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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 126 144
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 1040 814 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.69% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.44% 12.38% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 444 373
Average daily rate
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£351 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 65 60
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.97 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.11% -0.15%
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
7736 6573 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.62% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 3677 3831
Average daily rate £370 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 376 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +28 472 £383 +2.00% 137
South East +18 202 £325 - 99
North West +24 85 £300 +5.26% 24
East of England +3 76 £350 +8.10% 21
South West +10 75 £325 +85.71% 23
Yorkshire -25 41 £350 +16.66% 34
West Midlands +5 36 £300 -6.25% 15
North East -11 28 £349 +74.50% 2
East Midlands +9 22 £350 +27.27% 7
Midlands - - - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1257 (64.17%) Windows
2 1055 (53.85%) DHCP
3 1021 (52.12%) Active Directory
4 729 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 718 (36.65%) VMware
6 641 (32.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 586 (29.91%) TCP/IP
8 567 (28.94%) Linux
9 557 (28.43%) Firewall
10 510 (26.03%) Cisco
11 481 (24.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 455 (23.23%) MS Exchange
13 410 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 393 (20.06%) ITIL
15 392 (20.01%) HP
16 391 (19.96%) Citrix
17 341 (17.41%) SAN
18 316 (16.13%) SQL
19 303 (15.47%) MS Excel
20 292 (14.91%) UNIX
21 282 (14.40%) SCCM
22 277 (14.14%) Security Cleared
23 273 (13.94%) Windows 7
24 269 (13.73%) LAN
25 267 (13.63%) Exchange Server 2010
26 261 (13.32%) WAN
27 254 (12.97%) VPN
28 250 (12.76%) IIS
29 245 (12.51%) SQL Server
30 244 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 455 (23.23%) MS Exchange
2 267 (13.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 250 (12.76%) IIS
4 200 (10.21%) Apache
5 176 (8.98%) SharePoint
6 143 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 136 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 80 (4.08%) Lync
9 75 (3.83%) Tomcat
10 55 (2.81%) WebSphere
11 53 (2.71%) WebLogic
12 50 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 50 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 43 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 35 (1.79%) IBM Notes
15 32 (1.63%) nginx
16 29 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (1.17%) Jetty
18 18 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
19 17 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 303 (15.47%) MS Excel
2 188 (9.60%) MS Office
3 18 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.66%) MS Project
5 8 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 23 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.46%) RMDS
3 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.10%) Agresso
4 2 (0.10%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.10%) assyst
4 2 (0.10%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.051%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.051%) Summit
5 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.051%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.051%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 80 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.32%) Office 365
4 41 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.63%) SaaS
6 28 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (1.17%) IaaS
8 20 (1.02%) PaaS
9 19 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 19 (0.97%) Google App Engine
10 17 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
10 17 (0.87%) Route 53
11 4 (0.20%) Joyent
12 3 (0.15%) GitHub
13 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.051%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1055 (53.85%) DHCP
2 586 (29.91%) TCP/IP
3 557 (28.43%) Firewall
4 341 (17.41%) SAN
5 269 (13.73%) LAN
6 261 (13.32%) WAN
7 254 (12.97%) VPN
8 180 (9.19%) HTTP
9 155 (7.91%) LDAP
10 149 (7.61%) Internet
11 137 (6.99%) SSL
12 120 (6.13%) IPsec
13 112 (5.72%) VLAN
14 110 (5.62%) Network Security
15 107 (5.46%) Wireless
16 104 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
17 97 (4.95%) BGP
18 93 (4.75%) SMTP
19 91 (4.65%) MPLS
20 88 (4.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (12.51%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.29%) MySQL
3 70 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 25 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 19 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 15 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.71%) DB2
10 14 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.36%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.31%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 77 (3.93%) Jenkins
2 45 (2.30%) Hudson
3 44 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.99%) Subversion
5 32 (1.63%) JIRA
6 22 (1.12%) LoadRunner
7 20 (1.02%) Maven
8 19 (0.97%) MSI
9 18 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.66%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.61%) Introscope
12 11 (0.56%) StarTeam
13 10 (0.51%) Selenium
14 9 (0.46%) JUnit
15 7 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.26%) PHPUnit
16 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
17 4 (0.20%) Redmine
17 4 (0.20%) FitNesse
General
1 241 (12.30%) Finance
2 138 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 126 (6.43%) Banking
4 43 (2.19%) Retail
5 37 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 36 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.84%) Marketing
7 30 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.53%) Advertising
8 21 (1.07%) Legal
9 19 (0.97%) Games
9 19 (0.97%) Back Office
10 18 (0.92%) French Language
11 17 (0.87%) Publishing
12 16 (0.82%) Law
13 14 (0.71%) Spanish Language
13 14 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
14 13 (0.66%) Front Office
15 12 (0.61%) German Language
16 10 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 213 (10.87%) Analyst
2 190 (9.70%) Support Engineer
3 179 (9.14%) Administrator
4 171 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 140 (7.15%) Network Engineer
6 137 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
7 111 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
8 91 (4.65%) Consultant
9 90 (4.59%) Architect
10 89 (4.54%) Developer
11 81 (4.13%) Support Analyst
12 75 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
13 74 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
13 74 (3.78%) Server Engineer
14 58 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
15 48 (2.45%) Linux Administrator
16 44 (2.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 43 (2.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 42 (2.14%) Desktop Support
19 41 (2.09%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (5.46%) .NET
2 98 (5.00%) Web Services
3 67 (3.42%) XML
4 58 (2.96%) HTML
5 39 (1.99%) Middleware
6 38 (1.94%) ASP.NET
7 36 (1.84%) LAMP
8 32 (1.63%) CSS
9 29 (1.48%) JSON
10 24 (1.23%) JSP
11 22 (1.12%) SOAP
12 18 (0.92%) Servlets
12 18 (0.92%) WebSockets
13 17 (0.87%) Application Packaging
14 16 (0.82%) J2EE
15 15 (0.77%) REST
16 14 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
16 14 (0.71%) Ajax
17 12 (0.61%) DCOM
17 12 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 179 (9.14%) Clustering
2 119 (6.07%) Blackberry
3 115 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (4.70%) Replication
5 75 (3.83%) Open Source
6 63 (3.22%) PKI
7 54 (2.76%) Thin Client
7 54 (2.76%) Fat Client
8 46 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 40 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.17%) CESG
12 20 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 19 (0.97%) Oracle Exalogic
14 18 (0.92%) PDA
15 16 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.82%) iPad
15 16 (0.82%) iPhone
16 15 (0.77%) Hedge funds
16 15 (0.77%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1257 (64.17%) Windows
2 641 (32.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 567 (28.94%) Linux
4 481 (24.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 292 (14.91%) UNIX
6 273 (13.94%) Windows 7
7 244 (12.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 236 (12.05%) Windows XP
9 173 (8.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 104 (5.31%) Solaris
11 73 (3.73%) Windows 8
12 48 (2.45%) Windows 2000
13 45 (2.30%) CentOS
14 39 (1.99%) SUSE
15 29 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 28 (1.43%) AIX
17 16 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.77%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (20.06%) ITIL
2 177 (9.04%) Load Balancing
3 175 (8.93%) Migration
4 155 (7.91%) DevOps
5 123 (6.28%) Configuration Management
6 122 (6.23%) Change Management
7 116 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (5.10%) Project Management
9 98 (5.00%) Service Management
10 86 (4.39%) Service Delivery
11 84 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 78 (3.98%) Incident Management
13 68 (3.47%) E-Commerce
14 64 (3.27%) Network Design
15 54 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 49 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
17 47 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
18 44 (2.25%) Capacity Management
19 40 (2.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 316 (16.13%) SQL
2 211 (10.77%) PowerShell
3 200 (10.21%) Perl
4 187 (9.55%) Java
5 119 (6.07%) Shell Script
6 77 (3.93%) C
7 69 (3.52%) Python
8 64 (3.27%) JavaScript
9 59 (3.01%) PHP
10 54 (2.76%) VBScript
11 53 (2.71%) VB
12 52 (2.65%) Bash Shell
13 49 (2.50%) Ruby
14 35 (1.79%) C#
15 33 (1.68%) C++
16 32 (1.63%) Korn
17 20 (1.02%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.61%) VBA
20 11 (0.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 277 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 244 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 194 (9.90%) SC Cleared
4 171 (8.73%) MCSE
5 143 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (5.05%) Degree
7 82 (4.19%) CCNA
8 79 (4.03%) DV Cleared
9 78 (3.98%) MCITP
10 77 (3.93%) CCNP
11 53 (2.71%) MCP
12 40 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 34 (1.74%) MCTS
14 28 (1.43%) MCSA
15 27 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 26 (1.33%) CCIE
17 24 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
17 24 (1.23%) CISSP
18 23 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
19 21 (1.07%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.72%) SLA
2 50 (2.55%) QA
3 28 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.15%) BS7799
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1021 (52.12%) Active Directory
2 410 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (9.70%) vSphere
4 172 (8.78%) XenApp
5 162 (8.27%) Hyper-V
6 101 (5.16%) VMware ESX
7 90 (4.59%) NFS
8 74 (3.78%) XenDesktop
9 67 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
10 60 (3.06%) XenServer
11 44 (2.25%) Terminal Services
12 42 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 32 (1.63%) ISA Server
14 29 (1.48%) Squid
15 28 (1.43%) Xen
15 28 (1.43%) vCloud
16 23 (1.17%) Sendmail
17 21 (1.07%) UAG
17 21 (1.07%) qmail
18 19 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 282 (14.40%) SCCM
2 159 (8.12%) SCOM
3 127 (6.48%) Puppet
4 85 (4.34%) Backup Exec
5 78 (3.98%) NetBackup
6 70 (3.57%) Nagios
7 66 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (2.76%) HP SIM
9 46 (2.35%) WSUS
10 33 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 31 (1.58%) Ansible
12 30 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 30 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 28 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 28 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
14 24 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 22 (1.12%) OpenView
15 22 (1.12%) Zenoss
16 19 (0.97%) Opsview
17 18 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 729 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 718 (36.65%) VMware
3 510 (26.03%) Cisco
4 392 (20.01%) HP
5 391 (19.96%) Citrix
6 188 (9.60%) Red Hat
7 170 (8.68%) Oracle
8 164 (8.37%) CheckPoint
9 147 (7.50%) Juniper
10 143 (7.30%) Symantec
11 140 (7.15%) F5
12 137 (6.99%) IBM
13 136 (6.94%) EMC
13 136 (6.94%) NetApp
14 121 (6.18%) Dell
15 64 (3.27%) JBoss
16 49 (2.50%) SolarWinds
17 45 (2.30%) McAfee
18 44 (2.25%) Infoblox
19 41 (2.09%) Lotus
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Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
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Posted: 17 hours ago
South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Rate: £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
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Greywood Associates Limited
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Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Rate: 350-£380/Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Middlesex
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Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £250 - £320 per day
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London
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Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
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