Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 77 112
Rank change year-on-year -27 +35 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 40 69 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.48% 2.16% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.85% 15.90% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 32
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £288 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -26.28% +41.82%
10th Percentile £206 £218 £263
90th Percentile £438 £405 £489
England median daily rate £410 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +9.33% +3.09% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £10.50 £30.00 £15.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +94.33% +28.65%
10th Percentile £10.25 £30.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £10.75 £30.00 £20.01
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £28.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -33.21% +40.00%

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 406 434 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.03% 13.58% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 275 262
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £159 £150 £144
90th Percentile £527 £500 £538
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 29
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -20.80% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.19 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.60 £39.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the East Midlands

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the East Midlands

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor 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 16 November 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +7 21 £355 +115.15% 3
Derbyshire -3 11 £340 -2.86% 3
Nottinghamshire +3 3 £255 -20.31% 5
Leicestershire -13 3 £425 +51.79%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) DHCP
3 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 13 (32.50%) VMware
6 10 (25.00%) Change Management
6 10 (25.00%) SSL
7 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
8 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (17.50%) Linux
9 7 (17.50%) Citrix
9 7 (17.50%) Firewall
10 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
11 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (12.50%) Ansible
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (12.50%) Office 365
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (12.50%) DataPower
11 5 (12.50%) SCOM
11 5 (12.50%) McAfee
11 5 (12.50%) Firmware
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (12.50%) Unix
11 5 (12.50%) SQL
11 5 (12.50%) Oracle

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 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.00%) Confluence
2 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.00%) Apache
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) G Suite
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) DHCP
2 10 (25.00%) SSL
3 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.50%) Firewall
5 5 (12.50%) HTTP
5 5 (12.50%) LAN
6 4 (10.00%) IPsec
7 3 (7.50%) WAN
7 3 (7.50%) Wireless
8 2 (5.00%) Extranet
8 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.00%) SAN
8 2 (5.00%) Skype
8 2 (5.00%) VPN
9 1 (2.50%) BGP
9 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.50%) Internet
9 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
9 1 (2.50%) OSPF
9 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.00%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Data Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) IT Support
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.50%) ADSI
2 1 (2.50%) CGI
2 1 (2.50%) Embperl
2 1 (2.50%) LAMP
2 1 (2.50%) LDAP
2 1 (2.50%) OAuth
2 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) DataPower
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Clustering
5 2 (5.00%) PDA
6 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) HP Superdome
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.50%) Linux
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (12.50%) Unix
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.00%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) HPUX
8 1 (2.50%) Solaris
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (12.50%) Release Management
3 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Antivirus Management
5 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) SDLC
5 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCIE
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.50%) Firmware
5 4 (10.00%) Docker
5 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (10.00%) vSphere
6 3 (7.50%) XenApp
7 2 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.50%) NFS
8 1 (2.50%) Sendmail
8 1 (2.50%) Veritas File System
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Ansible
1 5 (12.50%) SCOM
2 4 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (7.50%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.50%) SCCM
4 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.00%) HP ALM
4 2 (5.00%) Nessus
4 2 (5.00%) WSUS
4 2 (5.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.50%) Puppet
5 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.50%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.50%) SnapMirror
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
1 13 (32.50%) VMware
2 7 (17.50%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco
3 5 (12.50%) McAfee
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) Ab Initio
4 4 (10.00%) AppDynamics
4 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (10.00%) NetApp
5 3 (7.50%) Google
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 3 (7.50%) WatchGuard
6 2 (5.00%) Ivanti
6 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.00%) Sophos
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 2 (5.00%) Veeam
6 2 (5.00%) Veritas