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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 44 46 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.63% 2.07% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.14% 15.73% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £268 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -5.88%
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
99 89 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.61% 13.19% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 51 31
Average daily rate £325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.00 £23.20 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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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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 - 3 £105 -
Brentwood - 2 £326 - 2
Colchester +3 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Epping - 1 £185 -
Harlow - 1 - -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 19 (55.88%) Oracle
2 18 (52.94%) PHP
2 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Solaris
2 18 (52.94%) WebLogic
2 18 (52.94%) Shell Script
3 16 (47.06%) DHCP
3 16 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 11 (32.35%) Apache
4 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 10 (29.41%) BEA
5 10 (29.41%) J2EE
5 10 (29.41%) MySQL
5 10 (29.41%) WebLogic Portal
5 10 (29.41%) VMware
6 7 (20.59%) XenApp
6 7 (20.59%) HP
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) Citrix
7 6 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) Finance
8 5 (14.71%) Firewall
8 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
8 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
8 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (11.76%) VLAN
9 4 (11.76%) Linux
9 4 (11.76%) Cisco

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 18 (52.94%) WebLogic
2 11 (32.35%) Apache
3 10 (29.41%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) DHCP
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
3 4 (11.76%) VLAN
3 4 (11.76%) SAN
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security
5 2 (5.88%) LDAP
5 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.88%) FTP
5 2 (5.88%) HTTP
5 2 (5.88%) Internet
5 2 (5.88%) IPv4
5 2 (5.88%) IPv6
5 2 (5.88%) 802.11
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) MySQL
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) Trac
2 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.94%) Redmine
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
3 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (5.88%) IT Support
3 2 (5.88%) IT Technician
3 2 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
3 2 (5.88%) Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
4 1 (2.94%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) Life Science
2 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
1 18 (52.94%) Solaris
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL
2 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.94%) Line Management
3 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.94%) Change Management
3 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
3 1 (2.94%) Release Management
3 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) PHP
1 18 (52.94%) Shell Script
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) C
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) Go
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) SC Cleared
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) CCSE
2 1 (2.94%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) XenApp
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Oracle
2 10 (29.41%) BEA
2 10 (29.41%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) HP
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
6 4 (11.76%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.94%) Imperva
7 1 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat