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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 113 105 123
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 39 88 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.24% 1.75% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.47% 13.00% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 67 43
Average daily rate £366 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £285 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -6.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +48.43%
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
340 677 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.84% 13.45% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 491 442
Average daily rate £413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 57 (55.34%) Windows
2 54 (52.43%) Active Directory
3 49 (47.57%) DHCP
4 39 (37.86%) VMware
5 38 (36.89%) Finance
6 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
7 35 (33.98%) Linux
8 33 (32.04%) Cisco
9 30 (29.13%) TCP/IP
10 28 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (26.21%) Firewall
12 25 (24.27%) Windows Server
13 21 (20.39%) ITIL
13 21 (20.39%) PowerShell
14 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (18.45%) Banking
16 17 (16.50%) Citrix
17 16 (15.53%) SCCM
17 16 (15.53%) Data Centre
18 15 (14.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (14.56%) Windows 7
19 14 (13.59%) Puppet
19 14 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (13.59%) BGP
19 14 (13.59%) Unix
19 14 (13.59%) IIS
19 14 (13.59%) VPN
20 13 (12.62%) OSPF
20 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 12 (11.65%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (13.59%) IIS
2 8 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.80%) Apache
4 5 (4.85%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.88%) Lync
5 4 (3.88%) SAS
5 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.91%) nginx
7 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Documaker
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Office 365
2 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.94%) GitHub
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.97%) IaaS
5 1 (0.97%) SaaS
5 1 (0.97%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.97%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 49 (47.57%) DHCP
2 30 (29.13%) TCP/IP
3 27 (26.21%) Firewall
4 14 (13.59%) BGP
4 14 (13.59%) VPN
5 13 (12.62%) OSPF
6 12 (11.65%) LDAP
6 12 (11.65%) WAN
7 11 (10.68%) LAN
8 10 (9.71%) SAN
8 10 (9.71%) SSL
9 9 (8.74%) DMVPN
9 9 (8.74%) Internet
10 7 (6.80%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (6.80%) EIGRP
10 7 (6.80%) HTTP
10 7 (6.80%) IPsec
11 6 (5.83%) Kerberos
11 6 (5.83%) Network Security
11 6 (5.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
1 4 (3.88%) MySQL
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.94%) DB2
3 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.97%) Big Data
4 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.97%) MSI
3 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (36.89%) Finance
2 19 (18.45%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.80%) Legal
3 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Law
5 2 (1.94%) International Banking
5 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Front Office
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) Administrator
2 10 (9.71%) Analyst
3 9 (8.74%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (7.77%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Architect
6 6 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.85%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Network Specialist
9 3 (2.91%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (2.91%) Network Security Specialist
9 3 (2.91%) Security Specialist
9 3 (2.91%) Server Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Technical Leader
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) Middleware
2 4 (3.88%) SAML
2 4 (3.88%) Web Services
3 3 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.91%) XML
3 3 (2.91%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.94%) .NET
4 2 (1.94%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.94%) JRules
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.94%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (0.97%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.97%) COM
5 1 (0.97%) HTML
5 1 (0.97%) POSIX
5 1 (0.97%) WCF
5 1 (0.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.80%) Clustering
4 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.88%) User Experience
6 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.91%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.94%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.97%) BYOD
8 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.97%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.97%) LPAR
8 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.97%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 57 (55.34%) Windows
2 35 (33.98%) Linux
3 25 (24.27%) Windows Server
4 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (14.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (14.56%) Windows 7
6 14 (13.59%) Unix
7 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (5.83%) Debian
10 4 (3.88%) AIX
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (3.88%) Solaris
11 3 (2.91%) Android
11 3 (2.91%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.94%) SUSE
12 2 (1.94%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) ITIL
2 9 (8.74%) Configuration Management
2 9 (8.74%) Load Balancing
2 9 (8.74%) Migration
3 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.77%) DevOps
3 8 (7.77%) Service Delivery
4 7 (6.80%) Open Source
5 6 (5.83%) Change Management
5 6 (5.83%) Mentoring
6 5 (4.85%) Information Security
6 5 (4.85%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.88%) Analytics
7 4 (3.88%) Change Control
7 4 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.88%) Data Management
7 4 (3.88%) Line Management
7 4 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.65%) SQL
3 9 (8.74%) VBScript
4 8 (7.77%) Perl
5 7 (6.80%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.80%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.83%) Python
7 4 (3.88%) C
8 3 (2.91%) Java
8 3 (2.91%) Korn
8 3 (2.91%) Ruby
9 2 (1.94%) C#
9 2 (1.94%) C++
9 2 (1.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (9.71%) CCNP
3 8 (7.77%) CCIE
4 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.85%) CCNA
5 5 (4.85%) Degree
6 4 (3.88%) MCSA
6 4 (3.88%) MCSE
7 3 (2.91%) CCSE
7 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.94%) CISSP
8 2 (1.94%) RHCE
9 1 (0.97%) CCDP
9 1 (0.97%) CCEA
9 1 (0.97%) CCSA
9 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.97%) GIAC
9 1 (0.97%) MCP
9 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) PCI DSS
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.91%) ISO15022
2 3 (2.91%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 54 (52.43%) Active Directory
2 28 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) vSphere
4 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.85%) XenApp
5 4 (3.88%) NFS
5 4 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.91%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.91%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.91%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.94%) Docker
7 2 (1.94%) Firmware
7 2 (1.94%) iptables
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.94%) Squid
7 2 (1.94%) vCloud
7 2 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.97%) Samba
8 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) SCCM
2 14 (13.59%) Puppet
3 6 (5.83%) Nagios
4 5 (4.85%) SCOM
4 5 (4.85%) vMotion
5 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.91%) Ansible
7 2 (1.94%) Cacti
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.94%) Control-M
7 2 (1.94%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.94%) WSUS
7 2 (1.94%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.97%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.97%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (37.86%) VMware
2 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
3 33 (32.04%) Cisco
4 17 (16.50%) Citrix
5 11 (10.68%) Red Hat
6 9 (8.74%) F5
7 8 (7.77%) CheckPoint
7 8 (7.77%) HP
7 8 (7.77%) Oracle
8 7 (6.80%) AppSense
8 7 (6.80%) IBM
9 5 (4.85%) CA
9 5 (4.85%) Dell
9 5 (4.85%) Infoblox
9 5 (4.85%) Juniper
10 4 (3.88%) Altiris
10 4 (3.88%) Atlassian
10 4 (3.88%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.88%) WorldPay
11 3 (2.91%) Blue Coat
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ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £500 Per Annum
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