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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 42 18 45
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Contract jobs citing DNS 10 37 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.03% 8.01% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 38.14% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £413 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +35.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £189 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £413 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% -
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 97 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.24% 21.00% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 35 46
Average daily rate £313 £413 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £29.66 £29.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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
Colchester -4 9 £263 -36.36%
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (86.96%) DHCP
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco
3 16 (69.57%) VMware
4 14 (60.87%) Windows
5 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
5 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
7 10 (43.48%) Firewall
7 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (39.13%) SAN
8 9 (39.13%) Linux
9 8 (34.78%) EMC
9 8 (34.78%) CCNP
9 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
9 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (30.43%) F5
10 7 (30.43%) Network Security
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (30.43%) CCNA
11 6 (26.09%) HP
11 6 (26.09%) VPN
11 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
11 6 (26.09%) iSCSI
12 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
12 5 (21.74%) Infoblox
12 5 (21.74%) Imperva
12 5 (21.74%) DMVPN

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
1 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) DHCP
2 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
3 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) SAN
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (30.43%) Network Security
7 6 (26.09%) iSCSI
7 6 (26.09%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) OSPF
8 5 (21.74%) BGP
8 5 (21.74%) NetScreen
8 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
8 5 (21.74%) DMVPN
8 5 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (13.04%) NAS
9 3 (13.04%) SSH
9 3 (13.04%) Internet
9 3 (13.04%) SSL
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) Security Specialist
2 5 (21.74%) Network Specialist
2 5 (21.74%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IT Operations Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Fat Client
1 5 (21.74%) Thin Client
2 3 (13.04%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CCNP
3 7 (30.43%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) CCSE
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (17.39%) MCSE
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.70%) MCP
8 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) NFS
5 2 (8.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Backup Exec
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) EMC
5 7 (30.43%) F5
6 6 (26.09%) HP
7 5 (21.74%) Dell
7 5 (21.74%) Citrix
7 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 5 (21.74%) Symantec
7 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
7 5 (21.74%) Infoblox
7 5 (21.74%) Imperva
8 2 (8.70%) Altiris
8 2 (8.70%) Zeacom