The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 125 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 85 83 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.31% 1.34% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.44% 9.35% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 50 77
Average daily rate £350 £332 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.58% -22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £125 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -10.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -36.53%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 888 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.49% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 601 727
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
DNS
London

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 17 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 124 (68.13%) Windows
2 105 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 72 (39.56%) DHCP
4 70 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 58 (31.87%) VMware
6 56 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 53 (29.12%) ITIL
7 53 (29.12%) Firewall
7 53 (29.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (26.37%) Citrix
9 46 (25.27%) MS Exchange
10 43 (23.63%) Linux
11 42 (23.08%) Cisco
11 42 (23.08%) Finance
11 42 (23.08%) Windows 7
12 37 (20.33%) Blackberry
13 35 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (17.58%) WAN
15 31 (17.03%) LAN
16 29 (15.93%) UNIX
16 29 (15.93%) SAN
17 25 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (13.19%) HP
18 24 (13.19%) MS Excel
19 22 (12.09%) VPN
19 22 (12.09%) Change Management
19 22 (12.09%) PowerShell
19 22 (12.09%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 46 (25.27%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (10.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 19 (10.44%) SharePoint
5 17 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (5.49%) Apache
7 10 (5.49%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.49%) Lync
8 9 (4.95%) IIS
9 8 (4.40%) WebLogic
10 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (2.20%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.65%) nginx
12 3 (1.65%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.65%) IBM Notes
12 3 (1.65%) Oracle Spatial
13 2 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.10%) RMDS
3 1 (0.55%) Documaker
3 1 (0.55%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.55%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.20%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (1.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (39.56%) DHCP
2 56 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 53 (29.12%) Firewall
4 32 (17.58%) WAN
5 31 (17.03%) LAN
6 29 (15.93%) SAN
7 22 (12.09%) VPN
8 20 (10.99%) HTTP
9 19 (10.44%) SMTP
10 15 (8.24%) LDAP
10 15 (8.24%) SSL
10 15 (8.24%) Internet
11 14 (7.69%) Wireless
11 14 (7.69%) NAS
12 12 (6.59%) Network Security
13 9 (4.95%) BGP
14 8 (4.40%) MPLS
14 8 (4.40%) HTTPS
15 7 (3.85%) VLAN
16 6 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.30%) MySQL
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (6.04%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.30%) JUnit
2 6 (3.30%) Subversion
2 6 (3.30%) Selenium
2 6 (3.30%) FitNesse
3 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.10%) PhoneGap
4 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.10%) JIRA
5 1 (0.55%) MSI
5 1 (0.55%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 42 (23.08%) Finance
2 20 (10.99%) Banking
3 7 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.75%) Law
4 5 (2.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.65%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Front Office
6 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (15.38%) Analyst
2 20 (10.99%) Consultant
3 19 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.89%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.34%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Administrator
9 9 (4.95%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (3.30%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 5 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (2.75%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) HTML
2 7 (3.85%) XML
3 6 (3.30%) Web Services
4 5 (2.75%) Middleware
5 4 (2.20%) CSS
6 3 (1.65%) SAML
6 3 (1.65%) LAMP
6 3 (1.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.65%) OAuth
6 3 (1.65%) HTML5
7 2 (1.10%) iOS SDK
7 2 (1.10%) REST
7 2 (1.10%) WebSockets
7 2 (1.10%) Java EE
7 2 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.55%) JRules
8 1 (0.55%) Spring
8 1 (0.55%) XMPP
8 1 (0.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.33%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.59%) Clustering
3 7 (3.85%) PKI
3 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.30%) iPhone
4 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.75%) iPad
6 4 (2.20%) Replication
7 3 (1.65%) GIS
7 3 (1.65%) Open Source
7 3 (1.65%) Wiki
8 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.10%) FMCG
8 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 124 (68.13%) Windows
2 53 (29.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (23.63%) Linux
4 42 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 32 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (15.93%) UNIX
7 17 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 12 (6.59%) Solaris
9 12 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.40%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.40%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.40%) Android
11 7 (3.85%) CentOS
12 6 (3.30%) Mac OS X
12 6 (3.30%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (2.75%) Ubuntu
14 4 (2.20%) Debian
15 2 (1.10%) SUSE
16 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.12%) ITIL
2 22 (12.09%) Change Management
3 11 (6.04%) Migration
3 11 (6.04%) Load Balancing
4 10 (5.49%) High Availability
5 9 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.85%) Information Security
6 7 (3.85%) Regression Testing
6 7 (3.85%) Project Management
6 7 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (3.85%) Test Automation
6 7 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
7 6 (3.30%) Service Management
7 6 (3.30%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.30%) OO
7 6 (3.30%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.30%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.75%) Network Design
8 5 (2.75%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.09%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.99%) Java
2 20 (10.99%) SQL
3 13 (7.14%) Perl
4 9 (4.95%) Ruby
4 9 (4.95%) VB
5 8 (4.40%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.30%) Python
6 6 (3.30%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.30%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.75%) C
7 5 (2.75%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.55%) Korn
9 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) VBScript
9 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (13.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.99%) MCSE
3 18 (9.89%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.49%) CCNP
5 9 (4.95%) CCNA
6 8 (4.40%) MCSA
7 6 (3.30%) Degree
7 6 (3.30%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.20%) CCIE
9 3 (1.65%) PMP
9 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.65%) MCP
9 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.10%) MCITP
10 2 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.10%) CCDP
11 1 (0.55%) CCA
11 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.55%) CISSP
11 1 (0.55%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) SLA
1 6 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 105 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 35 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.24%) XenApp
4 13 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.49%) vSphere
6 9 (4.95%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.85%) ISA Server
8 6 (3.30%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.65%) NFS
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.10%) KVM
10 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.10%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.55%) XenServer
11 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (12.09%) SCCM
2 20 (10.99%) SCOM
3 9 (4.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.40%) Puppet
5 7 (3.85%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (2.20%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.65%) Control-M
7 3 (1.65%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (1.10%) WSUS
8 2 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.10%) OpenView
8 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.55%) Cacti
9 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 70 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 58 (31.87%) VMware
3 48 (26.37%) Citrix
4 42 (23.08%) Cisco
5 24 (13.19%) HP
6 18 (9.89%) Red Hat
7 13 (7.14%) Symantec
8 12 (6.59%) Oracle
8 12 (6.59%) F5
9 11 (6.04%) CheckPoint
9 11 (6.04%) NetApp
10 10 (5.49%) Reuters
10 10 (5.49%) Bloomberg
10 10 (5.49%) Dell
11 9 (4.95%) EMC
11 9 (4.95%) Juniper
11 9 (4.95%) Clearswift
12 8 (4.40%) Websense
12 8 (4.40%) BMC
12 8 (4.40%) Remedy
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