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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 102 111 130
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +19
Contract jobs citing DNS 92 94 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.82% 1.56% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 13.41% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 51 37
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 6
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £42.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -53.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
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
670 701 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.22% 11.67% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 452 534
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 47
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS.

1 129 (60.85%) Windows
2 121 (57.08%) DHCP
3 106 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 86 (40.57%) VMware
5 67 (31.60%) Cisco
6 66 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 65 (30.66%) Firewall
8 59 (27.83%) Microsoft
9 55 (25.94%) Citrix
10 54 (25.47%) Finance
11 53 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (23.58%) Linux
13 42 (19.81%) TCP/IP
13 42 (19.81%) SAN
14 41 (19.34%) MS Exchange
15 40 (18.87%) HP
16 37 (17.45%) ITIL
17 36 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
18 34 (16.04%) Cisco Certification
19 33 (15.57%) Network Security
20 32 (15.09%) CheckPoint
20 32 (15.09%) IIS
20 32 (15.09%) LAN
21 31 (14.62%) WAN
21 31 (14.62%) VPN
21 31 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
22 30 (14.15%) UNIX
22 30 (14.15%) BGP
23 29 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
24 28 (13.21%) F5

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing DNS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DNS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (19.34%) MS Exchange
2 32 (15.09%) IIS
3 29 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (8.49%) Apache
5 17 (8.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (8.02%) SharePoint
5 17 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.19%) Lync
7 8 (3.77%) Tomcat
8 7 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.89%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.94%) JBoss
11 2 (0.94%) nginx
11 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.94%) Jetty
12 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 26 (12.26%) MS Office
2 18 (8.49%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.42%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.94%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.36%) Office 365
2 5 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.42%) PaaS
4 2 (0.94%) IaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (57.08%) DHCP
2 65 (30.66%) Firewall
3 42 (19.81%) SAN
3 42 (19.81%) TCP/IP
4 33 (15.57%) Network Security
5 32 (15.09%) LAN
6 31 (14.62%) WAN
6 31 (14.62%) VPN
6 31 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (14.15%) BGP
8 25 (11.79%) OSPF
9 21 (9.91%) Internet
10 18 (8.49%) HTTP
10 18 (8.49%) LDAP
10 18 (8.49%) DMVPN
11 17 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (8.02%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (8.02%) VLAN
11 17 (8.02%) SNMP
12 16 (7.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.55%) MySQL
3 5 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (1.42%) DB2
4 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.36%) Selenium
3 3 (1.42%) MSI
3 3 (1.42%) JIRA
4 2 (0.94%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.47%) Gradle
General
1 54 (25.47%) Finance
2 25 (11.79%) Banking
3 10 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.25%) Retail
5 8 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.83%) Law
7 5 (2.36%) Legal
7 5 (2.36%) Publishing
7 5 (2.36%) Marketing
8 3 (1.42%) Online Betting
8 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.94%) Electronics
9 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.94%) Front Office
9 2 (0.94%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (15.09%) Analyst
2 21 (9.91%) Network Engineer
3 20 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (8.49%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (7.08%) Consultant
6 14 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.60%) Administrator
7 12 (5.66%) Network Specialist
8 10 (4.72%) Network Security Specialist
8 10 (4.72%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.72%) Architect
8 10 (4.72%) Security Specialist
9 8 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.30%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.30%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.30%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.30%) Web Engineer
11 6 (2.83%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 6 (2.83%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.30%) .NET
1 7 (3.30%) LAMP
2 6 (2.83%) Web Services
2 6 (2.83%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.89%) HTML
4 3 (1.42%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.94%) Java EE
5 2 (0.94%) CSS
6 1 (0.47%) Servlets
6 1 (0.47%) SOAP
6 1 (0.47%) J2EE
6 1 (0.47%) COM
6 1 (0.47%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) XMPP
6 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.47%) YAML
6 1 (0.47%) WAMP
6 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.38%) Clustering
2 17 (8.02%) Thin Client
2 17 (8.02%) Fat Client
3 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.08%) Blackberry
5 12 (5.66%) Replication
6 6 (2.83%) Open Source
7 5 (2.36%) FlexPod
7 5 (2.36%) CESG
8 4 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.89%) PKI
8 4 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.42%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.42%) RMADS
10 2 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.94%) Animation
10 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.94%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 129 (60.85%) Windows
2 53 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (23.58%) Linux
4 36 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (14.15%) UNIX
6 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (9.91%) Windows 7
8 16 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.19%) Solaris
10 9 (4.25%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.25%) CentOS
11 6 (2.83%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.36%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.36%) AIX
13 4 (1.89%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.42%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.42%) SUSE
14 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.45%) ITIL
2 27 (12.74%) Load Balancing
3 19 (8.96%) E-Commerce
4 17 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (7.08%) Change Management
6 14 (6.60%) Migration
7 13 (6.13%) Service Management
8 10 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.25%) DevOps
9 9 (4.25%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.30%) Performance Testing
11 7 (3.30%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.30%) Risk Management
11 7 (3.30%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.30%) Project Management
11 7 (3.30%) Line Management
11 7 (3.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.79%) SQL
2 20 (9.43%) Perl
3 13 (6.13%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.19%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.19%) C
5 10 (4.72%) Python
6 9 (4.25%) Java
7 7 (3.30%) Ruby
8 5 (2.36%) PHP
9 3 (1.42%) C#
9 3 (1.42%) C++
9 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.94%) VBScript
10 2 (0.94%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.47%) Golang
11 1 (0.47%) Scala
11 1 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (16.04%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (9.91%) CCNP
3 17 (8.02%) CCSE
4 13 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.19%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.25%) CCNA
8 7 (3.30%) MCSE
8 7 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.83%) CCSA
9 6 (2.83%) CCIE
10 4 (1.89%) CCSP
10 4 (1.89%) CISSP
10 4 (1.89%) MCITP
11 3 (1.42%) MCP
11 3 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.42%) MCSA
12 2 (0.94%) CCEA
12 2 (0.94%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.13%) SLA
2 6 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 106 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 66 (31.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.32%) XenApp
3 24 (11.32%) vSphere
4 19 (8.96%) Hyper-V
5 14 (6.60%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (4.72%) VMware ESX
7 10 (4.72%) DFS Replication
8 8 (3.77%) VMware Server
9 6 (2.83%) Xen
9 6 (2.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.83%) NFS
10 5 (2.36%) Firmware
11 4 (1.89%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (1.89%) UAG
12 3 (1.42%) ProxySG
12 3 (1.42%) XenServer
13 2 (0.94%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 20 (9.43%) SCCM
2 12 (5.66%) SCOM
3 11 (5.19%) Puppet
4 8 (3.77%) Nagios
5 7 (3.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (2.83%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.83%) WSUS
6 6 (2.83%) RANCID
7 5 (2.36%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (2.36%) Cobbler
7 5 (2.36%) Ansible
7 5 (2.36%) OpenNMS
7 5 (2.36%) HP SIM
8 4 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.89%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.42%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 86 (40.57%) VMware
2 67 (31.60%) Cisco
3 59 (27.83%) Microsoft
4 55 (25.94%) Citrix
5 40 (18.87%) HP
6 32 (15.09%) CheckPoint
7 28 (13.21%) F5
8 19 (8.96%) Blue Coat
9 18 (8.49%) NetApp
10 16 (7.55%) Juniper
11 15 (7.08%) EMC
12 13 (6.13%) IBM
12 13 (6.13%) Infoblox
13 12 (5.66%) Dell
14 11 (5.19%) Oracle
14 11 (5.19%) Red Hat
14 11 (5.19%) Imperva
15 10 (4.72%) SolarWinds
16 9 (4.25%) Symantec
16 9 (4.25%) Altiris
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