Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for DNS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DNS over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Domain Name System (DNS)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 66 54 56
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +40
Contract jobs citing DNS 34 18 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.25% 2.26% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.71% 18.75% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 34
10th Percentile £220 - £182
25th Percentile £288 £120 £266
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £160 £313
Median % change year-on-year +134.38% -48.80% -3.85%
75th Percentile £475 £300 £323
90th Percentile £545 £375 £380
England median daily rate £465 £438 £383
% change year-on-year +6.29% +14.38% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
10th Percentile - - £14.22
25th Percentile - - £16.20
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
75th Percentile - - -
90th Percentile - - £40.62
England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -29.58% +57.78% +1.28%

DNS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 192 96 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.68% 12.06% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 60 143
10th Percentile £165 £134 £150
25th Percentile £210 £203 £203
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £350 £325
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -7.14%
75th Percentile £439 £419 £438
90th Percentile £541 £506 £498
England median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 36
10th Percentile £14.29 - £11.74
25th Percentile - £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.82 £18.75 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -20.96% +15.74% +8.00%
75th Percentile £17.50 £26.25 £29.38
90th Percentile £28.60 £33.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.67%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the East Midlands

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for DNS in the East Midlands

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in the East Midlands

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for DNS in the East Midlands

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -23 13 £350 +7.69% 9
Northamptonshire -8 10 £450 +275.00% 7
Leicestershire -7 5 £220 -42.86% 5
Derbyshire -3 3 £300 +87.50% 4
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 31 (91.18%) Windows
1 31 (91.18%) Active Directory
2 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (67.65%) Windows Server
3 18 (52.94%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (47.06%) DHCP
4 16 (47.06%) Firewall
4 16 (47.06%) Azure
5 15 (44.12%) Migration
6 14 (41.18%) PKI
6 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
6 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 13 (38.24%) Linux
7 13 (38.24%) Cisco
7 13 (38.24%) VMware
8 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (35.29%) Social Skills
8 12 (35.29%) IaaS
8 12 (35.29%) Public Cloud
9 11 (32.35%) SaaS
9 11 (32.35%) PaaS
9 11 (32.35%) VPN
9 11 (32.35%) WAN
9 11 (32.35%) ITIL
9 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
9 11 (32.35%) MPLS
10 10 (29.41%) Citrix
10 10 (29.41%) MySQL

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (26.47%) JBoss
1 9 (26.47%) NetWeaver
1 9 (26.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (47.06%) Azure
3 12 (35.29%) IaaS
4 11 (32.35%) PaaS
4 11 (32.35%) SaaS
5 9 (26.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 9 (26.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.94%) AWS
6 1 (2.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.94%) GCP
6 1 (2.94%) Nutanix
6 1 (2.94%) Route 53
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) DHCP
1 16 (47.06%) Firewall
2 11 (32.35%) MPLS
2 11 (32.35%) VPN
2 11 (32.35%) WAN
3 10 (29.41%) SD-WAN
3 10 (29.41%) VoIP
3 10 (29.41%) Wireless
4 9 (26.47%) PBX
4 9 (26.47%) Skype
5 7 (20.59%) BGP
6 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.76%) HTTP
8 3 (8.82%) DMZ
8 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (5.88%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.88%) LAN
10 1 (2.94%) Internet
10 1 (2.94%) RIP
10 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) MySQL
3 9 (26.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (26.47%) DB2
3 9 (26.47%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (35.29%) Social Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.82%) Publishing
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Architect
2 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Architect
2 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (23.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Designer
3 8 (23.53%) Solutions Designer
4 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Designer
4 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 7 (20.59%) IT Architect
4 7 (20.59%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Middleware
1 9 (26.47%) SAP Basis
2 2 (5.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) PKI
2 12 (35.29%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Derivative
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows Server
3 13 (38.24%) Linux
4 10 (29.41%) Unix
5 9 (26.47%) AIX
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Migration
2 11 (32.35%) ITIL
3 10 (29.41%) Business Continuity
3 10 (29.41%) Data Protection
3 10 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (29.41%) High Availability
3 10 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (29.41%) Storage Management
3 10 (29.41%) TOGAF
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Business Analysis
4 9 (26.47%) Decision-Making
4 9 (26.47%) Due Diligence
4 9 (26.47%) Identity Management
4 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (26.47%) Microservices
4 9 (26.47%) Remediation Plan
4 9 (26.47%) Service Management
5 7 (20.59%) Conflict Resolution
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) PHP
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) COBIT
1 9 (26.47%) GDPR
1 9 (26.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (91.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (29.41%) Docker
4 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
5 5 (14.71%) vSphere
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (8.82%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.94%) NFS
7 1 (2.94%) pfSense
7 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 10 (29.41%) Kubernetes
3 8 (23.53%) vCenter Server
4 6 (17.65%) SCCM
5 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.94%) Ansible
6 1 (2.94%) CloudForms
6 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.94%) Nagios
6 1 (2.94%) Nessus
6 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.94%) Puppet
6 1 (2.94%) SCOM
6 1 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.94%) Terraform
6 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Cisco
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Citrix
4 9 (26.47%) Oracle
4 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
4 9 (26.47%) SAP
4 9 (26.47%) Software AG
5 6 (17.65%) Veeam
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
7 3 (8.82%) F5
8 2 (5.88%) HP
9 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.94%) Meraki