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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Domain Name System (DNS)
Rank 113 137 102
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -35
Contract jobs citing DNS 1001 866 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.16% 1.73% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.45% 12.18% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 544 655
Median daily rate £375 £380 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 67 61
Median hourly rate £26.79 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.00 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.93 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -20.00%
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
6925 7109 7670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 14.20% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4161 4228 4476
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 444 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -1 378 £413 +3.12% 81
South East +2 186 £336 -3.92% 59
North East +37 117 £325 +13.04% 4
East of England +16 77 £371 -4.25% 24
Yorkshire +18 65 £431 +7.81% 20
North West -18 59 £350 +3.70% 33
South West +27 51 £325 - 17
West Midlands +20 48 £375 +4.16% 20
East Midlands +15 28 £400 +34.45% 4
Midlands +6 3 £500 -13.04%
DNS
UK

DNS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 1098 (52.34%) Windows
2 1028 (49.00%) DHCP
3 1019 (48.57%) Active Directory
4 924 (44.04%) VMware
5 749 (35.70%) Microsoft
6 736 (35.08%) Linux
7 637 (30.36%) Windows Server
8 592 (28.22%) Firewall
9 516 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 514 (24.50%) TCP/IP
11 461 (21.97%) Security Cleared
12 451 (21.50%) Cisco
13 442 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 398 (18.97%) ITIL
15 385 (18.35%) Puppet
16 378 (18.02%) SC Cleared
17 363 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
18 356 (16.97%) Apache
19 350 (16.68%) DevOps
20 342 (16.30%) Oracle
21 340 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
22 330 (15.73%) Configuration Management
23 317 (15.11%) Citrix
24 316 (15.06%) VPN
25 304 (14.49%) PowerShell
26 300 (14.30%) SQL
27 275 (13.11%) LAN
28 273 (13.01%) MS Exchange
29 259 (12.35%) WAN
30 258 (12.30%) LDAP

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
1 356 (16.97%) Apache
2 273 (13.01%) MS Exchange
3 217 (10.34%) IIS
4 160 (7.63%) Elasticsearch
4 160 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 144 (6.86%) Skype for Business
6 134 (6.39%) Confluence
7 133 (6.34%) SharePoint
8 113 (5.39%) Tomcat
9 83 (3.96%) nginx
10 70 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 60 (2.86%) OpenStack
12 47 (2.24%) WebSphere
13 37 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
14 36 (1.72%) JBoss
15 31 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
16 28 (1.33%) WebLogic
17 27 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 27 (1.29%) IBM Notes
18 23 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 222 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 177 (8.44%) MS Office
3 111 (5.29%) HipChat
4 34 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.33%) Faxination
5 5 (0.24%) Eikon
6 4 (0.19%) assyst
7 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.048%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.048%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 363 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
2 214 (10.20%) Office 365
3 202 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 74 (3.53%) IaaS
5 59 (2.81%) PaaS
6 44 (2.10%) SaaS
7 41 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.91%) OneDrive
11 15 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.62%) HP Helion
13 12 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
13 12 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.48%) Google App Engine
14 10 (0.48%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.43%) G Suite
15 9 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.38%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1028 (49.00%) DHCP
2 592 (28.22%) Firewall
3 514 (24.50%) TCP/IP
4 316 (15.06%) VPN
5 275 (13.11%) LAN
6 259 (12.35%) WAN
7 258 (12.30%) LDAP
8 231 (11.01%) SAN
9 200 (9.53%) SSL
10 173 (8.25%) Internet
11 167 (7.96%) SSH
12 157 (7.48%) HTTP
13 133 (6.34%) Network Security
14 128 (6.10%) SMTP
15 124 (5.91%) OpenLDAP
16 115 (5.48%) OpenVPN
17 113 (5.39%) IPsec
17 113 (5.39%) Wireless
18 112 (5.34%) VoIP
19 110 (5.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 201 (9.58%) PostgreSQL
3 123 (5.86%) Hadoop
4 120 (5.72%) MySQL
5 95 (4.53%) Oracle Database
6 54 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 47 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 45 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 41 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 29 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.29%) Redis
12 25 (1.19%) MongoDB
13 23 (1.10%) NoSQL
14 21 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.62%) Big Data
16 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
17 12 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 248 (11.82%) Jenkins
2 206 (9.82%) Git (software)
3 147 (7.01%) JIRA
4 133 (6.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 131 (6.24%) Maven
6 125 (5.96%) JUnit
7 122 (5.82%) Ant
8 120 (5.72%) SonarQube
9 112 (5.34%) JIRA Agile
10 111 (5.29%) Liquibase
11 94 (4.48%) Bitbucket
12 49 (2.34%) Subversion
13 35 (1.67%) MSI
14 34 (1.62%) Selenium
15 28 (1.33%) Vagrant
16 25 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (1.10%) ClearCase
18 21 (1.00%) Visual Studio
19 19 (0.91%) Travis CI
20 18 (0.86%) GoCD
General
1 206 (9.82%) Finance
2 76 (3.62%) Banking
3 66 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.34%) Retail
5 45 (2.14%) Back Office
6 31 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.05%) Law
8 19 (0.91%) Marketing
9 17 (0.81%) Legal
10 16 (0.76%) Electronics
10 16 (0.76%) Publishing
11 15 (0.71%) Advertising
11 15 (0.71%) Local Government
12 13 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.62%) Games
13 12 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.38%) Japanese Language
15 7 (0.33%) Billing
15 7 (0.33%) French Language
16 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 248 (11.82%) Administrator
2 233 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 212 (10.10%) Network Engineer
4 180 (8.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 178 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 149 (7.10%) Architect
7 145 (6.91%) Analyst
8 136 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
9 117 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
10 116 (5.53%) Consultant
11 115 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 89 (4.24%) Server Engineer
13 84 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
14 80 (3.81%) Active Directory Engineer
14 80 (3.81%) Linux Administrator
15 79 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
16 76 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 70 (3.34%) Windows Engineer
18 64 (3.05%) Desktop Support
19 63 (3.00%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (6.86%) ELK Stack
2 115 (5.48%) MCollective
2 115 (5.48%) Software Packaging
3 85 (4.05%) LAMP
4 72 (3.43%) Middleware
5 71 (3.38%) Web Services
6 53 (2.53%) HTML
7 50 (2.38%) .NET
8 47 (2.24%) CSS
9 39 (1.86%) LAPP Stack
10 36 (1.72%) 802.1X
10 36 (1.72%) REST
10 36 (1.72%) XML
11 28 (1.33%) J2EE
12 24 (1.14%) JSON
13 23 (1.10%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.10%) Node.js
14 21 (1.00%) ASP.NET
15 20 (0.95%) HTML5
15 20 (0.95%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 225 (10.72%) Data Centre
2 143 (6.82%) Clustering
3 113 (5.39%) PKI
4 93 (4.43%) Replication
5 91 (4.34%) Management Information System
6 81 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
7 71 (3.38%) Computer Science
8 51 (2.43%) Blackberry
9 45 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
10 43 (2.05%) Fat Client
10 43 (2.05%) Public Cloud
10 43 (2.05%) Thin Client
11 31 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.19%) Private Cloud
13 22 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 21 (1.00%) NHS
14 21 (1.00%) Virtual Team
15 20 (0.95%) BYOD
16 19 (0.91%) EMC VNX
17 17 (0.81%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1098 (52.34%) Windows
2 736 (35.08%) Linux
3 637 (30.36%) Windows Server
4 442 (21.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 340 (16.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 242 (11.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 241 (11.49%) Unix
8 218 (10.39%) Windows 7
9 181 (8.63%) CentOS
10 180 (8.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 136 (6.48%) Solaris
12 80 (3.81%) Windows 10
13 74 (3.53%) Ubuntu
14 61 (2.91%) AIX
15 59 (2.81%) Android
16 58 (2.76%) Windows 8
17 55 (2.62%) Apple iOS
18 49 (2.34%) Windows XP
19 42 (2.00%) SUSE
20 40 (1.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (18.97%) ITIL
2 350 (16.68%) DevOps
3 330 (15.73%) Configuration Management
4 255 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
5 223 (10.63%) Load Balancing
6 219 (10.44%) Service Management
7 212 (10.10%) Migration
8 206 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
9 194 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 151 (7.20%) Scrum
11 143 (6.82%) Change Management
12 138 (6.58%) Identity Management
13 104 (4.96%) High Availability
14 97 (4.62%) Incident Management
15 91 (4.34%) Problem Management
15 91 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 91 (4.34%) Workflow
16 90 (4.29%) Project Management
17 86 (4.10%) Open Source
18 85 (4.05%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (14.49%) PowerShell
2 300 (14.30%) SQL
3 221 (10.53%) Python
4 196 (9.34%) Perl
5 172 (8.20%) Ruby
6 168 (8.01%) Shell Script
7 149 (7.10%) Bash Shell
8 128 (6.10%) Java
9 90 (4.29%) PHP
10 85 (4.05%) JavaScript
11 57 (2.72%) Korn
12 52 (2.48%) VB
13 47 (2.24%) C
14 34 (1.62%) VBScript
15 31 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 27 (1.29%) C#
16 27 (1.29%) Go
17 22 (1.05%) C++
18 21 (1.00%) C-shell
19 19 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 461 (21.97%) Security Cleared
2 378 (18.02%) SC Cleared
3 200 (9.53%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 122 (5.82%) CCNA
6 103 (4.91%) CCNP
7 91 (4.34%) Degree
8 88 (4.19%) MCSE
9 77 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 55 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
11 49 (2.34%) CTC Cleared
12 48 (2.29%) MCP
13 44 (2.10%) MCSA
14 43 (2.05%) DV Cleared
15 40 (1.91%) MCTS
16 38 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (1.48%) CCIE
18 27 (1.29%) MCITP
19 21 (1.00%) DBS Check
20 20 (0.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.62%) SLA
2 61 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 48 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.91%) QA
5 18 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.048%) BS7799
7 1 (0.048%) GxP
7 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1019 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 516 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (8.48%) Hyper-V
4 171 (8.15%) Docker
5 170 (8.10%) XenApp
6 152 (7.24%) vSphere
7 134 (6.39%) vCloud
8 131 (6.24%) Squid
9 123 (5.86%) VMware ESX
10 120 (5.72%) Postfix
11 103 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 79 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
13 76 (3.62%) NFS
13 76 (3.62%) XenDesktop
14 45 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
15 40 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
16 39 (1.86%) Terminal Services
17 37 (1.76%) XenServer
18 33 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
19 32 (1.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 385 (18.35%) Puppet
2 248 (11.82%) Ansible
3 247 (11.77%) SCCM
4 166 (7.91%) Terraform
5 149 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
6 148 (7.05%) ZABBIX
7 146 (6.96%) logstash
8 141 (6.72%) Kubernetes
9 138 (6.58%) Kibana
10 115 (5.48%) Rancher
11 113 (5.39%) SCOM
12 107 (5.10%) Nagios
13 67 (3.19%) WSUS
14 63 (3.00%) Microsoft Clustering
15 59 (2.81%) NetBackup
16 45 (2.14%) Consul
17 40 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 38 (1.81%) HAProxy
18 38 (1.81%) Packer
19 33 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 924 (44.04%) VMware
2 749 (35.70%) Microsoft
3 451 (21.50%) Cisco
4 342 (16.30%) Oracle
5 317 (15.11%) Citrix
6 221 (10.53%) HP
7 215 (10.25%) Red Hat
8 163 (7.77%) CheckPoint
9 136 (6.48%) Juniper
10 133 (6.34%) F5
11 126 (6.01%) Dell
12 115 (5.48%) Sonatype
13 105 (5.00%) Symantec
14 102 (4.86%) Atlassian
15 99 (4.72%) EMC
16 67 (3.19%) NetApp
17 64 (3.05%) IBM
18 60 (2.86%) AppSense
19 59 (2.81%) Splunk
20 57 (2.72%) Veritas
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London
Spring Technology
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Teeside
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Rate: £30 Per Hour £30.00
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £200 per day
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Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Company Benefits on top
Posted: 2 days ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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Middlesbrough, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Malvern, Worcestershire
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Rate: Up to £20,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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E-synergy Solutions
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Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
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Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £66,500 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
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ANSON MCCADE
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London
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Experis Ltd
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
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London
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Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
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London
Hays Finance Technology
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