Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 83 91
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -25
Contract jobs citing DNS 106 109 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.41% 2.53% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.80% 14.85% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 69 52
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.86% +5.36%
10th Percentile £151 £162 £194
90th Percentile £550 £517 £574
England median daily rate £375 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 3
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.84% -1.19% -29.41%
10th Percentile £9.73 £17.38 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £23.88 £38.30
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.70 £23.25
% change year-on-year -8.21% -10.97% +1.84%

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 716 734 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.28% 17.05% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 415 388
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.64% +8.93%
10th Percentile £151 £163 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 64 54
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £38.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -36.16% +56.63%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.60 £57.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 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 -5 25 £375 +17.19% 16
Cambridgeshire -13 25 £375 -10.45% 18
Suffolk +2 15 £525 +133.33% 3
Bedfordshire -3 15 £300 -14.29% 3
Norfolk +5 14 £520 +42.96% 9
Essex 0 12 £320 +52.38% 7
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 70 (66.04%) DHCP
2 56 (52.83%) Active Directory
3 52 (49.06%) Windows
4 50 (47.17%) Microsoft
5 42 (39.62%) VMware
6 37 (34.91%) TCP/IP
7 30 (28.30%) Cisco
8 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (26.42%) Windows Server
10 27 (25.47%) Firewall
11 25 (23.58%) MS Exchange
12 23 (21.70%) VPN
12 23 (21.70%) ITIL
13 22 (20.75%) Linux
14 21 (19.81%) HP
14 21 (19.81%) PowerShell
14 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (19.81%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (18.87%) Hyper-V
15 20 (18.87%) Citrix
15 20 (18.87%) SQL
16 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
16 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (16.98%) HTTP
17 18 (16.98%) PKI
18 17 (16.04%) Office 365
18 17 (16.04%) DevOps
19 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
19 16 (15.09%) SolarWinds
20 15 (14.15%) Symantec

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 25 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.15%) Skype for Business
3 13 (12.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.60%) IIS
5 6 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.66%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.72%) nginx
7 4 (3.77%) Apache
7 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.94%) Confluence
8 1 (0.94%) Jetty
8 1 (0.94%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (16.04%) Office 365
3 10 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.60%) Akamai
4 7 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (3.77%) IaaS
7 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.83%) PaaS
7 3 (2.83%) Stackdriver
8 2 (1.89%) Heroku
9 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.94%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (66.04%) DHCP
2 37 (34.91%) TCP/IP
3 27 (25.47%) Firewall
4 23 (21.70%) VPN
5 18 (16.98%) HTTP
6 13 (12.26%) SAN
6 13 (12.26%) SSL
7 12 (11.32%) IPsec
7 12 (11.32%) VoIP
8 11 (10.38%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (10.38%) iSCSI
8 11 (10.38%) Wireless
9 9 (8.49%) FTP
9 9 (8.49%) Internet
9 9 (8.49%) NAS
9 9 (8.49%) Network Security
10 8 (7.55%) LAN
10 8 (7.55%) WAN
11 7 (6.60%) Kerberos
11 7 (6.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.77%) Big Data
4 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.89%) MySQL
5 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.77%) Artifactory
3 4 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.89%) GitLab
5 2 (1.89%) Gradle
5 2 (1.89%) gulp
5 2 (1.89%) Spock
6 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.94%) Gatling
6 1 (0.94%) Geb
6 1 (0.94%) JIRA
6 1 (0.94%) Selenium
6 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.94%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (7.55%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Marketing
4 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (15.09%) Analyst
2 11 (10.38%) Administrator
2 11 (10.38%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.55%) Storage Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Consultant
5 7 (6.60%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Technician
7 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.72%) Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.77%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) LDAP
2 7 (6.60%) HTML
3 5 (4.72%) 802.1X
3 5 (4.72%) CSS
3 5 (4.72%) OAuth
3 5 (4.72%) XML
4 4 (3.77%) .NET
4 4 (3.77%) ADSI
4 4 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.77%) Web Services
5 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.83%) Ajax
5 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.83%) jQuery
5 3 (2.83%) LINQ
5 3 (2.83%) RequireJS
5 3 (2.83%) SAML
5 3 (2.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (16.98%) PKI
3 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
4 15 (14.15%) Clustering
5 11 (10.38%) Replication
6 3 (2.83%) W3C
7 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.94%) CCTV
8 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.94%) NHS
8 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (49.06%) Windows
2 28 (26.42%) Windows Server
3 22 (20.75%) Linux
4 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.66%) CentOS
8 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.83%) Unix
10 3 (2.83%) VMS
10 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.89%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.94%) Solaris
12 1 (0.94%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) ITIL
2 17 (16.04%) DevOps
3 13 (12.26%) Problem Management
3 13 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (10.38%) Load Balancing
5 10 (9.43%) Identity Management
6 9 (8.49%) Network Management
6 9 (8.49%) SDLC
7 8 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.72%) Microservices
9 5 (4.72%) Migration
9 5 (4.72%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.72%) Test Planning
9 5 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.77%) High Availability
10 4 (3.77%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.77%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.81%) PowerShell
2 20 (18.87%) SQL
3 14 (13.21%) Python
4 8 (7.55%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.55%) VBScript
5 6 (5.66%) Perl
6 5 (4.72%) C
6 5 (4.72%) Java
6 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.72%) Ruby
7 3 (2.83%) C#
7 3 (2.83%) PHP
8 2 (1.89%) ES6
8 2 (1.89%) Java 8
8 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.32%) MCSE
2 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (9.43%) MCSA
5 9 (8.49%) Degree
6 8 (7.55%) CCNA
7 7 (6.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
8 6 (5.66%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.89%) CCNP
11 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.94%) EMC Certification
12 1 (0.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (18.87%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.55%) Terminal Services
5 8 (7.55%) vSphere
6 7 (6.60%) XenApp
7 6 (5.66%) Docker
8 3 (2.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (2.83%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.83%) NFS
9 2 (1.89%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.89%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.89%) XenServer
10 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) Puppet
2 14 (13.21%) SCCM
3 11 (10.38%) Backup Exec
4 9 (8.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (7.55%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (7.55%) NetBackup
5 8 (7.55%) SCOM
6 6 (5.66%) WSUS
7 5 (4.72%) Ansible
7 5 (4.72%) Kubernetes
7 5 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.77%) Kibana
8 4 (3.77%) logstash
8 4 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (3.77%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (3.77%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (2.83%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 42 (39.62%) VMware
3 30 (28.30%) Cisco
4 21 (19.81%) HP
5 20 (18.87%) Citrix
6 16 (15.09%) SolarWinds
7 15 (14.15%) Symantec
8 11 (10.38%) 3PAR
8 11 (10.38%) NetApp
9 10 (9.43%) Dell
9 10 (9.43%) IBM
10 9 (8.49%) McAfee
11 8 (7.55%) CommVault
11 8 (7.55%) EqualLogic
11 8 (7.55%) F5
11 8 (7.55%) Veritas
12 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
13 6 (5.66%) Google
14 5 (4.72%) Apple
14 5 (4.72%) Oracle