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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 52 43 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 12 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.87% 2.37% 7.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.16% 13.79% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 15
Average daily rate
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£358 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 - £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -22.50%
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
131 87 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.40% 17.19% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 47
Average daily rate £328 £300 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -16.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 July 2015. 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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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
Brentwood - 2 £326 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) DHCP
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 8 (34.78%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) XenApp
5 8 (34.78%) HP
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle
6 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
6 7 (30.43%) NetScaler
7 6 (26.09%) HP Storage
7 6 (26.09%) PHP
7 6 (26.09%) MySQL
7 6 (26.09%) Solaris
7 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
7 6 (26.09%) Apache
7 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
8 5 (21.74%) BEA
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) J2EE
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
9 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) WAN
10 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
1 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) DHCP
2 7 (30.43%) NetScaler
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) VLAN
6 2 (8.70%) FTP
6 2 (8.70%) HTTP
6 2 (8.70%) LAN
6 2 (8.70%) IPv4
6 2 (8.70%) IPv6
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) 802.11
7 1 (4.35%) OSPF
7 1 (4.35%) BGP
7 1 (4.35%) DSL
7 1 (4.35%) Telnet
7 1 (4.35%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Trac
2 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.35%) Redmine
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support
4 1 (4.35%) IT Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) CGI
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) HP Storage
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Solaris
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
1 2 (8.70%) Migration
1 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.35%) Release Management
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
2 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
2 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (4.35%) Line Management
2 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
2 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCSE
3 1 (4.35%) MOS
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) CCA
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCEA
3 1 (4.35%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) XenApp
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) XenServer
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) HP
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) 3PAR
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) BEA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam
6 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.35%) Imperva
Billericay, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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