The table below looks at the statistics for DNS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DNS over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 107 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 1112 1104 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.24% 2.09% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 15.09% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 652 610
Median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 87 54
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.43% +19.58%
DNS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7640 7314 7898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.86% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4705 4264 4449
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 496 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

DNS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing DNS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DNS Jobs Demand Trend in England

DNS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DNS across the England region.

DNS Daily Rate Trend in England

DNS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

DNS Daily Rate Histogram in England

DNS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DNS across the England region.

DNS Hourly Rate Trend in England

DNS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DNS across the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

DNS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DNS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DNS within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 507 £425 +13.33% 105
South East +6 207 £350 - 73
North East +27 107 £325 - 9
North West +1 66 £425 +12.88% 35
Yorkshire +1 60 £450 +11.11% 19
South West +8 56 £340 +8.80% 21
West Midlands 0 54 £335 +14.52% 25
East of England -20 48 £325 +8.33% 29
East Midlands -4 14 £403 +53.33% 7
Midlands -4 2 £525 +5.00% 1
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DNS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DNS.

1 1242 (55.37%) Windows
2 1161 (51.76%) Active Directory
3 1123 (50.07%) DHCP
4 968 (43.16%) VMware
5 868 (38.70%) Microsoft
6 782 (34.86%) Linux
7 751 (33.48%) Windows Server
8 612 (27.28%) Firewall
9 533 (23.76%) ITIL
10 530 (23.63%) TCP/IP
10 530 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 471 (21.00%) Security Cleared
12 467 (20.82%) Cisco
13 431 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 406 (18.10%) Citrix
15 387 (17.25%) PowerShell
16 377 (16.81%) SQL
17 376 (16.76%) SC Cleared
18 362 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
19 357 (15.92%) Puppet
20 354 (15.78%) DevOps
21 349 (15.56%) Oracle
22 347 (15.47%) Apache
23 343 (15.29%) Configuration Management
24 339 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
25 331 (14.76%) MS Exchange
26 303 (13.51%) SQL Server
27 297 (13.24%) WAN
28 293 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
29 292 (13.02%) SCCM

DNS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 347 (15.47%) Apache
2 331 (14.76%) MS Exchange
3 228 (10.16%) IIS
4 199 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 183 (8.16%) Skype for Business
6 175 (7.80%) SharePoint
7 143 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
8 125 (5.57%) Tomcat
9 122 (5.44%) Confluence
10 90 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2013
11 69 (3.08%) OpenStack
11 69 (3.08%) WebSphere
12 57 (2.54%) nginx
13 44 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
14 43 (1.92%) IBM Notes
15 42 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
16 34 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 31 (1.38%) JBoss
18 30 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
19 29 (1.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 280 (12.48%) MS Excel
2 178 (7.94%) MS Office
3 97 (4.32%) HipChat
4 30 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.58%) MS Project
6 6 (0.27%) ProjectWise
7 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.31%) Faxination
4 6 (0.27%) assyst
4 6 (0.27%) Eikon
5 2 (0.089%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 339 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
2 244 (10.88%) Office 365
3 182 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 74 (3.30%) IaaS
5 64 (2.85%) PaaS
6 57 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
7 47 (2.10%) SaaS
8 30 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.58%) HP Helion
11 13 (0.58%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.53%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.53%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.45%) Google Apps
14 8 (0.36%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1123 (50.07%) DHCP
2 612 (27.28%) Firewall
3 530 (23.63%) TCP/IP
4 297 (13.24%) WAN
5 290 (12.93%) VPN
6 283 (12.62%) LAN
7 264 (11.77%) SAN
8 247 (11.01%) SSL
9 205 (9.14%) LDAP
10 195 (8.69%) Internet
11 179 (7.98%) HTTP
12 145 (6.46%) SSH
13 133 (5.93%) Network Security
14 131 (5.84%) IPsec
15 118 (5.26%) MPLS
16 107 (4.77%) Wireless
17 106 (4.73%) VLAN
18 104 (4.64%) OpenLDAP
19 99 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
20 98 (4.37%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 157 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
3 144 (6.42%) MySQL
4 95 (4.24%) Hadoop
5 63 (2.81%) Oracle Database
6 59 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 45 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 37 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 32 (1.43%) NoSQL
11 30 (1.34%) Redis
12 29 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
16 15 (0.67%) Big Data
17 10 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
18 8 (0.36%) HBase
18 8 (0.36%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 248 (11.06%) Jenkins
2 194 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 130 (5.80%) JIRA
4 115 (5.13%) Maven
5 104 (4.64%) Ant
5 104 (4.64%) SonarQube
5 104 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 100 (4.46%) JUnit
7 97 (4.32%) JIRA Agile
8 94 (4.19%) Liquibase
9 80 (3.57%) Bitbucket
10 55 (2.45%) MSI
11 38 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 37 (1.65%) Subversion
13 36 (1.60%) Travis CI
14 32 (1.43%) Visual Studio
15 22 (0.98%) Selenium
16 20 (0.89%) GoCD
16 20 (0.89%) Introscope
17 19 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 208 (9.27%) Finance
2 88 (3.92%) Banking
3 66 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 52 (2.32%) Retail
5 42 (1.87%) Back Office
6 35 (1.56%) Marketing
7 27 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.89%) Publishing
9 19 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.85%) Law
10 18 (0.80%) Legal
11 17 (0.76%) Local Government
12 16 (0.71%) Electronics
13 15 (0.67%) Advertising
14 11 (0.49%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.45%) French Language
16 9 (0.40%) Japanese Language
17 8 (0.36%) Games
18 7 (0.31%) Billing
19 5 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 245 (10.92%) Administrator
2 243 (10.83%) Support Engineer
3 210 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 207 (9.23%) Network Engineer
5 191 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 175 (7.80%) Analyst
7 137 (6.11%) Systems Administrator
8 124 (5.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 121 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
10 115 (5.13%) Architect
11 113 (5.04%) Consultant
12 103 (4.59%) Linux Engineer
13 102 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
14 99 (4.41%) Server Engineer
15 83 (3.70%) Desktop Support
16 76 (3.39%) Active Directory Engineer
17 75 (3.34%) Wintel Engineer
18 74 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 73 (3.25%) Linux Administrator
20 72 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (5.04%) ELK Stack
2 100 (4.46%) Middleware
3 98 (4.37%) MCollective
4 94 (4.19%) LAMP
5 91 (4.06%) Software Packaging
6 80 (3.57%) Web Services
7 70 (3.12%) .NET
8 48 (2.14%) HTML
9 43 (1.92%) CSS
10 42 (1.87%) XML
11 36 (1.60%) 802.1X
12 31 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
12 31 (1.38%) REST
13 28 (1.25%) Servlets
14 25 (1.11%) J2EE
15 21 (0.94%) .NET Framework
15 21 (0.94%) ASP.NET
15 21 (0.94%) SAML
16 20 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
17 19 (0.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 253 (11.28%) Data Centre
2 160 (7.13%) Clustering
3 117 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 114 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 86 (3.83%) PKI
6 75 (3.34%) Public Cloud
6 75 (3.34%) Replication
7 72 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
8 59 (2.63%) Blackberry
9 55 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 39 (1.74%) Fat Client
10 39 (1.74%) Thin Client
11 28 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 25 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 25 (1.11%) NHS
13 24 (1.07%) Virtual Team
14 21 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.89%) EMC VNX
16 18 (0.80%) BYOD
17 17 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1242 (55.37%) Windows
2 782 (34.86%) Linux
3 751 (33.48%) Windows Server
4 431 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 362 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 282 (12.57%) Unix
7 263 (11.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 207 (9.23%) Windows 7
9 186 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 168 (7.49%) CentOS
11 142 (6.33%) Solaris
12 61 (2.72%) Ubuntu
12 61 (2.72%) Windows XP
13 57 (2.54%) AIX
14 56 (2.50%) Android
15 55 (2.45%) Windows 10
16 46 (2.05%) Windows 8
17 45 (2.01%) Mac OS X
18 44 (1.96%) Apple iOS
19 40 (1.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (23.76%) ITIL
2 354 (15.78%) DevOps
3 343 (15.29%) Configuration Management
4 293 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
5 252 (11.23%) Load Balancing
6 247 (11.01%) Migration
7 199 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
8 187 (8.34%) Service Management
9 174 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 166 (7.40%) Change Management
11 136 (6.06%) High Availability
12 123 (5.48%) Scrum
13 119 (5.31%) Open Source
14 118 (5.26%) Incident Management
15 115 (5.13%) Project Management
16 113 (5.04%) Identity Management
17 106 (4.73%) Software Delivery
18 99 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
19 96 (4.28%) Problem Management
20 91 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 387 (17.25%) PowerShell
2 377 (16.81%) SQL
3 242 (10.79%) Python
4 213 (9.50%) Perl
5 198 (8.83%) Bash Shell
6 197 (8.78%) Shell Script
7 172 (7.67%) Ruby
8 153 (6.82%) Java
9 97 (4.32%) PHP
10 75 (3.34%) JavaScript
11 65 (2.90%) VB
12 63 (2.81%) VBScript
13 61 (2.72%) Korn
14 50 (2.23%) T-SQL
15 43 (1.92%) C#
16 39 (1.74%) C
17 28 (1.25%) C-shell
18 25 (1.11%) Go
19 24 (1.07%) C++
20 21 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 471 (21.00%) Security Cleared
2 376 (16.76%) SC Cleared
3 256 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 208 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
5 153 (6.82%) Degree
6 147 (6.55%) MCSE
7 129 (5.75%) CCNA
8 116 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 111 (4.95%) CCNP
10 78 (3.48%) MCSA
11 66 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 55 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
13 47 (2.10%) CTC Cleared
13 47 (2.10%) MCITP
14 46 (2.05%) MCTS
15 45 (2.01%) MCP
16 39 (1.74%) DV Cleared
17 27 (1.20%) RHCE
18 26 (1.16%) CISSP
19 25 (1.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.41%) SLA
2 91 (4.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 48 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.45%) QA
6 8 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.089%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.045%) COBIT
10 1 (0.045%) DICOM
10 1 (0.045%) HL7
System Software
1 1161 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 530 (23.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 218 (9.72%) XenApp
4 208 (9.27%) Hyper-V
5 165 (7.36%) vSphere
6 162 (7.22%) Docker
7 126 (5.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 120 (5.35%) Squid
9 119 (5.31%) vCloud
10 114 (5.08%) Postfix
11 103 (4.59%) VMware ESX
12 94 (4.19%) XenDesktop
13 88 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
14 63 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
14 63 (2.81%) XenServer
15 62 (2.76%) NFS
16 57 (2.54%) Terminal Services
17 37 (1.65%) Firmware
18 35 (1.56%) Samba
18 35 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 357 (15.92%) Puppet
2 292 (13.02%) SCCM
3 223 (9.94%) Ansible
4 150 (6.69%) SCOM
5 147 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
6 140 (6.24%) Terraform
7 125 (5.57%) logstash
8 117 (5.22%) Kibana
9 113 (5.04%) ZABBIX
10 110 (4.90%) Kubernetes
11 98 (4.37%) Nagios
11 98 (4.37%) Rancher
12 75 (3.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 67 (2.99%) WSUS
14 65 (2.90%) NetBackup
15 63 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
16 49 (2.18%) Backup Exec
17 34 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 33 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
19 29 (1.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 968 (43.16%) VMware
2 868 (38.70%) Microsoft
3 467 (20.82%) Cisco
4 406 (18.10%) Citrix
5 349 (15.56%) Oracle
6 276 (12.30%) HP
7 225 (10.03%) Red Hat
8 166 (7.40%) CheckPoint
9 144 (6.42%) F5
10 142 (6.33%) Dell
11 122 (5.44%) Symantec
12 115 (5.13%) Juniper
13 102 (4.55%) EMC
14 98 (4.37%) Sonatype
15 95 (4.24%) AppSense
16 90 (4.01%) IBM
17 87 (3.88%) Atlassian
18 82 (3.66%) NetApp
19 71 (3.17%) Intel Security
20 61 (2.72%) Blue Coat
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £470 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £145.00 - £165.00 per day + NONE
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: From £180 to £230 per annum Market Leading Rates Depending on Experien
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £28500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Market Leading
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cloud Computing International
Rate: From £180 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago