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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 49 44 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.60% 1.86% 8.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.40% 10.23% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 13
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£388 £263 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £190 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £408 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 - £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £27.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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
119 88 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.07% 18.22% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 35
Average daily rate £388 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 19
Average hourly rate £29.00 £24.56 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £30.30 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 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 31 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
(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
Billericay - 1 £250 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 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 16 (69.57%) DHCP
2 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 14 (60.87%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 9 (39.13%) Citrix
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) HP
6 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
6 8 (34.78%) XenApp
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
8 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 6 (26.09%) 3PAR
8 6 (26.09%) NetScaler
9 5 (21.74%) HP Storage
9 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) Linux
10 4 (17.39%) WAN
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) Wireless
11 3 (13.04%) Migration
11 3 (13.04%) SAN
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
11 3 (13.04%) Apache
11 3 (13.04%) Solaris
11 3 (13.04%) WebLogic

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
1 3 (13.04%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) NetScaler
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) Wireless
4 3 (13.04%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) Internet
5 2 (8.70%) 802.11
5 2 (8.70%) FTP
5 2 (8.70%) HTTP
5 2 (8.70%) LDAP
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) IPv4
5 2 (8.70%) IPv6
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Trac
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.35%) Redmine
2 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
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%) Citrix Support Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
1 2 (8.70%) CGI
1 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) HP Storage
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
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 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Database Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Line Management
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.04%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCEA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) CCIE
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CCA
2 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MOS
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) XenApp
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) XenServer
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Citrix
3 8 (34.78%) HP
4 6 (26.09%) 3PAR
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) BEA
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) F5
7 1 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.35%) Veeam
7 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.35%) Imperva