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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 105 129 120
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 96 109 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.63% 1.48% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 12.51% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 55 70
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.80 £44.30 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
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
794 871 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.48% 11.84% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 581 644
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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.

1 100 (60.61%) Windows
2 92 (55.76%) Active Directory
3 78 (47.27%) DHCP
4 55 (33.33%) VMware
5 53 (32.12%) Microsoft
6 46 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 43 (26.06%) Firewall
9 40 (24.24%) Finance
9 40 (24.24%) Citrix
9 40 (24.24%) Linux
9 40 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (23.64%) ITIL
11 38 (23.03%) Cisco
12 37 (22.42%) MS Exchange
13 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (16.36%) SAN
14 27 (16.36%) MS Excel
14 27 (16.36%) Windows 7
15 25 (15.15%) SQL
16 22 (13.33%) WAN
17 21 (12.73%) UNIX
17 21 (12.73%) VPN
17 21 (12.73%) Banking
18 20 (12.12%) SCCM
18 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
18 20 (12.12%) HP
19 19 (11.52%) IIS
19 19 (11.52%) MS Office
19 19 (11.52%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (22.42%) MS Exchange
2 19 (11.52%) IIS
3 18 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.70%) SharePoint
5 14 (8.48%) Apache
6 10 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (4.85%) Tomcat
8 7 (4.24%) Lync
9 5 (3.03%) IBM Notes
10 4 (2.42%) nginx
10 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.82%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.82%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (1.21%) Node.js
12 2 (1.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.52%) MS Office
3 4 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.61%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) Office 365
2 3 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.21%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (47.27%) DHCP
2 44 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 43 (26.06%) Firewall
4 27 (16.36%) SAN
5 22 (13.33%) WAN
6 21 (12.73%) VPN
7 18 (10.91%) LAN
8 15 (9.09%) Network Security
9 13 (7.88%) SMTP
9 13 (7.88%) Ethernet
9 13 (7.88%) HTTP
9 13 (7.88%) IPsec
10 11 (6.67%) Internet
10 11 (6.67%) BGP
11 10 (6.06%) SSL
12 9 (5.45%) Wireless
12 9 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (4.85%) VLAN
13 8 (4.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.85%) MySQL
3 3 (1.82%) DB2
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.82%) MSI
1 3 (1.82%) Subversion
1 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) JUnit
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 40 (24.24%) Finance
2 21 (12.73%) Banking
3 10 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.64%) Retail
5 5 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.82%) Law
7 2 (1.21%) Marketing
7 2 (1.21%) Front Office
7 2 (1.21%) Back Office
7 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.21%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (13.94%) Analyst
2 16 (9.70%) Administrator
3 12 (7.27%) Architect
4 11 (6.67%) Consultant
5 10 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.45%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.64%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.03%) Developer
9 5 (3.03%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (2.42%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.64%) Web Services
2 3 (1.82%) Middleware
2 3 (1.82%) XML
2 3 (1.82%) HTML
2 3 (1.82%) .NET
2 3 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (1.82%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.82%) REST
2 3 (1.82%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.21%) WebSockets
3 2 (1.21%) HTML5
3 2 (1.21%) Java EE
3 2 (1.21%) LAMP
3 2 (1.21%) CSS
3 2 (1.21%) Servlets
3 2 (1.21%) CGI
3 2 (1.21%) FastCGI
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.52%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.70%) Clustering
3 7 (4.24%) Open Source
4 6 (3.64%) Replication
5 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.42%) Firmware
7 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.82%) PKI
7 3 (1.82%) iPhone
8 2 (1.21%) FMCG
8 2 (1.21%) Statistics
8 2 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.21%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.21%) Handset
8 2 (1.21%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.61%) W3C
9 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 100 (60.61%) Windows
2 46 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (24.24%) Linux
4 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (16.36%) Windows 7
6 21 (12.73%) UNIX
7 18 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (8.48%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.24%) Solaris
10 6 (3.64%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.42%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.82%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.82%) AIX
13 3 (1.82%) SUSE
13 3 (1.82%) Android
14 2 (1.21%) CentOS
14 2 (1.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.64%) ITIL
2 15 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 12 (7.27%) Change Management
3 12 (7.27%) Project Management
4 11 (6.67%) DevOps
5 10 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (6.06%) Migration
6 9 (5.45%) Service Management
7 8 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.24%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.64%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.64%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.03%) OO
10 5 (3.03%) Information Security
10 5 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.15%) SQL
2 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.67%) Java
4 10 (6.06%) Perl
5 5 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.03%) PHP
5 5 (3.03%) C
5 5 (3.03%) VB
5 5 (3.03%) Ruby
6 3 (1.82%) Python
6 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.82%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.21%) VBScript
8 1 (0.61%) C#
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) VBA
8 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.48%) MCSE
3 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.03%) MCP
6 5 (3.03%) Degree
7 4 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.42%) PMP
7 4 (2.42%) CCNA
8 3 (1.82%) CCA
8 3 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.82%) MCSA
9 2 (1.21%) NCDA
9 2 (1.21%) NCIE
9 2 (1.21%) MCITP
9 2 (1.21%) CCNP
10 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.61%) CISSP
10 1 (0.61%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 5 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.82%) QA
4 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.61%) HIPAA
System Software
1 92 (55.76%) Active Directory
2 40 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.91%) XenApp
3 18 (10.91%) vSphere
4 11 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 9 (5.45%) ISA Server
5 9 (5.45%) VMware ESX
5 9 (5.45%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.64%) NFS
7 4 (2.42%) Sendmail
7 4 (2.42%) vCloud
8 3 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.82%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (1.82%) UAG
9 2 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.21%) OpenSSH
9 2 (1.21%) XenServer
9 2 (1.21%) Xen
9 2 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (12.12%) SCCM
2 12 (7.27%) SCOM
3 6 (3.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.03%) Puppet
5 4 (2.42%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.42%) Nagios
5 4 (2.42%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (2.42%) Control-M
6 3 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.82%) WSUS
7 2 (1.21%) WMI
7 2 (1.21%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.21%) OpenView
7 2 (1.21%) Opsview
7 2 (1.21%) collectd
7 2 (1.21%) Ansible
7 2 (1.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 55 (33.33%) VMware
2 53 (32.12%) Microsoft
3 40 (24.24%) Citrix
4 38 (23.03%) Cisco
5 20 (12.12%) HP
6 17 (10.30%) IBM
7 13 (7.88%) CheckPoint
7 13 (7.88%) F5
8 12 (7.27%) Oracle
9 10 (6.06%) NetApp
10 9 (5.45%) Symantec
11 6 (3.64%) Websense
11 6 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.64%) EMC
11 6 (3.64%) Juniper
12 5 (3.03%) Lotus
13 4 (2.42%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.42%) Clearswift
13 4 (2.42%) Remedy
13 4 (2.42%) McAfee
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TRG
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 24 days ago