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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 103 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +17
Contract jobs citing DNS 112 83 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.91% 1.43% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 11.50% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 51 44
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £17.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.59 £117.70 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -16.25%
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
766 722 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 12.44% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 488 531
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -52.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £160.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

1 112 (56.28%) Windows
2 105 (52.76%) DHCP
3 79 (39.70%) TCP/IP
3 79 (39.70%) Active Directory
4 77 (38.69%) Finance
5 73 (36.68%) Cisco
6 71 (35.68%) Microsoft
7 67 (33.67%) Firewall
8 58 (29.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (28.14%) VMware
10 43 (21.61%) Linux
11 40 (20.10%) Citrix
12 39 (19.60%) ITIL
13 38 (19.10%) WAN
14 37 (18.59%) Banking
15 36 (18.09%) PowerShell
15 36 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (17.59%) LAN
16 35 (17.59%) SQL
17 34 (17.09%) UNIX
17 34 (17.09%) MS Exchange
17 34 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
18 32 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
18 32 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (16.08%) F5
19 30 (15.08%) CheckPoint
19 30 (15.08%) BGP
20 29 (14.57%) OSPF
20 29 (14.57%) Cisco IOS
21 27 (13.57%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (17.09%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.57%) IIS
3 22 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.04%) SharePoint
4 14 (7.04%) Lync
5 12 (6.03%) Apache
6 11 (5.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.51%) nginx
9 3 (1.51%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.51%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.01%) Jetty
10 2 (1.01%) WordPress
10 2 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.04%) MS Office
3 5 (2.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.02%) Office 365
2 6 (3.02%) IaaS
2 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.51%) PaaS
4 2 (1.01%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.50%) Route 53
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 105 (52.76%) DHCP
2 79 (39.70%) TCP/IP
3 67 (33.67%) Firewall
4 38 (19.10%) WAN
5 35 (17.59%) LAN
6 30 (15.08%) BGP
7 29 (14.57%) OSPF
7 29 (14.57%) Cisco IOS
8 27 (13.57%) SAN
9 25 (12.56%) VPN
10 24 (12.06%) Internet
11 23 (11.56%) HTTP
12 22 (11.06%) SSL
13 21 (10.55%) Network Security
14 17 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 17 (8.54%) LDAP
15 15 (7.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (7.04%) EIGRP
17 13 (6.53%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.03%) MySQL
3 8 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.01%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.51%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.01%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.50%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.50%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.50%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.51%) Subversion
3 3 (1.51%) JIRA
4 2 (1.01%) Introscope
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.50%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.50%) Hudson
5 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
General
1 77 (38.69%) Finance
2 37 (18.59%) Banking
3 8 (4.02%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.52%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.01%) Retail
5 4 (2.01%) Publishing
6 3 (1.51%) Private Banking
6 3 (1.51%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Electronics
7 2 (1.01%) Law
7 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (13.57%) Analyst
2 24 (12.06%) Network Engineer
3 20 (10.05%) Administrator
4 17 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.04%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.53%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.52%) Applications Support
7 9 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.02%) Architect
8 8 (4.02%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (3.02%) Network Specialist
10 6 (3.02%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Mac Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.02%) HTML
1 6 (3.02%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.51%) Web Services
3 4 (2.01%) Middleware
4 3 (1.51%) LAMP
4 3 (1.51%) JSP
4 3 (1.51%) Servlets
4 3 (1.51%) .NET
4 3 (1.51%) J2EE
4 3 (1.51%) WebSockets
5 2 (1.01%) Worklight
5 2 (1.01%) XML
5 2 (1.01%) SAML
5 2 (1.01%) JSON
5 2 (1.01%) HTML5
6 1 (0.50%) CSS3
6 1 (0.50%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.50%) XMPP
6 1 (0.50%) ADSI
6 1 (0.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.54%) Clustering
1 15 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (7.54%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.53%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.52%) iPhone
5 6 (3.02%) iPad
5 6 (3.02%) PKI
6 4 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.51%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.51%) Replication
7 3 (1.51%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.51%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.01%) CMDB
8 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.01%) DTV
8 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 112 (56.28%) Windows
2 58 (29.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (21.61%) Linux
4 36 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (17.09%) UNIX
5 34 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (9.05%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.53%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.02%) Solaris
9 8 (4.02%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.52%) Mac OS X
10 7 (3.52%) Android
11 4 (2.01%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.01%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.01%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.51%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.51%) Debian
12 3 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.60%) ITIL
2 20 (10.05%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.05%) Migration
3 18 (9.05%) DevOps
4 14 (7.04%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.03%) Service Management
6 10 (5.03%) Open Source
7 9 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.02%) Change Management
8 8 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.52%) Project Management
9 7 (3.52%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.52%) Identity Management
9 7 (3.52%) Software Deployment
10 6 (3.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.02%) Security Patching
11 5 (2.51%) Server Building
11 5 (2.51%) SDLC
11 5 (2.51%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.09%) PowerShell
2 35 (17.59%) SQL
3 15 (7.54%) Python
4 13 (6.53%) Perl
5 8 (4.02%) Java
6 7 (3.52%) C
7 6 (3.02%) Ruby
7 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.02%) VBScript
8 5 (2.51%) PHP
8 5 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.01%) Jython
9 2 (1.01%) Tcl
9 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.50%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.04%) CCIE
3 16 (8.04%) CCNP
4 15 (7.54%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.03%) Degree
5 12 (6.03%) CCSA
6 11 (5.53%) CCSE
6 11 (5.53%) MCSE
7 10 (5.03%) CCNA
8 8 (4.02%) MCSA
9 7 (3.52%) MCP
10 5 (2.51%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.01%) ACTC
12 3 (1.51%) MCITP
12 3 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.51%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.01%) CISSP
13 2 (1.01%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.01%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) SLA
2 4 (2.01%) QA
3 3 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (39.70%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.55%) vSphere
4 16 (8.04%) XenApp
5 10 (5.03%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.52%) NFS
7 7 (3.52%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (2.01%) Squid
9 4 (2.01%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.51%) Xen
10 3 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.51%) Snort
11 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.01%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (1.01%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.01%) XenServer
11 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (10.55%) SCCM
2 20 (10.05%) Puppet
3 10 (5.03%) SCOM
4 9 (4.52%) Nagios
5 6 (3.02%) WSUS
5 6 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.02%) Casper Suite
6 5 (2.51%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.51%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.01%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.51%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (1.51%) MOM
8 3 (1.51%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.51%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.01%) Pingdom
9 2 (1.01%) OpenView
9 2 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 73 (36.68%) Cisco
2 71 (35.68%) Microsoft
3 56 (28.14%) VMware
4 40 (20.10%) Citrix
5 32 (16.08%) F5
6 30 (15.08%) CheckPoint
7 26 (13.07%) HP
8 21 (10.55%) Oracle
9 16 (8.04%) IBM
9 16 (8.04%) Juniper
10 15 (7.54%) NetApp
11 14 (7.04%) McAfee
12 13 (6.53%) Dell
13 10 (5.03%) Apple
14 9 (4.52%) EMC
15 7 (3.52%) Adobe
15 7 (3.52%) Red Hat
15 7 (3.52%) Splunk
15 7 (3.52%) Fortinet
16 6 (3.02%) Altiris
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