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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 83 105 123
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 87 112 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.56% 1.89% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.45% 14.78% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 77 48
Median daily rate £450 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £310 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -5.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
529 758 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.55% 12.80% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 556 479
Median daily rate £468 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 29 22
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 76 (50.00%) Windows
2 74 (48.68%) Active Directory
3 70 (46.05%) ITIL
4 69 (45.39%) Linux
5 56 (36.84%) Firewall
6 55 (36.18%) DHCP
7 51 (33.55%) VMware
8 49 (32.24%) TCP/IP
9 48 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 47 (30.92%) Windows Server
11 44 (28.95%) Cisco
11 44 (28.95%) Migration
12 42 (27.63%) Oracle
13 41 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (25.66%) Finance
15 36 (23.68%) Unix
15 36 (23.68%) PowerShell
16 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
17 29 (19.08%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (18.42%) Banking
18 28 (18.42%) Python
19 26 (17.11%) LAN
19 26 (17.11%) WAN
20 25 (16.45%) Citrix
20 25 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (15.13%) MS Exchange
22 21 (13.82%) Perl
22 21 (13.82%) Bash Shell
23 20 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 23 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.89%) IIS
4 11 (7.24%) Apache
4 11 (7.24%) WebSphere
5 9 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.92%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.61%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.61%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (3.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.29%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (3.29%) JBoss
8 3 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.97%) Confluence
9 2 (1.32%) CMS
9 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.95%) MS Office
3 4 (2.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Documaker
1 1 (0.66%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.08%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.21%) Office 365
3 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.63%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.63%) SaaS
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.66%) IaaS
7 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.66%) PaaS
7 1 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Route 53
7 1 (0.66%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (36.84%) Firewall
2 55 (36.18%) DHCP
3 49 (32.24%) TCP/IP
4 26 (17.11%) LAN
4 26 (17.11%) WAN
5 19 (12.50%) SAN
6 18 (11.84%) VPN
7 17 (11.18%) SSL
8 16 (10.53%) Wireless
9 13 (8.55%) LDAP
10 12 (7.89%) HTTP
10 12 (7.89%) MPLS
10 12 (7.89%) Network Security
11 11 (7.24%) Internet
12 10 (6.58%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (5.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (5.92%) VLAN
14 8 (5.26%) BIG-IP
14 8 (5.26%) NAS
14 8 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.29%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.63%) Big Data
4 4 (2.63%) MySQL
5 3 (1.97%) DB2
6 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (11.84%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.61%) Artifactory
3 5 (3.29%) Introscope
4 4 (2.63%) GoCD
4 4 (2.63%) JIRA
4 4 (2.63%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.97%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.32%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.66%) Bower
7 1 (0.66%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.66%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.66%) NuGet
7 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.66%) Selenium
7 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.66%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.66%) VisualVM
General
1 39 (25.66%) Finance
2 28 (18.42%) Banking
3 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.95%) Legal
5 5 (3.29%) Retail
6 4 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.97%) Law
8 2 (1.32%) Back Office
8 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Advertising
9 1 (0.66%) Front Office
9 1 (0.66%) Games
9 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (19.08%) Administrator
2 15 (9.87%) Network Engineer
3 14 (9.21%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (7.89%) Architect
4 12 (7.89%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 10 (6.58%) Analyst
5 10 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Server Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.63%) Consultant
8 4 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (2.63%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.21%) Middleware
2 8 (5.26%) Web Services
3 7 (4.61%) HTML
4 6 (3.95%) 802.1X
5 5 (3.29%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.63%) SAML
7 3 (1.97%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.32%) LAMP
9 1 (0.66%) .NET
9 1 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.66%) J2EE
9 1 (0.66%) Java EE
9 1 (0.66%) JMS
9 1 (0.66%) JMX
9 1 (0.66%) JRules
9 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.66%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.66%) XML
9 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.24%) Clustering
3 8 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.61%) Replication
5 6 (3.95%) EqualLogic
5 6 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.95%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.29%) DataPower
7 4 (2.63%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.63%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.63%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.63%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.97%) BYOD
8 3 (1.97%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.97%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.97%) NHS
9 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 76 (50.00%) Windows
2 69 (45.39%) Linux
3 47 (30.92%) Windows Server
4 36 (23.68%) Unix
5 28 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (7.89%) AIX
9 10 (6.58%) Windows 7
10 9 (5.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (4.61%) SUSE
12 6 (3.95%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (3.29%) Solaris
14 4 (2.63%) Windows 10
14 4 (2.63%) Windows Phone
14 4 (2.63%) Windows XP
15 2 (1.32%) Android
15 2 (1.32%) CentOS
15 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (46.05%) ITIL
2 44 (28.95%) Migration
3 25 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.84%) High Availability
5 17 (11.18%) Load Balancing
6 16 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 16 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (9.87%) Change Management
7 15 (9.87%) Configuration Management
8 13 (8.55%) DevOps
8 13 (8.55%) Project Management
9 12 (7.89%) Software Delivery
10 11 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (6.58%) ITIL V3
12 9 (5.92%) E-Commerce
13 8 (5.26%) Information Security
13 8 (5.26%) Network Architecture
13 8 (5.26%) PRINCE2
13 8 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 28 (18.42%) Python
3 21 (13.82%) Bash Shell
3 21 (13.82%) Perl
4 12 (7.89%) Shell Script
4 12 (7.89%) SQL
5 8 (5.26%) Java
5 8 (5.26%) PHP
6 7 (4.61%) Ruby
7 3 (1.97%) Jython
7 3 (1.97%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) C
8 2 (1.32%) C#
8 2 (1.32%) C++
8 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.32%) VBScript
8 2 (1.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (10.53%) RHCE
2 15 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (8.55%) RHCA
4 12 (7.89%) CCNP
4 12 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.58%) MCSE
5 10 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.61%) CCNA
7 6 (3.95%) CISSP
8 5 (3.29%) Degree
9 3 (1.97%) CISA
9 3 (1.97%) CISM
9 3 (1.97%) MCP
9 3 (1.97%) MCSA
10 2 (1.32%) CCDP
10 2 (1.32%) CCIE
10 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) COBIT
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 74 (48.68%) Active Directory
2 41 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (7.24%) XenApp
5 7 (4.61%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.95%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.95%) vSphere
7 5 (3.29%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.29%) UAG
7 5 (3.29%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.29%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.63%) Docker
8 4 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.97%) Firmware
9 3 (1.97%) NFS
9 3 (1.97%) Postfix
9 3 (1.97%) Squid
10 2 (1.32%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (11.18%) SCOM
2 16 (10.53%) Ansible
2 16 (10.53%) SCCM
3 15 (9.87%) Puppet
4 13 (8.55%) Nagios
5 11 (7.24%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (5.26%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.29%) Terraform
7 5 (3.29%) WSUS
8 4 (2.63%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.63%) HP SIM
8 4 (2.63%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (2.63%) Packer
8 4 (2.63%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (1.97%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.97%) Cacti
9 3 (1.97%) Control-M
9 3 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 51 (33.55%) VMware
2 48 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 44 (28.95%) Cisco
4 42 (27.63%) Oracle
5 25 (16.45%) Citrix
6 20 (13.16%) Red Hat
7 19 (12.50%) HP
8 18 (11.84%) IBM
9 17 (11.18%) CheckPoint
10 14 (9.21%) Dell
10 14 (9.21%) Juniper
11 13 (8.55%) F5
12 12 (7.89%) Symantec
13 10 (6.58%) NetApp
14 9 (5.92%) SolarWinds
15 8 (5.26%) Blue Coat
15 8 (5.26%) Palo Alto
15 8 (5.26%) Riverbed
15 8 (5.26%) TOWER Software
16 7 (4.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
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