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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 97 128 152
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +24
Contract jobs citing DNS 1036 777 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.99% 1.66% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.80% 12.22% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 425 341
Average daily rate
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£365 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £223
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 66 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +10.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.66 £11.60 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £28.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.97 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +5.38%
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
7505 6357 7334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.39% 13.58% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4370 3544 3599
Average daily rate £365 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 442 569
Average hourly rate £20.47 £20.00 £20.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.39 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +36 480 £400 +6.66% 172
South East +30 220 £350 +7.69% 97
East of England +11 84 £350 +17.64% 26
Yorkshire -2 59 £305 +1.66% 37
North West +2 57 £300 +33.92% 31
South West -21 46 £351 +75.62% 22
West Midlands -7 39 £300 -14.28% 16
East Midlands +25 27 £306 +88.46% 7
North East -10 24 £320 +60.00% 3
Midlands - - - - 1
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1362 (66.86%) Windows
2 1109 (54.44%) DHCP
3 1070 (52.53%) Active Directory
4 768 (37.70%) Microsoft
5 763 (37.46%) VMware
6 666 (32.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 625 (30.68%) TCP/IP
8 591 (29.01%) Linux
9 571 (28.03%) Firewall
10 502 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 474 (23.27%) Cisco
12 429 (21.06%) MS Exchange
13 425 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 409 (20.08%) Citrix
15 407 (19.98%) ITIL
16 392 (19.24%) HP
17 350 (17.18%) SAN
18 340 (16.69%) UNIX
19 325 (15.95%) SQL
20 309 (15.17%) MS Excel
21 300 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
22 299 (14.68%) LAN
23 298 (14.63%) WAN
23 298 (14.63%) SCCM
24 289 (14.19%) Security Cleared
25 287 (14.09%) IIS
26 272 (13.35%) Finance
27 271 (13.30%) Windows 7
28 258 (12.67%) VPN
29 252 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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
1 429 (21.06%) MS Exchange
2 287 (14.09%) IIS
3 229 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 185 (9.08%) Apache
5 178 (8.74%) SharePoint
6 137 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 132 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 95 (4.66%) Tomcat
9 88 (4.32%) Lync
10 61 (2.99%) WebLogic
11 59 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 48 (2.36%) JBoss
12 48 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 42 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 40 (1.96%) WebSphere
15 38 (1.87%) IBM Notes
16 32 (1.57%) nginx
17 25 (1.23%) Confluence
18 24 (1.18%) OpenStack
18 24 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 309 (15.17%) MS Excel
2 209 (10.26%) MS Office
3 30 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.64%) MS Project
5 11 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.44%) RMDS
2 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.29%) ResourceLink
4 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.20%) Agresso
7 2 (0.098%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.098%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.098%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.049%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.049%) Summit
8 1 (0.049%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.049%) assyst
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (2.85%) Office 365
4 28 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (0.98%) PaaS
6 19 (0.93%) IaaS
7 18 (0.88%) SaaS
8 17 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.59%) Google App Engine
10 12 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.59%) Route 53
11 10 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.29%) Heroku
12 6 (0.29%) Engine Yard
13 2 (0.098%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.098%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1109 (54.44%) DHCP
2 625 (30.68%) TCP/IP
3 571 (28.03%) Firewall
4 350 (17.18%) SAN
5 299 (14.68%) LAN
6 298 (14.63%) WAN
7 258 (12.67%) VPN
8 171 (8.39%) LDAP
8 171 (8.39%) Internet
9 167 (8.20%) HTTP
10 151 (7.41%) VLAN
11 135 (6.63%) SSL
12 128 (6.28%) FTP
13 114 (5.60%) IPsec
14 112 (5.50%) Network Security
15 111 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
16 109 (5.35%) Wireless
17 106 (5.20%) BGP
18 96 (4.71%) SMTP
19 92 (4.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.47%) MySQL
3 77 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 27 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.13%) MongoDB
10 18 (0.88%) DB2
11 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.34%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 5 (0.25%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 77 (3.78%) Jenkins
2 58 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.80%) Subversion
4 39 (1.91%) JIRA
5 33 (1.62%) Hudson
6 29 (1.42%) MSI
7 19 (0.93%) TeamCity
8 14 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 13 (0.64%) Maven
9 13 (0.64%) Selenium
10 10 (0.49%) Introscope
10 10 (0.49%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.34%) JUnit
13 6 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.25%) PHPUnit
14 5 (0.25%) StarTeam
15 4 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 272 (13.35%) Finance
2 163 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 126 (6.19%) Banking
4 44 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 40 (1.96%) Retail
6 32 (1.57%) Marketing
7 29 (1.42%) Legal
7 29 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.37%) Advertising
9 25 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.13%) Games
11 20 (0.98%) Law
12 17 (0.83%) Back Office
13 15 (0.74%) Publishing
14 14 (0.69%) Front Office
15 11 (0.54%) French Language
16 10 (0.49%) German Language
16 10 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
16 10 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 239 (11.73%) Analyst
2 198 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 193 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 164 (8.05%) Administrator
5 150 (7.36%) Network Engineer
6 113 (5.55%) Systems Administrator
7 105 (5.15%) Consultant
8 100 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
9 97 (4.76%) Developer
10 95 (4.66%) Support Analyst
11 89 (4.37%) Architect
12 79 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
12 79 (3.88%) Server Engineer
13 77 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
14 66 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
15 50 (2.45%) Wintel Engineer
16 48 (2.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 47 (2.31%) Desktop Support
18 46 (2.26%) Linux Engineer
19 42 (2.06%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (5.40%) Web Services
2 96 (4.71%) .NET
3 75 (3.68%) XML
4 48 (2.36%) HTML
5 38 (1.87%) Middleware
6 29 (1.42%) LAMP
7 27 (1.33%) SOAP
8 26 (1.28%) ASP.NET
9 25 (1.23%) CSS
10 24 (1.18%) JSON
11 22 (1.08%) Application Packaging
11 22 (1.08%) WebSockets
12 15 (0.74%) REST
12 15 (0.74%) Ajax
12 15 (0.74%) J2EE
12 15 (0.74%) Regular Expression
13 14 (0.69%) DCOM
14 13 (0.64%) .NET Framework
15 12 (0.59%) Servlets
16 11 (0.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 209 (10.26%) Clustering
2 114 (5.60%) Blackberry
2 114 (5.60%) Replication
3 101 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (3.58%) PKI
5 54 (2.65%) Open Source
6 50 (2.45%) Fat Client
6 50 (2.45%) Thin Client
7 45 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 38 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 36 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.42%) Oracle Exalogic
11 24 (1.18%) PDA
12 23 (1.13%) CESG
13 19 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.83%) CLARiiON
15 15 (0.74%) iPad
15 15 (0.74%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.74%) Online Games
16 14 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1362 (66.86%) Windows
2 666 (32.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 591 (29.01%) Linux
4 502 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 340 (16.69%) UNIX
6 300 (14.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 271 (13.30%) Windows 7
8 230 (11.29%) Windows XP
9 207 (10.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 118 (5.79%) Solaris
11 71 (3.49%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.60%) SUSE
13 46 (2.26%) CentOS
14 44 (2.16%) Windows 2000
15 37 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
16 35 (1.72%) AIX
17 26 (1.28%) Windows Vista
18 24 (1.18%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
20 18 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (19.98%) ITIL
2 195 (9.57%) Load Balancing
3 170 (8.35%) Migration
4 160 (7.85%) DevOps
5 157 (7.71%) Change Management
6 115 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (5.60%) Configuration Management
8 107 (5.25%) Service Management
9 103 (5.06%) Project Management
10 93 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 86 (4.22%) Service Delivery
12 82 (4.03%) Incident Management
13 72 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
14 70 (3.44%) Network Design
14 70 (3.44%) E-Commerce
15 50 (2.45%) Continuous Improvement
16 48 (2.36%) OO
16 48 (2.36%) Network Monitoring
17 44 (2.16%) Scrum
18 43 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 325 (15.95%) SQL
2 239 (11.73%) PowerShell
3 205 (10.06%) Perl
4 183 (8.98%) Java
5 155 (7.61%) Shell Script
6 93 (4.57%) Python
7 70 (3.44%) C
8 61 (2.99%) PHP
9 59 (2.90%) Ruby
10 54 (2.65%) VBScript
11 51 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 50 (2.45%) JavaScript
13 44 (2.16%) VB
14 39 (1.91%) C++
15 35 (1.72%) Korn
16 33 (1.62%) C#
17 23 (1.13%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.64%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.54%) VBA
19 11 (0.54%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 289 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 252 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 202 (9.92%) SC Cleared
4 169 (8.30%) MCSE
5 133 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (4.81%) MCITP
7 86 (4.22%) DV Cleared
8 84 (4.12%) Degree
9 82 (4.03%) CCNA
10 71 (3.49%) CCNP
11 62 (3.04%) MCP
12 45 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (1.42%) MCTS
13 29 (1.42%) MCSA
14 28 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 19 (0.93%) CCIE
18 18 (0.88%) CCA
19 17 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.33%) SLA
2 47 (2.31%) QA
3 25 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.49%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.15%) BS7799
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.049%) COBIT
8 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1070 (52.53%) Active Directory
2 425 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (10.51%) vSphere
4 178 (8.74%) XenApp
5 164 (8.05%) Hyper-V
6 112 (5.50%) VMware ESX
7 89 (4.37%) NFS
8 82 (4.03%) XenDesktop
9 76 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
10 57 (2.80%) XenServer
11 52 (2.55%) Terminal Services
12 41 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 35 (1.72%) vCloud
14 31 (1.52%) ISA Server
15 26 (1.28%) Firmware
15 26 (1.28%) Sendmail
15 26 (1.28%) DFS Replication
16 21 (1.03%) Xen
17 19 (0.93%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 298 (14.63%) SCCM
2 188 (9.23%) SCOM
3 138 (6.77%) Puppet
4 98 (4.81%) NetBackup
5 85 (4.17%) Nagios
6 72 (3.53%) Backup Exec
7 62 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (2.75%) HP SIM
9 45 (2.21%) WSUS
10 39 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
11 37 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 28 (1.37%) Ansible
13 27 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 26 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 23 (1.13%) OpenView
15 23 (1.13%) Opsview
16 21 (1.03%) WMI
17 20 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
18 19 (0.93%) collectd
19 18 (0.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 768 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 763 (37.46%) VMware
3 474 (23.27%) Cisco
4 409 (20.08%) Citrix
5 392 (19.24%) HP
6 211 (10.36%) Red Hat
7 168 (8.25%) CheckPoint
8 156 (7.66%) Oracle
9 154 (7.56%) Symantec
10 144 (7.07%) Juniper
11 143 (7.02%) EMC
12 131 (6.43%) Dell
13 129 (6.33%) NetApp
14 121 (5.94%) IBM
14 121 (5.94%) F5
15 61 (2.99%) McAfee
16 50 (2.45%) Veritas
17 49 (2.41%) Sun
17 49 (2.41%) SolarWinds
18 46 (2.26%) Blue Coat
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