Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 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 of England
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 96 87
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 42 96 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.77% 2.35% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.63% 12.87% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 58 58
Median daily rate £375 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £169 £183 £151
90th Percentile £675 £541 £561
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 13
Median hourly rate - £66.81 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +261.14% -10.84%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.09 £19.00
% change year-on-year +45.32% +26.76% -2.31%

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 395 746 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.63% 18.23% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 428 329
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £205 £263 £173
90th Percentile £550 £551 £550
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 81
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +8.57% -25.29%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.69 £12.25
90th Percentile £20.85 £66.81 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.25%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing DNS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for DNS in the East of England

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in the East of England over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in the East of England

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend 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 30 May 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
Hertfordshire -10 17 £325 -18.75% 3
Cambridgeshire +32 12 £425 +84.78% 5
Essex +18 4 £440 +26.62% 2
Bedfordshire +14 4 £170 -53.10% 2
Norfolk +9 3 £325 -25.71%
Suffolk - 2 £349 -
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 of England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 31 (73.81%) DHCP
2 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 23 (54.76%) Windows
4 17 (40.48%) VMware
5 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 13 (30.95%) Office 365
7 12 (28.57%) Azure
7 12 (28.57%) VPN
7 12 (28.57%) LAN
7 12 (28.57%) Firewall
8 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
10 9 (21.43%) ITIL
11 8 (19.05%) WAN
11 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (19.05%) SCCM
11 8 (19.05%) Windows 10
12 7 (16.67%) Skype for Business
12 7 (16.67%) DevOps
12 7 (16.67%) Skype
12 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 7 (16.67%) Linux
12 7 (16.67%) SQL
12 7 (16.67%) Cisco
12 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (14.29%) SAN

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 7 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.38%) Confluence
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Office 365
2 12 (28.57%) Azure
3 6 (14.29%) AWS
3 6 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.76%) Akamai
4 2 (4.76%) G Suite
4 2 (4.76%) IaaS
4 2 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.38%) Serverless
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (73.81%) DHCP
2 12 (28.57%) Firewall
2 12 (28.57%) LAN
2 12 (28.57%) VPN
3 8 (19.05%) WAN
4 7 (16.67%) Skype
4 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (14.29%) SAN
6 5 (11.90%) BGP
6 5 (11.90%) IPsec
6 5 (11.90%) OSPF
6 5 (11.90%) VoIP
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (9.52%) SSL
8 3 (7.14%) Internet
8 3 (7.14%) MPLS
8 3 (7.14%) Network Security
8 3 (7.14%) VLAN
9 2 (4.76%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Big Data
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.38%) Impala
4 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) TestRail
4 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.38%) Gatling
4 1 (2.38%) Geb
4 1 (2.38%) GitLab
4 1 (2.38%) Gradle
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.38%) Spock
General
1 5 (11.90%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) Dropwizard
3 1 (2.38%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.38%) Guice
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) Kafka
3 1 (2.38%) OAuth
3 1 (2.38%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.38%) Ratpack
3 1 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.38%) WireMock
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Replication
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 7 (16.67%) Linux
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.76%) Unix
9 2 (4.76%) VMS
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.38%) Android
10 1 (2.38%) CentOS
10 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps
3 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) High Availability
4 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (4.76%) Technology Roadmap
6 2 (4.76%) The Twelve-Factor App
6 2 (4.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.76%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) Java 8
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) MCSE
3 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.38%) CCIE
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.52%) vSphere
5 2 (4.76%) Docker
5 2 (4.76%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (7.14%) Terraform
3 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) vCenter Server
3 2 (4.76%) vRealize
4 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.38%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.38%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.38%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) VMware
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) Palo Alto
4 4 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.14%) Adobe
5 3 (7.14%) CrowdStrike
5 3 (7.14%) Okta
6 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio
6 2 (4.76%) Aruba
6 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.76%) CommVault
6 2 (4.76%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) Meraki
6 2 (4.76%) TIBCO