The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 48 33 51
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 11 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.08% 4.88% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.86% 26.58% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
Average daily rate £438 £403 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +111.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £376 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £404 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%
DNS
East of England

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
74 79 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.96% 18.37% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 39
Average daily rate £438 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £195 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Southend-on-Sea -16 2 £450 +11.80%
Harlow - 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 25 (65.79%) Windows
3 21 (55.26%) DHCP
4 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
4 17 (44.74%) Citrix
4 17 (44.74%) VMware
5 15 (39.47%) PowerShell
6 14 (36.84%) SCCM
7 13 (34.21%) MS Excel
8 12 (31.58%) Firewall
9 11 (28.95%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (28.95%) MSI
10 10 (26.32%) SSL
10 10 (26.32%) HP
10 10 (26.32%) FTP
10 10 (26.32%) IPsec
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
11 9 (23.68%) Network Security
11 9 (23.68%) OSPF
11 9 (23.68%) BGP
11 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (23.68%) XenApp
11 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
12 8 (21.05%) XenDesktop
12 8 (21.05%) vSphere
12 8 (21.05%) WAN
12 8 (21.05%) LDAP
12 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
12 8 (21.05%) LAN
12 8 (21.05%) ITIL

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) IBM Domino
2 3 (7.89%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Jetty
3 2 (5.26%) nginx
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (7.89%) Google App Engine
1 3 (7.89%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (55.26%) DHCP
2 12 (31.58%) Firewall
3 10 (26.32%) FTP
3 10 (26.32%) IPsec
3 10 (26.32%) SSL
4 9 (23.68%) BGP
4 9 (23.68%) Network Security
4 9 (23.68%) OSPF
5 8 (21.05%) LAN
5 8 (21.05%) LDAP
5 8 (21.05%) WAN
6 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
6 7 (18.42%) IMAP
6 7 (18.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (18.42%) NetScaler
6 7 (18.42%) SMTP
6 7 (18.42%) VPN
7 6 (15.79%) MPLS
7 6 (15.79%) VoIP
8 4 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MSI
2 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Lotus Notes Support
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) J2EE
1 2 (5.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) HP Storage
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 5 (13.16%) Unix
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.63%) Android
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
2 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (7.89%) DevOps
2 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.26%) Change Management
3 2 (5.26%) Coaching
3 2 (5.26%) High Availability
3 2 (5.26%) Information Security
3 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.63%) ERP
4 1 (2.63%) Line Management
4 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.63%) Microservices
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.63%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) VB
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) VBScript
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.16%) CCNP
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (7.89%) MCITP
4 3 (7.89%) MCSE
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.26%) JNCIP
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) CCA
6 1 (2.63%) CCEA
6 1 (2.63%) CCEE
6 1 (2.63%) CCIE
6 1 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (2.63%) CCSE
System Software
1 26 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (23.68%) XenApp
4 8 (21.05%) vSphere
4 8 (21.05%) XenDesktop
5 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (7.89%) Xen
7 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Citrix
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
1 17 (44.74%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) HP
3 8 (21.05%) Wyse
4 7 (18.42%) 3PAR
5 6 (15.79%) IBM
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco
7 3 (7.89%) Google
7 3 (7.89%) Lotus
8 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.26%) F5
8 2 (5.26%) Imperva
8 2 (5.26%) Infoblox
8 2 (5.26%) Juniper
9 1 (2.63%) AppSense
9 1 (2.63%) Veeam