Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 102 87
Rank change year-on-year +53 -15 +3
Contract jobs citing DNS 50 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.19% 1.44% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.19% 9.94% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 44
East Midlands median daily rate £313 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +16.07% -13.85%
10th Percentile £181 £154 £131
90th Percentile £378 £401 £405
England median daily rate £380 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -10.59% +13.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.35% - -
England median hourly rate £19.41 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -22.36% +47.06% -35.85%

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 236 352 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.07% 14.49% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 204 259
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £150 £161 £149
90th Percentile £488 £550 £500
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 40
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.72% -3.33% -9.37%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.19 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.50 £23.60 £45.25
England median hourly rate £20.98 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.87% -6.25% -6.98%

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 17 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 February 2020. 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 +36 24 £306 -14.93% 8
Nottinghamshire +17 11 £313 +105.59% 11
Derbyshire +5 7 £188 -21.05% 8
Leicestershire - 6 £263 - 5
Lincolnshire - 2 £363 - 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 43 (86.00%) DHCP
2 41 (82.00%) Windows
3 39 (78.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 28 (56.00%) VMware
6 19 (38.00%) PowerShell
6 19 (38.00%) Hyper-V
7 18 (36.00%) Citrix
7 18 (36.00%) Cisco
7 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
8 17 (34.00%) LAN
8 17 (34.00%) SCCM
8 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
9 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
10 14 (28.00%) Office 365
10 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (26.00%) ITIL
11 13 (26.00%) Symantec
11 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
12 12 (24.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (20.00%) HP
13 10 (20.00%) Project Management
13 10 (20.00%) MCSE
13 10 (20.00%) WAN
13 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (20.00%) Patch Management
14 9 (18.00%) Mobile Device Management
14 9 (18.00%) ThinApp

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 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Office 365
2 5 (10.00%) Azure
3 1 (2.00%) AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (86.00%) DHCP
2 17 (34.00%) LAN
3 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 10 (20.00%) WAN
5 9 (18.00%) Firewall
6 7 (14.00%) SAN
7 6 (12.00%) VPN
8 5 (10.00%) VoIP
9 4 (8.00%) BGP
9 4 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (8.00%) EIGRP
9 4 (8.00%) Internet
9 4 (8.00%) IPsec
9 4 (8.00%) MPLS
9 4 (8.00%) OSPF
9 4 (8.00%) RIP
9 4 (8.00%) SNMP
9 4 (8.00%) TACACS
10 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) AdminStudio
1 9 (18.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Server Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Support Technician
4 4 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.00%) Linux
5 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.00%) Unix
7 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 10 (20.00%) Project Management
3 9 (18.00%) Antivirus Management
3 9 (18.00%) Asset Management
3 9 (18.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (12.00%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (10.00%) Break/Fix
6 5 (10.00%) Decision-Making
6 5 (10.00%) ITSM
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
6 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Service Management
7 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.00%) Process Management
7 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.00%) Service Design
8 3 (6.00%) Project Delivery
8 3 (6.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.00%) VB
3 7 (14.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (20.00%) MCSE
3 6 (12.00%) CCNA
3 6 (12.00%) CCNP
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.00%) CCIP
5 2 (4.00%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.00%) CCIE
5 2 (4.00%) CCSA
5 2 (4.00%) CCSE
5 2 (4.00%) MCSA
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.00%) MCITP
6 1 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 39 (78.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (38.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (2.00%) vSphere
8 1 (2.00%) XenApp
8 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) SCCM
2 12 (24.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (18.00%) ThinApp
3 9 (18.00%) WSUS
4 6 (12.00%) HP SIM
4 6 (12.00%) SCOM
5 3 (6.00%) Nessus
5 3 (6.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.00%) HP ALM
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) VMware
2 18 (36.00%) Cisco
2 18 (36.00%) Citrix
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.00%) Symantec
4 10 (20.00%) HP
5 9 (18.00%) McAfee
6 6 (12.00%) NetApp
7 4 (8.00%) Brocade
7 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.00%) Juniper
8 3 (6.00%) GFI Software
9 2 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (4.00%) CommVault
9 2 (4.00%) F5
9 2 (4.00%) Sophos
10 1 (2.00%) CA
10 1 (2.00%) Dell
10 1 (2.00%) EMC
10 1 (2.00%) IBM