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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 111 133 129
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing DNS 84 69 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.55% 1.15% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.93% 10.06% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 52
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £163 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £20.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £20.00 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -3.03%
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
704 686 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.97% 11.48% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 503 564
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 109 (63.37%) DHCP
2 90 (52.33%) Windows
3 70 (40.70%) Active Directory
4 69 (40.12%) VMware
5 65 (37.79%) Cisco
6 64 (37.21%) Firewall
7 57 (33.14%) Microsoft
8 55 (31.98%) Finance
9 52 (30.23%) TCP/IP
10 51 (29.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (24.42%) Citrix
13 41 (23.84%) Linux
14 39 (22.67%) MS Exchange
15 37 (21.51%) CheckPoint
16 33 (19.19%) F5
17 32 (18.60%) BGP
18 31 (18.02%) OSPF
18 31 (18.02%) Cisco Certification
18 31 (18.02%) LAN
18 31 (18.02%) WAN
19 29 (16.86%) HP
19 29 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (16.86%) Network Security
20 28 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
20 28 (16.28%) SAN
21 26 (15.12%) ITIL
22 25 (14.53%) Cisco IOS
23 24 (13.95%) Load Balancing
24 23 (13.37%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (22.67%) MS Exchange
2 28 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (11.63%) IIS
4 13 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (6.40%) Apache
6 10 (5.81%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (5.23%) Lync
8 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.91%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.74%) nginx
11 3 (1.74%) Jetty
12 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) MS Office
2 8 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) RMDS
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.07%) IaaS
1 7 (4.07%) Office 365
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.91%) PaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Route 53
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 109 (63.37%) DHCP
2 64 (37.21%) Firewall
3 52 (30.23%) TCP/IP
4 32 (18.60%) BGP
5 31 (18.02%) OSPF
5 31 (18.02%) LAN
5 31 (18.02%) WAN
6 29 (16.86%) Network Security
7 28 (16.28%) SAN
8 25 (14.53%) Cisco IOS
9 23 (13.37%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (12.21%) SSL
11 20 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 20 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 19 (11.05%) VPN
12 19 (11.05%) Internet
13 17 (9.88%) BIG-IP
13 17 (9.88%) HTTP
14 15 (8.72%) VLAN
15 14 (8.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.40%) MySQL
3 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.91%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.58%) DB2
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) Big Data
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Subversion
2 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.16%) Introscope
3 1 (0.58%) MSI
3 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.58%) Hudson
3 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.58%) Maven
3 1 (0.58%) Selenium
3 1 (0.58%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (31.98%) Finance
2 20 (11.63%) Banking
3 9 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.91%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.33%) Marketing
5 4 (2.33%) Electronics
5 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.74%) Legal
6 3 (1.74%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Law
7 2 (1.16%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 19 (11.05%) Network Engineer
2 17 (9.88%) Analyst
3 16 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.72%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.72%) Network Specialist
5 11 (6.40%) Security Specialist
5 11 (6.40%) Network Security Specialist
6 10 (5.81%) Architect
6 10 (5.81%) Administrator
7 9 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.65%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.07%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.91%) Consultant
11 5 (2.91%) Security Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) Web Services
2 6 (3.49%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.49%) HTML
3 4 (2.33%) .NET
4 3 (1.74%) JSP
4 3 (1.74%) Servlets
4 3 (1.74%) XML
4 3 (1.74%) J2EE
4 3 (1.74%) Middleware
4 3 (1.74%) WebSockets
5 2 (1.16%) JSON
5 2 (1.16%) HTML5
5 2 (1.16%) Worklight
5 2 (1.16%) SAML
5 2 (1.16%) LAMP
6 1 (0.58%) CSS
6 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.58%) CSS3
6 1 (0.58%) RESTful
6 1 (0.58%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.72%) Thin Client
2 15 (8.72%) Fat Client
3 11 (6.40%) Blackberry
4 10 (5.81%) Open Source
4 10 (5.81%) Clustering
5 5 (2.91%) iPhone
5 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.33%) PKI
6 4 (2.33%) iPad
6 4 (2.33%) Replication
6 4 (2.33%) DTV
7 3 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.58%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
9 1 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 90 (52.33%) Windows
2 43 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (23.84%) Linux
4 29 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (13.37%) UNIX
6 21 (12.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (10.47%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.81%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.65%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.33%) CentOS
10 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.33%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.74%) Debian
11 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.74%) Android
12 2 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.12%) ITIL
2 24 (13.95%) Load Balancing
3 15 (8.72%) E-Commerce
4 12 (6.98%) Migration
5 11 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (5.23%) DevOps
7 8 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.65%) Change Management
8 6 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (3.49%) Project Management
8 6 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.91%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.91%) Programme Management
9 5 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (2.91%) Line Management
9 5 (2.91%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.33%) Microservices
10 4 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (2.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.05%) SQL
2 14 (8.14%) C
3 13 (7.56%) Python
4 11 (6.40%) Java
4 11 (6.40%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.81%) Perl
6 7 (4.07%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.33%) Ruby
8 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.16%) PHP
9 2 (1.16%) VBScript
9 2 (1.16%) Jython
10 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.58%) C#
10 1 (0.58%) Go
Qualifications
1 31 (18.02%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (11.05%) CCNP
3 18 (10.47%) CCSE
4 14 (8.14%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.07%) CCSA
6 7 (4.07%) Degree
7 6 (3.49%) CCIE
8 5 (2.91%) CCNA
9 4 (2.33%) ACTC
9 4 (2.33%) MCSE
10 2 (1.16%) MCITP
10 2 (1.16%) CISSP
10 2 (1.16%) CCSP
10 2 (1.16%) MCSA
11 1 (0.58%) CISA
11 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.58%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) SLA
2 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 70 (40.70%) Active Directory
2 51 (29.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (12.21%) vSphere
4 13 (7.56%) XenApp
5 12 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (4.07%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.49%) VMware Server
8 5 (2.91%) NFS
8 5 (2.91%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.91%) Xen
9 4 (2.33%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.74%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.16%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (8.14%) SCCM
2 12 (6.98%) Puppet
3 9 (5.23%) WSUS
4 7 (4.07%) SCOM
4 7 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.49%) Casper Suite
6 4 (2.33%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.74%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.74%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (1.74%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.74%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.16%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.16%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.16%) OpenView
8 2 (1.16%) MOM
8 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 69 (40.12%) VMware
2 65 (37.79%) Cisco
3 57 (33.14%) Microsoft
4 42 (24.42%) Citrix
5 37 (21.51%) CheckPoint
6 33 (19.19%) F5
7 29 (16.86%) HP
8 20 (11.63%) Blue Coat
9 17 (9.88%) Juniper
10 15 (8.72%) NetApp
10 15 (8.72%) Infoblox
11 14 (8.14%) Oracle
12 12 (6.98%) Imperva
13 11 (6.40%) McAfee
14 9 (5.23%) IBM
15 8 (4.65%) Dell
15 8 (4.65%) EMC
16 7 (4.07%) SolarWinds
17 6 (3.49%) Red Hat
17 6 (3.49%) Adobe
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 26 days ago