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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 111 122
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 95 96 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.70% 1.44% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 12.48% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 56 55
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% +7.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 8
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -38.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -2.63%
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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
725 769 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.56% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 491 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 132 (61.11%) Windows
2 121 (56.02%) DHCP
3 116 (53.70%) Active Directory
4 74 (34.26%) VMware
5 61 (28.24%) Finance
5 61 (28.24%) Firewall
6 59 (27.31%) Cisco
6 59 (27.31%) Microsoft
7 56 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 53 (24.54%) Citrix
9 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (19.91%) ITIL
11 42 (19.44%) TCP/IP
11 42 (19.44%) Linux
12 37 (17.13%) MS Exchange
13 36 (16.67%) HP
13 36 (16.67%) SAN
14 35 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 33 (15.28%) IIS
16 31 (14.35%) UNIX
16 31 (14.35%) VPN
17 30 (13.89%) Network Security
18 28 (12.96%) WAN
18 28 (12.96%) LAN
19 27 (12.50%) XenApp
20 26 (12.04%) MS Office
20 26 (12.04%) SQL
20 26 (12.04%) BGP
21 25 (11.57%) CheckPoint
21 25 (11.57%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.28%) IIS
3 25 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (9.72%) SharePoint
5 18 (8.33%) Apache
6 15 (6.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (5.56%) Lync
9 7 (3.24%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.85%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.93%) nginx
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.93%) Jetty
11 2 (0.93%) JBoss
11 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 26 (12.04%) MS Office
2 22 (10.19%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.93%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.93%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.85%) Office 365
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (56.02%) DHCP
2 61 (28.24%) Firewall
3 42 (19.44%) TCP/IP
4 36 (16.67%) SAN
5 31 (14.35%) VPN
6 30 (13.89%) Network Security
7 28 (12.96%) LAN
7 28 (12.96%) WAN
8 26 (12.04%) BGP
9 24 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (10.19%) Internet
11 21 (9.72%) OSPF
12 18 (8.33%) IPsec
12 18 (8.33%) SNMP
12 18 (8.33%) HTTP
12 18 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (7.87%) Wireless
14 16 (7.41%) LDAP
15 14 (6.48%) Ethernet
15 14 (6.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) MySQL
3 4 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.39%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (1.39%) DB2
4 3 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.46%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.24%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.24%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.31%) Selenium
3 4 (1.85%) MSI
4 3 (1.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.46%) Gradle
General
1 61 (28.24%) Finance
2 25 (11.57%) Banking
3 11 (5.09%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.63%) Retail
5 9 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.78%) Law
7 5 (2.31%) Marketing
8 4 (1.85%) Publishing
8 4 (1.85%) Legal
9 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.39%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.93%) Games
10 2 (0.93%) Electronics
10 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.93%) Front Office
11 1 (0.46%) Back Office
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (15.74%) Analyst
2 22 (10.19%) Network Engineer
2 22 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 17 (7.87%) Consultant
4 17 (7.87%) Administrator
5 15 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.09%) Architect
8 9 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.24%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.24%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (3.24%) Web Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Security Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Cisco Support
10 6 (2.78%) Server Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (2.78%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.70%) .NET
2 7 (3.24%) Application Packaging
3 6 (2.78%) LAMP
4 4 (1.85%) Web Services
4 4 (1.85%) HTML
5 3 (1.39%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.93%) Java EE
6 2 (0.93%) CSS
7 1 (0.46%) Servlets
7 1 (0.46%) SOAP
7 1 (0.46%) J2EE
7 1 (0.46%) COM
7 1 (0.46%) XML
7 1 (0.46%) XMPP
7 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.46%) YAML
7 1 (0.46%) WAMP
7 1 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.65%) Clustering
2 15 (6.94%) Blackberry
3 14 (6.48%) Replication
4 10 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.17%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.17%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.24%) Open Source
7 6 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.31%) PKI
8 5 (2.31%) CESG
8 5 (2.31%) FlexPod
8 5 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (1.39%) RMADS
10 3 (1.39%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.93%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.93%) Animation
11 2 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 132 (61.11%) Windows
2 51 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (19.44%) Linux
4 35 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (14.35%) UNIX
6 25 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 16 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.09%) Solaris
10 9 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.17%) CentOS
11 5 (2.31%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.31%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.85%) AIX
12 4 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.85%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.39%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.39%) SUSE
13 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.91%) ITIL
2 23 (10.65%) Load Balancing
3 18 (8.33%) Change Management
3 18 (8.33%) Migration
4 17 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (6.02%) Service Management
5 13 (6.02%) E-Commerce
6 11 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.09%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 9 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (3.70%) DevOps
8 8 (3.70%) Project Management
9 7 (3.24%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.24%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.24%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.04%) SQL
2 20 (9.26%) Perl
3 17 (7.87%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.09%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.63%) Python
6 8 (3.70%) Java
7 7 (3.24%) Ruby
8 5 (2.31%) C
9 4 (1.85%) PHP
10 3 (1.39%) C#
10 3 (1.39%) C++
10 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.93%) VBScript
11 2 (0.93%) VB
12 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.46%) Golang
12 1 (0.46%) Scala
12 1 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (11.57%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (6.02%) CCNP
4 10 (4.63%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.17%) CCSE
6 8 (3.70%) CCNA
7 7 (3.24%) MCSE
7 7 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.78%) CCSA
8 6 (2.78%) CCIE
9 4 (1.85%) CCSP
9 4 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.85%) CISSP
9 4 (1.85%) MCITP
10 3 (1.39%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.39%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.39%) MCDST
10 3 (1.39%) MCSA
10 3 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.48%) SLA
2 8 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) QA
5 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 116 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 56 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (12.50%) XenApp
4 23 (10.65%) vSphere
5 18 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 17 (7.87%) XenDesktop
7 10 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.63%) DFS Replication
7 10 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (4.17%) VMware ESX
9 8 (3.70%) VMware Server
10 6 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (2.78%) NFS
11 5 (2.31%) Firmware
11 5 (2.31%) Xen
12 4 (1.85%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.85%) UAG
12 4 (1.85%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (1.39%) ProxySG
13 3 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (11.11%) SCCM
2 16 (7.41%) SCOM
3 9 (4.17%) Puppet
4 8 (3.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 8 (3.70%) Nagios
5 6 (2.78%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.78%) RANCID
6 5 (2.31%) Ansible
6 5 (2.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 5 (2.31%) Cobbler
6 5 (2.31%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.31%) OpenNMS
7 4 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.85%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.85%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.85%) WSUS
8 3 (1.39%) Control-M
8 3 (1.39%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 74 (34.26%) VMware
2 59 (27.31%) Cisco
2 59 (27.31%) Microsoft
3 53 (24.54%) Citrix
4 36 (16.67%) HP
5 25 (11.57%) CheckPoint
6 23 (10.65%) F5
7 17 (7.87%) NetApp
8 16 (7.41%) Juniper
8 16 (7.41%) EMC
9 14 (6.48%) Dell
9 14 (6.48%) IBM
10 12 (5.56%) Oracle
11 11 (5.09%) Red Hat
11 11 (5.09%) Blue Coat
12 10 (4.63%) Symantec
13 9 (4.17%) Altiris
13 9 (4.17%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.24%) AppSense
14 7 (3.24%) McAfee
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