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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / England
Rank 122 136 99
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -37
Contract jobs citing DNS 859 808 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.11% 1.74% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 12.04% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 489 599
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 59 67
Median hourly rate £26.04 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.72% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £50.00 £37.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.43%

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
6184 6713 6900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.16% 14.42% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3953 3958
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 345 390
Median hourly rate £26.58 £26.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +27 351 £425 +3.03% 85
South East -16 156 £350 +3.32% 69
East of England +18 90 £360 -7.09% 29
Yorkshire +32 54 £405 +26.56% 17
North East +17 54 £275 -33.97% 6
North West -15 50 £348 -4.13% 24
West Midlands +18 37 £375 +25.00% 27
South West +7 35 £300 -7.69% 22
East Midlands +25 29 £330 -8.96% 8
Midlands - 1 - -
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 1029 (53.01%) Windows
2 914 (47.09%) Active Directory
3 905 (46.63%) DHCP
4 810 (41.73%) VMware
5 695 (35.81%) Linux
6 657 (33.85%) Microsoft
7 569 (29.31%) Windows Server
8 549 (28.28%) Firewall
9 497 (25.61%) TCP/IP
10 476 (24.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 431 (22.21%) Security Cleared
12 417 (21.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 404 (20.81%) Cisco
14 359 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
15 354 (18.24%) SC Cleared
16 345 (17.77%) Puppet
17 330 (17.00%) ITIL
18 325 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
19 320 (16.49%) DevOps
20 303 (15.61%) LAN
21 289 (14.89%) VPN
21 289 (14.89%) Apache
22 287 (14.79%) PowerShell
23 282 (14.53%) Oracle
24 273 (14.06%) WAN
25 268 (13.81%) Configuration Management
26 261 (13.45%) Citrix
27 251 (12.93%) SQL
28 245 (12.62%) Unix
29 237 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 289 (14.89%) Apache
2 217 (11.18%) MS Exchange
3 208 (10.72%) IIS
4 128 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 121 (6.23%) SharePoint
6 110 (5.67%) Elasticsearch
7 102 (5.26%) Tomcat
8 101 (5.20%) Skype for Business
9 91 (4.69%) Confluence
10 86 (4.43%) nginx
11 58 (2.99%) WebSphere
12 54 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
13 47 (2.42%) OpenStack
14 40 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
15 39 (2.01%) JBoss
16 30 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
17 27 (1.39%) WebLogic
18 23 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
19 21 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
20 19 (0.98%) Jetty
Applications
1 191 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 146 (7.52%) MS Office
3 79 (4.07%) HipChat
4 21 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) Eikon
6 1 (0.052%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 359 (18.50%) Amazon AWS
2 235 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (9.99%) Office 365
4 94 (4.84%) IaaS
5 64 (3.30%) PaaS
6 52 (2.68%) SaaS
7 50 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.72%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.67%) HP Helion
13 12 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (0.62%) OneDrive
13 12 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (0.36%) SoftLayer
16 6 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 905 (46.63%) DHCP
2 549 (28.28%) Firewall
3 497 (25.61%) TCP/IP
4 303 (15.61%) LAN
5 289 (14.89%) VPN
6 273 (14.06%) WAN
7 236 (12.16%) LDAP
8 200 (10.30%) SSL
9 199 (10.25%) SAN
10 168 (8.66%) HTTP
11 155 (7.99%) Internet
12 133 (6.85%) SMTP
12 133 (6.85%) SSH
13 115 (5.92%) Network Security
14 105 (5.41%) VLAN
15 98 (5.05%) MPLS
15 98 (5.05%) VoIP
16 96 (4.95%) IPsec
17 94 (4.84%) SNMP
18 92 (4.74%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 160 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
3 101 (5.20%) Hadoop
4 99 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 88 (4.53%) MySQL
6 58 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 50 (2.58%) Relational Database
8 38 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 34 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 26 (1.34%) MongoDB
12 23 (1.18%) NoSQL
13 22 (1.13%) Redis
14 14 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
16 12 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
18 9 (0.46%) DB2
19 8 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 215 (11.08%) Jenkins
2 161 (8.29%) Git (software)
3 110 (5.67%) JIRA
4 103 (5.31%) Maven
4 103 (5.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 93 (4.79%) JUnit
6 88 (4.53%) Ant
7 87 (4.48%) SonarQube
8 82 (4.22%) Liquibase
9 80 (4.12%) JIRA Agile
10 71 (3.66%) Bitbucket
11 40 (2.06%) Subversion
12 32 (1.65%) Selenium
13 29 (1.49%) Vagrant
14 21 (1.08%) TeamCity
14 21 (1.08%) Travis CI
15 20 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (0.77%) ClearCase
16 15 (0.77%) Grunt
17 14 (0.72%) GoCD
General
1 218 (11.23%) Finance
2 66 (3.40%) Banking
3 65 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.42%) Retail
5 45 (2.32%) Back Office
6 30 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.03%) Marketing
8 19 (0.98%) Legal
9 17 (0.88%) Electronics
9 17 (0.88%) Law
10 14 (0.72%) Publishing
11 12 (0.62%) Games
12 11 (0.57%) Advertising
12 11 (0.57%) Local Government
13 10 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.36%) French Language
16 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.26%) Billing
18 4 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 197 (10.15%) Administrator
2 195 (10.05%) Support Engineer
3 188 (9.69%) Network Engineer
4 180 (9.27%) Architect
5 164 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 152 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 140 (7.21%) Analyst
8 114 (5.87%) Systems Administrator
9 111 (5.72%) Consultant
10 92 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 92 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
11 77 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
12 75 (3.86%) Server Engineer
13 71 (3.66%) Linux Administrator
14 68 (3.50%) Active Directory Engineer
15 67 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
16 64 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
17 63 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
18 62 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
19 60 (3.09%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (6.13%) ELK Stack
2 84 (4.33%) Software Packaging
3 83 (4.28%) MCollective
4 71 (3.66%) Middleware
5 68 (3.50%) Web Services
6 63 (3.25%) LAMP
7 54 (2.78%) HTML
8 52 (2.68%) .NET
9 47 (2.42%) CSS
10 33 (1.70%) LAPP Stack
11 32 (1.65%) XML
12 31 (1.60%) REST
13 28 (1.44%) J2EE
14 27 (1.39%) JSON
15 26 (1.34%) 802.1X
16 24 (1.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 23 (1.18%) Node.js
18 22 (1.13%) AngularJS
18 22 (1.13%) SAML
19 19 (0.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 227 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 121 (6.23%) PKI
3 110 (5.67%) Clustering
4 89 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 88 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (4.28%) Replication
7 48 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 46 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 42 (2.16%) Fat Client
9 42 (2.16%) Thin Client
10 37 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.60%) Blackberry
12 30 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.24%) Driving Licence
14 22 (1.13%) NHS
15 21 (1.08%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (1.03%) VCE vBlock
17 18 (0.93%) Client/Server
18 17 (0.88%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1029 (53.01%) Windows
2 695 (35.81%) Linux
3 569 (29.31%) Windows Server
4 417 (21.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 325 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 245 (12.62%) Unix
7 237 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 212 (10.92%) Windows 7
9 173 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 145 (7.47%) CentOS
11 108 (5.56%) Solaris
12 77 (3.97%) Windows 10
13 74 (3.81%) Ubuntu
14 71 (3.66%) AIX
15 48 (2.47%) Windows 8
16 47 (2.42%) Android
17 44 (2.27%) SUSE
18 42 (2.16%) Windows XP
19 40 (2.06%) Apple iOS
20 38 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (17.00%) ITIL
2 320 (16.49%) DevOps
3 268 (13.81%) Configuration Management
4 215 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
5 206 (10.61%) Load Balancing
6 190 (9.79%) Migration
7 187 (9.63%) Service Management
8 170 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
9 160 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 126 (6.49%) Change Management
11 120 (6.18%) Scrum
12 110 (5.67%) Identity Management
13 90 (4.64%) High Availability
14 82 (4.22%) Open Source
14 82 (4.22%) Problem Management
15 78 (4.02%) Workflow
16 76 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 72 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 69 (3.55%) Project Management
19 68 (3.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 287 (14.79%) PowerShell
2 251 (12.93%) SQL
3 206 (10.61%) Python
4 188 (9.69%) Perl
5 148 (7.62%) Bash Shell
6 141 (7.26%) Shell Script
7 138 (7.11%) Ruby
8 130 (6.70%) Java
9 77 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 77 (3.97%) PHP
10 54 (2.78%) C
11 53 (2.73%) Korn
12 41 (2.11%) VB
13 29 (1.49%) Go
14 26 (1.34%) C#
15 24 (1.24%) C++
16 21 (1.08%) VBScript
17 16 (0.82%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.62%) C-shell
19 10 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 431 (22.21%) Security Cleared
2 354 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 181 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
4 144 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 105 (5.41%) CCNA
6 92 (4.74%) CCNP
7 81 (4.17%) MCSE
8 66 (3.40%) Degree
9 48 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 47 (2.42%) MCSA
11 41 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 40 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 38 (1.96%) MCP
14 37 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.80%) CCIE
16 31 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
17 28 (1.44%) MCTS
18 19 (0.98%) DBS Check
18 19 (0.98%) MCITP
19 18 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.64%) SLA
2 50 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 40 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (1.03%) QA
5 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.052%) BS7799
7 1 (0.052%) GxP
7 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 914 (47.09%) Active Directory
2 476 (24.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 144 (7.42%) Docker
5 135 (6.96%) vSphere
6 134 (6.90%) XenApp
7 131 (6.75%) VMware ESX
8 107 (5.51%) vCloud
9 99 (5.10%) Squid
10 90 (4.64%) Postfix
11 88 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
12 74 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 70 (3.61%) NFS
14 58 (2.99%) XenDesktop
15 45 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
16 44 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
17 30 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
18 24 (1.24%) Samba
19 23 (1.18%) Firmware
20 22 (1.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 345 (17.77%) Puppet
2 227 (11.70%) SCCM
3 207 (10.66%) Ansible
4 135 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
5 128 (6.59%) Terraform
6 122 (6.29%) ZABBIX
7 116 (5.98%) Kubernetes
8 108 (5.56%) logstash
9 107 (5.51%) Nagios
10 102 (5.26%) SCOM
11 98 (5.05%) Kibana
12 83 (4.28%) Rancher
13 60 (3.09%) WSUS
14 51 (2.63%) NetBackup
15 49 (2.52%) Consul
16 38 (1.96%) Packer
17 37 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
18 35 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
19 31 (1.60%) HAProxy
20 30 (1.55%) yum
Vendors
1 810 (41.73%) VMware
2 657 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 404 (20.81%) Cisco
4 282 (14.53%) Oracle
5 261 (13.45%) Citrix
6 193 (9.94%) Red Hat
7 166 (8.55%) HP
8 146 (7.52%) CheckPoint
9 114 (5.87%) Juniper
10 109 (5.62%) F5
11 97 (5.00%) Dell
12 84 (4.33%) Symantec
13 83 (4.28%) Sonatype
14 77 (3.97%) Atlassian
15 74 (3.81%) IBM
16 68 (3.50%) EMC
17 56 (2.89%) Intel Security
18 51 (2.63%) Veritas
19 49 (2.52%) Palo Alto
19 49 (2.52%) Splunk
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Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £15-20/hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Kent
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
LA International
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London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
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MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
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Plymouth, Devon
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South West
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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