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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 69 68
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1  
Contract jobs citing DNS 24 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.56% 1.61% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.71% 13.59% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 21
Median daily rate £285 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.45% +27.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +6.06% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £31.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -35.39% +25.55%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 175 184 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.40% 11.86% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 121 118
Median daily rate £313 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 11
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -53.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.70 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £93.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +1 9 £265 -18.46% 1
Derbyshire -19 6 £390 +41.81% 4
Northamptonshire +6 4 £289 -26.66% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £210 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 43 (70.49%) DHCP
2 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
3 33 (54.10%) Windows
4 27 (44.26%) SQL Server
4 27 (44.26%) Windows Server
5 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
6 25 (40.98%) TCP/IP
7 18 (29.51%) LAN
7 18 (29.51%) SCCM
8 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
8 17 (27.87%) HP
8 17 (27.87%) Dell
9 16 (26.23%) ITIL
9 16 (26.23%) Wireless
9 16 (26.23%) Hyper-V
10 15 (24.59%) Manufacturing
10 15 (24.59%) VMware
11 14 (22.95%) .NET
12 13 (21.31%) Linux
12 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
13 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
13 12 (19.67%) VBScript
13 12 (19.67%) Cisco
13 12 (19.67%) EPoS
14 11 (18.03%) RDBMS
14 11 (18.03%) Oracle
14 11 (18.03%) IIS
14 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (18.03%) Relational Database

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 (18.03%) IIS
2 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) IaaS
1 8 (13.11%) PaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) Boomi
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (70.49%) DHCP
2 25 (40.98%) TCP/IP
3 18 (29.51%) LAN
4 16 (26.23%) Wireless
5 11 (18.03%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (14.75%) HTTP
7 8 (13.11%) Firewall
7 8 (13.11%) SSL
8 6 (9.84%) SAN
9 5 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (8.20%) Kerberos
9 5 (8.20%) LDAP
9 5 (8.20%) MPLS
9 5 (8.20%) VLAN
10 3 (4.92%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (4.92%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (4.92%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (4.92%) WAN
10 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (44.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) RDBMS
2 11 (18.03%) Relational Database
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (24.59%) Manufacturing
2 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) EPoS Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Technical Leader
3 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Network Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Architect
8 3 (4.92%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) EPoS Support Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) .NET
2 8 (13.11%) JSON
2 8 (13.11%) Node.js
2 8 (13.11%) REST
3 5 (8.20%) ADSI
4 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) Mason
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) EPoS
2 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.48%) Clustering
4 5 (8.20%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (54.10%) Windows
2 27 (44.26%) Windows Server
3 26 (42.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (21.31%) Linux
5 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.11%) CoreOS
6 8 (13.11%) Ubuntu
7 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.64%) Android
11 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.64%) CentOS
11 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.64%) Unix
11 1 (1.64%) VMS
11 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) TOGAF
3 9 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
4 8 (13.11%) Kanban
4 8 (13.11%) Scrum
4 8 (13.11%) SOA
4 8 (13.11%) TDD
5 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (9.84%) Information Assurance
5 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.56%) Migration
7 3 (4.92%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.92%) Change Management
7 3 (4.92%) Server Building
8 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.28%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) PowerShell
2 12 (19.67%) VBScript
3 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (14.75%) Python
4 5 (8.20%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.56%) SQL
6 1 (1.64%) C#
6 1 (1.64%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) Degree
4 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.56%) MCSE
6 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.23%) Hyper-V
3 8 (13.11%) Docker
4 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.92%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.28%) XenApp
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) SCCM
2 9 (14.75%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (8.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.92%) WSUS
5 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.64%) Ansible
6 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.64%) Mesos
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.64%) MIIS
6 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) Dell
2 17 (27.87%) HP
3 15 (24.59%) VMware
4 12 (19.67%) Cisco
5 11 (18.03%) Oracle
6 7 (11.48%) McAfee
7 6 (9.84%) Citrix
8 5 (8.20%) Intel
8 5 (8.20%) Symantec
9 3 (4.92%) LANDesk
9 3 (4.92%) NetApp
9 3 (4.92%) Sun
10 2 (3.28%) BMC
10 2 (3.28%) EMC
10 2 (3.28%) Polycom
10 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.64%) Apple
11 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.64%) SAP
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