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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 71 73 104
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +31
Contract jobs citing DNS 78 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.54% 2.40% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.69% 15.68% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 18
Average daily rate
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£335 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £190 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £26.38 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.77% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £19.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year
+4.78% +12.59%
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
531 370 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.30% 15.30% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 152 221
Average daily rate £345 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 56
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 - 30 £350 - 4
Cambridgeshire -4 19 £325 +66.66% 7
Hertfordshire -18 14 £255 -14.28% 8
Norfolk -2 7 £175 -30.00% 3
Essex -34 5 - - 2
Suffolk +11 3 - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 134 (86.45%) Windows
2 119 (76.77%) DHCP
3 112 (72.26%) Microsoft
4 100 (64.52%) Active Directory
5 60 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (38.06%) TCP/IP
7 55 (35.48%) VMware
8 54 (34.84%) MS Excel
9 47 (30.32%) Linux
9 47 (30.32%) SCCM
10 45 (29.03%) IIS
10 45 (29.03%) Firewall
11 44 (28.39%) SCOM
12 41 (26.45%) PowerShell
13 40 (25.81%) MS Exchange
13 40 (25.81%) SAN
14 38 (24.52%) Windows 7
15 35 (22.58%) E-Commerce
16 34 (21.94%) SQL
17 33 (21.29%) ITIL
17 33 (21.29%) VPN
17 33 (21.29%) Cisco
17 33 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (20.65%) FTP
19 30 (19.35%) HP
19 30 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (17.42%) Citrix
20 27 (17.42%) Web Services
21 26 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2010
22 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 45 (29.03%) IIS
2 40 (25.81%) MS Exchange
3 26 (16.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.16%) Apache
7 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.94%) CMS
10 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.65%) nginx
12 1 (0.65%) Confluence
12 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (34.84%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.23%) SaaS
4 2 (1.29%) Office 365
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 119 (76.77%) DHCP
2 59 (38.06%) TCP/IP
3 45 (29.03%) Firewall
4 40 (25.81%) SAN
5 33 (21.29%) VPN
6 32 (20.65%) FTP
7 19 (12.26%) WAN
8 17 (10.97%) LAN
9 13 (8.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.52%) VoIP
11 7 (4.52%) Internet
11 7 (4.52%) Wireless
12 6 (3.87%) BIG-IP
12 6 (3.87%) Network Security
12 6 (3.87%) iSCSI
13 5 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (3.23%) MPLS
13 5 (3.23%) OSPF
14 4 (2.58%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.94%) DB2
6 2 (1.29%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 17 (10.97%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.16%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Publishing
3 6 (3.87%) Legal
4 4 (2.58%) Retail
5 2 (1.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.29%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (25.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (18.06%) Support Engineer
3 13 (8.39%) Administrator
3 13 (8.39%) Network Engineer
4 12 (7.74%) Developer
5 10 (6.45%) Analyst
5 10 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.16%) Network Support
7 7 (4.52%) Server Engineer
7 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.52%) Web Engineer
7 7 (4.52%) IT Support
8 6 (3.87%) Consultant
8 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.23%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.23%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.23%) Server Support
9 5 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.42%) Web Services
2 16 (10.32%) .NET
3 13 (8.39%) XML
3 13 (8.39%) JSON
4 2 (1.29%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.29%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.65%) SOAP
5 1 (0.65%) WAP
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.65%) REST
5 1 (0.65%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) Replication
1 17 (10.97%) Clustering
2 11 (7.10%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.16%) PKI
4 5 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.58%) iPad
5 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.94%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.29%) CMDB
7 2 (1.29%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.65%) Online Games
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) SecurID
8 1 (0.65%) MPEG
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 134 (86.45%) Windows
2 60 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (30.32%) Linux
4 38 (24.52%) Windows 7
5 30 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (12.26%) Windows 8
7 19 (12.26%) UNIX
8 17 (10.97%) Windows XP
9 13 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.52%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.58%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.94%) CentOS
12 3 (1.94%) Solaris
12 3 (1.94%) AIX
13 2 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.29%) Debian
13 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.58%) E-Commerce
2 33 (21.29%) ITIL
3 16 (10.32%) Configuration Management
3 16 (10.32%) DevOps
4 12 (7.74%) Migration
4 12 (7.74%) Load Balancing
5 9 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.87%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.87%) Project Management
7 6 (3.87%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (3.23%) ERP
8 5 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.23%) Database Security
9 4 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (1.94%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (1.94%) Mentoring
10 3 (1.94%) Change Management
10 3 (1.94%) CRM
11 2 (1.29%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.45%) PowerShell
2 34 (21.94%) SQL
3 18 (11.61%) Shell Script
4 10 (6.45%) Java
5 6 (3.87%) VBScript
6 4 (2.58%) Perl
7 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.29%) VB
7 2 (1.29%) C
8 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.65%) sed
8 1 (0.65%) AWK
8 1 (0.65%) VB6
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (10.97%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (9.03%) MCSE
4 11 (7.10%) CCNP
5 10 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (6.45%) MCITP
6 8 (5.16%) CCNA
7 7 (4.52%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.87%) Sun Certification
9 5 (3.23%) MCP
10 4 (2.58%) CCIE
10 4 (2.58%) CCSE
11 3 (1.94%) Degree
11 3 (1.94%) CCIP
12 2 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.29%) OCP
12 2 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.29%) RHCE
12 2 (1.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 33 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.19%) vSphere
4 15 (9.68%) Hyper-V
5 11 (7.10%) Terminal Services
6 8 (5.16%) VMware ESX
6 8 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.87%) vCloud
7 6 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.87%) XenApp
8 3 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.94%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.94%) KVM
9 2 (1.29%) VMFS
9 2 (1.29%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.29%) NFS
9 2 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.29%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.65%) qmail
10 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (30.32%) SCCM
2 44 (28.39%) SCOM
3 14 (9.03%) Backup Exec
3 14 (9.03%) Puppet
4 13 (8.39%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.52%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.87%) WSUS
7 5 (3.23%) HP SIM
7 5 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.94%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.94%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.29%) OpenView
9 2 (1.29%) Nagios
9 2 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 112 (72.26%) Microsoft
2 55 (35.48%) VMware
3 33 (21.29%) Cisco
4 30 (19.35%) HP
5 27 (17.42%) Citrix
6 15 (9.68%) Oracle
6 15 (9.68%) Symantec
7 14 (9.03%) EMC
7 14 (9.03%) CheckPoint
8 12 (7.74%) Red Hat
9 11 (7.10%) Sophos
9 11 (7.10%) Akamai
10 10 (6.45%) F5
11 8 (5.16%) Dell
12 7 (4.52%) Veritas
13 6 (3.87%) Juniper
13 6 (3.87%) SonicWALL
14 5 (3.23%) NetApp
14 5 (3.23%) IBM
14 5 (3.23%) Acronis