Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 62 51
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11 +30
Contract jobs citing DNS 15 18 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.88% 2.05% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.03% 9.89% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Essex median daily rate £335 £363 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.59% +15.08% -10.00%
10th Percentile £130 £203 £232
90th Percentile £488 £431 £402
East of England median daily rate £300 £350 £333
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Essex median hourly rate - £16.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.74% +138.60%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £23.56 £21.53
% change year-on-year -25.71% +9.43% -6.41%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 136 182 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.09% 20.73% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 126 99
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £162 £213 £260
90th Percentile £596 £505 £538
East of England median daily rate £369 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 17
Essex median hourly rate £14.20 £34.62 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.98% +15.40% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.95 £13.65
90th Percentile £37.20 £42.90 £47.55
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing DNS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Witham - 5 £350 -
Colchester +14 3 £475 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region with a requirement for DNS.

1 13 (86.67%) DHCP
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco
4 9 (60.00%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) HP
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) VPN
6 6 (40.00%) SSL
6 6 (40.00%) McAfee
6 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) IPsec
6 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) Wireshark
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (33.33%) Huawei
7 5 (33.33%) iSCSI
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (33.33%) DFS Replication
7 5 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (33.33%) vSphere
7 5 (33.33%) Junos
7 5 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
7 5 (33.33%) Office 365
7 5 (33.33%) HSRP

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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) IIS
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.67%) Apache
5 1 (6.67%) IBM Domino
5 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (6.67%) Jetty
5 1 (6.67%) Mongrel
5 1 (6.67%) nginx
5 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) Google App Engine
2 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) DHCP
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) IPsec
3 6 (40.00%) SSL
3 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 5 (33.33%) BGP
4 5 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (33.33%) HSRP
4 5 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 5 (33.33%) Junos
4 5 (33.33%) NX-OS
4 5 (33.33%) OSPF
4 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) Skype
4 5 (33.33%) SNMP
4 5 (33.33%) VRRP
4 5 (33.33%) Wireshark
5 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) Broadband
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Flash
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (13.33%) People Management
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (6.67%) Network Management
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Server Building
3 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) DFS Replication
2 5 (33.33%) NFS
2 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 5 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (33.33%) vCenter Server
3 1 (6.67%) Cacti
3 1 (6.67%) PowerCLI
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) McAfee
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Clearswift
5 5 (33.33%) Huawei
5 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (33.33%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) Avaya
6 2 (13.33%) Kaspersky
7 1 (6.67%) Adobe
7 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) F5
7 1 (6.67%) Google
7 1 (6.67%) IBM
7 1 (6.67%) Lotus
7 1 (6.67%) Polycom
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds