The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing DNS 79 107 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.31% 2.27% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.74% 17.51% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 75 87
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £283 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £15.34 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +19.58%
DNS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
536 611 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.70% 12.98% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 461 536
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -24.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the City of London region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the City of London region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for DNS.

1 82 (52.56%) Windows
2 78 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 75 (48.08%) Linux
4 63 (40.38%) ITIL
5 58 (37.18%) Firewall
6 57 (36.54%) VMware
7 53 (33.97%) DHCP
8 50 (32.05%) TCP/IP
9 49 (31.41%) Migration
10 48 (30.77%) Windows Server
11 45 (28.85%) Oracle
11 45 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (26.28%) Microsoft
13 40 (25.64%) Cisco
14 39 (25.00%) PowerShell
15 38 (24.36%) Finance
16 36 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
17 35 (22.44%) SQL Server
17 35 (22.44%) Unix
18 32 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
19 31 (19.87%) Python
20 29 (18.59%) Banking
21 27 (17.31%) LAN
22 26 (16.67%) WAN
23 25 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 25 (16.03%) Ansible
24 24 (15.38%) High Availability
25 23 (14.74%) HP
25 23 (14.74%) Red Hat
25 23 (14.74%) Data Centre

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 22 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.26%) IIS
3 15 (9.62%) Apache
4 13 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 12 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (6.41%) Skype for Business
7 9 (5.77%) Tomcat
8 7 (4.49%) JBoss
9 6 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (2.56%) CMS
10 4 (2.56%) Confluence
10 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.56%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.56%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.56%) MS Project
4 2 (1.28%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.05%) Office 365
4 6 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.85%) IaaS
5 4 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.56%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.64%) PaaS
7 1 (0.64%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (37.18%) Firewall
2 53 (33.97%) DHCP
3 50 (32.05%) TCP/IP
4 27 (17.31%) LAN
5 26 (16.67%) WAN
6 20 (12.82%) SSL
7 19 (12.18%) VPN
8 16 (10.26%) SAN
9 14 (8.97%) LDAP
10 12 (7.69%) HTTP
10 12 (7.69%) Wireless
11 11 (7.05%) Network Security
12 10 (6.41%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (6.41%) MPLS
13 9 (5.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 9 (5.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (5.13%) NAS
14 8 (5.13%) VLAN
14 8 (5.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.56%) Big Data
4 4 (2.56%) MySQL
5 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.64%) DB2
6 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.49%) Artifactory
3 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.56%) GoCD
4 4 (2.56%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.92%) JIRA
5 3 (1.92%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.28%) Ant
6 2 (1.28%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.28%) Introscope
6 2 (1.28%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.28%) JUnit
6 2 (1.28%) Liquibase
6 2 (1.28%) Maven
6 2 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.64%) Bower
7 1 (0.64%) NuGet
7 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.64%) Subversion
7 1 (0.64%) VisualVM
General
1 38 (24.36%) Finance
2 29 (18.59%) Banking
3 8 (5.13%) Legal
4 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.21%) Retail
6 4 (2.56%) Games
7 3 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.92%) Law
8 2 (1.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.64%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (19.23%) Administrator
2 17 (10.90%) Linux Administrator
3 15 (9.62%) Network Engineer
3 15 (9.62%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 14 (8.97%) Architect
4 14 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.41%) Server Engineer
6 10 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) VMware Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.21%) Applications Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
12 4 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) Web Services
2 11 (7.05%) Middleware
3 10 (6.41%) HTML
4 6 (3.85%) 802.1X
5 4 (2.56%) SAML
6 3 (1.92%) LAMP
7 2 (1.28%) ELK Stack
7 2 (1.28%) MCollective
7 2 (1.28%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.28%) XMPP
8 1 (0.64%) .NET
8 1 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.64%) J2EE
8 1 (0.64%) JMS
8 1 (0.64%) JMX
8 1 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.90%) Clustering
3 16 (10.26%) Public Cloud
4 9 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.85%) Replication
5 6 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.56%) NHS
7 4 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.92%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.92%) BYOD
8 3 (1.92%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.28%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (52.56%) Windows
2 75 (48.08%) Linux
3 48 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 35 (22.44%) Unix
5 32 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (6.41%) Windows 7
9 9 (5.77%) CentOS
10 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (4.49%) AIX
12 5 (3.21%) SUSE
13 4 (2.56%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.56%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.92%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.28%) Debian
15 2 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.38%) ITIL
2 49 (31.41%) Migration
3 24 (15.38%) High Availability
4 22 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (13.46%) Change Management
5 21 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 20 (12.82%) DevOps
6 20 (12.82%) Load Balancing
7 18 (11.54%) Data Protection
8 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.97%) Project Management
10 12 (7.69%) Open Source
10 12 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 11 (7.05%) Service Management
12 10 (6.41%) Information Security
12 10 (6.41%) Network Architecture
13 9 (5.77%) Build Automation
13 9 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (5.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 31 (19.87%) Python
3 21 (13.46%) Bash Shell
4 19 (12.18%) Perl
5 14 (8.97%) SQL
6 12 (7.69%) Ruby
7 6 (3.85%) Java
7 6 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.21%) PHP
9 3 (1.92%) VB
10 2 (1.28%) Jython
10 2 (1.28%) Korn
10 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.64%) C#
11 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (11.54%) RHCE
2 15 (9.62%) ITIL Certification
2 15 (9.62%) RHCA
3 14 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (7.05%) MCSE
6 10 (6.41%) Degree
6 10 (6.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (5.77%) CCNP
8 6 (3.85%) CISSP
9 5 (3.21%) CCNA
10 4 (2.56%) CCIE
10 4 (2.56%) CISM
11 3 (1.92%) CISA
11 3 (1.92%) MCP
11 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (1.28%) MCITP
12 2 (1.28%) MCTS
12 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
4 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 78 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 45 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.77%) VMware ESX
4 9 (5.77%) XenApp
5 7 (4.49%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.21%) DFS Replication
7 5 (3.21%) Docker
7 5 (3.21%) NFS
7 5 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.21%) vSphere
8 4 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.56%) Postfix
8 4 (2.56%) Squid
8 4 (2.56%) UAG
8 4 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.92%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (16.03%) Ansible
2 15 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (9.62%) Puppet
3 12 (7.69%) SCCM
4 11 (7.05%) SCOM
4 11 (7.05%) Terraform
5 9 (5.77%) Nagios
6 7 (4.49%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (3.85%) WSUS
8 5 (3.21%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.56%) FortiGate
9 4 (2.56%) IBM BigFix
9 4 (2.56%) Packer
9 4 (2.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (1.92%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.92%) Cacti
10 3 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (36.54%) VMware
2 45 (28.85%) Oracle
3 41 (26.28%) Microsoft
4 40 (25.64%) Cisco
5 23 (14.74%) HP
5 23 (14.74%) Red Hat
6 20 (12.82%) Citrix
7 17 (10.90%) F5
8 14 (8.97%) CheckPoint
8 14 (8.97%) Dell
8 14 (8.97%) Juniper
9 13 (8.33%) IBM
9 13 (8.33%) Symantec
10 11 (7.05%) Splunk
11 10 (6.41%) Palo Alto
12 9 (5.77%) Aruba
13 8 (5.13%) TOWER Software
14 7 (4.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (4.49%) Riverbed
14 7 (4.49%) SolarWinds
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