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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 70 68 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Contract jobs citing DNS 78 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.56% 2.43% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.32% 16.16% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £173 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £11.31 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.55 £27.20 £18.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-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
509 359 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.72% 15.04% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 124 247
Average daily rate £350 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 54 64
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Cambridgeshire +1 21 £338 +68.75% 6
Bedfordshire - 21 £350 - 4
Hertfordshire -15 18 £160 - 5
Suffolk +8 10 £390 - 3
Norfolk -7 4 £175 -30.00%
Essex -30 4 - - 1
DNS
England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 124 (81.58%) Windows
2 106 (69.74%) DHCP
3 96 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 91 (59.87%) Active Directory
5 64 (42.11%) TCP/IP
6 58 (38.16%) VMware
7 57 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (30.92%) Linux
9 45 (29.61%) SAN
9 45 (29.61%) Firewall
10 43 (28.29%) MS Excel
10 43 (28.29%) MS Exchange
11 39 (25.66%) Cisco
12 38 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 38 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 34 (22.37%) SCCM
13 34 (22.37%) VPN
14 33 (21.71%) SQL
15 32 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (20.39%) Exchange Server 2010
16 31 (20.39%) ITIL
17 30 (19.74%) SCOM
18 29 (19.08%) IIS
19 27 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (16.45%) Windows Server 2003
21 24 (15.79%) HP
21 24 (15.79%) Citrix
22 23 (15.13%) WAN
22 23 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2007
23 22 (14.47%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 43 (28.29%) MS Exchange
2 31 (20.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (19.08%) IIS
4 23 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (6.58%) Apache
7 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.95%) CMS
9 3 (1.97%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.66%) SAS
11 1 (0.66%) Confluence
11 1 (0.66%) nginx
11 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (28.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.63%) SaaS
4 2 (1.32%) Office 365
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 106 (69.74%) DHCP
2 64 (42.11%) TCP/IP
3 45 (29.61%) SAN
3 45 (29.61%) Firewall
4 34 (22.37%) VPN
5 23 (15.13%) WAN
6 21 (13.82%) LAN
7 19 (12.50%) FTP
8 13 (8.55%) Reverse Proxy
8 13 (8.55%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (7.89%) Internet
10 9 (5.92%) iSCSI
11 8 (5.26%) Network Security
12 7 (4.61%) Wireless
12 7 (4.61%) HTTP
13 6 (3.95%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (3.95%) VoIP
13 6 (3.95%) OSPF
13 6 (3.95%) BIG-IP
14 5 (3.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.55%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.97%) DB2
6 3 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MSI
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.26%) Finance
3 7 (4.61%) Publishing
4 6 (3.95%) Legal
5 4 (2.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (20.39%) Support Engineer
2 26 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 14 (9.21%) Administrator
5 12 (7.89%) Developer
5 12 (7.89%) Analyst
5 12 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.58%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.92%) Server Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Technical Support
9 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.61%) Network Support
9 7 (4.61%) Consultant
10 6 (3.95%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.95%) Server Support
11 5 (3.29%) Technical Support Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Network Specialist
11 5 (3.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) Web Services
2 13 (8.55%) JSON
2 13 (8.55%) XML
3 7 (4.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.66%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.66%) Middleware
4 1 (0.66%) HTML
4 1 (0.66%) WAP
4 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.66%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Clustering
2 14 (9.21%) Replication
3 10 (6.58%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.61%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.61%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.95%) PKI
6 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.97%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.32%) iPad
8 2 (1.32%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.32%) Open Source
8 2 (1.32%) iPhone
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.66%) Statistics
9 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.66%) NHS
9 1 (0.66%) MPEG
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.66%) CMDB
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 124 (81.58%) Windows
2 57 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (30.92%) Linux
4 38 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 27 (17.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (16.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (14.47%) Windows 8
7 22 (14.47%) UNIX
8 15 (9.87%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.61%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.63%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.97%) Solaris
11 3 (1.97%) AIX
12 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.32%) CentOS
12 2 (1.32%) Debian
13 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) ITIL
2 19 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 15 (9.87%) DevOps
4 13 (8.55%) Configuration Management
5 11 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.24%) Migration
5 11 (7.24%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.92%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.29%) ERP
8 5 (3.29%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.29%) Database Security
9 4 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.63%) Project Management
10 3 (1.97%) Validation
10 3 (1.97%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.97%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (1.97%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.97%) Line Management
11 2 (1.32%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 33 (21.71%) SQL
3 19 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 13 (8.55%) Java
5 5 (3.29%) VBScript
6 4 (2.63%) Perl
7 3 (1.97%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.32%) C
9 1 (0.66%) Ruby
9 1 (0.66%) VB6
9 1 (0.66%) AWK
9 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.66%) sed
Qualifications
1 21 (13.82%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.21%) CCNP
4 11 (7.24%) CCNA
4 11 (7.24%) MCSE
5 8 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.95%) Sun Certification
8 5 (3.29%) MCITP
8 5 (3.29%) CCSE
9 4 (2.63%) MCP
9 4 (2.63%) CCIE
10 3 (1.97%) Degree
10 3 (1.97%) CCIP
11 2 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.32%) OCP
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.32%) RHCE
11 2 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (59.87%) Active Directory
2 32 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.82%) vSphere
4 12 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.26%) XenApp
5 8 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 8 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.29%) vCloud
8 3 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (1.97%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.97%) NFS
8 3 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.97%) KVM
9 2 (1.32%) VMFS
9 2 (1.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (1.32%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (22.37%) SCCM
2 30 (19.74%) SCOM
3 15 (9.87%) Backup Exec
4 13 (8.55%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (8.55%) Puppet
5 7 (4.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (3.95%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.95%) WSUS
7 5 (3.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.63%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.97%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.97%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.97%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.66%) OpenView
11 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 58 (38.16%) VMware
3 39 (25.66%) Cisco
4 24 (15.79%) HP
4 24 (15.79%) Citrix
5 19 (12.50%) EMC
6 14 (9.21%) Symantec
7 13 (8.55%) CheckPoint
7 13 (8.55%) Oracle
8 12 (7.89%) F5
9 10 (6.58%) Dell
10 9 (5.92%) Sophos
11 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.95%) Veritas
13 5 (3.29%) IBM
13 5 (3.29%) Infoblox
13 5 (3.29%) Acronis
14 4 (2.63%) NetApp
14 4 (2.63%) Juniper
14 4 (2.63%) Blue Coat
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