Period
to 19 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 68 126
Rank change year-on-year -36 +58 -29
Contract jobs citing DNS 85 173 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.02% 3.43% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.07% 19.77% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 89 49
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +47.83% -11.54%
10th Percentile £200 £307 £125
90th Percentile £500 £580 £458
England median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 4
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.62% -31.58% -52.50%
England median hourly rate £33.88 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +78.29% - -32.14%

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 704 875 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.74% 17.37% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 386 473
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £175 £170
90th Percentile £538 £559 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 61 110
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £17.75 £21.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% -15.54% -43.96%
10th Percentile £13.13 £11.50 £10.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.50% -27.60%

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 September 2019.

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
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 September 2019. 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 -7 24 £420 +5.00% 18
Cambridgeshire -42 16 £350 -17.65% 18
Norfolk -11 15 £350 -17.65% 3
Bedfordshire +6 14 £388 -8.82% 9
Essex +3 14 £375 -21.05% 14
Suffolk 0 2 £588 +6.82% 3
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 53 (62.35%) Active Directory
2 49 (57.65%) Windows
3 45 (52.94%) DHCP
4 30 (35.29%) VMware
5 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
6 23 (27.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
8 21 (24.71%) PowerShell
8 21 (24.71%) Windows Server
9 20 (23.53%) Citrix
10 19 (22.35%) Firewall
10 19 (22.35%) Azure
10 19 (22.35%) Office 365
11 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 17 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (18.82%) Cisco
14 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (15.29%) VPN
15 13 (15.29%) MS Exchange
15 13 (15.29%) ITIL
16 12 (14.12%) SCCM
16 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (12.94%) LDAP
17 11 (12.94%) Linux
18 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
18 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
18 10 (11.76%) Finance
18 10 (11.76%) Migration
18 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

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 13 (15.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.59%) IIS
2 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.35%) Apache
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.35%) Azure
1 19 (22.35%) Office 365
2 8 (9.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.35%) AWS
3 2 (2.35%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.18%) GCP
4 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (52.94%) DHCP
2 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
3 19 (22.35%) Firewall
4 13 (15.29%) VPN
5 9 (10.59%) Internet
5 9 (10.59%) LAN
6 8 (9.41%) WAN
7 7 (8.24%) HTTP
7 7 (8.24%) SAN
8 6 (7.06%) IP Telephony
8 6 (7.06%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (7.06%) Wireless
9 5 (5.88%) MPLS
9 5 (5.88%) NAS
9 5 (5.88%) NetScaler
9 5 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (4.71%) Skype
10 4 (4.71%) VLAN
11 3 (3.53%) 4G
11 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.71%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) Cloudera CDH
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.18%) Gatling
1 1 (1.18%) Geb
1 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.18%) GitLab
1 1 (1.18%) Gradle
1 1 (1.18%) gulp
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
1 1 (1.18%) Spock
1 1 (1.18%) Trac
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
1 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Back Office
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
7 5 (5.88%) Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Server Support
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Server Support
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) LDAP
2 2 (2.35%) HTML
2 2 (2.35%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.18%) CGI
3 1 (1.18%) CSS
3 1 (1.18%) Dropwizard
3 1 (1.18%) Ember.js
3 1 (1.18%) Guice
3 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.18%) HTML5
3 1 (1.18%) Kafka
3 1 (1.18%) OAuth
3 1 (1.18%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.18%) Ratpack
3 1 (1.18%) REST
3 1 (1.18%) SOAP
3 1 (1.18%) Spring
3 1 (1.18%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) PKI
3 6 (7.06%) Clustering
4 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.71%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.71%) Replication
5 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.53%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.35%) EMC Centera
6 2 (2.35%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (2.35%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.35%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (2.35%) iPhone
6 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (57.65%) Windows
2 21 (24.71%) Windows Server
3 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.94%) Linux
6 10 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 10 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.06%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.71%) AIX
9 4 (4.71%) Android
9 4 (4.71%) Unix
10 3 (3.53%) Solaris
11 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.35%) CentOS
11 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (15.29%) ITIL
4 10 (11.76%) Migration
5 7 (8.24%) Time Management
6 5 (5.88%) Email Migration
6 5 (5.88%) Project Delivery
6 5 (5.88%) Server Building
6 5 (5.88%) Service Management
7 4 (4.71%) Change Management
7 4 (4.71%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.71%) Server Management
8 3 (3.53%) Architectural Design
8 3 (3.53%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.53%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.53%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.53%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.53%) Project Management
8 3 (3.53%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.59%) SQL
3 5 (5.88%) VB
4 4 (4.71%) Perl
5 3 (3.53%) C
6 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.35%) Korn
6 2 (2.35%) Python
7 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) ES6
7 1 (1.18%) Java
7 1 (1.18%) Java 8
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) CCIE
4 2 (2.35%) CCNA
4 2 (2.35%) CEH
4 2 (2.35%) HNC
4 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.35%) VCAP
5 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CCA
5 1 (1.18%) CCNP
5 1 (1.18%) CHFI
5 1 (1.18%) CISSP
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) HL7
System Software
1 53 (62.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.59%) XenApp
5 8 (9.41%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.06%) NFS
7 4 (4.71%) vSphere
8 3 (3.53%) Samba
8 3 (3.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.53%) VMware NSX
9 2 (2.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (2.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (2.35%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.35%) Docker
9 2 (2.35%) KVM
9 2 (2.35%) SRDF
9 2 (2.35%) Xen
10 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.18%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) SCOM
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.53%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) EMC TimeFinder
5 2 (2.35%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.35%) Puppet
5 2 (2.35%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.35%) WMI
5 2 (2.35%) WSUS
6 1 (1.18%) Cacti
6 1 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.18%) Nagios
6 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (35.29%) VMware
2 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
3 20 (23.53%) Citrix
4 16 (18.82%) Cisco
5 6 (7.06%) Brocade
5 6 (7.06%) Symantec
5 6 (7.06%) Veritas
6 5 (5.88%) HP
7 4 (4.71%) IBM
7 4 (4.71%) NetApp
7 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.53%) Remedy
8 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.35%) Dell
9 2 (2.35%) EMC
9 2 (2.35%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.35%) Huawei
9 2 (2.35%) Juniper
9 2 (2.35%) NetScout
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat