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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +22
Contract jobs citing DNS 1031 908 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 1.90% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.04% 13.86% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 491 370
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 41 90
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.15 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
DNS
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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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +1 432 £363 -3.33% 137
South East 0 223 £375 +33.92% 93
North West -5 89 £275 +5.76% 30
East of England +8 88 £314 +4.58% 22
South West +9 58 £370 -1.33% 20
Yorkshire -4 47 £305 -12.85% 30
West Midlands -1 38 £340 +17.24% 13
North East -3 36 £275 +10.00% 1
East Midlands +11 26 £293 -20.94% 7
Midlands - 1 - -
DNS
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 1197 (61.13%) Windows
2 1098 (56.08%) DHCP
3 871 (44.48%) Active Directory
4 802 (40.96%) VMware
5 684 (34.93%) Microsoft
6 670 (34.22%) Firewall
7 595 (30.39%) TCP/IP
8 563 (28.75%) Cisco
9 548 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 521 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 492 (25.13%) Linux
12 399 (20.38%) ITIL
13 378 (19.31%) WAN
14 376 (19.20%) Citrix
15 371 (18.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 364 (18.59%) LAN
17 357 (18.23%) MS Exchange
18 339 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
19 320 (16.34%) SAN
20 307 (15.68%) VPN
21 305 (15.58%) SQL
22 301 (15.37%) Finance
23 285 (14.56%) HP
24 280 (14.30%) SQL Server
25 271 (13.84%) Windows 7
26 259 (13.23%) Security Cleared
27 247 (12.61%) IIS
28 244 (12.46%) UNIX
29 242 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
30 236 (12.05%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 357 (18.23%) MS Exchange
2 247 (12.61%) IIS
3 174 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 151 (7.71%) SharePoint
5 139 (7.10%) Apache
6 104 (5.31%) Tomcat
6 104 (5.31%) Lync
7 96 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 94 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 59 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 53 (2.71%) WebSphere
11 48 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 41 (2.09%) nginx
13 35 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 31 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
14 31 (1.58%) OpenStack
14 31 (1.58%) WebLogic
15 28 (1.43%) JBoss
16 27 (1.38%) Jetty
17 20 (1.02%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 218 (11.13%) MS Excel
2 155 (7.92%) MS Office
3 38 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.51%) MS Project
6 6 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (0.82%) RMDS
2 9 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.41%) Tridion
4 6 (0.31%) 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
1 144 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (4.19%) Office 365
4 50 (2.55%) IaaS
5 40 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (1.74%) PaaS
8 32 (1.63%) SaaS
9 25 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (1.17%) Google App Engine
11 13 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.31%) Google Apps
15 6 (0.31%) Route 53
15 6 (0.31%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.20%) Heroku
16 4 (0.20%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 1098 (56.08%) DHCP
2 670 (34.22%) Firewall
3 595 (30.39%) TCP/IP
4 378 (19.31%) WAN
5 364 (18.59%) LAN
6 320 (16.34%) SAN
7 307 (15.68%) VPN
8 189 (9.65%) HTTP
9 185 (9.45%) SSL
9 185 (9.45%) VLAN
10 172 (8.78%) Internet
11 159 (8.12%) BGP
12 158 (8.07%) Cisco ASA
13 156 (7.97%) Network Security
14 147 (7.51%) Wireless
15 142 (7.25%) LDAP
16 133 (6.79%) OSPF
17 123 (6.28%) IPsec
18 120 (6.13%) MPLS
19 116 (5.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (14.30%) SQL Server
2 134 (6.84%) MySQL
3 65 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 57 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 51 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 45 (2.30%) NoSQL
6 45 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 33 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (0.46%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.20%) Big Data
15 4 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 103 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 40 (2.04%) Subversion
3 36 (1.84%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.28%) JIRA
5 15 (0.77%) Maven
6 11 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.56%) Hudson
7 10 (0.51%) MSI
7 10 (0.51%) Introscope
8 9 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (0.41%) Ant
10 7 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.31%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.26%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.20%) Gerrit
13 4 (0.20%) JMeter
13 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
14 3 (0.15%) Selenium
14 3 (0.15%) NeoLoad
General
1 301 (15.37%) Finance
2 103 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 91 (4.65%) Banking
4 58 (2.96%) Retail
5 31 (1.58%) Marketing
6 25 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.23%) Legal
8 22 (1.12%) Multimedia
9 20 (1.02%) Back Office
10 17 (0.87%) Electronics
11 16 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.77%) Games
13 14 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.61%) Local Government
15 11 (0.56%) Advertising
16 10 (0.51%) Law
17 8 (0.41%) Publishing
18 6 (0.31%) Billing
19 5 (0.26%) Automotive
19 5 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 218 (11.13%) Analyst
2 195 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 185 (9.45%) Network Engineer
4 172 (8.78%) Administrator
5 150 (7.66%) Support Engineer
6 116 (5.92%) Consultant
7 106 (5.41%) Architect
8 88 (4.49%) Support Analyst
9 87 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
10 85 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
11 83 (4.24%) Server Engineer
12 74 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
13 72 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
14 69 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
15 64 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
16 56 (2.86%) Desktop Support
17 50 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
18 49 (2.50%) IT Support
19 46 (2.35%) Linux Engineer
20 42 (2.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (3.98%) .NET
2 76 (3.88%) Web Services
3 58 (2.96%) J2EE
4 43 (2.20%) HTML
5 27 (1.38%) Servlets
6 26 (1.33%) XML
7 24 (1.23%) Application Packaging
8 23 (1.17%) CSS
8 23 (1.17%) Middleware
9 19 (0.97%) LAMP
10 15 (0.77%) Rendezvous
10 15 (0.77%) RESTful
10 15 (0.77%) MCollective
11 14 (0.72%) Java EE
12 13 (0.66%) ASP.NET
13 11 (0.56%) SOAP
14 10 (0.51%) SAML
15 9 (0.46%) Spring
15 9 (0.46%) REST
15 9 (0.46%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 232 (11.85%) Data Centre
2 179 (9.14%) Clustering
3 110 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (3.78%) PKI
5 67 (3.42%) Blackberry
6 64 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 60 (3.06%) Replication
8 46 (2.35%) Thin Client
8 46 (2.35%) Fat Client
9 38 (1.94%) iPhone
9 38 (1.94%) iPad
10 30 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 29 (1.48%) Computer Science
12 26 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 20 (1.02%) Device Driver
14 16 (0.82%) NHS
14 16 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 13 (0.66%) IVR
16 12 (0.61%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1197 (61.13%) Windows
2 548 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 492 (25.13%) Linux
4 371 (18.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 339 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 271 (13.84%) Windows 7
7 244 (12.46%) UNIX
8 137 (7.00%) Windows XP
9 109 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 103 (5.26%) Solaris
11 79 (4.03%) Windows 8
12 45 (2.30%) Android
13 41 (2.09%) CentOS
14 33 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
15 27 (1.38%) AIX
16 24 (1.23%) Ubuntu
17 20 (1.02%) Debian
18 18 (0.92%) Windows 2000
18 18 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
19 17 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (20.38%) ITIL
2 210 (10.73%) Migration
3 200 (10.21%) Load Balancing
4 136 (6.95%) DevOps
5 135 (6.89%) Configuration Management
6 115 (5.87%) Project Management
7 93 (4.75%) Service Management
8 78 (3.98%) Change Management
9 77 (3.93%) Open Source
10 72 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 72 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (3.37%) Service Delivery
12 64 (3.27%) Server Building
13 59 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (2.96%) E-Commerce
15 56 (2.86%) Network Management
16 55 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
17 50 (2.55%) Problem Management
18 48 (2.45%) Change Control
18 48 (2.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 305 (15.58%) SQL
2 236 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 146 (7.46%) Java
4 131 (6.69%) Python
5 112 (5.72%) Perl
6 103 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 72 (3.68%) C
8 52 (2.66%) PHP
9 47 (2.40%) VBScript
10 45 (2.30%) Bash Shell
11 41 (2.09%) Ruby
12 31 (1.58%) JavaScript
13 30 (1.53%) VB
14 22 (1.12%) C#
15 19 (0.97%) C++
16 14 (0.72%) Korn
17 10 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.51%) Jython
18 8 (0.41%) T-SQL
19 6 (0.31%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 259 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 242 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
3 202 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 157 (8.02%) SC Cleared
5 130 (6.64%) CCNA
6 123 (6.28%) CCNP
7 120 (6.13%) MCSE
8 81 (4.14%) MCITP
8 81 (4.14%) Degree
9 72 (3.68%) DV Cleared
10 49 (2.50%) CCSE
11 46 (2.35%) MCP
12 40 (2.04%) MCSA
12 40 (2.04%) CCIE
13 35 (1.79%) CISSP
14 34 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (1.33%) MCTS
16 22 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
17 20 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
18 17 (0.87%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.49%) SLA
2 39 (1.99%) QA
3 18 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.20%) WAI
8 1 (0.051%) COBIT
8 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
System Software
1 871 (44.48%) Active Directory
2 521 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (10.98%) vSphere
4 175 (8.94%) Hyper-V
5 171 (8.73%) XenApp
6 102 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
7 101 (5.16%) VMware ESX
8 78 (3.98%) XenDesktop
9 59 (3.01%) NFS
10 47 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (2.30%) XenServer
12 35 (1.79%) vCloud
13 32 (1.63%) Terminal Services
13 32 (1.63%) ISA Server
14 28 (1.43%) Xen
15 23 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 23 (1.17%) Firmware
16 21 (1.07%) DFS Replication
17 18 (0.92%) Docker
17 18 (0.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 201 (10.27%) SCCM
2 155 (7.92%) Puppet
3 116 (5.92%) SCOM
4 95 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (2.66%) Nagios
6 51 (2.60%) WSUS
7 45 (2.30%) NetBackup
8 35 (1.79%) Backup Exec
9 27 (1.38%) AirWatch
10 25 (1.28%) OpenView
11 23 (1.17%) SCVMM
12 22 (1.12%) vMotion
13 21 (1.07%) Ansible
14 20 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 20 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
16 18 (0.92%) HP SIM
16 18 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.92%) Oracle ZFS
17 16 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 802 (40.96%) VMware
2 684 (34.93%) Microsoft
3 563 (28.75%) Cisco
4 376 (19.20%) Citrix
5 285 (14.56%) HP
6 208 (10.62%) CheckPoint
7 188 (9.60%) Oracle
8 170 (8.68%) F5
9 140 (7.15%) Red Hat
10 130 (6.64%) Juniper
11 123 (6.28%) NetApp
12 100 (5.11%) Blue Coat
13 97 (4.95%) McAfee
14 93 (4.75%) Dell
15 85 (4.34%) Infoblox
16 83 (4.24%) Symantec
17 73 (3.73%) IBM
17 73 (3.73%) SolarWinds
18 51 (2.60%) EMC
19 47 (2.40%) Aruba
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