Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 106 118
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 -19
Contract jobs citing DNS 68 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.11% 1.38% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 11.25% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 14
East Midlands median daily rate £284 £390 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.24% +48.57% -25.00%
10th Percentile £218 £263 £215
90th Percentile £405 £489 £409
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £15.44 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.33% +28.65% -30.43%
England median hourly rate £18.70 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -33.21% +40.00% +5.26%

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 456 400 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.17% 12.23% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 257 190
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -3.11%
10th Percentile £150 £139 £167
90th Percentile £500 £538 £481
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.93 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.40% +16.67% -18.92%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.45 £39.00 £38.38
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 27 £280 -25.33% 2
Derbyshire 0 25 £350 -14.63% 2
Nottinghamshire +7 7 £320 -
Northamptonshire +6 3 £165 -49.23%
Lincolnshire -8 2 £180 -55.00%
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for DNS.

1 55 (80.88%) Active Directory
2 49 (72.06%) Windows
3 42 (61.76%) Microsoft
4 37 (54.41%) TCP/IP
4 37 (54.41%) Windows Server
5 31 (45.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (42.65%) DHCP
7 28 (41.18%) Data Centre
8 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
9 24 (35.29%) SQL Server
10 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (30.88%) PKI
11 21 (30.88%) LDAP
11 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (29.41%) IPsec
12 20 (29.41%) Kerberos
12 20 (29.41%) Server Virtualisation
13 17 (25.00%) ITIL
13 17 (25.00%) VMware
14 16 (23.53%) Migration
15 15 (22.06%) SAN
15 15 (22.06%) Incident Management
16 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
16 14 (20.59%) Oracle
17 13 (19.12%) SQL
17 13 (19.12%) LAN
17 13 (19.12%) WAN
18 12 (17.65%) SCCM
18 12 (17.65%) Cisco
18 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification

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 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 4 (5.88%) iPlanet
2 4 (5.88%) JBoss
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.47%) SAS
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (54.41%) TCP/IP
2 29 (42.65%) DHCP
3 21 (30.88%) LDAP
4 20 (29.41%) IPsec
4 20 (29.41%) Kerberos
5 15 (22.06%) SAN
6 13 (19.12%) LAN
6 13 (19.12%) WAN
7 10 (14.71%) Firewall
7 10 (14.71%) VLAN
8 6 (8.82%) Internet
9 5 (7.35%) FCoE
9 5 (7.35%) iSCSI
9 5 (7.35%) NAS
9 5 (7.35%) Wireless
10 4 (5.88%) MPLS
10 4 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (4.41%) Skype
11 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) RDBMS
2 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.94%) MySQL
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (14.71%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Active Directory Specialist
2 9 (13.24%) Active Directory Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Technical Leader
4 6 (8.82%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.88%) EPoS Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Active Directory Technician
7 2 (2.94%) EPoS Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) IT Technician
7 2 (2.94%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) J2EE
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.47%) CSS
2 1 (1.47%) HTML
2 1 (1.47%) Mason
2 1 (1.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 21 (30.88%) PKI
3 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.88%) EPoS
4 4 (5.88%) NHS
5 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.94%) Clustering
6 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 37 (54.41%) Windows Server
3 31 (45.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.76%) Linux
7 6 (8.82%) Unix
8 5 (7.35%) AIX
8 5 (7.35%) HPUX
8 5 (7.35%) Solaris
8 5 (7.35%) SUSE
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Server Virtualisation
2 17 (25.00%) ITIL
3 16 (23.53%) Migration
4 15 (22.06%) Incident Management
5 10 (14.71%) TOGAF
6 9 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (13.24%) Server Building
7 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.82%) PLM
8 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.41%) High Availability
11 3 (4.41%) ITSM
11 3 (4.41%) Patch Management
11 3 (4.41%) Project Management
11 3 (4.41%) Test Management
12 2 (2.94%) Change Control
12 2 (2.94%) Data Management
12 2 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
2 13 (19.12%) SQL
3 6 (8.82%) Perl
4 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.35%) C-shell
4 5 (7.35%) Korn
4 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.88%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (14.71%) MCSE
3 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.76%) Degree
5 6 (8.82%) MCSA
6 4 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.41%) CCNA
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.94%) CCNP
9 1 (1.47%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.47%) CNE
9 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.47%) MCITP
9 1 (1.47%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 55 (80.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.35%) Samba
5 4 (5.88%) XenApp
6 2 (2.94%) KVM
7 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.47%) Mesos
2 1 (1.47%) OpenView
2 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.00%) VMware
3 14 (20.59%) Oracle
4 12 (17.65%) Cisco
5 9 (13.24%) HP
6 8 (11.76%) Citrix
7 7 (10.29%) Dell
7 7 (10.29%) Siemens
8 6 (8.82%) NetApp
8 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.88%) F5
9 4 (5.88%) Sun
10 2 (2.94%) Intel
11 1 (1.47%) arcserve
11 1 (1.47%) Borland
11 1 (1.47%) Cognos
11 1 (1.47%) EMC
11 1 (1.47%) IBM
11 1 (1.47%) SAP
11 1 (1.47%) Veritas