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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 104 141
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +37
Contract jobs citing DNS 1024 958 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.98% 1.94% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.08% 14.01% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 521 374
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 45 81
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.30 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.60 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.87%
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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
7272 6840 6387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 13.85% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4237 3708 3381
Average daily rate £375 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 393 451
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.05 £42.50
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 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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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
London +7 448 £375 - 138
South East -9 230 £360 +22.03% 92
East of England +14 95 £306 -9.25% 27
North West -17 72 £300 +11.11% 44
South West +4 59 £388 +3.33% 16
Yorkshire -18 37 £375 +7.14% 23
North East -14 34 £263 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -12 30 £300 - 16
East Midlands +1 17 £305 -10.94% 8
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 1217 (61.78%) Windows
2 1113 (56.50%) DHCP
3 909 (46.14%) Active Directory
4 791 (40.15%) VMware
5 680 (34.52%) Microsoft
6 673 (34.16%) Firewall
7 613 (31.12%) TCP/IP
8 567 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 554 (28.12%) Cisco
10 506 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 475 (24.11%) Linux
12 393 (19.95%) ITIL
13 374 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 370 (18.78%) Citrix
15 369 (18.73%) WAN
15 369 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 365 (18.53%) LAN
17 364 (18.48%) MS Exchange
18 323 (16.40%) SQL
19 316 (16.04%) VPN
20 314 (15.94%) Finance
21 309 (15.69%) SAN
22 283 (14.37%) SQL Server
23 281 (14.26%) PowerShell
24 272 (13.81%) Windows 7
24 272 (13.81%) HP
25 254 (12.89%) Security Cleared
26 250 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
27 238 (12.08%) IIS
28 234 (11.88%) UNIX

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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
1 364 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 238 (12.08%) IIS
3 182 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 155 (7.87%) SharePoint
5 126 (6.40%) Apache
6 114 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 114 (5.79%) Lync
7 103 (5.23%) Tomcat
8 100 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 60 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 53 (2.69%) WebSphere
11 48 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 43 (2.18%) nginx
13 36 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
14 29 (1.47%) OpenStack
14 29 (1.47%) JBoss
15 28 (1.42%) Jetty
16 26 (1.32%) WebLogic
17 23 (1.17%) IBM Notes
17 23 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 216 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 152 (7.72%) MS Office
3 35 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.56%) MS Project
6 7 (0.36%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.051%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (0.76%) RMDS
2 9 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.41%) Tridion
4 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.051%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.051%) Agresso
7 1 (0.051%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 148 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (4.97%) Office 365
4 51 (2.59%) IaaS
5 45 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (1.98%) SaaS
7 37 (1.88%) PaaS
8 35 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (1.27%) Google App Engine
11 16 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.46%) Yammer
14 9 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.36%) Google Apps
16 6 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.30%) Route 53
16 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
17 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1113 (56.50%) DHCP
2 673 (34.16%) Firewall
3 613 (31.12%) TCP/IP
4 369 (18.73%) WAN
5 365 (18.53%) LAN
6 316 (16.04%) VPN
7 309 (15.69%) SAN
8 194 (9.85%) VLAN
9 179 (9.09%) HTTP
10 175 (8.88%) SSL
10 175 (8.88%) Internet
11 171 (8.68%) BGP
12 169 (8.58%) Network Security
13 146 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
14 141 (7.16%) Wireless
14 141 (7.16%) OSPF
15 133 (6.75%) LDAP
16 131 (6.65%) MPLS
17 122 (6.19%) IPsec
18 116 (5.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 118 (5.99%) MySQL
3 47 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (2.18%) MongoDB
6 36 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 36 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.62%) RDBMS
8 30 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 30 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.56%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 101 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 40 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.98%) Subversion
4 26 (1.32%) JIRA
5 18 (0.91%) Maven
6 14 (0.71%) Hudson
7 11 (0.56%) MSI
8 10 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.41%) Metasploit
10 7 (0.36%) Ant
10 7 (0.36%) Introscope
11 6 (0.30%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.20%) Gerrit
13 4 (0.20%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.20%) Selenium
13 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
14 3 (0.15%) JMeter
14 3 (0.15%) Grunt
General
1 314 (15.94%) Finance
2 110 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 87 (4.42%) Banking
4 66 (3.35%) Retail
5 30 (1.52%) Marketing
6 24 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.17%) Back Office
7 23 (1.17%) Legal
8 22 (1.12%) Multimedia
9 18 (0.91%) Advertising
9 18 (0.91%) Electronics
10 15 (0.76%) Games
11 14 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.56%) Law
14 10 (0.51%) Local Government
15 8 (0.41%) Publishing
16 7 (0.36%) Online Betting
16 7 (0.36%) French Language
17 6 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 225 (11.42%) Analyst
2 196 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 192 (9.75%) Network Engineer
4 167 (8.48%) Administrator
5 148 (7.51%) Support Engineer
6 115 (5.84%) Consultant
7 105 (5.33%) Architect
8 88 (4.47%) Support Analyst
9 83 (4.21%) Server Engineer
10 80 (4.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 78 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
12 73 (3.71%) Wintel Engineer
13 72 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
14 70 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
15 68 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
16 55 (2.79%) Desktop Support
17 52 (2.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 48 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
19 45 (2.28%) IT Support
20 42 (2.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.65%) .NET
2 70 (3.55%) Web Services
3 57 (2.89%) 802.1X
4 54 (2.74%) J2EE
5 47 (2.39%) HTML
6 29 (1.47%) CSS
6 29 (1.47%) Servlets
7 26 (1.32%) LAMP
8 22 (1.12%) Middleware
9 21 (1.07%) XML
10 19 (0.96%) Application Packaging
11 15 (0.76%) MCollective
12 14 (0.71%) RESTful
12 14 (0.71%) Rendezvous
13 13 (0.66%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.66%) Java EE
14 11 (0.56%) REST
14 11 (0.56%) SAML
15 10 (0.51%) Spring
15 10 (0.51%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 221 (11.22%) Data Centre
2 168 (8.53%) Clustering
3 105 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (3.91%) PKI
5 67 (3.40%) Blackberry
6 66 (3.35%) Management Information System
7 58 (2.94%) Replication
8 39 (1.98%) Thin Client
8 39 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 39 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 38 (1.93%) iPhone
9 38 (1.93%) iPad
10 29 (1.47%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.81%) NHS
12 16 (0.81%) Device Driver
12 16 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.71%) EqualLogic
14 13 (0.66%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1217 (61.78%) Windows
2 567 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 475 (24.11%) Linux
4 374 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 369 (18.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 272 (13.81%) Windows 7
7 234 (11.88%) UNIX
8 131 (6.65%) Windows XP
9 114 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (4.57%) Solaris
11 78 (3.96%) Windows 8
12 50 (2.54%) Android
13 45 (2.28%) CentOS
14 31 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 26 (1.32%) Ubuntu
16 24 (1.22%) AIX
17 22 (1.12%) Debian
18 18 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
19 17 (0.86%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (19.95%) ITIL
2 228 (11.57%) Migration
3 191 (9.70%) Load Balancing
4 134 (6.80%) Configuration Management
5 132 (6.70%) DevOps
6 118 (5.99%) Project Management
7 88 (4.47%) Service Management
8 81 (4.11%) Service Delivery
9 74 (3.76%) Change Management
9 74 (3.76%) Server Building
10 72 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 66 (3.35%) Open Source
13 58 (2.94%) Network Management
14 57 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
16 54 (2.74%) Change Control
17 50 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
18 49 (2.49%) Problem Management
18 49 (2.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 323 (16.40%) SQL
2 281 (14.26%) PowerShell
3 134 (6.80%) Java
4 132 (6.70%) Python
5 105 (5.33%) Perl
6 89 (4.52%) Shell Script
7 56 (2.84%) C
8 55 (2.79%) PHP
9 52 (2.64%) VBScript
10 46 (2.34%) Ruby
11 43 (2.18%) Bash Shell
12 35 (1.78%) VB
12 35 (1.78%) JavaScript
13 22 (1.12%) C#
14 18 (0.91%) C++
15 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.56%) Korn
16 10 (0.51%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.36%) Jython
18 6 (0.30%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 254 (12.89%) Security Cleared
2 250 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
3 205 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 153 (7.77%) SC Cleared
5 144 (7.31%) CCNA
6 126 (6.40%) MCSE
7 119 (6.04%) CCNP
8 83 (4.21%) Degree
9 73 (3.71%) MCITP
10 72 (3.65%) DV Cleared
11 51 (2.59%) CCIE
12 48 (2.44%) MCP
13 45 (2.28%) MCSA
14 39 (1.98%) CCSE
15 37 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 36 (1.83%) CISSP
17 25 (1.27%) CCSA
18 22 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
19 20 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
19 20 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.62%) SLA
2 42 (2.13%) QA
3 18 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.20%) WAI
8 1 (0.051%) COBIT
8 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
System Software
1 909 (46.14%) Active Directory
2 506 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 211 (10.71%) vSphere
4 175 (8.88%) Hyper-V
5 168 (8.53%) XenApp
6 117 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
7 100 (5.08%) VMware ESX
8 78 (3.96%) XenDesktop
9 56 (2.84%) NFS
10 48 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 40 (2.03%) vCloud
12 39 (1.98%) XenServer
13 36 (1.83%) Terminal Services
14 28 (1.42%) ISA Server
15 27 (1.37%) Xen
16 25 (1.27%) DFS Replication
17 23 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 22 (1.12%) Firmware
18 22 (1.12%) VirtualBox
18 22 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 211 (10.71%) SCCM
2 161 (8.17%) Puppet
3 120 (6.09%) SCOM
4 88 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
5 57 (2.89%) Nagios
6 55 (2.79%) WSUS
7 49 (2.49%) NetBackup
8 37 (1.88%) Backup Exec
9 30 (1.52%) AirWatch
10 27 (1.37%) SCVMM
10 27 (1.37%) OpenView
11 26 (1.32%) Ansible
11 26 (1.32%) vMotion
12 21 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 21 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
12 21 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 18 (0.91%) Oracle ZFS
14 17 (0.86%) Tivoli
14 17 (0.86%) Vagrant
15 16 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 791 (40.15%) VMware
2 680 (34.52%) Microsoft
3 554 (28.12%) Cisco
4 370 (18.78%) Citrix
5 272 (13.81%) HP
6 210 (10.66%) CheckPoint
7 179 (9.09%) Oracle
8 161 (8.17%) F5
9 144 (7.31%) Red Hat
10 135 (6.85%) Juniper
11 112 (5.69%) NetApp
12 106 (5.38%) Dell
13 89 (4.52%) Symantec
14 88 (4.47%) McAfee
15 84 (4.26%) Blue Coat
16 73 (3.71%) SolarWinds
17 72 (3.65%) IBM
18 61 (3.10%) Infoblox
19 56 (2.84%) EMC
20 48 (2.44%) Apple
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