Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 83 69
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing DNS 4 10 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 0.73% 1.20% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.67% 8.20% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Median daily rate £440 £348 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.62% +8.59% +60.00%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £110
90th Percentile £568 £416 £551
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.68% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £66.81 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +261.14% -10.84%

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 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 109 122 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.89% 14.68% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 90 61
Median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £393 £300 £193
90th Percentile £538 £550 £666
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £18.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -12.57% -23.75%
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% +2.86% -22.22%

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Essex

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DNS in Essex.

Daily rate trend for DNS in Essex

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DNS in Essex over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DNS in Essex

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DNS in Essex.

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 31 May 2020. 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
Southend-on-Sea +19 1 £580 +93.33% 1
Harlow +1 1 - -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 Essex region with a requirement for DNS.

1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) DevSecOps
3 1 (25.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (25.00%) WPA2
3 1 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (25.00%) TestRail
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) Impala
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Pentaho

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 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Broadband
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (25.00%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Impala
1 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) TestRail
General
1 1 (25.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) DevSecOps
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft