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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 67 103 68
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -35
Contract jobs citing DNS 63 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.47% 1.26% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.17% 10.48% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 12
Average daily rate
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£401 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.50% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £215 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £369 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.82% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 9
Average hourly rate £29.75 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.08% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.75 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -7.24%
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
367 315 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.41% 11.98% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 141 159
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £235 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 41 56
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Essex +28 17 £403 +47.03% 3
Hertfordshire +14 16 £375 +15.38% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £325 +30.00% 4
Bedfordshire -4 12 £425 +41.66% 4
Norfolk +1 2 - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 117 (75.00%) Windows
2 108 (69.23%) DHCP
3 105 (67.31%) Active Directory
4 98 (62.82%) Microsoft
5 53 (33.97%) IIS
6 46 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (28.21%) SCOM
8 41 (26.28%) SCCM
9 40 (25.64%) E-Commerce
10 39 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 38 (24.36%) VMware
12 36 (23.08%) ITIL
12 36 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (22.44%) FTP
14 34 (21.79%) PowerShell
15 31 (19.87%) Citrix
16 30 (19.23%) Firewall
17 29 (18.59%) Linux
18 25 (16.03%) TCP/IP
18 25 (16.03%) MS Exchange
18 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (15.38%) .NET
20 23 (14.74%) HP
20 23 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
21 22 (14.10%) Oracle
21 22 (14.10%) Web Services
22 21 (13.46%) Shell Script
23 19 (12.18%) Cisco
23 19 (12.18%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 53 (33.97%) IIS
2 25 (16.03%) MS Exchange
3 16 (10.26%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (5.77%) Apache
7 8 (5.13%) WebLogic Portal
8 7 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
9 5 (3.21%) IBM Notes
9 5 (3.21%) Lync
9 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 39 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 108 (69.23%) DHCP
2 35 (22.44%) FTP
3 30 (19.23%) Firewall
4 25 (16.03%) TCP/IP
5 18 (11.54%) VPN
5 18 (11.54%) SAN
6 10 (6.41%) Wireless
7 9 (5.77%) LDAP
8 7 (4.49%) BIG-IP
9 6 (3.85%) Network Security
9 6 (3.85%) LAN
9 6 (3.85%) VoIP
9 6 (3.85%) WAN
9 6 (3.85%) Internet
10 5 (3.21%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (2.56%) VLAN
11 4 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (2.56%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) MySQL
3 4 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.28%) DB2
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) Ant
General
1 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.85%) Finance
3 5 (3.21%) Legal
4 4 (2.56%) Publishing
4 4 (2.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Games
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (40.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (12.82%) Web Engineer
3 19 (12.18%) Analyst
4 13 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 13 (8.33%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.69%) IT Support
6 11 (7.05%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Consultant
8 9 (5.77%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.77%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.13%) Administrator
10 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.85%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Network Analyst
12 5 (3.21%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) Developer
12 5 (3.21%) IT Support Analyst
12 5 (3.21%) Network Support
13 4 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.38%) .NET
2 22 (14.10%) Web Services
3 9 (5.77%) JSON
4 8 (5.13%) J2EE
5 5 (3.21%) RESTful
6 4 (2.56%) XML
7 3 (1.92%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.92%) SOAP
7 3 (1.92%) REST
7 3 (1.92%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.28%) HTML
8 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.64%) WAP
9 1 (0.64%) Middleware
9 1 (0.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.05%) Replication
2 11 (7.05%) Clustering
3 4 (2.56%) SecurID
3 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.92%) Online Games
4 3 (1.92%) PKI
4 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.28%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.28%) DTV
5 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.28%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
6 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 117 (75.00%) Windows
2 46 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (18.59%) Linux
5 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (11.54%) Solaris
7 17 (10.90%) Windows 7
8 16 (10.26%) Windows XP
9 13 (8.33%) UNIX
10 12 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (3.21%) ThreadX
13 4 (2.56%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.92%) Android
15 2 (1.28%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.28%) Debian
15 2 (1.28%) AIX
16 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.64%) E-Commerce
2 36 (23.08%) ITIL
3 17 (10.90%) DevOps
4 15 (9.62%) Migration
5 13 (8.33%) Project Management
6 11 (7.05%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.21%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.21%) Database Security
8 5 (3.21%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.56%) Information Security
9 4 (2.56%) Service Delivery
10 3 (1.92%) Change Management
10 3 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (1.28%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (1.28%) High Availability
11 2 (1.28%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.79%) PowerShell
2 21 (13.46%) Shell Script
3 16 (10.26%) PHP
4 15 (9.62%) SQL
5 5 (3.21%) C
5 5 (3.21%) Embedded C
5 5 (3.21%) Lua
6 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.28%) VBScript
7 1 (0.64%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.64%) Python
7 1 (0.64%) VB6
7 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (12.18%) SC Cleared
1 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (5.13%) MCSE
4 7 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.85%) MCITP
5 6 (3.85%) Degree
6 5 (3.21%) CCNA
7 3 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.92%) VCP4
8 2 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.28%) CCNP
8 2 (1.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.64%) HNC
9 1 (0.64%) HND
9 1 (0.64%) CCIE
9 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.64%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 105 (67.31%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.62%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.05%) vSphere
4 11 (7.05%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.41%) XenApp
6 9 (5.77%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.21%) vCloud
9 4 (2.56%) Dovecot
10 3 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.92%) NFS
11 2 (1.28%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.28%) XenServer
12 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 44 (28.21%) SCOM
2 41 (26.28%) SCCM
3 8 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (4.49%) Puppet
4 7 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.85%) WSUS
6 4 (2.56%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.92%) Nagios
7 3 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.64%) OpenView
8 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.64%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 98 (62.82%) Microsoft
2 38 (24.36%) VMware
3 31 (19.87%) Citrix
4 23 (14.74%) HP
5 22 (14.10%) Oracle
6 19 (12.18%) Cisco
7 16 (10.26%) Symantec
8 12 (7.69%) Akamai
9 10 (6.41%) Red Hat
10 9 (5.77%) Dell
11 8 (5.13%) BEA
11 8 (5.13%) CheckPoint
12 7 (4.49%) McAfee
13 6 (3.85%) Lotus
13 6 (3.85%) F5
13 6 (3.85%) Infoblox
14 5 (3.21%) Juniper
14 5 (3.21%) NetApp
14 5 (3.21%) Sophos
14 5 (3.21%) Apple
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