Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 70 93
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23 -26
Contract jobs citing DNS 14 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.98% 3.53% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 19.43% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 7
Essex median daily rate £375 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% - +31.03%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £176
90th Percentile £409 £596 £511
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £290
% change year-on-year -5.88% +46.55% -12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £13.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +24.62% -31.58% -52.50%

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 133 175 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.81% 18.19% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 96 80
Essex median daily rate £375 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -5.26% +46.15%
10th Percentile £230 £166 £210
90th Percentile £550 £600 £598
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 16
Essex median hourly rate £16.75 £15.75 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.35% +13.51% -61.46%
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.15 £10.40
90th Percentile £21.60 £21.98 £26.22
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £16.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year -3.28% -23.86% -41.33%

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 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 September 2019. 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 +7 7 £350 -37.78% 2
Harlow - 3 - -
Brentwood +4 1 £350 -22.22%
Chelmsford +1 1 £400 - 1
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £345 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 11 (78.57%) DHCP
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (35.71%) Firewall
6 5 (35.71%) VB
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 5 (35.71%) PKI
7 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Wireless
7 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) IPsec
8 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (21.43%) WAN
8 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (21.43%) Office 365
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (14.29%) NX-OS
9 2 (14.29%) CEH

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (21.43%) IPsec
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) BGP
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (14.29%) HTTP
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) NX-OS
5 2 (14.29%) OSPF
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) 802.11
6 1 (7.14%) DSL
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) Telnet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Trac
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Server Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Server Support
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server Support
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
1 1 (7.14%) CGI
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (35.71%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Cyber Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.14%) SIEM
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Detection
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
1 5 (35.71%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 2 (14.29%) CEH
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) CHFI
5 1 (7.14%) CISSP
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow