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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 111 126 119
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing DNS 946 823 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.87% 1.64% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.59% 12.43% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 434 387
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 60 96
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.38 £27.88 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
7512 6620 6770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.16% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4165 3561 3488
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 372 540
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 368 £363 -6.45% 126
South East 0 242 £391 +30.41% 95
North West -33 74 £288 +1.95% 42
Yorkshire +18 64 £325 -18.75% 26
East of England +28 57 £325 -13.33% 30
West Midlands +17 45 £400 +88.23% 20
South West +3 44 £310 -7.46% 26
East Midlands +32 40 £303 -20.39% 14
North East +4 18 £288 +17.34% 3
Midlands +1 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1131 (58.91%) Windows
2 1051 (54.74%) DHCP
3 831 (43.28%) Active Directory
4 763 (39.74%) VMware
5 657 (34.22%) Microsoft
6 601 (31.30%) Firewall
7 575 (29.95%) TCP/IP
8 548 (28.54%) Cisco
9 518 (26.98%) Linux
10 510 (26.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 495 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 365 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 360 (18.75%) ITIL
14 357 (18.59%) WAN
15 352 (18.33%) Citrix
16 340 (17.71%) MS Exchange
17 328 (17.08%) LAN
18 322 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 284 (14.79%) SAN
20 280 (14.58%) HP
21 271 (14.11%) IIS
22 257 (13.39%) UNIX
23 252 (13.13%) VPN
24 249 (12.97%) Cisco Certification
25 248 (12.92%) Security Cleared
26 242 (12.60%) SQL
27 238 (12.40%) Finance
28 236 (12.29%) CheckPoint
29 229 (11.93%) Load Balancing
30 223 (11.61%) Windows 7

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 340 (17.71%) MS Exchange
2 271 (14.11%) IIS
3 163 (8.49%) Apache
4 157 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 115 (5.99%) SharePoint
6 105 (5.47%) Lync
7 100 (5.21%) Tomcat
8 90 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 70 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 64 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 61 (3.18%) WebLogic
12 60 (3.13%) WebSphere
13 56 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
14 46 (2.40%) nginx
15 43 (2.24%) OpenStack
16 38 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
17 26 (1.35%) Jetty
18 25 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
19 23 (1.20%) IBM Notes
20 20 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 201 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 158 (8.23%) MS Office
3 29 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.26%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.89%) RMDS
2 10 (0.52%) ResourceLink
3 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.36%) Tridion
5 4 (0.21%) Agresso
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 160 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (3.91%) Office 365
4 35 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.67%) IaaS
6 25 (1.30%) PaaS
7 23 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (1.09%) Google App Engine
9 14 (0.73%) Heroku
9 14 (0.73%) Engine Yard
10 13 (0.68%) SaaS
11 12 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.52%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.31%) Route 53
14 5 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.26%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1051 (54.74%) DHCP
2 601 (31.30%) Firewall
3 575 (29.95%) TCP/IP
4 357 (18.59%) WAN
5 328 (17.08%) LAN
6 284 (14.79%) SAN
7 252 (13.13%) VPN
8 177 (9.22%) Cisco ASA
9 170 (8.85%) Internet
10 168 (8.75%) HTTP
11 164 (8.54%) SSL
12 158 (8.23%) Network Security
13 157 (8.18%) VLAN
14 154 (8.02%) LDAP
15 147 (7.66%) BGP
16 132 (6.88%) OSPF
17 131 (6.82%) Wireless
18 109 (5.68%) FTP
19 102 (5.31%) SMTP
20 97 (5.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 124 (6.46%) MySQL
3 66 (3.44%) MongoDB
4 64 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 58 (3.02%) RDBMS
5 58 (3.02%) NoSQL
6 35 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.36%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.31%) DB2
16 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
17 4 (0.21%) Big Data
18 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 98 (5.10%) Jenkins
2 63 (3.28%) Subversion
3 48 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.09%) JIRA
5 15 (0.78%) Maven
5 15 (0.78%) Introscope
6 13 (0.68%) MSI
7 11 (0.57%) Ant
8 9 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.36%) Fiddler
10 7 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.31%) Hudson
12 5 (0.26%) StarTeam
12 5 (0.26%) Selenium
12 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.16%) JMeter
13 3 (0.16%) NeoLoad
13 3 (0.16%) GitLab
14 2 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 238 (12.40%) Finance
2 120 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 83 (4.32%) Banking
4 34 (1.77%) Retail
5 26 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.30%) Marketing
7 22 (1.15%) Legal
8 20 (1.04%) Games
9 19 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.89%) Back Office
11 14 (0.73%) Electronics
11 14 (0.73%) Law
12 13 (0.68%) Multimedia
13 12 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.52%) Local Government
15 9 (0.47%) Advertising
16 8 (0.42%) Publishing
17 7 (0.36%) Online Betting
18 5 (0.26%) Automotive
19 3 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 237 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 205 (10.68%) Analyst
3 198 (10.31%) Network Engineer
4 165 (8.59%) Support Engineer
5 128 (6.67%) Administrator
6 113 (5.89%) Consultant
7 97 (5.05%) Server Engineer
8 91 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
9 90 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
10 87 (4.53%) Architect
11 84 (4.38%) Support Analyst
12 75 (3.91%) Systems Engineer
13 64 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
14 63 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
15 51 (2.66%) IT Support
16 50 (2.60%) Wintel Engineer
16 50 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
16 50 (2.60%) Desktop Support
17 48 (2.50%) Security Engineer
18 47 (2.45%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (4.74%) Web Services
2 88 (4.58%) .NET
3 59 (3.07%) XML
4 53 (2.76%) J2EE
5 45 (2.34%) HTML
6 27 (1.41%) SOAP
7 25 (1.30%) Servlets
8 22 (1.15%) Application Packaging
9 19 (0.99%) RESTful
9 19 (0.99%) MCollective
10 18 (0.94%) Java EE
11 17 (0.89%) CSS
12 16 (0.83%) Rendezvous
13 15 (0.78%) JSON
13 15 (0.78%) Middleware
14 14 (0.73%) Worklight
15 13 (0.68%) ASP.NET
16 12 (0.63%) LAMP
17 11 (0.57%) REST
18 10 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.27%) Clustering
2 115 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.22%) Blackberry
4 69 (3.59%) Replication
5 67 (3.49%) Thin Client
5 67 (3.49%) Fat Client
6 63 (3.28%) PKI
7 62 (3.23%) Open Source
8 59 (3.07%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 26 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.20%) Device Driver
12 22 (1.15%) iPad
12 22 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 21 (1.09%) Oracle Exalogic
14 20 (1.04%) iPhone
15 18 (0.94%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.73%) NHS
17 12 (0.63%) FlexPod
17 12 (0.63%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1131 (58.91%) Windows
2 518 (26.98%) Linux
3 510 (26.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 365 (19.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 322 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 257 (13.39%) UNIX
7 223 (11.61%) Windows 7
8 159 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 137 (7.14%) Windows XP
10 111 (5.78%) Solaris
11 57 (2.97%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.76%) CentOS
13 42 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 39 (2.03%) SUSE
15 37 (1.93%) Windows 2000 Server
16 34 (1.77%) Windows 2000
17 33 (1.72%) AIX
18 25 (1.30%) Android
19 24 (1.25%) Windows Vista
20 19 (0.99%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (18.75%) ITIL
2 229 (11.93%) Load Balancing
3 164 (8.54%) Migration
4 159 (8.28%) DevOps
5 120 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 103 (5.36%) E-Commerce
7 98 (5.10%) Service Management
8 96 (5.00%) Project Management
9 88 (4.58%) Change Management
10 80 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
11 79 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 62 (3.23%) Service Delivery
13 61 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
14 60 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
15 56 (2.92%) Network Management
16 54 (2.81%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
18 41 (2.14%) Problem Management
18 41 (2.14%) OO
18 41 (2.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 242 (12.60%) SQL
2 190 (9.90%) PowerShell
3 160 (8.33%) Java
4 158 (8.23%) Shell Script
5 146 (7.60%) Python
6 143 (7.45%) Perl
7 84 (4.38%) C
8 64 (3.33%) Ruby
9 61 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 58 (3.02%) PHP
11 48 (2.50%) VBScript
12 39 (2.03%) JavaScript
13 25 (1.30%) Korn
14 22 (1.15%) C#
15 21 (1.09%) C++
16 20 (1.04%) VB
17 15 (0.78%) Jython
18 10 (0.52%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.36%) T-SQL
20 6 (0.31%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 249 (12.97%) Cisco Certification
2 248 (12.92%) Security Cleared
3 193 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 162 (8.44%) SC Cleared
5 146 (7.60%) CCNP
6 131 (6.82%) MCSE
7 118 (6.15%) CCNA
8 81 (4.22%) MCITP
9 76 (3.96%) Degree
10 69 (3.59%) CCSE
11 63 (3.28%) DV Cleared
12 42 (2.19%) MCP
12 42 (2.19%) MCSA
13 36 (1.88%) CISSP
14 30 (1.56%) CCIE
14 30 (1.56%) MCTS
15 27 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
17 23 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (3.91%) SLA
2 34 (1.77%) QA
3 13 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) WAI
6 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.052%) COBIT
7 1 (0.052%) HIPAA
System Software
1 831 (43.28%) Active Directory
2 495 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (10.10%) vSphere
4 170 (8.85%) Hyper-V
5 142 (7.40%) XenApp
6 87 (4.53%) VMware ESX
7 70 (3.65%) XenDesktop
8 68 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
9 59 (3.07%) NFS
10 41 (2.14%) XenServer
11 39 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
12 37 (1.93%) Xen
13 35 (1.82%) Terminal Services
14 30 (1.56%) ISA Server
15 28 (1.46%) vCloud
16 21 (1.09%) DFS Replication
16 21 (1.09%) Sendmail
17 20 (1.04%) VMware Server
18 19 (0.99%) UAG
19 18 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 215 (11.20%) SCCM
2 164 (8.54%) Puppet
3 142 (7.40%) SCOM
4 97 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (3.13%) Nagios
6 59 (3.07%) WSUS
7 31 (1.61%) NetBackup
8 28 (1.46%) Backup Exec
9 27 (1.41%) collectd
10 23 (1.20%) OpenView
10 23 (1.20%) Cobbler
11 19 (0.99%) Ansible
12 17 (0.89%) WMI
12 17 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 16 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
13 16 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
13 16 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 15 (0.78%) AirWatch
14 15 (0.78%) Opsview
Vendors
1 763 (39.74%) VMware
2 657 (34.22%) Microsoft
3 548 (28.54%) Cisco
4 352 (18.33%) Citrix
5 280 (14.58%) HP
6 236 (12.29%) CheckPoint
7 191 (9.95%) Red Hat
8 173 (9.01%) Oracle
8 173 (9.01%) F5
9 136 (7.08%) Juniper
10 119 (6.20%) Blue Coat
11 106 (5.52%) NetApp
12 96 (5.00%) Infoblox
13 89 (4.64%) McAfee
14 75 (3.91%) Dell
15 66 (3.44%) IBM
16 65 (3.39%) SolarWinds
17 59 (3.07%) Symantec
18 43 (2.24%) EMC
19 37 (1.93%) Sun
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