The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 102 131 133
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +2
Contract jobs citing DNS 949 750 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.92% 1.61% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.94% 11.75% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 372 380
Average daily rate
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£347 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 81 77
Average hourly rate £18.35 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.10 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6806 6381 8247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.79% 13.72% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3689 3382 3737
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DNS
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +41 422 £375 - 130
South East +40 205 £295 -4.06% 91
East of England -14 75 £350 +7.69% 27
North West +9 71 £270 -1.81% 19
South West +4 57 £365 +10.60% 16
West Midlands +5 41 £300 +3.89% 15
Yorkshire -33 28 £350 +27.27% 30
North East +7 25 £280 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -9 12 £330 +16.81% 15
Midlands - - - -
DNS
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1101 (61.85%) Windows
2 932 (52.36%) DHCP
3 875 (49.16%) Active Directory
4 642 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 602 (33.82%) VMware
6 527 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 519 (29.16%) TCP/IP
8 504 (28.31%) Firewall
9 495 (27.81%) Linux
10 458 (25.73%) Cisco
11 408 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 387 (21.74%) MS Exchange
13 364 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
14 342 (19.21%) Citrix
15 336 (18.88%) ITIL
16 320 (17.98%) HP
17 281 (15.79%) SAN
18 268 (15.06%) MS Excel
18 268 (15.06%) Security Cleared
19 258 (14.49%) SCCM
20 253 (14.21%) UNIX
21 249 (13.99%) LAN
22 247 (13.88%) WAN
22 247 (13.88%) SQL
22 247 (13.88%) Windows 7
23 236 (13.26%) Microsoft Certification
24 229 (12.87%) VPN
24 229 (12.87%) Windows XP
25 224 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2010
26 212 (11.91%) PowerShell

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 387 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 224 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 173 (9.72%) IIS
4 152 (8.54%) Apache
4 152 (8.54%) SharePoint
5 131 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 106 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 72 (4.04%) Tomcat
8 71 (3.99%) Lync
9 56 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 51 (2.87%) WebSphere
11 50 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 45 (2.53%) WebLogic
13 34 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
14 32 (1.80%) nginx
15 28 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
17 17 (0.96%) Jetty
18 16 (0.90%) OpenStack
19 14 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 268 (15.06%) MS Excel
2 152 (8.54%) MS Office
3 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.34%) MS Project
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 29 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.39%) RMDS
4 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.22%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.056%) Documaker
8 1 (0.056%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.056%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.056%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.03%) Office 365
3 43 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (1.69%) SaaS
6 25 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 24 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.29%) Route 53
8 23 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (0.96%) IaaS
10 15 (0.84%) PaaS
11 10 (0.56%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.22%) Joyent
13 3 (0.17%) GitHub
14 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 932 (52.36%) DHCP
2 519 (29.16%) TCP/IP
3 504 (28.31%) Firewall
4 281 (15.79%) SAN
5 249 (13.99%) LAN
6 247 (13.88%) WAN
7 229 (12.87%) VPN
8 160 (8.99%) HTTP
9 143 (8.03%) LDAP
10 131 (7.36%) Internet
11 114 (6.40%) SSL
12 109 (6.12%) Wireless
13 108 (6.07%) VLAN
14 105 (5.90%) MPLS
15 102 (5.73%) Network Security
16 95 (5.34%) SMTP
17 93 (5.22%) BGP
18 91 (5.11%) IPsec
19 87 (4.89%) NAS
20 84 (4.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.65%) MySQL
3 47 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 16 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.39%) Big Data
14 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (0.28%) SQLPlus
16 5 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (3.99%) Jenkins
2 50 (2.81%) Hudson
3 43 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 34 (1.91%) Subversion
5 30 (1.69%) Maven
6 23 (1.29%) LoadRunner
7 22 (1.24%) JIRA
8 20 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (0.90%) JUnit
9 16 (0.90%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.73%) Selenium
11 12 (0.67%) MSI
11 12 (0.67%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.62%) StarTeam
13 7 (0.39%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.39%) Introscope
13 7 (0.39%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.28%) Ant
15 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 204 (11.46%) Finance
2 124 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 99 (5.56%) Banking
4 34 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 33 (1.85%) Marketing
6 31 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.52%) Retail
9 24 (1.35%) Advertising
10 23 (1.29%) Front Office
11 22 (1.24%) French Language
12 20 (1.12%) Back Office
13 17 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
13 17 (0.96%) Spanish Language
14 16 (0.90%) Legal
15 15 (0.84%) Games
16 14 (0.79%) Law
17 11 (0.62%) Publishing
17 11 (0.62%) Local Government
18 9 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 176 (9.89%) Analyst
2 165 (9.27%) Administrator
3 164 (9.21%) Support Engineer
4 132 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 132 (7.42%) Systems Administrator
5 125 (7.02%) Network Engineer
6 97 (5.45%) Consultant
7 85 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
8 82 (4.61%) Server Engineer
9 80 (4.49%) Architect
10 75 (4.21%) Support Analyst
11 74 (4.16%) Developer
12 68 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
13 61 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
14 56 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
15 50 (2.81%) Desktop Support
16 49 (2.75%) Linux Administrator
17 43 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 41 (2.30%) Wintel Engineer
19 40 (2.25%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (4.55%) .NET
2 79 (4.44%) Web Services
3 57 (3.20%) XML
4 42 (2.36%) HTML
4 42 (2.36%) Middleware
5 36 (2.02%) ASP.NET
6 33 (1.85%) LAMP
7 31 (1.74%) JSON
8 27 (1.52%) JSP
9 25 (1.40%) CSS
10 19 (1.07%) SOAP
11 17 (0.96%) Servlets
12 16 (0.90%) REST
13 14 (0.79%) DCOM
14 13 (0.73%) J2EE
14 13 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (0.73%) WebSockets
15 11 (0.62%) HTML5
15 11 (0.62%) Application Packaging
15 11 (0.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.64%) Clustering
2 117 (6.57%) Blackberry
3 83 (4.66%) Replication
4 74 (4.16%) Open Source
5 72 (4.04%) Fat Client
5 72 (4.04%) Thin Client
6 52 (2.92%) PKI
7 39 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.01%) Firmware
11 17 (0.96%) Statistics
11 17 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 15 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.79%) iPhone
14 13 (0.73%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.73%) Smartcard
15 12 (0.67%) PDA
15 12 (0.67%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 1101 (61.85%) Windows
2 527 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 495 (27.81%) Linux
4 408 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 253 (14.21%) UNIX
6 247 (13.88%) Windows 7
7 229 (12.87%) Windows XP
8 181 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 131 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (4.83%) Solaris
11 63 (3.54%) Windows 8
12 53 (2.98%) CentOS
13 46 (2.58%) Windows 2000
14 26 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 21 (1.18%) Windows Vista
16 19 (1.07%) Ubuntu
17 18 (1.01%) SUSE
18 17 (0.96%) AIX
19 16 (0.90%) Android
20 12 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (18.88%) ITIL
2 158 (8.88%) Migration
3 142 (7.98%) Load Balancing
4 141 (7.92%) DevOps
5 139 (7.81%) Configuration Management
6 120 (6.74%) Change Management
7 89 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 88 (4.94%) Project Management
9 83 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 79 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (4.27%) Service Management
12 66 (3.71%) E-Commerce
13 59 (3.31%) Continuous Improvement
14 55 (3.09%) Problem Management
15 52 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (2.70%) Incident Management
17 42 (2.36%) Network Design
18 38 (2.13%) Performance Testing
19 37 (2.08%) Capacity Management
19 37 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 247 (13.88%) SQL
2 212 (11.91%) PowerShell
3 167 (9.38%) Perl
4 153 (8.60%) Java
5 98 (5.51%) Shell Script
6 80 (4.49%) C
7 57 (3.20%) JavaScript
8 50 (2.81%) Ruby
9 49 (2.75%) VB
10 48 (2.70%) Python
11 41 (2.30%) VBScript
12 40 (2.25%) Bash Shell
13 32 (1.80%) PHP
14 24 (1.35%) C#
15 19 (1.07%) C++
15 19 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.84%) Korn
18 12 (0.67%) VBA
19 6 (0.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 268 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 236 (13.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 179 (10.06%) SC Cleared
4 170 (9.55%) MCSE
5 154 (8.65%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (5.79%) Degree
7 94 (5.28%) CCNP
8 81 (4.55%) MCITP
9 79 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 77 (4.33%) CCNA
11 64 (3.60%) MCP
12 33 (1.85%) MCTS
13 31 (1.74%) MCSA
14 29 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 29 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 28 (1.57%) CCSE
16 26 (1.46%) CCIE
17 25 (1.40%) ISTQB
18 23 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
19 17 (0.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.88%) SLA
2 46 (2.58%) QA
3 21 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.17%) BS7799
6 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.056%) TickIT
8 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
System Software
1 875 (49.16%) Active Directory
2 364 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (9.16%) Hyper-V
4 157 (8.82%) vSphere
5 145 (8.15%) XenApp
6 77 (4.33%) VMware ESX
7 74 (4.16%) NFS
8 72 (4.04%) XenDesktop
9 50 (2.81%) XenServer
9 50 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (2.08%) ISA Server
11 30 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 29 (1.63%) Squid
13 28 (1.57%) Sendmail
14 26 (1.46%) Terminal Services
15 23 (1.29%) vCloud
16 21 (1.18%) KVM
17 20 (1.12%) qmail
18 19 (1.07%) DFS Replication
18 19 (1.07%) Xen
Systems Management
1 258 (14.49%) SCCM
2 124 (6.97%) SCOM
3 119 (6.69%) Puppet
4 69 (3.88%) Backup Exec
5 66 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (2.87%) NetBackup
6 51 (2.87%) WSUS
7 34 (1.91%) Nagios
8 33 (1.85%) HP SIM
9 31 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 30 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
11 29 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 28 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 24 (1.35%) Ansible
14 23 (1.29%) Opsview
14 23 (1.29%) Vagrant
15 21 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 21 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 19 (1.07%) SCVMM
17 18 (1.01%) WMI
Vendors
1 642 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 602 (33.82%) VMware
3 458 (25.73%) Cisco
4 342 (19.21%) Citrix
5 320 (17.98%) HP
6 184 (10.34%) Oracle
7 162 (9.10%) Red Hat
8 140 (7.87%) F5
9 138 (7.75%) CheckPoint
10 128 (7.19%) Juniper
11 119 (6.69%) Symantec
12 114 (6.40%) NetApp
13 105 (5.90%) IBM
14 92 (5.17%) Dell
15 91 (5.11%) EMC
16 54 (3.03%) Infoblox
17 49 (2.75%) Blue Coat
18 47 (2.64%) JBoss
19 42 (2.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
20 38 (2.13%) Websense
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxted, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Pro-rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago