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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 58 92
Rank change year-on-year 0 +34 +13
Contract jobs citing DNS 90 66 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.59% 3.28% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.57% 17.05% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 36 20
10th Percentile £260 £210 £169
25th Percentile £400 £301 £242
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £325
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -18.75%
75th Percentile £525 £450 £528
90th Percentile £575 £744 £575
England median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £16.47 £23.21 -
Median % change year-on-year -29.04% - -
England median hourly rate £29.75 £23.21 £38.50
% change year-on-year +28.18% -39.71% +83.33%

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 460 387 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.34% 19.22% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 198 190
10th Percentile £200 £168 £206
25th Percentile £313 £270 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +4.94%
75th Percentile £525 £450 £488
90th Percentile £630 £571 £539
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 21
10th Percentile - £13.25 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate £15.99 £18.27 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.51% +17.87% -10.14%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.22 £19.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £45.75 £21.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.88
% change year-on-year +6.10% +7.71% +9.38%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +12 43 £425 -2.86% 18
Essex 0 19 £500 +127.27% 1
Bedfordshire -9 11 £400 -3.03% 3
Hertfordshire -20 10 £531 +37.10% 12
Suffolk -4 6 - - 2
Norfolk -2 1 £700 +100.00% 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 74 (82.22%) Windows
2 71 (78.89%) Active Directory
3 58 (64.44%) Microsoft
4 55 (61.11%) DHCP
5 52 (57.78%) Windows Server
6 42 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
7 39 (43.33%) SCCM
8 38 (42.22%) VMware
9 37 (41.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (38.89%) vSphere
11 33 (36.67%) Azure
12 32 (35.56%) Hyper-V
12 32 (35.56%) Exchange Server 2013
13 27 (30.00%) AWS
13 27 (30.00%) Incident Management
14 25 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (27.78%) Azure Active Directory
14 25 (27.78%) SQL
14 25 (27.78%) SQL Server
14 25 (27.78%) Social Skills
15 24 (26.67%) SLA
15 24 (26.67%) Change Management
15 24 (26.67%) Skype
16 23 (25.56%) Windows 10
16 23 (25.56%) IaaS
16 23 (25.56%) Skype for Business
16 23 (25.56%) SCVMM
16 23 (25.56%) Identity Management
16 23 (25.56%) Replication
17 22 (24.44%) PaaS

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 32 (35.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 23 (25.56%) Skype for Business
3 16 (17.78%) MS Exchange
4 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.44%) IIS
7 1 (1.11%) Apache
7 1 (1.11%) Confluence
7 1 (1.11%) nginx
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 42 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
2 33 (36.67%) Azure
3 27 (30.00%) AWS
4 25 (27.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (25.56%) IaaS
6 22 (24.44%) PaaS
7 4 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.33%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (3.33%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.22%) GCP
10 1 (1.11%) Akamai
10 1 (1.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (1.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.11%) GitHub
10 1 (1.11%) Nutanix
10 1 (1.11%) Route 53
10 1 (1.11%) Serverless
10 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (61.11%) DHCP
2 24 (26.67%) Skype
3 18 (20.00%) Firewall
4 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 11 (12.22%) IPv4
6 10 (11.11%) SNMP
7 9 (10.00%) IPsec
7 9 (10.00%) Network Security
8 7 (7.78%) VoIP
8 7 (7.78%) VPN
9 6 (6.67%) HTTP
9 6 (6.67%) HTTPS
9 6 (6.67%) SSH
10 5 (5.56%) BGP
10 5 (5.56%) OSPF
10 5 (5.56%) WebEx
10 5 (5.56%) Wireless
11 3 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (3.33%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.33%) JMeter
2 3 (3.33%) Locust
2 3 (3.33%) Robot Framework
2 3 (3.33%) TestCafe
3 2 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.11%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.11%) GitLab
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (27.78%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.56%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.33%) Back Office
5 3 (3.33%) Retail
6 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.11%) Electronics
7 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 23 (25.56%) Cloud Engineer
3 22 (24.44%) Applications Engineer
4 16 (17.78%) Support Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Wintel Support
7 7 (7.78%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Architect
10 3 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.33%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) LDAP
2 3 (3.33%) Taurus
3 1 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.11%) SAML
3 1 (1.11%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.56%) Replication
2 22 (24.44%) PKI
3 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 13 (14.44%) Public Cloud
5 7 (7.78%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.33%) NHS
7 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.22%) iPad
8 1 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.11%) Anti-Spyware
8 1 (1.11%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.11%) Clustering
8 1 (1.11%) CMDB
8 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.11%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (82.22%) Windows
2 52 (57.78%) Windows Server
3 25 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (25.56%) Windows 10
5 21 (23.33%) Linux
6 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (10.00%) Mac OS
9 8 (8.89%) Ubuntu
10 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (5.56%) CentOS
12 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 24 (26.67%) Change Management
3 23 (25.56%) Identity Management
4 17 (18.89%) ITIL
5 12 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (12.22%) Agile
7 9 (10.00%) Patch Management
8 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.56%) ITSM
9 5 (5.56%) Mathematics
10 4 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (4.44%) Task Automation
10 4 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
11 3 (3.33%) CI/CD
11 3 (3.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 3 (3.33%) IT Strategy
11 3 (3.33%) Migration
11 3 (3.33%) Server Management
11 3 (3.33%) Service Management
11 3 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 10 (11.11%) Python
3 9 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.67%) Bash
5 5 (5.56%) C
6 4 (4.44%) C-shell
7 2 (2.22%) VBScript
8 1 (1.11%) Java
8 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.89%) Degree
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.78%) MCP
5 7 (7.78%) MCSA
5 7 (7.78%) MCSE
6 6 (6.67%) CCA
6 6 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (6.67%) MCITP
6 6 (6.67%) MCTS
6 6 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.22%) CCIE
8 2 (2.22%) CEH
8 2 (2.22%) CISSP
8 2 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 71 (78.89%) Active Directory
2 37 (41.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (38.89%) vSphere
4 32 (35.56%) Hyper-V
5 12 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (11.11%) XenApp
7 9 (10.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 9 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (10.00%) XenDesktop
8 6 (6.67%) NFS
9 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (2.22%) Docker
12 1 (1.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (43.33%) SCCM
2 23 (25.56%) SCVMM
3 10 (11.11%) Ansible
4 9 (10.00%) NetBackup
5 6 (6.67%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (5.56%) Terraform
7 4 (4.44%) HAProxy
7 4 (4.44%) Nagios
7 4 (4.44%) Puppet
7 4 (4.44%) vCenter Server
8 3 (3.33%) Kubernetes
8 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
9 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (2.22%) WSUS
10 1 (1.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.11%) SCOM
10 1 (1.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 58 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 38 (42.22%) VMware
3 16 (17.78%) Cisco
4 14 (15.56%) HP
5 12 (13.33%) Citrix
6 11 (12.22%) Ivanti
7 10 (11.11%) Shavlik
8 5 (5.56%) Dell KACE
9 4 (4.44%) Dell
9 4 (4.44%) Fujitsu
10 3 (3.33%) Dialogic
10 3 (3.33%) Remedy
11 2 (2.22%) Brocade
11 2 (2.22%) Google
11 2 (2.22%) Juniper
11 2 (2.22%) Oracle
11 2 (2.22%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.11%) CloudEndure
12 1 (1.11%) Ping Identity