Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 19 October 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 of England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 132 85
Rank change year-on-year +65 -47 -18
Contract jobs citing DNS 176 77 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.45% 1.52% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.58% 8.16% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 50 65
East of England median daily rate £425 £289 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.19% -15.07% +8.80%
10th Percentile £313 £125 £205
90th Percentile £579 £454 £474
England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £19.39 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.95% -44.61% +62.60%
10th Percentile £10.35 £17.81 £23.20
90th Percentile £56.25 £21.47 £42.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.45 £28.00
% change year-on-year +2.83% -30.54% +43.59%

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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 899 944 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.61% 18.59% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 464 463
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £193 £170 £200
90th Percentile £550 £573 £549
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 118 61
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.35% -33.11% +15.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.81 £12.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.05 £44.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for DNS in the East of England

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in the East of England

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in the East of England

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in the East of England

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DNS in the East of England

DNS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Cambridgeshire +42 61 £425 +112.50% 25
Hertfordshire +9 35 £416 +30.59% 26
Essex +21 34 £475 - 5
Bedfordshire +4 21 £425 +41.67% 8
Norfolk +30 20 £425 +181.46% 9
Suffolk +5 16 £550 +189.47% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 of England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 90 (51.14%) DHCP
2 78 (44.32%) Windows
3 76 (43.18%) Active Directory
3 76 (43.18%) Microsoft
3 76 (43.18%) VMware
4 69 (39.20%) Linux
5 56 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (26.14%) TCP/IP
7 44 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 43 (24.43%) Firewall
9 42 (23.86%) Windows Server
10 40 (22.73%) PowerShell
11 39 (22.16%) HTTP
12 37 (21.02%) PKI
12 37 (21.02%) DevOps
13 36 (20.45%) VPN
14 31 (17.61%) Cisco
14 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (17.61%) Puppet
15 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (15.34%) Office 365
16 27 (15.34%) MS Exchange
16 27 (15.34%) Apache
16 27 (15.34%) Red Hat
16 27 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 26 (14.77%) SQL Server
18 25 (14.20%) SSL
18 25 (14.20%) Docker
19 24 (13.64%) Jenkins
19 24 (13.64%) vSphere

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 27 (15.34%) Apache
1 27 (15.34%) MS Exchange
2 24 (13.64%) nginx
3 18 (10.23%) OpenStack
4 17 (9.66%) IIS
5 15 (8.52%) SharePoint
6 14 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (6.25%) Jetty
8 11 (6.25%) Mongrel
8 11 (6.25%) Tomcat
8 11 (6.25%) WebSphere
9 10 (5.68%) Skype for Business
10 9 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.57%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (15.34%) Office 365
4 15 (8.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (6.25%) Google App Engine
7 7 (3.98%) IaaS
8 5 (2.84%) Akamai
8 5 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.27%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (1.70%) Heroku
10 3 (1.70%) PaaS
11 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.14%) Datadog
12 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.57%) GitHub
12 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.57%) Stackdriver
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (51.14%) DHCP
2 46 (26.14%) TCP/IP
3 43 (24.43%) Firewall
4 39 (22.16%) HTTP
5 36 (20.45%) VPN
6 25 (14.20%) SSL
7 24 (13.64%) LAN
8 22 (12.50%) FTP
8 22 (12.50%) IPsec
9 19 (10.80%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (9.09%) VoIP
11 15 (8.52%) Internet
11 15 (8.52%) WAN
12 13 (7.39%) SAN
13 11 (6.25%) Network Security
13 11 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (5.68%) NAS
15 9 (5.11%) Broadband
15 9 (5.11%) Unicast
16 8 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 15 (8.52%) MySQL
5 13 (7.39%) Hadoop
6 11 (6.25%) Big Data
6 11 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.84%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.39%) Vagrant
3 9 (5.11%) Travis CI
4 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.27%) GitLab
5 3 (1.70%) Gradle
5 3 (1.70%) gulp
5 3 (1.70%) Spock
6 2 (1.14%) Gatling
6 2 (1.14%) Geb
7 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.57%) JIRA
7 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (9.09%) Finance
2 11 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 2 (1.14%) Publishing
4 2 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Automotive
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Billing
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (11.36%) Analyst
4 16 (9.09%) Administrator
5 11 (6.25%) Consultant
5 11 (6.25%) Developer
5 11 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Infrastructure Support
7 9 (5.11%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (5.11%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.55%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 7 (3.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (3.41%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.66%) LAMP
1 17 (9.66%) LDAP
2 13 (7.39%) .NET
3 12 (6.82%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (6.82%) LEMP Stack
4 11 (6.25%) HTML
4 11 (6.25%) Servlets
5 10 (5.68%) J2EE
5 10 (5.68%) REST
6 8 (4.55%) Web Services
7 7 (3.98%) Ajax
7 7 (3.98%) CGI
7 7 (3.98%) JSON
8 6 (3.41%) OAuth
9 5 (2.84%) 802.1X
10 3 (1.70%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.70%) Ember.js
10 3 (1.70%) OAuth2
10 3 (1.70%) Ratpack
10 3 (1.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.02%) PKI
2 17 (9.66%) Data Centre
3 15 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.11%) Clustering
5 7 (3.98%) Media Streaming
5 7 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.41%) Over-the-Top Content
7 5 (2.84%) e-Health
7 5 (2.84%) LIMS
7 5 (2.84%) NHS
7 5 (2.84%) PACS
8 4 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.27%) Replication
9 3 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (44.32%) Windows
2 69 (39.20%) Linux
3 42 (23.86%) Windows Server
4 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.80%) Windows 7
7 16 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (7.39%) CentOS
10 11 (6.25%) Windows 10
11 8 (4.55%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.55%) Unix
12 7 (3.98%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (3.98%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.27%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.70%) Debian
16 2 (1.14%) VMS
17 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.02%) DevOps
2 27 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 22 (12.50%) ITIL
5 18 (10.23%) Migration
6 16 (9.09%) Open Source
7 14 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (7.39%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (7.39%) Load Balancing
9 12 (6.82%) High Availability
9 12 (6.82%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (6.25%) SDLC
11 10 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.68%) Microservices
12 9 (5.11%) Analytics
12 9 (5.11%) API Integration
12 9 (5.11%) Line Management
12 9 (5.11%) Network Management
12 9 (5.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.52%) C
3 15 (8.52%) Java
3 15 (8.52%) Python
3 15 (8.52%) SQL
4 14 (7.95%) Perl
4 14 (7.95%) Ruby
5 13 (7.39%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.98%) C++
6 7 (3.98%) Embedded C
7 3 (1.70%) C#
7 3 (1.70%) ES6
7 3 (1.70%) Java 8
7 3 (1.70%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.70%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (11.93%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.55%) MCSA
5 7 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.41%) MCSE
7 5 (2.84%) CCNP
7 5 (2.84%) Degree
8 4 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.14%) CCNA
11 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.57%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.57%) VCAP
11 1 (0.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) HL7
2 4 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) PMO
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 76 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 44 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.20%) Docker
4 24 (13.64%) vSphere
5 21 (11.93%) Hyper-V
6 20 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.82%) XenApp
8 11 (6.25%) Xen
9 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (3.98%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (3.41%) DFS Replication
10 6 (3.41%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (1.70%) Postfix
11 3 (1.70%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.70%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.57%) NFS
12 1 (0.57%) Squid
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (17.61%) Puppet
2 23 (13.07%) Kubernetes
3 18 (10.23%) Ansible
3 18 (10.23%) Terraform
4 15 (8.52%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (7.39%) Nagios
6 12 (6.82%) Salt
6 12 (6.82%) ZABBIX
7 10 (5.68%) WSUS
8 9 (5.11%) SCOM
9 6 (3.41%) Kibana
9 6 (3.41%) SCCM
10 5 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (1.70%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (1.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (1.70%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 76 (43.18%) Microsoft
1 76 (43.18%) VMware
2 31 (17.61%) Cisco
3 27 (15.34%) Red Hat
4 23 (13.07%) NetApp
5 19 (10.80%) CheckPoint
6 18 (10.23%) Citrix
7 15 (8.52%) Google
8 14 (7.95%) HP
9 9 (5.11%) Dell
10 7 (3.98%) 3PAR
10 7 (3.98%) SonicWALL
10 7 (3.98%) Symantec
11 6 (3.41%) Draytek
11 6 (3.41%) F5
11 6 (3.41%) Juniper
11 6 (3.41%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.84%) IBM
12 5 (2.84%) Splunk
13 4 (2.27%) Cloudera