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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 100 108 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +16
Contract jobs citing DNS 1131 995 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.30% 1.96% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.69% 13.04% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 589 467
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £306
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 50
Median hourly rate £26.54 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
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
7700 7629 6506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.63% 15.00% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4741 4334 3593
Median daily rate £400 £354 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 434 374
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +14 428 £420 +12.14% 124
South East +3 248 £375 - 82
North East +24 169 £271 -1.36% 13
North West -13 72 £375 +36.36% 22
Yorkshire +9 60 £450 +50.00% 17
East of England -22 51 £325 - 20
South West -5 46 £315 -10.00% 30
West Midlands -19 28 £350 - 17
East Midlands -2 25 £319 -3.33% 15
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1175 (57.74%) Windows
2 1049 (51.55%) Active Directory
3 1006 (49.43%) DHCP
4 782 (38.43%) Microsoft
5 703 (34.55%) VMware
6 652 (32.04%) Windows Server
7 650 (31.94%) Linux
8 601 (29.53%) TCP/IP
9 584 (28.70%) Firewall
10 503 (24.72%) ITIL
11 451 (22.16%) Cisco
12 431 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 392 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 373 (18.33%) Citrix
15 344 (16.90%) SQL
16 336 (16.51%) Security Cleared
17 319 (15.68%) Unix
17 319 (15.68%) WAN
18 317 (15.58%) SSL
19 315 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
20 314 (15.43%) LAN
21 297 (14.59%) PowerShell
22 292 (14.35%) MS Exchange
23 282 (13.86%) VPN
24 271 (13.32%) Data Centre
25 257 (12.63%) Finance
26 249 (12.24%) SQL Server
27 246 (12.09%) SC Cleared
28 245 (12.04%) HTTP
29 243 (11.94%) Puppet

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
1 292 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 235 (11.55%) IIS
3 198 (9.73%) Apache
4 154 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 146 (7.17%) Tomcat
6 144 (7.08%) SharePoint
7 117 (5.75%) Skype for Business
8 98 (4.82%) WebSphere
9 74 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 72 (3.54%) nginx
11 59 (2.90%) OpenStack
12 55 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 51 (2.51%) Jetty
13 51 (2.51%) WebLogic
13 51 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 48 (2.36%) JBoss
15 40 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
16 33 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 31 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
18 29 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 224 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 161 (7.91%) MS Office
3 24 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.44%) MS Project
4 9 (0.44%) ProjectWise
5 7 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) HipChat
8 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.098%) Eikon
4 2 (0.098%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.049%) Documaker
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.049%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.049%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.049%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 192 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (9.14%) Office 365
3 143 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 33 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (1.62%) IaaS
6 26 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.08%) PaaS
7 22 (1.08%) SaaS
8 18 (0.88%) Google App Engine
9 16 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.44%) Google Apps
11 7 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.25%) Route 53
12 5 (0.25%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.20%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1006 (49.43%) DHCP
2 601 (29.53%) TCP/IP
3 584 (28.70%) Firewall
4 319 (15.68%) WAN
5 317 (15.58%) SSL
6 314 (15.43%) LAN
7 282 (13.86%) VPN
8 245 (12.04%) HTTP
9 204 (10.02%) SAN
10 180 (8.85%) Internet
11 174 (8.55%) IPsec
11 174 (8.55%) LDAP
12 157 (7.71%) MPLS
13 147 (7.22%) FTP
14 133 (6.54%) BGP
15 128 (6.29%) Network Security
15 128 (6.29%) SMTP
16 126 (6.19%) Wireless
17 111 (5.45%) VLAN
18 100 (4.91%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.06%) MySQL
3 59 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 49 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 47 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 41 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (1.62%) NoSQL
10 30 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (0.74%) DB2
13 15 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.49%) PowerCenter
16 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
18 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 167 (8.21%) Jenkins
2 96 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.46%) Travis CI
4 49 (2.41%) JIRA
5 31 (1.52%) Introscope
6 27 (1.33%) Maven
7 25 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (1.13%) MSI
9 22 (1.08%) Subversion
10 20 (0.98%) Visual Studio
11 19 (0.93%) Hudson
12 13 (0.64%) Artifactory
13 11 (0.54%) Ant
13 11 (0.54%) Log4j
13 11 (0.54%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.49%) RSpec
14 10 (0.49%) Selenium
15 8 (0.39%) SonarQube
15 8 (0.39%) Vagrant
16 7 (0.34%) Bitbucket
General
1 257 (12.63%) Finance
2 88 (4.32%) Banking
3 87 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.16%) Marketing
5 36 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 34 (1.67%) Retail
7 28 (1.38%) Publishing
8 25 (1.23%) Back Office
9 18 (0.88%) Local Government
10 17 (0.84%) Electronics
11 16 (0.79%) Advertising
12 15 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.69%) Games
13 14 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.64%) Front Office
14 13 (0.64%) Legal
15 12 (0.59%) French Language
16 8 (0.39%) Billing
17 7 (0.34%) Law
17 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 230 (11.30%) Support Engineer
2 213 (10.47%) Analyst
3 186 (9.14%) Network Engineer
4 182 (8.94%) Administrator
5 166 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 120 (5.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 115 (5.65%) Architect
8 102 (5.01%) Linux Engineer
9 98 (4.82%) Consultant
9 98 (4.82%) Server Engineer
10 96 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
11 91 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 91 (4.47%) Windows Engineer
12 90 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
13 85 (4.18%) Desktop Support
14 81 (3.98%) Support Analyst
15 80 (3.93%) VMware Engineer
16 73 (3.59%) Active Directory Engineer
17 71 (3.49%) Developer
18 62 (3.05%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (5.70%) .NET
2 94 (4.62%) Web Services
3 88 (4.32%) Middleware
4 71 (3.49%) LAMP
5 63 (3.10%) CSS
5 63 (3.10%) HTML
6 61 (3.00%) XML
7 43 (2.11%) Servlets
8 41 (2.01%) J2EE
9 30 (1.47%) 802.1X
9 30 (1.47%) jQuery
9 30 (1.47%) REST
10 29 (1.43%) LEMP Stack
11 24 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 21 (1.03%) HTML5
12 21 (1.03%) LAPP Stack
13 19 (0.93%) Ajax
14 18 (0.88%) .NET Framework
14 18 (0.88%) SAML
14 18 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 271 (13.32%) Data Centre
2 124 (6.09%) Clustering
3 122 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 122 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 116 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.39%) PKI
6 55 (2.70%) Replication
7 53 (2.60%) Public Cloud
8 39 (1.92%) Fat Client
8 39 (1.92%) Thin Client
9 38 (1.87%) Blackberry
10 31 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 29 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 27 (1.33%) DataPower
13 23 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (0.98%) EMC VNX
15 19 (0.93%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.93%) Private Cloud
16 16 (0.79%) Mobile App
16 16 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1175 (57.74%) Windows
2 652 (32.04%) Windows Server
3 650 (31.94%) Linux
4 392 (19.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 319 (15.68%) Unix
6 315 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 238 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 189 (9.29%) Windows 7
9 169 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (4.72%) Solaris
11 95 (4.67%) Windows XP
12 76 (3.73%) AIX
13 73 (3.59%) CentOS
14 62 (3.05%) Ubuntu
15 57 (2.80%) Windows 8
16 53 (2.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 37 (1.82%) Windows 10
18 33 (1.62%) Mac OS X
19 32 (1.57%) Android
19 32 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (24.72%) ITIL
2 231 (11.35%) Load Balancing
3 228 (11.20%) DevOps
4 213 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (9.93%) Configuration Management
6 197 (9.68%) Migration
7 142 (6.98%) High Availability
8 137 (6.73%) Change Management
9 134 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 127 (6.24%) Project Management
11 110 (5.41%) Open Source
12 100 (4.91%) Problem Management
13 90 (4.42%) Service Management
14 88 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
15 84 (4.13%) Incident Management
16 81 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
17 66 (3.24%) ITIL V3
17 66 (3.24%) Service Delivery
18 64 (3.14%) Software Delivery
19 58 (2.85%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 344 (16.90%) SQL
2 297 (14.59%) PowerShell
3 208 (10.22%) Python
4 205 (10.07%) Perl
5 165 (8.11%) Java
6 164 (8.06%) Bash Shell
7 110 (5.41%) Shell Script
8 73 (3.59%) JavaScript
9 68 (3.34%) Ruby
9 68 (3.34%) VBScript
10 60 (2.95%) PHP
11 54 (2.65%) C#
12 36 (1.77%) C
13 33 (1.62%) Korn
14 32 (1.57%) T-SQL
15 29 (1.43%) C++
16 28 (1.38%) VB
17 22 (1.08%) Jython
18 16 (0.79%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.64%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 336 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 246 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 227 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 185 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 177 (8.70%) Degree
6 133 (6.54%) MCSE
7 106 (5.21%) CCNA
8 100 (4.91%) CCNP
9 72 (3.54%) MCSA
10 65 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 54 (2.65%) MCTS
12 50 (2.46%) MCITP
13 47 (2.31%) MCP
13 47 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 37 (1.82%) DV Cleared
15 26 (1.28%) CCIE
16 23 (1.13%) CISSP
17 21 (1.03%) RHCE
18 20 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.98%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.24%) SLA
2 63 (3.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.64%) QA
6 4 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) COBIT
7 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
7 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.098%) WCAG
9 1 (0.049%) DICOM
9 1 (0.049%) GxP
9 1 (0.049%) HL7
System Software
1 1049 (51.55%) Active Directory
2 431 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (9.39%) XenApp
4 170 (8.35%) Hyper-V
5 131 (6.44%) vSphere
6 112 (5.50%) VMware ESX
7 76 (3.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 76 (3.73%) XenDesktop
8 63 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (3.00%) NFS
10 60 (2.95%) Docker
11 48 (2.36%) XenServer
12 40 (1.97%) Terminal Services
12 40 (1.97%) UAG
13 39 (1.92%) Xen
14 31 (1.52%) vCloud
15 30 (1.47%) Squid
16 28 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 27 (1.33%) Firmware
18 21 (1.03%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 243 (11.94%) Puppet
2 237 (11.65%) SCCM
3 143 (7.03%) SCOM
4 96 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (4.13%) Nagios
6 70 (3.44%) Ansible
7 62 (3.05%) WSUS
8 53 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 38 (1.87%) NetBackup
10 37 (1.82%) Backup Exec
11 31 (1.52%) logstash
12 29 (1.43%) ZABBIX
13 25 (1.23%) Cacti
13 25 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
14 23 (1.13%) Graphite
15 20 (0.98%) HP SIM
16 19 (0.93%) HAProxy
17 17 (0.84%) FortiGate
17 17 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 16 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 782 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 703 (34.55%) VMware
3 451 (22.16%) Cisco
4 373 (18.33%) Citrix
5 225 (11.06%) Oracle
6 224 (11.01%) Red Hat
7 223 (10.96%) HP
8 142 (6.98%) F5
9 128 (6.29%) CheckPoint
10 116 (5.70%) NetApp
11 115 (5.65%) IBM
12 95 (4.67%) Dell
13 82 (4.03%) Juniper
14 78 (3.83%) Symantec
15 75 (3.69%) AppSense
16 68 (3.34%) Palo Alto
17 66 (3.24%) EMC
18 62 (3.05%) SolarWinds
19 55 (2.70%) Splunk
20 51 (2.51%) Veritas
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Rate: £27.5 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £269 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 300 per day + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 per day + 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 per day + 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £470 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago