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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Domain Name System (DNS)
UK / England
Rank 131 133 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Contract jobs citing DNS 785 851 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.79% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 12.38% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 508 570
Median daily rate £400 £364 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 52 79
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -0.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.57 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -14.89%

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
6137 6876 7139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 14.46% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3840 4134 3985
Median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 298 425
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +23 327 £425 +6.25% 99
South East -27 144 £350 +4.47% 76
East of England +19 71 £320 -24.70% 17
North West -1 55 £350 -9.67% 24
South West +12 54 £341 +5.00% 16
Yorkshire +22 45 £410 +22.38% 15
West Midlands +16 35 £423 +32.54% 24
East Midlands +14 29 £295 -9.23% 8
North East -2 27 £270 -35.17% 5
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 963 (53.44%) Windows
2 851 (47.23%) Active Directory
3 828 (45.95%) DHCP
4 712 (39.51%) VMware
5 608 (33.74%) Linux
6 599 (33.24%) Microsoft
7 518 (28.75%) Windows Server
8 499 (27.69%) Firewall
9 498 (27.64%) TCP/IP
10 434 (24.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 416 (23.09%) Security Cleared
12 383 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 369 (20.48%) Cisco
14 326 (18.09%) SC Cleared
15 314 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
16 305 (16.93%) Puppet
16 305 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
17 288 (15.98%) LAN
18 287 (15.93%) DevOps
19 282 (15.65%) ITIL
20 265 (14.71%) VPN
21 264 (14.65%) PowerShell
22 255 (14.15%) WAN
23 239 (13.26%) Citrix
24 237 (13.15%) Apache
24 237 (13.15%) SQL
25 220 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
26 219 (12.15%) Configuration Management
26 219 (12.15%) Finance
27 218 (12.10%) Oracle

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
1 237 (13.15%) Apache
2 214 (11.88%) IIS
3 176 (9.77%) MS Exchange
4 115 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 101 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 100 (5.55%) Skype for Business
7 97 (5.38%) Tomcat
8 92 (5.11%) nginx
9 71 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
10 61 (3.39%) Confluence
11 60 (3.33%) WebSphere
12 54 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 39 (2.16%) JBoss
13 39 (2.16%) OpenStack
14 27 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
15 26 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 26 (1.44%) Jetty
16 25 (1.39%) Mongrel
17 24 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (1.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 186 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 139 (7.71%) MS Office
3 45 (2.50%) HipChat
4 14 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.055%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) Eikon
6 1 (0.055%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 314 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 185 (10.27%) Office 365
4 97 (5.38%) IaaS
5 62 (3.44%) PaaS
6 48 (2.66%) SaaS
7 44 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 32 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
9 32 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (1.39%) Google App Engine
11 13 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.72%) HP Helion
12 11 (0.61%) OneDrive
12 11 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.39%) GitHub
15 6 (0.33%) SoftLayer
15 6 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 828 (45.95%) DHCP
2 499 (27.69%) Firewall
3 498 (27.64%) TCP/IP
4 288 (15.98%) LAN
5 265 (14.71%) VPN
6 255 (14.15%) WAN
7 214 (11.88%) LDAP
8 203 (11.27%) SSL
9 183 (10.16%) HTTP
10 158 (8.77%) SAN
11 135 (7.49%) Internet
12 116 (6.44%) Network Security
13 115 (6.38%) SMTP
14 103 (5.72%) IPsec
15 97 (5.38%) MPLS
16 96 (5.33%) Wireless
17 94 (5.22%) SNMP
18 92 (5.11%) SSH
19 87 (4.83%) BGP
20 85 (4.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.55%) PostgreSQL
3 78 (4.33%) Oracle Database
4 75 (4.16%) Hadoop
5 67 (3.72%) MySQL
6 52 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 51 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 35 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (1.44%) RDBMS
10 25 (1.39%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (1.11%) NoSQL
13 17 (0.94%) Redis
14 15 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
18 8 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
18 8 (0.44%) Big Data
18 8 (0.44%) Riak
Development Applications
1 186 (10.32%) Jenkins
2 129 (7.16%) Git (software)
3 87 (4.83%) JIRA
4 69 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 68 (3.77%) Maven
6 56 (3.11%) JUnit
7 53 (2.94%) SonarQube
8 52 (2.89%) Ant
9 47 (2.61%) Bitbucket
9 47 (2.61%) Liquibase
10 46 (2.55%) JIRA Agile
11 36 (2.00%) Vagrant
12 30 (1.66%) Subversion
13 29 (1.61%) Travis CI
14 24 (1.33%) TeamCity
15 23 (1.28%) Selenium
16 17 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (0.89%) Grunt
18 14 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
19 11 (0.61%) Bower
General
1 219 (12.15%) Finance
2 66 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.50%) Banking
4 44 (2.44%) Retail
5 35 (1.94%) Back Office
6 34 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.22%) Marketing
8 17 (0.94%) Legal
9 14 (0.78%) Electronics
9 14 (0.78%) Law
10 9 (0.50%) Games
11 8 (0.44%) Advertising
11 8 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.39%) French Language
12 7 (0.39%) Publishing
13 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.28%) Front Office
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 181 (10.04%) Architect
2 178 (9.88%) Support Engineer
3 166 (9.21%) Network Engineer
4 162 (8.99%) Administrator
5 145 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 144 (7.99%) Analyst
7 130 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 101 (5.60%) Consultant
9 98 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
10 78 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 76 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
12 71 (3.94%) Active Directory Engineer
12 71 (3.94%) Server Engineer
13 70 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
14 65 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
14 65 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
15 63 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
16 61 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
17 56 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
18 55 (3.05%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.94%) Elastic Stack
2 61 (3.39%) .NET
3 58 (3.22%) Web Services
4 57 (3.16%) Middleware
5 55 (3.05%) Software Packaging
6 52 (2.89%) HTML
7 48 (2.66%) LAMP
7 48 (2.66%) MCollective
8 46 (2.55%) CSS
9 34 (1.89%) REST
10 32 (1.78%) J2EE
11 30 (1.66%) JSON
12 27 (1.50%) LAPP Stack
12 27 (1.50%) Node.js
13 25 (1.39%) Servlets
14 24 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 23 (1.28%) 802.1X
15 23 (1.28%) SAML
15 23 (1.28%) XML
16 21 (1.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 199 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 125 (6.94%) PKI
3 97 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (5.33%) Clustering
5 89 (4.94%) Management Information System
6 83 (4.61%) Replication
7 42 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 42 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.83%) Public Cloud
9 32 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 25 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.28%) NHS
14 21 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (1.05%) Blackberry
16 16 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 15 (0.83%) Private Cloud
18 14 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 963 (53.44%) Windows
2 608 (33.74%) Linux
3 518 (28.75%) Windows Server
4 383 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 305 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 220 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 217 (12.04%) Unix
8 212 (11.76%) Windows 7
9 174 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 108 (5.99%) CentOS
10 108 (5.99%) Windows 10
11 92 (5.11%) Solaris
12 73 (4.05%) Ubuntu
13 63 (3.50%) AIX
14 46 (2.55%) Windows XP
15 45 (2.50%) Windows 8
16 40 (2.22%) Android
17 36 (2.00%) Apple iOS
18 35 (1.94%) Mac OS X
18 35 (1.94%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (15.93%) DevOps
2 282 (15.65%) ITIL
3 219 (12.15%) Configuration Management
4 194 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
5 192 (10.65%) Load Balancing
6 173 (9.60%) Migration
7 141 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
7 141 (7.82%) Service Management
8 127 (7.05%) Change Management
9 124 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 91 (5.05%) Open Source
11 87 (4.83%) High Availability
11 87 (4.83%) Scrum
12 77 (4.27%) Identity Management
12 77 (4.27%) Problem Management
13 70 (3.88%) Incident Management
14 68 (3.77%) Project Management
15 61 (3.39%) Service Delivery
16 60 (3.33%) Information Security
17 59 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 264 (14.65%) PowerShell
2 237 (13.15%) SQL
3 182 (10.10%) Python
4 167 (9.27%) Perl
5 135 (7.49%) Bash Shell
6 124 (6.88%) Java
7 101 (5.60%) Shell Script
8 98 (5.44%) Ruby
9 73 (4.05%) JavaScript
10 56 (3.11%) PHP
11 48 (2.66%) C
12 43 (2.39%) Korn
13 26 (1.44%) VB
14 22 (1.22%) C#
15 20 (1.11%) VBScript
16 18 (1.00%) Go
17 16 (0.89%) C++
18 10 (0.55%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.44%) C-shell
19 8 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 416 (23.09%) Security Cleared
2 326 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 159 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
4 127 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 92 (5.11%) CCNA
6 83 (4.61%) CCNP
7 68 (3.77%) MCSE
8 66 (3.66%) Degree
9 47 (2.61%) DV Cleared
10 39 (2.16%) MCSA
11 34 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 34 (1.89%) MCP
12 33 (1.83%) CCIE
13 26 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (1.44%) MCTS
14 24 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (1.11%) CISSP
16 19 (1.05%) DBS Check
17 18 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
18 13 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.50%) SLA
2 45 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 38 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 22 (1.22%) QA
5 15 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.055%) BS7799
7 1 (0.055%) GxP
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 851 (47.23%) Active Directory
2 434 (24.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 129 (7.16%) vSphere
5 128 (7.10%) VMware ESX
6 112 (6.22%) XenApp
7 111 (6.16%) Docker
8 96 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
9 87 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 85 (4.72%) vCloud
11 66 (3.66%) NFS
12 62 (3.44%) Squid
13 56 (3.11%) Postfix
14 54 (3.00%) XenDesktop
15 42 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
16 34 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
17 28 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
18 27 (1.50%) Xen
19 22 (1.22%) BitLocker
20 21 (1.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 305 (16.93%) Puppet
2 212 (11.76%) SCCM
3 165 (9.16%) Ansible
4 120 (6.66%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (5.88%) Nagios
6 95 (5.27%) ZABBIX
7 94 (5.22%) SCOM
8 93 (5.16%) Terraform
9 82 (4.55%) Kubernetes
10 72 (4.00%) logstash
11 61 (3.39%) Kibana
12 53 (2.94%) WSUS
13 48 (2.66%) Docker Swarm
13 48 (2.66%) Rancher
14 42 (2.33%) Consul
15 39 (2.16%) NetBackup
16 38 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
17 35 (1.94%) Packer
18 33 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
18 33 (1.83%) yum
Vendors
1 712 (39.51%) VMware
2 599 (33.24%) Microsoft
3 369 (20.48%) Cisco
4 239 (13.26%) Citrix
5 218 (12.10%) Oracle
6 186 (10.32%) Red Hat
7 135 (7.49%) CheckPoint
8 131 (7.27%) HP
9 122 (6.77%) F5
10 109 (6.05%) Juniper
11 81 (4.50%) Dell
11 81 (4.50%) IBM
12 70 (3.88%) Symantec
13 61 (3.39%) EMC
14 57 (3.16%) Atlassian
14 57 (3.16%) Palo Alto
15 52 (2.89%) Splunk
16 49 (2.72%) Intel Security
17 48 (2.66%) Apple
17 48 (2.66%) Sonatype
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London
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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City, London
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Surrey
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day + Market Rate
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London
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Chester, Cheshire
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