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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing DNS 57 48 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.78% 1.39% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 13.22% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 70
Median daily rate £401 £413 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £21.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
435 363 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.59% 10.49% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 272 541
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 17
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 70 (52.63%) Windows
2 62 (46.62%) Active Directory
3 60 (45.11%) DHCP
4 50 (37.59%) Linux
5 48 (36.09%) VMware
6 41 (30.83%) Firewall
6 41 (30.83%) ITIL
7 38 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 37 (27.82%) Windows Server
9 35 (26.32%) Finance
9 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (25.56%) Migration
10 34 (25.56%) Cisco
11 29 (21.80%) SSL
11 29 (21.80%) PowerShell
11 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (21.05%) Oracle
13 25 (18.80%) Banking
14 23 (17.29%) Citrix
15 22 (16.54%) Unix
16 21 (15.79%) SQL Server
16 21 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (15.04%) IIS
18 19 (14.29%) Configuration Management
19 18 (13.53%) Change Management
19 18 (13.53%) MS Exchange
19 18 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
20 17 (12.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 17 (12.78%) SCCM

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 20 (15.04%) IIS
2 18 (13.53%) MS Exchange
3 12 (9.02%) Apache
4 11 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.27%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.26%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.76%) JBoss
6 5 (3.76%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.26%) Confluence
8 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.26%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.50%) CMS
9 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) HipChat
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.02%) Office 365
4 6 (4.51%) IaaS
5 5 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (3.01%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.75%) SaaS
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (45.11%) DHCP
2 41 (30.83%) Firewall
3 38 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 29 (21.80%) SSL
5 17 (12.78%) LAN
6 16 (12.03%) SAN
6 16 (12.03%) VPN
7 15 (11.28%) WAN
8 13 (9.77%) HTTP
9 12 (9.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (9.02%) IPsec
9 12 (9.02%) Wireless
10 10 (7.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (7.52%) MPLS
11 9 (6.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (6.02%) BIG-IP
12 8 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (6.02%) NAS
12 8 (6.02%) OSPF
13 7 (5.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.76%) MySQL
4 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Maven
2 7 (5.26%) Bower
2 7 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.26%) Selenium
3 6 (4.51%) Grunt
3 6 (4.51%) gulp
3 6 (4.51%) Jasmine
3 6 (4.51%) JSHint
3 6 (4.51%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (4.51%) Protractor
3 6 (4.51%) QUnit
3 6 (4.51%) webpack
4 5 (3.76%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.26%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.50%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.50%) JIRA
6 2 (1.50%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.50%) Liquibase
6 2 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (26.32%) Finance
2 25 (18.80%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Legal
4 4 (3.01%) Games
4 4 (3.01%) Retail
5 3 (2.26%) Law
5 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.50%) Advertising
6 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (15.79%) Administrator
2 14 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 13 (9.77%) Architect
4 11 (8.27%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (7.52%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 9 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Applications Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.26%) Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Applications Packager
10 5 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (3.76%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) Web Services
2 9 (6.77%) HTML
3 8 (6.02%) Middleware
4 7 (5.26%) JSON
4 7 (5.26%) REST
5 6 (4.51%) 802.1X
5 6 (4.51%) Ajax
5 6 (4.51%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.51%) Backbone.js
5 6 (4.51%) Compass CSS Framework
5 6 (4.51%) CSS
5 6 (4.51%) CSS3
5 6 (4.51%) DOM
5 6 (4.51%) Ember.js
5 6 (4.51%) HTML5
5 6 (4.51%) JSLint
5 6 (4.51%) LESS
5 6 (4.51%) React
5 6 (4.51%) Sass
6 4 (3.01%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.02%) Clustering
3 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.77%) Public Cloud
5 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.51%) Graphic Design
7 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.76%) Virtual Team
8 4 (3.01%) PKI
8 4 (3.01%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.26%) CLARiiON
9 3 (2.26%) CMDB
9 3 (2.26%) NHS
9 3 (2.26%) Replication
10 2 (1.50%) BYOD
10 2 (1.50%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.50%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 70 (52.63%) Windows
2 50 (37.59%) Linux
3 37 (27.82%) Windows Server
4 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (16.54%) Unix
6 18 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (12.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (8.27%) Windows 7
9 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (6.02%) CentOS
11 7 (5.26%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.26%) AIX
13 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.50%) Solaris
13 2 (1.50%) SUSE
14 1 (0.75%) Android
14 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.83%) ITIL
2 34 (25.56%) Migration
3 19 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 18 (13.53%) Change Management
5 15 (11.28%) Load Balancing
6 14 (10.53%) DevOps
7 13 (9.77%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (9.02%) High Availability
9 11 (8.27%) Data Protection
9 11 (8.27%) Project Management
9 11 (8.27%) Service Management
10 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.77%) Open Source
10 9 (6.77%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.02%) Information Security
11 8 (6.02%) Network Architecture
12 7 (5.26%) Application Packaging
12 7 (5.26%) Build Automation
12 7 (5.26%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.80%) PowerShell
2 16 (12.03%) Python
3 11 (8.27%) Ruby
3 11 (8.27%) SQL
4 10 (7.52%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.02%) Perl
6 6 (4.51%) Java
6 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.26%) PHP
8 3 (2.26%) VB
9 2 (1.50%) Korn
9 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.75%) C#
10 1 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (9.02%) RHCE
3 10 (7.52%) Degree
3 10 (7.52%) RHCA
4 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.26%) CCNP
6 6 (4.51%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.76%) CCIE
7 5 (3.76%) CCNA
7 5 (3.76%) MCP
7 5 (3.76%) MCSE
8 4 (3.01%) CISSP
8 4 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.26%) CISM
9 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.26%) MCSA
9 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.50%) CISA
10 2 (1.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.77%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 62 (46.62%) Active Directory
2 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.27%) VMware ESX
4 10 (7.52%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (6.77%) XenApp
6 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (3.76%) DFS Replication
8 5 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.01%) Docker
9 4 (3.01%) NFS
10 3 (2.26%) vSphere
11 2 (1.50%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.50%) Postfix
11 2 (1.50%) Samba
11 2 (1.50%) Squid
11 2 (1.50%) vCloud
11 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (12.78%) SCCM
2 15 (11.28%) Ansible
3 11 (8.27%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.27%) Puppet
4 9 (6.77%) Terraform
5 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.76%) Nagios
6 5 (3.76%) Tivoli
7 4 (3.01%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (3.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (2.26%) HP SIM
8 3 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (2.26%) SCOM
8 3 (2.26%) WSUS
8 3 (2.26%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.50%) Cacti
9 2 (1.50%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (36.09%) VMware
2 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 34 (25.56%) Cisco
4 28 (21.05%) Oracle
5 23 (17.29%) Citrix
6 17 (12.78%) HP
7 16 (12.03%) F5
8 14 (10.53%) Juniper
8 14 (10.53%) Red Hat
9 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
10 10 (7.52%) Symantec
11 9 (6.77%) Aruba
11 9 (6.77%) Palo Alto
11 9 (6.77%) Riverbed
11 9 (6.77%) Splunk
12 8 (6.02%) Blue Coat
13 7 (5.26%) NetApp
13 7 (5.26%) SolarWinds
14 6 (4.51%) Rackspace
14 6 (4.51%) Tufin
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