The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 98 128 143
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +15
Contract jobs citing DNS 1016 800 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.99% 1.66% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.51% 12.22% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 401 366
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 79 56
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
DNS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7522 6544 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.60% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3631 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in England

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the England region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in England

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in England

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the England region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in England

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DNS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +32 453 £380 +1.33% 112
South East +17 214 £300 -6.25% 86
North West +17 88 £300 +9.09% 18
East of England -15 74 £350 +14.75% 22
South West +10 67 £325 -7.14% 11
West Midlands +20 44 £300 - 13
Yorkshire -32 33 £320 +6.66% 22
North East -7 22 £350 - 1
East Midlands +2 17 £343 +17.09% 12
Midlands - - - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1151 (62.76%) Windows
2 989 (53.93%) DHCP
3 937 (51.09%) Active Directory
4 682 (37.19%) Microsoft
5 664 (36.21%) VMware
6 578 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 537 (29.28%) Firewall
8 534 (29.12%) TCP/IP
9 529 (28.84%) Linux
10 474 (25.85%) Cisco
11 449 (24.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 426 (23.23%) MS Exchange
13 396 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 367 (20.01%) Citrix
15 357 (19.47%) HP
16 348 (18.97%) ITIL
17 312 (17.01%) SAN
18 276 (15.05%) SQL
18 276 (15.05%) MS Excel
19 271 (14.78%) SCCM
20 266 (14.50%) Security Cleared
21 264 (14.39%) UNIX
22 252 (13.74%) Windows 7
23 244 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
24 243 (13.25%) VPN
24 243 (13.25%) LAN
24 243 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
25 237 (12.92%) WAN
26 230 (12.54%) Windows XP
27 220 (12.00%) Finance

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 426 (23.23%) MS Exchange
2 243 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 194 (10.58%) IIS
4 177 (9.65%) SharePoint
5 173 (9.43%) Apache
6 130 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 130 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 75 (4.09%) Lync
8 66 (3.60%) Tomcat
9 58 (3.16%) WebSphere
10 55 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 50 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 48 (2.62%) WebLogic
13 38 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
14 36 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
15 31 (1.69%) nginx
16 21 (1.15%) IBM Notes
17 19 (1.04%) Jetty
18 17 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
19 16 (0.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 276 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 176 (9.60%) MS Office
3 12 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.44%) RMDS
4 5 (0.27%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.055%) Agresso
6 1 (0.055%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
6 1 (0.055%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.055%) assyst
6 1 (0.055%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 71 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (3.05%) Office 365
3 55 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (1.85%) SaaS
6 25 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.31%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.20%) Route 53
9 21 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
10 19 (1.04%) PaaS
11 16 (0.87%) IaaS
12 14 (0.76%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.22%) Joyent
14 3 (0.16%) GitHub
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
16 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.055%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 989 (53.93%) DHCP
2 537 (29.28%) Firewall
3 534 (29.12%) TCP/IP
4 312 (17.01%) SAN
5 243 (13.25%) VPN
5 243 (13.25%) LAN
6 237 (12.92%) WAN
7 163 (8.89%) HTTP
8 145 (7.91%) LDAP
9 140 (7.63%) Internet
10 121 (6.60%) SSL
11 110 (6.00%) Network Security
12 109 (5.94%) VLAN
13 105 (5.73%) IPsec
14 102 (5.56%) Wireless
15 100 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
16 95 (5.18%) BGP
16 95 (5.18%) MPLS
17 88 (4.80%) SMTP
18 86 (4.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.03%) MySQL
3 53 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 35 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 18 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (0.71%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.60%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.55%) DB2
12 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.44%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.33%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.33%) Big Data
15 6 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 76 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 51 (2.78%) Hudson
3 42 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 34 (1.85%) Subversion
5 28 (1.53%) JIRA
6 26 (1.42%) Maven
7 20 (1.09%) LoadRunner
8 19 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
9 17 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.87%) MSI
11 15 (0.82%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.65%) JUnit
13 11 (0.60%) Introscope
13 11 (0.60%) Selenium
13 11 (0.60%) StarTeam
14 7 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.33%) Cucumber
16 4 (0.22%) FitNesse
16 4 (0.22%) AdminStudio
16 4 (0.22%) Redmine
General
1 220 (12.00%) Finance
2 126 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 109 (5.94%) Banking
4 37 (2.02%) Retail
5 35 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 33 (1.80%) Marketing
7 32 (1.74%) Financial Institution
8 31 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.53%) Advertising
10 20 (1.09%) French Language
11 18 (0.98%) Front Office
12 17 (0.93%) Games
13 16 (0.87%) Legal
13 16 (0.87%) Back Office
14 14 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
14 14 (0.76%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.65%) German Language
15 12 (0.65%) Publishing
15 12 (0.65%) Law
16 9 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 179 (9.76%) Analyst
1 179 (9.76%) Support Engineer
2 178 (9.71%) Administrator
3 146 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 134 (7.31%) Systems Administrator
5 125 (6.82%) Network Engineer
6 98 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
7 90 (4.91%) Consultant
8 89 (4.85%) Architect
9 84 (4.58%) Developer
10 83 (4.53%) Server Engineer
11 73 (3.98%) Support Analyst
12 64 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
13 62 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
14 54 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
15 48 (2.62%) Desktop Support
16 46 (2.51%) Linux Administrator
17 41 (2.24%) Network Specialist
18 40 (2.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 39 (2.13%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (5.13%) .NET
2 88 (4.80%) Web Services
3 66 (3.60%) XML
4 51 (2.78%) HTML
5 39 (2.13%) Middleware
6 38 (2.07%) ASP.NET
7 37 (2.02%) LAMP
8 32 (1.74%) JSON
9 28 (1.53%) CSS
10 26 (1.42%) JSP
11 20 (1.09%) SOAP
12 19 (1.04%) Servlets
13 18 (0.98%) WebSockets
14 15 (0.82%) REST
15 14 (0.76%) Ajax
16 13 (0.71%) J2EE
17 12 (0.65%) Application Packaging
17 12 (0.65%) DCOM
17 12 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
17 12 (0.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.91%) Clustering
2 117 (6.38%) Blackberry
3 78 (4.25%) Replication
4 77 (4.20%) Open Source
5 65 (3.54%) Fat Client
5 65 (3.54%) Thin Client
6 62 (3.38%) PKI
7 44 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 44 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 21 (1.15%) Firmware
10 18 (0.98%) PDA
11 17 (0.93%) Statistics
12 16 (0.87%) iPhone
12 16 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (0.87%) Oracle Exalogic
12 16 (0.87%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.82%) CESG
14 14 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1151 (62.76%) Windows
2 578 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 529 (28.84%) Linux
4 449 (24.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 264 (14.39%) UNIX
6 252 (13.74%) Windows 7
7 230 (12.54%) Windows XP
8 213 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 142 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (4.91%) Solaris
11 60 (3.27%) Windows 8
12 52 (2.84%) CentOS
13 46 (2.51%) Windows 2000
14 33 (1.80%) SUSE
15 31 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
16 26 (1.42%) AIX
17 21 (1.15%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
19 12 (0.65%) Mac OS X
20 11 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (18.97%) ITIL
2 169 (9.21%) Migration
3 161 (8.78%) Load Balancing
4 146 (7.96%) DevOps
5 124 (6.76%) Configuration Management
6 103 (5.62%) Change Management
7 99 (5.40%) Project Management
8 88 (4.80%) Service Management
9 85 (4.63%) Service Delivery
10 77 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 76 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (3.49%) E-Commerce
13 56 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (3.05%) Network Design
14 55 (3.00%) Incident Management
15 51 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
17 39 (2.13%) Performance Testing
17 39 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
18 37 (2.02%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 276 (15.05%) SQL
2 219 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 177 (9.65%) Perl
4 156 (8.51%) Java
5 113 (6.16%) Shell Script
6 76 (4.14%) C
7 62 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 56 (3.05%) Python
9 50 (2.73%) VB
10 49 (2.67%) Ruby
10 49 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 47 (2.56%) VBScript
12 45 (2.45%) PHP
13 31 (1.69%) C#
14 26 (1.42%) Korn
15 23 (1.25%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.20%) C++
17 16 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.65%) VBA
19 10 (0.55%) Jython
Qualifications
1 266 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 244 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 180 (9.81%) MCSE
3 180 (9.81%) SC Cleared
4 148 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (5.13%) Degree
6 86 (4.69%) CCNP
7 78 (4.25%) MCITP
8 77 (4.20%) CCNA
9 71 (3.87%) DV Cleared
10 67 (3.65%) MCP
11 33 (1.80%) MCTS
12 31 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (1.58%) MCSA
14 28 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 25 (1.36%) CCSE
16 24 (1.31%) ISTQB
17 22 (1.20%) CCIE
18 21 (1.15%) CISSP
19 20 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.96%) SLA
2 47 (2.56%) QA
3 26 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) BS7799
7 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.055%) TickIT
9 1 (0.055%) HIPAA
System Software
1 937 (51.09%) Active Directory
2 396 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (9.43%) vSphere
4 165 (9.00%) XenApp
5 159 (8.67%) Hyper-V
6 86 (4.69%) VMware ESX
7 80 (4.36%) XenDesktop
8 75 (4.09%) NFS
9 66 (3.60%) XenServer
10 54 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
11 43 (2.34%) Terminal Services
12 37 (2.02%) ISA Server
13 33 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
14 28 (1.53%) Squid
15 27 (1.47%) vCloud
16 25 (1.36%) Sendmail
17 24 (1.31%) Xen
18 21 (1.15%) KVM
18 21 (1.15%) qmail
19 20 (1.09%) UAG
Systems Management
1 271 (14.78%) SCCM
2 139 (7.58%) SCOM
3 120 (6.54%) Puppet
4 78 (4.25%) Backup Exec
5 67 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (2.94%) NetBackup
7 50 (2.73%) Nagios
8 47 (2.56%) WSUS
9 37 (2.02%) HP SIM
10 30 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 29 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
12 27 (1.47%) Ansible
12 27 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 26 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 24 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 23 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 23 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
16 21 (1.15%) Vagrant
17 20 (1.09%) Zenoss
18 18 (0.98%) WMI
Vendors
1 682 (37.19%) Microsoft
2 664 (36.21%) VMware
3 474 (25.85%) Cisco
4 367 (20.01%) Citrix
5 357 (19.47%) HP
6 168 (9.16%) Oracle
7 167 (9.11%) Red Hat
8 154 (8.40%) CheckPoint
9 137 (7.47%) Juniper
9 137 (7.47%) F5
10 128 (6.98%) IBM
11 123 (6.71%) Symantec
12 116 (6.32%) NetApp
13 112 (6.11%) Dell
14 95 (5.18%) EMC
15 53 (2.89%) Infoblox
16 51 (2.78%) JBoss
17 45 (2.45%) SolarWinds
18 44 (2.40%) Blue Coat
19 38 (2.07%) Websense
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
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Rate: £10.00 - £11.33 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £270 per day
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Experis Ltd
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