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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 125 141
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 1063 823 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 1.71% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.70% 12.51% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 436 377
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 68 51
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +30 490 £391 +5.74% 130
South East +32 207 £300 -7.69% 93
North West +22 83 £300 +1.83% 25
East of England 0 78 £350 +26.12% 18
South West +6 76 £325 -0.76% 25
Yorkshire -17 42 £335 +11.66% 27
West Midlands +8 37 £288 -10.15% 19
North East -10 28 £349 +26.90% 8
East Midlands +5 20 £343 +17.09% 8
Midlands - - - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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 1232 (63.21%) Windows
2 1048 (53.77%) DHCP
3 998 (51.21%) Active Directory
4 718 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 711 (36.48%) VMware
6 624 (32.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 588 (30.17%) TCP/IP
8 567 (29.09%) Firewall
9 563 (28.89%) Linux
10 512 (26.27%) Cisco
11 471 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 459 (23.55%) MS Exchange
13 412 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
14 386 (19.81%) HP
15 384 (19.70%) Citrix
16 371 (19.04%) ITIL
17 335 (17.19%) SAN
18 309 (15.85%) SQL
19 289 (14.83%) UNIX
20 288 (14.78%) MS Excel
21 273 (14.01%) LAN
22 270 (13.85%) Windows 7
23 269 (13.80%) SCCM
24 267 (13.70%) Security Cleared
25 266 (13.65%) VPN
26 264 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
27 262 (13.44%) WAN
28 249 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
29 240 (12.31%) SQL Server
29 240 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 459 (23.55%) MS Exchange
2 264 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 236 (12.11%) IIS
4 197 (10.11%) Apache
5 181 (9.29%) SharePoint
6 138 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 134 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 77 (3.95%) Lync
9 76 (3.90%) Tomcat
10 60 (3.08%) WebSphere
11 53 (2.72%) WebLogic
12 52 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 52 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 42 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
14 33 (1.69%) nginx
15 32 (1.64%) IBM Notes
16 31 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (1.18%) Jetty
18 18 (0.92%) Confluence
18 18 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 288 (14.78%) MS Excel
2 180 (9.24%) MS Office
3 13 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.41%) MS Project
5 7 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.46%) RMDS
4 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.10%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.10%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Agresso
8 1 (0.051%) Summit
8 1 (0.051%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.051%) assyst
8 1 (0.051%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 74 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (3.34%) Office 365
3 64 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (1.74%) SaaS
6 28 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (1.03%) PaaS
7 20 (1.03%) IaaS
7 20 (1.03%) Amazon S3
8 19 (0.97%) Google App Engine
9 18 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
9 18 (0.92%) Route 53
10 4 (0.21%) Joyent
11 3 (0.15%) GitHub
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.051%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1048 (53.77%) DHCP
2 588 (30.17%) TCP/IP
3 567 (29.09%) Firewall
4 335 (17.19%) SAN
5 273 (14.01%) LAN
6 266 (13.65%) VPN
7 262 (13.44%) WAN
8 183 (9.39%) HTTP
9 155 (7.95%) Internet
9 155 (7.95%) LDAP
10 142 (7.29%) SSL
11 121 (6.21%) IPsec
12 119 (6.11%) VLAN
13 114 (5.85%) Network Security
14 110 (5.64%) Wireless
15 109 (5.59%) Cisco ASA
16 100 (5.13%) BGP
17 95 (4.87%) SMTP
18 93 (4.77%) MPLS
19 92 (4.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.57%) MySQL
3 64 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 23 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 19 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (0.72%) DB2
10 13 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.51%) MongoDB
12 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.31%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 76 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 47 (2.41%) Hudson
3 45 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 39 (2.00%) Subversion
5 33 (1.69%) JIRA
6 22 (1.13%) Maven
6 22 (1.13%) LoadRunner
7 20 (1.03%) TeamCity
8 19 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
9 17 (0.87%) MSI
10 15 (0.77%) Visual Studio
11 12 (0.62%) Introscope
12 11 (0.56%) StarTeam
12 11 (0.56%) Selenium
13 10 (0.51%) JUnit
14 8 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
16 4 (0.21%) Redmine
16 4 (0.21%) FitNesse
General
1 239 (12.26%) Finance
2 141 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 121 (6.21%) Banking
4 41 (2.10%) Retail
5 36 (1.85%) Marketing
6 35 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 34 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.54%) Advertising
10 20 (1.03%) French Language
11 19 (0.97%) Back Office
11 19 (0.97%) Games
12 18 (0.92%) Legal
13 17 (0.87%) Front Office
14 16 (0.82%) Publishing
15 14 (0.72%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
16 13 (0.67%) Law
17 12 (0.62%) German Language
18 10 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 209 (10.72%) Analyst
2 188 (9.65%) Support Engineer
3 178 (9.13%) Administrator
4 165 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 143 (7.34%) Network Engineer
6 134 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
7 111 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
8 92 (4.72%) Architect
9 89 (4.57%) Consultant
10 88 (4.52%) Developer
11 80 (4.10%) Support Analyst
12 73 (3.75%) Server Engineer
13 72 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
13 72 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
14 58 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
15 46 (2.36%) Linux Administrator
16 44 (2.26%) Desktop Support
17 43 (2.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 43 (2.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 41 (2.10%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (5.54%) .NET
2 92 (4.72%) Web Services
3 66 (3.39%) XML
4 57 (2.92%) HTML
5 41 (2.10%) Middleware
5 41 (2.10%) LAMP
6 40 (2.05%) ASP.NET
7 32 (1.64%) CSS
8 30 (1.54%) JSON
9 25 (1.28%) JSP
10 23 (1.18%) SOAP
11 20 (1.03%) WebSockets
11 20 (1.03%) Servlets
12 17 (0.87%) REST
13 16 (0.82%) J2EE
14 15 (0.77%) Ajax
14 15 (0.77%) Application Packaging
15 12 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
15 12 (0.62%) DCOM
15 12 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.88%) Clustering
2 118 (6.05%) Blackberry
3 117 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (4.82%) Replication
5 76 (3.90%) Open Source
6 62 (3.18%) PKI
7 58 (2.98%) Fat Client
7 58 (2.98%) Thin Client
8 46 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 43 (2.21%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.97%) Firmware
12 18 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 18 (0.92%) Oracle Exalogic
12 18 (0.92%) CESG
12 18 (0.92%) PDA
12 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.77%) Statistics
13 15 (0.77%) iPhone
13 15 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1232 (63.21%) Windows
2 624 (32.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 563 (28.89%) Linux
4 471 (24.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 289 (14.83%) UNIX
6 270 (13.85%) Windows 7
7 240 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 231 (11.85%) Windows XP
9 163 (8.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 102 (5.23%) Solaris
11 71 (3.64%) Windows 8
12 50 (2.57%) Windows 2000
13 45 (2.31%) CentOS
14 38 (1.95%) SUSE
15 31 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
16 29 (1.49%) AIX
17 16 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
17 16 (0.82%) Windows Vista
18 12 (0.62%) Android
18 12 (0.62%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (19.04%) ITIL
2 179 (9.18%) Migration
3 177 (9.08%) Load Balancing
4 154 (7.90%) DevOps
5 122 (6.26%) Configuration Management
6 120 (6.16%) Change Management
7 116 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (5.13%) Project Management
9 98 (5.03%) Service Management
10 86 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 85 (4.36%) Service Delivery
12 73 (3.75%) Incident Management
13 70 (3.59%) E-Commerce
14 61 (3.13%) Network Design
15 56 (2.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 51 (2.62%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (2.31%) Capacity Planning
17 45 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
18 44 (2.26%) Capacity Management
19 40 (2.05%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 309 (15.85%) SQL
2 215 (11.03%) PowerShell
3 196 (10.06%) Perl
4 184 (9.44%) Java
5 114 (5.85%) Shell Script
6 85 (4.36%) C
7 66 (3.39%) JavaScript
8 65 (3.34%) Python
9 58 (2.98%) PHP
10 55 (2.82%) VB
11 52 (2.67%) Bash Shell
12 51 (2.62%) Ruby
13 49 (2.51%) VBScript
14 34 (1.74%) C#
15 32 (1.64%) C++
16 31 (1.59%) Korn
17 21 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 12 (0.62%) VBA
20 11 (0.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 267 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 249 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 183 (9.39%) SC Cleared
4 177 (9.08%) MCSE
5 152 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (5.03%) Degree
7 85 (4.36%) CCNA
8 81 (4.16%) CCNP
9 80 (4.10%) MCITP
10 76 (3.90%) DV Cleared
11 57 (2.92%) MCP
12 35 (1.80%) MCTS
13 34 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (1.44%) MCSA
16 24 (1.23%) CCIE
16 24 (1.23%) CISSP
17 22 (1.13%) ISTQB
17 22 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
17 22 (1.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.39%) SLA
2 51 (2.62%) QA
3 28 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) BS7799
8 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.051%) TickIT
10 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
System Software
1 998 (51.21%) Active Directory
2 412 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (9.39%) vSphere
4 168 (8.62%) XenApp
5 164 (8.41%) Hyper-V
6 101 (5.18%) VMware ESX
7 93 (4.77%) NFS
8 72 (3.69%) XenDesktop
9 63 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
10 58 (2.98%) XenServer
11 42 (2.15%) Terminal Services
12 40 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 36 (1.85%) ISA Server
14 30 (1.54%) Xen
15 29 (1.49%) Squid
16 27 (1.39%) vCloud
17 25 (1.28%) Sendmail
18 21 (1.08%) qmail
18 21 (1.08%) UAG
19 18 (0.92%) KVM
Systems Management
1 269 (13.80%) SCCM
2 147 (7.54%) SCOM
3 124 (6.36%) Puppet
4 90 (4.62%) Backup Exec
5 72 (3.69%) NetBackup
6 68 (3.49%) Nagios
7 67 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (2.51%) HP SIM
9 45 (2.31%) WSUS
10 30 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (1.54%) Ansible
10 30 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 28 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
12 26 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 25 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 25 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 23 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 22 (1.13%) Zenoss
16 20 (1.03%) Opsview
16 20 (1.03%) OpenView
Vendors
1 718 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 711 (36.48%) VMware
3 512 (26.27%) Cisco
4 386 (19.81%) HP
5 384 (19.70%) Citrix
6 180 (9.24%) Red Hat
7 177 (9.08%) Oracle
8 167 (8.57%) CheckPoint
9 151 (7.75%) Juniper
10 143 (7.34%) F5
11 140 (7.18%) Symantec
12 137 (7.03%) IBM
13 128 (6.57%) NetApp
14 125 (6.41%) EMC
15 117 (6.00%) Dell
16 62 (3.18%) JBoss
17 51 (2.62%) SolarWinds
18 49 (2.51%) Infoblox
19 44 (2.26%) Blue Coat
20 40 (2.05%) Veritas
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