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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 56 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% 5.26% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 29.21% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £388 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +86.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
116 89 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.72% 18.02% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 27 39
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.84 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.46% -21.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.60 £27.50 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
(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
Brentwood - 3 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Basildon - - - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (91.67%) DHCP
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (66.67%) VMware
4 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
5 14 (58.33%) Cisco
6 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
7 11 (45.83%) EMC
7 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
8 10 (41.67%) HP
8 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (41.67%) Firewall
8 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
9 9 (37.50%) SAN
9 9 (37.50%) Linux
10 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (29.17%) Migration
11 7 (29.17%) VPN
11 7 (29.17%) CCNA
12 6 (25.00%) Citrix
12 6 (25.00%) CCNP
12 6 (25.00%) ITIL
12 6 (25.00%) Windows 8
12 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
13 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
13 5 (20.83%) F5
13 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) DHCP
2 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 9 (37.50%) SAN
5 7 (29.17%) VPN
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (20.83%) Network Security
8 3 (12.50%) DMVPN
8 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
8 3 (12.50%) Broadband
8 3 (12.50%) SSL
8 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 3 (12.50%) NetScreen
8 3 (12.50%) OSPF
8 3 (12.50%) BGP
8 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Server Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
1 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.50%) AIX
6 3 (12.50%) Solaris
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) UNIX
7 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Line Management
3 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNA
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (20.83%) MCSE
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) CCSE
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.33%) MCP
6 2 (8.33%) MCITP
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) MetaFrame
5 2 (8.33%) NFS
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Backup Exec
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 16 (66.67%) VMware
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco
3 11 (45.83%) EMC
4 10 (41.67%) HP
5 6 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (20.83%) F5
6 5 (20.83%) Dell
6 5 (20.83%) Symantec
7 3 (12.50%) Infoblox
7 3 (12.50%) Imperva
7 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
7 3 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.33%) Altiris
8 2 (8.33%) Zeacom