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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 88 110 116
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Contract jobs citing DNS 121 123 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.06% 1.71% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.05% 13.99% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 73 74
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £20.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.05 £32.50 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
804 879 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.66% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 590 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 111 (57.81%) Windows
2 107 (55.73%) Active Directory
3 98 (51.04%) DHCP
4 63 (32.81%) VMware
5 62 (32.29%) Microsoft
6 56 (29.17%) Firewall
7 52 (27.08%) TCP/IP
8 51 (26.56%) Cisco
9 47 (24.48%) Finance
9 47 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (23.96%) Citrix
11 43 (22.40%) Linux
12 41 (21.35%) MS Exchange
13 40 (20.83%) ITIL
14 34 (17.71%) SAN
15 32 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (15.63%) HP
17 29 (15.10%) SQL
18 27 (14.06%) VPN
19 26 (13.54%) WAN
19 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
20 25 (13.02%) Banking
20 25 (13.02%) MS Excel
20 25 (13.02%) UNIX
21 24 (12.50%) LAN
22 22 (11.46%) SQL Server
22 22 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
23 21 (10.94%) IIS
23 21 (10.94%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.94%) IIS
3 20 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (9.38%) Apache
5 17 (8.85%) SharePoint
6 13 (6.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (4.69%) Tomcat
7 9 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.69%) Lync
8 4 (2.08%) nginx
8 4 (2.08%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.04%) Confluence
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.04%) Jetty
10 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.04%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.56%) Office 365
2 3 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.04%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.04%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (51.04%) DHCP
2 56 (29.17%) Firewall
3 52 (27.08%) TCP/IP
4 34 (17.71%) SAN
5 27 (14.06%) VPN
6 26 (13.54%) WAN
7 24 (12.50%) LAN
8 19 (9.90%) Network Security
9 17 (8.85%) HTTP
10 15 (7.81%) BGP
10 15 (7.81%) SMTP
11 14 (7.29%) IPsec
11 14 (7.29%) Wireless
12 13 (6.77%) Internet
12 13 (6.77%) Ethernet
12 13 (6.77%) LDAP
12 13 (6.77%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (5.21%) SSL
14 10 (5.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.77%) MySQL
3 3 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.56%) DB2
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.08%) MSI
1 4 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.56%) JIRA
3 2 (1.04%) Selenium
3 2 (1.04%) Subversion
3 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.52%) Gradle
4 1 (0.52%) JUnit
4 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.52%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) FitNesse
General
1 47 (24.48%) Finance
2 25 (13.02%) Banking
3 9 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.08%) Legal
5 4 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.56%) Games
6 3 (1.56%) Back Office
6 3 (1.56%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Local Government
8 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (15.63%) Analyst
2 18 (9.38%) Administrator
3 15 (7.81%) Consultant
4 14 (7.29%) Architect
5 13 (6.77%) Network Engineer
5 13 (6.77%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.21%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.13%) Network Administrator
9 6 (3.13%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.13%) Desktop Support
10 5 (2.60%) Developer
10 5 (2.60%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.60%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.65%) Web Services
2 5 (2.60%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.08%) .NET
3 4 (2.08%) HTML
3 4 (2.08%) LAMP
3 4 (2.08%) REST
4 3 (1.56%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.56%) CSS
4 3 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (1.04%) Java EE
5 2 (1.04%) Servlets
5 2 (1.04%) SOAP
5 2 (1.04%) XML
5 2 (1.04%) CGI
5 2 (1.04%) FastCGI
6 1 (0.52%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.52%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.52%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.90%) Blackberry
1 19 (9.90%) Clustering
2 12 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.17%) Replication
4 7 (3.65%) Open Source
5 6 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.08%) PKI
7 4 (2.08%) CESG
7 4 (2.08%) iPhone
7 4 (2.08%) Firmware
8 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.56%) RMADS
8 3 (1.56%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.04%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.04%) Animation
9 2 (1.04%) Statistics
9 2 (1.04%) iPad
9 2 (1.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 111 (57.81%) Windows
2 46 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (22.40%) Linux
4 32 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (13.54%) Windows 7
6 25 (13.02%) UNIX
7 19 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.73%) Solaris
9 10 (5.21%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.13%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.08%) Android
13 4 (2.08%) AIX
13 4 (2.08%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.56%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.56%) SUSE
14 3 (1.56%) CentOS
15 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.83%) ITIL
2 17 (8.85%) Load Balancing
3 16 (8.33%) Migration
4 13 (6.77%) Project Management
4 13 (6.77%) Change Management
5 12 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.73%) DevOps
6 11 (5.73%) Service Management
6 11 (5.73%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.17%) Data Protection
9 8 (4.17%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.65%) Risk Management
10 7 (3.65%) Business Continuity
10 7 (3.65%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (3.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.10%) SQL
2 20 (10.42%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.29%) Perl
4 13 (6.77%) Java
5 7 (3.65%) PHP
5 7 (3.65%) C
5 7 (3.65%) Ruby
6 5 (2.60%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.60%) Python
6 5 (2.60%) VB
7 3 (1.56%) C++
7 3 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.04%) C#
8 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) Groovy
9 1 (0.52%) Scala
9 1 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.81%) MCSE
3 14 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.21%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.69%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.65%) CCNA
7 6 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.13%) CCNP
8 5 (2.60%) CISSP
8 5 (2.60%) MCP
8 5 (2.60%) Degree
9 4 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.56%) CCA
10 3 (1.56%) PMP
10 3 (1.56%) MCSA
10 3 (1.56%) NCDA
10 3 (1.56%) CCSE
10 3 (1.56%) MCITP
11 2 (1.04%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.04%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.21%) SLA
2 9 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.08%) QA
3 4 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
System Software
1 107 (55.73%) Active Directory
2 47 (24.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.94%) XenApp
4 18 (9.38%) vSphere
5 12 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.73%) VMware ESX
6 11 (5.73%) Hyper-V
7 9 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.17%) NFS
8 8 (4.17%) ISA Server
9 5 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.60%) UAG
10 4 (2.08%) Sendmail
10 4 (2.08%) vCloud
11 3 (1.56%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (1.56%) Xen
12 2 (1.04%) Squid
12 2 (1.04%) XenServer
12 2 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (10.42%) SCCM
2 11 (5.73%) SCOM
3 9 (4.69%) Nagios
4 8 (4.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (3.13%) Puppet
5 6 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.08%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (2.08%) Control-M
6 4 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.56%) Ansible
7 3 (1.56%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.56%) OpenView
8 2 (1.04%) WSUS
8 2 (1.04%) WMI
8 2 (1.04%) Cacti
8 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 63 (32.81%) VMware
2 62 (32.29%) Microsoft
3 51 (26.56%) Cisco
4 46 (23.96%) Citrix
5 30 (15.63%) HP
6 20 (10.42%) IBM
7 19 (9.90%) F5
8 16 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 15 (7.81%) Oracle
10 13 (6.77%) Juniper
11 11 (5.73%) NetApp
11 11 (5.73%) EMC
12 10 (5.21%) Symantec
13 8 (4.17%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.65%) Veritas
14 7 (3.65%) SolarWinds
15 6 (3.13%) Sun
15 6 (3.13%) Dell
15 6 (3.13%) McAfee
15 6 (3.13%) Websense
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Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
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Rate: £450 per day
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Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
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