The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 44 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.62% 2.49% 4.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 19.35% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
Median daily rate £200 £438 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £376 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £455 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.32% 12.89% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 46
Median daily rate £400 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Essex region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Essex region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 4 £195 -
Southend-on-Sea -6 1 £575 +27.77%
Billericay - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for DNS.

1 11 (55.00%) DHCP
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (35.00%) Firewall
4 6 (30.00%) IPsec
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) FTP
4 6 (30.00%) VoIP
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Unix
4 6 (30.00%) Network Security
5 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (25.00%) VLAN
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (25.00%) SSL
5 5 (25.00%) OSPF
5 5 (25.00%) BGP
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (20.00%) Line Management
6 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (20.00%) MPLS
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) SMTP
6 4 (20.00%) LAN
6 4 (20.00%) IIS
6 4 (20.00%) LDAP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Jetty
3 2 (10.00%) Mongrel
3 2 (10.00%) nginx
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (10.00%) Google App Engine
1 2 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) DHCP
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) FTP
3 6 (30.00%) IPsec
3 6 (30.00%) Network Security
3 6 (30.00%) VoIP
4 5 (25.00%) BGP
4 5 (25.00%) OSPF
4 5 (25.00%) SSL
4 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (25.00%) VLAN
4 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (20.00%) IMAP
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) LDAP
5 4 (20.00%) MPLS
5 4 (20.00%) SMTP
5 4 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Network Support
3 5 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Database Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Server Technician
6 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
1 2 (10.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) NHS
2 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (10.00%) Life Science
3 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.00%) Handset
4 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Line Management
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MOS
3 1 (5.00%) CCSE
3 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) Xen
4 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) vMotion
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Google
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Imperva
5 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto