The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 30 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)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 41 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing DNS 17 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.18% 2.22% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.77% 18.87% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 6
Median daily rate £200 £306 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.69% -23.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £411 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.43 - -
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 Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 86 53 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 21.13% 11.78% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 42
Median daily rate £425 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DNS in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Essex

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DNS in Essex over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DNS in Essex

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Essex

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 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
Basildon - 5 £195 -
Colchester - 5 £425 -
Southend-on-Sea -22 1 £575 +31.42%
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Essex region with a requirement for DNS.

1 18 (66.67%) DHCP
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) Linux
4 10 (37.04%) VoIP
5 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.93%) IPsec
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
7 7 (25.93%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (25.93%) FTP
7 7 (25.93%) ITIL
8 6 (22.22%) Unix
8 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (22.22%) SSL
8 6 (22.22%) Firewall
9 5 (18.52%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) Network Security
9 5 (18.52%) VLAN
9 5 (18.52%) OSPF
9 5 (18.52%) BGP
9 5 (18.52%) IIS
9 5 (18.52%) WebEx
9 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
10 4 (14.81%) Mac OS
10 4 (14.81%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 7

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (18.52%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) Jetty
2 3 (11.11%) Mongrel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) nginx
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 3 (11.11%) InfoPath
3 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (11.11%) Google App Engine
1 3 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) DHCP
2 10 (37.04%) VoIP
3 7 (25.93%) FTP
3 7 (25.93%) IPsec
4 6 (22.22%) Firewall
4 6 (22.22%) SSL
4 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 5 (18.52%) BGP
5 5 (18.52%) Network Security
5 5 (18.52%) OSPF
5 5 (18.52%) VLAN
5 5 (18.52%) WebEx
6 4 (14.81%) IMAP
6 4 (14.81%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (14.81%) LDAP
6 4 (14.81%) MPLS
6 4 (14.81%) SMTP
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.11%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Automotive
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
1 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) IT Support
2 5 (18.52%) Network Support
2 5 (18.52%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Server Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Support Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Support Officer
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) J2EE
1 3 (11.11%) Servlets
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) HTC Vive
2 4 (14.81%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (14.81%) NHS
3 3 (11.11%) iPad
3 3 (11.11%) iPhone
4 2 (7.41%) Life Science
4 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.70%) Handset
5 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) Unix
6 4 (14.81%) Mac OS
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (14.81%) Line Management
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (7.41%) CAD
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) IT Strategy
4 2 (7.41%) ITSM
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Kanban
5 1 (3.70%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) MCITP
3 4 (14.81%) MCTS
4 3 (11.11%) CCNP
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.41%) CCNA
5 2 (7.41%) MCSA
5 2 (7.41%) MOS
6 1 (3.70%) CCSE
6 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) Xen
5 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) WSUS
2 3 (11.11%) Puppet
3 2 (7.41%) SCCM
4 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Apple
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Google
4 3 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Autodesk
5 2 (7.41%) BMC
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Imperva
6 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.70%) WSO2