Period
to 25 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 79 72
Rank change year-on-year -39 -7 0
Contract jobs citing DNS 87 129 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.70% 2.65% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 15.11% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 78
East of England median daily rate £300 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £125 £227 £212
90th Percentile £425 £476 £483
England median daily rate £375 £375 £368
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 26
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.70% -3.80%
10th Percentile £11.70 £15.75 £8.75
90th Percentile £21.03 £38.15 £43.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -33.21% +36.59% +7.89%

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 927 854 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.07% 17.53% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 469 457
East of England median daily rate £363 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £152 £203 £213
90th Percentile £562 £536 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 72 121
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.74 £52.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.11% +8.74% +5.00%

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 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire -4 23 £200 -42.86% 13
Bedfordshire -5 22 £300 -29.41%
Hertfordshire -44 22 £344 +6.59% 11
Essex -16 15 £335 -7.59%
Suffolk +16 3 £190 -
Norfolk -16 2 £151 -57.46% 2
DNS
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 70 (80.46%) DHCP
2 68 (78.16%) Active Directory
3 57 (65.52%) Microsoft
4 55 (63.22%) Windows
5 41 (47.13%) VMware
6 35 (40.23%) Windows Server
7 30 (34.48%) ITIL
8 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (26.44%) VPN
11 22 (25.29%) Citrix
12 21 (24.14%) Cisco
12 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
13 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
14 18 (20.69%) Firewall
14 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (19.54%) Office 365
16 16 (18.39%) SCCM
16 16 (18.39%) SAN
17 15 (17.24%) HP
17 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
18 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
18 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
18 14 (16.09%) vSphere
19 13 (14.94%) VMware ESXi
19 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (14.94%) LAN
19 13 (14.94%) McAfee
20 12 (13.79%) VoIP

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 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.79%) Skype for Business
3 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.75%) CMS
5 5 (5.75%) IIS
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.30%) SAS
8 1 (1.15%) Apache
8 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.15%) Jetty
8 1 (1.15%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.15%) nginx
8 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.15%) Site Server
8 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.54%) Office 365
2 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.90%) G Suite
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.15%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (80.46%) DHCP
2 23 (26.44%) VPN
3 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
4 18 (20.69%) Firewall
5 16 (18.39%) SAN
6 13 (14.94%) LAN
7 12 (13.79%) VoIP
8 11 (12.64%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (12.64%) iSCSI
9 10 (11.49%) Internet
10 9 (10.34%) IPsec
10 9 (10.34%) SSL
10 9 (10.34%) WAN
10 9 (10.34%) Wireless
11 8 (9.20%) BGP
11 8 (9.20%) OSPF
12 7 (8.05%) MPLS
12 7 (8.05%) NAS
12 7 (8.05%) Skype
13 6 (6.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (5.75%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (2.30%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Analyst
2 9 (10.34%) Architect
2 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (10.34%) Service Analyst
2 9 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
2 9 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Project Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.60%) Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Storage Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) Web Services
2 4 (4.60%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.30%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.15%) Ajax
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.15%) CSS
4 1 (1.15%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.15%) Flash
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) J2EE
4 1 (1.15%) jQuery
4 1 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.15%) LINQ
4 1 (1.15%) RequireJS
4 1 (1.15%) Servlets
4 1 (1.15%) WCF
4 1 (1.15%) XML
4 1 (1.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.34%) Replication
3 7 (8.05%) Clustering
3 7 (8.05%) RSA SecurID
4 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.30%) iPad
6 2 (2.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) CCTV
7 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.15%) FMCG
7 1 (1.15%) iPhone
7 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.15%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 55 (63.22%) Windows
2 35 (40.23%) Windows Server
3 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.64%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.20%) Linux
7 6 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.75%) Unix
9 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.30%) CentOS
10 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.30%) SUSE
10 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.15%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) ITIL
2 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
3 7 (8.05%) Migration
3 7 (8.05%) Problem Management
3 7 (8.05%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (6.90%) MVC
5 5 (5.75%) Content Management
5 5 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.75%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.60%) Network Management
6 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.60%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.45%) Change Control
7 3 (3.45%) Presales
7 3 (3.45%) Project Management
7 3 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.79%) VBScript
3 8 (9.20%) SQL
4 3 (3.45%) C
5 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
5 2 (2.30%) Python
6 1 (1.15%) C#
6 1 (1.15%) Java
6 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.64%) MCSA
3 10 (11.49%) Degree
3 10 (11.49%) MCSE
4 8 (9.20%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.75%) CCNP
7 5 (5.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.60%) MCITP
8 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.45%) CCDP
9 3 (3.45%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.30%) DBS Check
10 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.15%) RHCA
11 1 (1.15%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (78.16%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
3 14 (16.09%) vSphere
4 13 (14.94%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (10.34%) XenApp
6 6 (6.90%) Terminal Services
7 5 (5.75%) DFS Replication
7 5 (5.75%) NFS
8 3 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.15%) Docker
9 1 (1.15%) LXC
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.15%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.15%) vCloud
9 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.15%) Xen
9 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) vCenter Server
3 6 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 6 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (6.90%) NetBackup
3 6 (6.90%) SCOM
4 5 (5.75%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (3.45%) Puppet
6 1 (1.15%) Cacti
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.15%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.15%) SmokePing
6 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 41 (47.13%) VMware
3 22 (25.29%) Citrix
4 21 (24.14%) Cisco
5 15 (17.24%) HP
6 13 (14.94%) McAfee
7 11 (12.64%) NetApp
8 10 (11.49%) Google
9 9 (10.34%) Juniper
10 7 (8.05%) Dell
10 7 (8.05%) IBM
10 7 (8.05%) SolarWinds
10 7 (8.05%) Symantec
11 6 (6.90%) 3PAR
11 6 (6.90%) CommVault
11 6 (6.90%) EqualLogic
11 6 (6.90%) Huawei
11 6 (6.90%) Veritas
12 5 (5.75%) Atlassian
12 5 (5.75%) Clearswift