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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 41 57 20
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -37
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.82% 0.82% 6.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.04% 4.35% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£344 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £400 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -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
106 92 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.61% 18.97% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 30
Average daily rate £388 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £165 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Average hourly rate £29.75 £26.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% +67.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £112.25 £31.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +1 5 - -
Billericay - 1 £250 -
DNS
East of England

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) DHCP
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) Finance
4 12 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 11 (36.67%) Citrix
6 10 (33.33%) MSI
6 10 (33.33%) SCCM
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (30.00%) VMware
7 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (30.00%) XenApp
7 9 (30.00%) HP
7 9 (30.00%) SQL
8 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 7 (23.33%) VB
9 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
9 7 (23.33%) Firewall
9 7 (23.33%) Wyse
9 7 (23.33%) 3PAR
9 7 (23.33%) vSphere
9 7 (23.33%) NetScaler
10 6 (20.00%) HP Storage
10 6 (20.00%) ITIL
11 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (13.33%) Windows XP

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) DHCP
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) NetScaler
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) Wireless
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) IPv4
5 2 (6.67%) IPv6
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) Internet
5 2 (6.67%) 802.11
5 2 (6.67%) FTP
5 2 (6.67%) HTTP
5 2 (6.67%) LDAP
5 2 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) Broadband
6 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) DSL
6 1 (3.33%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Trac
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.33%) Redmine
3 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Support
4 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Development Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) J2EE
1 2 (6.67%) CGI
1 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) HP Storage
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Life Science
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) PMI
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) UNIX
6 2 (6.67%) Solaris
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.33%) Release Management
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.33%) Database Tuning
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) VB
4 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
2 3 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) CCEE
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) CCIE
3 1 (3.33%) CCA
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MOS
3 1 (3.33%) CCEA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (30.00%) XenApp
4 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
4 7 (23.33%) vSphere
5 2 (6.67%) XenServer
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Citrix
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) HP
4 7 (23.33%) Wyse
4 7 (23.33%) 3PAR
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) BEA
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam
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