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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 72 72
Rank change year-on-year +19 0  
Contract jobs citing DNS 71 51 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.34% 2.06% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.83% 14.45% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 24
Median daily rate £348 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.12% +16.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £253 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £559 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 14
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £29.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 - £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.54 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year +17.12% -17.94%  

DNS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 353 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.76% 14.27% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 194 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £261 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +86.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing DNS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +22 22 £419 +59.52% 13
Essex +2 17 £200 -34.69% 1
Norfolk +2 10 £365 +12.30% 1
Bedfordshire +4 9 £500 -13.04%
Hertfordshire -4 7 £344 -28.75% 9
Suffolk +1 6 £225 -22.41% 1
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 78 (53.06%) Windows
2 67 (45.58%) DHCP
3 50 (34.01%) Linux
4 48 (32.65%) VMware
5 44 (29.93%) Active Directory
6 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
7 36 (24.49%) ITIL
7 36 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (23.13%) Cisco
9 31 (21.09%) TCP/IP
10 30 (20.41%) IIS
11 29 (19.73%) Firewall
11 29 (19.73%) Finance
11 29 (19.73%) Windows 7
12 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
13 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (18.37%) SharePoint
13 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (17.01%) SQL
15 22 (14.97%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (14.97%) E-Commerce
15 22 (14.97%) CRM
15 22 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (14.29%) VMware ESX
16 21 (14.29%) CheckPoint
16 21 (14.29%) IaaS
16 21 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
17 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (13.61%) Epicor
17 20 (13.61%) WAN

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 (20.41%) IIS
2 27 (18.37%) SharePoint
3 22 (14.97%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (10.88%) Apache
5 13 (8.84%) MS Exchange
5 13 (8.84%) nginx
6 10 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (4.76%) Tomcat
8 6 (4.08%) WebSphere
9 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (3.40%) JBoss
10 4 (2.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (2.04%) Jetty
11 3 (2.04%) Mongrel
11 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
11 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) MS Excel
1 11 (7.48%) MS Office
2 3 (2.04%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.29%) IaaS
2 19 (12.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.48%) PaaS
5 8 (5.44%) Office 365
6 4 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.04%) Google App Engine
7 3 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.36%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.68%) G Suite
9 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (45.58%) DHCP
2 31 (21.09%) TCP/IP
3 29 (19.73%) Firewall
4 20 (13.61%) HTTP
4 20 (13.61%) LAN
4 20 (13.61%) SSL
4 20 (13.61%) WAN
5 16 (10.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 14 (9.52%) VoIP
7 13 (8.84%) LDAP
8 12 (8.16%) BIG-IP
8 12 (8.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (8.16%) MPLS
9 11 (7.48%) FTP
9 11 (7.48%) Network Security
9 11 (7.48%) VPN
10 10 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (6.12%) IPsec
11 9 (6.12%) VLAN
12 8 (5.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.44%) MySQL
2 8 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.04%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.68%) Selenium
3 1 (0.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (19.73%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Banking
3 4 (2.72%) Law
3 4 (2.72%) Marketing
4 3 (2.04%) Automotive
4 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (16.33%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.97%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.88%) Architect
3 16 (10.88%) Operations Engineer
4 12 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (7.48%) Administrator
5 11 (7.48%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.80%) Consultant
7 9 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Analyst
7 9 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) AWS Architect
9 6 (4.08%) IT Support
10 5 (3.40%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.40%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.84%) .NET
2 10 (6.80%) JSON
2 10 (6.80%) LAMP
2 10 (6.80%) Node.js
2 10 (6.80%) REST
3 6 (4.08%) J2EE
4 5 (3.40%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (2.72%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (2.72%) Middleware
6 3 (2.04%) OAuth
6 3 (2.04%) SAML
6 3 (2.04%) Servlets
7 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.44%) Clustering
4 5 (3.40%) NHS
5 4 (2.72%) HTC Vive
5 4 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.72%) PKI
5 4 (2.72%) Wiki
6 3 (2.04%) iPad
6 3 (2.04%) iPhone
7 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.36%) Handset
7 2 (1.36%) Life Science
7 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.68%) CCTV
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (53.06%) Windows
2 50 (34.01%) Linux
3 29 (19.73%) Windows 7
4 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.80%) CoreOS
7 10 (6.80%) Ubuntu
8 8 (5.44%) Unix
8 8 (5.44%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.40%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.04%) AIX
12 2 (1.36%) Android
12 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.36%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.49%) ITIL
2 22 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (14.97%) CRM
2 22 (14.97%) E-Commerce
3 14 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 14 (9.52%) Service Management
4 13 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (8.16%) High Availability
6 11 (7.48%) Kanban
6 11 (7.48%) Scrum
6 11 (7.48%) SOA
6 11 (7.48%) TDD
7 10 (6.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (6.12%) DevOps
8 9 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (6.12%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.76%) Capacity Management
11 6 (4.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.01%) SQL
2 15 (10.20%) Python
3 14 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.16%) Java
5 10 (6.80%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.76%) Perl
7 5 (3.40%) PHP
7 5 (3.40%) Ruby
8 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.04%) VBScript
10 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (6.80%) CCNA
2 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.12%) Degree
3 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.44%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.40%) CCNP
6 4 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.72%) CCIE
6 4 (2.72%) MCITP
6 4 (2.72%) MCSA
6 4 (2.72%) MCTS
7 2 (1.36%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.36%) MCSE
7 2 (1.36%) MOS
8 1 (0.68%) CCIP
8 1 (0.68%) CCSE
8 1 (0.68%) CCSP
8 1 (0.68%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) SLA
2 6 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 44 (29.93%) Active Directory
2 36 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 19 (12.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (8.84%) Hyper-V
6 11 (7.48%) Docker
7 9 (6.12%) FreeRADIUS
8 6 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (4.08%) vSphere
9 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.04%) Xen
10 3 (2.04%) XenApp
10 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.36%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.68%) Firmware
12 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (9.52%) SCCM
3 12 (8.16%) WSUS
4 10 (6.80%) Nagios
5 9 (6.12%) Puppet
6 6 (4.08%) Ansible
7 3 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.04%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.36%) Graphite
8 2 (1.36%) logstash
8 2 (1.36%) SCOM
8 2 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.68%) collectd
9 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (32.65%) VMware
2 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 34 (23.13%) Cisco
4 21 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 20 (13.61%) Epicor
6 19 (12.93%) Avaya
7 18 (12.24%) F5
8 13 (8.84%) Blue Coat
9 12 (8.16%) Apple
10 10 (6.80%) Oracle
11 9 (6.12%) Citrix
11 9 (6.12%) HP
12 8 (5.44%) Juniper
13 6 (4.08%) Dell
13 6 (4.08%) Remedy
14 5 (3.40%) IBM
14 5 (3.40%) Symantec
15 4 (2.72%) Google
16 3 (2.04%) Intel Security
16 3 (2.04%) SolarWinds
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