoft
5 25 (19.23%) Juniper
6 19 (14.62%) F5
7 14 (10.77%) Oracle
8 12 (9.23%) HP
9 11 (8.46%) Blue Coat
9 11 (8.46%) Citrix
10 10 (7.69%) Epicor
11 9 (6.92%) Avaya
12 7 (5.38%) Apple
13 5 (3.85%) Dell
13 5 (3.85%) IBM
13 5 (3.85%) SolarWinds
14 4 (3.08%) EMC
14 4 (3.08%) LogRhythm
14 4 (3.08%) NetApp
14 4 (3.08%) ServiceNow
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