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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs citing DNS 84 73 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.69% 2.33% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.41% 15.57% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 22
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £403 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 14
Average hourly rate £21.53 £24.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +5.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.35 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £30.95 £30.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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
512 469 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.42% 14.95% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 246 135
Average daily rate £325 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £172 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 69 43
Average hourly rate £21.53 £25.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.60 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +15 28 £315 +27.27% 10
Essex +12 18 £388 -3.12% 3
Norfolk +21 12 £280 - 1
Cambridgeshire -18 12 £333 -5.00% 10
Bedfordshire +7 8 £300 -14.28% 2
Suffolk -6 6 £335 -14.92% 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 113 (67.26%) Windows
2 109 (64.88%) DHCP
3 105 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 77 (45.83%) Microsoft
5 71 (42.26%) VMware
6 64 (38.10%) Firewall
7 57 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (29.17%) Citrix
10 48 (28.57%) Cisco
11 45 (26.79%) ITIL
12 43 (25.60%) HP
13 38 (22.62%) SQL Server
13 38 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 37 (22.02%) Linux
15 36 (21.43%) TCP/IP
16 32 (19.05%) PowerShell
17 31 (18.45%) MS Exchange
18 29 (17.26%) MS Excel
18 29 (17.26%) vSphere
19 28 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
20 27 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (16.07%) SCCM
21 26 (15.48%) SAN
22 25 (14.88%) SharePoint
22 25 (14.88%) Windows XP
22 25 (14.88%) SQL
23 24 (14.29%) CCNA
23 24 (14.29%) XenApp
24 22 (13.10%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.88%) SharePoint
3 16 (9.52%) IIS
4 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.76%) Apache
6 8 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.79%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.19%) Lync
10 2 (1.19%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (17.26%) MS Excel
2 16 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Tridion
2 2 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.55%) Office 365
2 7 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (64.88%) DHCP
2 64 (38.10%) Firewall
3 36 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 26 (15.48%) SAN
5 22 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (11.90%) LAN
7 18 (10.71%) VLAN
8 17 (10.12%) LDAP
9 14 (8.33%) WAN
9 14 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (7.74%) FTP
11 11 (6.55%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (5.95%) VPN
12 10 (5.95%) IPv4
12 10 (5.95%) Internet
13 9 (5.36%) Wireless
13 9 (5.36%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (4.76%) NetScaler
14 8 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.98%) MySQL
5 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.60%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.36%) MSI
2 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.19%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.19%) JIRA
2 2 (1.19%) Selenium
2 2 (1.19%) Trac
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.60%) Redmine
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.60%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (11.31%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.98%) Local Government
4 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (11.90%) Analyst
3 17 (10.12%) Network Engineer
4 15 (8.93%) Administrator
5 13 (7.74%) Consultant
6 11 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 8 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (3.57%) Architect
8 6 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (2.98%) Technical Support
9 5 (2.98%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (2.38%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.38%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.38%) Web Services
2 2 (1.19%) HTML
2 2 (1.19%) .NET
2 2 (1.19%) J2EE
2 2 (1.19%) CGI
2 2 (1.19%) Middleware
2 2 (1.19%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.60%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.55%) Clustering
3 8 (4.76%) PKI
3 8 (4.76%) Replication
4 6 (3.57%) HP Storage
5 5 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.98%) CLARiiON
5 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.19%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.19%) e-Health
7 2 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.19%) User Experience
7 2 (1.19%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.60%) Life Science
8 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 113 (67.26%) Windows
2 57 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (22.02%) Linux
6 25 (14.88%) Windows XP
7 13 (7.74%) Debian
7 13 (7.74%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (7.74%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.55%) Android
9 10 (5.95%) Windows 8
10 9 (5.36%) UNIX
11 5 (2.98%) Solaris
12 2 (1.19%) AIX
12 2 (1.19%) HPUX
12 2 (1.19%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.79%) ITIL
2 18 (10.71%) Load Balancing
3 17 (10.12%) Project Management
4 15 (8.93%) Change Management
4 15 (8.93%) Migration
5 14 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.55%) Asset Management
7 9 (5.36%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.36%) High Availability
7 9 (5.36%) Server Building
8 7 (4.17%) Information Security
9 5 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (2.98%) Build Automation
10 4 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.38%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.79%) E-Commerce
11 3 (1.79%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 25 (14.88%) SQL
3 8 (4.76%) VB
4 7 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.38%) VBScript
5 4 (2.38%) Perl
6 3 (1.79%) C#
6 3 (1.79%) Java
6 3 (1.79%) Python
6 3 (1.79%) Bourne shell
6 3 (1.79%) C-shell
7 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.19%) PHP
7 2 (1.19%) C
7 2 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 28 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (14.29%) CCNA
3 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.17%) MCITP
6 7 (4.17%) MCSE
7 5 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.38%) MCSA
8 4 (2.38%) CCIE
8 4 (2.38%) Degree
9 3 (1.79%) CCNP
10 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.60%) CCEE
11 1 (0.60%) CCIP
11 1 (0.60%) CCEA
11 1 (0.60%) CISSP
11 1 (0.60%) CCDA
11 1 (0.60%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 105 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 29 (17.26%) vSphere
3 27 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (14.29%) XenApp
5 14 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (5.95%) VMware ESX
8 9 (5.36%) Terminal Services
8 9 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.76%) Terminal Server
10 7 (4.17%) Firmware
11 6 (3.57%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.19%) iptables
12 2 (1.19%) XenServer
12 2 (1.19%) NFS
12 2 (1.19%) Samba
12 2 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.19%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.60%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 27 (16.07%) SCCM
2 13 (7.74%) SCOM
3 7 (4.17%) Puppet
4 5 (2.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.79%) Nagios
6 3 (1.79%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.79%) logstash
6 3 (1.79%) Graphite
6 3 (1.79%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.19%) Nessus
7 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.19%) WSUS
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 77 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 71 (42.26%) VMware
3 49 (29.17%) Citrix
4 48 (28.57%) Cisco
5 43 (25.60%) HP
6 20 (11.90%) Dell
7 17 (10.12%) Red Hat
8 16 (9.52%) 3PAR
9 13 (7.74%) Oracle
10 11 (6.55%) EMC
10 11 (6.55%) CheckPoint
11 9 (5.36%) Websense
11 9 (5.36%) Symantec
11 9 (5.36%) Remedy
11 9 (5.36%) Blue Coat
11 9 (5.36%) Barracuda Networks
11 9 (5.36%) IBM
11 9 (5.36%) Juniper
12 8 (4.76%) Apple
12 8 (4.76%) Veeam
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