Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 97 118
Rank change year-on-year +16 +21 -24
Contract jobs citing DNS 58 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.93% 1.64% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.01% 13.00% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 39 17
East Midlands median daily rate £280 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £119 £240 £180
90th Percentile £405 £438 £400
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.33% -28.36%
England median hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -34.91% +26.19% +5.00%

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 414 400 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.81% 12.59% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 256 213
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £128 £164
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 32
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.03 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +26.11% -27.03%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.95 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.19
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.10% +10.94%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Leicestershire +16 28 £280 +10.79% 5
Derbyshire -7 17 £395 -2.35% 4
Nottinghamshire -4 9 £425 - 11
Northamptonshire +2 2 £250 -23.08% 7
Lincolnshire -4 1 £180 -43.75% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 52 (89.66%) Active Directory
2 42 (72.41%) Windows
3 41 (70.69%) Microsoft
4 33 (56.90%) TCP/IP
5 32 (55.17%) Windows Server
6 27 (46.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (44.83%) DHCP
8 25 (43.10%) Data Centre
9 22 (37.93%) Server Virtualisation
9 22 (37.93%) Kerberos
9 22 (37.93%) IPsec
9 22 (37.93%) PKI
10 19 (32.76%) Migration
10 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
10 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (31.03%) LDAP
12 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
13 16 (27.59%) Incident Management
13 16 (27.59%) VMware
14 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (22.41%) LAN
16 12 (20.69%) Citrix
16 12 (20.69%) Cisco
17 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
17 11 (18.97%) ITIL
17 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (18.97%) VLAN
17 11 (18.97%) Office 365
18 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
18 9 (15.52%) MCSE

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 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Office 365
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) G Suite
4 1 (1.72%) Serverless
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (56.90%) TCP/IP
2 26 (44.83%) DHCP
3 22 (37.93%) IPsec
3 22 (37.93%) Kerberos
4 13 (22.41%) LAN
5 11 (18.97%) VLAN
6 7 (12.07%) SAN
6 7 (12.07%) WAN
7 6 (10.34%) Firewall
7 6 (10.34%) VPN
8 5 (8.62%) Internet
9 4 (6.90%) NAS
10 2 (3.45%) PBX
10 2 (3.45%) Skype
10 2 (3.45%) VoIP
10 2 (3.45%) WLAN
11 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.72%) MPLS
11 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
2 7 (12.07%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Consultant
2 10 (17.24%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 5 (8.62%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Exchange Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) IT Technician
7 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) LDAP
2 1 (1.72%) LAMP
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.10%) Data Centre
2 22 (37.93%) PKI
3 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) NHS
5 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.72%) EPoS
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (72.41%) Windows
2 32 (55.17%) Windows Server
3 27 (46.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Server Virtualisation
2 19 (32.76%) Migration
3 16 (27.59%) Incident Management
4 11 (18.97%) ITIL
5 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.07%) Server Building
6 7 (12.07%) TOGAF
7 6 (10.34%) PLM
8 5 (8.62%) CRM
8 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.90%) Test Management
10 2 (3.45%) Change Control
10 2 (3.45%) Data Management
10 2 (3.45%) ITSM
10 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.45%) Service Design
11 1 (1.72%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 1 (1.72%) Network Virtualisation
11 1 (1.72%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.79%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.52%) MCSE
3 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) MCSA
5 5 (8.62%) Degree
5 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.90%) CCNA
6 4 (6.90%) CCNP
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.72%) MCITP
System Software
1 52 (89.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) XenApp
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.62%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Cisco
3 12 (20.69%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Oracle
4 7 (12.07%) Siemens
5 6 (10.34%) Sophos
6 5 (8.62%) Apple
6 5 (8.62%) NetApp
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
7 2 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) F5
8 1 (1.72%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.72%) Google
8 1 (1.72%) Lotus
8 1 (1.72%) McAfee
8 1 (1.72%) QNAP
8 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.72%) Veeam