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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 101 121 124
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 972 827 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.72% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 13.09% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 461 371
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 £201 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 50 84
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.25% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.01 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £30.75 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
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
7387 6319 6168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.96% 13.17% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 3496 3135
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 357 508
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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 +14 379 £372 -0.73% 109
South East +17 233 £375 +35.13% 104
North West -20 82 £275 - 40
East of England +6 80 £325 +16.07% 33
Yorkshire +2 59 £300 -25.00% 25
South West +12 46 £350 -5.40% 36
West Midlands +11 38 £350 +64.70% 17
East Midlands +12 37 £347 -7.33% 9
North East +5 27 £275 +10.00% 2
Midlands -1 1 - - 1
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1146 (60.47%) Windows
2 1043 (55.04%) DHCP
3 819 (43.22%) Active Directory
4 781 (41.21%) VMware
5 664 (35.04%) Microsoft
6 628 (33.14%) Firewall
7 568 (29.97%) Cisco
8 549 (28.97%) TCP/IP
9 514 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 499 (26.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 493 (26.02%) Linux
12 369 (19.47%) ITIL
12 369 (19.47%) Citrix
13 362 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 361 (19.05%) WAN
15 357 (18.84%) MS Exchange
16 331 (17.47%) LAN
17 304 (16.04%) Windows Server 2012
18 292 (15.41%) SAN
19 285 (15.04%) VPN
20 281 (14.83%) HP
21 262 (13.83%) IIS
22 258 (13.61%) Finance
23 255 (13.46%) SQL
23 255 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
23 255 (13.46%) Security Cleared
24 251 (13.25%) Windows 7
25 239 (12.61%) UNIX
26 238 (12.56%) SQL Server
27 233 (12.30%) CheckPoint

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 357 (18.84%) MS Exchange
2 262 (13.83%) IIS
3 165 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 154 (8.13%) Apache
5 131 (6.91%) SharePoint
6 104 (5.49%) Lync
7 96 (5.07%) Tomcat
8 94 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 76 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 65 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 61 (3.22%) WebSphere
12 56 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 48 (2.53%) WebLogic
14 46 (2.43%) nginx
15 33 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
16 32 (1.69%) OpenStack
17 28 (1.48%) Jetty
18 25 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
19 24 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
19 24 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 197 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 149 (7.86%) MS Office
3 30 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.37%) MS Project
5 6 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.90%) RMDS
2 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.42%) Tridion
4 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.21%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) Agresso
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 146 (7.70%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (4.12%) Office 365
4 41 (2.16%) IaaS
5 38 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (1.37%) PaaS
8 25 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (1.21%) Google App Engine
10 18 (0.95%) SaaS
11 12 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.42%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.37%) Route 53
15 7 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.32%) Heroku
16 6 (0.32%) Engine Yard
16 6 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1043 (55.04%) DHCP
2 628 (33.14%) Firewall
3 549 (28.97%) TCP/IP
4 361 (19.05%) WAN
5 331 (17.47%) LAN
6 292 (15.41%) SAN
7 285 (15.04%) VPN
8 174 (9.18%) HTTP
9 173 (9.13%) Cisco ASA
10 171 (9.02%) Internet
11 169 (8.92%) Network Security
12 165 (8.71%) SSL
13 155 (8.18%) BGP
14 150 (7.92%) VLAN
15 146 (7.70%) LDAP
16 134 (7.07%) Wireless
17 132 (6.97%) OSPF
18 112 (5.91%) IPsec
19 107 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 104 (5.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 137 (7.23%) MySQL
3 62 (3.27%) MongoDB
3 62 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 50 (2.64%) RDBMS
5 49 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 37 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (0.47%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.21%) Big Data
15 4 (0.21%) Redis
15 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 96 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 43 (2.27%) Subversion
3 38 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.90%) JIRA
5 15 (0.79%) Maven
5 15 (0.79%) Introscope
6 13 (0.69%) MSI
7 10 (0.53%) Ant
8 9 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.47%) Hudson
9 7 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.32%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.16%) Selenium
13 3 (0.16%) JMeter
13 3 (0.16%) Gerrit
13 3 (0.16%) NeoLoad
14 2 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 258 (13.61%) Finance
2 99 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 84 (4.43%) Banking
4 48 (2.53%) Retail
5 29 (1.53%) Marketing
6 28 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.27%) Back Office
8 19 (1.00%) Multimedia
9 17 (0.90%) Legal
9 17 (0.90%) Games
10 16 (0.84%) Electronics
11 15 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.69%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.63%) Law
14 10 (0.53%) Local Government
15 9 (0.47%) Advertising
16 8 (0.42%) Publishing
17 7 (0.37%) Automotive
18 6 (0.32%) Billing
19 4 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 225 (11.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 201 (10.61%) Analyst
3 184 (9.71%) Network Engineer
4 159 (8.39%) Support Engineer
5 135 (7.12%) Administrator
6 117 (6.17%) Consultant
7 100 (5.28%) Architect
8 95 (5.01%) Server Engineer
9 84 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
10 83 (4.38%) Support Analyst
11 80 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
12 69 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
13 61 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
13 61 (3.22%) 2nd Line Support
14 60 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
15 51 (2.69%) Desktop Support
16 47 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
16 47 (2.48%) Linux Engineer
17 46 (2.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 46 (2.43%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (4.38%) .NET
2 76 (4.01%) Web Services
3 58 (3.06%) J2EE
4 46 (2.43%) HTML
5 38 (2.01%) XML
6 27 (1.42%) Servlets
7 25 (1.32%) Application Packaging
8 20 (1.06%) Middleware
9 19 (1.00%) CSS
10 17 (0.90%) SOAP
11 16 (0.84%) Rendezvous
11 16 (0.84%) RESTful
12 15 (0.79%) Java EE
13 14 (0.74%) Worklight
13 14 (0.74%) MCollective
14 13 (0.69%) LAMP
15 12 (0.63%) ASP.NET
16 11 (0.58%) JSON
17 9 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
17 9 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 222 (11.72%) Data Centre
2 172 (9.08%) Clustering
3 124 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 69 (3.64%) PKI
6 60 (3.17%) Thin Client
6 60 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 60 (3.17%) Fat Client
7 56 (2.96%) Replication
8 32 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.69%) iPad
9 30 (1.58%) iPhone
10 25 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 23 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 22 (1.16%) Device Driver
13 20 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.84%) NHS
14 16 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 13 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (0.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1146 (60.47%) Windows
2 499 (26.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 493 (26.02%) Linux
4 362 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 304 (16.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 251 (13.25%) Windows 7
7 239 (12.61%) UNIX
8 125 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 121 (6.39%) Windows XP
10 105 (5.54%) Solaris
11 60 (3.17%) Windows 8
12 42 (2.22%) CentOS
13 39 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 38 (2.01%) Android
15 30 (1.58%) AIX
15 30 (1.58%) Ubuntu
16 24 (1.27%) Windows 2000
17 21 (1.11%) SUSE
18 20 (1.06%) Debian
19 19 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (19.47%) ITIL
2 219 (11.56%) Load Balancing
3 177 (9.34%) Migration
4 141 (7.44%) DevOps
5 122 (6.44%) Configuration Management
6 108 (5.70%) Project Management
7 96 (5.07%) Service Management
8 85 (4.49%) E-Commerce
9 75 (3.96%) Change Management
10 74 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 74 (3.91%) Open Source
11 70 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (3.32%) Network Management
13 62 (3.27%) Service Delivery
14 60 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
16 53 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
17 52 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
18 46 (2.43%) Server Building
19 45 (2.37%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 255 (13.46%) SQL
2 218 (11.50%) PowerShell
3 145 (7.65%) Java
4 142 (7.49%) Python
5 126 (6.65%) Shell Script
6 122 (6.44%) Perl
7 85 (4.49%) C
8 62 (3.27%) PHP
9 51 (2.69%) Ruby
9 51 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 48 (2.53%) VBScript
11 35 (1.85%) JavaScript
12 25 (1.32%) VB
13 21 (1.11%) C#
14 19 (1.00%) C++
15 17 (0.90%) Korn
16 15 (0.79%) Jython
17 10 (0.53%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.37%) Embedded C
19 6 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 255 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
1 255 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 195 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 163 (8.60%) SC Cleared
4 135 (7.12%) CCNP
5 130 (6.86%) CCNA
6 127 (6.70%) MCSE
7 87 (4.59%) Degree
8 83 (4.38%) MCITP
9 67 (3.54%) DV Cleared
10 66 (3.48%) CCSE
11 41 (2.16%) MCP
12 36 (1.90%) CISSP
12 36 (1.90%) MCSA
13 34 (1.79%) MCTS
14 33 (1.74%) CCIE
15 31 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (0.74%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.96%) SLA
2 35 (1.85%) QA
3 17 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.053%) COBIT
9 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
System Software
1 819 (43.22%) Active Directory
2 514 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 211 (11.13%) vSphere
4 174 (9.18%) Hyper-V
5 165 (8.71%) XenApp
6 98 (5.17%) VMware ESX
7 78 (4.12%) XenDesktop
8 71 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
9 59 (3.11%) NFS
10 48 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 47 (2.48%) XenServer
12 33 (1.74%) Xen
12 33 (1.74%) Terminal Services
12 33 (1.74%) ISA Server
13 28 (1.48%) vCloud
14 25 (1.32%) VMware Server
15 22 (1.16%) UAG
16 21 (1.11%) Sendmail
17 20 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 19 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 210 (11.08%) SCCM
2 150 (7.92%) Puppet
3 130 (6.86%) SCOM
4 100 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (3.11%) WSUS
6 56 (2.96%) Nagios
7 39 (2.06%) NetBackup
8 28 (1.48%) Backup Exec
9 27 (1.42%) OpenView
10 24 (1.27%) AirWatch
11 21 (1.11%) Ansible
12 20 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 17 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (0.90%) vMotion
14 16 (0.84%) SCVMM
15 15 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
15 15 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
16 14 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
16 14 (0.74%) collectd
Vendors
1 781 (41.21%) VMware
2 664 (35.04%) Microsoft
3 568 (29.97%) Cisco
4 369 (19.47%) Citrix
5 281 (14.83%) HP
6 233 (12.30%) CheckPoint
7 183 (9.66%) Oracle
8 176 (9.29%) F5
9 160 (8.44%) Red Hat
10 139 (7.34%) Juniper
11 117 (6.17%) Blue Coat
12 113 (5.96%) NetApp
13 100 (5.28%) Infoblox
14 92 (4.85%) McAfee
15 79 (4.17%) Dell
16 75 (3.96%) SolarWinds
17 70 (3.69%) IBM
18 65 (3.43%) Symantec
19 45 (2.37%) EMC
20 43 (2.27%) Aruba
North East
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £351 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £30k - £35k plus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago