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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 101 102 131
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +29
Contract jobs citing DNS 1122 1016 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 1.98% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.87% 13.38% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 559 401
Average daily rate
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£353 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.98% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 53 79
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -10.00%
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
7544 7593 6572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.00% 14.83% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4388 4193 3642
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 415 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +10 497 £375 -1.31% 116
South East -1 246 £350 +16.66% 61
East of England +14 85 £300 -14.28% 26
North West -21 82 £320 +6.66% 34
South West -4 71 £350 +7.69% 28
Yorkshire -12 51 £310 -3.12% 33
North East -9 38 £338 -3.57% 4
West Midlands -5 33 £318 +5.83% 12
East Midlands -15 12 £275 -19.70% 13
Midlands - 2 £500 -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1289 (61.91%) Windows
2 1187 (57.01%) DHCP
3 990 (47.55%) Active Directory
4 838 (40.25%) VMware
5 770 (36.98%) Microsoft
6 704 (33.81%) TCP/IP
7 682 (32.76%) Firewall
8 603 (28.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 560 (26.90%) Cisco
10 531 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 509 (24.45%) Linux
12 399 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 397 (19.07%) LAN
14 388 (18.64%) WAN
15 384 (18.44%) ITIL
16 383 (18.40%) MS Exchange
17 378 (18.16%) Citrix
18 375 (18.01%) Windows Server 2003
19 346 (16.62%) SQL
20 342 (16.43%) PowerShell
21 332 (15.95%) VPN
22 327 (15.71%) Finance
23 307 (14.75%) SAN
24 296 (14.22%) SQL Server
25 282 (13.54%) IIS
26 272 (13.06%) Cisco Certification
26 272 (13.06%) HP
27 268 (12.87%) Windows 7
28 260 (12.49%) UNIX
28 260 (12.49%) Data Centre

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 383 (18.40%) MS Exchange
2 282 (13.54%) IIS
3 206 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 173 (8.31%) SharePoint
5 151 (7.25%) Apache
6 132 (6.34%) Tomcat
7 128 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 123 (5.91%) Lync
9 98 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 79 (3.79%) WebSphere
11 76 (3.65%) nginx
12 60 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 59 (2.83%) Jetty
14 56 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
15 35 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
16 30 (1.44%) JBoss
17 28 (1.34%) OpenStack
18 24 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
18 24 (1.15%) WebLogic
19 22 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 232 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 171 (8.21%) MS Office
3 30 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.48%) MS Project
6 7 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.096%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.38%) Tridion
3 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.29%) RMDS
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.14%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.048%) Agresso
6 1 (0.048%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 174 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (5.00%) Office 365
4 79 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
5 61 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
6 60 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 54 (2.59%) Google App Engine
8 52 (2.50%) IaaS
9 46 (2.21%) SaaS
10 38 (1.83%) PaaS
11 17 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.43%) Yammer
15 8 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.29%) Google Apps
17 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.24%) Route 53
18 4 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1187 (57.01%) DHCP
2 704 (33.81%) TCP/IP
3 682 (32.76%) Firewall
4 397 (19.07%) LAN
5 388 (18.64%) WAN
6 332 (15.95%) VPN
7 307 (14.75%) SAN
8 207 (9.94%) HTTP
9 206 (9.89%) VLAN
10 204 (9.80%) Internet
11 196 (9.41%) SSL
12 188 (9.03%) BGP
13 172 (8.26%) IPsec
14 160 (7.68%) Network Security
15 158 (7.59%) OSPF
16 152 (7.30%) Wireless
17 147 (7.06%) MPLS
17 147 (7.06%) LDAP
18 142 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
19 134 (6.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.24%) MySQL
3 47 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 40 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 37 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 21 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (0.77%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.72%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.29%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.24%) Big Data
16 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 131 (6.29%) Jenkins
2 51 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.73%) Subversion
4 32 (1.54%) JIRA
5 21 (1.01%) MSI
6 20 (0.96%) Maven
6 20 (0.96%) Hudson
7 18 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.48%) Selenium
8 10 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.38%) Metasploit
10 7 (0.34%) Ant
11 6 (0.29%) Fiddler
11 6 (0.29%) RSpec
11 6 (0.29%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.24%) JMeter
12 5 (0.24%) GitLab
13 4 (0.19%) Grunt
13 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
General
1 327 (15.71%) Finance
2 115 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 93 (4.47%) Banking
4 64 (3.07%) Retail
5 31 (1.49%) Marketing
6 29 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.34%) Back Office
8 27 (1.30%) Legal
9 24 (1.15%) Advertising
10 22 (1.06%) Multimedia
11 20 (0.96%) Law
12 18 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.72%) Electronics
15 12 (0.58%) Publishing
15 12 (0.58%) Games
15 12 (0.58%) Local Government
16 10 (0.48%) Online Betting
17 7 (0.34%) Billing
18 6 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 229 (11.00%) Analyst
2 219 (10.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 208 (9.99%) Network Engineer
4 176 (8.45%) Administrator
5 161 (7.73%) Support Engineer
6 134 (6.44%) Consultant
7 116 (5.57%) Architect
8 99 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 86 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
10 82 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
11 80 (3.84%) Support Analyst
12 78 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
13 75 (3.60%) Server Engineer
13 75 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
14 66 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
15 56 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 49 (2.35%) Desktop Support
17 48 (2.31%) Infrastructure Architect
18 42 (2.02%) IT Support
19 41 (1.97%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (4.85%) .NET
2 78 (3.75%) J2EE
3 68 (3.27%) Web Services
4 57 (2.74%) Servlets
4 57 (2.74%) 802.1X
5 54 (2.59%) HTML
6 37 (1.78%) CSS
7 27 (1.30%) XML
8 25 (1.20%) LAMP
9 24 (1.15%) Middleware
10 16 (0.77%) Application Packaging
11 15 (0.72%) ASP.NET
12 14 (0.67%) Java EE
13 13 (0.62%) Ajax
13 13 (0.62%) HTML5
13 13 (0.62%) MCollective
14 12 (0.58%) REST
14 12 (0.58%) SAML
15 11 (0.53%) jQuery
16 10 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 260 (12.49%) Data Centre
2 169 (8.12%) Clustering
3 96 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (3.84%) Blackberry
5 78 (3.75%) PKI
6 58 (2.79%) Replication
7 56 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.87%) iPhone
9 37 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 35 (1.68%) iPad
11 32 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 25 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 23 (1.10%) Thin Client
13 23 (1.10%) Computer Science
14 18 (0.86%) Device Driver
15 17 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.72%) EqualLogic
17 14 (0.67%) NHS
18 12 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1289 (61.91%) Windows
2 603 (28.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 509 (24.45%) Linux
4 399 (19.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 375 (18.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 268 (12.87%) Windows 7
7 260 (12.49%) UNIX
8 126 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (5.86%) Windows XP
10 96 (4.61%) Solaris
11 88 (4.23%) Windows 8
12 56 (2.69%) Android
13 39 (1.87%) CentOS
14 30 (1.44%) Debian
15 29 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 25 (1.20%) AIX
17 24 (1.15%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.86%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.86%) Apple iOS
19 16 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (18.44%) ITIL
2 250 (12.01%) Migration
3 183 (8.79%) Load Balancing
4 171 (8.21%) Configuration Management
5 152 (7.30%) DevOps
6 108 (5.19%) Project Management
7 106 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 88 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (3.94%) Open Source
10 81 (3.89%) Service Management
11 80 (3.84%) Change Management
12 75 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
13 68 (3.27%) Server Building
14 64 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
15 58 (2.79%) Network Management
15 58 (2.79%) Change Control
16 51 (2.45%) Problem Management
16 51 (2.45%) Kalman Filter
17 50 (2.40%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 346 (16.62%) SQL
2 342 (16.43%) PowerShell
3 158 (7.59%) Java
4 134 (6.44%) Python
5 111 (5.33%) Perl
6 87 (4.18%) Shell Script
7 66 (3.17%) VBScript
8 56 (2.69%) C
9 53 (2.55%) Ruby
10 52 (2.50%) VB
11 50 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 47 (2.26%) PHP
13 41 (1.97%) JavaScript
14 27 (1.30%) C#
15 23 (1.10%) C++
16 13 (0.62%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.43%) C-shell
18 8 (0.38%) Bourne shell
19 7 (0.34%) PL/SQL
20 6 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 272 (13.06%) Cisco Certification
2 247 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 220 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 171 (8.21%) CCNA
5 158 (7.59%) SC Cleared
6 141 (6.77%) MCSE
7 127 (6.10%) CCNP
8 78 (3.75%) Degree
9 69 (3.31%) MCITP
10 59 (2.83%) DV Cleared
11 58 (2.79%) CCIE
12 53 (2.55%) MCSA
13 47 (2.26%) MCP
14 43 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 33 (1.59%) CCSA
16 27 (1.30%) CCSE
17 24 (1.15%) CISSP
17 24 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
18 22 (1.06%) CCDA
18 22 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (5.19%) SLA
2 42 (2.02%) QA
3 15 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.19%) WAI
8 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
System Software
1 990 (47.55%) Active Directory
2 531 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 236 (11.34%) vSphere
4 188 (9.03%) XenApp
5 181 (8.69%) Hyper-V
6 124 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
7 117 (5.62%) VMware ESX
8 95 (4.56%) XenDesktop
9 65 (3.12%) NFS
10 63 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 56 (2.69%) Xen
12 44 (2.11%) vCloud
13 42 (2.02%) Terminal Services
14 38 (1.83%) XenServer
15 34 (1.63%) Docker
16 31 (1.49%) ISA Server
17 26 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 24 (1.15%) DFS Replication
19 23 (1.10%) Firmware
20 22 (1.06%) Squid
Systems Management
1 212 (10.18%) SCCM
2 183 (8.79%) Puppet
3 116 (5.57%) SCOM
4 112 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (2.93%) WSUS
6 57 (2.74%) Nagios
7 54 (2.59%) NetBackup
8 40 (1.92%) Backup Exec
9 33 (1.59%) vMotion
10 32 (1.54%) OpenView
11 30 (1.44%) AirWatch
12 29 (1.39%) SCVMM
13 25 (1.20%) Ansible
14 23 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
15 22 (1.06%) Cacti
16 21 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 20 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 20 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
18 19 (0.91%) Vagrant
19 18 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 838 (40.25%) VMware
2 770 (36.98%) Microsoft
3 560 (26.90%) Cisco
4 378 (18.16%) Citrix
5 272 (13.06%) HP
6 185 (8.89%) CheckPoint
7 179 (8.60%) Oracle
8 151 (7.25%) Red Hat
9 138 (6.63%) F5
10 133 (6.39%) Juniper
11 117 (5.62%) Dell
12 112 (5.38%) NetApp
13 101 (4.85%) Symantec
14 77 (3.70%) McAfee
14 77 (3.70%) Google
15 70 (3.36%) IBM
16 66 (3.17%) SolarWinds
17 62 (2.98%) EMC
18 53 (2.55%) Sun
18 53 (2.55%) Blue Coat
East London
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Rate: £15 - £16 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
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Lorien Resourcing
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West Sussex
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Rate: £300 - £355 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
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London
Harris Global
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Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
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London
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London
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