Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 117 85
Rank change year-on-year +39 -32 -17
Contract jobs citing DNS 147 83 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.94% 1.77% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.31% 9.72% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 55 65
East of England median daily rate £425 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £306 £134 £185
90th Percentile £588 £507 £491
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 3
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -48.13% +142.42%
10th Percentile £9.73 £18.00 £33.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £23.88 £42.50
England median hourly rate £18.75 £23.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.48% -17.86% +30.08%

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 849 854 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.99% 18.21% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 454 479
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £176 £200
90th Percentile £558 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 98 64
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £18.98 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.11% -49.39% +27.12%
10th Percentile £12.03 £10.47 £12.76
90th Percentile £50.38 £42.65 £45.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +11 44 £425 +100.00% 33
Essex +15 31 £525 +23.53% 12
Norfolk - 25 £425 - 3
Hertfordshire -1 23 £406 +16.91% 21
Bedfordshire +11 18 £425 +86.81% 1
Suffolk -2 15 £525 +176.32% 3
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 87 (59.18%) DHCP
2 69 (46.94%) VMware
3 63 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 60 (40.82%) Microsoft
4 60 (40.82%) Windows
5 56 (38.10%) Linux
6 47 (31.97%) TCP/IP
7 45 (30.61%) Firewall
8 43 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (27.89%) Amazon AWS
10 37 (25.17%) HTTP
11 34 (23.13%) DevOps
12 33 (22.45%) Cisco
13 32 (21.77%) VPN
13 32 (21.77%) PKI
13 32 (21.77%) Windows Server
14 30 (20.41%) Puppet
15 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
16 28 (19.05%) PowerShell
17 26 (17.69%) SSL
17 26 (17.69%) MS Exchange
18 25 (17.01%) FTP
18 25 (17.01%) Apache
18 25 (17.01%) IPsec
18 25 (17.01%) nginx
19 24 (16.33%) Office 365
20 23 (15.65%) Jenkins
21 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
21 22 (14.97%) ITIL
22 21 (14.29%) Python

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 26 (17.69%) MS Exchange
2 25 (17.01%) Apache
2 25 (17.01%) nginx
3 17 (11.56%) IIS
4 15 (10.20%) OpenStack
5 12 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (8.16%) Jetty
5 12 (8.16%) Mongrel
5 12 (8.16%) Tomcat
5 12 (8.16%) WebSphere
6 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
7 8 (5.44%) Skype for Business
8 7 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.68%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 41 (27.89%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (16.33%) Office 365
4 17 (11.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (8.84%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (8.16%) Google App Engine
7 10 (6.80%) Akamai
8 8 (5.44%) IaaS
9 7 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.72%) PaaS
11 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (2.04%) Heroku
11 3 (2.04%) Stackdriver
11 3 (2.04%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (1.36%) SaaS
13 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.68%) Route 53
13 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (59.18%) DHCP
2 47 (31.97%) TCP/IP
3 45 (30.61%) Firewall
4 37 (25.17%) HTTP
5 32 (21.77%) VPN
6 26 (17.69%) SSL
7 25 (17.01%) FTP
7 25 (17.01%) IPsec
8 18 (12.24%) VoIP
9 17 (11.56%) LAN
9 17 (11.56%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (10.88%) Network Security
11 15 (10.20%) WAN
12 13 (8.84%) Internet
12 13 (8.84%) Wireless
13 10 (6.80%) SAN
14 9 (6.12%) Ethernet
15 8 (5.44%) NAS
15 8 (5.44%) NetScaler
16 7 (4.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) MongoDB
1 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (8.16%) MySQL
4 10 (6.80%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.44%) Big Data
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 23 (15.65%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.80%) Travis CI
3 9 (6.12%) Vagrant
4 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.72%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.72%) GitLab
5 4 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.04%) Gradle
6 3 (2.04%) gulp
6 3 (2.04%) Spock
7 2 (1.36%) Gatling
7 2 (1.36%) Geb
7 2 (1.36%) JIRA
General
1 13 (8.84%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.40%) Legal
4 2 (1.36%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (16.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.52%) Administrator
3 14 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (6.80%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Analyst
6 9 (6.12%) Developer
6 9 (6.12%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Test Leader
7 8 (5.44%) Consultant
7 8 (5.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.76%) Architect
8 7 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.16%) Servlets
2 11 (7.48%) .NET
2 11 (7.48%) J2EE
3 10 (6.80%) HTML
3 10 (6.80%) LDAP
4 9 (6.12%) LAMP
4 9 (6.12%) LAPP Stack
4 9 (6.12%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (4.08%) 802.1X
5 6 (4.08%) OAuth
6 5 (3.40%) Ajax
6 5 (3.40%) CGI
6 5 (3.40%) JSON
6 5 (3.40%) Web Services
7 4 (2.72%) ADSI
7 4 (2.72%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.72%) REST
8 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.04%) Ember.js
8 3 (2.04%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.77%) PKI
2 19 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.88%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.80%) Clustering
5 6 (4.08%) Replication
5 6 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.40%) Media Streaming
7 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) CCTV
8 1 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 60 (40.82%) Windows
2 56 (38.10%) Linux
3 32 (21.77%) Windows Server
4 21 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.84%) CentOS
7 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.44%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.08%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (3.40%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.72%) Windows 2000
13 3 (2.04%) Unix
13 3 (2.04%) VMS
13 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.36%) Windows NT
14 2 (1.36%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.13%) DevOps
2 22 (14.97%) ITIL
3 21 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 21 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (10.20%) Load Balancing
6 14 (9.52%) Network Management
7 12 (8.16%) Open Source
7 12 (8.16%) SDLC
8 11 (7.48%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.12%) Test Planning
9 9 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.44%) High Availability
10 8 (5.44%) Migration
11 7 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.76%) Problem Management
12 6 (4.08%) Identity Management
12 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (4.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.29%) Python
3 18 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.56%) Java
5 15 (10.20%) Bash Shell
5 15 (10.20%) C
5 15 (10.20%) Perl
5 15 (10.20%) Ruby
6 11 (7.48%) SQL
7 5 (3.40%) C++
7 5 (3.40%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.04%) ES6
8 3 (2.04%) Java 8
8 3 (2.04%) PHP
8 3 (2.04%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.44%) MCSA
6 7 (4.76%) MCSE
7 6 (4.08%) CCNP
7 6 (4.08%) Degree
8 5 (3.40%) CCNA
9 3 (2.04%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.68%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.68%) MCP
11 1 (0.68%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 43 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.29%) vSphere
4 16 (10.88%) Docker
4 16 (10.88%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.16%) Xen
5 12 (8.16%) XenApp
6 10 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.04%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (2.04%) ProxySG
7 3 (2.04%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.36%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.36%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.36%) XenServer
9 1 (0.68%) NFS
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (20.41%) Puppet
2 18 (12.24%) Ansible
3 16 (10.88%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 14 (9.52%) Terraform
5 10 (6.80%) Nagios
5 10 (6.80%) WSUS
6 9 (6.12%) Salt
6 9 (6.12%) ZABBIX
7 6 (4.08%) Backup Exec
7 6 (4.08%) SCCM
8 5 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.72%) Kibana
9 4 (2.72%) logstash
9 4 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (2.04%) HAProxy
10 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 69 (46.94%) VMware
2 60 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 33 (22.45%) Cisco
4 20 (13.61%) Citrix
5 19 (12.93%) NetApp
6 17 (11.56%) Google
7 16 (10.88%) CheckPoint
8 14 (9.52%) HP
9 11 (7.48%) Red Hat
10 9 (6.12%) F5
10 9 (6.12%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.12%) Symantec
11 7 (4.76%) 3PAR
11 7 (4.76%) Dell
11 7 (4.76%) Juniper
12 6 (4.08%) IBM
12 6 (4.08%) McAfee
12 6 (4.08%) Splunk
13 5 (3.40%) SonicWALL
13 5 (3.40%) Sophos