Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 113 64
Rank change year-on-year +55 -49 +5
Contract jobs citing DNS 167 85 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.77% 1.80% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.17% 10.76% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 57 79
East of England median daily rate £425 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £125 £200
90th Percentile £565 £465 £527
England median daily rate £415 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +13.70% -5.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +281.77% - -18.70%
England median hourly rate £22.32 £17.19 £26.58
% change year-on-year +29.88% -35.32% +18.11%

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 828 790 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.70% 16.72% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 393 418
East of England median daily rate £390 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +3.57% -6.73%
10th Percentile £200 £151 £190
90th Percentile £550 £553 £549
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 104 55
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £28.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.39% -18.84% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.13 £13.95
90th Percentile £53.55 £49.25 £44.65
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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 +39 62 £375 +8.07% 27
Cambridgeshire +42 49 £425 +126.67% 20
Essex -2 25 £513 +60.16% 6
Bedfordshire +12 24 £425 +41.67% 5
Norfolk +19 11 £425 +181.46%
Suffolk +4 5 £550 - 4
East Anglia - 2 £162 - 5
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 75 (44.91%) Windows
2 74 (44.31%) Active Directory
3 72 (43.11%) Microsoft
3 72 (43.11%) VMware
4 69 (41.32%) DHCP
5 60 (35.93%) Linux
6 50 (29.94%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (25.75%) Windows Server
7 43 (25.75%) TCP/IP
8 42 (25.15%) Firewall
9 39 (23.35%) HTTP
10 36 (21.56%) VPN
11 35 (20.96%) DevOps
11 35 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (20.96%) PowerShell
12 30 (17.96%) Puppet
12 30 (17.96%) Apache
13 29 (17.37%) PKI
14 28 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (16.17%) Migration
15 27 (16.17%) Red Hat
15 27 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 26 (15.57%) LAN
17 25 (14.97%) FTP
17 25 (14.97%) SSL
17 25 (14.97%) Cisco
17 25 (14.97%) Office 365
18 24 (14.37%) VMware ESXi
19 23 (13.77%) Jenkins
19 23 (13.77%) nginx

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 30 (17.96%) Apache
2 23 (13.77%) nginx
3 18 (10.78%) IIS
4 17 (10.18%) MS Exchange
5 14 (8.38%) OpenStack
6 13 (7.78%) Tomcat
7 11 (6.59%) Jetty
7 11 (6.59%) Mongrel
7 11 (6.59%) WebSphere
8 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
9 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
10 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 50 (29.94%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (14.97%) Office 365
3 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (7.78%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (6.59%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.80%) Akamai
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.20%) Datadog
7 2 (1.20%) IaaS
7 2 (1.20%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.60%) GitHub
8 1 (0.60%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 69 (41.32%) DHCP
2 43 (25.75%) TCP/IP
3 42 (25.15%) Firewall
4 39 (23.35%) HTTP
5 36 (21.56%) VPN
6 26 (15.57%) LAN
7 25 (14.97%) FTP
7 25 (14.97%) SSL
8 19 (11.38%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (8.38%) Internet
9 14 (8.38%) Wireless
10 13 (7.78%) BGP
10 13 (7.78%) IPsec
10 13 (7.78%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (7.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (7.19%) OSPF
11 12 (7.19%) WAN
12 11 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (5.99%) Cisco ISE
13 10 (5.99%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.38%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (9.58%) MySQL
4 13 (7.78%) MongoDB
5 12 (7.19%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.19%) Electronic Patient Records
7 6 (3.59%) Big Data
8 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (13.77%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.78%) Vagrant
3 9 (5.39%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.20%) GitLab
4 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.60%) Gatling
5 1 (0.60%) Geb
5 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.60%) Gradle
5 1 (0.60%) gulp
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA
5 1 (0.60%) Spock
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (8.38%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.59%) Legal
4 5 (2.99%) Retail
5 3 (1.80%) Back Office
5 3 (1.80%) Publishing
6 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (13.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (11.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (9.58%) Consultant
4 14 (8.38%) Analyst
5 13 (7.78%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Network Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Support
8 10 (5.99%) Developer
9 9 (5.39%) Administrator
9 9 (5.39%) Architect
9 9 (5.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (4.19%) Active Directory Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 6 (3.59%) Active Directory Specialist
11 6 (3.59%) Security Consultant
11 6 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.18%) LAMP
1 17 (10.18%) LDAP
2 15 (8.98%) .NET
3 14 (8.38%) 802.1X
4 12 (7.19%) J2EE
4 12 (7.19%) LAPP Stack
4 12 (7.19%) LEMP Stack
5 11 (6.59%) Servlets
6 10 (5.99%) Web Services
7 9 (5.39%) HTML
8 7 (4.19%) REST
9 6 (3.59%) Ajax
9 6 (3.59%) CGI
9 6 (3.59%) JSON
10 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.20%) YAML
11 1 (0.60%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.37%) PKI
2 13 (7.78%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.19%) e-Health
4 7 (4.19%) LIMS
4 7 (4.19%) NHS
4 7 (4.19%) PACS
5 6 (3.59%) Media Streaming
5 6 (3.59%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.80%) Replication
8 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.20%) FMCG
8 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 75 (44.91%) Windows
2 60 (35.93%) Linux
3 43 (25.75%) Windows Server
4 27 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (12.57%) Windows 7
6 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (10.18%) Windows 10
8 14 (8.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.19%) CentOS
10 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (5.39%) Unix
12 8 (4.79%) Ubuntu
13 6 (3.59%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (2.99%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (1.80%) Debian
15 3 (1.80%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.96%) DevOps
2 28 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (16.17%) Migration
4 22 (13.17%) Configuration Management
5 18 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (9.58%) Open Source
7 15 (8.98%) ITIL
8 12 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.99%) Analytics
11 9 (5.39%) API Integration
11 9 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.39%) Data Encryption
11 9 (5.39%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.39%) High Availability
11 9 (5.39%) Project Management
12 8 (4.79%) Line Management
12 8 (4.79%) Scrum
12 8 (4.79%) Service Delivery
13 7 (4.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.96%) PowerShell
2 21 (12.57%) JavaScript
3 19 (11.38%) Python
4 16 (9.58%) Java
5 15 (8.98%) Bash Shell
5 15 (8.98%) Perl
6 13 (7.78%) Ruby
6 13 (7.78%) SQL
7 7 (4.19%) C
8 6 (3.59%) C++
8 6 (3.59%) Embedded C
9 5 (2.99%) C#
10 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.80%) VBScript
11 1 (0.60%) ES6
11 1 (0.60%) Java 8
11 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.59%) CCNP
5 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.80%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.20%) CCNA
7 2 (1.20%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.60%) Degree
8 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) MCSA
8 1 (0.60%) MCSE
8 1 (0.60%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) HL7
2 4 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 74 (44.31%) Active Directory
2 35 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (14.37%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (11.98%) Docker
5 17 (10.18%) Hyper-V
6 15 (8.98%) vSphere
7 11 (6.59%) Xen
8 9 (5.39%) DFS Replication
8 9 (5.39%) ProxySG
8 9 (5.39%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (4.19%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (4.19%) XenApp
10 5 (2.99%) Squid
11 3 (1.80%) Postfix
12 2 (1.20%) NFS
12 2 (1.20%) Varnish
13 1 (0.60%) Firmware
13 1 (0.60%) vCloud
13 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (17.96%) Puppet
2 19 (11.38%) Kubernetes
3 17 (10.18%) Terraform
4 16 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (8.38%) Ansible
6 12 (7.19%) Nagios
6 12 (7.19%) Salt
6 12 (7.19%) SCOM
6 12 (7.19%) ZABBIX
7 10 (5.99%) SCCM
8 7 (4.19%) WSUS
9 5 (2.99%) Kibana
10 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.80%) vCenter Server
12 2 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 72 (43.11%) Microsoft
1 72 (43.11%) VMware
2 27 (16.17%) Red Hat
3 25 (14.97%) Cisco
4 23 (13.77%) CheckPoint
5 19 (11.38%) NetApp
6 14 (8.38%) F5
7 13 (7.78%) Blue Coat
7 13 (7.78%) Google
8 12 (7.19%) Juniper
9 11 (6.59%) Citrix
10 10 (5.99%) Symantec
11 9 (5.39%) HP
12 6 (3.59%) CA
13 5 (2.99%) Dell
13 5 (2.99%) Draytek
13 5 (2.99%) SonicWALL
13 5 (2.99%) Veeam
14 4 (2.40%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.40%) Riverbed