The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 38 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing DNS 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.44% 0.59% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 6.06% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£331 £225 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% +32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -4.41%
DNS
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
49 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.08% 9.79% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 7
Average daily rate £325 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £160 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the Leicestershire region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the Leicestershire region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 6 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
Leicester +9 3 £263 +16.66% 2
DNS
East Midlands

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) LANDesk
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Sun
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) EPoS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
1 3 (37.50%) LANDesk
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Sun