Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 61 71
Rank change year-on-year -55 +10 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 87 141 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.89% 3.18% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.65% 18.73% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 77 77
East of England median daily rate £300 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% -5.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £244
90th Percentile £408 £536 £531
England median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
East of England median hourly rate £20.04 £17.50 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.51% -19.32% -27.09%
10th Percentile £13.15 £15.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £21.33 £31.87 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -29.43% +26.19% +5.00%

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 747 753 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.23% 16.96% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 392 375
East of England median daily rate £350 £364 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -5.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £143 £170 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 60 85
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.82% +35.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.44 £11.20
90th Percentile £49.55 £44.53 £57.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 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
Hertfordshire -37 22 £343 -3.65% 20
Bedfordshire -11 21 £300 -48.94% 2
Essex -4 15 £320 +56.67% 7
Cambridgeshire -18 15 £188 -63.59% 19
Suffolk +12 7 - - 3
Norfolk -26 7 £151 -58.63% 10
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 64 (73.56%) DHCP
2 63 (72.41%) Active Directory
3 59 (67.82%) Microsoft
4 57 (65.52%) Windows
5 39 (44.83%) VMware
6 31 (35.63%) Windows Server
7 30 (34.48%) MS Exchange
8 29 (33.33%) ITIL
9 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
10 22 (25.29%) HP
10 22 (25.29%) SCCM
10 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (24.14%) Skype for Business
11 21 (24.14%) Cisco
11 21 (24.14%) Citrix
11 21 (24.14%) SAN
12 20 (22.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
12 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (21.84%) iSCSI
13 19 (21.84%) Hyper-V
13 19 (21.84%) NetApp
13 19 (21.84%) Fibre Channel
14 18 (20.69%) SQL
15 17 (19.54%) Firewall
15 17 (19.54%) PowerShell
16 16 (18.39%) VBScript
16 16 (18.39%) VPN
17 15 (17.24%) MCSE
17 15 (17.24%) 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 30 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 21 (24.14%) Skype for Business
3 13 (14.94%) SharePoint
4 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.75%) CMS
6 4 (4.60%) IIS
7 1 (1.15%) Apache
7 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Office 365
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.90%) G Suite
4 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.15%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 64 (73.56%) DHCP
2 21 (24.14%) SAN
3 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
4 19 (21.84%) Fibre Channel
4 19 (21.84%) iSCSI
5 17 (19.54%) Firewall
6 16 (18.39%) VPN
7 13 (14.94%) NAS
7 13 (14.94%) VoIP
8 12 (13.79%) IPsec
9 11 (12.64%) SSL
10 10 (11.49%) Internet
10 10 (11.49%) Skype
11 9 (10.34%) MPLS
11 9 (10.34%) SNMP
12 8 (9.20%) BGP
12 8 (9.20%) NX-OS
12 8 (9.20%) OSPF
12 8 (9.20%) VRRP
12 8 (9.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (5.75%) Subversion
2 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Selenium
3 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
1 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (36.78%) Analyst
2 9 (10.34%) Storage Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Architect
3 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Service Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Wintel Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Technician
6 5 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.75%) Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Active Directory Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Server Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Wintel Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) Web Services
2 7 (8.05%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.60%) .NET
3 4 (4.60%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.60%) Ajax
3 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.60%) CSS
3 4 (4.60%) Entity Framework
3 4 (4.60%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) jQuery
3 4 (4.60%) LINQ
3 4 (4.60%) LINQ to SQL
3 4 (4.60%) RequireJS
3 4 (4.60%) WCF
3 4 (4.60%) XML
4 3 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.94%) Replication
3 12 (13.79%) Clustering
4 10 (11.49%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.90%) PKI
5 6 (6.90%) Virtual Team
6 5 (5.75%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (4.60%) W3C
8 2 (2.30%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.15%) CCTV
9 1 (1.15%) FMCG
9 1 (1.15%) iPhone
9 1 (1.15%) NHS
9 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (65.52%) Windows
2 31 (35.63%) Windows Server
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.49%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.34%) Linux
5 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.45%) Unix
8 2 (2.30%) CentOS
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.15%) Solaris
9 1 (1.15%) VxWorks
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (16.09%) Problem Management
3 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.34%) MVC
4 6 (6.90%) Identity Management
5 5 (5.75%) Change Control
5 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.75%) Content Management
5 5 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (5.75%) SDLC
5 5 (5.75%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (4.60%) API Development
6 4 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.60%) Migration
7 3 (3.45%) DevOps
7 3 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.45%) Presales
7 3 (3.45%) Service Management
8 2 (2.30%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) SQL
2 17 (19.54%) PowerShell
3 16 (18.39%) VBScript
4 5 (5.75%) Python
5 4 (4.60%) C#
5 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (17.24%) MCSE
3 14 (16.09%) Degree
3 14 (16.09%) MCSA
4 10 (11.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (11.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.60%) CCNA
7 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) MCITP
9 1 (1.15%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.15%) MCP
9 1 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (21.84%) Hyper-V
4 15 (17.24%) vSphere
5 14 (16.09%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (12.64%) Terminal Services
7 8 (9.20%) DFS Replication
7 8 (9.20%) NFS
7 8 (9.20%) XenApp
8 3 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (25.29%) SCCM
2 11 (12.64%) Backup Exec
2 11 (12.64%) HP Data Protector
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (12.64%) NetBackup
2 11 (12.64%) SCOM
3 10 (11.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (9.20%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (9.20%) vCenter Server
5 6 (6.90%) Puppet
6 3 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.15%) Cacti
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.15%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.15%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 59 (67.82%) Microsoft
2 39 (44.83%) VMware
3 22 (25.29%) HP
4 21 (24.14%) Cisco
4 21 (24.14%) Citrix
5 19 (21.84%) NetApp
6 13 (14.94%) McAfee
6 13 (14.94%) SolarWinds
6 13 (14.94%) Symantec
7 12 (13.79%) IBM
8 11 (12.64%) 3PAR
8 11 (12.64%) CommVault
8 11 (12.64%) Dell
8 11 (12.64%) EqualLogic
8 11 (12.64%) Veritas
9 8 (9.20%) Clearswift
9 8 (9.20%) Huawei
9 8 (9.20%) Juniper
10 6 (6.90%) Google
10 6 (6.90%) Red Hat