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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 95 104 122
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs citing DNS 114 102 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.10% 1.75% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.70% 12.72% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 56
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £199 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.58% -10.00%
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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
726 802 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.40% 13.79% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 514 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.37 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 98 (49.25%) DHCP
3 81 (40.70%) Active Directory
3 81 (40.70%) Finance
4 78 (39.20%) TCP/IP
5 73 (36.68%) Cisco
5 73 (36.68%) Microsoft
6 66 (33.17%) Firewall
7 59 (29.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (28.64%) VMware
9 47 (23.62%) Linux
10 43 (21.61%) WAN
10 43 (21.61%) PowerShell
11 42 (21.11%) ITIL
12 40 (20.10%) LAN
13 39 (19.60%) UNIX
13 39 (19.60%) Citrix
14 38 (19.10%) Banking
15 35 (17.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (17.59%) SQL
15 35 (17.59%) MS Exchange
16 34 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (16.08%) F5
17 32 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
18 29 (14.57%) Cisco IOS
18 29 (14.57%) IIS
18 29 (14.57%) SAN
18 29 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
19 28 (14.07%) Internet
19 28 (14.07%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 35 (17.59%) MS Exchange
2 29 (14.57%) IIS
3 23 (11.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (9.05%) SharePoint
5 13 (6.53%) Lync
5 13 (6.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (5.03%) Apache
7 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.51%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.51%) nginx
10 3 (1.51%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.01%) SAS
11 2 (1.01%) Jetty
11 2 (1.01%) WordPress
11 2 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 19 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.03%) MS Office
3 4 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 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
3 1 (0.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.52%) IaaS
4 4 (2.01%) Office 365
5 3 (1.51%) SaaS
5 3 (1.51%) PaaS
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.50%) Route 53
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 98 (49.25%) DHCP
2 78 (39.20%) TCP/IP
3 66 (33.17%) Firewall
4 43 (21.61%) WAN
5 40 (20.10%) LAN
6 29 (14.57%) SAN
6 29 (14.57%) Cisco IOS
7 28 (14.07%) Internet
7 28 (14.07%) OSPF
7 28 (14.07%) BGP
8 24 (12.06%) VPN
9 23 (11.56%) HTTP
10 22 (11.06%) LDAP
11 20 (10.05%) SSL
12 17 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (8.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 16 (8.04%) Network Security
14 15 (7.54%) EIGRP
15 13 (6.53%) NAS
15 13 (6.53%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.53%) MySQL
3 7 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.51%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.01%) MarkLogic
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.50%) Essbase
6 1 (0.50%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.51%) Subversion
3 3 (1.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.50%) Maven
4 1 (0.50%) Hudson
4 1 (0.50%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (40.70%) Finance
2 38 (19.10%) Banking
3 10 (5.03%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.01%) Advertising
6 4 (2.01%) Publishing
6 4 (2.01%) Retail
7 3 (1.51%) Private Banking
7 3 (1.51%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Electronics
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (12.06%) Analyst
1 24 (12.06%) Administrator
2 23 (11.56%) Network Engineer
3 17 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.54%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.53%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (4.52%) Applications Support
7 9 (4.52%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.02%) Architect
9 7 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.52%) Technical Leader
9 7 (3.52%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Server Engineer
11 5 (2.51%) Consultant
11 5 (2.51%) Network Specialist
11 5 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.02%) Middleware
2 5 (2.51%) Web Services
3 4 (2.01%) HTML
3 4 (2.01%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.51%) LAMP
4 3 (1.51%) .NET
4 3 (1.51%) J2EE
4 3 (1.51%) JSP
4 3 (1.51%) Servlets
4 3 (1.51%) WebSockets
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
6 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.06%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.05%) Clustering
3 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.04%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.52%) PKI
6 6 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.02%) iPhone
7 5 (2.51%) iPad
7 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.01%) Replication
9 2 (1.01%) User Experience
9 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.01%) DTV
9 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.01%) CMDB
10 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 112 (56.28%) Windows
2 59 (29.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (23.62%) Linux
4 39 (19.60%) UNIX
5 35 (17.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (11.56%) Windows 7
8 16 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.03%) Windows 8
10 10 (5.03%) Android
10 10 (5.03%) Solaris
11 7 (3.52%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.52%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.52%) Debian
12 4 (2.01%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.01%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.51%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.11%) ITIL
2 19 (9.55%) Load Balancing
3 17 (8.54%) Migration
3 17 (8.54%) DevOps
4 14 (7.04%) Configuration Management
5 12 (6.03%) Service Management
6 10 (5.03%) Open Source
6 10 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (4.52%) Project Management
8 8 (4.02%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.02%) Change Management
8 8 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.52%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.52%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.02%) Change Control
10 6 (3.02%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.02%) Software Deployment
10 6 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.61%) PowerShell
2 35 (17.59%) SQL
3 15 (7.54%) Python
4 14 (7.04%) Perl
5 10 (5.03%) VBScript
6 8 (4.02%) Ruby
7 7 (3.52%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.52%) C
7 7 (3.52%) Java
8 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.01%) PHP
10 3 (1.51%) VB
11 2 (1.01%) Tcl
11 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (7.54%) CCNP
4 14 (7.04%) CCIE
4 14 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.53%) MCSE
6 12 (6.03%) CCSA
7 10 (5.03%) CCSE
7 10 (5.03%) CCNA
8 9 (4.52%) MCSA
8 9 (4.52%) Degree
9 8 (4.02%) MCP
10 5 (2.51%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.51%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.51%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.51%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.51%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.01%) CCIP
12 2 (1.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.52%) SLA
2 7 (3.52%) QA
3 5 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (40.70%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.05%) vSphere
4 15 (7.54%) XenApp
5 12 (6.03%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.03%) NFS
6 10 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.52%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.51%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.01%) Squid
10 3 (1.51%) Xen
10 3 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.51%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.51%) Snort
11 2 (1.01%) vCloud
11 2 (1.01%) Docker
11 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 28 (14.07%) SCCM
2 21 (10.55%) Puppet
3 11 (5.53%) SCOM
3 11 (5.53%) Nagios
4 5 (2.51%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.51%) WSUS
4 5 (2.51%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.51%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.51%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.51%) MOM
6 3 (1.51%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.51%) Casper Suite
6 3 (1.51%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.01%) Graphite
7 2 (1.01%) vMotion
7 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 73 (36.68%) Cisco
1 73 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 57 (28.64%) VMware
3 39 (19.60%) Citrix
4 32 (16.08%) F5
5 25 (12.56%) CheckPoint
6 24 (12.06%) HP
7 20 (10.05%) Oracle
8 15 (7.54%) NetApp
9 14 (7.04%) Red Hat
9 14 (7.04%) IBM
9 14 (7.04%) Dell
10 13 (6.53%) Juniper
11 12 (6.03%) McAfee
12 8 (4.02%) Websense
12 8 (4.02%) EMC
13 7 (3.52%) Apple
13 7 (3.52%) Splunk
13 7 (3.52%) AppSense
14 6 (3.02%) SolarWinds
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