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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 55 68 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +29
Contract jobs citing DNS 93 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.31% 2.41% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.09% 15.30% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £299 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.89% -0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £183 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £15.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
441 379 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.71% 15.75% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 178 182
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 60
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Bedfordshire +15 39 £384 +27.91% 2
Hertfordshire +13 17 £510 +40.68% 5
Essex -16 14 £403 +101.25% 1
Cambridgeshire -15 13 £350 +75.00% 3
Suffolk - 8 £450 - 3
Norfolk - 2 - -
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 141 (82.94%) Windows
2 125 (73.53%) DHCP
3 116 (68.24%) Active Directory
4 111 (65.29%) Microsoft
5 64 (37.65%) IIS
6 58 (34.12%) SCOM
7 57 (33.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (32.94%) MS Excel
9 55 (32.35%) SCCM
10 46 (27.06%) PowerShell
10 46 (27.06%) FTP
10 46 (27.06%) VMware
11 45 (26.47%) E-Commerce
12 39 (22.94%) Firewall
13 37 (21.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (21.18%) TCP/IP
15 34 (20.00%) ITIL
15 34 (20.00%) SAN
16 32 (18.82%) Citrix
17 31 (18.24%) Linux
18 30 (17.65%) MS Exchange
18 30 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 26 (15.29%) VPN
22 25 (14.71%) Web Services
22 25 (14.71%) Windows 7
23 24 (14.12%) .NET
23 24 (14.12%) HP
24 23 (13.53%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 64 (37.65%) IIS
2 30 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (5.88%) WebLogic
7 7 (4.12%) Apache
8 6 (3.53%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
9 5 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.35%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (2.35%) SharePoint
10 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.59%) nginx
11 1 (0.59%) Confluence
11 1 (0.59%) Lync
11 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 56 (32.94%) MS Excel
2 21 (12.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.18%) Office 365
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 125 (73.53%) DHCP
2 46 (27.06%) FTP
3 39 (22.94%) Firewall
4 36 (21.18%) TCP/IP
5 34 (20.00%) SAN
6 26 (15.29%) VPN
7 15 (8.82%) WAN
8 14 (8.24%) LAN
9 11 (6.47%) Wireless
10 9 (5.29%) LDAP
10 9 (5.29%) VoIP
11 8 (4.71%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (3.53%) Internet
12 6 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (2.35%) NetScaler
13 4 (2.35%) BIG-IP
13 4 (2.35%) VLAN
14 3 (1.76%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.76%) MPLS
14 3 (1.76%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.94%) MySQL
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.76%) DB2
6 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) MSI
2 1 (0.59%) JIRA
2 1 (0.59%) Ant
General
1 15 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.71%) Legal
3 7 (4.12%) Finance
4 5 (2.94%) Publishing
4 5 (2.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.76%) Games
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 68 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (12.35%) Web Engineer
3 20 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 20 (11.76%) Analyst
4 14 (8.24%) Support Analyst
5 12 (7.06%) IT Support
6 11 (6.47%) Network Support
6 11 (6.47%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.29%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.29%) Administrator
8 8 (4.71%) Network Analyst
8 8 (4.71%) Consultant
8 8 (4.71%) Developer
8 8 (4.71%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.53%) Network Support Analyst
11 5 (2.94%) Support Consultant
11 5 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.94%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.71%) Web Services
2 24 (14.12%) .NET
3 9 (5.29%) JSON
4 7 (4.12%) XML
5 5 (2.94%) J2EE
6 3 (1.76%) SOAP
6 3 (1.76%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.76%) REST
7 2 (1.18%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.18%) RESTful
7 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.18%) Middleware
8 1 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.59%) WAP
8 1 (0.59%) HTML
8 1 (0.59%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Clustering
2 15 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 15 (8.82%) Replication
3 4 (2.35%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.35%) SecurID
3 4 (2.35%) PKI
4 3 (1.76%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.76%) Online Games
4 3 (1.76%) CLARiiON
4 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.76%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) DTV
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) CMDB
6 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.59%) MPEG
6 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 141 (82.94%) Windows
2 57 (33.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (21.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (18.24%) Linux
5 28 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 14 (8.24%) Windows XP
7 14 (8.24%) UNIX
8 13 (7.65%) Solaris
8 13 (7.65%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.53%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.76%) AIX
11 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.18%) ThreadX
12 2 (1.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.47%) E-Commerce
2 34 (20.00%) ITIL
3 19 (11.18%) DevOps
4 10 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 10 (5.88%) Migration
4 10 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 9 (5.29%) Network Load Balancing
5 9 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.71%) Project Management
6 8 (4.71%) Database Security
7 7 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.35%) Change Management
10 3 (1.76%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.76%) Information Security
10 3 (1.76%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (1.18%) Programme Management
11 2 (1.18%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.18%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.06%) PowerShell
2 22 (12.94%) Shell Script
3 21 (12.35%) SQL
4 10 (5.88%) PHP
5 5 (2.94%) VBScript
6 3 (1.76%) C
7 2 (1.18%) Java
7 2 (1.18%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.18%) Ruby
7 2 (1.18%) Lua
8 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.59%) sed
8 1 (0.59%) AWK
8 1 (0.59%) VB6
8 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.59%) Perl
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.88%) MCSE
5 8 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.12%) MCITP
6 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.94%) CCNA
8 4 (2.35%) MCP
8 4 (2.35%) Degree
9 3 (1.76%) CCNP
9 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.18%) CCIE
11 1 (0.59%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.59%) MCTS
11 1 (0.59%) CCIP
11 1 (0.59%) MCSD
11 1 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 116 (68.24%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.76%) vSphere
4 13 (7.65%) Terminal Services
5 12 (7.06%) Hyper-V
6 11 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.71%) vCloud
8 6 (3.53%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.35%) XenApp
10 4 (2.35%) NFS
11 3 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.76%) MetaFrame
12 2 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.18%) KVM
12 2 (1.18%) Dovecot
13 1 (0.59%) Samba
13 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.59%) XenServer
13 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (34.12%) SCOM
2 55 (32.35%) SCCM
3 10 (5.88%) Puppet
4 9 (5.29%) WSUS
5 8 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (4.71%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.12%) Backup Exec
6 7 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.76%) Nagios
9 3 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.18%) OpenView
10 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.18%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.59%) Bacula
11 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 111 (65.29%) Microsoft
2 46 (27.06%) VMware
3 32 (18.82%) Citrix
4 24 (14.12%) HP
5 22 (12.94%) Cisco
6 18 (10.59%) Oracle
7 16 (9.41%) Symantec
8 14 (8.24%) Akamai
9 10 (5.88%) CheckPoint
10 9 (5.29%) Sophos
11 8 (4.71%) EMC
11 8 (4.71%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.12%) Dell
12 7 (4.12%) Lotus
12 7 (4.12%) McAfee
13 6 (3.53%) Veritas
14 5 (2.94%) BEA
14 5 (2.94%) IBM
14 5 (2.94%) Acronis
14 5 (2.94%) F5
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