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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 109 145
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +36
Contract jobs citing DNS 954 803 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.09% 1.80% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.22% 13.48% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 473 288
Average daily rate
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£380 £335 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 56 89
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.97% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £27.50 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £16.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+40.58% -12.16%
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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 +25 432 £410 +8.97% 159
South East -10 202 £350 +12.90% 81
East of England +30 86 £403 +34.16% 25
Yorkshire +9 80 £388 +29.16% 23
South West -7 44 £300 - 26
West Midlands +25 39 £285 -30.48% 19
North West -11 32 £275 - 22
East Midlands +28 20 £344 +43.22% 14
North East -16 15 £311 +27.04% 1
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1245 (63.91%) Windows
2 1087 (55.80%) DHCP
3 964 (49.49%) Active Directory
4 772 (39.63%) VMware
5 709 (36.40%) Microsoft
6 596 (30.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 569 (29.21%) TCP/IP
7 569 (29.21%) Linux
8 541 (27.77%) Firewall
9 489 (25.10%) Cisco
10 455 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 450 (23.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 389 (19.97%) Citrix
13 388 (19.92%) MS Exchange
14 364 (18.69%) ITIL
15 341 (17.51%) HP
16 313 (16.07%) SAN
17 310 (15.91%) IIS
18 307 (15.76%) UNIX
19 306 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
20 302 (15.50%) SQL
21 292 (14.99%) WAN
22 288 (14.78%) LAN
23 252 (12.94%) Security Cleared
24 243 (12.47%) SCCM
25 240 (12.32%) MS Excel
26 230 (11.81%) Windows 7
27 225 (11.55%) VPN
28 222 (11.40%) Finance
29 220 (11.29%) Red Hat

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 388 (19.92%) MS Exchange
2 310 (15.91%) IIS
3 200 (10.27%) Apache
4 187 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 136 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 110 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 101 (5.18%) Tomcat
8 96 (4.93%) Lync
9 95 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 73 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 64 (3.29%) WebLogic
12 46 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 42 (2.16%) IBM Notes
14 38 (1.95%) WebSphere
15 34 (1.75%) nginx
16 33 (1.69%) OpenStack
17 32 (1.64%) JBoss
18 28 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
19 18 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
20 17 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 240 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 197 (10.11%) MS Office
3 29 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.46%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.051%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.46%) ResourceLink
2 8 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.36%) RMDS
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.26%) Agresso
6 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.051%) Summit
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.051%) assyst
7 1 (0.051%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.051%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.62%) Office 365
4 30 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (1.44%) PaaS
6 21 (1.08%) IaaS
7 19 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.87%) Amazon S3
8 17 (0.87%) SaaS
9 13 (0.67%) Route 53
10 11 (0.56%) Heroku
10 11 (0.56%) Engine Yard
11 10 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.51%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.10%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.051%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1087 (55.80%) DHCP
2 569 (29.21%) TCP/IP
3 541 (27.77%) Firewall
4 313 (16.07%) SAN
5 292 (14.99%) WAN
6 288 (14.78%) LAN
7 225 (11.55%) VPN
8 166 (8.52%) LDAP
9 161 (8.26%) VLAN
10 158 (8.11%) Internet
11 149 (7.65%) Cisco ASA
12 144 (7.39%) SSL
13 139 (7.14%) HTTP
14 130 (6.67%) FTP
15 128 (6.57%) Network Security
16 124 (6.37%) BGP
17 119 (6.11%) OSPF
18 104 (5.34%) Wireless
19 101 (5.18%) IPsec
20 86 (4.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 117 (6.01%) MySQL
3 60 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 59 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 58 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 53 (2.72%) NoSQL
7 52 (2.67%) RDBMS
8 40 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
10 19 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (0.82%) DB2
12 15 (0.77%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (0.26%) Ingres
16 5 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.26%) JasperReports
17 4 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 64 (3.29%) Subversion
3 55 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.54%) JIRA
5 29 (1.49%) MSI
6 20 (1.03%) Hudson
7 14 (0.72%) Maven
7 14 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.67%) Introscope
9 7 (0.36%) Selenium
10 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.31%) Ant
11 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.26%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.21%) GitLab
12 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.21%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.15%) JUnit
13 3 (0.15%) Fiddler
General
1 222 (11.40%) Finance
2 155 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 108 (5.54%) Banking
4 36 (1.85%) Retail
5 27 (1.39%) Legal
5 27 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.08%) Marketing
8 19 (0.98%) Back Office
9 18 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.92%) Advertising
10 17 (0.87%) Games
11 16 (0.82%) Law
11 16 (0.82%) Publishing
12 9 (0.46%) Front Office
13 8 (0.41%) Electronics
14 6 (0.31%) Local Government
14 6 (0.31%) German Language
15 5 (0.26%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 249 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 245 (12.58%) Analyst
3 173 (8.88%) Support Engineer
4 170 (8.73%) Network Engineer
5 121 (6.21%) Administrator
6 98 (5.03%) Consultant
7 96 (4.93%) Support Analyst
8 92 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 88 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
10 86 (4.41%) Server Engineer
11 81 (4.16%) Architect
12 74 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
13 73 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
14 71 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
15 64 (3.29%) Developer
16 53 (2.72%) IT Support
17 51 (2.62%) Wintel Engineer
18 50 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
19 46 (2.36%) Web Engineer
19 46 (2.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (5.24%) Web Services
2 93 (4.77%) .NET
3 64 (3.29%) XML
4 43 (2.21%) HTML
5 27 (1.39%) Application Packaging
6 26 (1.33%) SOAP
7 25 (1.28%) Middleware
8 23 (1.18%) J2EE
9 22 (1.13%) CSS
10 21 (1.08%) LAMP
11 18 (0.92%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.82%) Java EE
12 16 (0.82%) RESTful
13 13 (0.67%) Worklight
13 13 (0.67%) MCollective
13 13 (0.67%) Regular Expression
14 11 (0.56%) WebSockets
14 11 (0.56%) REST
15 10 (0.51%) JSON
15 10 (0.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 218 (11.19%) Clustering
2 110 (5.65%) Blackberry
2 110 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (4.47%) Replication
4 71 (3.64%) Fat Client
4 71 (3.64%) Thin Client
5 65 (3.34%) Open Source
6 53 (2.72%) PKI
7 35 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.49%) Oracle Exalogic
10 25 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.98%) CESG
12 17 (0.87%) CLARiiON
13 16 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (0.77%) PDA
14 15 (0.77%) iPad
14 15 (0.77%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.72%) Device Driver
16 13 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1245 (63.91%) Windows
2 596 (30.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 569 (29.21%) Linux
4 450 (23.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 307 (15.76%) UNIX
6 306 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 230 (11.81%) Windows 7
8 198 (10.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 179 (9.19%) Windows XP
10 122 (6.26%) Solaris
11 68 (3.49%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.72%) SUSE
13 46 (2.36%) CentOS
14 43 (2.21%) Ubuntu
15 42 (2.16%) AIX
15 42 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
16 38 (1.95%) Windows 2000
17 26 (1.33%) Windows Vista
18 20 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
19 19 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (18.69%) ITIL
2 203 (10.42%) Load Balancing
3 165 (8.47%) DevOps
4 155 (7.96%) Migration
5 137 (7.03%) Change Management
6 112 (5.75%) E-Commerce
7 109 (5.60%) Configuration Management
8 103 (5.29%) Service Management
9 93 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 92 (4.72%) Project Management
11 84 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (3.80%) Service Delivery
13 71 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
14 64 (3.29%) Incident Management
15 59 (3.03%) Network Design
15 59 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
16 52 (2.67%) OO
17 48 (2.46%) Root Cause Analysis
17 48 (2.46%) Kalman Filter
18 47 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 302 (15.50%) SQL
2 193 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 185 (9.50%) Java
4 184 (9.45%) Perl
5 166 (8.52%) Shell Script
6 114 (5.85%) Python
7 83 (4.26%) C
8 76 (3.90%) PHP
9 71 (3.64%) Ruby
10 63 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 56 (2.87%) VBScript
12 40 (2.05%) JavaScript
13 38 (1.95%) C++
14 37 (1.90%) Korn
15 33 (1.69%) VB
16 32 (1.64%) C#
17 13 (0.67%) Jython
18 11 (0.56%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.51%) Bourne shell
20 7 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 252 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 213 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 205 (10.52%) Cisco Certification
4 181 (9.29%) SC Cleared
5 151 (7.75%) MCSE
6 125 (6.42%) CCNP
7 106 (5.44%) CCNA
8 85 (4.36%) MCITP
9 72 (3.70%) Degree
10 70 (3.59%) DV Cleared
11 53 (2.72%) CCSE
12 45 (2.31%) MCP
13 44 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 32 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
15 31 (1.59%) MCSA
16 29 (1.49%) MCTS
17 26 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
18 23 (1.18%) CCIE
19 22 (1.13%) CCA
20 21 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (6.26%) SLA
2 42 (2.16%) QA
3 19 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.46%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.051%) COBIT
System Software
1 964 (49.49%) Active Directory
2 455 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (10.99%) vSphere
4 152 (7.80%) XenApp
5 149 (7.65%) Hyper-V
6 104 (5.34%) VMware ESX
7 80 (4.11%) NFS
8 70 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
9 62 (3.18%) XenDesktop
10 59 (3.03%) Terminal Services
11 52 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 44 (2.26%) XenServer
13 28 (1.44%) Xen
14 27 (1.39%) vCloud
14 27 (1.39%) DFS Replication
15 24 (1.23%) ISA Server
16 22 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 21 (1.08%) Firmware
17 21 (1.08%) VMware Server
17 21 (1.08%) UAG
Systems Management
1 243 (12.47%) SCCM
2 177 (9.09%) SCOM
3 148 (7.60%) Puppet
4 94 (4.83%) Nagios
5 85 (4.36%) NetBackup
6 71 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (2.93%) WSUS
8 48 (2.46%) Backup Exec
9 44 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
10 40 (2.05%) HP SIM
11 27 (1.39%) collectd
12 26 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 25 (1.28%) Ansible
14 24 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 20 (1.03%) Opsview
15 20 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 19 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
16 19 (0.98%) Cobbler
17 18 (0.92%) WMI
17 18 (0.92%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 772 (39.63%) VMware
2 709 (36.40%) Microsoft
3 489 (25.10%) Cisco
4 389 (19.97%) Citrix
5 341 (17.51%) HP
6 220 (11.29%) Red Hat
7 205 (10.52%) CheckPoint
8 160 (8.21%) Oracle
9 135 (6.93%) F5
10 132 (6.78%) Juniper
11 125 (6.42%) NetApp
12 115 (5.90%) Symantec
13 106 (5.44%) Dell
14 104 (5.34%) EMC
15 93 (4.77%) IBM
16 92 (4.72%) Blue Coat
17 86 (4.41%) McAfee
18 69 (3.54%) Infoblox
19 47 (2.41%) Veritas
19 47 (2.41%) Lotus
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £45 per hour 3+ month initial contract - £'s neg DOE
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
networx
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 36k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20 - £23 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £21,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day to £700/day (Ltd Co. basis)
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £13 per day
Posted: 6 days ago