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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 65 66 82
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 64 90 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.51% 2.89% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.19% 15.79% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 40
Median daily rate £340 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £383 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.81% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.25 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.88% -28.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £20.09 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+40.59% +19.95%
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
451 570 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.69% 18.28% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 308 234
Median daily rate £375 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 66 54
Median hourly rate £37.00 £23.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £52.50 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 +7 27 £313 -0.79% 8
Cambridgeshire +13 13 £350 +11.11% 8
Essex +1 10 £371 -4.19% 6
Bedfordshire -1 9 £425 +47.82% 2
Suffolk -6 3 £190 -30.90% 1
Norfolk -7 3 £220 +10.00% 2
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 60 (54.05%) Windows
2 43 (38.74%) DHCP
2 43 (38.74%) Active Directory
3 40 (36.04%) Cisco
4 36 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 35 (31.53%) Firewall
6 30 (27.03%) ITIL
7 27 (24.32%) VMware
8 26 (23.42%) Linux
9 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
10 22 (19.82%) Finance
11 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
12 20 (18.02%) Oracle
13 19 (17.12%) SQL
13 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (17.12%) SAN
13 19 (17.12%) F5
14 18 (16.22%) Windows Server
14 18 (16.22%) Shell Script
14 18 (16.22%) HP
14 18 (16.22%) CCNA
14 18 (16.22%) Solaris
14 18 (16.22%) Unix
14 18 (16.22%) SCCM
15 17 (15.32%) MS Exchange
15 17 (15.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (15.32%) Kalman Filter
15 17 (15.32%) vSphere
16 16 (14.41%) High Availability

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 17 (15.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.61%) IIS
3 11 (9.91%) SharePoint
4 10 (9.01%) Apache
5 7 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.41%) nginx
6 6 (5.41%) Skype for Business
6 6 (5.41%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.50%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (4.50%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.80%) Jetty
11 1 (0.90%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) MS Office
2 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) assyst
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Office 365
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.80%) IaaS
4 2 (1.80%) iTunes
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (38.74%) DHCP
2 35 (31.53%) Firewall
3 19 (17.12%) SAN
4 16 (14.41%) BIG-IP
4 16 (14.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 16 (14.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 15 (13.51%) LAN
6 14 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (11.71%) MPLS
8 11 (9.91%) WAN
9 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
10 9 (8.11%) VPN
11 6 (5.41%) SMTP
12 5 (4.50%) FTP
12 5 (4.50%) Internet
12 5 (4.50%) SSL
12 5 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.60%) ATM
13 4 (3.60%) Network Security
13 4 (3.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) MySQL
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) JIRA
2 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.80%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.90%) Hudson
4 1 (0.90%) Maven
4 1 (0.90%) MSI
4 1 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 22 (19.82%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Local Government
3 8 (7.21%) Banking
4 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.60%) Retail
6 3 (2.70%) Law
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (18.02%) Administrator
2 19 (17.12%) Network Engineer
3 16 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (14.41%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (10.81%) Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) Consultant
5 10 (9.01%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Server Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Network Consultant
10 5 (4.50%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (3.60%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) LAMP
2 5 (4.50%) J2EE
2 5 (4.50%) Middleware
3 3 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.70%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.80%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.80%) Servlets
5 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.80%) NHS
4 2 (1.80%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.80%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.90%) CCTV
5 1 (0.90%) CMDB
5 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.90%) iPad
5 1 (0.90%) iPhone
5 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (54.05%) Windows
2 26 (23.42%) Linux
3 21 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (16.22%) Solaris
4 18 (16.22%) Unix
4 18 (16.22%) Windows Server
5 16 (14.41%) Windows 7
5 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.41%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.60%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.70%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.80%) CentOS
11 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.90%) AIX
12 1 (0.90%) Android
12 1 (0.90%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) ITIL
2 17 (15.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (15.32%) Kalman Filter
3 16 (14.41%) High Availability
4 13 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.71%) Load Balancing
4 13 (11.71%) Open Source
5 12 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.91%) Change Control
6 11 (9.91%) Incident Management
6 11 (9.91%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (7.21%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (6.31%) CRM
9 5 (4.50%) DevOps
9 5 (4.50%) Migration
9 5 (4.50%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.50%) Web Filtering
10 4 (3.60%) Application Packaging
10 4 (3.60%) Change Management
10 4 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.12%) SQL
2 18 (16.22%) Shell Script
3 11 (9.91%) PL/SQL
4 8 (7.21%) PowerShell
5 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.50%) VBScript
7 4 (3.60%) C
8 3 (2.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.70%) Python
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby
9 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.90%) Java
10 1 (0.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.22%) CCNA
3 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (5.41%) MCSA
6 5 (4.50%) CCNP
7 3 (2.70%) Degree
7 3 (2.70%) MCITP
8 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.80%) CCIE
8 2 (1.80%) MCSE
9 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (38.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.32%) vSphere
3 12 (10.81%) iptables
3 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.01%) Postfix
4 10 (9.01%) Sendmail
4 10 (9.01%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.21%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (4.50%) XenApp
8 4 (3.60%) Firmware
8 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.70%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.80%) NFS
10 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) SCCM
2 15 (13.51%) Nagios
2 15 (13.51%) Puppet
3 12 (10.81%) OSSEC
4 10 (9.01%) Cobbler
5 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.60%) SCOM
6 4 (3.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.70%) Graphite
7 3 (2.70%) logstash
7 3 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.80%) WSUS
9 1 (0.90%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 40 (36.04%) Cisco
2 36 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.32%) VMware
4 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
4 20 (18.02%) Oracle
5 19 (17.12%) F5
6 18 (16.22%) HP
7 14 (12.61%) Citrix
7 14 (12.61%) Red Hat
8 13 (11.71%) Blue Coat
9 12 (10.81%) EMC
9 12 (10.81%) LogRhythm
9 12 (10.81%) TippingPoint
10 11 (9.91%) ServiceNow
10 11 (9.91%) SolarWinds
11 10 (9.01%) Splunk
12 9 (8.11%) Juniper
13 5 (4.50%) BEA
13 5 (4.50%) Dell
13 5 (4.50%) Symantec