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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 103 111 110
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing DNS 1135 1028 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.28% 1.99% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.06% 13.97% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 621 507
Median daily rate £350 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 58 45
Median hourly rate £28.50 £17.98 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.50% -3.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £10.55 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.38 £30.55 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +8.27%
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
8074 7356 6792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.19% 14.25% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4990 4265 3664
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 451 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.74% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -5 431 £413 +10.00% 112
South East -8 202 £315 -12.50% 87
North East +29 188 £264 +0.47% 2
East of England -4 65 £340 +13.33% 27
Yorkshire +19 63 £438 +16.66% 24
South West -6 60 £350 -12.50% 29
North West -5 58 £375 +25.00% 23
West Midlands -18 41 £313 +4.16% 23
East Midlands +5 25 £388 +27.04% 5
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1291 (57.79%) Windows
2 1174 (52.55%) Active Directory
3 1114 (49.87%) DHCP
4 911 (40.78%) Microsoft
5 819 (36.66%) VMware
6 729 (32.63%) Windows Server
7 703 (31.47%) Linux
8 634 (28.38%) Firewall
9 575 (25.74%) TCP/IP
10 574 (25.69%) ITIL
11 484 (21.67%) Cisco
12 470 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 437 (19.56%) Citrix
14 425 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 423 (18.93%) Security Cleared
16 409 (18.31%) SQL
17 371 (16.61%) PowerShell
18 353 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
19 352 (15.76%) MS Exchange
20 339 (15.17%) SC Cleared
21 328 (14.68%) WAN
22 301 (13.47%) LAN
23 295 (13.21%) SQL Server
24 294 (13.16%) Oracle
25 293 (13.12%) VPN
26 291 (13.03%) Puppet
27 287 (12.85%) SSL
27 287 (12.85%) SCCM
28 284 (12.71%) MS Excel
28 284 (12.71%) Unix

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
1 352 (15.76%) MS Exchange
2 256 (11.46%) Apache
3 227 (10.16%) IIS
4 186 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 182 (8.15%) Skype for Business
6 173 (7.74%) SharePoint
7 130 (5.82%) Tomcat
8 94 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 81 (3.63%) WebSphere
10 78 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
11 73 (3.27%) Confluence
12 63 (2.82%) OpenStack
13 55 (2.46%) nginx
14 40 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
15 39 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 39 (1.75%) IBM Notes
16 37 (1.66%) JBoss
16 37 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
16 37 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
17 36 (1.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 284 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 198 (8.86%) MS Office
3 40 (1.79%) HipChat
4 30 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.54%) MS Project
6 8 (0.36%) ProjectWise
7 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.31%) Faxination
4 6 (0.27%) assyst
4 6 (0.27%) Eikon
5 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.090%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.045%) Documaker
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 231 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 231 (10.34%) Office 365
2 162 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
4 39 (1.75%) IaaS
5 34 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (1.39%) PaaS
7 30 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.12%) SaaS
9 17 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.63%) Google App Engine
11 13 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.58%) Mimecast
11 13 (0.58%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.54%) Google Apps
13 7 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.27%) Trello
15 5 (0.22%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1114 (49.87%) DHCP
2 634 (28.38%) Firewall
3 575 (25.74%) TCP/IP
4 328 (14.68%) WAN
5 301 (13.47%) LAN
6 293 (13.12%) VPN
7 287 (12.85%) SSL
8 252 (11.28%) SAN
9 208 (9.31%) HTTP
9 208 (9.31%) Internet
10 174 (7.79%) LDAP
11 157 (7.03%) MPLS
12 156 (6.98%) IPsec
13 149 (6.67%) Wireless
14 144 (6.45%) Network Security
15 125 (5.60%) BGP
16 115 (5.15%) FTP
17 106 (4.74%) VLAN
18 100 (4.48%) VoIP
19 97 (4.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 124 (5.55%) MySQL
3 85 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
4 60 (2.69%) MongoDB
5 49 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 46 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 43 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (1.84%) Hadoop
9 38 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 34 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 33 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (0.85%) Redis
14 18 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.58%) Big Data
16 12 (0.54%) DB2
17 10 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
18 8 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
18 8 (0.36%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 192 (8.59%) Jenkins
2 143 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 93 (4.16%) JIRA
4 65 (2.91%) Maven
5 48 (2.15%) Ant
6 47 (2.10%) MSI
7 46 (2.06%) SonarQube
8 44 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 43 (1.92%) JUnit
10 40 (1.79%) JIRA Agile
11 39 (1.75%) Travis CI
12 37 (1.66%) Liquibase
13 36 (1.61%) Bitbucket
13 36 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (1.48%) Subversion
15 31 (1.39%) Introscope
16 25 (1.12%) Visual Studio
17 19 (0.85%) Vagrant
18 15 (0.67%) Selenium
19 14 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 233 (10.43%) Finance
2 91 (4.07%) Banking
3 81 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.10%) Marketing
5 41 (1.84%) Retail
6 34 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.16%) Back Office
8 24 (1.07%) Legal
9 22 (0.98%) Publishing
10 20 (0.90%) Local Government
11 16 (0.72%) Law
12 14 (0.63%) Advertising
13 13 (0.58%) Electronics
13 13 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.58%) Games
14 12 (0.54%) French Language
15 8 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.31%) Japanese Language
16 7 (0.31%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 256 (11.46%) Support Engineer
2 224 (10.03%) Administrator
3 220 (9.85%) Analyst
4 197 (8.82%) Network Engineer
5 191 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 160 (7.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 121 (5.42%) Systems Administrator
8 119 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 118 (5.28%) Consultant
10 112 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support
11 110 (4.92%) Architect
12 105 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
13 102 (4.57%) Server Engineer
14 90 (4.03%) Desktop Support
15 88 (3.94%) Support Analyst
16 85 (3.80%) VMware Engineer
16 85 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
17 75 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
18 73 (3.27%) Active Directory Engineer
19 69 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (4.39%) Middleware
2 95 (4.25%) .NET
3 79 (3.54%) LAMP
3 79 (3.54%) Web Services
4 61 (2.73%) CSS
4 61 (2.73%) ELK Stack
5 55 (2.46%) HTML
6 50 (2.24%) XML
7 41 (1.84%) MCollective
8 39 (1.75%) 802.1X
9 36 (1.61%) Software Packaging
10 35 (1.57%) REST
11 32 (1.43%) Servlets
12 28 (1.25%) Node.js
13 27 (1.21%) J2EE
13 27 (1.21%) LAPP Stack
13 27 (1.21%) SAML
14 24 (1.07%) ASP.NET
15 22 (0.98%) Ajax
15 22 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 251 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 155 (6.94%) Clustering
3 128 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 123 (5.51%) Management Information System
5 95 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
6 84 (3.76%) PKI
7 70 (3.13%) Replication
8 58 (2.60%) Public Cloud
9 52 (2.33%) Blackberry
10 35 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 34 (1.52%) Fat Client
11 34 (1.52%) Thin Client
12 32 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 27 (1.21%) Client/Server
14 26 (1.16%) DataPower
14 26 (1.16%) EMC VNX
15 19 (0.85%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.85%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1291 (57.79%) Windows
2 729 (32.63%) Windows Server
3 703 (31.47%) Linux
4 425 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 353 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 284 (12.71%) Unix
7 275 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 218 (9.76%) Windows 7
9 169 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 120 (5.37%) Solaris
11 115 (5.15%) CentOS
12 83 (3.72%) Windows XP
13 64 (2.86%) Ubuntu
14 61 (2.73%) AIX
15 58 (2.60%) Windows 8
16 52 (2.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 52 (2.33%) Windows 10
17 39 (1.75%) Android
18 38 (1.70%) Apple iOS
19 33 (1.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (25.69%) ITIL
2 276 (12.35%) DevOps
3 269 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (11.28%) Configuration Management
5 250 (11.19%) Load Balancing
6 232 (10.38%) Migration
7 157 (7.03%) Change Management
8 146 (6.54%) High Availability
9 134 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 132 (5.91%) Project Management
11 126 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
12 124 (5.55%) Service Management
13 116 (5.19%) Open Source
14 110 (4.92%) Incident Management
15 99 (4.43%) Continuous Delivery
15 99 (4.43%) Software Delivery
16 89 (3.98%) Problem Management
17 88 (3.94%) ITIL V3
18 73 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
19 71 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 409 (18.31%) SQL
2 371 (16.61%) PowerShell
3 220 (9.85%) Python
4 201 (9.00%) Perl
5 183 (8.19%) Bash Shell
6 161 (7.21%) Java
7 140 (6.27%) Shell Script
8 115 (5.15%) Ruby
9 86 (3.85%) VBScript
10 83 (3.72%) PHP
11 77 (3.45%) JavaScript
12 56 (2.51%) C#
13 52 (2.33%) VB
14 47 (2.10%) T-SQL
15 44 (1.97%) Korn
16 40 (1.79%) C
17 30 (1.34%) C++
18 22 (0.98%) C-shell
18 22 (0.98%) Jython
19 19 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 423 (18.93%) Security Cleared
2 339 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 278 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 200 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
5 187 (8.37%) Degree
6 153 (6.85%) MCSE
7 128 (5.73%) CCNA
8 108 (4.83%) CCNP
9 99 (4.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 78 (3.49%) MCSA
11 60 (2.69%) MCTS
12 58 (2.60%) MCITP
13 54 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 50 (2.24%) MCP
15 38 (1.70%) DV Cleared
16 36 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
17 33 (1.48%) CISSP
18 30 (1.34%) RHCE
19 25 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
20 22 (0.98%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 83 (3.72%) SLA
3 29 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.49%) QA
6 5 (0.22%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.090%) COBIT
8 2 (0.090%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.045%) DICOM
9 1 (0.045%) GxP
9 1 (0.045%) HL7
System Software
1 1174 (52.55%) Active Directory
2 470 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (10.16%) XenApp
4 216 (9.67%) Hyper-V
5 153 (6.85%) vSphere
6 114 (5.10%) VMware ESX
7 110 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 105 (4.70%) Docker
9 92 (4.12%) XenDesktop
10 68 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (3.04%) XenServer
11 66 (2.95%) vCloud
12 64 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
13 63 (2.82%) Terminal Services
14 60 (2.69%) NFS
14 60 (2.69%) Squid
15 57 (2.55%) Postfix
16 42 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
17 37 (1.66%) UAG
18 36 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 291 (13.03%) Puppet
2 287 (12.85%) SCCM
3 154 (6.89%) SCOM
4 135 (6.04%) Ansible
5 127 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (4.21%) Nagios
7 77 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 72 (3.22%) logstash
9 64 (2.86%) Terraform
10 63 (2.82%) Kibana
10 63 (2.82%) WSUS
11 62 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
12 55 (2.46%) NetBackup
12 55 (2.46%) ZABBIX
13 54 (2.42%) Kubernetes
14 44 (1.97%) Backup Exec
15 40 (1.79%) Rancher
16 31 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
17 30 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 27 (1.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 911 (40.78%) Microsoft
2 819 (36.66%) VMware
3 484 (21.67%) Cisco
4 437 (19.56%) Citrix
5 294 (13.16%) Oracle
6 265 (11.86%) HP
7 226 (10.12%) Red Hat
8 168 (7.52%) CheckPoint
9 152 (6.80%) F5
10 127 (5.68%) Dell
11 110 (4.92%) Symantec
12 108 (4.83%) NetApp
13 106 (4.74%) IBM
14 100 (4.48%) EMC
15 98 (4.39%) Juniper
16 91 (4.07%) AppSense
17 66 (2.95%) Blue Coat
17 66 (2.95%) SolarWinds
18 62 (2.78%) Palo Alto
19 60 (2.69%) Splunk
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.15 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £3325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
World First
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £373 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: 380
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + onsite parking
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day £400-500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day fantastic onsite facilities
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ticketmaster UK
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Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £610 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago