The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 22 June 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)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 35 30
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Contract jobs citing DNS 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.41% 0.75% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 5.41% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Median daily rate £265 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.46% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £365 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year +6.06% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £28.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -35.39% +25.55%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 39 37 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 14.77% 13.81% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 25
Median daily rate £280 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £11.18 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.22% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Leicestershire

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Leicestershire

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Leicester +6 7 £250 -9.09% 1
Hinckley +1 1 £283 -24.66%
DNS
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for DNS.

1 23 (95.83%) TCP/IP
2 16 (66.67%) DHCP
3 15 (62.50%) LAN
4 14 (58.33%) Windows
5 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
6 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (50.00%) VBScript
6 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (50.00%) HP
6 12 (50.00%) Dell
6 12 (50.00%) EPoS
6 12 (50.00%) SCCM
6 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 11 (45.83%) Wireless
7 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
7 11 (45.83%) IIS
7 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (45.83%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (33.33%) PaaS
8 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (33.33%) Node.js
8 8 (33.33%) REST
8 8 (33.33%) IaaS
8 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (33.33%) Docker
8 8 (33.33%) CoreOS
8 8 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (33.33%) .NET

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 11 (45.83%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) IaaS
1 8 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) TCP/IP
2 16 (66.67%) DHCP
3 15 (62.50%) LAN
4 11 (45.83%) Remote Desktop
4 11 (45.83%) Wireless
5 8 (33.33%) HTTP
5 8 (33.33%) SSL
6 3 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (8.33%) ADSL
7 2 (8.33%) BGP
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.33%) Firewall
7 2 (8.33%) MPLS
7 2 (8.33%) OSPF
7 2 (8.33%) SNMP
7 2 (8.33%) TACACS
7 2 (8.33%) VLAN
7 2 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) EPoS Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) EPoS Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Support
6 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Server Migration Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
1 8 (33.33%) JSON
1 8 (33.33%) Node.js
1 8 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (33.33%) CoreOS
4 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 8 (33.33%) Kanban
1 8 (33.33%) Scrum
1 8 (33.33%) SOA
1 8 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Network Management
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 12 (50.00%) VBScript
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (33.33%) Docker
3 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) SCCM
2 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Dell
1 12 (50.00%) HP
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Sun
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
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