The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Essex 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 53 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 13 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.72% 1.46% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.61% 8.96% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate £400 £320 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +190.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
89 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.76% 16.30% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 14
Average daily rate £400 £320 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £168 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.40 £45.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
DNS
East of England

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Essex 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
Colchester +6 8 £400 +110.52%
Basildon - 3 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Rayleigh - - - -
Wickford - - - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) DHCP
3 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 15 (55.56%) VMware
4 13 (48.15%) Cisco
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 10 (37.04%) Citrix
5 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (33.33%) MCSE
6 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 9 (33.33%) Linux
6 9 (33.33%) Firewall
7 8 (29.63%) SAN
7 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (25.93%) Open Source
8 7 (25.93%) CCNP
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (18.52%) F5
10 5 (18.52%) CCNA
10 5 (18.52%) BGP
10 5 (18.52%) EMC

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) DHCP
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (29.63%) SAN
4 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (18.52%) BGP
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (18.52%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) iSCSI
6 4 (14.81%) BIG-IP
6 4 (14.81%) OSPF
6 4 (14.81%) NetScreen
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) DMVPN
6 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (11.11%) NAS
7 3 (11.11%) SNMP
7 3 (11.11%) Internet
7 3 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) WebLOAD
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Network Specialist
1 4 (14.81%) Network Security Specialist
1 4 (14.81%) Security Specialist
1 4 (14.81%) Web Developer
1 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (14.81%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Operations Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Technician
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Server Technician
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Services Manager
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) jQuery
1 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
1 4 (14.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Open Source
2 4 (14.81%) Fat Client
2 4 (14.81%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 4 (14.81%) UNIX
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.70%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
2 4 (14.81%) Time Management
2 4 (14.81%) Logistics
2 4 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) TDD
2 4 (14.81%) MVC
2 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) OOD
2 4 (14.81%) ERP
2 4 (14.81%) OO
2 4 (14.81%) Product Management
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Management
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Ruby
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) PHP
2 4 (14.81%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
3 2 (7.41%) VB
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (33.33%) MCSE
2 7 (25.93%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) CCSE
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.41%) MCTS
5 2 (7.41%) MCSM
6 1 (3.70%) MCP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) CCA
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) NFS
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.41%) XenServer
5 1 (3.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.70%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) F5
4 5 (18.52%) EMC
5 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (14.81%) Infoblox
5 4 (14.81%) Imperva
6 3 (11.11%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Zeacom
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) Altiris