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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 133 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 827 722 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.61% 1.68% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.43% 11.03% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 358 524
Average daily rate £350 £320 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -16.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 99 61
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £30.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -5 338 £385 +18.46% 116
South East +13 225 £300 +5.26% 72
North West +33 98 £282 +25.33% 27
East of England -43 50 £375 +16.27% 32
South West -18 44 £330 -17.50% 20
Yorkshire -31 29 £400 +45.45% 17
West Midlands -32 19 £213 +21.42% 12
East Midlands -7 14 £380 +12.59% 11
North East -25 10 £246 -18.16% 3
Midlands +1 2 £550 +69.23%
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1009 (60.60%) Windows
2 852 (51.17%) DHCP
3 838 (50.33%) Active Directory
4 588 (35.32%) Microsoft
5 580 (34.83%) VMware
6 507 (30.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 435 (26.13%) TCP/IP
8 431 (25.89%) Linux
9 421 (25.29%) Firewall
10 414 (24.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 385 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 372 (22.34%) Cisco
13 371 (22.28%) MS Exchange
14 324 (19.46%) ITIL
15 323 (19.40%) Citrix
16 301 (18.08%) HP
17 281 (16.88%) SAN
18 237 (14.23%) Security Cleared
19 235 (14.11%) Windows 7
20 229 (13.75%) UNIX
21 227 (13.63%) WAN
22 226 (13.57%) SQL
23 221 (13.27%) LAN
24 220 (13.21%) MS Excel
25 217 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
25 217 (13.03%) Finance
26 213 (12.79%) SCCM
27 202 (12.13%) PowerShell
28 200 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2010
29 198 (11.89%) VPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 371 (22.28%) MS Exchange
2 200 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 161 (9.67%) Apache
4 152 (9.13%) IIS
5 113 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 109 (6.55%) SharePoint
7 93 (5.59%) Tomcat
7 93 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 66 (3.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 63 (3.78%) Lync
10 42 (2.52%) Node.js
10 42 (2.52%) nginx
11 33 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 30 (1.80%) WebLogic
13 26 (1.56%) WebSphere
14 20 (1.20%) CMS
15 18 (1.08%) OpenStack
15 18 (1.08%) IBM Notes
16 15 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (0.78%) Jetty
Applications
1 220 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 123 (7.39%) MS Office
3 10 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) MS Project
7 1 (0.060%) CATIA
7 1 (0.060%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 23 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.48%) Exstream
4 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) RMDS
5 2 (0.12%) Tridion
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.060%) Documaker
6 1 (0.060%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.060%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.060%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 86 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (2.04%) Amazon S3
4 28 (1.68%) SaaS
5 27 (1.62%) Office 365
6 25 (1.50%) Route 53
7 21 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (0.60%) PaaS
11 6 (0.36%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.30%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.24%) Joyent
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.060%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 852 (51.17%) DHCP
2 435 (26.13%) TCP/IP
3 421 (25.29%) Firewall
4 281 (16.88%) SAN
5 227 (13.63%) WAN
6 221 (13.27%) LAN
7 198 (11.89%) VPN
8 148 (8.89%) Internet
9 136 (8.17%) LDAP
10 113 (6.79%) SSL
10 113 (6.79%) SMTP
11 112 (6.73%) MPLS
12 106 (6.37%) HTTP
13 105 (6.31%) NAS
14 87 (5.23%) Network Security
15 86 (5.17%) BGP
16 84 (5.05%) VoIP
17 80 (4.80%) VLAN
18 79 (4.74%) Wireless
19 78 (4.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.12%) MySQL
3 45 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 23 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 13 (0.78%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.42%) Big Data
13 7 (0.42%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 48 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.92%) Hudson
3 31 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.80%) Subversion
5 25 (1.50%) Maven
6 15 (0.90%) LoadRunner
7 14 (0.84%) JUnit
8 13 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (0.66%) JIRA
11 8 (0.48%) Selenium
12 7 (0.42%) FitNesse
12 7 (0.42%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.30%) Ant
13 5 (0.30%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.30%) JMeter
13 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.24%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 217 (13.03%) Finance
2 134 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 75 (4.50%) Banking
4 38 (2.28%) Back Office
5 30 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 19 (1.14%) Retail
7 18 (1.08%) Marketing
7 18 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.02%) Front Office
9 15 (0.90%) French Language
10 14 (0.84%) Law
10 14 (0.84%) Legal
11 12 (0.72%) Advertising
12 10 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.60%) Games
13 9 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.48%) Local Government
15 7 (0.42%) German Language
16 6 (0.36%) Japanese Language
16 6 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 179 (10.75%) Administrator
2 143 (8.59%) Consultant
3 142 (8.53%) Analyst
4 136 (8.17%) Support Engineer
5 128 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 122 (7.33%) Systems Administrator
7 99 (5.95%) Network Engineer
8 78 (4.68%) Server Engineer
9 75 (4.50%) Architect
10 66 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 60 (3.60%) Support Analyst
12 57 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
12 57 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
13 56 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
14 55 (3.30%) UNIX Administrator
15 53 (3.18%) Developer
16 51 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
17 50 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
17 50 (3.00%) Desktop Support
18 38 (2.28%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.07%) Web Services
2 58 (3.48%) .NET
3 47 (2.82%) HTML
4 42 (2.52%) XML
5 30 (1.80%) CSS
6 29 (1.74%) ASP.NET
7 25 (1.50%) Middleware
7 25 (1.50%) J2EE
8 19 (1.14%) LAMP
9 16 (0.96%) JSP
10 13 (0.78%) Servlets
10 13 (0.78%) JSON
11 11 (0.66%) jQuery
12 9 (0.54%) DCOM
12 9 (0.54%) OAuth
12 9 (0.54%) WCF
13 8 (0.48%) Regular Expression
13 8 (0.48%) Ajax
13 8 (0.48%) SOAP
14 7 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.93%) Clustering
2 113 (6.79%) Blackberry
3 67 (4.02%) Fat Client
3 67 (4.02%) Thin Client
4 66 (3.96%) Replication
4 66 (3.96%) Open Source
5 36 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.98%) PKI
7 31 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 23 (1.38%) Statistics
9 17 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.02%) EqualLogic
10 14 (0.84%) iPhone
11 12 (0.72%) Hedge funds
11 12 (0.72%) CLARiiON
11 12 (0.72%) Smartcard
12 11 (0.66%) Celerra
13 10 (0.60%) iPad
13 10 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1009 (60.60%) Windows
2 507 (30.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 431 (25.89%) Linux
4 414 (24.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 235 (14.11%) Windows 7
6 229 (13.75%) UNIX
7 166 (9.97%) Windows XP
8 150 (9.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 138 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 134 (8.05%) Solaris
11 56 (3.36%) Windows 8
12 53 (3.18%) CentOS
13 42 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 33 (1.98%) Ubuntu
15 27 (1.62%) Windows 2000
16 21 (1.26%) AIX
16 21 (1.26%) Windows Vista
17 19 (1.14%) Debian
17 19 (1.14%) Android
18 18 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (19.46%) ITIL
2 134 (8.05%) Migration
3 129 (7.75%) Change Management
4 117 (7.03%) Configuration Management
5 111 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 103 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 90 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 81 (4.86%) Project Management
9 74 (4.44%) Service Management
10 72 (4.32%) Service Delivery
11 65 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (3.66%) E-Commerce
13 49 (2.94%) Network Management
14 45 (2.70%) Software Engineering
15 42 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 41 (2.46%) Change Control
17 39 (2.34%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (2.34%) Incident Management
18 38 (2.28%) Performance Monitoring
19 35 (2.10%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 226 (13.57%) SQL
2 202 (12.13%) PowerShell
3 135 (8.11%) Perl
4 126 (7.57%) Java
5 80 (4.80%) Ruby
6 76 (4.56%) Shell Script
7 71 (4.26%) PHP
8 70 (4.20%) Python
9 68 (4.08%) VB
10 66 (3.96%) Bash Shell
11 60 (3.60%) C
12 52 (3.12%) JavaScript
13 43 (2.58%) C++
14 29 (1.74%) VBScript
15 26 (1.56%) C#
16 16 (0.96%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.90%) Korn
18 11 (0.66%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.48%) Bourne shell
20 3 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 237 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 217 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 166 (9.97%) MCSE
4 155 (9.31%) Cisco Certification
5 147 (8.83%) SC Cleared
6 101 (6.07%) Degree
7 93 (5.59%) CCNP
8 80 (4.80%) CCNA
9 74 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 66 (3.96%) MCITP
11 44 (2.64%) MCP
12 41 (2.46%) MCSA
13 35 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (1.68%) CCIE
14 28 (1.68%) MCTS
15 22 (1.32%) RHCE
16 18 (1.08%) CCSE
16 18 (1.08%) CCDP
17 17 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (1.02%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.38%) SLA
2 35 (2.10%) QA
3 20 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.060%) TickIT
7 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
System Software
1 838 (50.33%) Active Directory
2 385 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (9.91%) vSphere
4 126 (7.57%) XenApp
5 120 (7.21%) VMware ESX
6 104 (6.25%) NFS
7 101 (6.07%) Hyper-V
8 75 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
9 58 (3.48%) XenDesktop
10 41 (2.46%) ISA Server
11 34 (2.04%) Sendmail
12 23 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 22 (1.32%) Xen
13 22 (1.32%) XenServer
13 22 (1.32%) Terminal Services
14 20 (1.20%) Samba
15 19 (1.14%) KVM
16 18 (1.08%) Squid
17 15 (0.90%) DFS Replication
17 15 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 213 (12.79%) SCCM
2 135 (8.11%) SCOM
3 114 (6.85%) Puppet
4 64 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (3.72%) NetBackup
6 57 (3.42%) WSUS
7 51 (3.06%) Nagios
8 50 (3.00%) Backup Exec
9 33 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 32 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 25 (1.50%) MAILsweeper
12 24 (1.44%) Vagrant
13 23 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 20 (1.20%) HP SIM
15 19 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 19 (1.14%) PureDisk
16 15 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.90%) Cobbler
17 14 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 14 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 588 (35.32%) Microsoft
2 580 (34.83%) VMware
3 372 (22.34%) Cisco
4 323 (19.40%) Citrix
5 301 (18.08%) HP
6 188 (11.29%) Red Hat
7 172 (10.33%) Oracle
8 125 (7.51%) Symantec
9 122 (7.33%) NetApp
10 117 (7.03%) F5
11 112 (6.73%) CheckPoint
12 102 (6.13%) Juniper
13 96 (5.77%) EMC
14 83 (4.98%) Dell
15 68 (4.08%) Blue Coat
16 62 (3.72%) IBM
17 59 (3.54%) Sun
18 57 (3.42%) McAfee
19 41 (2.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
20 40 (2.40%) Websense
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