The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 28 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 of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 34 28
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing DNS 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.59% 1.16% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 6.38% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £190 £190 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £195 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £28.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -28.92% +38.71%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 11 47 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 8.73% 18.22% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 109 32
Median daily rate £238 £500 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.50% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £588 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 - £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 - £33.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

DNS
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for DNS in Suffolk

DNS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DNS in Suffolk

DNS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DNS in Suffolk

DNS
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £190 -
DNS
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for DNS.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (25.00%) Mimecast
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability

DNS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 (12.50%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Mimecast
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) IPv4
3 1 (12.50%) IPv6
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) IP Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) High Availability
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
1 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) collectd
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco