The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 127 121 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing DNS 83 80 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.26% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 8.83% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 51 77
Average daily rate £360 £333 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -21.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £125 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -10.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £17.95 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.85 £21.55 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -34.61%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
737 906 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.42% 14.24% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 613 731
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 41
Average hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +127.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £17.50 £18.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
DNS
London

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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.

1 121 (67.98%) Windows
2 100 (56.18%) Active Directory
3 71 (39.89%) DHCP
4 68 (38.20%) Microsoft
5 55 (30.90%) TCP/IP
5 55 (30.90%) VMware
6 51 (28.65%) ITIL
6 51 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (28.09%) Firewall
8 45 (25.28%) Citrix
9 43 (24.16%) MS Exchange
10 42 (23.60%) Windows 7
11 41 (23.03%) Linux
12 40 (22.47%) Finance
13 39 (21.91%) Cisco
14 36 (20.22%) Blackberry
15 32 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 31 (17.42%) WAN
17 30 (16.85%) LAN
18 27 (15.17%) UNIX
19 26 (14.61%) SAN
20 24 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (13.48%) MS Excel
20 24 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
21 22 (12.36%) HP
22 21 (11.80%) HTTP
22 21 (11.80%) Change Management
22 21 (11.80%) PowerShell
22 21 (11.80%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 43 (24.16%) MS Exchange
2 24 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (10.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (9.55%) SharePoint
5 15 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (5.62%) Apache
6 10 (5.62%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.62%) Lync
6 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (5.06%) IIS
8 7 (3.93%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.69%) nginx
10 3 (1.69%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 24 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.87%) MS Office
3 4 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.56%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.56%) Documaker
3 1 (0.56%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) SaaS
2 2 (1.12%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (1.12%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (39.89%) DHCP
2 55 (30.90%) TCP/IP
3 50 (28.09%) Firewall
4 31 (17.42%) WAN
5 30 (16.85%) LAN
6 26 (14.61%) SAN
7 21 (11.80%) HTTP
8 19 (10.67%) VPN
8 19 (10.67%) SMTP
9 15 (8.43%) Internet
9 15 (8.43%) SSL
10 14 (7.87%) LDAP
11 13 (7.30%) NAS
11 13 (7.30%) Wireless
12 12 (6.74%) Network Security
13 8 (4.49%) MPLS
13 8 (4.49%) BGP
13 8 (4.49%) HTTPS
14 6 (3.37%) DMZ
14 6 (3.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.37%) MySQL
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.37%) JUnit
2 6 (3.37%) FitNesse
2 6 (3.37%) Selenium
2 6 (3.37%) Subversion
3 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.12%) JIRA
4 2 (1.12%) PhoneGap
4 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.56%) Hudson
5 1 (0.56%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 40 (22.47%) Finance
2 20 (11.24%) Banking
3 7 (3.93%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.81%) Back Office
4 5 (2.81%) Law
5 3 (1.69%) Retail
5 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.12%) Front Office
6 2 (1.12%) Advertising
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (15.73%) Analyst
2 20 (11.24%) Consultant
3 18 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.55%) Support Analyst
4 17 (9.55%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (6.74%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.18%) Administrator
8 9 (5.06%) Help Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (2.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.81%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.49%) HTML
2 7 (3.93%) XML
3 6 (3.37%) Web Services
4 4 (2.25%) Middleware
4 4 (2.25%) CSS
5 3 (1.69%) HTML5
5 3 (1.69%) OAuth
5 3 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (1.69%) SAML
5 3 (1.69%) LAMP
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.12%) Java EE
6 2 (1.12%) WebSockets
6 2 (1.12%) REST
6 2 (1.12%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.56%) RESTful
7 1 (0.56%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.56%) FastCGI
7 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.22%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.62%) Clustering
3 7 (3.93%) PKI
3 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.37%) iPhone
5 5 (2.81%) iPad
6 4 (2.25%) Open Source
7 3 (1.69%) Wiki
7 3 (1.69%) Replication
7 3 (1.69%) GIS
8 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.12%) FMCG
9 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 121 (67.98%) Windows
2 51 (28.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (23.60%) Windows 7
4 41 (23.03%) Linux
5 31 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (15.17%) UNIX
7 16 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (7.87%) Windows XP
9 11 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (5.62%) Solaris
11 8 (4.49%) Windows 8
11 8 (4.49%) Apple iOS
11 8 (4.49%) Android
12 7 (3.93%) CentOS
13 6 (3.37%) Mac OS X
14 5 (2.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (2.81%) Ubuntu
15 4 (2.25%) Debian
16 2 (1.12%) SUSE
17 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.65%) ITIL
2 21 (11.80%) Change Management
3 11 (6.18%) Migration
4 10 (5.62%) High Availability
4 10 (5.62%) Load Balancing
5 9 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.93%) Test Automation
6 7 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (3.93%) Information Security
6 7 (3.93%) Project Management
6 7 (3.93%) Regression Testing
6 7 (3.93%) Server Monitoring
7 6 (3.37%) Service Management
7 6 (3.37%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.37%) OO
7 6 (3.37%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.37%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.81%) Change Control
8 5 (2.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.80%) PowerShell
2 20 (11.24%) Java
3 18 (10.11%) SQL
4 12 (6.74%) Perl
5 9 (5.06%) Ruby
6 8 (4.49%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.49%) VB
7 6 (3.37%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.37%) Python
7 6 (3.37%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.81%) C
8 5 (2.81%) PHP
9 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Korn
10 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) VBScript
10 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (11.24%) MCSE
3 18 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.62%) CCNP
5 9 (5.06%) CCNA
6 8 (4.49%) MCSA
7 6 (3.37%) Degree
7 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.25%) CCIE
8 4 (2.25%) MCP
9 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.69%) PMP
10 2 (1.12%) CCDP
10 2 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.12%) MCITP
11 1 (0.56%) VCP5
11 1 (0.56%) CEH
11 1 (0.56%) SCSA
11 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.37%) SLA
1 6 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (56.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.87%) XenApp
4 12 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.62%) vSphere
6 8 (4.49%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.93%) ISA Server
8 6 (3.37%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.69%) NFS
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.12%) KVM
10 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.12%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.56%) XenServer
11 1 (0.56%) vCloud
11 1 (0.56%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 21 (11.80%) SCCM
2 19 (10.67%) SCOM
3 9 (5.06%) Puppet
3 9 (5.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 9 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.93%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (2.25%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.69%) Control-M
6 3 (1.69%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.12%) OpenView
7 2 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.12%) WSUS
7 2 (1.12%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.56%) Cacti
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 68 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 55 (30.90%) VMware
3 45 (25.28%) Citrix
4 39 (21.91%) Cisco
5 22 (12.36%) HP
6 17 (9.55%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.74%) Symantec
8 11 (6.18%) F5
8 11 (6.18%) Oracle
8 11 (6.18%) CheckPoint
9 10 (5.62%) Reuters
9 10 (5.62%) Bloomberg
9 10 (5.62%) NetApp
10 9 (5.06%) Juniper
10 9 (5.06%) Dell
10 9 (5.06%) Clearswift
11 7 (3.93%) RightFax
11 7 (3.93%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.93%) BMC
11 7 (3.93%) EMC
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