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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 104 132 119
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -13
Contract jobs citing DNS 86 85 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.58% 1.32% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 11.35% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 55 50
Average daily rate
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£383 £350 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +5.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £169 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
DNS
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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
757 749 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.90% 11.62% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 520 613
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £529 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 42
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.59% -54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.65 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.41 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015, 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.

1 114 (62.30%) DHCP
2 97 (53.01%) Windows
3 76 (41.53%) Active Directory
4 75 (40.98%) VMware
5 66 (36.07%) Cisco
6 65 (35.52%) Firewall
7 57 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 56 (30.60%) Microsoft
9 50 (27.32%) TCP/IP
10 49 (26.78%) Finance
11 45 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (23.50%) Citrix
12 43 (23.50%) Linux
13 37 (20.22%) MS Exchange
13 37 (20.22%) CheckPoint
14 34 (18.58%) HP
15 31 (16.94%) Cisco Certification
15 31 (16.94%) LAN
15 31 (16.94%) Network Security
15 31 (16.94%) F5
16 29 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (15.85%) BGP
17 28 (15.30%) OSPF
17 28 (15.30%) SAN
17 28 (15.30%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (15.30%) Load Balancing
18 27 (14.75%) WAN
19 26 (14.21%) UNIX
20 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 28 (15.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (12.02%) IIS
4 14 (7.65%) Apache
5 13 (7.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (5.46%) SharePoint
7 10 (5.46%) Lync
8 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.83%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.64%) Jetty
9 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.64%) nginx
10 2 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (8.20%) MS Office
2 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.55%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.83%) Office 365
2 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.73%) IaaS
4 4 (2.19%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.64%) PaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Route 53
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 114 (62.30%) DHCP
2 65 (35.52%) Firewall
3 50 (27.32%) TCP/IP
4 31 (16.94%) LAN
4 31 (16.94%) Network Security
5 29 (15.85%) BGP
6 28 (15.30%) OSPF
6 28 (15.30%) SAN
6 28 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (14.75%) WAN
8 23 (12.57%) VPN
9 22 (12.02%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (10.93%) HTTP
10 20 (10.93%) Internet
11 19 (10.38%) SSL
12 17 (9.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (9.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 16 (8.74%) DMVPN
13 16 (8.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (8.74%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.46%) MySQL
3 7 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.28%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.64%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.55%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.55%) DB2
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.55%) IDOL
9 1 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.64%) Selenium
4 2 (1.09%) Introscope
4 2 (1.09%) Subversion
4 2 (1.09%) JIRA
5 1 (0.55%) Maven
5 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.55%) MSI
5 1 (0.55%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 49 (26.78%) Finance
2 20 (10.93%) Banking
3 9 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.28%) Law
4 6 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.19%) Retail
5 4 (2.19%) Marketing
5 4 (2.19%) Publishing
5 4 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.64%) Electronics
6 3 (1.64%) Legal
6 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.64%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.09%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (10.93%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.84%) Analyst
2 18 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.29%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.65%) Network Specialist
5 13 (7.10%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (6.56%) Administrator
7 11 (6.01%) Security Specialist
7 11 (6.01%) Network Security Specialist
8 9 (4.92%) Web Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Architect
8 9 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.37%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.37%) Consultant
10 6 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.37%) Web Services
2 7 (3.83%) Application Packaging
3 5 (2.73%) HTML
3 5 (2.73%) .NET
4 4 (2.19%) LAMP
5 3 (1.64%) JSP
5 3 (1.64%) Servlets
5 3 (1.64%) J2EE
5 3 (1.64%) XML
5 3 (1.64%) WebSockets
6 2 (1.09%) JSON
6 2 (1.09%) Worklight
6 2 (1.09%) SAML
7 1 (0.55%) Middleware
7 1 (0.55%) COM
7 1 (0.55%) RESTful
7 1 (0.55%) HTML5
7 1 (0.55%) XMPP
7 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.29%) Thin Client
2 17 (9.29%) Fat Client
3 14 (7.65%) Clustering
4 10 (5.46%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.92%) Replication
6 7 (3.83%) Open Source
7 4 (2.19%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.19%) PKI
8 3 (1.64%) DTV
8 3 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.09%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.09%) iPhone
9 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.55%) RMADS
10 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.55%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 97 (53.01%) Windows
2 45 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (23.50%) Linux
4 29 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (14.21%) UNIX
6 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (11.48%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.01%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.37%) CentOS
11 7 (3.83%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.73%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.19%) Windows 2000
13 4 (2.19%) Solaris
13 4 (2.19%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.64%) Debian
15 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.30%) Load Balancing
2 23 (12.57%) ITIL
3 18 (9.84%) E-Commerce
4 13 (7.10%) Migration
4 13 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (6.56%) DevOps
6 11 (6.01%) Configuration Management
6 11 (6.01%) Change Management
7 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (3.83%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.73%) Project Management
10 5 (2.73%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.73%) Line Management
10 5 (2.73%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.19%) Microservices
11 4 (2.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (2.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.02%) SQL
2 14 (7.65%) Perl
2 14 (7.65%) C
3 12 (6.56%) Python
4 11 (6.01%) Shell Script
4 11 (6.01%) Java
5 7 (3.83%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.28%) Ruby
7 3 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.09%) Jython
8 2 (1.09%) VBScript
8 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.09%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) C#
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.55%) Golang
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (10.38%) CCSE
3 18 (9.84%) CCNP
4 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.37%) CCIE
7 7 (3.83%) CCSA
8 6 (3.28%) CCNA
9 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.19%) CCSP
10 4 (2.19%) ACTC
10 4 (2.19%) Degree
11 3 (1.64%) MCITP
12 2 (1.09%) MCSE
12 2 (1.09%) MCSA
12 2 (1.09%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.09%) CISSP
13 1 (0.55%) MCP
13 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.55%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 57 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.93%) vSphere
4 15 (8.20%) XenApp
5 14 (7.65%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.83%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.28%) Xen
7 6 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.73%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.73%) VMware Server
8 5 (2.73%) ProxySG
9 4 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.19%) ISA Server
9 4 (2.19%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.64%) XenServer
10 3 (1.64%) NFS
10 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (8.74%) SCCM
2 15 (8.20%) Puppet
3 11 (6.01%) SCOM
4 8 (4.37%) WSUS
5 7 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.73%) RANCID
6 5 (2.73%) Casper Suite
7 4 (2.19%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.19%) OpenNMS
7 4 (2.19%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.64%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.64%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.64%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.64%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.64%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.64%) Ansible
9 2 (1.09%) vMotion
9 2 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 75 (40.98%) VMware
2 66 (36.07%) Cisco
3 56 (30.60%) Microsoft
4 43 (23.50%) Citrix
5 37 (20.22%) CheckPoint
6 34 (18.58%) HP
7 31 (16.94%) F5
8 20 (10.93%) Blue Coat
9 14 (7.65%) Infoblox
9 14 (7.65%) NetApp
10 13 (7.10%) Juniper
11 12 (6.56%) Imperva
12 11 (6.01%) Oracle
13 10 (5.46%) IBM
13 10 (5.46%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.92%) EMC
15 7 (3.83%) Dell
15 7 (3.83%) McAfee
15 7 (3.83%) AppSense
16 6 (3.28%) Altiris
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £376 per day + DOE
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 27 days ago