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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 69 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing DNS 78 71 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.52% 2.32% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.69% 16.36% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £415 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Average hourly rate £21.53 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.94% -16.25%
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
531 434 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.16% 14.18% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 230 148
Average daily rate £313 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 58 57
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £38.90 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +5 27 £308 +89.23% 12
Cambridgeshire -6 18 £314 -10.35% 14
Norfolk +6 10 £200 - 2
Essex -10 9 £388 +47.61% 1
Bedfordshire +6 8 £265 -24.28% 6
Suffolk -2 6 £275 -29.03%
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 108 (68.79%) Windows
1 108 (68.79%) DHCP
2 102 (64.97%) Active Directory
3 76 (48.41%) Microsoft
4 70 (44.59%) VMware
5 59 (37.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (33.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (33.12%) Firewall
8 49 (31.21%) Citrix
9 46 (29.30%) ITIL
10 45 (28.66%) HP
11 44 (28.03%) Cisco
12 42 (26.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (25.48%) TCP/IP
14 39 (24.84%) Linux
14 39 (24.84%) SQL Server
15 31 (19.75%) MS Exchange
16 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (17.20%) SAN
19 26 (16.56%) SharePoint
19 26 (16.56%) XenApp
20 24 (15.29%) Windows XP
20 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
21 23 (14.65%) SQL
21 23 (14.65%) Dell
21 23 (14.65%) Project Management
22 22 (14.01%) PowerShell
22 22 (14.01%) CCNA
23 20 (12.74%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 (19.75%) MS Exchange
2 26 (16.56%) SharePoint
3 17 (10.83%) IIS
4 11 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (6.37%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (5.10%) Apache
6 8 (5.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.55%) Lync
10 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Tridion
2 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.01%) Office 365
2 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (68.79%) DHCP
2 52 (33.12%) Firewall
3 40 (25.48%) TCP/IP
4 27 (17.20%) SAN
5 18 (11.46%) LDAP
6 17 (10.83%) VLAN
7 14 (8.92%) LAN
8 13 (8.28%) WAN
9 12 (7.64%) Internet
9 12 (7.64%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (7.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (6.37%) Network Security
11 10 (6.37%) Wireless
11 10 (6.37%) IPv4
12 9 (5.73%) VoIP
13 8 (5.10%) FTP
14 7 (4.46%) VPN
14 7 (4.46%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (4.46%) NetScaler
15 6 (3.82%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.18%) MySQL
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.64%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) JIRA
1 2 (1.27%) Trac
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) Selenium
2 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.64%) Redmine
General
1 15 (9.55%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.55%) Local Government
4 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (10.83%) Administrator
3 16 (10.19%) Network Engineer
4 15 (9.55%) Analyst
5 14 (8.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (7.64%) Consultant
6 12 (7.64%) Desktop Support
7 9 (5.73%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.10%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Help Desk Support
9 7 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.18%) Technical Support
12 4 (2.55%) Systems Support
12 4 (2.55%) Support Technician
12 4 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) Web Services
2 3 (1.91%) HTML
3 2 (1.27%) .NET
3 2 (1.27%) J2EE
3 2 (1.27%) CGI
3 2 (1.27%) Middleware
3 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.64%) JSON
4 1 (0.64%) RESTful
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.64%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.37%) Clustering
3 8 (5.10%) PKI
3 8 (5.10%) Replication
4 5 (3.18%) CLARiiON
4 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.18%) HP Storage
4 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.55%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.55%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.64%) User Experience
7 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.64%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 108 (68.79%) Windows
2 59 (37.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (33.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (26.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (24.84%) Linux
6 24 (15.29%) Windows XP
7 16 (10.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 14 (8.92%) Debian
8 14 (8.92%) Android
9 12 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.64%) Windows 7
10 9 (5.73%) UNIX
11 8 (5.10%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.82%) Solaris
13 2 (1.27%) AIX
13 2 (1.27%) HPUX
13 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.64%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.30%) ITIL
2 23 (14.65%) Project Management
3 19 (12.10%) Migration
4 17 (10.83%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.92%) Change Management
6 12 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.73%) High Availability
7 9 (5.73%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (5.73%) Server Building
8 8 (5.10%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.10%) Asset Management
9 7 (4.46%) Information Security
10 5 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.18%) Build Automation
11 4 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.55%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.55%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.55%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.65%) SQL
2 22 (14.01%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.10%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.55%) Perl
5 3 (1.91%) PHP
5 3 (1.91%) Python
5 3 (1.91%) Bourne shell
5 3 (1.91%) C-shell
5 3 (1.91%) C
5 3 (1.91%) C#
5 3 (1.91%) Java
5 3 (1.91%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) VBScript
6 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.27%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.64%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) Lua
Qualifications
1 28 (17.83%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (14.01%) CCNA
3 13 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (5.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.10%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.82%) Degree
7 5 (3.18%) MCITP
7 5 (3.18%) MCSE
7 5 (3.18%) CCIE
7 5 (3.18%) CCNP
8 4 (2.55%) MCSA
9 3 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.64%) CCEE
11 1 (0.64%) CCEA
11 1 (0.64%) CISSP
11 1 (0.64%) CCDA
11 1 (0.64%) CCA
11 1 (0.64%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 102 (64.97%) Active Directory
2 30 (19.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.56%) XenApp
4 20 (12.74%) vSphere
5 16 (10.19%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.37%) VMware ESX
6 10 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (5.73%) Terminal Server
7 9 (5.73%) Terminal Services
8 7 (4.46%) Firmware
9 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.27%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.27%) NFS
10 2 (1.27%) Samba
10 2 (1.27%) XenServer
10 2 (1.27%) iptables
11 1 (0.64%) Postfix
11 1 (0.64%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) SCCM
2 11 (7.01%) SCOM
3 6 (3.82%) Puppet
4 5 (3.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.91%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.91%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (1.27%) logstash
7 2 (1.27%) Graphite
7 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.27%) Nagios
7 2 (1.27%) Nessus
7 2 (1.27%) WSUS
7 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.64%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 76 (48.41%) Microsoft
2 70 (44.59%) VMware
3 49 (31.21%) Citrix
4 45 (28.66%) HP
5 44 (28.03%) Cisco
6 23 (14.65%) Dell
7 18 (11.46%) Red Hat
8 15 (9.55%) Oracle
8 15 (9.55%) 3PAR
9 13 (8.28%) CheckPoint
10 11 (7.01%) EMC
10 11 (7.01%) Apple
10 11 (7.01%) F5
11 9 (5.73%) Symantec
12 8 (5.10%) Veeam
13 7 (4.46%) Brocade
13 7 (4.46%) IBM
14 6 (3.82%) SAP
14 6 (3.82%) NetApp
15 5 (3.18%) Blue Coat
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