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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 89 117 141
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +24
Contract jobs citing DNS 76 86 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.25% 1.55% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.74% 11.94% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 47
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -10.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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
454 720 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.42% 13.00% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 539 514
Median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.66 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 71 (60.68%) Windows
2 67 (57.26%) Active Directory
3 52 (44.44%) ITIL
4 47 (40.17%) Linux
4 47 (40.17%) DHCP
4 47 (40.17%) Windows Server
5 44 (37.61%) VMware
6 43 (36.75%) Firewall
7 42 (35.90%) TCP/IP
8 41 (35.04%) Microsoft
9 36 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (29.06%) Unix
11 32 (27.35%) Finance
12 31 (26.50%) PowerShell
13 29 (24.79%) Oracle
14 28 (23.93%) Migration
15 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (21.37%) Cisco
17 23 (19.66%) Citrix
17 23 (19.66%) SQL Server
17 23 (19.66%) Banking
18 22 (18.80%) WAN
19 21 (17.95%) Bash Shell
20 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
20 20 (17.09%) LAN
21 19 (16.24%) Python
21 19 (16.24%) Perl
21 19 (16.24%) Data Centre
22 18 (15.38%) MS Exchange
23 17 (14.53%) HP

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 18 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.26%) WebSphere
4 10 (8.55%) IIS
5 8 (6.84%) Apache
5 8 (6.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (5.98%) Skype for Business
7 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.13%) WebLogic
8 5 (4.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (4.27%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (3.42%) JBoss
10 2 (1.71%) CMS
10 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.55%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.84%) Office 365
4 6 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Route 53
6 1 (0.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (40.17%) DHCP
2 43 (36.75%) Firewall
3 42 (35.90%) TCP/IP
4 22 (18.80%) WAN
5 20 (17.09%) LAN
6 13 (11.11%) SAN
6 13 (11.11%) VPN
7 11 (9.40%) SSL
8 10 (8.55%) Internet
8 10 (8.55%) LDAP
9 9 (7.69%) Wireless
10 8 (6.84%) HTTP
10 8 (6.84%) Network Security
11 7 (5.98%) BGP
11 7 (5.98%) MPLS
11 7 (5.98%) NAS
11 7 (5.98%) VoIP
12 6 (5.13%) EIGRP
13 5 (4.27%) VLAN
14 4 (3.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) DB2
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.56%) Big Data
3 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.98%) Artifactory
3 5 (4.27%) Introscope
4 2 (1.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.85%) MSI
5 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) Travis CI
General
1 32 (27.35%) Finance
2 23 (19.66%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (13.68%) Administrator
2 10 (8.55%) Analyst
3 9 (7.69%) Architect
3 9 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 9 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (5.98%) Server Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Middleware Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 4 (3.42%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) Middleware
2 7 (5.98%) HTML
3 5 (4.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (3.42%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.56%) Web Services
5 3 (2.56%) XML
5 3 (2.56%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.71%) .NET
7 1 (0.85%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.85%) Java EE
7 1 (0.85%) JRules
7 1 (0.85%) SAML
7 1 (0.85%) WCF
7 1 (0.85%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (0.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.84%) Clustering
2 8 (6.84%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.27%) DataPower
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.42%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.42%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.56%) BYOD
6 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.56%) Replication
6 3 (2.56%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.71%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) NHS
7 2 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.85%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (60.68%) Windows
2 47 (40.17%) Linux
2 47 (40.17%) Windows Server
3 34 (29.06%) Unix
4 26 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.26%) AIX
7 11 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 8 (6.84%) SUSE
10 8 (6.84%) Windows 7
11 7 (5.98%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (4.27%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.42%) Solaris
14 3 (2.56%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.71%) Debian
15 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
15 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.44%) ITIL
2 28 (23.93%) Migration
3 16 (13.68%) High Availability
4 15 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 11 (9.40%) ITIL V3
7 9 (7.69%) Change Management
7 9 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 9 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.84%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.84%) Data Management
8 8 (6.84%) DevOps
8 8 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.84%) Software Delivery
9 6 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
9 6 (5.13%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (4.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.50%) PowerShell
2 21 (17.95%) Bash Shell
3 19 (16.24%) Perl
3 19 (16.24%) Python
4 11 (9.40%) Shell Script
5 7 (5.98%) PHP
5 7 (5.98%) SQL
6 4 (3.42%) Java
7 3 (2.56%) C++
7 3 (2.56%) Jython
7 3 (2.56%) VBScript
8 2 (1.71%) C
8 2 (1.71%) C#
8 2 (1.71%) Korn
8 2 (1.71%) Ruby
8 2 (1.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.69%) CCNP
2 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.98%) MCSE
3 7 (5.98%) RHCE
4 5 (4.27%) Degree
4 5 (4.27%) RHCA
4 5 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.56%) CCIE
6 3 (2.56%) CCNA
6 3 (2.56%) MCSA
7 2 (1.71%) CCDP
7 2 (1.71%) CISSP
8 1 (0.85%) CCEA
8 1 (0.85%) CEH
8 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.85%) GCIA
8 1 (0.85%) GCIH
8 1 (0.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) ISO15022
1 3 (2.56%) ISO20022
1 3 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (57.26%) Active Directory
2 36 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.40%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.69%) XenApp
5 7 (5.98%) vSphere
6 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.42%) NFS
7 4 (3.42%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.42%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.56%) Terminal Server
8 3 (2.56%) UAG
9 2 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.71%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.71%) Docker
9 2 (1.71%) Postfix
9 2 (1.71%) Squid
9 2 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (12.82%) Ansible
2 14 (11.97%) SCOM
3 12 (10.26%) Puppet
3 12 (10.26%) SCCM
4 10 (8.55%) Nagios
5 6 (5.13%) Backup Exec
5 6 (5.13%) HP SIM
6 5 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (3.42%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.56%) BladeLogic
8 3 (2.56%) Control-M
8 3 (2.56%) vMotion
9 2 (1.71%) Cacti
9 2 (1.71%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (1.71%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (1.71%) Salt
9 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (1.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (37.61%) VMware
2 41 (35.04%) Microsoft
3 29 (24.79%) Oracle
4 25 (21.37%) Cisco
5 23 (19.66%) Citrix
6 17 (14.53%) HP
7 16 (13.68%) IBM
8 11 (9.40%) Red Hat
9 10 (8.55%) Symantec
10 9 (7.69%) Dell
11 8 (6.84%) TOWER Software
12 7 (5.98%) CheckPoint
12 7 (5.98%) NetApp
13 6 (5.13%) Juniper
14 5 (4.27%) Adobe
14 5 (4.27%) Bloomberg
14 5 (4.27%) F5
15 4 (3.42%) 3PAR
15 4 (3.42%) Brocade
15 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
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