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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 99 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs citing DNS 1133 986 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.29% 1.97% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.33% 13.43% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 592 478
Median daily rate £350 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 56 41
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.59 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.97% +24.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £10.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.22 £30.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+38.71% +26.15%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7907 7341 6528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.00% 14.66% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4213 3538
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 432 366
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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
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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 -1 405 £413 +13.79% 105
North East +27 232 £280 +1.81% 8
South East -18 199 £338 -10.00% 72
North West -23 64 £400 +45.45% 28
East of England -7 63 £340 +7.93% 17
South West +4 58 £330 -8.33% 35
Yorkshire +8 53 £443 +47.50% 17
West Midlands -35 31 £339 -0.36% 22
East Midlands -5 25 £400 +31.14% 18
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DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1235 (58.06%) Windows
2 1119 (52.61%) Active Directory
3 1070 (50.31%) DHCP
4 863 (40.57%) Microsoft
5 738 (34.70%) VMware
6 699 (32.86%) Windows Server
7 660 (31.03%) Linux
8 605 (28.44%) Firewall
9 581 (27.32%) TCP/IP
10 544 (25.58%) ITIL
11 455 (21.39%) Cisco
12 447 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 414 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 406 (19.09%) Citrix
15 400 (18.81%) SQL
16 374 (17.58%) Security Cleared
17 347 (16.31%) PowerShell
18 333 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 332 (15.61%) MS Exchange
20 329 (15.47%) WAN
21 302 (14.20%) LAN
22 301 (14.15%) VPN
22 301 (14.15%) Unix
23 295 (13.87%) SSL
24 291 (13.68%) SQL Server
25 289 (13.59%) SC Cleared
26 271 (12.74%) Data Centre
27 269 (12.65%) SCCM
28 267 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
29 262 (12.32%) MS Excel

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
1 332 (15.61%) MS Exchange
2 233 (10.95%) IIS
3 208 (9.78%) Apache
4 175 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 162 (7.62%) SharePoint
6 156 (7.33%) Skype for Business
7 129 (6.06%) Tomcat
8 93 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 84 (3.95%) WebSphere
10 59 (2.77%) nginx
10 59 (2.77%) OpenStack
11 52 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 47 (2.21%) WebLogic
13 41 (1.93%) JBoss
14 38 (1.79%) Jetty
14 38 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 37 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
15 37 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
15 37 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
16 36 (1.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 262 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 191 (8.98%) MS Office
3 31 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.47%) MS Project
5 8 (0.38%) ProjectWise
6 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.14%) HipChat
9 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.094%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.094%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.19%) assyst
3 4 (0.19%) Eikon
3 4 (0.19%) Faxination
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.094%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.094%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.047%) Documaker
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.047%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.047%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 209 (9.83%) Office 365
2 176 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
3 140 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 56 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (1.74%) IaaS
6 32 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 30 (1.41%) PaaS
8 29 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (1.18%) SaaS
10 21 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.71%) Google App Engine
12 8 (0.38%) Google Apps
12 8 (0.38%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.24%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.24%) Route 53
15 4 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1070 (50.31%) DHCP
2 605 (28.44%) Firewall
3 581 (27.32%) TCP/IP
4 329 (15.47%) WAN
5 302 (14.20%) LAN
6 301 (14.15%) VPN
7 295 (13.87%) SSL
8 230 (10.81%) SAN
9 222 (10.44%) HTTP
10 190 (8.93%) LDAP
11 183 (8.60%) Internet
12 163 (7.66%) IPsec
13 162 (7.62%) MPLS
14 138 (6.49%) BGP
15 131 (6.16%) Wireless
16 128 (6.02%) FTP
17 125 (5.88%) Network Security
18 111 (5.22%) SMTP
18 111 (5.22%) VLAN
19 99 (4.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.64%) MySQL
3 61 (2.87%) MongoDB
4 55 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 49 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 47 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 42 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 31 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 30 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.61%) DB2
14 12 (0.56%) Redis
15 10 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.38%) MariaDB
17 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 7 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 157 (7.38%) Jenkins
2 103 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.63%) JIRA
4 43 (2.02%) MSI
5 39 (1.83%) Travis CI
6 31 (1.46%) Introscope
7 29 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (1.22%) Maven
9 24 (1.13%) Subversion
9 24 (1.13%) Visual Studio
10 17 (0.80%) Hudson
10 17 (0.80%) Vagrant
11 14 (0.66%) Selenium
12 13 (0.61%) Artifactory
12 13 (0.61%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.47%) Ant
14 9 (0.42%) GoCD
14 9 (0.42%) SonarQube
15 8 (0.38%) GitLab
15 8 (0.38%) StarTeam
General
1 241 (11.33%) Finance
2 82 (3.86%) Banking
3 79 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 41 (1.93%) Marketing
5 34 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 34 (1.60%) Retail
6 27 (1.27%) Back Office
7 25 (1.18%) Publishing
8 21 (0.99%) Legal
9 17 (0.80%) Local Government
10 15 (0.71%) Games
11 14 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.61%) Advertising
13 12 (0.56%) Electronics
13 12 (0.56%) French Language
14 11 (0.52%) Law
15 8 (0.38%) Billing
15 8 (0.38%) Front Office
16 7 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 245 (11.52%) Support Engineer
2 218 (10.25%) Analyst
3 207 (9.73%) Administrator
4 187 (8.79%) Network Engineer
5 177 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 129 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 115 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
8 111 (5.22%) Architect
9 107 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
10 102 (4.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 102 (4.80%) Consultant
11 98 (4.61%) Server Engineer
12 97 (4.56%) Windows Engineer
13 96 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
14 89 (4.18%) Desktop Support
15 84 (3.95%) Support Analyst
16 82 (3.86%) VMware Engineer
17 75 (3.53%) Active Directory Engineer
18 74 (3.48%) Developer
19 71 (3.34%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (4.84%) .NET
2 96 (4.51%) Middleware
3 87 (4.09%) Web Services
4 81 (3.81%) LAMP
5 66 (3.10%) CSS
6 61 (2.87%) HTML
7 59 (2.77%) XML
8 34 (1.60%) 802.1X
9 32 (1.50%) Servlets
10 30 (1.41%) REST
11 29 (1.36%) jQuery
12 28 (1.32%) J2EE
13 27 (1.27%) LEMP Stack
13 27 (1.27%) SAML
14 26 (1.22%) ASP.NET
15 25 (1.18%) Node.js
16 24 (1.13%) LAPP Stack
17 23 (1.08%) ELK Stack
18 22 (1.03%) .NET Framework
19 21 (0.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 271 (12.74%) Data Centre
2 142 (6.68%) Clustering
3 134 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 123 (5.78%) Management Information System
5 113 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
6 77 (3.62%) PKI
7 58 (2.73%) Replication
8 52 (2.44%) Public Cloud
9 42 (1.97%) Blackberry
10 39 (1.83%) Fat Client
10 39 (1.83%) Thin Client
11 33 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 30 (1.41%) Client/Server
13 29 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
14 26 (1.22%) DataPower
15 23 (1.08%) EMC VNX
16 19 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
17 17 (0.80%) Private Cloud
18 16 (0.75%) Driving Licence
19 14 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1235 (58.06%) Windows
2 699 (32.86%) Windows Server
3 660 (31.03%) Linux
4 414 (19.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 333 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 301 (14.15%) Unix
7 267 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 215 (10.11%) Windows 7
9 161 (7.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 110 (5.17%) Solaris
11 93 (4.37%) Windows XP
12 79 (3.71%) CentOS
13 67 (3.15%) Ubuntu
14 63 (2.96%) AIX
15 61 (2.87%) Windows 8
16 53 (2.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 45 (2.12%) Windows 10
18 35 (1.65%) Android
19 34 (1.60%) Mac OS X
20 30 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (25.58%) ITIL
2 238 (11.19%) Load Balancing
3 232 (10.91%) DevOps
4 222 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (10.25%) Migration
6 202 (9.50%) Configuration Management
7 149 (7.01%) High Availability
8 141 (6.63%) Change Management
9 137 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 125 (5.88%) Project Management
11 119 (5.59%) Open Source
12 100 (4.70%) Incident Management
13 91 (4.28%) Problem Management
14 90 (4.23%) Software Delivery
15 81 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
15 81 (3.81%) ITIL V3
16 77 (3.62%) Service Management
17 75 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 68 (3.20%) Service Delivery
19 65 (3.06%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 400 (18.81%) SQL
2 347 (16.31%) PowerShell
3 231 (10.86%) Python
4 210 (9.87%) Perl
5 177 (8.32%) Bash Shell
6 161 (7.57%) Java
7 111 (5.22%) Shell Script
8 83 (3.90%) VBScript
9 80 (3.76%) JavaScript
10 78 (3.67%) Ruby
11 71 (3.34%) PHP
12 61 (2.87%) C#
13 48 (2.26%) VB
14 45 (2.12%) T-SQL
15 41 (1.93%) Korn
16 38 (1.79%) C
17 32 (1.50%) C++
18 22 (1.03%) Jython
19 21 (0.99%) C-shell
20 18 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 374 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 289 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 260 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 190 (8.93%) Degree
5 177 (8.32%) Cisco Certification
6 148 (6.96%) MCSE
7 102 (4.80%) CCNA
8 89 (4.18%) CCNP
9 84 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 82 (3.86%) MCSA
11 58 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 55 (2.59%) MCTS
13 54 (2.54%) MCITP
14 47 (2.21%) MCP
15 36 (1.69%) DV Cleared
16 32 (1.50%) CISSP
17 27 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
18 25 (1.18%) RHCE
19 23 (1.08%) CCIE
20 22 (1.03%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 77 (3.62%) SLA
3 31 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.56%) QA
6 5 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.24%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.094%) COBIT
8 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.094%) ISO15022
8 2 (0.094%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.047%) DICOM
9 1 (0.047%) GxP
9 1 (0.047%) HL7
System Software
1 1119 (52.61%) Active Directory
2 447 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (10.39%) XenApp
4 186 (8.74%) Hyper-V
5 149 (7.01%) vSphere
6 123 (5.78%) VMware ESX
7 105 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 94 (4.42%) XenDesktop
9 63 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
9 63 (2.96%) XenServer
10 62 (2.91%) Docker
11 60 (2.82%) NFS
11 60 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
12 55 (2.59%) Terminal Services
13 41 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
14 40 (1.88%) UAG
15 32 (1.50%) Firmware
16 27 (1.27%) vCloud
17 25 (1.18%) iptables
17 25 (1.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 269 (12.65%) SCCM
2 242 (11.38%) Puppet
3 143 (6.72%) SCOM
4 112 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (4.14%) Nagios
6 83 (3.90%) Ansible
7 71 (3.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 67 (3.15%) WSUS
9 56 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 49 (2.30%) NetBackup
11 42 (1.97%) Backup Exec
12 41 (1.93%) logstash
13 29 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 25 (1.18%) Kibana
15 25 (1.18%) ZABBIX
16 24 (1.13%) HAProxy
16 24 (1.13%) HP SIM
17 23 (1.08%) FortiGate
18 21 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 863 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 738 (34.70%) VMware
3 455 (21.39%) Cisco
4 406 (19.09%) Citrix
5 248 (11.66%) HP
5 248 (11.66%) Oracle
6 218 (10.25%) Red Hat
7 146 (6.86%) CheckPoint
8 140 (6.58%) F5
9 110 (5.17%) IBM
10 104 (4.89%) NetApp
11 100 (4.70%) Symantec
12 97 (4.56%) Dell
13 94 (4.42%) Juniper
14 92 (4.33%) AppSense
15 84 (3.95%) EMC
16 63 (2.96%) SolarWinds
17 61 (2.87%) Splunk
18 56 (2.63%) Palo Alto
19 53 (2.49%) Blue Coat
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