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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 128 106 120
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 843 939 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.81% 2.02% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.54% 13.46% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 573 471
Average daily rate £352 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 76 53
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.37 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
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
6725 6978 6207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.47% 14.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4025 3903 3286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 419 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -52 300 £400 - 114
South East +6 233 £330 -5.71% 107
North West +50 98 £375 +33.33% 33
East of England -10 58 £425 +5.59% 26
South West -4 48 £325 +11.11% 27
Yorkshire -40 44 £330 -16.24% 35
West Midlands -26 28 £319 +30.10% 24
North East -17 19 £417 +33.81%
East Midlands -8 12 £325 -7.14% 9
Midlands -1 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1003 (56.54%) Windows
2 930 (52.42%) DHCP
3 900 (50.73%) Active Directory
4 651 (36.70%) VMware
5 621 (35.01%) Microsoft
6 590 (33.26%) TCP/IP
7 574 (32.36%) Firewall
8 526 (29.65%) Windows Server
9 515 (29.03%) Linux
10 503 (28.35%) Cisco
11 438 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
12 388 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 338 (19.05%) LAN
14 314 (17.70%) ITIL
15 298 (16.80%) VPN
16 291 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
17 287 (16.18%) WAN
18 279 (15.73%) Citrix
19 277 (15.61%) Data Centre
20 275 (15.50%) MS Exchange
21 262 (14.77%) Finance
22 256 (14.43%) Unix
23 253 (14.26%) SSL
24 227 (12.80%) IIS
25 223 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
26 216 (12.18%) HTTP
27 215 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
28 214 (12.06%) SQL
29 211 (11.89%) SQL Server
30 209 (11.78%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 275 (15.50%) MS Exchange
2 227 (12.80%) IIS
3 167 (9.41%) Apache
4 137 (7.72%) Tomcat
5 135 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (5.58%) nginx
7 87 (4.90%) WebSphere
8 73 (4.11%) SharePoint
9 69 (3.89%) Jetty
10 60 (3.38%) Skype for Business
11 55 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 52 (2.93%) OpenStack
13 50 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
14 44 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 41 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
16 35 (1.97%) WebLogic
17 25 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
18 24 (1.35%) JBoss
19 22 (1.24%) Node.js
20 21 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 164 (9.24%) MS Office
2 160 (9.02%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.23%) Faxination
3 4 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Documaker
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.056%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.056%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.056%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 171 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (8.79%) Office 365
3 91 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 64 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 59 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (2.87%) Google App Engine
8 28 (1.58%) SaaS
9 24 (1.35%) IaaS
10 20 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.62%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.51%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.34%) PaaS
15 5 (0.28%) Google Apps
16 4 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 930 (52.42%) DHCP
2 590 (33.26%) TCP/IP
3 574 (32.36%) Firewall
4 338 (19.05%) LAN
5 298 (16.80%) VPN
6 287 (16.18%) WAN
7 253 (14.26%) SSL
8 216 (12.18%) HTTP
9 177 (9.98%) IPsec
10 175 (9.86%) FTP
10 175 (9.86%) SAN
11 174 (9.81%) Internet
12 158 (8.91%) LDAP
13 153 (8.62%) BGP
14 149 (8.40%) OSPF
15 145 (8.17%) MPLS
16 144 (8.12%) SMTP
17 141 (7.95%) VLAN
18 138 (7.78%) Wireless
19 136 (7.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.49%) MySQL
3 50 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 49 (2.76%) MongoDB
4 49 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 39 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 37 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.13%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (0.73%) Big Data
13 13 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.68%) DB2
14 12 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.62%) Couchbase
15 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 141 (7.95%) Jenkins
2 71 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 26 (1.47%) JIRA
4 22 (1.24%) Hudson
5 16 (0.90%) Subversion
5 16 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.85%) MSI
7 13 (0.73%) RSpec
8 11 (0.62%) Log4j
8 11 (0.62%) Selenium
9 10 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.34%) Gerrit
12 5 (0.28%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.28%) Maven
12 5 (0.28%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.28%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.23%) JMeter
13 4 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 262 (14.77%) Finance
2 98 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 79 (4.45%) Banking
4 39 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.69%) Back Office
6 27 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.35%) Retail
8 22 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.24%) Front Office
9 20 (1.13%) Marketing
10 16 (0.90%) Electronics
10 16 (0.90%) Local Government
10 16 (0.90%) Publishing
11 14 (0.79%) Advertising
12 12 (0.68%) Law
12 12 (0.68%) Legal
13 7 (0.39%) Billing
14 6 (0.34%) Games
15 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 222 (12.51%) Network Engineer
2 197 (11.10%) Support Engineer
3 179 (10.09%) Analyst
4 145 (8.17%) Architect
5 140 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 136 (7.67%) Administrator
7 94 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
7 94 (5.30%) Consultant
8 93 (5.24%) Windows Engineer
9 92 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
10 84 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
11 66 (3.72%) VMware Engineer
12 57 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
13 55 (3.10%) Active Directory Engineer
14 52 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
15 51 (2.87%) Developer
16 49 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
16 49 (2.76%) Desktop Support
17 48 (2.71%) Server Engineer
18 47 (2.65%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (6.48%) .NET
2 98 (5.52%) Web Services
3 69 (3.89%) J2EE
4 59 (3.33%) Servlets
5 55 (3.10%) Middleware
6 39 (2.20%) HTML
7 36 (2.03%) LAMP
8 34 (1.92%) XML
9 31 (1.75%) CSS
10 30 (1.69%) ASP.NET
11 29 (1.63%) 802.1X
12 24 (1.35%) jQuery
13 22 (1.24%) LEMP Stack
13 22 (1.24%) SAML
14 18 (1.01%) Java EE
15 17 (0.96%) REST
16 16 (0.90%) MCollective
17 14 (0.79%) HTML5
17 14 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
17 14 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 277 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 122 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (5.36%) Clustering
4 84 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 58 (3.27%) Replication
7 48 (2.71%) Blackberry
8 40 (2.25%) PKI
9 35 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 24 (1.35%) Thin Client
11 23 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.18%) Statistics
13 20 (1.13%) Private Cloud
14 18 (1.01%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.96%) NHS
16 16 (0.90%) Algorithms
17 15 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (0.85%) User Experience
18 14 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1003 (56.54%) Windows
2 526 (29.65%) Windows Server
3 515 (29.03%) Linux
4 388 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 291 (16.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 256 (14.43%) Unix
7 215 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 186 (10.48%) Windows 7
9 120 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (5.19%) Windows XP
11 73 (4.11%) Windows 8
12 63 (3.55%) Solaris
13 56 (3.16%) CentOS
14 46 (2.59%) Ubuntu
15 38 (2.14%) AIX
15 38 (2.14%) Android
16 26 (1.47%) Debian
17 25 (1.41%) Mac OS X
18 24 (1.35%) Windows Vista
19 22 (1.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (17.70%) ITIL
2 190 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (10.09%) Migration
4 173 (9.75%) DevOps
5 168 (9.47%) Configuration Management
6 153 (8.62%) Load Balancing
7 104 (5.86%) Change Management
8 98 (5.52%) Service Management
9 95 (5.36%) High Availability
10 92 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 88 (4.96%) Project Management
12 86 (4.85%) Problem Management
13 79 (4.45%) Open Source
14 72 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (3.61%) Information Security
16 63 (3.55%) Service Delivery
17 58 (3.27%) Network Design
18 48 (2.71%) Kalman Filter
19 46 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
20 45 (2.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (12.06%) SQL
2 209 (11.78%) PowerShell
3 154 (8.68%) Java
4 145 (8.17%) Python
5 136 (7.67%) Perl
6 89 (5.02%) Bash Shell
7 55 (3.10%) Shell Script
8 52 (2.93%) Ruby
9 51 (2.87%) JavaScript
10 41 (2.31%) C
11 34 (1.92%) VBScript
12 30 (1.69%) PHP
13 28 (1.58%) C++
14 26 (1.47%) C#
15 22 (1.24%) VB
16 21 (1.18%) Korn
17 14 (0.79%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.51%) Lisp
19 6 (0.34%) Tcl
19 6 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 223 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (11.61%) Security Cleared
3 138 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 132 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 129 (7.27%) CCNP
6 128 (7.22%) CCNA
7 105 (5.92%) Degree
8 84 (4.74%) MCSE
9 55 (3.10%) CCIE
9 55 (3.10%) MCSA
10 40 (2.25%) DV Cleared
11 35 (1.97%) MCITP
12 33 (1.86%) MCP
12 33 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (1.30%) CISSP
14 21 (1.18%) DBS Check
15 20 (1.13%) CCSE
15 20 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.34%) SLA
2 35 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.73%) QA
5 3 (0.17%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.17%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.11%) WCAG
7 1 (0.056%) COBIT
7 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.056%) RMADS
System Software
1 900 (50.73%) Active Directory
2 438 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 127 (7.16%) XenApp
5 117 (6.60%) vSphere
6 98 (5.52%) VMware ESX
7 76 (4.28%) XenDesktop
8 62 (3.49%) Xen
9 53 (2.99%) NFS
10 43 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 43 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
11 39 (2.20%) Terminal Services
12 35 (1.97%) Docker
13 33 (1.86%) vCloud
14 31 (1.75%) Squid
15 28 (1.58%) XenServer
16 24 (1.35%) Firmware
16 24 (1.35%) ISA Server
17 21 (1.18%) iptables
18 18 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 202 (11.39%) Puppet
2 176 (9.92%) SCCM
3 83 (4.68%) SCOM
4 73 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (3.78%) WSUS
6 65 (3.66%) Nagios
7 39 (2.20%) Backup Exec
8 35 (1.97%) Cacti
9 32 (1.80%) Ansible
10 31 (1.75%) logstash
11 21 (1.18%) ZABBIX
12 20 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
13 19 (1.07%) HAProxy
13 19 (1.07%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.07%) vMotion
14 17 (0.96%) Graphite
14 17 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
15 14 (0.79%) collectd
15 14 (0.79%) Icinga
15 14 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 651 (36.70%) VMware
2 621 (35.01%) Microsoft
3 503 (28.35%) Cisco
4 279 (15.73%) Citrix
5 195 (10.99%) HP
6 144 (8.12%) Red Hat
7 136 (7.67%) F5
8 132 (7.44%) CheckPoint
9 123 (6.93%) Juniper
10 120 (6.76%) Oracle
11 84 (4.74%) NetApp
12 73 (4.11%) Google
13 72 (4.06%) Dell
14 69 (3.89%) IBM
15 59 (3.33%) Symantec
16 58 (3.27%) SolarWinds
17 50 (2.82%) EMC
18 48 (2.71%) Palo Alto
19 47 (2.65%) Splunk
20 40 (2.25%) Blue Coat
London
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 hours ago
Essex
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £42k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fox IT SM ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £7.00 - £7.70 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £699 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates - flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £45 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £45000 - £54000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago