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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 96 106 144
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +38
Contract jobs citing DNS 1026 838 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.07% 1.79% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.26% 13.14% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 489 339
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -6.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 85
Average hourly rate £22.60 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.87% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +29 434 £400 +6.66% 89
South East +8 227 £350 +16.66% 65
East of England +13 93 £400 +33.89% 13
Yorkshire +4 85 £375 +25.00% 21
South West -16 50 £338 +90.14% 39
West Midlands +16 46 £295 -30.17% 13
North West -28 41 £260 +15.55% 14
East Midlands +24 25 £338 +45.94% 10
North East -17 22 £311 -3.48% 1
Midlands -2 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1359 (65.87%) Windows
2 1142 (55.36%) DHCP
3 1066 (51.67%) Active Directory
4 788 (38.20%) VMware
5 762 (36.94%) Microsoft
6 654 (31.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 604 (29.28%) TCP/IP
8 582 (28.21%) Linux
9 577 (27.97%) Firewall
10 500 (24.24%) Cisco
11 492 (23.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 449 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 411 (19.92%) Citrix
14 410 (19.87%) MS Exchange
15 391 (18.95%) ITIL
16 374 (18.13%) HP
17 331 (16.04%) SAN
18 330 (16.00%) UNIX
19 323 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
20 314 (15.22%) IIS
21 311 (15.08%) SQL
22 294 (14.25%) WAN
23 290 (14.06%) LAN
24 289 (14.01%) SCCM
25 285 (13.81%) MS Excel
26 278 (13.48%) Security Cleared
27 264 (12.80%) Finance
28 258 (12.51%) Windows 7
29 240 (11.63%) VPN
30 237 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 410 (19.87%) MS Exchange
2 314 (15.22%) IIS
3 206 (9.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 199 (9.65%) Apache
5 171 (8.29%) SharePoint
6 132 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 114 (5.53%) Lync
8 113 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 98 (4.75%) Tomcat
10 67 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 65 (3.15%) WebLogic
12 49 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 40 (1.94%) JBoss
13 40 (1.94%) IBM Notes
13 40 (1.94%) WebSphere
14 33 (1.60%) nginx
15 29 (1.41%) OpenStack
16 26 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
17 24 (1.16%) Confluence
18 22 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 285 (13.81%) MS Excel
2 213 (10.32%) MS Office
3 32 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.53%) MS Project
5 9 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.44%) RMDS
1 9 (0.44%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.24%) Agresso
5 2 (0.097%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.097%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.097%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.097%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.097%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.048%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.048%) Summit
6 1 (0.048%) assyst
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (2.57%) Office 365
4 31 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.26%) PaaS
6 19 (0.92%) IaaS
6 19 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.82%) SaaS
7 17 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.63%) Route 53
9 11 (0.53%) Google App Engine
9 11 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.48%) Heroku
10 10 (0.48%) Engine Yard
10 10 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.097%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.048%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1142 (55.36%) DHCP
2 604 (29.28%) TCP/IP
3 577 (27.97%) Firewall
4 331 (16.04%) SAN
5 294 (14.25%) WAN
6 290 (14.06%) LAN
7 240 (11.63%) VPN
8 175 (8.48%) LDAP
8 175 (8.48%) Internet
9 164 (7.95%) VLAN
10 142 (6.88%) SSL
11 140 (6.79%) Cisco ASA
12 138 (6.69%) HTTP
13 135 (6.54%) Network Security
14 130 (6.30%) FTP
15 128 (6.20%) BGP
16 115 (5.57%) OSPF
17 110 (5.33%) IPsec
18 105 (5.09%) Wireless
19 96 (4.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.70%) MySQL
3 60 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 37 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 35 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 29 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 19 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (0.92%) Oracle Database
9 17 (0.82%) DB2
10 16 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
11 15 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.24%) Ingres
15 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
15 5 (0.24%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 74 (3.59%) Jenkins
2 62 (3.01%) Subversion
3 57 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.84%) JIRA
5 31 (1.50%) MSI
6 25 (1.21%) Hudson
7 17 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.63%) Maven
9 11 (0.53%) Introscope
10 7 (0.34%) Selenium
11 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.24%) Ant
12 5 (0.24%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.24%) PHPUnit
13 4 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.19%) GitLab
14 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 264 (12.80%) Finance
2 172 (8.34%) Telecoms
3 122 (5.91%) Banking
4 42 (2.04%) Retail
5 33 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 30 (1.45%) Legal
7 29 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.11%) Advertising
10 22 (1.07%) Games
11 21 (1.02%) Marketing
12 20 (0.97%) Law
13 17 (0.82%) Back Office
14 15 (0.73%) Publishing
15 14 (0.68%) Front Office
16 8 (0.39%) Electronics
17 7 (0.34%) German Language
17 7 (0.34%) Local Government
18 5 (0.24%) Online Betting
19 4 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 252 (12.22%) Analyst
2 248 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 190 (9.21%) Support Engineer
4 172 (8.34%) Network Engineer
5 142 (6.88%) Administrator
6 107 (5.19%) Consultant
7 95 (4.60%) Support Analyst
8 94 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
9 93 (4.51%) Architect
10 90 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
11 89 (4.31%) Server Engineer
12 75 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
13 74 (3.59%) Developer
13 74 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
14 73 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
15 53 (2.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 49 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
16 49 (2.38%) IT Support
17 48 (2.33%) Desktop Support
18 45 (2.18%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (4.70%) Web Services
2 92 (4.46%) .NET
3 65 (3.15%) XML
4 41 (1.99%) HTML
5 33 (1.60%) Middleware
6 26 (1.26%) SOAP
7 25 (1.21%) LAMP
7 25 (1.21%) Application Packaging
8 21 (1.02%) WebSockets
8 21 (1.02%) CSS
9 18 (0.87%) ASP.NET
10 17 (0.82%) J2EE
11 15 (0.73%) Java EE
12 14 (0.68%) Regular Expression
13 13 (0.63%) REST
13 13 (0.63%) JSON
14 12 (0.58%) RESTful
15 11 (0.53%) Servlets
15 11 (0.53%) Worklight
16 10 (0.48%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 230 (11.15%) Clustering
2 115 (5.57%) Blackberry
3 108 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (4.85%) Replication
5 73 (3.54%) PKI
6 62 (3.01%) Thin Client
6 62 (3.01%) Fat Client
7 53 (2.57%) Open Source
8 43 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 41 (1.99%) Computer Science
10 31 (1.50%) Oracle Exalogic
11 30 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.07%) CESG
13 19 (0.92%) PDA
13 19 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (0.82%) CLARiiON
15 16 (0.78%) iPad
16 14 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 13 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1359 (65.87%) Windows
2 654 (31.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 582 (28.21%) Linux
4 492 (23.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 330 (16.00%) UNIX
6 323 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 258 (12.51%) Windows 7
8 213 (10.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 199 (9.65%) Windows XP
10 129 (6.25%) Solaris
11 76 (3.68%) Windows 8
12 54 (2.62%) SUSE
13 49 (2.38%) CentOS
14 43 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
15 42 (2.04%) AIX
16 39 (1.89%) Ubuntu
17 37 (1.79%) Windows 2000
18 26 (1.26%) Windows Vista
19 22 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
19 22 (1.07%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (18.95%) ITIL
2 210 (10.18%) Load Balancing
3 175 (8.48%) Migration
4 154 (7.46%) Change Management
5 152 (7.37%) DevOps
6 105 (5.09%) Project Management
6 105 (5.09%) Service Management
7 104 (5.04%) E-Commerce
8 99 (4.80%) Configuration Management
9 97 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 85 (4.12%) Service Delivery
12 77 (3.73%) Network Design
13 76 (3.68%) Incident Management
14 74 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
15 56 (2.71%) Network Monitoring
16 54 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
17 49 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
17 49 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
18 47 (2.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 311 (15.08%) SQL
2 218 (10.57%) PowerShell
3 193 (9.36%) Perl
4 181 (8.77%) Java
5 168 (8.14%) Shell Script
6 108 (5.24%) Python
7 77 (3.73%) C
8 72 (3.49%) PHP
9 69 (3.34%) Ruby
10 62 (3.01%) Bash Shell
11 55 (2.67%) VBScript
12 41 (1.99%) JavaScript
13 40 (1.94%) C++
14 35 (1.70%) VB
14 35 (1.70%) Korn
15 33 (1.60%) C#
16 16 (0.78%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.53%) Jython
17 11 (0.53%) Bourne shell
18 9 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 278 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 237 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 203 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 180 (8.73%) Cisco Certification
5 167 (8.10%) MCSE
6 103 (4.99%) CCNP
7 101 (4.90%) CCNA
8 89 (4.31%) MCITP
9 82 (3.97%) Degree
10 77 (3.73%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.52%) MCP
12 48 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 34 (1.65%) CCSE
13 34 (1.65%) MCSA
13 34 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (1.26%) CCIE
16 24 (1.16%) CCA
16 24 (1.16%) MCTS
17 23 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.40%) SLA
2 50 (2.42%) QA
3 24 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.15%) BS7799
9 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.097%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 1066 (51.67%) Active Directory
2 449 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 220 (10.66%) vSphere
4 172 (8.34%) Hyper-V
5 165 (8.00%) XenApp
6 111 (5.38%) VMware ESX
7 89 (4.31%) NFS
8 77 (3.73%) XenDesktop
9 76 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (2.81%) Terminal Services
11 51 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 49 (2.38%) XenServer
13 28 (1.36%) Xen
13 28 (1.36%) vCloud
14 27 (1.31%) DFS Replication
15 25 (1.21%) ISA Server
16 23 (1.11%) Sendmail
17 22 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 21 (1.02%) VMware Server
18 21 (1.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 289 (14.01%) SCCM
2 201 (9.74%) SCOM
3 132 (6.40%) Puppet
4 97 (4.70%) NetBackup
5 90 (4.36%) Nagios
6 57 (2.76%) Backup Exec
6 57 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (2.62%) WSUS
8 51 (2.47%) HP SIM
9 43 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 34 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 26 (1.26%) Ansible
12 25 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 22 (1.07%) collectd
14 21 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (0.92%) OpenView
15 19 (0.92%) WMI
15 19 (0.92%) Cobbler
15 19 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (0.92%) Opsview
Vendors
1 788 (38.20%) VMware
2 762 (36.94%) Microsoft
3 500 (24.24%) Cisco
4 411 (19.92%) Citrix
5 374 (18.13%) HP
6 231 (11.20%) Red Hat
7 197 (9.55%) CheckPoint
8 160 (7.76%) Oracle
9 142 (6.88%) Symantec
10 141 (6.83%) Juniper
11 130 (6.30%) F5
12 126 (6.11%) EMC
13 125 (6.06%) Dell
14 124 (6.01%) NetApp
15 108 (5.24%) IBM
16 77 (3.73%) McAfee
17 71 (3.44%) Blue Coat
18 54 (2.62%) Infoblox
19 50 (2.42%) Veritas
20 48 (2.33%) Sun
Hertfordshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £30 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £19 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
University of Loughborough
Rate: From £28,695 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source
Rate: £500.00 - £501.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Circa £190 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
South West London
SFX
Rate: £26,861 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Luton
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago